Great Christmas Ideas For The Pest Control Technician

Wondering what to get that man or woman in your life who is a pest control professional? This list may be your answer!

It’s about that time of year again when shopping malls are filled with people buying gifts for loved ones hoping to spread some holiday cheer. Ah, the joy of giving, it makes us all feel good right? Unfortunately, a lot of that holiday cheer doesn’t quite hit the mark and you might be surprised what happens to the majority of the presents we give.

According to a poll by Western Union, up to 75% of people have lied about liking a gift that they did not like at all. Of those people only 1 in 5 will ever say anything so as not to hurt your feelings. What do they do with said gifts?

18% gets donated to charity. 15% is re-gifted, 11% returned to the store, another 11% tossed in the trash and 6% of the recipients try to resell their gifts. I guess the rest just gets put out in the garage or in a corner somewhere and is forgotten. Tsk Tsk, if we only knew just what that pest pro truly wanted, then we could have still have that great heart filled joy of giving while the receiver would be pleasantly surprised with something they really wanted and appreciate.

What The Pest Tech Wants?????

Now I’m no different than anyone else & I’ve gotten plenty of ties and tennis shoes (every year I get tennis shoes echhh) and these things are fine I guess but the ties get worn once in a blue moon and I still have shoes in the box from last year. I admit it’s hard to shop around for a gift for a pest controller & the gifts most would think of as unique–the technician will think of as PERFECT. But the problem is to get the idea or item in the mind of the giver so I’m hoping this ‘tech driven list’ will fit the bill.

Gifts I LOVE

Get me almost anything pest control related and I’m in 7th Heaven. No, not a case of snap traps although that would be better than shoes. I mean something maybe I’ve had my eye on but just never picked up- One year my wife got me an electronic termite sniffer & man that really was the bomb. Her and the kids also had nice shirts embroidered with my logo- I loved that. But it doesn’t even have to be expensive to be just as meaningful and/or appreciated. I’d love nice new bulb duster or say baseball type cap with built in lights in the bill. (saw them at Lowes) Maybe a copy of the technicians handbook or a coupon for a complete truck detailing, the list goes on and on. The point is, these are things pest techs might want and could really use and wouldn’t necessarily end up on e-bay.

Making A List & Checking It Twice

So here’s the thing, I could put together a pretty good list and supply the links and maybe, just maybe there’d be something you want and by chance someone you know will find this article and get it for you—- that’s to many maybes for me. Instead, I’ll suggest a couple but then the rest of this list will be up to you. Simply send your gift idea of what you’d like via the comment section below with a link of where your giver can find it.

Now if you’re like my family, my wife ALWAYS asks me what I want or if there’s something special she could get me that year and vice versa. (if not, I guess you’ll just have to get creative in hint dropping) So, now when she asks you simply say…”You know, I saw this great list of ideas on & I even put my wish list on the site.” and bada bing bada boom, she’ll find the list complete with where and how to find your desired gift and there ya go! Happy Holidays for everyone.

So, times running out, start sending your list now and make sure you get the word out. And Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah and Good Will to all this holiday season.

The Great Gift List of The Pest Control Tech

Tales of The Route Book*** The Pest Free Blue Print Book*** The Technicians Handbook***Exacticde Duster/Granule Applicator*** B&G Sprayer Equipment***

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**** Please note; comments with links won’t appear until I approve them so be patient. Make sure to check back and resend if not up just in case my spam filter kicks it out. If that fails contact me on my ‘ask the bug doctor’ tab above. I will also put the link in this list above as well as let your comment be published. For those of you not using your real names that’s Ok, just make sure you’re person can somehow know it’s you so you don’t end up with something else on the list.

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. 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.

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  • exterminatorsrock

    I told my wife I wanted 2 things, your 2nd book and virtually anything from here:

    Although, I will probably own your book before Christmas, I’m a little impatient.

  • Awesome site… Thx. & Thanks for the interest in my new book, it’s more of a how to which I think you have down cold but it might be a great resource none the less.

  • Dylan

    That’s a cool site. I’ll take a few of the $5K butterflies,,lol.

    Jerry, are you still doing the autographed copies of Tales From The Route?

  • Hey Dylan,
    My autographed book comes with a complimentary $5 k butterfly……. 😉 Yes-I’m keeping them going til my last batch sells out (going steady) check

  • bigbrythebugguy

    A boroscope.

  • Excellent idea– I have two. On e is super tiny but no light source. What I do is use the little fiber optic extension for a mini mag lite and both go in the hole. You can get the little scope on ebay. As well- I have a much larger one that oddly I use more often. It has a small screen where I can view what’s happening. I got that at Harbor Frieght, (a discount tool store) for $100 bucks and I find I use it a lot on commercial kitchen work checking out equipment housing for roaches. But ebay has both of these and even fancier ones.

    My advice would be to start off inexpensively because you may find that you don’t use them quite as much as you may think.

  • Dylan

    I got my book, but the butterfly display must have gotten lost…lol. That was a great book Jerry! My wife gave it to me Christmas Day and I couldn’t put it down. Unfortunatley that meant I finished it the next day. You’re a very talented writer.

  • Thank you SO MUCH– Hearing from peers is always a humbling experience. It means more than any other comment or correspondence I get….. I’m glad you enjoyed it.