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Rapid Training

Traineeships for Pest Controllers and How to Access Them

Many employers would like their employees to do traineeships but have little idea how they work or how to access the funding to support them. This means they could be missing out on a wonderful opportunity to upskill their team members and drive their business

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Industry Insights

Pesticon 2022: An Interview with Our CEO

With Pesticon 2022 coming up fast, we interviewed Rapid Solutions CEO Belinda Smith about what’s in store for her, our clients and other delegates at this much-anticipated industry conference. What are you most excited to experience at Pesticon 2022? One of the aspects I’m looking

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Industry Insights

Spotlight: Pests That Are Difficult To Identify

Identifying pests is the first step when it comes to quality pest control and management. Ensuring you’ve correctly identified the cause of the problem is necessary before exploring the treatment and management of every kind of pest. Yet, sometimes this can be difficult even if

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Industry Insights

Tips for Pre-Construction Termite Management

Termites, also known colloquially as white ants, cause millions of dollars in damage each year to homes across Australia.  They’re a problem in most parts of the country and in particular warmer, wetter areas. The Building Code of Australia (BCA) requires all new homes to

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Business planning for the new year
Business Management

Business Planning for the New Year

Whether your business has been booming or profits have been sluggish, taking time for proper business planning for the new year is a clever way to get ahead. Having a clear plan will also help you feel settled and comfortable with where you’re headed and

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WHS in pest jobs requires hard hats like these
Industry Insights

WHS: How to Avoid Heat Exhaustion and Manual Handling Accidents

As summer business heats up, a strong focus on work, health and safety (WHS) in pest and building inspection jobs is becoming increasingly important. Especially when it comes to heat exhaustion and manual handling. Being called out to perform pest control work or conducting pre-purchase building

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safer pest control products are being used
Industry Insights

Why Pest Control Products Are Now Safer

In recent years pest control products have become safer than they used to be. Not only are they safer for use by pest controllers, but they’re also safer for use in homes, schools and other public spaces. Growing environmental and health awareness in general has

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Business Management

Peak Season: How to Cope This Summer

Every business has peaks and troughs. And though you’re grateful for the boost in income, peak season for businesses can be stressful on everyone involved. And for the vast majority of pest controllers and building inspectors,, summer is the height of it… For both the

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excited tradie with cash in hand
Business Management

Why Taking Cash in Hand Can Be a Bad Idea

Cash in hand work can seem enticing. No invoicing, no lengthy payment terms, and no need to tell the tax man. And you probably know at least a handful of people who are conducting “cash only” business without declaring it. But in reality, cash jobs

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Business Management

Online Business: How to Take Your Business Digital

Online business has been considered “the future” for many years now and for many of us it’s very much already our “right now”. And over the past 18 months, the pandemic has undoubtedly increased the favourable nature of an online business environment. More organisations are

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Australian native pests include this Carpenter ant.
Industry Insights

Australian Native Pests Causing Property Damage

There are plenty of Australian native pests that can cause property damage, from termites to ants (yes, really) and cockroaches. Thankfully our country is also home to highly qualified urban pest control experts who can step in to provide many valuable pest management services. In

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Business Management

Car Theft: Prevention Tips and Tricks

Car theft isn’t always what you’d imagine it to be. Vehicles aren’t only stolen when they’re broken into or hotwired. In fact, taking car keys and driving off just as the rightful owner would is becoming one of the more common ways of stealing a

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A building inspector updates his Professional Indemnity to run-off insurance.
Business Management

Run-Off Insurance & Why You Need It

Are you selling or closing your business? If so, considering taking run-off insurance cover should be at the top of your to-do list. Maybe you’ve had a successful career as a pest controller and are looking to retire. Or perhaps you’re making a profit by

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This Rapid Solutions customer bought their vehicle after researching business finance options.
Business Management

Common Business Car Finance Options Explained

As a pest controller or building inspector, you might need to buy a vehicle to increase productivity and help your business grow. Or, you might be just starting out and need to kit out a vehicle for yourself. There are several business car finance options

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Industry Insights

5 Building Inspection Rules to Follow in Avoiding Claims

Building inspection claims are becoming more commonplace, especially as the housing market is experiencing increased buy/sell activity. By nature, the property services sector is prone to litigation so it pays to ensure your inspection reporting is accurate and compliant. Read more about what we’ve learned

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Business Management

Tax Deductions for Your Business

If the words “tax return” send you into a cold sweat, you’re not alone. But it’s worthwhile applying great focus on making the most of your tax deductions. Knowing what to claim on tax can help you greatly as a small business. While it’s not

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Business Management

In Conversation with Lifeline

On 25 May Rapid Solutions held its first industry forum for promoting positive mental health, understanding its importance for the pest and building services industry. We partnered with Lifeline to bring their ‘In Conversation with Lifeline’ presentation direct to pesties in the Newcastle NSW area,

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WHS
Business Management

Subcontractors and Insurance: Are You Covered?

Ever found yourself in the position where you want to make use of a contractor to support your pest or building services business? If this is the case you’ve likely wondered about subcontractors and insurance. And if you haven’t then you should! If you’re in

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Industry Insights

Pre-Purchase Inspection Reporting Claims: What We’ve Learned

Everyone’s talking about Australian real estate prices and where they’re heading. Many of our customers are telling us they’re still super busy with pre-purchase inspection reports as properties are snapped up across major cities and regional areas in all states and territories. We’ve even heard

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