The times, they are a changing

The Times…They are a Changing written by Daniel D.Dye II. An associate certified entomologist with over 4o years experience Daniels insight and expertise is highly sought after in the pest control industry. We are thankful for his contribution and hope we can look forward to many more articles, podcasts and interactions. Daniels other passions are photography, spiders and the study of snakes. You can see Daniels work in these areas here. www.floridabackyard snakes.com on the web and his Facebook group here. www.floridabackyardspiders.com is very popular on the web and also has a companion Facebook group here.

I’m sometimes asked, which control product should I for a certain pest or which product is better, this one or that one? In many cases a control product is not needed at all. While I believe the control products we have at our beck and call are important tools, it’s my opinion we rely on them way too much.

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Whistling passed the cemetery; Lost techs, wives and support

Each week, Jerry Schappert and Bryan Baird recap some of the most interesting posts from the Pest Cemetery Facebook Group.

If you’re not a member, you can join here: PestCemetery.com

This time around, Jerry and Bryan talk about the Pest Cemetery Live 2017 cruise. In addition, Jerry shares the experience of losing a 15 year technician to retirement and the joys of interviewing the tech’s replacement.

The guys also chime in on an outstanding Facebook post by Renee Vickers Ferree. Renee wrote:

“As the wife of an aspiring pest control owner/operator, what can I do to help start the business and give moral support to my husband during the startup phase?

What should I NOT do during this time?”

Thanks for the great question Renee!

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Whistling passed the cemetery in New Mexico

This week, Jerry and Bryan discuss Jerry’s trip to New Mexico and why it’s important to grow your pest control arsenal. The guys also chime in on whether they prefer bed bug or termite jobs.

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Pestcemetery live cruise a HUGE success & 3 interviews you cannot afford to miss

On March 10th 2017 Royal Caribbean’s cruise ship The Majesty, set sail on what was an epic 3 day journey. With close to 40 pest professionals on board, this fun filled trip turned into so much more. Friendships were cemented, ideas and strategies freely went back and forth and the ‘family’ bond that we all share on the Facebook page pestcemetery.com were set for life, only now, face to face.

The idea of the cruise started as just that, a quick comment in a phone conversation months and months ago that once stated out loud refused to die. The thought of actually getting together and reproducing a setting (enjoyed on our FB page) where participants sat at the same table and regardless of company size, time in the industry or any other factor was just to great to not give it a try. Ask any of the pestcemetery cruisers and I’m sure you’ll get the same resounding answer. “I’m glad you (we) did it!” Please read on;

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Whistling passed the cemetery; Kudo’s, Harry Bryan & winter services

Each week, Jerry Schappert and Bryan Baird recap some of the most interesting posts from the Pest Cemetery Facebook Group.

If you’re not a member, you can join here: PestCemetery.com

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Whistling passed the cemetery; Insights from THE ID Guru Daniel D.Dye

Jerry sits down with Daniel Dye to discuss how to become better at identification, discontinued products, roaches, termites and much, much more.

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Whistling passed the cemetery;muscling through, Bora care and finding employees

Each week, Jerry Schappert and Bryan Baird recap some of the most interesting posts from the Pest Cemetery Facebook Group.

If you’re not a member, you can join here: PestCemetery.com

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Whistling passed the cemetery; when Harry met BBQ

This week Bryan & Jerry explore the idea of a home office, winding up hoses and spend a few minutes speaking with one of the Nicest (also could be spelled Nisus) gentlemen in the industry. Harry Bryan Jr. explains his passion for the pest control industry, BBQ and the attributes of Foam Fresh. He’s got a fully accredited commercial kitchen in his garage so we’re gonn ahave to give his due on this one. 😉

Check out this demonstration of Foam Fresh in action and download a free brochure here;

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Pestcemetery ball cap / big & tall shirts

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For those who are Big & Tall and have wanted a shirt…your day has come.


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A synopsis of my career;my time with Cheech & Chong

Ok Ok,…. enough you say of this long drawn out synopsis. I get it. You’ve read I’m sure, my adventures as a commercial salesman and my rise to a national accounts rep. Where did I go next? Where, after my my devastating experience did I end up and what direction did my path take? Oh? You haven’t read that? Follow those little blue links (or whatever color they are these days) and you can see some of the lowest parts of my career. The dark shadows of the business world that consumed me and sucked me down to a place I thought I’d never get out of. A cold dark place where I believed with my whole heart would destroy my love for an industry that had given me such hope, such fervor for living and a zest for working that I had never had before.

But it happened… I can’t deny it… I can’t… as well… lay the blame solely at the feet of my employer… please. Follow the links for THAT side of the story but please as well. Allow me just a little latitude in what I’m about to write next… It was my darkest time.

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Whistling passed the cemetery; the cobbler has no shoes

Each week, Jerry Schappert and Bryan Baird recap some of the most interesting posts from the Pest Cemetery Facebook Group.

If you’re not a member, you can join here: PestCemetery.com

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Whistling passed the cemetery; Clint Eastwood, relatives and raccoons

Each week, Jerry Schappert and Bryan Baird recap some of the most interesting posts from the Pest Cemetery Facebook Group.

If you’re not a member, you can join here: PestCemetery.com

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Whistling passed the cemetery; episode 8

Each week, Jerry Schappert and Bryan Baird recap some of the most interesting posts from the Pest Cemetery Facebook Group.

If you’re not a member, you can join here: PestCemetery.com

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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 in the closed Facebook group pestcemetery.com. If you’re not a member and you’re in the pest control industry, you might want to request to join. The learning never stops and the insight from pros found AROUND THE WORLD is astounding. Here is one example.

Retail Pesticide Products; Why It’s a “Non-Issue”

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Whistling past the cemetery; episode 7

Each week, Jerry Schappert and Bryan Baird recap some of the most interesting posts from the Pest Cemetery Facebook Group.

If you’re not a member, you can join here: PestCemetery.com

01/09/17

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