Use your seasonal slowdown to improve safety By John Culotta It’s an unfortunate truth: The end of summer means a business slowdown for many pest management professionals (PMPs). But there are advantages to free time, if you use it wisely. Take this opportunity to look at your internal safety programs, and implement proactive steps to… [Read More]
Three steps to effective contracts By John Culotta Summer is here, and so is the busy time for pest management professionals (PMPs). Before you get too preoccupied with those looming termite calls, it’s important to examine your contracts, as well as related processes and communications. Here are three ways to better utilize a contract: 1…. [Read More]
Reviewing the recent impact of the recession on law enforcement and private security, Brownyard Group found cutbacks within law enforcement organizations resulted in a decreased number of police and other enforcement officers while private security opportunities seemed to increase. Brownyard created an infographic to illustrate the data it uncovered.
When the heat is on… By Richard Randazzo A customer called a pest management professional (PMP) late last year to treat an apartment for bed bugs. After an inspection found these stubborn pests, the PMP decided on heat treatment. He gave the customer a prep sheet with instructions for preparing the apartment. During treatment, a… [Read More]
What keeps you up at night? By John Culotta Are pests keeping you up at night? (And I’m not talking about a problem in your bed.) When customers aren’t satisfied with your services, they may seek financial compensation for everything from damaged property in a home to loss of income for a business. Minimizing your… [Read More]
PMP vehicle safety comes in all sizes By Peter Young As a pest management professional (PMP), you focus on the work you and your employees do for your customers, from inspections to exterminations. But it’s important to remember that your employees travel to customer locations multiple times each day. Did you know that transportation incidents… [Read More]
Why you need complete “Care, Custody and Control” coverage By John Culotta When you buy a General Liability (GL) insurance policy, you expect that you will be covered for damages caused as a result of your treatment on a customer’s home or business. You may be wrong. Typical GL policies cover damage to real and… [Read More]