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You and your customers have worked hard to make their yard a comfortable oasis. Their lawn is lush, the landscaping is just right. The patio furniture is comfortable and arranged perfectly. The lighting creates an ideal ambiance. And spring is the right time to start enjoying all of that to the fullest. There’s just one problem. Or, really, thousands of them. Mosquitoes.
Keeping track of projects on the go is a significant challenge for business owners — and tracking using old-school, paper-based, manual-input systems only makes everything harder. Using spreadsheets, whiteboards, or paper to track jobs makes it far too easy to lose important information.
Field service technicians are the backbone of the service industry. They keep our homes and businesses running the way we need them to and looking the way we want them to. Retaining good service technicians is extremely important for seamless and uninterrupted business operations, and knowing how to keep your technicians happy is good for your business.
When it comes to effectively promoting your business, it’s crucial that all of your marketing materials have a strong, consistent look and feel. That’s what makes you memorable. And when it comes to printed marketing materials, lawn signs are one of the most effective – and cost-effective – ways of making sure your brand stands out from the crowd.
The combination of warmer, wetter weather and delayed start to work due to the coronavirus has resulted in a higher-than-average mosquito population this summer. Mosquitoes love standing water, and periods of heavy rain can cause an exponential population increase.
When technicians are out in the field, it’s important to keep track of them, and your fleet. You’ll need a reliable service business software to do just that. Among other things, Mobile Live has proven to improve in-field management for your pest control or lawn care business, while also helping reduce cost, processing immediate payments and more.
World Pest Day, globally recognized on June 6th was started by the Chinese Pest Control Association in 2017. According to Global Pest Management Coalition after the CPCA teamed up with the National Pest Management Association, the Federation of Asian & Oceania Pest Managers Association and the Confederation of European Pest Management Association, the observance day was created.
On November 29, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that it is working with experts in academia, agriculture and public health to understand the latest pest threat known as the Asian longhorned tick. The tick was first noticed in 2013 on a dog and most recently on a sheep in 2017.
All of the publicity surrounding Zika has led many to believe this is a new threat. While that is true in the United States, the Zika virus has been known in other parts of the world since its discovery in 1947. It is named after the Zika Forest in Uganda where the first cases were detected – according to information from the CDC.
With reports of the Zika virus being discovered in a growing number of U.S. states, it is become even more important to understand it and how lawn care and pest control professions can assist in stopping the spread of the disease.