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Who is 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 off, who is The Pest Posse? The Pest Posse has always been about you, the pest control service technician, and the small to...

Customer Communication Skills for Pest Control Technicians

How important are communication skills in the pest control industry? For pest control technicians, effective communication is crucial for building trust with clients, ensuring customer satisfaction, and delivering top-notch service. At The Pest Posse, we emphasize the...

Building a Culture of Safety in Pest Control Companies

How important is safety in your pest control business? A strong safety culture is essential for protecting your team, clients, and business reputation. At The Pest Posse, we believe that fostering a culture of safety is paramount to success in the pest control...

Best Practices for Handling Pesticides

Proper pesticide (material) handling is crucial for minimizing hazards to pest control technicians and improving the effectiveness of the products that you will be applying. At The Pest Posse, we emphasize the importance of continuous training and reading the label of...

Ongoing Education: Why Continuous Learning is Crucial for Pest Control Technicians

Have you ever wondered why some pest control companies consistently outperform others? At The Pest Posse, we believe that the key to long-term success lies in continuous learning and ongoing education. In the ever-evolving field of pest control, staying updated with...
Best Practices for Handling Pesticides

Best Practices for Handling Pesticides

Proper pesticide (material) handling is crucial for minimizing hazards to pest control technicians and improving the effectiveness of the products that you will be applying. At The Pest Posse, we emphasize the importance of continuous training and reading the label of...

Great Week of Education in Idaho

Great Week of Education in 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 to provide their unique training style to all in attendance. The education week started with the IPMA Expo on...

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, Pest Posse TV will be reliving the four most-watched episodes of 2022. So many episodes...

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, it is often used more loosely to...

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 and efficient trip....

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 industry suppliers from across the globe to...

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. They are agile climbers and easily travel through...

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 find your why, you can take an inventory of all the areas in your life where you've...

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, I have consistently noticed at those jobs is the low number of traps that are used. Two...

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 new receptionist answering the phones. After describing the symptoms my dog was...

Pest Control Organizations Add Value

Pest Control Organizations Add Value

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 believe you have a great business plan and reliable financial forecasting. However, have you thought about what value you offer to...

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 in the United...

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 are personal...

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 in practice. Time management skills are essential because it...

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 this blog. We believe that the blog provides good information that everyone can use to educate their...

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 in the United States. Other common fleas that pest management...

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 May chosen for this series? Military Appreciation Month was officially designated by...

Networking a Resource for Professional Success

Networking a Resource for Professional Success

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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 of its body. Adult silverfish have a...

The Pest Triangle Is Too Short

The Pest Triangle Is Too Short

When I was just a wee pup starting out in pest control, I learned about the values associated with Integrated Pest Management. The IPM Triangle (which I feel should be named Pest Solution Triangle) is a wealth of information, outlined in vibrant colors. The first and...

Recognizing Women in Pest Control

Recognizing Women in Pest Control

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? Why a Women in Pest Control series? First off, why March? Because every year, March is...

Gain trust from your customers

Gain trust from your customers

I am the proud owner and operator of Horizon Pest Solutions based in New Cambria, Kansas, a small community in Northcentral Kansas. I have been in the pest control industry since 2008, where I was originally certified with a flour milling company in the state of...

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 just to name a few of the...

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 its start. A little like a Tom and Jerry cartoon,...

Let’s Be Smart This Year

Let’s Be Smart This Year

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 is simply defined as a resolve to do something. The dictionary defines resolve as “to make a definite and serious decision to do...