Occasionally , I work with a teammate, but, One Can Be The Loneliest Number when servicing accounts by myself. I can solve all the world’s problems One Way Or Another. At times, a random song comes into my head that relates to the task at hand. I have been caught by customers dancing in the aisles a time or two. This time was no different. I gave a sly smile. My customer shook his head.
As I go from trap to trap, cleaning, inspecting, and straightening, some of them are out of place. Backwards. Upside down.
A song comes to mind. Thanks to Missy Elliott for this one, (Modified to fit the pest control theme) Bend down. Flip it. Reverse it. Ya gotta work it.
In all seriousness, device placement is crucial to a well managed IPM program. Rodent devices not against the wall won’t catch anything, except maybe some dust, trash, or random earwig. When devices aren’t right side up, the counter weight isn’t working to keep mice in. The entry holes in them need to be closest to the wall. By doing so, that ever elusive mouse doesn’t get time to think about going around your trap.
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I get up early. I work Nine to Five. Well, five to five after driving 500 Miles – or so it seems. I play the radio in the truck and Bang The air Drum All Day. I Work Hard For The Money and sometimes Whistle While I Work. (I can’t whistle.)
On The Best Day Of My Life, I gave up Shift Work to be a full time PCO. I am always Taking Care Of Business, and because I love what I do, it seems like I get Money For Nothing. One Of These Nights, When I’m 64, I won’t be Working For A Living anymore.
Are you dancing? Are you singing? Don’t Lose Yourself while working. Shake It Off. Keep smiling. You’re a Natural.
Sorry. Not Sorry. 🎶