From Throwing In The Towel After A Year To Rediscovering His Inspiration: Benjamin Williams of Pest Ref Services On The Pestgeek Podcast With Franklin ‘The Pestgeek’ Hernandez

Anyone who thinks running a pest control business is easy needs to watch this video. On today’s episode of The Pestgeek Podcast, host and integrated pest control management specialist Franklin ‘The Pestgeek’ Hernandez interviews Benjamin Williams of Pest Ref Services. Pest Ref Services is described as a family-owned and operated pest control company, dedicated to…

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Is A One Time Roach Control Service Enough To Control A German Roach Infestation? Here Are The Facts!

How do we understand and determine the effectiveness of a German roach control service? On today’s episode of Pestgeek Podcast, host and Integrated Pest Management Professional Franklin ‘The Pestgeek’ Hernandez shows how glue boards are placed under the refrigerator and stove to monitor the reduction of a German roach population. This one in particular was…

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Wildlife Control Consultant Stephen Vantassel Discusses Beaver Water Management Devices: Culvert Protection

Due to the extirpation of beavers from many of their home ranges, it is paramount that wildlife control specialists take this into consideration when dealing with culvert protection. On today’s edition of the Living The Wildlife Podcast, host and wildlife control consultant Stephen Vantassel discusses the importance of beaver water management devices, specifically culvert protection…

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Why Knowing Your Market & Understanding The Long Game Is Key To Your Pest Control Startup! Part 3 of ‘Surviving Stage 4 Cancer To Startup With J. Macaluso III’

if you are considering starting your own pest control startup, understanding your market is essential. Not only is this essential but it goes hand in hand with long term goals: the long game plan is key to success. On today’s episode of The Pestgeek Podcast, host and integrated pest control management specialist Franklin ‘The Pestgeek’…

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This Restaurant Is Plagued By Roaches Coming In From The Sewer And Here’s How To Fix That!

The last place you need a roach infestation is at a restaurant! On today’s episode of the Pestgeek Podcast, host and integrated pest control specialist Franklin ‘The Pestgeek’ Hernandez discovers a nesting site that is enabling roaches to come out of a drain and into a restaurant. This is a severe cockroach sewer infestation. There…

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‘Understanding Slip And Fall Hazards And Other Problems Related To Isolated Birds’ With Living The Wildlife Host And Wildlife Control Consultant Stephen Vantassel.

What can a wildlife control professional do when bird activity becomes a cause of dread for clients or when bird activity such as feces can become a slip and fall hazard? On today’s the edition of the Living The Wildlife Podcast, host and wildlife control consultant Stephen M. Vantassel discusses isolated birds. In addition to…

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Beating Stage Four Cancer To Launching A Pest Control Startup: The John Macaluso III Interview (Part Two): Finding Your Niche

Considering starting your own pest control management service? You do not want to skip this video! On today’s episode of The Pestgeek Podcast, host and integrated pest control management specialist Franklin ‘The Pestgeek’ Hernandez continues his interview with stage four cancer survivor John Macaluso III who is an industry veteran who is at the initial…

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Inspecting An Attic Of South Florida Home For A Difficult Ant Infestation

Ants getting into the bathroom through the extractor vent? On today’s edition of the Pestgeek Podcast, host and integrated pest control management expert Frank ‘The Pestgeek’ Hernandez inspects a south Florida home for white footed ants over bathroom vents and finds evidence such as the smell of dampness in the attic crawlspace.As Frank is unaware…

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Using Google Earth In Your Service Areas With Stephen Vantassel Wildlife Control Consultant.

Committing fuel and time to service areas without knowing the specifics on certain properties can be counterproductive and costly. On today’s edition of the Living The Wildlife podcast, host and wildlife control consultant Stephen Vantassel discusses how Google Earth can be used to get a a bird’s eye view of your service area or perhaps…

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Stop Comparing Yourself To Others! On Today’s Edition Of ‘My Journey in the Journey’ With Christian Allen

For many pest control business owners, it is easy to despair when comparing one’s progress to other small businesses. On today’s edition of the Pestgeek Podcast, pest control professional Christian Allan owner/operator of Tailor Made Pest Control brings us some motivation by sharing his thoughts on comparing yourself to others. In fact, Christian reminds us…

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This Is Why You Suddenly Have Rats In A Brand New Townhouse In Homestead Florida

Possibly the most aggravating thing to experience in a brand new townhouse is a rat infestation. How on earth does this happen?! On today’s edition of the Pestgeek Podcast, host and integrated pest control management expert Frank ‘The Pestgeek’ Hernandez explains how a beautiful brand new townhome can already be plagued by rats. This brand…

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Matthew Rivera of The Inspection Boys Franchise Explains Home Inspections On This Edition Of The Pestgeek Podcast

It is very likely, if you are a pest control professional, that you will often cross paths with a home inspector. On today’s edition of the Pestgeek Podcast, host and integrated pest control professional Franklin ‘The Pestgeek’ Hernandez interviews Matthew Rivera CEO of The Inspection Boys Franchise to discuss home inspections, termites, liabilities and how…

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Find Out Why Your Pest Control Roach Bait Failed: German Cockroach Inspection In Palmetto Bay Property

You placed your roach bait as usual but the problem is only getting worse. What is the issue? On today’s edition of the Pestgeek Podcast, host and integrated pest control professional Franklin ‘The Pestgeek’ Hernandez gives us a quick breakdown of the areas that are most often overlooked when performing a German roach inspection. On…

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Casey Lewis Of Rhino Digital Media Inc. On Today’s Episode Of The ‘Living The Wildlife Podcast’ With Wildlife Control Consultant Stephen Vantassel.

If you are a small business owner who needs to get a better grasp of the marketing side of your business, you do not want to miss this one. On today’s edition of the Living The Wildlife Podcast, host and wildlife control consultant Stephen Vantassel interviews Casey Lewis of Rhino Digital Media Incorporated Rhino Digital…

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Beating Stage Four Cancer To Launching A Pest Control Startup: The John Macaluso III Interview (Part One)

This is an episode that you do not want to miss. On today’s episode of The Pestgeek Podcast, host and integrated pest control management specialist Franklin ‘The Pestgeek’ Hernandez interviews stage four cancer survivor John Macaluso III who is an industry veteran who is at the initial stages of founding his own pest control startup.…

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Fields Development & Supply On Today’s Edition Of The Living The Wildlife Podcast With Stephen Vantassel.

“Unique Products”“Solid Workmanship”“Fair Prices” Fields Development & Supply is today’s topic. On today’s edition of the Living The Wildlife Podcast’, host and wildlife control consultant Stephen Vantassel Reviews Fields Development & Supply.Located in Groveport, Ohio, FD&S is a family owned and run business that takes pride in providing unique products for nuisance wildlife control and…

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Welcoming The Latest Addition To The Pestgeek Podcast Family: Christian Allan Of Tailor Made Pest Control In Louisville, Kentucky.

Today’s episode of the Pestgeek Podcast is special as we are happy to welcome Christian Allan owner/operator of Tailor Made Pest Control to the family. Tailor Made Pest Control is a small, local, minority owned pest control business located in Louisville, KY proudly serving Southern Indiana, Louisville, and the surrounding areas. On today’s edition of…

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What You Need To Know About Porcupine Winter Movement Behavior With Wildlife Control Consultant Stephen Vantassel

Porcupines are known as large rodents with coats of sharp spines, or quills, that protect them against predation. It is also known that the term covers two families of animals: the Old World porcupines of family Hystricidae, and the New World porcupines of family Erethizontidae. On today’s episode of the Living The Wildlife Podcast, host…

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The Streamlight Protac 1L 1AA Carry Light Product Review By Wildlife Control Consultant Stephen Vantassel.

