Monday 28 September, 2020

EnviroFix Solutions takes aim at pests and mold in St Lucia

Pauline Germaine Francis

Pauline Germaine Francis

About a year ago, Pauline Germaine Francis came up with an idea to start her own property maintenance business focusing on pest control and mold remediation.

Although equipped with years of experience working at a pest control company, Pauline was filled with doubt thinking of how receptive St Lucians would be to the idea.

After months of uncertainty, she decided to take the leap of faith and follow her dream, registering EnviroFix Solutions in January 2020 and booking her first job a few weeks later in February.

EnviroFix Solutions is ‘putting your pests to rest’ the eco-friendly way by utilizing environmentally friendly, non-toxic products to get rid of the peskiest bugs in your home or business.

Presently, they specialize in general pest control including rodent, termite control and deep cleaning. However, in the next 6-12 months the business will be introducing mold remediation.

By developing this service, Pauline and her business partner hope to phase out and effectively treat mold infestation which is a major problem in homes and businesses. They are currently developing strategies, conducting research, and going through training to provide the best results for their clients.

In addition, they provide free inspections and tips on how to treat minimal issues. You can say these young minds are capitalizing on the loopholes in the pest control industry in St Lucia.

Despite the massive support, the business has had some major setbacks and glitches which has tested Pauline in many ways, but she remains positive.

“I was doubting myself thinking my business would not be successful. I was thinking would people take to the idea especially from somebody like me who is very small, very petite and a woman in a male-dominated industry. I was skeptical and I just decided to just do it and to my surprise, the reception so far has been remarkable.”

Pauline is encouraging small business owners to give up self-doubt and just go for it.

“The reason you came up with the idea in the first place is because you thought it was profitable so just put your all into your business.”

You can find EnviroFix Solutions on Facebook and Instagram, email envirofixsolutions@gmail.com or call 1-758-723-1346.

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