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PestWeb’s ongoing value, 20 years later


When you think about some of the websites you use every day, it might feel like they’ve been around forever. Facebook, for example, has been operating since 2004. Wikipedia’s articles were first written and edited 15 years ago. And Google? It was publicly launched in 1998.

When you think about some of the websites you use every day, it might feel like they’ve been around forever. Facebook, for example, has been operating since 2004. Wikipedia’s articles were first written and edited 15 years ago. And Google? It was publicly launched in 1998.

But one site you might frequent has seen even more of the internet’s history than these mass-market titans: Pestweb was established 20 years ago, in 1996!

Like many other historic websites, PestWeb has changed a great deal throughout the years. The logo, the look, the layout… pretty much everything is different now… well, everything except the purpose. 20 years later, we still strive to make PestWeb the most useful site on the internet for pest management professionals like you.

What drives PMPs to PestWeb

Staying ahead of the curve through the various eras of the web has required us to consistently improve and add features that make it easier for PMPs to drive business with Univar. To do that, we’ve spent a lot of time trying to understand how PMPs use PestWeb—where they go, what they click, and what they’re saying—so we could focus on the features that present the clearest value.

Here’s a look at what features stand out for PestWeb users. If you see something familiar, congratulations: you’re in tune with your peers! And if there’s a feature you haven’t tried yet, maybe it’s time to see why so many PMPs love it?

Product search: Last year we revamped PestWeb search to be more dynamic and useful. We added autocomplete to cut down on typing time, and improved search results with instant access to Labels & SDS and the new Favorites list.

Labels & SDS: The industry comes to PestWeb for Labels & SDS, so we’ve always strived to keep these documents easy to find, download, and share.

ProTraining: For many people, our unique ProTraining programming is the primary reason they visit PestWeb. The online version of our ProTraining courses make it easy to pick up CEUs from anywhere, at any time, about dozens of pest control topics. 

PestWeb Plus dashboard: If you do a lot of business with Univar, or need to track your technicians’ online educational progress, this is the place to do it. More and more managers are registering for PestWeb Plus to see which courses their techs have taken—and which ones they haven’t—so they can plan training accordingly.

 

Another 20 years?

If you’ve been around to see PestWeb’s monumental growth over the last two decades, you understand how committed we are to making the website as useful as possible for PMPs everywhere.

Over the next few months, we’re taking an even closer look at how PestWeb drives business for our customers. Those insights will inform how PestWeb continues to grow and serve our industry.

Will our website be around in another 20 years? We’re planning on it. And considering PestWeb has already outlived Facebook and Google, we think it’s got a pretty good shot at making it to 40.