This super bright dual fuel tactical flashlight is the perfect everyday carry light. It accepts a single lithium or alkaline battery, providing ultimate flexibility in the field to ensure professionals always have a beam when needed. On today’s edition of the Living The Wildlife podcast, host and wildlife control consultant Stephen Vantassel reviews the PROTAC®…

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Book Review By Stephen Vantassel: ‘Key Questions in Urban Pest Management’ (Partho Dhang)

Host and wildlife control consultant Stephen Vantassel reviews ‘Key Questions in Urban Pest Management’ By Partho Dhang on today’s edition of the Living The Wildlife podcast. This publication offers knowledge and training in this field vital for professional and trainee pest managers. It is specifically intended to provide an aid to such candidates. The book…

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Discussing Home Inspections, WDI Inspections and Pest Inspections With Eric Snider of Unity Property & Pest

After briefly discussing Eric’s background and pathway to home inspection and pest control he moves onto discuss what exactly constitutes a home inspection. If you are considering a career in home inspection or regularly deal with home inspectors, this interview is for you. On today’s edition of The Pestgeek Podcast with integrated pest control specialist…

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An Overview Of Biological Issues Regarding Porcupines With Wildlife Control Consultant Stephen Vantassel

Before getting into the specificity of porcupine control in upcoming episodes, Stephen will address several biological issues as they relate to porcupine. On today’s episode of the Living The Wildlife Podcast, host and wildlife control consultant Stephen Vantassel gives us a brief overview of porcupine biology. Porcupines are known as large rodents with coats of…

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Why Homeowners Living Near Florida Turnpikes Have Serious Problems With Mosquitoes And Why We May Not Be Able To Help Them.

Driving along a Florida turnpike during rainy season reveals miles of stagnant water. This is not good news for homeowners living nearby. On today’s episode of the Pestgeek podcast, host and integrated pest control management specialist Franklin ‘The Pestgeek’ Hernandez discusses the challenges of mosquito control on properties of homeowners living along Florida turnpikes and…

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Feral Pig Baiting With Stephen Vantassel & Guest Lee Williamson (Wildlife Biologist At Texas Parks & Wildlife).

Having discussed the challenges of feral pig baiting within the last few weeks, on today’s edition of the Living The Wildlife Podcast, host and wildlife control consultant Stephen Vantassel welcomes guest wildlife biologist Lee Williamson (Texas Parks & Wildlife) who has extensive experience with the reduction of feral pig populations through mammal pesticides developed over…

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This Is How I Have Managed To Become One Of The Highest Paying Pest Control Companies In Miami

If you are a pest control technician that wants to become a pest control operator or a solopreneur, this video is for you! On today’s edition of the Pestgeek Podcast, host and integrated pest control management expert Franklin ‘The Pestgeek’ Hernandez gives us an update on changes he’s made on a personal level as well…

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Host And Wildlife Control Consultant Stephen Vantassel Welcomes Dr. Michael Wierda For A Brief Discussion On The Importance Of Wearing Respirators

Join us for today’s discussion on the importance of wearing respirators. On today’s edition of the Living The Wildlife Podcast, host and wildlife control consultant Stephen Vantassel welcomes Dr. Michael Wierda for a brief discussion on the importance of wearing respirators. Dr. Michael Wierda is an Assistant Professor in Extension with Utah State University and…

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When Other Pest Control Companies Fail, It’s Your Chance To Own ‘The Problem’ By Asking ‘Why’!

When it’s clear that other companies have failed, you have an opportunity! Asking why is key to becoming the pest solution customers need. ‘Owning’ the problem other pest control companies refuse to deal with is today’s topic on this edition of the Pestgeek Podcast as host and integrated pest control management specialist Franklin ‘The Pestgeek’…

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Roaches Getting In Through A Crawl Space And Into Your Client’s Home? This Is How We Solve That With Exclusion!

On today’s episode of the Pestgeek Podcast, host and Integrated Pest Management professional Franklin ‘The Pestgeek’ demonstrates how crawlspaces are easy access for roaches to make their way into a home. This kind of problem calls for exclusion. For this we were able to create custom-made aluminum vinyl coated crawlspace vent that will not discolor…

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Reviewing Albert Taylor’s ‘Fundamentals Of Mantracking’

If you are a wildlife control professional, you need to watch this video. On today’s edition of Living The Wildlife, host and wildlife control consultant Stephen Vantassel reviews the Fundamentals Of Mantracking. Stephen discusses his passion for inspection, particularly wildlife damage inspection, identifying signs of animals that will ensure we do proper control over the…

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If You Can’t Charge Premium Prices In Your Area, You Need To Sell Exterior-Only IPM Services; Here’s Why!

Originally a 3 hour integrated pest control management business consultation, on today’s edition of The Pestgeek Podcast, host and integrated pest control management specialist Franklin Hernandez ‘The Pestgeek’ discusses the need to understand your market and strategize based on your target area, the type of house construction and average income levels of those areas. It…

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Watch This Video Before You Attempt Replacing The Hose On Your Ryobi Backpack Sprayer. It Is A Nightmare &This Is Why!

Although Ryobi backpack sprayers work well, the hose tends to damage easily and needs to be replaced often. If you attempt to do this yourself, you need to watch this video first because it can be a challenge. On today’s edition of the Pestgeek podcast, host and integrated pest management professional Franklin ‘The Pestgeek’ Hernandez…

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Stephen Vantassel Discusses The Humaneness Of Traditional Methods Of Wildlife Control On This Edition Of The Living The Wildlife Podcast.

The quality of compassion or consideration for animals is a concern that is increasingly important in today’s world. On today’s edition of the Living The Wildlife Podcast with host and wildlife control consultant Stephen Vantassel, we explore the issue of the humaneness of wildlife control methods as we witness growing concern around the country about…

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Tech Burnout & How Pest Control Management Companies Need To Address This Problem

Though rewarding on many levels, this job presents professionals with many challenges that involve grueling shifts in extremely hot weather often with little time to recover or hydrate. On today’s edition of The Pestgeek Podcast, host and integrated pest control management specialist Franklin Hernandez ‘The Pestgeek’ discusses the reality of tech burnout in the field…

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Fertilizing Landscape Palms In South Florida Can Be Nearly Impossible For Integrated Pest Control Techs: Here’s Why!

A poorly thought out landscape design can create major issues for IPM tech’s to maintain. Find out why. On today’s episode of the Pestgeek Podcast, we have another example of an impossible landscape. Three Royal palms and one Bismarck palm on an elevated uneven surface with rocks in between as well as tight ends that…

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Beaver Trapping With The Bailey Beaver Trap: A Product Review By Wildlife Control Consultant Stephen Vantassel

Today’s video finds wildlife control consultant Stephen Vantassel (Host of Living The Wildlife) giving us an overview of the The Bailey Beaver Trap. Do not skip this video if you are involved with beaver control as a wildlife control or removal specialist. A personal favorite of Stephen’s he is quick to clarify that he does…

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The Discipline to Self Manage Is Essential As An Integrated Pest Management Business Owner

If you are an IPM technician considering starting your own IPM business, this is something to think about. With a great number of pest control professionals coming from a diverse background that ranges from teachers to I.T. professionals, wrestlers and so on, it is clear that there is no particular background needed to become a…

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If A Green Island Ficus With Ligustrum Is Dropping Its Leaves And Turning Yellow It Is Because Of A Lack Of Water

Although initially thought to be water damage on this ficus tree, the evidence points in another direction. On today’s episode of the Pestgeek podcast, we are inspecting a Green Island Ficus on a Miami property with exposure to sun all day long. Having tested this irrigation system we find a stressed green island ficus. When…

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Is There Value In Belonging To An Association Or Club As A Wildlife Control Professional?

[wordpress] For many reasons, a considerable number of professionals in the wildlife control industry choose to remain independent of any industry associations. More often than not, they simply fail to see any value in joining an industry association. However, it is undeniable that more often than not, our voices are more effective collectively than as…

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Figuring Out How To Incorporate Exclusion Services In Your IPM Startup Business Using The 80/20 Rule

Making the transition from pest control tech to pest control business owner is never an easy step. Along the way, however, there are several things you can do to ensure you have the best chances of doing this successfully by learning from others. According to the Bureau of Labor, there are only approximately 83,000 pest…

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Why Integrated Pest Control Professionals Need To Do Irrigation System Inspections On A Regular Basis!

