Fall aggregating insects with Daniel D.DyeII

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Whistling passed the cemetery extended version; DDD talks wood destroying beetles

Daniel D. Dye II talks beetles in this extended version of Whistling passed the cemetery.

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Whistling passed the cemetery; An in depth interview with Trey Howard and beating the odds

This week Jerry speaks with Trey Howard who seemingly has the odds stacked against him. The normal rules of Seo and the small town he operates in would be enough to stifle almost any new company. However, Trey has learned with his unique experiences how to thrive and you’ll learn that with a dogged determination such as he displays how these large hurdles, need be nor more than a speed bump. Enjoy

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Whistling passed the cemetery; Passion,patience,ruckus and kurfuffles

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

Maybe you’ve been away for a while and have not seen some of the things that have went down in the Facebook group. This week, the guys talk about what happened and why some decisions were made.

In addition, Jerry and Bryan discuss a post by Anna Marie on perseverance and patience.

Don’t miss this one!

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Whistling passed the cemetery; Pests on Target talking silverfish with Daniel D.Dye II

Each week Bryan and Jerry recap some of the most interesting threads on the pestcemetery Facebook group. Not a member? You can join here.

In this episode Daniel has also included a special bonus content feature to augment the conversation. A great in depth article on the Incredible lovable silverfish. Enjoy.

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The Incredible, Lovable Silverfish

Wait…What?  “The incredible, lovable Silverfish?”  You’ve got to be kidding me!  Well, maybe not so lovable, but definitely incredible.

Did you know Silverfish are one of the most primitive insects on earth, dating back to over 400 million years ago?  Now that’s incredible, don’t you think?  Did you know they can live up to 6 years (providing the individual live a charmed life away from predators and the foot of a human)?  Did you know they feed on almost anything in our homes?  It’s true!  Silverfish will feed on bookbindings, hair, clothing, carpet, glue, coffee, sugar, paper, leather, cereals and dandruff!  They will even feed on their own molted exoskeleton and dead insects.  So, if you think you can starve them out, think again!  On top of their omnivorous appetite, Silverfish can live for 12 months or more without feeding, as long as water is available.

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Whistling passed the cemetery with Tim Williams; Heat, humor and humble hard work beginnings

Each week Bryan and Jerry recap some of the pestcemetery groups most interesting topics. Not a member? You can join here.

In this special holiday edition Jerry interviews Tim W Williams owner of Bad Bugs Pest Control in Alabama. The guys talk about the unrealized harm of heat service for bed bugs as well as the humor needed to be able to do this job. It’s a fascinating look into the world of one of the cemeteries most hilarious contributors (check out his videos) and a stark look at the dedication and hard work it takes to succeed. Tim and his Bad Bugs pest control company has definitely arrived.

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Whistling passed the cemetery; start up costs,tech woes & a big man

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.

Nathan Wood had a comical post. Nathan wrote:

“The ways to piss off your pest technician..

Feel free to add your own

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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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