Whistling passed the cemetery; Ipm,trapped in a spat & building relationships with your distributor

Each week, Jerry Schappert and Bryan Baird recap some of the most interesting posts from the Pest Cemetery Facebook Group.

If you’re not a member, you can join here: PestCemetery.com

In the latest edition of Whistling Passed Cemetery, the guys cover three threads.

Brandon Elmore asked Cemeterians:

“Sometimes, I believe the concept of IPM slips away from people! Who else out there still uses chemical control as a last resort? If you mention a certain pest to a bug guy, you instantly get a chemical product recommendation. Is IPM dying?”

Jeff Peck brought up a frustration many small companies see:

“Any other smaller operations ever feel like a peon to their distributors? Getting responses from my reps at Target and DMO is like pulling teeth. Ask my target rep on the status of an order instead of checking I get “I’ll check” yesterday and still haven’t heard any more… my rep at DMO when I ask about orders it’s no problem I get responses but once I ask about something like a price match I never get a response… growing tired of it, who’s everyone using that’s reliable? I may not order as much as a large company but I still have money ready to spend on products, who wants it?”

Lastly, Jonathan Langley reminded us of a potentially awkward position. Jonathan asked:

“Has anybody ever serviced a house in the midst of a husband and wife spat?”

Thanks to Brandon, Jeff and Jonathan for the posts!

To hear Jerry’s and Bryan’s responses, download the episode today!

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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