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The tech tip page is designed for the professional pest control operator but even the do it yourself home owner will find this short but practical advice section beneficial. We invite pco’s to add tips of their own or improve the ones written about. To comment or improve a tip simply write your thoughts in the comment section below. For a feature tip you can e-mail me at thebugdoctor@pestcemetery.com . Your tip and any link to your blog or company as well as pictures are welcome and will be posted as it’s own article to be commented or improved on by your peers.
There is so much knowledge and experience to draw on in our industry and it is my hope that we can all learn and improve our skills in the process.

Tip # 1

Pre cor 2000 plus and cold weather

This can sat in my hopper all day-the high was 25 degrees

This can sat in my hopper all day-the high was 25 degrees

When winter weather comes you start to find that certain tools in your arsenal begin to act differently. B&G’s might freeze up and the brass may even burst from swelling, glue board paper peels with ease and most if not all of your aerosols suddenly spew out like wasp freeze instead of the micro particle fog that you’re used to. While some more than others, Pre cor 2000 plus seems most susceptible to the cold. Nothings worse than having your client near while you take the can out to treat and instead of a fine mist giving you a great spot treatment you get a jet stream of goo that soaks a 3 inch spot on their oriental rug.

At least in my state in is illegal to ride with any chemicals in the cab but in any place it’s not the safest thing to do. I’ve been told by

Only 20 minutes in a warm room and I was back in business

Only 20 minutes in a warm room and I was back in business

state inspectors that they would ‘wink’ at this if inspected but that doesn’t help in an accident. For me, I bring my aerosols (& B&G’s) inside every night after work. My shop gets to cold and my garage is no help either so I put them in my laundry room where they will keep at room temp. That is usually enough if my stops are close enough together. The cans do get cold in between runs but the time in my homes keeps them from getting to chilly. Now I do live in Florida so the problem is short lived compared to someone up north but the same worked well for me even when I was in Maryland.

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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. Pestcemetery.com 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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  • Move somewhere warm oh wait you did. I heard it was a bit chilly I talked with someone last week from Wisconsin where it was 8. I’ll try to come upo with some tips for you other than stay warm.

  • Move somewhere warm oh wait you did. I heard it was a bit chilly I talked with someone last week from Wisconsin where it was 8. I’ll try to come upo with some tips for you other than stay warm.