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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 past the cemetery

Welcome to the very first edition of Whistling Past the Cemetery! Each Friday, Jerry Schappert and Bryan Baird recap some of the most interesting posts on the Pest Cemetery Facebook Group.This podcast is your opportunity to catch up on posts … Continue reading

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Dodged a bullet

The day started out simple enough, mostly routine stops, nothing out of the ordinary… or so I thought. The office calls and says they have a customer that needs someone out soon, today if at all possible. I say, “sure, I’ll … Continue reading

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Pest Control Marketing – Hal Coleman UNPLUGGED & UNCENSORED Workshop!

I rarely post advertisements…. oh what am I saying… the side bars are full of ad’s and I must have 30 posts/articles from friends in the industry touting their companies or products.  And.. the thing is, I don’t receive a … Continue reading

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A Friend In Need

Ours is a big family. Thousands of members, brethren if you will, that have come together for the common cause of good. Good to our industry, good to the public we serve and good to each and every company and … Continue reading

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Win the War Against Rodents:

Rodent season is here and mice are looking for a warm place to seek shelter.  These pests carry many diseases and can harm your family and damage your home.  Diseases such as Salmonella and Hantavirus can be transmitted to humans. … Continue reading

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How Green Is My Pest Control

definition |ˌdefəˈniSHən|noun 1 a statement of the exact meaning of a word, esp. in a dictionary.• an exact statement or description of the nature, scope, or meaning of something: our definition of what constitutes poetry. the action or process of defining … Continue reading

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DDT Did You Know

The following excerpts are presented to you from credible sources (cited below) and set in order to briefly tell the DDT story. I have set them this way because it would take the average reader several hours to glean all … Continue reading

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Issues With Rodent Control Safety:

Do you remember where you were during the 1986 Challenger space shuttle disaster?  It was a National tragedy and loss that affected all who remember that day. When you think of all the countless hours that went into preparations and … Continue reading

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The Do’s & Don’ts of Rodent Control

To kill a bug one needs only to apply his or her learning on the specific pests habits and that’s half the game. Insects don’t ‘think’ per se but rather react to stimuli or needs and bada bing, one dead … Continue reading

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The Top 28 Biting & Stinging Insects In The United States

In today’s post we have provided an infographic that includes the top 28 biting and stinging insects. Now mind you, these aren’t the only biting insects in the USA. However, these are the top ones known online, according to much … Continue reading

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The Shrill of Defeat, The Saga Continues

Although I didn’t get off to a great start instilling any real confidence in the man of the house, the fact that the mouse was gone & the screaming had for now stopped, gave me just enough wiggle room with … Continue reading

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The Thrill in Victory & the Shrill & Agony of Defeat

A beautiful fall day in Baltimore that in my mind couldn’t get any better. Not quite a chill in the air but gone was the sweltering summer heat that my bug trucks ‘360’ air couldn’t relieve even with both windows … Continue reading

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So Education Is The Key?

So as I’m pulling up at 9:02 for my 9 o’clock ‘retreat’ appointment, I see my client outside waiting for me looking all jittery and hunched over, staring straight down as he paces back and forth in the driveway smoking … Continue reading

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Bug Trucks & Weed Whackers Just My .02

Waiting for the light to turn green at a busy intersection can be a place of great learning. It’s a brief pause and insight into the world that otherwise is passing by in all different directions and at all different … Continue reading

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NEW AGE IPM RENEGADE

I’m beginning to hate IPM Sometimes the phrase “IPM” which is commonly thrown around in modern pest control lingo makes me sick. I’m tired of hearing companies advertise “we use IPM, integrated pest management”. Even the certifications that companies brag … Continue reading

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