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Webinar Capture More Leads

September 29, 2021

This week, PestPac and Slingshot hosted a webinar demonstrating the most effective ways for pest control companies to stop missing calls and start capturing more leads with Slingshot’s modern sales and customer support contact center.

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September 23, 2021

How to Balance Growth in a Pest Labor Shortage

PCT hosted a webinar sponsored by Slingshot with industry growth expert Andrew Barrows, Chief Strategy Officer at Greenix and Scott Steckel, Director of Strategic Development at Plunkett's Pest Control. Together with Chris Brasher, Chief Revenue Officer and Chief Marketing Officer at Slingshot, the three spoke to strategies to balance sales and service during the current labor crisis.

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September 1, 2021

Frontline Expands With a Focus on People and Smart Partnerships

weather the labor shortage storm through investing in their employees, “When we hire someone, I hope that from the moment they start with us to whenever they leave or if they’re still with us years down the road, they're just a better version of what they were before and the experience that they had with us has helped them do that,” explains Bergeron.

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Pest Control Increase Revenue

August 16, 2021

Last week PMP hosted a webinar sponsored by Slingshot with Dan Gordon, CPA, author, Pest Management Professional columnist, and founder of PCO Bookkeepers, as he revealed the secrets to improving efficiency, productivity, and revenue growth for pest control companies by measuring key performance indicators (KPIs) against other successful players in the industry.

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Pest Control Pricing

August 4, 2021

Pricing Guide for Pest Control Business Owners

Before setting your price, you should investigate the average price for pest control services in your area. How much does an exterminator cost these days anyway? The average pest control costs can vary depending on where you are. For instance, the price of pest control jobs rodent infestation in New York City is higher than it is in Utah. Check out a few of your competitor’s websites to determine the average pest control costs in your area, which will give you a ballpark of what you should be shooting for.

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Door to door sales pest control

June 30, 2021

The Pros and Cons of Door to Door Sales for Pest Control

Data shows that approximately 74% of people are likely to switch brands and companies if the buying process is too difficult. With your pest control company actively knocking on doors, it means you are present. Homeowners can ask any questions, get the information they need, and schedule service right then and there.

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Lawn Pest CRM

June 23, 2021

How to Choose the Right Lawn or Pest Control CRM

Your new CRM needs to have the traditional functionalities of any system, but be fully optimized to handle everything related to marketing and communication. When you use a pest control software like PestPac, your company benefits from features that improve efficiency, drive more revenue, and improve customer satisfaction.

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Family Pest Business

June 16, 2021

10 Ways to Grow the Family Pest Business

How can you maintain the integrity of the family pest business while evolving with the times? These 10 tips will help you navigate the nuances of working with family while expanding operations.

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Pest control boss

June 9, 2021

Are You A Good Boss? A Quiz for Pest Control and Lawn Care Owners

Whether you are preventing or removing potentially harmful insects, rodents, or reptiles from residential and commercial properties, or landscaping, maintaining turf, mowing lawns, or removing debris, you want to be a good boss and manage your resources well — particularly your human resources.

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