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A synopsis of my career; The death (not forever) of my pest control route

I loved the commercial route, I truly did. It wasn’t long ago, (maybe 3 or 4 years?) that I saw an ad in my pest control associations magazine for a commercial tech to work for one of the fastest growing … Continue reading

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A synopsis of my pest control career

There seems to have been a lot of interest lately in how I got started in pest control, how I started my business and all the things along the way that have gotten me to the point I’m at today. … 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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Dodged a bullet

The day started out simple enough, mostly routine stops, nothing out of the ordinary… or so I thought. The office calls and says they have a customer that needs someone out soon, today if at all possible. I say, “sure, I’ll … Continue reading

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The Shrill of Defeat, The Saga Continues

Although I didn’t get off to a great start instilling any real confidence in the man of the house, the fact that the mouse was gone & the screaming had for now stopped, gave me just enough wiggle room with … Continue reading

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Life With Bugs- Ryan’s Story of Passion

I remember junior high like it was yesterday. Rocking my corduroy JC Penny’s pants with my silk shirt and sweater vest, a set of railroad tracks in my mouth, and glasses that looked like they were out of 1975, I … 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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Unfinished

The day starts like any other, the break of dawn has barely cracked the eastern sky but Robert has already risen and gently taps the button on top of the alarm clock hoping to let his wife sleep in. It … 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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A War I Could Not Win Part 1

It’s Tuesday, 2:30 am: It is my first stop. A weekly account that is the crown jewel of my branch, indeed the envy of the region and one that rivals any in the entire company. The company, that is at … Continue reading

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The Four Seasons Of Truck # 2

The days grow shorter, it’s only 5:30 and the darkness is all but settled on the driveway. A crisp chill is in the air & it reminds our determined entrepreneur that another harsh period of time is upon him and … Continue reading

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Why Are Exterminators Expected To Be ‘Know It All’s?’

I was at the dentist the other day & in between rinse and spit and the anesthesia slurred words we had a pretty good conversation. Of course the topic came around to pest control, as it often does and soon … Continue reading

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Route # 9- In The Beginning

Jerry 1:1 In the beginning was route #9 and it was without form, void and a complete and utter mess.

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Route# 9 Part Two

It’s amazing how time flies when you’re having fun and the last 3 months for me were really like a blur. I never really was ‘overly’ fascinated by insects growing up but here I was just engrossed with everything I … Continue reading

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Route # 9

For most people sitting in a small break room watching videos, reading manuals and taking tests for 3 straight months might not be their idea of a great job. Especially when you’re barely making minimum wage. However I was fascinated … Continue reading

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