Arthropodcast - A Pest Control Podcast for Industry Professionals. We Cover Pest Control News, Pest Control Topics, Pest Control Products
Arthropodcast is a weekly pest control podcast that promotes professionalism and industry expertise to business owners, pest control operators, sales reps, and inspectors.

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Direct download: Episode11.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 9:38pm EDT

True story.

Studies in 1948 and 1995 were conducted to determine the effect drugs would have on a spider's ability to spin webs when exposed to these said drugs.  Did I mention one of these studies was conducted by NASA?

Direct download: Episode10e.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 11:13pm EDT

I was actually going to take a whole different direction for Episode 9, but decided to change things up the day of release.  Hope you enjoy this one as much as I do.

Direct download: Episode9g.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 10:54pm EDT

On episode 8 of the Arthropodcast, I review a movie and talk about a recent mosquito experiment by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.  If you have question, comments, suggestion, or would like to be featured on the Arthropodcast, send me a message on or shoot me a tweet on Twitter - @stevejacksonus.

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Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 7:50pm EDT

In Episode 7 of Arthropodcast, Steve Jackson discusses age limitations, urban coyotes, and what smokers and bees have in common.

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Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 2:50pm EDT

In this episode. I discuss three freebies that have helped me in my career as a pest control professional.

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Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 12:13pm EDT

The pest control industry grew 3.5% in 2014, but it appears bed bug control is not the biggest contributing factor.

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Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 3:21pm EDT

Vacuuming is a great cleanout method; but is there a better, less-expensive way?  We'll take a look at an interesting option and the pros and cons that come along with it.

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Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 9:04pm EDT

Back in January of 2014, there was a bed bug study conducted by the University of Kentucky.

They took 10 strains of bed bugs from across the nation and exposed them to dry residues of Temprid SC and Transport GHP.

On my first read, I thought this study was a product face-off, which one is better.  I since then, have realized the researchers had something else in mind.

Their goal was to achieve an 80% mortality rate, they wanted some survivors. So they had to limit the time the bed bugs were exposed to the products. Reason being, they wanted to monitor the mortality rate of each strain's offspring.

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Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 5:50pm EDT

Interview with Mickey Ferrell of HomePro Pest.

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Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 7:43pm EDT