Category Archives: Tech Tips

Tips from the pros, this inter active topic invites other professionals keen insight to over coming problems and enhancing your pest control skills.

Unspoken Problems With Your Tubes In The Wall

Tubes in the wall pest control systems seem like the perfect answer to many drawbacks of traditional pest control service. On paper- it seems like a ‘win win’ for both consumer and provider alike. No one needs to be home, … Continue reading

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Another Termite Teachable Moment ‘Where To Drill In The Tile’

Hey there termite techs! Ever get to a termite job, unpack and plug in your big drill only then to see that you’ll be drilling through a tiled floor? To make matters worse the sales weasel, eh,emm, I mean sales … Continue reading

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Getting Creative With Pest Control Sticky Traps

Do you use insect glue boards aka, sticky traps? Whether you’re a professional or a DIY pest controller, I think we all do. They’re a very flexible and cheap tool that can help out in many ‘sensitive’ & or ‘tricky’ … Continue reading

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In Pest Control The Common Sense Of The Common Denominator Is Not So Common

I’ve never been accused of being the sharpest knife in the drawer and honestly, that’s ok. But you’d think after almost 3 decades of doing pest control I’d be the last one lulled into sleep over a minor problem and … Continue reading

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How To Treat Bugs Behind The Siding

Vinyl siding provides a great protective barrier for our home. It was first brought to market in the 1950’s as an alternative to aluminum siding and offered distinct advantages to homeowners tired of exterior maintenance of their home. This durable … Continue reading

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What Pest Treatments Work In An Attic?

The attic is one of the most challenging areas of any home to treat for pests. All you have to do is stick your head up in the entry on a warm summers day and you’ll quickly find out the … Continue reading

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A New Sponsor For Pestcemetery.com

First let me apologize to those of you who thought you’d be clicking in to the continuance of my latest series titled Route # 9 depicting my humble beginnings as a route technician. Don’t worry, part one and part two … Continue reading

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Proverbs In Pest Control

Talking to old vets of the industry can sometimes leave you to believe there’s not much to the job. Situations that make you & I pull our hair out in frustration don’t seem to move them. Setbacks and pest problems … Continue reading

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How Many Arrows Do You Keep In Your Pest Control Quiver?

Raise your hand if you’ve ever had a pest control problem that you’ve seemingly thrown everything but the kitchen sink at and still were not able to solve the problem. Excuse me while I type with one hand because the … Continue reading

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The Ancient Art Of Treatspections

Some of the best advice you’ll ever get from pest control guru’s is to always inspect first, treat second. Sage advice at least on paper. Over the years I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read this, been told … Continue reading

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The Dusting Cap Dilemma In Pest Control

I love it when I see pest techs dusting for pest control. I love it even more when I see a professional tech who’s doing the dusting. Dusting has so many positive aspects; Long term residuals, huge voids can be … Continue reading

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Top 5 Things Not To Say To The State Inspector

In all my years of pest control I’ve only had a couple of run ins with the state inspector. Actually I wouldn’t call them run ins per se, rather just a brief question and answer period. Fortunately for me, I … Continue reading

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Hey Bug Man! My Eyes Are Up Here

Where else but here in pestcemetery.com would you find the hard hitting, unbiased articles that tackle the truly important issues of the pest control industry? Does megatronpest.net give you this? How about the national magazines? No, there are just certain … Continue reading

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Ironies & Oddities And The Veterans Of Pest Control

Do any job long enough and you’re bound to see some really off the wall things somewhere down the line. I’ve been doing pest control for 27 years and hardly a day goes by where I don’t do a double … Continue reading

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Pest Pop Quiz

I know I know- Nobody likes a pop quiz. But as any pest control professional will tell you-to be great in this job, you’ve got to be ready for anything. So no excuses and don’t click away to go study. … Continue reading

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