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April 12, 2021

Pest Awareness Month: Tip #3 Reduce Abandoned Call Rates With Automation And Preparation

There are many ways to implement automation in creating more efficiency in your customer communications and lowering abandoned calls. Upgrading phone systems to prioritize leads based on their requests and getting sales calls to a live agent quickly, can reduce wait times keeping customers on the call.

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Higher Close Rates for Pest Control

April 7, 2021

Pest Awareness Month: Tip #2 Increase Close Rates With Less Work And More Support

Standard business hours ended with the advent of the internet. Today’s consumers expect 24/7 accessibility from businesses large and small. Adding after-hours availability can help elevate your business across the board—ensuring that you’re not missing out on a new opportunity due to timing.

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Pest Control Service Prices

April 5, 2021

Pest Awareness Month: Tips To Enhance Your Pest Control Business This Summer

Simplicity is key when determining which services to offer your customers. Keep in mind the season, your service location, and the market, then create relevant uncomplicated packages for quick sales and satisfied customers.

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Lawn Pest Call Scripts

April 1, 2021

While email, chatbots, and other forms of online support have become common channels for providing customer service, inbound calls aren’t going away anytime soon. Larger companies often have generously staffed [...]

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Pest Control Customer Support

March 17, 2021

Slingshot Partners With Mosquito Squad For A Dedicated Pest Sales And Support Team

LEHI, Utah, March 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Slingshot, the modern customer support and sales solution for home services providers, and Mosquito Squad, an Authority Brands company, have partnered to create a unique offering with industry specialists dedicated [...]

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Pest Control Prepare Now

February 15, 2021

Prepare Now for the Rush, A Pest Control Off Season Checklist

One of the most essential pest control winter tips is to take ample time to service your company’s equipment. Chances are, as a pest control provider, your equipment sees a lot of use over the peak summer months with little time for upkeep.

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Customer Service Webinar

February 12, 2021

Maximize Your Customer Experience with Voice for Pest and Slingshot: Webinar Recap

Earlier this week Slingshot and Voice for Pest teamed up to share tips and strategies for enhancing the customer experience through their individual services and integrated technology.

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Marketing Strategies for Pest Control

February 8, 2021

When people search for a local business, about nine out of 10 will click on a result near the top of the page. You want to be in that position when people search for pest control, and that means filling out your Google My Business profile.

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Pest Control Client Story

December 2, 2020

“We tweaked and molded processes as we went along. It was a wholesale change from what we’d been doing for eons. From the point of call to the point of first service used to take up to a week, now we’ve got that down to the same day or next day. Slingshot shifted our perspective on that,” recounts Welsh.

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