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What the hell is wrong with people?


So just the other day I wrote about frivolous lawsuits and this story is another of the absolute “what is wrong with people stories”? In my business we often have to dispatch things, the methods used are not always the nicest but I also don’t get a thrill out of just killing things. If given the chance I would rather move the critter to another location, we move snakes and critters its not always their fault that they thought your home was a nice tree.

This FaceBook thing also has gotten out of hand, people are posting things that I really don’t want to see. My postings are relative to what I do and I don’t want to see some girl standing at a river throwing puppies in, I think God will get her back for that (Karma). “Chicago man tortured, killed rodents, posted the videos to Youtube.”

So again I ask, lets think before we post – the key word here is THINK please. I do realize that I may be somewhat hypothetical, I do kill things but I’m also not showing pictures of my work. I did an article awhile back on hunting and trapping – “Wildlife trapping” and I truly believe hunting and trapping is better for the animals then dieing a slow death from hunger or over population. But torture for torture sake of any living thing is wrong, again my opinion.

Photo by Univar

Photo by Univar

Are you up for some fun & interesting books?

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I want to thank Tosha for picking up some fantastic books that we can give as give-a-ways at our pest control/post office. They are a great read for ages 9+ and I think they help to spread the word about bugs in general.

Scurrying Cockroaches by Jon Eben Field

Feasting Bedbugs, Mites & Ticks by Carrie Gleason

Bloodsucking Lice & Fleas by Carrie Gleason

Infesting Rodents by Rachel Eagen

Published by Dalmatian Press, LLC


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Time for a change?


Is it time for a change with your Pest Control company, do they answer calls promptly and do they provide exceptional customer service? If they don’t I think it is time for a change. What should they provide you for pest control?

  • Well they should be able to get rid of the bugs. A few years back I just happened to be at a house for a termite inspection refinance and we got talking about bugs. She complained about American Cockroaches getting into the kitchen, as I did my inspection I brought along my bellows duster and just started dusting wall voids and the block wall voids. Surprise – the roaches came out in droves, they were everywhere. I took that account away from another pest company that day, just because I paid attention to her complaint.
  • Are they members of their local, state and national pest management association.  Arizona Professional Pest Organization (AZPPO), National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and are they QualityPro?
  • Does your Pest Company listen to you, do they answer your calls promptly and do they return calls promptly?
  • It’s the year of Social Media, do they have reviews from customers just like yourself?

Gilbert Arizona Pest Control – Blog marketing – Social Media

Gilbert Arizona Pest Control – Blog marketing – Social Media, ProBest Pest Management

 Yesterdays bug was the Arizona Brown Spider—–

I remember way back when – when the only options available for marketing was the phone book, OK maybe the newspaper as well. Some of this cost BIG bucks, I think I remember a large company way back in the early 1990’s paying about $12,000 a month. If you are a small business like ProBest Pest Management you know that this is something that is way out of the reach of most of us.

I also think that today we are able to reach out and actually talk to individuals by way of blogs, Twitter and Facebook. Most of these social media opportunities are free, well in a way you still have to spend the time to be involved and interact. My favorite is blogging, I get to share what I know in a format hopefully enjoyed by the readers in a method available 24/7/365 and free. I can discuss what is happening in Arizona but might also affect someone in Georgia, case point West Nile Virus to the more recent invasion of Bed Bugs. I watched the Bed Bug invasion start in New York and spread across the U.S. at an alarming rate, travel/vacations all push the problem across the U.S.

I love that we can now get up-to-date emails and information at the speed of 4G, had to say that. You can subscribe to whatever you want, from Mommy bloggers to whatever hobby you may be interested in – and get that information when and where you want it – to your phone, Ipad or email boxes. So maybe it’s only the beginning of how we receive information and in what manner – so hang on tight……..

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