Tales From The Tech: The Surprise Kitten

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We had a food processor customer call on a pest control issue. They were hearing noises outside one of the offices and wanted us to investigate what type of animal they were hearing. We sent their PMP, Pat, to figure it out. This year that area has had an above normal amount of snow and … Read moreTales From The Tech: The Surprise Kitten

Tales From The Tech: The Woman Who Cried Skunk

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We all have certain customers that call us back time and time again to do follow-ups or even just reassure them that their problem is gone. Every week I was getting calls from the same customer, “I have a skunk under my deck!” she would say. I would go out there every week and inspect … Read moreTales From The Tech: The Woman Who Cried Skunk

Tales From The Tech: The Roach Whisperer

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I showed up to a cockroach job, that turned out to be double booked. When a job is double booked I don’t have to stay because someone else is already there doing the job and I can go right to my next appointment. I went in to see who was already working, it was one … Read moreTales From The Tech: The Roach Whisperer

Tales From The Tech: The Surprise Spray

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I was called to a raccoon job. This customer said they had a raccoon in their yard for a long time, knocking over their garbage and trampling through their garden. I set and baited one of our Havahart live traps beside the deck in their backyard; they had said that it was burrowing under there. … Read moreTales From The Tech: The Surprise Spray

Tales From The Tech: Stronger Than I Look

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This is an ongoing story that I fear will not have a succinct ending. It has been an ongoing trend since I started my training being paired up with other PMPs. I suppose that being that this is a male-dominated field, and a “gross” or “dirty” job, people are surprised to see a female coming … Read moreTales From The Tech: Stronger Than I Look

Tales From The Tech: The Naked Man

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I was in charge of training our new technician, who had been working with our company for only about two weeks so far. She had just finished the in-class training program and today was going to be her first day out on a job. She was looking forward to putting what she learned into practice … Read moreTales From The Tech: The Naked Man

Tales From The Tech: The Cockroach Hammock

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This is a story that happened when I was in training. At the time, I had yet to get a properly fitting uniform, so my options were pretty much limited to flood pant level short or much too long. I opted for the latter usually, because when I was wearing my work boots the bottom … Read moreTales From The Tech: The Cockroach Hammock

Tales From The Tech: The Flea Magnet

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One morning my co-worker, offered me one of his jobs because he was having a busy day. He said it was an easy flea job that shouldn’t take too much time. The homeowners had a cat with a bad case of fleas. The job was to go in and spray the carpets and furniture, and … Read moreTales From The Tech: The Flea Magnet