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.

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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.

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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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Pestcemetery ball cap / big & tall shirts

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A synopsis of my career;my time with Cheech & Chong

Ok Ok,…. enough you say of this long drawn out synopsis. I get it. You’ve read I’m sure, my adventures as a commercial salesman and my rise to a national accounts rep. Where did I go next? Where, after my my devastating experience did I end up and what direction did my path take? Oh? You haven’t read that? Follow those little blue links (or whatever color they are these days) and you can see some of the lowest parts of my career. The dark shadows of the business world that consumed me and sucked me down to a place I thought I’d never get out of. A cold dark place where I believed with my whole heart would destroy my love for an industry that had given me such hope, such fervor for living and a zest for working that I had never had before.

But it happened… I can’t deny it… I can’t… as well… lay the blame solely at the feet of my employer… please. Follow the links for THAT side of the story but please as well. Allow me just a little latitude in what I’m about to write next… It was my darkest time.

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Whistling passed the cemetery; the cobbler has no shoes

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

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Whistling passed the cemetery; Clint Eastwood, relatives and raccoons

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

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Whistling passed the cemetery; episode 8

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

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Retail Pesticide Products; Why It’s a “Non-Issue”

The following article is posted by permission by its writer, Paul Bello, a certified entomologist with decades of pest control knowledge in all aspects of the industry. This stream of consciousness came with a very active and comment laden thread in the closed Facebook group pestcemetery.com. If you’re not a member and you’re in the pest control industry, you might want to request to join. The learning never stops and the insight from pros found AROUND THE WORLD is astounding. Here is one example.

Retail Pesticide Products; Why It’s a “Non-Issue”

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Whistling past the cemetery; episode 7

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

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Our first $1 million + year….An Honest Journey…Are YOU READY?

Its official, just got the news a bit ago, we thought we were going to end up short by about $40k for 2016, but we actually went over the million mark by the same amount!

Can you imagine what these words would mean to you? After YEARS of work, sweat and toil, to reach this ultimate benchmark that eludes so many??? Man, that would be so great and for so many they would have reached a life’s long dream. It would be the pinnacle of a great and long career and something you’d only have expected after 10- 15 – 20 or more years. After all, an achievement of such magnitude doesn’t come quickly, right? Not so fast…or maybe…hey hang on and fasten your seatbelt!!

The following contribution to the pestcemetery blog is from Jason Gibbons owner of Men in Black Pest control Services. Follow the link or find them on Facebook. Jason posted his story in the group page of pestcemetery Facebook group but not for what you might think are the normal reasons. Sure he’s proud of what he’s accomplished and has every right to gleam with pride. However, Jason’s motivation for writing this was to show YOU, the owner still not at this level-for whatever reason- THAT IT IS POSSIBLE!!!! That no matter where you are, you can achieve more and reach goals and benchmarks that others only dream of… the aspect that most struck me and that will no doubt have an impact on you I’m sure is…HONESTY! When you read the “no holds barred” account of the rise of this company, well, you’ll be amazed, inspired and in no uncertain terms be challenged. Challenged to up your game.

If you’re tired of the fluff articles that tell you how to make a million and all you see in the words written are blah blah blah… that won’t be in this writing. That won’t be what you’ll feel in the words and emotions expressed… This is real world stuff, this is no holds barred and,,, it is in my opinion, a glimpse into what it really takes to reach that pinnacle and hit that benchmark that seems to be the industry standard. No matter your advantages-nor your disadvantages. I can add nothing more.

So, rather than writing anymore about this in my words, Jason has agreed to share this story, his story, in his own words, enjoy.

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