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Our first $1 million + year….An Honest Journey…Are YOU READY?

Its official, just got the news a bit ago, we thought we were going to end up short by about $40k for 2016, but we actually went over the million mark by the same amount! Can you imagine what these … Continue reading

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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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Chapter 2; A synopsis of my pest control career

Well I titled this article “A  synopsis to my pest control career” indicating it would be short… but then something went wrong. (my wife says I’m a talker-I guess that bleeds over into my writing) Ha!, well I guess it’s … 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 Ambiguous Pesticide Label/ Lets Make Labels Great Again

If the label on a pesticide product is the law (and there is NO DISPUTE of this fact), or so we’re told. Then deviating from it should bring consequences should it not? I mean going 55 mph through a school … Continue reading

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Whistling past the cemetery: Episode 3

For the last week of November, Jerry Schappert and Bryan Baird recapped three of the most interesting posts made on the Pest Cemetery Facebook Group.   The first thread mentioned was Diana Dincoff Wallace’s thread about Pharaoh ants.   She … Continue reading

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PSA for pest techs; The making of a paycheck

The following is a posting from the closed Facebook group of pestcemetery.com. It is a stark look at the true cost of what goes into making sure the owners bank account actually has the money in it so your paycheck … Continue reading

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Whistling past the cemetery Episode 2

Each Friday, Jerry Schappert and Bryan Baird recap of some of the most interesting posts on the pestcemetery.com Facebook group.This is your opportunity to catch up on posts you might have missed, hear what the hosts have to say about … 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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A Friend In Need

Ours is a big family. Thousands of members, brethren if you will, that have come together for the common cause of good. Good to our industry, good to the public we serve and good to each and every company and … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To Myself

ox·y·mo·ron ˌäksəˈmôrˌän/ noun 1. a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction (e.g.,faith unfaithful kept him falsely true ). I’m writing this article with a supreme confidence. However,  I don’t mind saying the words come with … Continue reading

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A War I Could Not Win Part II

As my feet grudgingly take me to my last stair downward, an over powering feeling of helplessness comes over me like a cold wave. In front of me is just the first part of an all but impossible task that … Continue reading

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A Tiger By The Tail

Long before I donned a suit and tie and hit the road as a wildly successful, –eh hem – cough cough,—-Commercial Salesman later to become a National Accounts rep, I was a simple and happy residential pest control salesman. (money … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Mouse Of St. Agnes

It’s 4:15 am on Wednesday and just like last week and the week before, I’m running late. With my defrost blasting and my windshield wipers doing what an ice scraper should have done, I careen down Reisterstown road heading for … Continue reading

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If You Had Three Wishes In Your Pest Control Business- What Would They Be?

Last inspection of the day and it couldn’t end quicker for Jim. Don’t get me wrong-Jim’s thankful for the business. He’s been on a roll as of late and it looks like his 7 years of hard work is finally … Continue reading

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