Kristen Hampshire

The author is a frequent contributor to PCT.

Creating Termite Business

March 8, 2017

Termite behavior is just not the same these days. So in lieu of decreased termite work related to swarming, diversification has been the key to market growth at many firms. Read More

Predicting Pests After Old Man Winter

February 8, 2017

There’s a clear correlation between weather and pest pressure. Yet, both are challenging to predict because of Mother Nature’s whims and recent years’ extreme weather conditions. Here’s what we learned about 2017’s forecast. Read More

Predicting Pests After Old Man Winter

January 11, 2017

There’s a clear correlation between weather and pest pressure. Yet, both are challenging to predict because of Mother Nature’s whims and recent years’ extreme weather conditions. Here’s what we learned about 2017’s forecast. Read More

Got Game?

November 14, 2016

If you want to play in the big leagues and service stadiums, there’s often a cost involved that has nothing to do with treating for pests. Can you afford to foot the bill for sponsorships and season tickets? PCT talked to pest management firms that are winning at these accounts. Read More

What’s Work Got to Do With It?

October 17, 2016

This up-and-coming workforce is looking for more than a job. Showing how pest control can “do good” and providing opportunities to make a difference can attract talented young people. Read More

Embracing Millennials

October 17, 2016

They’re changing everything. Whether you’re courting millennials as employees or customers, your company will need to adapt. Read on to learn how to make your firm more appealing to this transformative generation. Read More

This Is A Test

October 17, 2016

Are your employees ‘clean?’ PCT talks to companies about their drug screening policies. Read More

Nothing To Fear

September 21, 2016

Companies agree that scare tactics are a bad option when marketing mosquito services. So how are firms advertising mosquito abatement in this expanding — and sometimes emotional — market? Read More

The King of Sting

August 11, 2016

Justin O. Schmidt can personally tell you how the sting of 80 species feels. Here’s how he got ‘bitten’ by a love for insects and what drove him to remote places around the world to find stinging things. Read More

Selling The Middle Ground

Selling The Middle Ground

March 24, 2016

The middle class — the income bracket pest control companies generally consider their “sweet spot” — is shrinking. How important is the middle class when it comes to pest control sales? PCT investigated for our March cover story. Read More

Selling The Middle Ground

March 8, 2016

The middle class — the income bracket pest control companies generally consider their “sweet spot” — is shrinking. How important is the middle class when it comes to pest control sales? PCT investigates. Read More