Category Archives: In my opinion

After more than a quarter century I’ve seen a lot of what goes right and what turns out so wrong in pest control. Myths, distorted facts and truths people just don’t adhere to are rampant by word of mouth alone. Add the world wide web to the mix and in becomes very hard to know what to believe. Here I give you my opinion on a variety of subjects but beware, my view may be not what you expect.

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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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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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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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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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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Five Celebrities That Would Make Terrible Exterminators

Question: Which celebrity do you think would make a terrible exterminator? Last year, I visited the topic. You can find the original post here. I have no idea why, but for some explainable reason, I felt the need to revisit … Continue reading

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The Pest Control Industry & The Media

The old saying “any publicity is good publicity” may work for some but I don’t think that’s ever worked for the pest control industry. Not at a national level anyways. Recently the national head line news has been the horrific … Continue reading

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When Are You To Old To Do Pest Control?

Living in the retirement capital of the world I have the distinct honor to serve many members of our society who have dedicated multiple decades to their careers. Retired postal workers, military, executives, home makers, (do you ever really retire … Continue reading

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The Find

bucket list noun informal a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime: making this trip is the first thing on my bucket list. A bit morbid to think about but let’s … Continue reading

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Let’s Throw Professional Exterminators Under The Bus With A Pest Pro Driving

To throw (someone) under the bus is an idiomatic phrase in American English meaning to sacrifice a friend or ally for selfish reasons. It is typically used to describe a self-defensive disavowal and severance of a previously-friendly relationship when the … Continue reading

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Treat Thy Neighbor As Thyself

In my craft, (pest control), I have absolutely no problem performing in front of anyone and quite literally,  I have. From huge business tycoons, famous people, other pest control professionals all the way to the sweet little person who lives … Continue reading

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Great & Not So Great Freebies In Pest Control

Something about running a pest control route that happens to everybody, not just me. People give you stuff! Now it doesn’t happen everyday and it’s not always a big ticket item, but there is definitely some sort of karma thing … Continue reading

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