The yard on on this Miami property is maintained on a monthly basis. However, less than 30 days from our last visit, we find clear signs of draught and other problems caused by misaligned irrigation nozzles that need to be readjusted. On today’s edition of the Pestgeek podcast, host and integrated pest management professional Franklin…

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Is Running An Integrated Pest Management Business For You? It Can Be A Lonely But Rewarding Job Here Are The Pros & Cons

Running a business is hard enough. Running an IPM business is often a lonely endeavor. The question is: are you the right fit for this task? On today’s Pestgeek Podcast, holistic pest control management specialist Franklin ‘The Pestgeek’ Hernandez consultation with former high school math teacher Fred Estopier as he embarks on his own journey…

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Some Landscapes Are Impossible & Integrated Pest Management Cannot Do Much To Solve Their Problems

As integrated pest ;management professionals, we pride ourselves on doing our work efficiently and effectively. However, sometimes, no matter how we try, there just is not way to fix this. On today’s episode of the Pestgeek Podcast, host and integrated pest control management specialist Frank ‘The Pestgeek’ Hernandez reveals why certain landscapes are beyond the…

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Why Should Wildlife Control Associations Lobby Their Government? Because If They Don’t Others Will And This May Impact Your Business Dramatically

Find out why making your voice heard on many topics that impact your business is vital. You may not think lobbying your government for your interests as a wildlife control professional matters to you or your business but it actually should. On today’s edition of the Living The Wildlife Podcast, host and wildlife control consultant…

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When You Are Hiring, The Right Pest Control Tech Needs To Have Soft Skills & To Relate To People More Than Having Good Tech Skills

Of all the steps needed to launch your Integrated Pest Control business, there are 3 items most business owners struggle with. On today’s edition of the Pestgeek Podcast, host and Integrated Pest Management Specialist Frank ‘The Pestgeek’ Hernandez discusses the importance of three things when you are starting your own integrated pest control management business:…

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Maintaining Impossible Landscapes: Choosing A Beautiful Lawn Or Beautiful Trees To Give Shade On A High End Property?

Impossible landscapes to maintain on today’s edition of the Pestgeek Podcast with integrated pest control management professional Franklin ‘The Pestgeek’ Hernandez. This beautiful lawn on a lakefront property lined with over 30 palm trees has been serviced by us for close to 15 years yet we have never been able to fix some issues with…

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Understanding The Difference Between Alligator Euthanasia & Humane Alligator Dispatch As Presented By Wildlife Control Consultant Stephen Vantassel

There is an important distinction to be made by wildlife control professionals to help the public have a proper understanding of these procedures without perpetuating myths. On today’s edition of the Living The Wildlife Podcast, host and wildlife control consultant Stephen Vantassel gives us a brief presentation on alligator euthanasia which consists of terminating an…

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If You Are A Pest Control Tech, This Is Why You May Be Better Off Starting An Integrated Pest Management Business.

Are you a pest control pro who struggles with growth potential in your field? On today’s edition of the Pestgeek podcast, host and integrated pest control management professional Franklin Hernandez discusses the limited growth potential of an IPM technician versus an IPM business owner. In fact, the numbers show that there is plenty of room…

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The Burrow Buddy Gopher Trapping Tool Review By Wildlife Control Consultant Stephen Vantassel

Having trouble with gophers? On today’s edition of the Living The Wildlife Podcast, host and wildlife control consultant Stephen Vantassel reviews the Burrow Buddy gopher trapping tool. This tool is useful for catching pocket gophers, widely referred to simply as gophers (burrowing rodents of the family Geomyidae endemic to North and Central America. Gophers are…

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If Integrated Pest Control Management Is Such A Rewarding Career, Why Is It So Undervalued?

It may be a little known fact that most pest control professionals in the IPM industry come from diverse backgrounds. In fact, many IPM professionals come from different academic backgrounds and careers altogether. Having gotten his start in the IT field as a programmer, host and integrated pest control management professional Franklin ‘The Pestgeek’ Hernandez…

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Stagnant Water Along Miami Turnpike Is the Ideal Breeding Ground For Millions Of Mosquitoes

You are well aware that standing water is the number one breeding spot for mosquitoes if you are an integrated pest management professional,. Mosquitoes breed by laying eggs in stagnant water. Mosquito larvae thrive in standing water, the larvae require only minimal amounts of water. In fact, something as small as a puddle of water…

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A Brief Overview Of Wildlife Baiting Theory & Tactics By Wildlife Control Consultant Stephen Vantassel

If you are in the wildlife control business, you do not want to miss this video! Basic wildlife control baiting theory and tactics are the focus of today’s episode of the Living The Wildlife Podcast as host and wildlife control consultant Stephen Vantassel gives us a brief overview of the wildlife baiting theory and tactics.…

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Regardless of how much spraying, baiting, placing In2care traps or Inzecto traps we do, mosquito control will not be attainable if water is accumulating elsewhere on the property. On today’s episode of the Pestgeek podcast, as we follow up on a mosquito control program for a client, we come across the unfortunate sight of stagnant…

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Roof Rat Control Methods For The Wildlife Control Professional With Wildlife Control Consultant Stephen Vantassel

In our previous episode of the Living The Wildlife Podcast, host and wildlife control consultant Stephen Vantassel gave us a brief overview of Rattus Rattus biology. On today’s edition Stephen gives us a brief overview of roof rat control methods for wildlife control professionals. This rodent is generally referred to as the black rat or…

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Find Out How A Missing Tailgate Led Me To Start A Holistic Pest Control Business

Does starting a holistic pest control business sound like something you would like to do? What does a tailgate have to do with pest control? On today’s Pestgeek Podcast, holistic pest control management specialist Franklin ‘The Pestgeek’ Hernandez hears Fred Estopier’s amusing story about how a missing tailgate on his Dodge Tacoma led him to…

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Why This Major Draught Problem With Lawn Is The Result Of Irrigation System Issues In Miami Property

We service the lawn every 2 months. The last time we were here, the lawn looked great. This time, it has severe draught problems, why? On today’s edition of the Pestgeek Podcast, host and holistic pest control management specialist Franklin ‘The Pestgeek’ gives us a rundown on a major draught problem with a client’s lawn…

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An Overview Of The Use of Chloroform In Wildlife Control & The Controversy Behind It with Stephen Vantassel of The Living The Wildlife Podcast

The use of chloroform in wildlife control can be a source of contention on both sides of the industry. On today’s edition of the Living The Wildlife Podcast, host and wildlife control consultant Stephen Vantassel gives us an overview of the often controversial use of Chloroform in wildlife and pest control. Among the topics discussed,…

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Watch This Testimonial From A Holistic Pest Control Business Consultation With Franklin Hernandez ‘The Pestgeek’

Before starting this consultation, guest Fred Estopier discusses how watching many of our videos and posts have helped to shape his views in terms of how to start a holistic pest control business. In today’s video, this holistic pest management business consultation starts off with a personal testimonial of how a new mindset has been…

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How To Use Aluminum Phosphide Properly & How To Use A Fumigation Management Plan.

Commonly known by pest control specialists for its use in fumigating and controlling insects in grain bins, Aluminum phosphide is used to a lesser degree with burrowing rodents on the landscape. On today’s edition of the Living The Wildlife Podcast, host and wildlife control consultant Stephen Vantassel discusses the proper use of Aluminum Phosphide and…

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Startup Consultation with Fred Estopier: What You Need To Know Before Starting An IPM Business Pt.3

Startup Consultation with Fred Estopier What You Need Before Starting Up A Pest Control Business Part 3. On today’s edition, the final episode of this consultation, holistic pest control professional Franklin Hernandez ‘The Pestgeek’ continues his consultation with Fred in part 3 of starting an IPM business and what you need to know before you…

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What You Need To Understand About The Nitrogen Ban In Fertilizer & Its Impact On Pest Control In Miami

How are new bans on nitrogen in fertilizer going to affect pest control in Miami? On today’s episode of the Pestgeek Podcast, host and integrated pest control management professional Franklin Hernandez ‘The Pestgeek’ gives us an overview of the new ban on Nitrogen in fertilizers. These new fertilizer bans are coming to Miami Dade and…

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What You Need To Know Before Starting An IPM Business Pt.2: Startup Consultation with Fred Estopier

So What should you be aware of before you start an IPM business? On today’s edition of the Pestgeek Podcast (the second of a series), Holistic pest control professional Franklin Hernandez ‘The Pestgeek’ continues his consultation with Fred in part 2 of starting an IPM business and what you need to know before you begin.From…

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The Label Is The Law! This Is Why Fertilizer Must Be Treated As A Pesticide By Following Label Instructions Carefully.

