Category Archives: Tools of the trade

Pest control is unique in that its tools are specialized to deliver the most exact treatments in the most in exact situations. These articles delve in what professionals use to rid your home or business from unwanted pests.

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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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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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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The Unintended “Stick” of The Sticky Trap

The next time you go into your distributor, ask for a box of ‘Mr. Stickies’ and see what kind of reaction you get. I don’t know why I call them that, just a name I picked up somewhere and it … Continue reading

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Boric Acid-Did You Know?

In my job I see A LOT of Boric Acid. It seems to be the answer to almost any pest problem out there. I’ve seen entire lawns covered with it, dog houses, thick lines around babies cribs, baseboards outlined, cupboards, … Continue reading

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Why I Love Niban

How many pest control products can you find that are labeled for indoor and outdoor use, can withstand 4” of rain and won’t mold, don’t degrade in heat or sunlight, no known resistance, can be used in a power duster … 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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Great But Darn Near Useless Tools Of Pest Control

A while back I wrote a series of articles with videos about “High Priced & Useless Tools.” In retrospect, I’d change the title to the one I’m using for this article because the tools mentioned aren’t completely useless as it … Continue reading

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High Priced & Useless Termite Tools- Listening & Sniffing Device

Continuing with our series on expensive termite tools that may not be worth all what you pay for, I want to share with you two more. As with the others in my tool box I don’t completely discount these nor … Continue reading

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High Priced Useless Termite Detection Tools-Moisture Meter

In my little sleepy town there is a myth that is being perpetuated just about everyday. Now thankfully it isn’t catching on like wild fire and it seems to only have one source but it has been the reason for … Continue reading

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High Priced Useless Termite Tools?

What would you say would be the perfect termite inspection tool? Of course it would have to be 100% right? No false positives, never a possibility of something else that triggered it- inexpensive is a given and it would have … Continue reading

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Pest Control Terminology

I think every industry has its own little subset of language and pest control is no different. Nurses say ‘Q’ to substitute the word ‘every’, salesman give ‘pitches’ and truckers are ‘dead heading’ when they don’t have a load but … Continue reading

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Dealing With Tubes In The Wall ‘Blow Back’

A common problem in servicing pest tubes systems is blow back. Air and pressurized liquids are shot from specialty machines into the system and suppose to come out tiny little laser slits in the target area as a fine mist. … Continue reading

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What ever happened to insecticidal crayons?

It was just a few years ago I remember a new pest control invention coming across the TV with a ‘Ronco’ buy it NOW style ad. Much like the sonic pest chasing devices it claimed to work on all sorts … Continue reading

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The do’s and don’t of door knocking for pest control sales

My first experience with selling door to door was in Spokane Washington and I was a window washer at the time. I had my bucket, squeegee and bottle of ammonia and I was going to tackle the world. After a … Continue reading

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