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Syndication

During our interview with Larry Wise, we had some sound quality issues that weren’t correctable. Our only option was to cut those parts out entirely.

But a lot of good information was shared after the part that required to be deleted.

Given the flow of the conversation, there was no natural way of reinserting the remainder of the interview without post production dialogue.

So in favor of making these edits on what would have been the last five minutes of the last episode, we decided to give you a mid-week bonus.

This broadcast includes what you didn’t hear from our interview with Larry Wise.

Direct download: episode16-bonus.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 6:57pm EDT

As promised, this week we bring you Larry Wise of Jacksonville, FL. Larry is an urban entomologist, third generation pest management professional, and a partner with Bug-Man Pest Control.

Today Larry will give us some insight on what it takes to be an entomologist, he'll share some stories about what it's like to work in a lab setting, he'll talk about bed bugs, chickens, cockroach smoothies and a few other things as well. You won't want to miss this one.

Direct download: episode16.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 10:58pm EDT

On Episode 15 of the Arthropodcast, we discuss the growth in podcasting, CimeXa, Steve's traumatic experience with a Pit Bull, future guests, and the one person Bryan does NOT want to appear on the show. It's not the most informative episode, but entertaining nonetheless.

Direct download: Episode15b.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 12:09pm EDT

On Episode 14 of the Arthropodcast we discuss Father's Day, the Termidor Supplemental Label, Larry Wise, how we got into the pest control industry, and a few crazy tales we've experienced as PCOs.

Direct download: Episode14.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 7:48pm EDT

In this episode we discuss the Termidor label change, spider mating habits, and what Bryan would do if he were President of the United States.

Direct download: Episode_13b.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 11:49pm EDT

I'm completely STOKED about this new format. Please help me welcome Bryan Baird to the Arthropodcast! Check out the 12th episode as we discuss the latest fruit fly study, an albino squirrel sighting, and which celebrities would make the best/worst exterminators.

Direct download: celebrityedition3.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 6:30pm EDT

There’s been some question about Wikipedia usage for the Best Exterminator on Earth 30 day SEO challenge.  I’m not saying you can’t use the site for backlinks, visibility, or whatever, I’m saying wikipedia pages will ignored in the Search Engine Results Page.

 

The reason for this wiki ban stems from last years"World's Coolest Exterminator" competition.

 

As you probably now Wikipedia is a site with tremendous authority, so it ranks well in Google for just about everything.

 

So, I wrote an article on the site explaining the origins and rules of the World’s coolest exterminator competition. That article was crawled by web spiders, indexed and given the top position of Google within 20 minutes of the time I hit publish! Within another 20 minutes, the moderators killed the article citing, "Contest was not of significance". The search results, however, continued to give the dead article the top position for several days. When you clicked on the link, it took you to a "Page Removed" notification.

 

When this happened, I knew the site could be abused to win the contest. Simply submit an article 20-30 minutes before the competition ended and have a top ranking position. Sure the moderators would take the new "Best Exterminator on Earth" article down, but it would probably be alive at the time of the deadline.


And for someone, including myself, to employ that type of strategy would take the skill out of the contest and reduce it to an matter of timing - there’s really no fun in that. So, I hope that clarifies things.

Direct download: Best-on-earth_0001.wmv
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 2:50pm EDT

This is a great way to let the customer know you really care about them. Thanks for the tip Northeastern Exterminating!

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