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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.

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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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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