If you are a pest control professional, you are aware of the hazards of handling product. Fertilizer is no exception. In fact, it must be treated with the same caution as pesticide. On this edition of the Pestgeek Podcast, host and holistic pest control management expert Franklin ‘The Pestgeek’ Hernandez owner of Miami IPM ‘Naturepest’…

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New Pest Control Business Startup Consultation with Fred Estopier: This Is What You Need Before Starting Up A Startup

Meet Fred Estopier. Fred Estopier is on a journey to building and running a successful pest control management business. Watch as he discusses how he, this high school math teacher, has started his journey towards becoming an Integrated Pest Control Business owner. On today’s edition of the Pestgeek Podcast, Holistic pest control professional Franklin Hernandez…

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On Our Third Service Visit, Our Glue Board Monitors Show A Dramatic Reduction Of A Heavy German Roach Infestation In Miami

Do not skip this edition of The Pestgeek Podcast with Integrated Pest Management Pro Franklin Hernandez as we see a dramatic reduction of a heavy German roach infestation in a Miami household. Evidence of fecal matter, nymphs and adult roaches are seen on glue boards placed behind a stove, a fridge and a bed. After…

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German Roaches Completely Infested This Miami Trash Room But In Two Weeks We Reduced It By 95%

On our previous video, we showed you how we managed to reduce a German roach infestation by 95%. On today’s edition of the Pestgeek Podcast, Integrated Pest Management expert Franklin ‘The Pestgeek’ Hernandez demonstrates how badly infested this trash room initially was. In our previous video, Miami Pest Control Naturepest managed to obtain a ninety…

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Part Two Of Wildlife Control Consultant Stephen Vantassel’s Top Ten End of Year Activities For Wildlife Control Business Owners

As a wildlife control consultant, what do you need to do to see growth this year? If you want to see growth, you owe it to yourself to check out these tips covering marketing, accounting, etc. On today’s edition of The Living The Wildlife Podcast with wildlife host and consultant Stephen Vantassel takes us through…

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This Is How We Managed To Obtain A 95% Reduction On A Roach Infestation In Miami Trash Room With Pyrethroid And Bait On Glue Board Monitors

This Miami trash room had a severe roach infestation. However, after a trial period of two weeks, the trash room shows a reduction of over ninety five percent through the use of a pyrethroid application with IGR (insect growth regulator). On today’s edition of the Pestgeek Podcast, Integrated Pest Management expert Franklin ‘The Pestgeek’ Hernandez…

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Finding Nesting Site with hundreds Of Roaches In Drain Pipe Coming From Sewer In Miami Property And How To Solve This Problem

On this episode of The Pestgeek Podcast, Miami based integrated pest control professional Franklin Hernandez ‘The Pestgeek’ shows us how a nesting site with hundreds of roaches in drain pipe coming from sewer are getting into this Miami property. The only option here is to seal this entry completely. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement…

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Top Ten Wildlife Websites of 2021 (Part Two) By Wildlife Control Consultant Stephen Vantassel

If you are a wildlife control professional, you need to watch this video. On today’s edition of the Living The Wildlife Podcast, wildlife control consultant and host Stephen Vantassel takes us through the second half of hist top ten list of wildlife websites of 2021. Among sites reviewed, there are sites that will help wildlife…

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This major American Roach Infestation Was Caused By Large Gaps In Crawl Spaces As Well As Damaged Attic And Vent Screens.

Do not miss this video. On today’s episode of The Pestgeek Podcast, we have a major American Roach infestation due to large gaps in a crawl space as well as damaged attic and vent screens. Integrated pest management professional Franklin Hernandez ‘The Pestgeek’ shows us how easy it is for American roaches to get into…

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When A Roach Only Needs A Gap The Thickness Of Two Quarters To Get Inside A Home, It’s Time To Figure Out The Best Way To Exclude

All a roach requires to make its way into a home is the thickness of two quarters. On today’s edition of the Pestgeek Podcast, integrated pest management professional Franklin Hernandez ‘The Pestgeek’ figures out the best way to exclude using siliconized caulk. Despite finding insulation on this property and tight enough to protect against rats…

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Living The Wildlife Podcast’s Stephen Vantassel Reviews Government Publication On Bat Rabies And Other Lyssavirus Infections

Do not skip this episode of the Living The Wildlife podcast as host and wildlife control consultant Stephen Vantassel brings us brief overview of the circular ‘Bat Rabies And Other Lyssavirus Infections’ published by the U.S. Department Of The Interior and authored by Denny G. Constantine (additional info below).This publication offers readers an overview of…

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Giant Moth The Size Of Half A Finger Found Lying In Corridor By Integrated Pest Management Pro Franklin Hernandez ‘The Pestgeek’

Although moths are to be found everywhere, this one is a rare find. On today’s episode of the Pestgeek Podcast, integrated pest control management expert Franklin Hernandez ‘The Pestgeek’ finds a giant half finger sized moth lying in a corridor. Some quick info about moths. Moths belong to a paraphyletic group of insects that includes…

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Watch As Pest Management Pro Franklin Hernandez Demonstrates How Ant Bait Is Carried Into Ant Colony five Minutes After Placing

Do not skip today’s episode of the Pestgeek Podcast as Integrated Pest Management Expert Franklin Hernandez (The Pestgeek) demonstrates how ant bait is carried into an ant colony just five minutes after being placed. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites #insects #bedbugs #rodentcontrol #pests #fumigation #rayap #exterminator #termite #ants #fogging…

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How To Deal With Government Personnel: On Today’s Edition Of The Living The Wildlife Podcast With Stephen Vantassel

On today’s edition of the Living The Wildlife Podcast, host and wildlife control consultant Stephen Vantassel shares his tops on dealing with government agencies such as pesticide bureaus, federal agencies at EPA levels in addition to tools, licenses and methods for animal removal. Wildlife control operative licenses and pest control applicator licenses are also discussed.…

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Bad Landscaping Choices: Installing A Bougainvillea Bush Which Has Thorns In A Parking Area?

Native to eastern South America, the Bougainvillea Bush is known to have thorns and these thorns can be vicious. So why place them near a parking spot? On today’s edition of the Pestgeek podcast, Integrated Pest Management professional Franklin Hernandez (The Pestgeek) discusses the questionable placement of a Bougainvillea bush in a parking area. Usually…

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The Pig Brig Feral Hog Trap System On This Edition Of The Living The Wildlife Podcast With Host Stephen Vantassel.

Living The Wildlife Podcast host and wildlife control consultant Stephen Vantassel reviews the Pig Brig feral hog trap. On today’s edition, Stephen gives us an overview of this innovative patented trap which features easy, fast, one-person assembly, lightweight transport, and no need for cell service or subscriptions #.pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife…

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How We Successfully Manage To Control Aedes species mosquitoes and their larvae With Inzecto Mosquito Traps.

Learn how we successfully managed to gain control of mosquitoes on this property after a two week period of testing. On today’s edition of the Pestgeek Podcast, Integrated Pest Management expert Franklin Hernandez (The Pestgeek) gives us an update on Inzecto Mosquito Traps he placed in order to to kill Aedes species mosquitoes and their…

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Can You Control Aedes Species Mosquitoes And Their Larvae Using The Inzecto Mosquito Trap?

Is it possible to kill Aedes species mosquitoes and their larvae using the Inzecto Mosquito Trap? On today’s edition of the Pestgeek Podcast, Integrated Pest Management expert Franklin Hernandez (The Pestgeek) tests out Inzecto Mosquito Traps. The Inzecto Mosquito Trap employs two modes of action to kill Aedes species mosquitoes and their larvae. The larvicide…

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Stephen Vantassel Discusses The Highlights Of The 30th Vertebrate Pest Conference.

What is the Vertebrate Pest Conference? It is the longest and oldest running vertebrate pest control conference in the world. On today’s edition of the Living The Wildlife Podcast, wildlife consultant and host Stephen Vantassel discusses several highlights from the 30th Vertebrate Pest Conference. Do not skip this video! #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement…

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Using An EVO Express Bait Station With Built In Weight To Solve The Large Ant Bait Station Problem on South Florida Properties

Bait stations, especially large ant bait stations are notoriously mistreated by landscapers. Keeping ant bait stations intact when landscapers do their work is often a losing battle. It doesn’t have to be though. This is why we set out to solve the giant ant bait station problem using an EVO Express bait station with built…

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Understanding Why Big-Headed Ants Sometimes Refuse To Take The Bait And How A Pest Control Pro Can Deal With This.

[powerpess] After the most meticulous of integrated pest control protocols, there are times when Big-headed ants simply won’t go for the bait. On today’s edition of the Pest Geek Podcast, Franklin Hernandez (‘The Pestgeek) shows us why this may happen and what a seasoned pest control professional can do to regain control of big-headed ants.…

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A Fruit Fly Apple Cider Vinegar And Soap Bait vs Proprietary Home Blend; Which Will Be More Effective?

