In today’s global economy it is more important than ever to get and maintain a competitive edge, no matter what goods and services you provide. There are a few ways to stay on top that transcend all industries. First of all, your reputation is one of the most important assets you have in business. It is important to be known as a company that gives and keeps its word, and that offers a highly trained and professional staff. Along with that, it is just as important to stand behind the product or service you market. A high quality, marketable good or service is equal to reputation. Making sure your product meets the highest quality standards in your industry is paramount. Another important edge that any business must have is the ability to deliver on time. That is perhaps one of the most difficult goals to obtain; because there are so many variables involved.
For instance, when you are shipping your goods overseas to a foreign market, you must be sure that you are following all of the regulations that are in place for imports to that specific country. Each country has its own standards and they are constantly changing them, making this a very difficult task. One thing that all countries have in common is that they do not want any uninvited stowaways hitching a free ride in your shipping containers. The presence of even one insect in your shipment to a foreign country is cause for the entire shipment to be rejected. Having your shipment rejected could hurt your bottom line.
The need for inspecting for and destroying pests that have hidden away in your shipping containers is a daunting task. The pesticides that one country will allow, another will not – How do you know which one you can use? Which pests are most commonly found in your specific goods and which pesticides will kill them? How do you safely and effectively remove those pests without damaging your product? What documentation and certifications for pests do you need in order for your product to reach its market? What about the currency exchange? How do you manage all the differing safety regulations and requirements put in place by each U.S. port after 9/11 and still meet the 15 day fumigation requirement set by many countries that will make it necessary for you to fumigate at the port?
My goodness, as if you don’t have enough to worry about just managing the day to day tasks, now you have to be an expert on pests, pesticides, U.S. port entry requirements, and the regulations for every country! Who can manage all that? This is the very reason why many businesses are turning to the pest control experts. Hiring a pest control company just makes sense – it’s what they do day in and day out. They manage pests. They are already experts at it!
Here at McCall Service we specialize in fumigation services for shipping containers traveling overseas. Give us a call and let us handle your pest concerns. We will deal with the pests and pesticides to meet the required specifications for your port of entry leaving you to worry about your day to day operations.