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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;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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Pestcemetery ball cap / big & tall shirts

Show your pestcemetery pride and put some street cred on your head. For those who are Big & Tall and have wanted a shirt…your day has come. Size & options 3XL pestcemetery shirt $23.00 USD4 XL pestcemetery shirt $24.00 USD5 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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

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

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

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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 … Continue reading

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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. If you’re not a member, you can join here: PestCemetery.com 01/09/17

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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 … Continue reading

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A synopsis of my career; The death (not forever) of my pest control route

I loved the commercial route, I truly did. It wasn’t long ago, (maybe 3 or 4 years?) that I saw an ad in my pest control associations magazine for a commercial tech to work for one of the fastest growing … Continue reading

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Whisitling past the cemetery; episode 6

  12/26/16 To close out the year, the guys cover two posts from the Pest Cemetery Facebook Group. The first originated from Bob Keith. To fully understand his post you must know that our industry is of a friendly culture. … Continue reading

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Chapter 3- A synopsis of my career & my commercial chronicles

There was one route in the branch that just EVERYBODY envied, coveted and would give their eye teeth to have…the commercial route. First off the truck was the coolest set up in our little fleet. Truck bed length fiberglass tool … Continue reading

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Chapter 2; A synopsis of my pest control career

Well I titled this article “A  synopsis to my pest control career” indicating it would be short… but then something went wrong. (my wife says I’m a talker-I guess that bleeds over into my writing) Ha!, well I guess it’s … Continue reading

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A synopsis of my pest control career

There seems to have been a lot of interest lately in how I got started in pest control, how I started my business and all the things along the way that have gotten me to the point I’m at today. … Continue reading

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