As you should be aware by now, things can go haywire pretty fast in business. And your pest control business is no exception. If you find yourself being pushed from all sides then welcome to the club; know, however, you have to do more than just complain to expand.
Right from the get-go, know that declaring war on all pesky pests is taxing. Just putting the most common in a list should be enough to scare any Tom, Dick or Harry witless. These include: cockroaches, ants, fleas, wasps and bees, ticks, silverfish, cloth moths, carpet beetles, sowbugs, pillbugs, millipedes, centipedes, clover mites, chigger mites, rats, etc.
My, just a quick glance at that list and you’ll thank God, crocodiles and snakes are too large to fit in the category altogether.
Because of the sheer number, it’s not unusual for a pest control business to focus their energies on a particular infestation. Termite control for one is a major category while the rest of the gang gets pooled in as work for general pest control.
To add complexity to it all, different pests demand different control methods. German cockroaches, for one requires a totally different approach to Oriental cockroaches as the latter has a longer life cycle than the former.
Factor the expertise of your teams, ample supply of your needed chemicals and each and every demand of your customer and you see why it’s bound to get ugly in record time. Reason enough that many businesses have turned to pest control software to give them the organization they need. And truly, the ability of this software to streamline your operation is tough to beat.
For instance, since your record-keeping becomes centralized, issuing invoices and needed notices to your clientele is a walk in the park. Further, with the software handling scheduling, knowing which of your team is available for fielding is a cinch.
Now that you have a better handle on things, you can focus on improving the system like never before. With such a streamlined operation, the expansion of your brand should follow – naturally.