Are you up-to-date on pest control industry trends and upcoming events? To make sure our customers in this specialized area of field services can say, “Yes!” to this question, we’ve done our homework and submit to you…the pest control’s latest and greatest.
Key Pest Control Industry Trends to Watch
Growth Area: Insurance-Based Pest Control. According to the latest Technavio market research report on the global pest control services market, insurance-based services are a major market driver thanks to the high costs associated with commercial pest control. This means more insurance companies, such as Bankers Insurance, are offering special pest control policies that cover anything from general spraying and fumigation to critter control and mosquito control commissions.
Internet of Things (IoT) Technology. The Technavio research also reveals that connected pest control services are an emerging market trend. TechTarget says, “IoT can be used to connect sensors and devices in the field that analyze, visualize and automate data to inform quick action.” And Pest Control Technology explains that by putting “smart,” internet-connected sensors on rodent traps, for example, a user can get a call or text alert whenever a furry friend (or foe) gets caught. The benefits, say the magazine, include reducing service calls, saving time, improving efficiency, and driving customer service.
Progressive Ideas from Pest Control Business Owners
“Let’s say we had a customer call and they needed an emergency service done. We had to look at all of the technicians’ schedules hoping they were up to date. Then we would call all of the technicians to see if they were indeed at the locations they were supposed to be and if they can get to that customer.”- Progressive voice of pest control company.
With Automile, this process is now as easy as looking at the app’s Live Map and contacting the nearest technician.
Upcoming Pest Control Industry Events
It’s time to register for these 2018 shows:
NPMA’s Academy 2018 (July 18-20, Palm Beach Gardens, FL) offers opportunities for professional and business development in a hands-on, interactive environment.
Association of Structural Pest Control Regulatory Officials’ 2018 Annual Meeting (August 20-24, San Antonio, TX) will feature education and networking opportunities.
Pest Control Industry Resources to Bookmark
Various state pest control associations can be found on NPMA’s Association Partners page.
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