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 the latest episode of Arthropodcast, we had the privilege of speaking with Joseph Latino, Chief Operating Officer of Allergy Technologies. In this episode, Joseph talked about active ingredients, repellency, formulations, bed bug preventative strategies and a unique product called ActiveGuard(TM) Mattress Liners.

Direct download: Joseph_Latinob.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 5:22pm CDT

This week, Jerry and Bryan talk about the Pest Cemetery Live 2017 cruise. In addition, Jerry shares the experience of losing a 15 year technician to retirement and the joys of interviewing the tech's replacement.

The guys also chime in on an outstanding Facebook post by Renee Vickers Ferree. Renee wrote:

"As the wife of an aspiring pest control owner/operator, what can I do to help start the business and give moral support to my husband during the startup phase?

What should I NOT do during this time?"

Direct download: WPTC15.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 7:39am CDT

For the final installment of Pest Cemetery Live 2017, Jerry sits down with the highly respected Daniel D Dye of Florida Pest Control.

Direct download: Daniel_II.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 8:50pm CDT

As promised, Here's another epic interview from Pest Cemetery Live 2017. For this episode, Jerry interviews the one and only Paul Bello. 

Direct download: WPTCLivePaul.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 9:12pm CDT

What happens when a legend sits down with an icon? Find out when Jerry Schappert interviews arguably the brightest mind the pest control industry has ever seen. 

Direct download: Doc.mp3
Category:Pest Control Podcast -- posted at: 8:21pm CDT

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