Make the right call in every weather condition. Know when to send out crews and when to do appraisals instead
Since 2004, Mainely Ticks has specialized in protecting people, pets and properties from tick and mosquito-borne illnesses with a personal, professional and effective management program centered around education and awareness. Tick management through education and science is more than just their tag line - it embodies their commitment to educate first.
Operating from April until October, the success of Mainely Ticks property treatments are very dependent on weather. Mainely Ticks relies on weather forecasts to determine if their nine service vehicles and associated crews should start early due to extreme heat, delay activity due to anticipated precipitation, or be sent out for appraisals if weather conditions prohibit them from spraying. Additionally, label restrictions preclude Mainely Ticks from applying chemistry with sustained winds above 10 mph, or in conditions favoring imminent precipitation. Summer fronts and associated thunderstorms are often dynamic and localized, creating the risk of “pop-up” precipitation and resulting in inadequate drying time for chemistry.
Traditional weather companies repackage the same government data sources and models. ClimaCell sees the world differently, and turns everything around us — from windshield wipers to cellular towers — into virtual weather sensors feeding proprietary weather models. ClimaCell’s HyperCast dashboard provides accurate, minute-by-minute, street-by-street forecasts, enabling outdoor service providers to view job-site specific weather, hyperlocal precipitation, and sustained wind speed.
Using the HyperCast dashboard’s accurate weather forecasting, Mainely Ticks is able to work around bad weather and optimize fleet routes of their typical 40-50 treatments per day. Furthermore, Mainely Ticks is capable of contacting customers the night before to provide accurate treatment times—allowing the company to cater to customers with specific time requests.
Knowing when to send their crews out for treatments versus appraisals enables Mainely Tick’s management to take advantage of as many jobs possible—maximizing time and revenue.
Mainely Ticks can avoid the costs of retreatments by adjusting business operations during the day using ClimaCell’s accurate weather forecasting.
- On-site, hyperlocal information about precipitation and sustained wind speed allows pest management professionals to optimize their work day and treat properties with the proper dry time and conditions.
- ClimaCell has alarms to ‘warn’ if thunderstorms develop in the area so crews are not surprised by bad weather.
Bob Maurais, Mainely Ticks Founder