Monthly Archives: March 2013

Got Ants? Call the Triple S' Pest Management Pros

Got Ants?

Ants are pernicious pests. Unlike cockroaches, or mice, they do not have many health risks associated with them, but there may be up to 500,000 ants in a single colony, and it can be hard to kill them all.

There are many folk cures commonly recognized as being useful in discouraging ants — cayenne is popular, as is talcum powder blown into cracks and behind baseboards — but these methods are generally ineffective in cases of full-blown invasions.

Ants are difficult to eradicate for the simple fact that as they travel towards a food source, they leave a pheromone trail for others to follow. Simply squashing (or vacuuming up) the ants as you see them won’t keep others from following them.

But there are thousands species of ants (almost 500 in North America alone) and each species requires different techniques to combat effectively. A pest management specialist will be able to quickly identify the type of ant you’re dealing with, local and destroy the nest, and give you advice with how to prevent further invasions.

If you have an ant problem, call a pest management specialist immediately. Ants may nest in walls or crawlspaces and several species will also damage wood, putting the structure of your home at risk.

To have an experienced professional exterminator guide you through this process, call Triple S at (703) 368-8000 or (800) 457-3785. You can also visit us at www.triplesservices.com.

We Are Hiring!!

We have two positions we need filled immediately.

Here is the first one: 

#1—Service Technician

Triple ‘S’ Services, Inc. is hiring a service technician to provide excellent service to our customers in the Northern Virginia area. Pest control experience is preferred, but we will train the right person! Ideal candidates should enjoy working independently, solving customer problems and should take pride in their work. Overall, Triple ‘S’ expects our employees to always exceed the expectations of our customers.

Position Requirements
• Must be willing to work extended hours and weekends when necessary
• Well versed with pest identification and activity
• Prepare and communicate findings with recommendations to clients along with the ability to execute recommendations
• Read and understand product labels and follow requirements for application and mixing
• Able to use computer-based applications such as: PestPac and e-mail on a hand held device
• Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
• Lift/push/pull up to 100 lbs. Extensive bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, reaching overhead, and walking for long periods of time
• Willingness to work indoors, in confined spaces. Ability to work at heights. Tolerance of varied environmental and weather conditions
• Utilize application equipment, inspection equipment & small hand tools
• Maintain an updated MSDS and Label binder in vehicle
• Complete all documentation according to the Department of Agriculture and Triple ‘S’ standards
• Participate fully in training opportunities to enhance knowledge and maintain re-certification credits

Qualifications
• Must pass drug screening and background check
• Excellent verbal communication skills
• Exceptional problem solving skills
• Customer service focused
• Current valid driver’s license, good driving history
What we offer
• Competitive Wage including bonuses
• Medical & Dental
• 401K
• Life Insurance
• Paid Vacation
• Paid Training
• Use of Company Vehicle

 Here is the second one:

#2—Lead Service Technician

Triple ‘S’ Services, Inc. is hiring an experienced service technician to provide excellent service to our customers in the Northern Virginia area. Must provide references for previous performance. Ideal candidates should enjoy working independently, solving customer problems and should take pride in their work. Overall, Triple ‘5’ expects our employees to always exceed the expectations of our customers.

Position Requirements
• Must be willing to work extended hours and weekends when necessary.
• Well versed with pest identification and activity
• Prepare and communicate findings with recommendations to clients along with the ability to execute recommendations
• Read and understand product labels and follow requirements for application and mixing
• Able to use computer-based applications such as: PestPac and e-mail on a hand held device
• Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
• Lift/push/pull up to 100 lbs. Extensive bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, reaching overhead, and walking for long periods of time
• Willingness to work indoors, in confined spaces. Ability to work at heights. Tolerance of varied environmental and weather conditions
• Utilize application equipment, inspection equipment & small hand tools
• Maintain an updated MSDS and Label binder in vehicle
• Complete all documentation according to the Department of Agriculture and Triple ‘S’ standards
• Participate fully in training opportunities to enhance knowledge and maintain re-certification credits
• Act as a technical mentor to entry and mid level pest control technicians

Qualifications
• Valid pest control license required and at least 5+ years experience
• Excellent verbal communication skills
• Exceptional problem solving skills
• Customer service focused
• Current valid driver’s license, good driving history
What we offer:
• Competitive Wage including bonuses
• Medical & Dental
• 401K
• Life Insurance
• Paid Vacation
• Paid Training
• Use of Company Vehicle

If you are seeking a rewarding career with a successful, thriving company, please submit your resume to slcarrico@trpls.com today!

Let a Triple S Pest Management Professional Set Your Mousetraps!

You may not think of hiring a professional to come to your home or business to deal with your mouse problem. Surely anyone can set a mousetrap, right?

While it’s true that mousetrap technology is not as complex as weapons defense technology, it certainly behooves you to consult an Triple S expert when you have rodent problems, because your issue can be much more serious than you realize.

Mice can enter a home through a hole the size of a dime. Rats need somewhat larger entry points, but do a lot more damage once they’re in. It’s important to remember that seeing one mouse does not mean that there is not a whole family of mice living under your floorboards, in your walls, or nesting in the attic. Rodents breed prodigiously and their chewing habits have been known to cause fires.

So when you see the tell-tale signs of gnawed boxes in the pantry or little black droppings everywhere, don’t make the mistake of simply buying a few traps. Every day that goes by with rodents in your house is another day of disease-carrying urine and droppings piling up (and as bad as it is to clean up, imagine what it’s like in places you can’t see!)

Mice can breed new litters every three weeks, and the damage to wires and contamination of insulation in your walls and ceilings is immense.

It’s not overkill to hire a pest management pro at the first sign of trouble, because not only will a pest exterminator kill the mice, he will then take steps to prevent more invasions. There are many ways in which an experienced exterminator can help you keep your family healthy and your house free from pests. To get rid of your rodent problem once and for all, call Triple S at (703) 368-8000 or (800) 457-3785. You can also visit us at www.triplesservices.com.