Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Horizon Educates Students on Insects & Shows Live Madagascar Hissing Roaches at Super Science Saturday
Our interactive exhibit at the area’s largest science fair featured Madagascar Hissing Roaches that attendees could touch and hold, as well as a live tarantula, which we kept safe in an observation habitat…for obvious reasons! It was exciting to see so many people approach the roaches with trepidation, but then, upon seeing their mild demeanor, muster the courage to pet them. Our team was eager to answer any and all questions…from ‘what does the tarantula eat’ to ‘how many roaches are in there’ to ‘can I have one?!’ For those less inclined to be near live insects, we also displayed preserved specimens of common pests and the damage they can create.
Many students and their parents also attended our new presentation, titled ‘How Do Such Small Pests Cause Such BIG problems’, which covers diseases and illnesses caused by pests and their global impact. From Malaria killing 3000 children a day over 1/3 of the world to Lyme’s Disease threatening us here in the United States, we discussed how the economy, weather and local demographics can affect how pests interact with humans with negative outcomes.
For more information on Horizon’s community outreach programs, please visit us at http://www.horizonpestcontrol.com/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
ABOUT THE COMPANY
New Jerseyans rely on Horizon Pest Control to protect their health and homes from pests. Our services are effective and safe. Our service technicians are State certified. Our service guarantee gives peace of mind to our customers. Would you like to sell for Horizon? Read on.
ABOUT THE POSITION
We are seeking entrepreneurial sales professionals who enjoy the challenge and reward of hunting and closing new business. You will be responsible for prospecting, and solving often complex problems utilizing a technical, consultative approach, and closing new business in the form of customer-specific pest management programs and home services.You will receive company-provided leads, while aggressively self-generating leads, and developing your sales territory. Our ideal candidates are independent and analytical, with strong problem solving skills. We prefer college graduates with technical or business degrees, and demonstrable accomplishments selling to home owners.
Minimum 2 years sales experience with a stable work history
Experience in pest management, security services, home improvement, and/or other industries selling directly to home owners is preferred
Proven prospecting, presentation, negotiation and closing skills
Skill using MS Office, Internet/Email, and CRM software
Valid driver's license and drug-free
Generous Base Pay + Commissions / Health Insurance + Paid Vacations + Sick Days
HOW TO APPLY
You bring your sales acumen, we will train you in our business. Curious? Apply now to learn more.
Monday, March 1, 2010
Snow fleas are actually tiny insects which come out on warm, sunny days to eat decayed plant material or sap oozing from the tree. They hop around acting like fleas and that's where they get their name, snow "fleas." They're not fleas though, but actually an arthropod called Collembola (kol-LEM-bo-la) or commonly called springtails which measure about 1/8 inch (2mm) long. They have a very unique catapult system to get around. Two "tails" on their back end are tucked up underneath their belly, held in place by tiny "hooks." When the springtail wants to move, they just release the spring-loaded "tails," called furcula, which hit the snow and send them flying into the air. Since snow fleas can't conrol their flight or direction, they frequently land in the same spot or only a few inches away.
These are not just winter critters. You can find them any time of year in the forest living in the leaf litter stuck to the underside of leaves or on the surface of the soil, chomping on bits of rotting vegetation. They also live on the surface of ponds. You'd have to look very closely to see them here because they blend in well and are so tiny.