Establishing a rapport

Establishing a rapport Let's face it, people buy from who they like, know and trust. Establishing a rapport with your customers will help you earn their trust and respect. Building a rapport with your customer will provide you with the...

New Content from The Pest Posse

New Content from The Pest Posse We are so excited about 2023 and all the new video-based content that we will be releasing in the coming months. New content will be released on Monday each week and be available on...

Great Week of Education in Idaho

Great Week of Education in Idaho Culley and Foster presenting training course in Boise Idaho The Idaho Pest Management Association (IPMA) wrapped up a great week of education for its members on December 8, 2022. Culley and Foster were there...

Pest Posse TV Best of 2022

Pest Posse TV Best of 2022 The team at The Pest Posse is taking a break from content creation in December 2022 but don't worry; the team will be back in January 2023 with fresh new episodes. In the meantime,...

What is Assessment Based Pest Management

What is Assessment Based Pest Management In the 1970s, Integrated Pest Management was developed to control various pests specifically for agricultural use. It was later adopted to serve in structural and urban pest management. Although IPM represents a specific strategy,...

Good Driving Habits

Good Driving Habits When driving your company vehicle, you need to be aware of your driving habits. You should drive defensively and avoid distractions. Avoiding distractions Avoiding distractions while driving would be best because it is essential for a safe...

Another Great Pest World

Another Great Pest World The Pest Posse had a great week at Pest World 2022. This annual event was held at the Hynes Convention Center in historic Boston, Massachusetts. Each year Pest World gathers thousands of pest management professionals and...

Rattus Rattus

Rattus Rattus Rattus rattus, also known as the roof rat, black rat, and ship rat likely originated in the Indian subcontinent and are found worldwide. Its name comes from its tendency to find shelter in the upper parts of buildings....

What is Your Why?

What is Your Why? What is your why? It's an important question to ask yourself if you want to make the most of your life. It will help you discover what drives you and inspires you to take action. To...

Are you using enough traps at your rodent jobs?

Are you using enough traps at your rodent jobs? Written by Culley Christensen, Visionary & Creator at The Pest Posse I have done 100 if not thousands of rodent jobs over the last 26 years, and if there's one thing,...

Is your office staff ready for your customers?

Is your office staff ready for your customers? Written by Culley Christensen, Visionary & Creator at The Pest Posse I had to call my veterinarian the other day regarding concerns I had about my dog Stevie, and they had a...

Pest Control Organizations Add Value

Pest Control Organizations Add ValueWritten by Culley Christensen, Visionary & Creator at The Pest Posse You may ask yourself; will my pest control business be around in the next ten years? You may answer yes to these questions because you...

Widow Spiders

Widow Spiders When you think of widow spiders, most pest management professionals will immediately think of the Black widow spider because this is the most common species encountered and controlled regularly. However, there are five different species of widow spiders...

What Are Soft Skills

What Are Soft Skills What are soft skills, and why are they important to the pest management professional? Unlike hard skills such as pest identification and treatment techniques, soft skill is intangible and difficult to quantify. According to Dictionary.com, Soft Skills...

Principles of Good Time Management

Principles of Good Time Management Time management is the ability to use your time productively and efficiently. Think of it as having time to do everything you need without feeling stressed. It sounds simple, but it is much more challenging...

How to Detract Pests and Wildlife From Your Home This Spring

How to Detract Pests and Wildlife From Your Home This Spring This blog was originally published on the Redfin Blog in May 2022 by Ryan Castillo. Ryan asked the Pest Posse and several other pest control companies to contribute to...

Fleas – common external parasites

Fleas - common external parasites Fleas are the most prevalent parasite found on fur-bearing animals. The cat flea is the most common domestic flea, and there are an estimated 2,000 species of fleas worldwide, with more than 300 types found...

U.S. Armed Forces in Pest Control

U.S. Armed Forces in Pest Control Annually in May, The Pest Posse recognizes the veterans of our nation who work in the pest control industry with our very own U.S. Armed Forces in Pest Control. Why was the month of...

Networking a Resource for Professional Success

Networking a Resource for Professional Success Networking in business is one of the best resources for professional success. It is defined as the act of maintaining a personal and professional contact list that you can use to help further your career or meet...

Silverfish, a prehistoric pest

Silverfish, a prehistoric pest The Silverfish got its name because of its silvery, metallic appearance and fish-like shape and movements. This insect is also known as “bristletails” because of its three long, bristle-like, or tail-like appendages on the rear end...

