Four Reasons to Use Mobile Pest Control Inspection Checklists

By Lindsay Sykes, Director of Marketing, on July 23, 2016

In the ever-changing pest management industry, it’s crucial to keep your teams educated and compliant with the latest rules, regulations and best practices.

Providing ongoing training and resources for your field teams is an important part of ensuring their ability to execute correctly, safely and effectively on every pest control inspection and extermination they complete. That being said, human error is unavoidable - especially when emerging pests and new processes are constantly being introduced to your technicians. By requiring your technicians to complete pest control inspection checklists on each job, you’re ensuring they follow a step-by-step guide of everything that needs to be done in order to make a thorough assessment of the property and recommend the best method for extermination.

The problem with using paper checklists is that in such a dynamic field, checklists need to be updated and redistributed regularly, costing your business time and money.

Using mobile form software like IntouchCheck allows your teams to complete inspections on any mobile device, ensures they always have the resources they need to effectively assess the conditions of each job site, allows them to instantly submit results to the office, and more.

Here are four reasons to use mobile pest control inspection checklists:

  1.     Easily ensure teams are following new practices or procedures
  2.     Saving time reporting on daily activity and improve service delivery
  3.     Provide teams with access to guidelines/resources in the field
  4.     Get more visibility into the field and improve accountability

1. Easily ensure teams are following new practices or procedures

New innovations, studies, tools, and laws require your pest management business to always be evolving. Not only because it’s important to stay current and provide the best services to your clients, but also to be compliant with the law.

Using mobile form software is a foolproof way to ensure teams are following any new procedures that have been added to your pest control inspections checklists. IntouchCheck allows you to update checklists online at any time and publish the changes immediately, making the most recent version instantly accessible to all of your teams - no reprinting or redistributing needed. By eliminating the risk that someone did not receive a copy of the latest checklist, or bring it with them in the field, you can be confident your employees are working safely, thoroughly, and compliantly. 

2. Save time reporting on daily activity and improve service delivery

Reporting on daily activity to verify what’s been done in the field is an important component of your business. With IntouchCheck, technicians can complete pest control inspection checklists on their mobile device, instantly submit the results, and emails can automatically be sent to notify office teams when the inspection was complete - saving your teams time spent driving back and forth from the field to the office to drop off forms. With results instantly submitted for assessment, you can approve extermination jobs quicker and get started the same day as the inspection. Additionally, with all historical data stored in the cloud, you can access records for review at any time, anywhere.

3. Provide teams with access to guidelines/resources at any inspection site

With hundreds of different structural pests in existence, it can be challenging for your teams to confidently identify certain pests on an inspection site. With IntouchCheck you can add notes and photos to checklist questions as guidelines for your teams to reference while they’re in the field. This helps speed up the job, and provides your teams with the expertise and research they need to do the job, right at their fingertips.

4. Get more visibility into the field and improve accountability

Paper checklists limit the information you can collect from the field, and may cause you to feel like you’re missing out on valuable insights. IntouchCheck gives you better visibility into what’s being done during inspections with features like photos and timestamps. You can require teams to add photos from the job site to verify how things are being completed and use timestamps to see how long it took to complete an inspection. This helps teams become more accountable for their work, and ensures things are always done correctly. 

Conclusion

Keeping your teams up-to-date with the latest protocols in the pest management industry means ensuring they always have access to the tools they need to safely and effectively complete inspections and exterminations. Using mobile pest control inspection checklists will help you achieve this and make your inspection processes more efficient by:

  1.     Easily ensuring teams are following new practices or procedures
  2.     Saving time reporting on daily activity and improving service delivery
  3.     Providing teams with access to guidelines/resources in the field
  4.     Getting more visibility into the field and improve accountability

 

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