Whatever Happened To These Pest Control Tools?

Oldie but goodie
Tried and true

You worked so well
What happened to you

You were $900 bucks when you were pristene
Now covered in dust, my grand foam machine

Cracked and brittle you no longer reach all
Gone are the days of my 3 foot Whitmire straw

No longer in stock you use to sit by my puffer
I do miss the exact little doses of my Niban snuffer

What about you who wouldn’t clog if I tried
Replaced by a log jam but still called Tri Die

And where is the residual and was any knockdown faster
Than my painted on friend the ultimate Killmaster

Old techniques too under foot are trod
Does anyone ever even attempt the old long rod

Replaced revamped and targeted tools
Give way to the DIY and other such fools

No care or skill or once respected expertise
Are found in todays tools no not like all these

Who cares if it’s sweet eating or complex biology
For a mere $20 bucks and a hosing I’m told I’ll be bug free

I don’t need an expert I don’t need seasoned vet
This sites got the answer with my hard earned money I’ll bet

This can is shiny this concoction is new
Just a few more dollars but I’m not calling you

So new and improved will always march on
Experience and knowledge are these things gone

Since bugs don’t care if you have the latest sprays or bait
And clients want dead bugs and for this they can’t wait

New tools will come and go as the old disappears
But nothing will erase clients phobias disapointments and fears

So bring on the modern and latest miracle sprits
You can’t delete the old technician to where your new can of fogger still sits

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. 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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  • Pest Kil

    AH HA!!! The old good Killmaster days!!!! I remember painting Killmaster on and having mounds of dead bugs within a day or two!

     Very good for showing your new customer all the bugs that you are killing!!!

    Then came the calls from customers about the blistering paint etc. wooops!!!!

    Eric Kroon
    PestKil Inc.

  • lol- and melting screens were a problem too but I couldn’t find a word that rhymed with bubbled paint…… 😉

  • Your lost cause,  poetry or something akin to it – lol. But yes I remember those good ole days but times change and so must we, lower doses better equipment. But good reminiscing of days gone bye….

  • Hey that could be a a good company tag line- “lower doses, better equipment, Papa Johns— whoops. Call my copyright lawyer!

    lol- Actually the LAST TOOL of the my attempt at poetry was the real point. Let’s dust off those technicians and let em at it….

  • Mel

    Three foot straws? Actual straws or are you talking about the system three?

  • The little red injection straws on your aerosol which are about 6 inches–well they use to make one that was about 3 feet in length and you could feed that thing way back into refer motors, wall voids and otherwise impossible areas.  You could request one from your distributor as they wouldn’t provide a bunch like they do now with the little straw. You had to tote it around coiled up and eventually it would weaken and break so you’d get another. The last one I could get  (at least around here) was about 7 or 8 years ago. I miss those straws!

  • Mel

    That’s what I thought you were talking about. They’re awesome for c&c treatments. I was given a Whitmire system three and I prefer the simple three foot straw over the glorified three foot straw on steriods and the $200 price. If you’re using Terminix, ooops I mean Univar as your distributor maybe they can have them shipped in from another location?