The question is pretty simple, are you a liar? Well are you?… Okay, okay I can feel your anger, but can I get you to answer just a couple of questions? Great, let’s begin.
First let me say I think for the most part people are as a whole good. Yes, of course there is a very tiny percentage of humans that are just pure evil. But over all if given the chance most people will eventually do the right thing. That however doesn’t prevent them from being a liar, you see most people lie every day…. In fact I’ll bet you told a lie in the last 48 hours. Don’t believe me? Then answer my first question: In the last couple of days have you indulged with excessive calories that you told yourself was okay because you would eat good the rest of the day or even burn off the fat with extra exercise?
Tricky question? Maybe, but truth be told when people lie it is most often to themselves. Yes, you could call yourself a liar!!! Whether it’s cake at the office birthday party, donuts at the morning meeting or fast food when time runs short people routinely fib to cover actions they know are bad. I choose food as my example because it applies to nearly everyone, but each of us as individuals have other issues that make us liars.
What makes you a liar? Is your credit card debt? Your bed time? Your chore list? The list of possibilities is endless, but by now I’m sure you see that for one reason or another you are in fact a liar.
In the examples seen above the lies told are not intentional, for the most part they are only lies because of a failure to pay attention to detail. You really believe you are going to burn off the extra calories, stop over spending and go to bed on time, but life gets in the way, one thing leads to another and you my friend are a liar, if only to yourself.
But then you cross the line, someone questions you about your actions and you tell them the same line you told yourself. When you fall short you became a liar in their eyes.
So what does your status as a liar have to do with pest control?
Do you need your home treated today? That simple question makes many people a liar whether they realize it or not! I love meeting people and introducing them to our business. One of my favorite things to do is walk door to door passing out information about Gateway Pest Control. As I visit each home I always look around for signs of pest, some homes are absolutely perfect with not so much as a hint of critters. However, in over 75% of the homes I visit there are clear signs of an insect problem and yet only 1% of those homes will schedule service.
I have stood under spiderwebs so large they would do the Munsters proud and been told by a home owner they never see bugs around their home.
Why? For many the answer is how do you enter your home? We are a society built around the automobile and as such many people don’t even carry a key to their house always entering through the garage. It may sound funny, but some people never see their home the same way a visitor does and as a result they never notice the assortment of spiders living in and around their porch.
I didn’t mention other insects primarily because spiders are a tell tale sign. Spiders depend upon other insects for their food supply, thus anytime you see an abundunce of spiders know they are only there because they have found an excellent food supply. In short, you have an insect problem that has grown to the point of becoming a spider issue as well.
Spiders are not the only issues I see that have gone unnoticed, just this past weekend I visited a home that had active termites in the frontyard, just inches away from the home. The over grown shrubs told me only an occasional visitor ever used the front door and as such “critters” were free to call the property home. These home owners routinely tell me they if they ever need service they will call, but I know by the time they realize the seriousness of their problem my brochure and business card will have long been discarded.
Then there are home owners that toss my information in the trash as I walk away all the time thinking they keep their home so clean they never have to worry about bugs…. Yes, many of the people I meet are liars and they never even realize.
When was the last time you looked at your home like it was the first time you ever saw it? Start on the curb, maybe by your mailbox and slowly walk to the front door. Look for ants on the sidewalk and around the foundation, spider webs on the eves and porch corners. Maybe your property will be spotless, but chances are you will see the reason we exist. You can reach me directly at (636) 525-1008