The Pest Triangle Is Too Short

The Pest Triangle Is Too ShortWritten by guest blogger Melisa Arnold, Owner Horizon Pest Solutions New Cambria, Kansas When I was just a wee pup starting out in pest control, I learned about the values associated with Integrated Pest Management....

Recognizing Women in Pest Control

Recognizing Women in Pest ControlWritten by Foster Brusca, The Pest Posse Annually in March, The Pest Posse recognizes Women in Pest Control. This series was conceived by the Culley Christian, the visionary and creator at The Pest Posse.  Why March?...

Gain trust from your customers

Gain trust from your customersWritten by guest blogger Melisa Arnold, Owner Horizon Pest Solutions New Cambria, Kansas I am the proud owner and operator of Horizon Pest Solutions based in New Cambria, Kansas, a small community in Northcentral Kansas. I...

German Cockroach, a phenomenal insect

German Cockroach, a phenomenal insect The German cockroach is the most common cockroach species found by pest management professionals worldwide. They can be found in a variety of human-occupied spaces such as apartments, restaurants, food processing facilities, and nursing homes...

How Did Pest Control Begin?

How Did Pest Control Begin?Written by guest blogger Melisa Arnold, Owner Horizon Pest Solutions New Cambria, Kansas Fore score and seven years ago – well, maybe farther back than that, in 3000 BC, our dear beloved pest control industry got...

Let’s Be Smart This Year

Let's Be Smart This YearWritten by Foster Brusca, Head Wrangler at The Pest Posse Welcome to the new year. When we talk about a new year, there is one word that often comes to mind: resolutions. What are resolutions? It...

Great New Episodes Coming Soon

Great New Episodes Coming Soon Here at The Pest Posse we are excited about 2023 and the new content that will be released on Monday each week in the coming months. But hold on because the Monday content is just...

Cozy & Casual Doesn’t Work For Me

Cozy & Casual Doesn’t Work For MeWritten by guest blogger Melisa Arnold, Owner Horizon Pest Solutions New Cambria, Kansas Coffee? Yes, please. And with a lot of cream. My fuzzy house slippers carry me out the back door to sit...

Recognition! Celebrate Your Employees

Recognition! Celebrate Your EmployeesWritten by Foster Brusca Trainer/Consultant at The Pest Posse I think we can agree that it feels terrific when someone recognizes us for a job well done, especially when followed by an award or speech from your...

Applying for a Pest Control job – what you need to know

Applying for a Pest Control job – what you need to knowWritten by guest blogger Melisa Arnold, Owner Horizon Pest Solutions New Cambria, Kansas I occasionally look on job posting boards for pest control just to see what’s out there....

Super Bowl of Pest Control

Super Bowl of Pest ControlWritten by Culley Christensen, visionary and creator at The Pest Posse What event had over 3500 attendees, showcased new products and services, and provided excellent education and networking opportunities? Pest World 2021! This year's Pest World was...

ID or IDK

ID or IDKWritten by guest blogger Melisa Arnold, Owner Horizon Pest Solutions New Cambria, Kansas Hey! All you pest control type folks, Do you ever get pictures of insects that need some clarification? I’ll bet you do! Do you get...

Value of Continuous Training

Value of Continuous Training Do you look forward to online training? Do you engage with the training content and apply it every day? Online training courses are supposed to make you perform at your best at what you do. We know...

Let’s Get Educated!

Let's Get Educated!Written by guest blogger Melisa Arnold, Owner Horizon Pest Solutions New Cambria, Kansas “You write a blog? Aaawww… that’s so cute. What do you talk about? Make-up, hair, and fingernails?” This is a common response when I tell...

Who is The Pest Posse

Who is The Pest PosseWritten by Foster Brusca, Head Wrangler at The Pest Posse So there have been some misconceptions of who is The Pest Posse and how we select the products we review and the people we interview. First...

Who Do You Think You Are?!

Who Do You Think You Are?!Written by guest blogger Melisa Arnold, Owner Horizon Pest Solutions New Cambria, Kansas I’ve been asked many times what makes me qualified to assess the insect situation. This usually happens when I am new to...

The Pest Posse’s First Blog

The Pest Posse's First Blog Written by Foster Brusca Head Wrangler at The Pest Posse A blog by The Pest Posse? What no way! I hate writing, especially a blog. These are the words from The Pest Posse creator and...