Two organic approaches to fruit fly control: one consists of apple cider vinegar and soap; the second, a proprietary homemade blend. Which one will be more effective? On today’s edition of the Pestgeek Podcast, Franklin Hernandez (The Pestgeek) sets up a side by side test. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid…

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How To Use Organic Bait To Prevent Fruit Flies From Getting Into a Home.

Fruit flies are getting into my house. Does this sound familiar? Here’s How To Fix That Using Organic Pest Control. On today’s edition of the Pestgeek Podcast, Franklin Hernandez ‘The Pest Geek’ tests an attractant to catch fruit flies. The evidence, larvae, eggs are there. So this attractant is working. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol…

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Top Ten Wildlife Websites Of 2021 According To Living The Wildlife Podcast Host And Consultant Stephen Vantassel (Part 1).

If you are new to the wildlife control industry, you won’t want to miss today’s program. On today’s edition of the Living The Wildlife Podcast, wildlife control consultant and host Stephen Vantassel’ takes us through his top ten list of wildlife websites of 2021 in the first of this 2 part episode. The order of…

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Taking The PETRA BEAST Cart Sprayer Apart After Two Months To See Why It Failed

On today’s episode of the Pestgeek Podcast, holistic pest control professional Franklin Hernandez (The Pestgeek) takes apart the 12 Gallon Battery Powered PETRA BEAST Cart Sprayer With 100Ft Hose. After two months of work on the field, this battery pack sprayer cart has serious issues. We take it apart to find out why! #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol…

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Find Out Why This P12 Gallon Battery Powered PETRA BEAST Cart Sprayer With 100Ft Hose Has Serious Issues After Two Months In The Field!

After just two months on the field, this battery powered sprayer is seriously failing. On today’s episode of the Pestgeek Podcast, holistic pest control professional Franklin Hernandez (The Pestgeek) reviews the 12 Gallon Battery Powered PETRA BEAST Cart Sprayer With 100Ft Hose. After two months of work on the field, this battery pack sprayer cart…

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Living The Wildlife Host Stephen Vantassel Interviews Former PVE Wildlife Control Owner Phil Nichols

The wildlife control industry really got its start in the 80s. On this edition of the Living The Wildlife Podcast with host and wildlife control consultant Stephen Vantassel welcomes former owner of PVE Wildlife Control, Phil Nichols. Considered a godfather of the wildlife pest control industry, Phil takes us through his start in wildlife control…

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Is It Ok To Use An IGR When Applying A Non repellent like Alpine WSG for German roaches?

When applying a non repellent like Alpine WSG for German roaches, when would you use an IGR (insect growth regulators) ? This question was sent to us in regards to a German roach treatment. On today’s Pestgeek podcast, Franklin ‘The Pestgeek’ discusses using Alpine WSG which is labeled for residential use and is considered a…

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How effective are indoor bug traps? Katchy vs. Flyweb Indoor Bug Trap Product Review.

So how effective are indoor bug traps? On today’s edition of The Pestgeek Podcast, we compare 2 popular indoor bug traps: The Katchy indoor bug trap vs. the Flyweb Indoor Bug Trap. This product demo and review covers basic functionality though we understand that we are not talking about insect control as these products can…

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The Victor M460UC Zapper Max™ OUTDOOR Rat Trap On Today’s Living The Wildlife Podcast With Stephen Vantassel Demos

Looking for a professional-grade rat trap that is humane? Do not skip this video! On today’s edition of the Living The Wildlife Podcast, host and wildlife control consultant Stephen Vantassel demos The Victor M460UC Zapper Max™ OUTDOOR Rat Trap. This electronic trap provides humane, high-voltage shock to eliminate mice and rats and requires 4 “AA”…

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Diligence- Getting It Done Every Day! Part 6 Of The 12 D’s Of Achieving Anything You Want In Life

Are you needing some guidance in reaching your business goals? On today’s edition, The Pestgeek continues the series ’12 D’s to achieving success in anything you want’. Today, the 6th part is ‘Getting It Done Every Day ‘. The Pestgeek discusses the importance of ‘Diligence’. Unfortunately, ‘getting things done’ is a legitimate struggle for most…

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How To Use Marketing Swag To Promote Your Wildlife Control Business On Today’s Living The Wildlife Podcast With Stephen Vantassel

Do not miss today’s edition of ‘Living The Wildlife’ wildlife control consultant and host Stephen Vantassel as he discusses the challenges of learning to market oneself and understanding how to use company swag (promotional items) as part of your marketing strategy. Stephen M. Vantassel, CWCP, ACE Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC Blog: https://wildlifecontrolconsultant.com/ Papers: https://kingsdivinity.academia.edu/StephenMVantassel Videos:…

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Dr. Roger Baldwin of The Vertebrate Pest Conference On Living The Wildlife Podcast With Stephen Vantassel

On this edition of the Living The Wildlife Podcast, wildlife control consultant and host Stephen Vantassel interviews Dr. Roger Baldwin of The Vertebrate Pest Conference. Doctor Baldwin is a wildlife specialist for the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology @UC Davis. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites #insects #bedbugs…

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Find Out How To Generate More Income 3 different Ways If You Are A Solo Operator In The Integrated Pest Control Field

On today’s edition of the Pestgeek Podcast, Franklin talks about 3 ways to generate more income if you are a solo operator in the integrated pest control field. Key points to listen for: unmanageable workloads, sales, hiring infrastructure, training systems, premium pricing and understanding that nothing sells itself. Watch this video! #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest…

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How Excess Moisture Combined With Excess Shade Can Produce Weeds And Disease

On today’s episode, we’ll explain how excess moisture combined with excess shade can produce weeds and disease in a beautiful lawn. The signs of disease are all here: disease patches, dead grass rings and dollarweeds pointing to excess water. Irrigation needs to be adjusted. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites…

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Understanding Why The Gig Economy Is Making It Hard To Get Workers To Work More Hours And To Find New Employees

It’s clear that we have entered a new economic reality. On today’s Pestgeek Podcast, we explore how and why the so called gig economy is making it hard to get workers to work more hours and to find new employees. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites #insects #bedbugs #rodentcontrol #pests…

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Unusual Burrows In Beautiful Lawn: Mole Crickets!

A Customer complains about strange burrows in lawn. The Pestgeek knows who is to blame: Mole Crickets ! On today’s episode of the Pestgeek Podcast, learn how to deal with mole crickets in your beautiful lawn using holistic pest control management. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites #insects #bedbugs #rodentcontrol…

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‘Doing’: The 5th ‘D’ Of The 12 D’s Achieving Success At Anything You Want

Dream, desire, direction, decisiveness; all part of the journey towards success. On today’s edition, The Pestgeek continues the series ’12 D’s to achieving success in anything you want’. Today, the 5th part, is ‘doing’. The Pestgeek discusses the importance of ‘doing’. Unfortunately, ‘doing’ is the part that most people actually fail at. Developing a plan,…

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This Is How Ficus Defoliation Is Caused By Whiteflies In A Miami Beach Neighborhood.

This is how we inspect for ficus defoliation caused by whiteflies. On today’s edition, after four months of treatment, we redid the treatment as there is evidence of defoliation. On close inspection, we find little defoliation on our client’s property but considerable defoliation in the neighborhood located in Miami Beach. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol…

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Wildlife Control Consultant Stephen Vantassal Reviews ‘The Closer’s Survival Guide’ By Grant Cardone

Sales is often a dirty word that many sole operators or business owners view in a negative light. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. If sales is something that keeps you from attaining the levels of growth and success your business is in dire need of, you need to watch today’s episode of…

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12 D’s To Achieving Anything You Want Part 4: Decisiveness And The Entrepreneurial Mindset

Today’s topic for achieving anything you want: decisiveness. Making decisions on desperation is detrimental to business development success. In most cases, desperation leads to what some call entrepreneurial seizure. Too often, many would be entrepreneurs fail to test a market before building a product. When we talk about being decisive, we are talking about making…

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Initial Inspection Fail: German Roach Infestation In Overlooked Places & Grain Weevils In The Pantry

Following holistic pest control management protocol -regardless of the severity of the infestation- is essential. Today’s video shows us why. 20-30% of our business is single-unit apartments. Most of the time, our techs follow protocols but sometimes miss areas that require insatiable curiosity. This is easy to miss when one in tech mode. Occasionally, we…

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Treating Cool Season Lawn Diseases Through Holistic Pest Control

Cool season disease have started and brown patches on grass are already visible on a healthy lawn. The signs are there. Lawn diseases are common in South Florida. Spraying the whole lawn during winter is an expensive proposition, spot treatment is a more affordable alternative. Holistic pest control management encompasses several approaches that include fungicide…

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How Desire Can Help You Achieve Anything You Want: Part 2 Of The 12 D’s To Achieving Anything You Want.

