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.


Pest Control Podcast





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The guys and I were thinking about what we could do for another special episode of the Arthropodcast when Patrick Baldwin of PestWorks said, “Hey, why don’t we interview the interviewer. You know the people that bring us the stories we read in the magazines? Why don’t we find out a little bit more about them.”

So, he hooked up with Brad Harbison Managing and Internet Editor of PCT magazine and asked him about industry trends, the future of pest control, and mergers and acquisitions, tips on how to write a better blog post, and Brad also shares a few stories from his years of working with PCT.

This is a change of pace for us, but it’s definitely something you want to check out.

Direct download: BradHarbison.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 12:36pm EDT

This week, we had the honor of talking with Paul Bello. Being a licensed pest management applicator since 1976, Paul has a unique combination of education and extensive field experience.

In episode 74, Paul shares stories about unique beetle infestations, working for the Miami Dolphins, appearing on Television shows (20/20 and National Geographic), and much more.

This is not an episode you want to miss!

Direct download: PaulBello2.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 6:59pm EDT

For episode 73, Bryan and Steve have a conversation with Daniel S Gordon of PCO Bookkeepers and TurfBooks. Daniel talks about his book "From Technician to CEO, the common pitfalls made by pest control companies, pricing strategies, "end game" tips, along with much much more.

You'll need a pen and pad for this episode, as Daniel is more than willing to share the knowledge he's acquired in his 20+ years of industry experience.

Direct download: EP73.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 8:38pm EDT

This week, our pest management podcasters cover commercial tips, how flesh flies hear, and the use of Wolbachia to combat mosquito-borne diseases like dengue and Zika.

They also check in with Patrick Baldwin of PestWorks to find out about the newest and future features of this awesome scheduling software.

Direct download: 72_Commercial_Tips_Flesh_Flies_an.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 7:37pm EDT

This episode, Bryan and Steve cover Daniel S Gordon's book, Mealworms in Korean food, an update on the Zika situation in Miami, and Corn Sweat (a real thing... I promise).

In addition, Bryan discusses an internal struggle he's experienced with his recently found industry fame. This might not be the most polished episode, but it's one you don't want to miss!

Direct download: EP71.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 8:26pm EDT

You read correctly; but whether it's true or not is a different story.

This week the fellas discuss the Zika situation in Florida, the Green Gorilla, and define the term "baseboard jockey". In addition, Bryan uses TV shows as an example for how your business practices can drift. 

Direct download: EP70b.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 6:13pm EDT

Recorded after a hot, muggy day, Bryan and Steve discuss New Zealand's goal to be rat free by 2050, how springtails become tree food, and Bryan's battle with snails at a particular account. 

Direct download: EP69.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 11:36pm EDT

  • What is the biggest mistake business owners make?
  • How much should a pest control business budget for advertising?
  • What are the most important things to consider when labeling your truck?
  • Why does Hal drive a bright red Ford F150?

Find out the answers to these questions and more as we sit down with Hal Coleman on this first episode in our "Start Up Series".

Direct download: start-up1.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 6:15pm EDT

This week, Bryan shares a great newsletter with tips on how to extend the life of your equipment, the guys chime in on the decline of Zika cases in South America, and Steve plays a clip from Patrick's interview with Andrew Larson. 

Direct download: EP67.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 8:58pm EDT

Here's another special edition of the Arthropodcast. This time, Patrick sits down with Andrew Larson of

Inbound marketing is the word of the day, as these fellas talk about increasing your marketing ROI, managing expectations, how to stand out in your market by being more awesome, what not to do with a signup page on your website, tips on how to increase your web traffic and how to convert more of that traffic into customers.

There is a lot of information on here, so you might want to listen two or three times or have a pad and pen close by.

Andrew and Patrick, thanks for taking the time gentlemen!

Direct download: andrewlarson.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 5:19pm EDT