East Providence, RI - Pest Control, Restaurants, Food
We live in a world where technology is not only king but it is blazing fast. A picture or video can be taken and uploaded to Google or YouTube within minutes and seen by millions of people. What does this mean to your business? This technology should scare the heck out of businesses, especially food handling ones, as it pertains to pest control
. Do you remember the fast food chain that became an internet sensation with rats inside the restaurant? The video became an internet sensation. What about the famous cheesecake company that had the mice inside the display case? Another internet sensation video. What about the monstrous fortune 500 chain store that had pictures of mice on inventory? Those pictures were on the front page of a big city newspaper then covered by media outlets nationwide.
Bottom line is EVERYONE has a Blackberry, iPhone, or some type of smart phone. Heck, even iPods do video now! If your establishment has a history of pests then you are at risk for being the next big news story. What would this do to your reputation? It cost the firms above MILLIONS of dollars!!! This could be crippling to a small business. Let’s say it is not as severe as above, what if a customer sees a pest then puts their poor experience review on a website. Experts say that a bad experience may now be told to 232 people on average because of the internet. If you are a restaurant
or any business can you afford to lose hundreds of customers in today’s economy? Hopefully this makes you realize how priceless pest management
is to your business.
George E. Williams Jr., A.C.E.
General Manager – Staff Entomologist