Over 65% of people dream of running a small business and working for themselves. Dreaming and doing however are 2 very different things, though. On today’s edition, The Pestgeek discusses the importance of desire as part of the 12 D’s to achieving anything you want. Unfortunately, dreaming about running your own business is not tantamount…

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Organic Pest Control Exclusion On a Re-roof After American Roaches Start Making Their Way Into Home

On today’s edition, The PestGeek finds American cockroaches in a home after a recent re-roof. On close inspection, he finds a multitude of gaps and entry points that give these roaches open access to this home. The challenge here is provide comprehensive exclusion services on this property. Tune in. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement…

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Understanding The Basics Of Masonry Chimneys And What To Do When You Find Racoons In Your Chimney.

On today’s edition of Living The Wildlife, host and wildlife consultant Stephen Vantassel takes us through the basics of Masonry Chimneys and how to deal with racoons hiding in your chimney. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites #insects #bedbugs #rodentcontrol #pests #fumigation #rayap #exterminator #termite #ants #fogging #hunting #rats #basmirayap…

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12 D’s To Achieving Anything You Want Part 1: ‘Dreaming About Starting A Small Business vs. The Realities Of Running A Small Business’

Sometimes, the right question makes the difference. Do you have what it takes to start a small business? Do you dream about running a small business? On today’s edition, Franklin gets into the realities of what running a small business really entails. Hard questions and hard facts. Dream What is your dream is it more…

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Fantastic holistic Eco-Friendly IPM Lawncare Results Even When Our Clients’ Neighbors Neglect Theirs.

On today’s episode, this is how we get our clients’ lawns fantastic results even when neighbors do not take care of their lawns. Our approach to lawncare is 100% natural. We use amino acids. humic acids, carbohydrates, virtually no fungicides. In fact, we manage to gain fungal control with no need to use chemicals on…

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Bringing Exoras Back To Life With Our Eco-friendly Bio-based Products.

A year ago, we were called to treat these severely damaged Exora plants. We began treating them with our natural eco-friendly approach to landscape care. On today’s edition, we show you how we restore Exora plants on a landscape using our unique blend of Bio-based eco-friendly products. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife…

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This Is Why We Use Glue Traps And Monitors To Trap American Cockroaches As Part Of Our Approach To Holistic Pest Control Management.

On today’s edition, we discuss why we use glue boards and monitors as part of our holistic approach to integrated pest control management to gain control of a roach infestation. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites #insects #bedbugs #rodentcontrol #pests #fumigation #rayap #exterminator #termite #ants #fogging #hunting #rats #basmirayap #pestfree…

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Understanding How Carbon Monoxide Fumigation Works

On today’s edition of Living The Wildlife Podcast, wildlife control consultant Stephen Vantassel discusses the basics of Carbon Monoxide Fumigation. In particular, this episode focuses on carbon monoxide as a component of carbon monoxide fumigation. Throughout today’s edition, he’ll discuss vertebrae control, aerosols, pesticides and other formulation differences. He’ll also discuss advantages and disadvantages in…

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This Client Has Been With US Close To 15 Years & This Is How We Keep Their Plants Gorgeous With Our 100% Natural Proprietary Blends Pestgeek

No granular fertilizers were used to get this plant to look healthy and gorgeous. In fact, we employ 100% natural foliar spray combinations with micronutrients and Humic acids in our proprietary combination of oils and fertilizer blends. This is our holistic approach to integrated pest control management. We are showcasing one of our earliest and…

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Quarterly Pest Management Services On Residential & Commercial Properties in South Florida? Actually, It Is Not Such A Good Idea. Here’s why!

Within a period of 3 months, it is easy for many problems to arise. Especially in South Florida, this can be a recipe for disaster. On today’s edition, we discuss the problem with quarterly residential and commercial pest control management services. Integrated pest control not only requires a holistic approach to pest control but also…

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Living The Wildlife Podcast host and wildlife control consultant Stephen Vantassel Interviews Eric McCool Of Critter McCool Management Group

On today’s edition of the Living The Wildlife Podcast, host and wildlife control consultant Stephen Vantassel Interviews Eric McCool Of Critter McCool Management Group. Very popular on social media, Eric McCool is the owner and president of Critter McCool Management Group which provides permanent and long term solutions regarding stinging insect issues through services, education,…

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Sedge Weeds, Broadleaves and Grassweeds: Understanding The Difference And Why You Need Multiple Products To Control Them

[wordpress] On today’s edition of the Pestgeek Podcast, Franklin discusses the difference between weeds: sedge, broadleaf and grassweed. In addition to this, he’ll explain why this kind of weed control requires more than just one product. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites #insects #bedbugs #rodentcontrol #pests #fumigation #rayap #exterminator #termite…

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Storks looking for stuff in your lawn? You may have grubs!

On today’s edition of The Pestgeek podcast, Franklin observes a storks looking for something in a lawn. This may be a sign of grubs in a lawn. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites #insects #bedbugs #rodentcontrol #pests #fumigation #rayap #exterminator #termite #ants #fogging #hunting #rats #basmirayap #pestfree #like #mice #cleaning…

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Living The Wildlife Podcast’s Stephen Vantassel: “The Connector Trap” Product Demo

On today’s edition, wildlife control consultant Stephen Vantassel demos “The Connector Trap” by Bud’s Trap Company, LLC. “The Connector” was designed to create another tool for a lethal trapping method among wildlife/Pest Control experts. Weighing only 2lbs, it is dark brown in color to minimize attention while set for a target animal. In addition to…

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Dealing With Mosquito Population in South Florida Using Inzecto Mosquito Traps

Controlling a mosquito population in South Florida can be a daunting task. On today’s edition of Pestgeek Podcast, we discuss how to deal with mosquito populations in South Florida. On this property we have approached mosquito control with a variety of products such as Catchmaster Final Feed Mosquito Bait which controls Aedes and Culex mosquitoes.…

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The Future Of Professional Wildlife And Pest Control Trade Associations: Thinking Strategically vs. Thinking Tactically

On today’s Living The Wildlife Podcast, host Stephen Vantassel discusses the concept of thinking strategically about the future of professional wildlife and pest control trade associations. The challenges of emerging business models that are game changers in the industry and how to process and stay ahead of these changes. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement…

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These Are The Top 3 Sales Strategies Every Pest Control Technician Needs To Master To Become A Successful Pest Control Professional

The thought of selling makes most people squirm. With most pest control techs, it’s no different. Here’s the good news. It turns out, in many cases, you are already in sales without being aware of it. On today’s edition, The PestGeek discusses the top 3 sales strategies every pest control technician needs to master to…

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The Truth About Wildlife Control Certifications.

On today’s edition of the Living The Wildlife with Stephen Vantassel, we discuss the truth about certifications in the field of wildlife and pest control. It is true that a certificate can demonstrate more dedication to a field but is it representative of expertise? Tune in and find out. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement…

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Essential Lawncare Product Demo: 12 Gallon BEAST Battery Powered Cart Sprayer With 100Ft Hose.

Don’t miss today’s edition, as part of our holistic approach to integrated pest management, Franklin demos an essential lawncare product, the BEAST Battery Powered Cart Sprayer which can handle 12 Gallons of our specially formulated shrub treatment. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites #insects #bedbugs #rodentcontrol #pests #fumigation #rayap #exterminator…

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This Is What A Lady Palm (Rhapis Palm) With Anthracnose Disease, Chlorosis and Necrosis Looks Like.

On today’s edition of The Pestgeek Podcast, Franklin inspects a Lady Palm (Rhapis Palm) with anthracnose disease, chlorosis and necrosis. Interestingly enough, the most severe issues are found in the parts exposed to the sun whereas the areas in the shade are much healthier. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites…

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The Reality Of Charitable Giving For The Wildlife Control Business Owner

On today’s edition of The Living The Wildlife Podcast With Stephen Vantassel, we discuss the challenges of charitable giving for the small wildlife control business owner. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites #insects #bedbugs #rodentcontrol #pests #fumigation #rayap #exterminator #termite #ants #fogging #hunting #rats #basmirayap #pestfree #like #mice #cleaning #bhfyp…

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Sense Of Humor In The Pest Management Life: The Pestgeek gets pranked.

