Archive for September, 2016

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Bug Off Pest Control Center.

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Once again, Bug Off Pest Control Center will help sponsor the Hall of Fame Banquet at Pest World.
If you’ll be in Seattle in October and would like to join us, please RSVP below.
There are only a handful of tickets, so reply ASAP.
See you there!

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The event will be held at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Willow Ballroom A-B.
Cocktails will be served at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner and the induction ceremony.
RSVP by Oct. 1, 2016
Heather Gooch
1.330.321.9754 • hgooch@northcoastmedia.net

The following article, Sunk costs and software was written and provided by our friend Jeremiah Olsen, Pocomos. Please read through it and share your thoughts with us on Facebook.

One of the hardest decisions to make and internalize is that of sunk costs. Sunk cost decisions arise often when speaking about software systems.

What is a sunk cost?

In simple terms, a sunk cost is money or resources you have spent. Therefore, any decision you make currently should not be based on any money or resources you have spent because that money is spent whether you make that decision or not.

When switching software, many will cite the fact that they have already spent money, sometimes a large amount of money, on a software system as a reason to not buy a better system. If the new system saves money over the old system then switching to the new system is the best decision, regardless of how much money you have previously spent. This may seem counter-intuitive at first, but mathematics prove this point. Check out another definition here.

<<<<A sunk cost is gone. Face it, gone like yesterday’s news.>>>>

The money you have spent in the past must be counted as sunk. The best decision moving forward, in software or otherwise, is the best decision available.

Considering this fact, the most important information to discover when considering new software is how much money the new software will save you over your old software. Look at all the facts, what it will save you, what features you will get, and make the best decision possible, forgetting any money you have already spent.

– See more here.

Here are our latest product promotions. And don’t forget about the New York Pest Expo coming up 11.11.16 “Young Guns”!

Cento Fly Machine

Luralite Cento. Buy 3, get an additional one free. Through October 31, 2016
FTP Fly Machine (more…)

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The 2016 “Young Guns Edition” of the New York Pest Expo will showcase some of the most notable rising stars in our industry. This celebration will feature lectures by Dr. Susan Thompson on New Product Innovations, Dr. Grzegorz Buczkowski on Building a Better Mousetrap, Dr. Jamel Sandidge on The Science of Green, Dr. Freder Medina, BCE on Understanding Ant Behavior, Dr. Kurt Vandock on Zika and General Mosquito Control and Dr. Matt Frye on Fleas and Bed Bugs. The Expo, which has grown into one of the most significant events in pest management, will be presented on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, 2016 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. It will be held at the George Washington Bridge Doubletree Hotel in Fort Lee, NJ. This great venue will allow for free parking and special room rates. Attendees can view exhibits and discuss product features with major manufacturers and business support providers and take advantage of great promotions and discounted pricing on supplies and equipment. In addition to breakfast, lunch, gifts, prizes, recertification training, exhibits and special offers, admission will also include an open-bar reception at the end of the program. Admission is $150.00 (by October 29); late registration is $200.00 (after October 29).
For complete information on the 2016 New York Pest Expo and to register online click here. You may also call 212-781-2304 or email andy@bugoffpccenter.com.