The Reliable Blog

Reliable Attends Purdue Pest Management Conference for 81st Time

Recently two individuals from Reliable Exterminators attended the 81st annual Purdue Pest Management Conference. Philip Patrie and Andrea Patrie spent the three days of the  conference attending various lectures and demonstrations having to do with mosquito control, particularly relating to two specific species of the insect. One of these two mosquito species was the Aedes mosquito, which carries the Zika virus, with the other being the Culex mosquito, carrier of the West Nile virus. The...
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Hiring Service Technicians

It feels like spring and that helps us prepare for another busy pest control season!  We just posted ads to hire two new Service Technicians!  Come work for Lafayette’s #1 pest control company, which means lots of phone calls to answer, no outside sales, and busy days! Be part of the legacy!  Apply here!
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Bed Bug Summit

Philip Patrie, General Manager Philip Patrie, General Manager, and Javier Williams, a seasoned service technician, attended this year's Bed Bug Summit conveniently held at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis this past December.  They were among over 450 attendees that came to hear from leaders in pest management about new control solutions and the latest research in bed bug management. The National Pest Management Association hosted the event. “NPMA is very excited...
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Celebrating Together

Sometimes its fun to be a "bug" man or lady.  Last week Reliable Exterminators held our annual Christmas party.  We reserved a room at Walt's Other Pub and were served a delicious dinner with appetizers, drinks, and dessert!  Around Christmastime we always serve a big meal for our employees and summarize the highlights of the past year.  This year Andrea spoke of our history. About half our employees have been here less than 5 years...
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Sometimes Our Customers Surprise Us!

Sometimes our customers go above and beyond to let us know pleased they are with our services.  Today in the mail we received this glowing letter from John MacOwan who has been a customer since 1972 and had an inspection by Jack Naugle.  Jack was hired by our founder Charlie Partlow to open a new office in Monticello.  After the success of the new office Jack, along with Charlie's nephew Jim Hanstra, bought the whole...
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Termites or Ants?

Often our customers bring us samples of bugs to identify.  This time of year we get a lot of ants and termite swarmers.  Both are dark in color, about the same size, and have wings.  The video above is of termite swarmers.  They have straight antennae, a thick waist, and both pairs of wings are the same size. Ants are different in that they have elbowed antennae, a narrow waist (or...
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Now hiring for a Technician and Customer Service Rep

In just a short 6 weeks or so, we will start to see springtime weather!  To prepare for another busy pest control season, we just posted ads to hire a Service Technician and a Customer Service Rep.  Come work for Lafayette’s #1 pest control company, which means lots of phone calls to answer, no outside sales, and busy days!  
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Position Filled!

We are happy to welcome Terri as our new Accounts Receivable Clerk!  She has tons of AR experience and has even worked for a customer of ours.  It'll be great to have someone with a customer's perspective.  We are excited to have her join us! google7a068be8eae94a58
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Now hiring for Accounts Receivable Clerk

One of our dear employees is seizing the opportunity to take the next step in her career.  Ronelle started as a Customer Service Rep and quickly filled a surprise vacancy in Accounts Receivable.  Over the past few years, she has greatly improved and organized our Accounts Receivable position!  We will miss her and pray God's blessings over her as she embarks on new opportunities! Therefore we are looking for a new person to fill our...
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Keeping Ahead of the Pests at PestWorld 2015

In October, we sent our schedule manager to the national Pest Management convention in Nashville, TN.  Over 3,000 pest management professionals from over 80 countries attended this year's conference to learn the newest techniques, products, and solutions available to the pest management industry. A glimpse of all attendees in the main meeting hall. Philip went to seminars on bed bugs, ants, termites, fleas, business management, and training during the 4 day...
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