On today’s edition, the Pestgeek shares a gift someone sent him as a prank. Running a successful integrated pest management business is often a dauntingly challenging endeavor. Along the road, a good sense of humor is often invaluable. A good hearty laugh goes a long way. Thank you to our Pestgeek friends. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice…

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Living The Wildlife Host Stephen Vantassel Interviews Jordi Segers: Coordinator of the White Nose Syndrome Program Canada

On today’s edition of the Living The Wildlife Podcast, host Stephen Vantassel welcomes guest Jordi Segers, Coordinator of the White-Nose Syndrome Program in Canada to better understand the threat White-Nose syndrome poses to bats and what the means for the ecology. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites #insects #bedbugs #rodentcontrol…

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Even When He Is Off Duty, An Integrated Pest Control Management Professional Is Always On Duty: Here’s Why.

American roach eggs at a commercial facility bathroo, on today’s edition. American roach feces are often confused with mice feces or rodent feces. A roach infestation is clearly evident in this bathroom. It just shows that a pest control professional is always on duty if even he is off duty. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol…

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Tips For Healthy Lawn Care : How To Get A Beautiful Green Lawn Without Nitrogen Fertilizer

On today’s edition, lawn care tips. This is how you to get a beautiful green lawn without using nitrogen fertilizer. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites #insects #bedbugs #rodentcontrol #pests #fumigation #rayap #exterminator #termite #ants #fogging #hunting #rats #basmirayap #pestfree #like #mice #cleaning #bhfyp #jasapembasmihama #bhfyp Support Us On Patreon:…

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Mike Martin and C.Gotlibowski of pestwildlifeproducts.com Join Stephen Vantassel to discuss their journey into pest and wildlife control.

Stephen Vantassel Interviews Mike Martin and C.Gotlibowski of pestwildlifeproducts.com to discuss their journey into pest and wildlife control. Featuring rat traps, chipmunks removal tips. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites #insects #bedbugs #rodentcontrol #pests #fumigation #rayap #exterminator #termite #ants #fogging #hunting #rats #basmirayap #pestfree #like #mice #cleaning #bhfyp #jasapembasmihama #bhfyp…

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How To Cope With Trials And Tribulations While Running A Successful Integrated Pest Control Business.

How To Cope With Trials And Tribulations While Running A Successful Integrated Pest Control Business. Trials and tribulations are a part of everyday life. Running a business brings a whole other challenge to this. On today’s edition, the Pestgeek discusses the trials and tribulations of running a successful small integrated pest control business. Today’s edition…

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Termites in house? Wood left behind in new construction could attract termites

On today’s edition, we find out why there are termites in this house. It turns out that when construction was done, wood was left behind. Termites will find their way to this wood as it is touching the ground. There is also evidence of wood decay fungi. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife…

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How Understanding Bird Damage in Cherry Orchards Can Help You Protect Other Fruit Trees

Bird damage in cherry orchards can give you an insight into protecting fruit trees in general. On today’s edition of the Living The Wildlife Podcast, wildlife control consultant Stephen Vantassel discusses why understanding bird damage in Cherry orchards can help you apply techniques and principles to protecting fruit trees in general. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest…

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Playing the sales game or simply failing, that’s the game. On today’s edition, The Pestgeek discusses the reality of being a pest control technician turned sole operator vs. being an integrated pest management sales pro. This is the dilemma of the solo operator. At the end of the day, most do not have the stomach…

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What You Need To Know About Active Ingredients In The Rodenticide Known As Bromethalin

Starting with the Non-anticoagulant, fat soluble and relatively fast acting characteristics of this rodenticide and its effect on the nervous system, Stephen ends it with a wake up call to all professionals whose clients decide they can do their own pest control with the same chemicals and no training.On today’s edition of Living The Wildlife…

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This Is How You Can Improve Your Tech’s Selling Skills & Confidence In Integrated Pest Management Through Role Playing.

How important is it to hone those selling skills as an integrated pest control technician? On today’s edition, the Pestgeek discusses the challenges of getting techs to upsell and why it is essential to hone those integrated pest management selling skills through role-playing. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites #insects…

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4 Days After Placing Rat Trap, We Find Fly Maggots Inside (rodent exclusion Miami FL pest control)

On today’s edition, There are fly maggots in a rat trap 4 days after placing the trap. Integrated pest control pro Franklin Hernandez explains why. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites #insects #bedbugs #rodentcontrol #pests #fumigation #rayap #exterminator #termite #ants #fogging #hunting #rats #basmirayap #pestfree #like #mice #cleaning #bhfyp #jasapembasmihama…

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Living The Wildlife With Stephen Vantassel: Introduced Rats And An Endemic Roundworm

Wildlife control consultant Stephen Vantassel discusses introduced rats and an endemic roundworm on today’s Living The Wildlife. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites #insects #bedbugs #rodentcontrol #pests #fumigation #rayap #exterminator #termite #ants #fogging #hunting #rats #basmirayap #pestfree #like #mice #cleaning #bhfyp #jasapembasmihama #bhfyp Stephen M. Vantassel, CWCP, ACE Wildlife Control…

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Seal And Proof An Attic Against Roaches, mice, rats and other rodents Using Exclusion Foam.

On today’s edition, roaches are getting into home through the attic. This is how our organic pest control takes care of sealing and proofing an attic against cockroaches using exclusion foam. This will also help proof the attic against other rodents such as mice and rats. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap…

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Scaling your business while being the most expensive pest control company is not possible unless you can demonstrate value.

Today we discuss the touchy subject of demonstrating value in integrated pest control and why scaling an IPM business is such a challenge. Also, the realities of selling an expensive pest control service. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites #insects #bedbugs #rodentcontrol #pests #fumigation #rayap #exterminator #termite #ants #fogging #hunting…

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How we get beautiful results on commercial landscapes using our proprietary blend of natural insecticides and fertilizers

Getting a landscape to look this beautiful is the result of careful and meticulous planning. On today’s edition, we show you how we get beautiful results on commercial landscapes using our proprietary blend of natural insecticides and fertilizers containing amino acids, kelp, sugars. See how we can do better without synthetic fertilizers. We improve soil…

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Living The Wildlife Podcast with Stephen Vantassel: Thomas Kaps of Flock Free Bird Control Systems and Service Interview.

On this edition of Living the Wildlife, wildlife control consultant Stephen Vantassel once again welcomes Thomas Kaps of Flock Free Bird Control Systems and Services. Thomas is a Commercial Bird Control Specialist and founder of Flock Free Bird Control, experts in affordable and effective bird control for commercial properties. Their goal is to develop a…

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Life is unfair, so what?! This is really why you’re not succeeding as a pest control professional running an IPM business.

The issue of fairness in business and life in general is too often just an excuse for giving up. On today’s edition, why are you not succeeding as a pest control professional running an integrated pest management business? #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites #insects #bedbugs #rodentcontrol #pests #fumigation #rayap…

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Not enough to place Rodent Stations when doing pest control in Miami, You Need Exclusion Services too!

Integrated pest control is requires much more than placing rodent stationsYou need rodent exclusion. You need to proof your property against rats, roaches, mice and other rodents. This is why many homeowners fail. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites #insects #bedbugs #rodentcontrol #pests #fumigation #rayap #exterminator #termite #ants #fogging #hunting…

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What it’s like to work with a government agency and his role in wildlife regulation and law in Montana (Living The Wildlife with Stephen Vantassel).

On today’s edition, Wildlife consultant Stephen Vantassel discusses his ‘day job’: what it’s like to work with a government agency and his role in wildlife regulation and law in Montana. Tune in as he briefly discusses his role as a founding member of the National Wildlife Control Operators Association and his academic standing within the…

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On The Road With The Pestgeek: The IPM Work Ethic, The Entrepreneurial Mindset and The Price of a Better Lifestyle

The challenges of running a small integrated pest control business during a pandemic and the truth about pest control experience vs. pest control expertise. On today’s edition, The Pestgeek is on the road discussing why callbacks are not a problem when exceptional customer service is priority. It’s also the truth about being an entrepreneur; The…

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This Is How You Can Identify Rat Activity In Your Home Through Rub Marks on Textured Drywall And Entry Points Into Attic.

