Los Angeles PestPac User Meeting

October 4, 2011

This morning I’m in Los Angeles attending a PestPac technology meeting. It’s been too long since I last did a detailed analysis of PestPac software and felt it was time to get curreent. I’ve been using PestPac since 2002, having been an early west coast PestPac software evangelist.

Before the internet came to play a huge role in driving pest control service advertisement, it became a tool for internal customer service relationship management. Over the years I have advocated PestPac internet based software for any growing pest control company.
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Pest Control Meltdown

May 26, 2011

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Pest Control Backpack is melted

Not all the pest control stories happen here, as professional pest control industry blogs are growing in number. Here is one humorous situation (from afar). This is a picture of a backpack that was improperly situated next to a hot air exhaust.
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Unionized Pest Control – Could it happen?

March 5, 2011

Unions are in the news these days with a frontal assault coming from newly elected governors who have promised to drastically trim the costs of government and remove the noose that has been placed around it by unions that can and do bring public services to a stop. In Wisconsin, public employees have taken over the capital as the call for general strikes by public workers go out.
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Crystal Bowersox Opines on Addiction and Abuse – What is the Workplace Response?

February 26, 2011

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Crystal Bowersox has a new hit song out called “Farmer’s Daughter.” I let it play a few times this morning, allowing the words to sink in. Here it is for you. Feel free to play it back a few times, as I did. It’s well worth it.

As a former alcohol and drug abuse counselor, I saw many lives damaged and destroyed. While the themes of abuse were common, such as parental absenteeism, mental abuse, physical abuse, reversal of parent and child roles, sexual abuse and confusion, early death and abandonment, jail time, each one case had its’ own unique enactment and consequences. Naturally, many suffered erratic employment and poor job prospects.
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Pest Control Companies – Upward Mobility?

February 17, 2011

Accomplishment comes in many forms. Extra pay is always good. You can’t argue with that… well, that is, if you think your increased pay met your expectation. For most pest control technicians, who need each and every dollar, this is critical.

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King George and I Can’t

February 13, 2011

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The King’s Speech, arguably the best film of the year, lays bare the inner fears of a man forced into a life that demanded a great deal more than he was initially prepared to handle, a life that he dreaded. Also revealed are childhood traumas from which royals are not exempt, traumas that carry mental scars that need to become unbound if they are to be healed and overcome.
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Pest Control Worker’s Fast Food Lover’s Choice

January 10, 2011

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In-N-Out or White Castle?

Today I was on the phone with east coast pest control managers and operators to talk about bed bugs and their experience with a bed bug freezing device called “Cryonite.” I got some very good input. Call me and I’ll tell you what I learned.
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