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.

To become an A.C.E. in the United States, you must:

  • Hold a current pesticide applicator's license issued by a state, federal, military, or tribal authority.
  • Have a minimum of 5 years experience in the structural pest control industry.
  • Submit two letters of reference from professional colleagues (ACEs, BCEs, employers, past employers, major clients, government officials, etc).
  • Sign the ACE Code of Ethics
  • Submit your application 30 days in advance of taking the test (and pay membership fee $355-$395).
  • Pass the examination with a score of 75% or higher.
Direct download: 94_ACE.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 6:51pm CDT

Patrick and Steve discuss their favorite apps for pest control. Be sure to check this episode out!

Direct download: webster16b.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 9:32pm CDT

This week, Bryan and Steve cover a CDC report about a few acute illness cases involving Nuvan Pest Strips. Steve also shares the story of Ben Feldman and Bryan reminds us the importance of keeping your axe sharp.

Direct download: EP93.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 8:43pm CDT

First off, Jerry and Bryan cover a post made by James Sneed.
 
James writes:
 
"There are a lot of business owners on this page. Kudos to you men and women. This post isn't for you, this post is for the plethora of employees that work hard day in and day out. My best advice is this, not everyone is meant to be an entrepreneur. Some are meant to be #2, #3 or tech for life. Nothing wrong with that. Work hard. Master your craft. Serve with purpose. You are in a field of work that has done more for mankind's health and safety than they will ever know. Thank you all. And thanks to the great owners out there!"
 
Next up, the guys share the last part of Bryan's interview with Harry Bryan. This time they talk about Niban.
 
The second Facebook post the hosts cover came from Hunter Hughes.
 
Hunter asks, "What're you guys doing for winter services? Say you're doing quarterlies and their spray comes up but there's snow on the ground, what's your guys' process and how do you go about explaining to the customer the need?
 
Lastly, Jason Yrigoven posts a question about reinvesting: 
 
"How much of your yearly earnings would you say go back into the business? Not looking for specifics just a ball park guess. Maybe in percentage? 30-50%?"
Direct download: WPTC14.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 3:54pm CDT

Here's the bad news: There is no home run. You have to put the work in. Buying "Likes" is not an option.

The good news? Patrick gives two AWESOME tips! One is an app and the other is a new Facebook feature.

What are they? Check out this episode of Webster Wednesdays and find out!

Direct download: More-Likes.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 9:17pm CDT

What's the difference between spying and observing from afar? Is it possible to maintain your tech's trust if you practice either method? Bryan and Steve share their thoughts on the topic.

In addition, Bryan shares his findings on his Altriset research. Thanks to Daniel Dye for supplying a TON of information we would not have found elsewhere!

Direct download: EP92.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 4:01pm CDT

Jerry sits down with Daniel Dye to discuss discontinued products, roaches, termites, how to become better at identification and much, much more.

Direct download: jerryanddanieldye2.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 9:11pm CDT

For episode 91, Steve rants about edible insects and challenges the demands we put on new hires. Bryan shares a story about the need to be thorough and mentions a termite product named Altriset.

Direct download: EP91.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 5:59am CDT

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

 

The first post mentioned came from Chris Rowland. Chris asked, “For all the one man bands....what do you do when you get sick or injured? I pulled my back out on Tuesday and I haven’t been able to work all week. Still in pain and can't work. I never have issues like this and don't have a back-up plan.

 

Next up, the guys play a clip from an interview about Bora-Care with Harry Bryan.

 

Calvin Moehle had an excellent question in regards to marketing a new business. Calvin asked, “When opening a new Pest Control business is it best to let the area you’re in know you’re a New Pest Control business just starting or is it best to kind of just start marketing like you have been around for years?

Lastly, Kyle Parker asked, “What is your preferred method of finding employees? Websites etc…”

 

Until next week, take care!

Direct download: WPTC13.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 7:20pm CDT

This week, Patrick and Steve share ideas on how to make your content more creative.

Direct download: creative_content.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 9:58pm CDT