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.

For our Halloween episode, we discuss how flies are used in forensic science, black widows eating their siblings, cicadas as food and a story about bot flies. Be sure to check it out! 

Direct download: EP80.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 8:43pm EDT

Legendary pest professional Paul Bello joins the team to share his tips on how to properly perform WDO inspections, what equipment he uses, when to use a moisture meter, and TONS of other useful information.

Direct download: PaulBellWDO3.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 8:44pm EDT

For our first episode of Webster Wednesday, Patrick and I give advice on what not to do when developing your online presence. Don't be cheese pizza! You can be "meat lovers", "veggie", or anything between - just don't be the same ole "Plain Jane" everyone else is being.

Direct download: WW1.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 9:44pm EDT

After a long hiatus, Bryan and Steve returned for the 78th episode. Fighting through audio issues, the guys talked about upcoming shows, a new product called Crossfire and whether IGRs actually work on bed bugs. Be sure to checkout the new mini-series called "Webster Wednesday".

Direct download: 78b.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 8:56pm EDT

For episode 77, Steve explains his IPM method for treating apartments and multi-family units. Bryan explains why he personally checks every job his company performs and why it is important for the professionals of our industry to "self police" ourselves. Bryan also touches on something called "situational pest control".

Direct download: EP77.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 10:09pm EDT

This week, Steve discusses the way he gets management's support in taking an IPM approach to apartments and multi-family units.

In addition, Bryan shares a lesson learned from an unsuccessful flea treatment, a new "game changing" bed bug product called CrossFire, and he also tells us about a pest control class he teaches at Valdosta State. 

Direct download: EP76.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 8:50pm EDT

For episode 75, Bryan and Steve discuss the how to control earwigs, a National Geographic article about using a shocking sex method to control Ash Boring Beetles, and Bryan gives a review of his new Green Gorilla Sprayer.

The guys also play a snippet of the Patrick Baldwin interview with Brad Harbison of PCT Magazine.

Direct download: EP75.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 5:45pm EDT

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