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TO BEE OR NOT TO BEE, THAT IS THE QUESTION

TO BEE OR NOT TO BEE, THAT IS THE QUESTION Bee nest in sub-floor

Jay Turner of Laguna Pest Control shares his approach to dealing with bees’ nests, including some helpful tips from fellow pest manager (and bee lover) Cassie Ryan.   I will be the first to confess that when I started in the industry, I didn’t blink an eye at eliminating a bee swarm by dusting, collecting the cash and being on my way. That was many years ago now, and as time has progressed, the more I find myself questioning my […]

HUMANE RODENT SOLUTIONS – THE GORILLA TRAP

HUMANE RODENT SOLUTIONS – THE GORILLA TRAP

There is a great deal of current community debate over rodent management. The APVMA is undertaking a detailed review of the use of second generation anti-coagulant rodenticides which will result in future use restrictions. The AEPMA, with this market environment in mind, produced the AEPMA Code of Best Practice for Rodent Management for professional pest managers to follow. This Code recommends a hierarchical approach to rodent management with the lowest risk options considered first. i.e. Exclusion, Removal of food and […]

SHOULD YOU ADVERTISE OVER CHRISTMAS?

SHOULD YOU ADVERTISE OVER CHRISTMAS? Laptop computer with Christmas decorations

Is it a good idea to spend money on marketing when your business is closed for the holidays?    For those utilising online advertising, it’s not uncommon for pest control businesses to pause advertising at this time of year either because they are “fully booked out” or because they are closing for the Christmas period. But is this the right thing to do? Having a fully booked schedule weeks in advance is clearly a good thing. For many, being fully […]

IMPLICATIONS OF CALIFORNIAN RODENTICIDE BAN

IMPLICATIONS OF CALIFORNIAN RODENTICIDE BAN Kestral with rodent image

The Californian Senate recently passed a bill to ban the use of second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs). What did the bill actually say and what does it mean for rodenticide use in California? How will this development impact Australia?

SHOULD YOU TRY FACEBOOK ADVERTISING?

SHOULD YOU TRY FACEBOOK ADVERTISING? Facebook logo image

Google dominates the online advertising market with approximately a 35% share. Facebook have a market share nearer the 20% figure but dominates the advertising on social media. Should you try Facebook advertising as part of your marketing mix?   When it comes to online advertising, Google and Facebook are the two main players, but they’re very different beasts. Google search ads are usually the first option for pest control companies considering online advertising, as they target potential customers actively searching […]