The Tao of pest control; The tech’s perspective

Few jobs give you the diversity and challenges that pest control does. In the morning you could be servicing a meat packing plant and by the afternoon checking rodent stations in a hanger next to a million dollar jet. In between you’ve been fighting fleas for Mrs. Jones and crawling in an 120 degree attic for the local realtor who has just sold a house. No job is the same and never a carbon copy day even with the same accounts month after month.

There is one constant with pest control professionals and you will see it with every service they perform. It’s not the equipment or the thousands of facts they can spout about the subterranean termite. It is the attitude or mind set that drives them to uncover the root of any given pest problem and the great satisfaction they get from solving the dilemma. True professionals never stop learning and hardly slow down on this journey into the ever changing. Pest control is a challenge to any person but it is one the quintessential technician thrives on. With this in mind I put together a short video presentation that I believe captures this standard and sets it out for both the seasoned vet or the rookie new to the job.

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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  • You are amazing, just when I think the last one was good you do one that is GREAT. You are the master!

  • The Bug Doctor

    Thanks Keith-

    I’m glad you enjoyed it.