Whistling passed the cemetery; Josh Alpert on Business coast to coast

Fascinating insight from a very savvy and generous pest pro. Learn how Josh Alpert from Green Earth pest control has built a rock solid business on both sides of the country.

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Ipm inside and out

IPM, Integrated Pest Management, has been around since the 1950’s, mainly for agriculture. Synthetic pesticides were coming into their own after World warII and this approach was developed to replace ‘calendar’ use of applications to more of a monitoring and action once thresholds were exceeded approach. Very smart. This allowed pesticides to be applied to pest specific and site specific areas (fields) rather than a whole region just because it was the season. Resistance was then lessened as a result. Since some insects (weeds, fungi etc.) were left untreated they could not build up a resistance thus their genes, passed on to future insects did not have this built in defense. Again smart.

There was much more to early IPM like preventative cultural practices, monitoring, biological and mechanical controls. It was all “integrated” so I guess the name fits.

By the early 1970’s IPM was developed into a national policy and steps were being taken to ensure it’s use in all areas of pesticide application, including, the pest control service provided to homes and businesses across the land.

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Whistling passed the cemetery; Ipm,trapped in a spat & building relationships with your distributor

Each week, Jerry Schappert and Bryan Baird recap some of the most interesting posts from the Pest Cemetery Facebook Group.

If you’re not a member, you can join here: PestCemetery.com

In the latest edition of Whistling Passed Cemetery, the guys cover three threads.

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Whistling passed the cemetery with biz insight from Joe Hawkins

On this special edition of Whistling Passed The Cemetery, Jerry Schappert talks with Joe Hawkins of Earthwise Pest Management. Since starting Earthwise, Joe has grown his business at a scorching pace. Don’t miss this episode, as the guys cover goal setting, motivation, processes and much more.

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Heat Illness and How to Prevent During This Hot Summer!

What is heat illness?  Basically, it’s what happens to the body when it can no longer cool itself down.  Our bodies normally cool down by sweating and by elevating blood flow to the skin.  When this no longer occurs, heat induced illnesses such as heat exhaustion, or even worse, heat stroke may occur.

High temperature and humidity, direct sun or heat, limited air movement, physical exertion, poor physical condition, medicines and inadequate tolerance for hot workplaces are some factors that can lead to heat exhaustion or even heat stroke.

The following is what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says about heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

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Whistling passed the cemetery-hypothetically speaking

Each week, Jerry Schappert and Bryan Baird recap some of the most interesting posts from the Pest Cemetery Facebook Group.

If you’re not a member, you can join here: PestCemetery.com

For the latest edition of Whistling Past the Cemetery, the guys cover two questions by Jody Mills.

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Whistling passed the cemetery-springtails with Daniel D.Dye II

For this special edition of Whistling Past the Cemetery, Jerry talks with Associate Certified Entomologist Daniel Dye about springtails. You won’t want to miss this episode, as these seasoned professionals discuss control methods, food sources, habitats, and much more.

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The times, they are a changing

The Times…They are a Changing written by Daniel D.Dye II. An associate certified entomologist with over 4o years experience Daniels insight and expertise is highly sought after in the pest control industry. We are thankful for his contribution and hope we can look forward to many more articles, podcasts and interactions. Daniels other passions are photography, spiders and the study of snakes. You can see Daniels work in these areas here. www.floridabackyard snakes.com on the web and his Facebook group here. www.floridabackyardspiders.com is very popular on the web and also has a companion Facebook group here.

I’m sometimes asked, which control product should I for a certain pest or which product is better, this one or that one? In many cases a control product is not needed at all. While I believe the control products we have at our beck and call are important tools, it’s my opinion we rely on them way too much.

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Whistling passed the cemetery; Lost techs, wives and support

Each week, Jerry Schappert and Bryan Baird recap some of the most interesting posts from the Pest Cemetery Facebook Group.

If you’re not a member, you can join here: PestCemetery.com

This time around, Jerry and Bryan talk about the Pest Cemetery Live 2017 cruise. In addition, Jerry shares the experience of losing a 15 year technician to retirement and the joys of interviewing the tech’s replacement.

The guys also chime in on an outstanding Facebook post by Renee Vickers Ferree. Renee wrote:

“As the wife of an aspiring pest control owner/operator, what can I do to help start the business and give moral support to my husband during the startup phase?

What should I NOT do during this time?”

Thanks for the great question Renee!

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Whistling passed the cemetery in New Mexico

This week, Jerry and Bryan discuss Jerry’s trip to New Mexico and why it’s important to grow your pest control arsenal. The guys also chime in on whether they prefer bed bug or termite jobs.

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Pestcemetery live cruise a HUGE success & 3 interviews you cannot afford to miss

On March 10th 2017 Royal Caribbean’s cruise ship The Majesty, set sail on what was an epic 3 day journey. With close to 40 pest professionals on board, this fun filled trip turned into so much more. Friendships were cemented, ideas and strategies freely went back and forth and the ‘family’ bond that we all share on the Facebook page pestcemetery.com were set for life, only now, face to face.

The idea of the cruise started as just that, a quick comment in a phone conversation months and months ago that once stated out loud refused to die. The thought of actually getting together and reproducing a setting (enjoyed on our FB page) where participants sat at the same table and regardless of company size, time in the industry or any other factor was just to great to not give it a try. Ask any of the pestcemetery cruisers and I’m sure you’ll get the same resounding answer. “I’m glad you (we) did it!” Please read on;

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Whistling passed the cemetery; Kudo’s, Harry Bryan & winter services

Each week, Jerry Schappert and Bryan Baird recap some of the most interesting posts from the Pest Cemetery Facebook Group.

If you’re not a member, you can join here: PestCemetery.com

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Whistling passed the cemetery; Insights from THE ID Guru Daniel D.Dye

Jerry sits down with Daniel Dye to discuss how to become better at identification, discontinued products, roaches, termites and much, much more.

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Whistling passed the cemetery;muscling through, Bora care and finding employees

Each week, Jerry Schappert and Bryan Baird recap some of the most interesting posts from the Pest Cemetery Facebook Group.

If you’re not a member, you can join here: PestCemetery.com

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Whistling passed the cemetery; when Harry met BBQ

This week Bryan & Jerry explore the idea of a home office, winding up hoses and spend a few minutes speaking with one of the Nicest (also could be spelled Nisus) gentlemen in the industry. Harry Bryan Jr. explains his passion for the pest control industry, BBQ and the attributes of Foam Fresh. He’s got a fully accredited commercial kitchen in his garage so we’re gonn ahave to give his due on this one. 😉

Check out this demonstration of Foam Fresh in action and download a free brochure here;

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