Author Archives: The Bug Doctor

About The Bug Doctor

Jerry Schappert is a certified pest control operator and Associate Certified Entomologist with over two and a half decades of experience from birds to termites and everything in between. He started as a route technician and worked his way up to commercial/national accounts representative. Always learning in his craft he is familiar with rural pest services and big city control techniques. Jerry has owned and operated a successful pest control company since 1993 in Ocala,Florida. While his knowledge and practical application has benefitted his community Jerry wanted to impart his wisdom on a broader scale to help many more. Pestcemetery.com was born from that idea in 2007 and has been well received. It is the goal of this site to inform you with his keen insights and safely guide you through your pest control treatment needs.

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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?  … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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