Category Archives: The Business Of Pest Control

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Retail Pesticide Products; Why It’s a “Non-Issue”

The following article is posted by permission by its writer, Paul Bello, a certified entomologist with decades of pest control knowledge in all aspects of the industry. This stream of consciousness came with a very active and comment laden thread … Continue reading

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Our first $1 million + year….An Honest Journey…Are YOU READY?

Its official, just got the news a bit ago, we thought we were going to end up short by about $40k for 2016, but we actually went over the million mark by the same amount! Can you imagine what these … Continue reading

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Chapter 3- A synopsis of my career & my commercial chronicles

There was one route in the branch that just EVERYBODY envied, coveted and would give their eye teeth to have…the commercial route. First off the truck was the coolest set up in our little fleet. Truck bed length fiberglass tool … Continue reading

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Chapter 2; A synopsis of my pest control career

Well I titled this article “A  synopsis to my pest control career” indicating it would be short… but then something went wrong. (my wife says I’m a talker-I guess that bleeds over into my writing) Ha!, well I guess it’s … Continue reading

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A synopsis of my pest control career

There seems to have been a lot of interest lately in how I got started in pest control, how I started my business and all the things along the way that have gotten me to the point I’m at today. … Continue reading

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PSA for pest techs; The making of a paycheck

The following is a posting from the closed Facebook group of pestcemetery.com. It is a stark look at the true cost of what goes into making sure the owners bank account actually has the money in it so your paycheck … Continue reading

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Pest Control Marketing – Hal Coleman UNPLUGGED & UNCENSORED Workshop!

I rarely post advertisements…. oh what am I saying… the side bars are full of ad’s and I must have 30 posts/articles from friends in the industry touting their companies or products.  And.. the thing is, I don’t receive a … Continue reading

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A Friend In Need

Ours is a big family. Thousands of members, brethren if you will, that have come together for the common cause of good. Good to our industry, good to the public we serve and good to each and every company and … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To Myself

ox·y·mo·ron ˌäksəˈmôrˌän/ noun 1. a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction (e.g.,faith unfaithful kept him falsely true ). I’m writing this article with a supreme confidence. However,  I don’t mind saying the words come with … Continue reading

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Why I fight bugs by day and computer bugs by night

It’s amazing to think that we’re the only force between the human race and over 200 million insects. I mean, what’s stopping these guys from taking us over? There are single ants with the power to bring a man to … Continue reading

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My Temporary Passion Turned Life Long Quest

I started my working life at 15 years old in several service industries. Waitress, hostess, fast food, employment agency, moving company, sample demonstrator, switchboard operator, among many other jobs that I floated through looking for a career. I started my … Continue reading

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A Night in the Life of an Entrepreneur

It’s three am. I can’t sleep. My mind is racing. I stare at the ceiling. I count sheep. I listen to the crickets outside my window. For the last two hours my cell phone display has illuminated the bedroom walls … Continue reading

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#‎readytotaketheplunge -Starting Your Own Pest Control Business

The following article is a series of comments taken from a very lively pest control group discussion. The question was asked; “ How much money did you have in your pocket on day 1 when you started your own business?” … Continue reading

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Life With Bugs- Ryan’s Story of Passion

I remember junior high like it was yesterday. Rocking my corduroy JC Penny’s pants with my silk shirt and sweater vest, a set of railroad tracks in my mouth, and glasses that looked like they were out of 1975, I … Continue reading

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3 Hall of Fame Disappointments In My Career–Grace Under Pressure

As I sit to write this I know there are literally thousands who have experienced what I’m about to say. Good people, great techs and aspiring owner operators who put everything on the line to make their dream of a … Continue reading

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