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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.

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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Whistling past the cemetery; episode 5

Happy Holidays From Pest Cemetery! For this special episode of Whistling Past the Cemetery, Jerry shares insight on how Pest Cemetery grew into one of the most active pest control communities on the internet. Acting on advice from his son, … Continue reading

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Whistling past the cemetery; episode 4

Each week, Jerry Schappert and Bryan Baird recap some of the most interesting posts from the Pest Cemetery Facebook Group. This post is a recap of the episodes released in December 2016. If you’re not a member of the Facebook … Continue reading

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The Ambiguous Pesticide Label/ Lets Make Labels Great Again

If the label on a pesticide product is the law (and there is NO DISPUTE of this fact), or so we’re told. Then deviating from it should bring consequences should it not? I mean going 55 mph through a school … Continue reading

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The Carson Project; A Mini Novel-Chapter One

It was suppose to occur in 2022 but things have changed and plans had to be sped up. The country has gone along for years with the scheme not questioning the science and the educated people behind it. With looming … Continue reading

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Whistling past the cemetery: Episode 3

For the last week of November, Jerry Schappert and Bryan Baird recapped three of the most interesting posts made on the Pest Cemetery Facebook Group.   The first thread mentioned was Diana Dincoff Wallace’s thread about Pharaoh ants.   She … Continue reading

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PSA for pest techs; The making of a paycheck

The following is a posting from the closed Facebook group of pestcemetery.com. It is a stark look at the true cost of what goes into making sure the owners bank account actually has the money in it so your paycheck … Continue reading

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Whistling past the cemetery Episode 2

Each Friday, Jerry Schappert and Bryan Baird recap of some of the most interesting posts on the pestcemetery.com Facebook group.This is your opportunity to catch up on posts you might have missed, hear what the hosts have to say about … Continue reading

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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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