On today’s edition, we find rat activity in a home through rub marks along textured drywall. Rat proofing the home is needed here as well as rodent proofing the property in general. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites #insects #bedbugs #rodentcontrol #pests #fumigation #rayap #exterminator #termite #ants #fogging #hunting #rats…

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The Need for Urban Wildlife Research with Wildlife Consultant Stephen Vantassel

On today’s edition of ‘The Living The Wildlife Podcast’, wildlife consultant Stephen Vantassel gets candid about wildlife research. Hands on field research is sorely needed for the wildlife control industry to move forward. Stephen discusses the Yellowstone model vs. urban habitat research. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites #insects #bedbugs…

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Lisa Myers Botts (Owner operator at Peacock Pest Prevention) discusses Women In Pest Control With The Pestgeek

Lisa Myers Botts (Owner operator at Peacock Pest Prevention) discusses Women In Pest Control With The Pestgeek On today’s edition, our guest Lisa Myers Botts of Peacock Pest Prevention discusses the challenges women face as owner/operators in the integrated pest control industry. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites #insects #bedbugs…

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Customer Complained All of The Sudden They Have Dozens of Mosquitoes Inside The Home: Here’s why!

Dozens of mosquitoes suddenly appearing inside a home. After a brief inspection, we find mosquito larvae in the water of a plant inside the home. Learn how to get rid of mosquitoes by first locating stagnant water sources. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites #insects #bedbugs #rodentcontrol #pests #fumigation #rayap…

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How To Paint A Rat Cage To Maximize Its Effectiveness Against Rats: Tips From Wildlife Consultant Stephen Vantassel.

A few tips on properly painting a rat cage to maximize its effectiveness against rodents. On today’s edition of ‘Living The Wildlife’ with host and wildlife consultant Stephen Vantassel. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites #insects #bedbugs #rodentcontrol #pests #fumigation #rayap #exterminator #termite #ants #fogging #hunting #rats #basmirayap #pestfree #like…

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How Integrated Pest Control Perimeter Inspection can help Determine How Rats Got Into Home

A newly bought house with rats getting into home. Part of a holistic approach to integrated pest control involves locating the entry points and sealing them. On today’s edition, a perimeter inspection will show what entry points rats and other pests are using to gain entry into this home. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement…

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Stephen Vantassel and Mike Hoggan (formerly of USDA wildlife) talk about ‘Select-a-catch’ snare traps.

As opposed to old snare systems that are inhumane to animals, the Select-A-Catch is a cable restraint animal capturing device that is capable of capturing lions, coyotes, bears, feral hogs, stray dogs as well as other animals without hurting them. On today’s edition of Living The Wildlife Podcast, host and wildlife consultant Stephen Vantassel of…

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What Are The Challenges Of Running a Small Integrated Pest Control Business And Working For A Small Business?

Pest control in Miami is a very competitive field. Running a small integrated pest management business is quite a challenge. On today’s edition, it’s the realities and challenges of running a small integrated pest control business. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites #insects #bedbugs #rodentcontrol #pests #fumigation #rayap #exterminator #termite…

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Maintaining An In2Care Mosquito Control Trap

On today’s edition, how to maintain an In2Care Mosquito Control Trap. If mosquito control is part of your pest control routine, here’s what you need to know. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites #insects #bedbugs #rodentcontrol #pests #fumigation #rayap #exterminator #termite #ants #fogging #hunting #rats #basmirayap #pestfree #like #mice #cleaning…

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On This Edition Of Living The Wildlife with Stephen Vantassel: The Frye Rat Inspection Tool Demo .

On today’s edition of Living The Wildlife, Wildlife Consultant Stephen Vantassel demos the Frye Inspection Tool originally developed in conjunction with urban entomologist, Matt Frye, PhD. The F.I.T. tool is an essential aid to pest control professionals and building managers by allowing quick and accurate identification of rodent entry points. Easily demonstrate and communicate issues…

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Rat Trap Safety: Using Ambush Rat Station and Trapper T-rex Combination To Ensure Safety

On today’s edition, we catch a juvenile rat alongside an adult rat using an Ambush rat station and Trapper T-rex inside. This is done for safety reasons. Find out how we do it. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest #termitecontrol #pestmanagement #bugs #pestcontrollife #antirayap #covid #termites #insects #bedbugs #rodentcontrol #pests #fumigation #rayap #exterminator #termite #ants #fogging #hunting…

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What Is It Like To Be A Show Guest on LIVING THE WILDLIFE with Stephen Vantassel (Wildlife Consultant)

Wildlife consultant Stephen Vantassel discusses a wide range of topics that address wildlife conservation, wildlife control as well integrated pest management. He also hosts a variety of guests. On today’s edition, he talks about the value of using today’s media platforms to get your message across and how he approaches interviews. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pestcontrolservice #pest…

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Snake Repellent Barriers: Living The Wildlife With Stephen Vantassel

On today’s edition, Wildlife Control Consultant Stephen Vantassel discusses snake repellent barriers. #pests #pestcontrol #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrolbusiness #pestcontrolservice #pestcontrolconsultants #wildlifecontrol #lawncare #pestcontrolmarketing #marketing #entrepreneur Stephen M. Vantassel, CWCP, ACE Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC Blog: https://wildlifecontrolconsultant.com/ Papers: https://kingsdivinity.academia.edu/StephenMVantassel Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxP_IBhnqcgvX_aRM4f91nQ Podcasts: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/stephen-vantassel/ Phone: 406-272-5323 Mtn Time Helping people resolve conflicts with wildlife through teaching, training, writing, and…

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Controlling plaster bagworms through removal with vacuum or brush.

On today’s edition, it’s plaster bagworms. Little worms (inside a caccoon they build) that feed offof bacteria on your garage walls. There is no chemical treatment for these worms. This kind of integrated pest control involves simple hygiene.That is, physical removal with a vacuum or brush. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol Support Us On Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/PestgeekpodcastWeb Site: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/category/podcast/Facebook…

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It’s going to rain today, Can you spray another day?. The challenge of Integrated Pest Control in Miami.

On today’s edition, the truth about trying to work during rainy season; the challenge of doing lawn care in 100 degree Miami summer weather. This is the challenge of integrated pest management and organic natural pest control. Support Us On Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/PestgeekpodcastWeb Site: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/category/podcast/Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/pestgeekpodcast/Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pestgeekpodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/pestgeekpodcastLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/franklin-hernandez-49832a55/Linkedin Business Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pestgeekpodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/pestgeekpodcast/Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pestgeekpodcast/

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Inspecting a Podocarpus plant at a home garden

Growing and caring for a Podocarpus. On today’s edition, join us for a routine inspection of a Podocarpus, also commonly known as a Podocarpus Macrophyllus. This species also goes by the names fern pine, yew plum pine, and Buddhist pine. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol Support Us On Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/PestgeekpodcastWeb Site: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/category/podcast/Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/pestgeekpodcast/Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pestgeekpodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/pestgeekpodcastLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/franklin-hernandez-49832a55/Linkedin…

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On today’s edition, chinch bugs were the main suspect but as it turns out, the owners gave us the final clue. The roof was pressure cleaned with bleach. That bleach made it onto the lawn which caused chemical burn. Integrated pest control isn’t always easy to do when it comes to lawn care. This info…

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A Caution Before Installing XCLUDER X2 Bottom Door Seal System

The right Rodent exclusion is a key component of Integrated Pest Control. Sealing off gaps in your garage is priority. On today’s edition, Stephen Vantassel shares his experience having an Xcluder door seal system installed. #naturalpestcontrol #pestcontrol #pestcontrolmiami https://twitter.com/naturepesthttps://naturepest.com/https://www.facebook.com/NaturePestofDoral/https://www.instagram.com/naturepest/https://www.linkedin.com/company/naturepest-of-doral/ PestgeekFacebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/197418180824736/FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/pestgeekpodcast/Itunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pest-geek-podcast/id990012784?mt=Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/franklin-hernandez-49832a55/PestGeek http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/

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Finding Evidence Of Skeletonizers (Zygaenidae Moths) On The Leaves Of A Key Lime (fruit bearing tree)

Burn marks, mite damage, webbing from spiders and crinkled leaves which are evidence of Skeletonizers (moths in the family Zygaenidae). On today’s edition we inspect a Key lime tree which is a fruit bearing tree. We find strong evidence of Skeletonizers which are known for sucking along the top of the leaf. For this job,…

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Installed a new aluminum porch and did not repair damaged soffit vent Roof Rat got in attic.

roof rat (rattus rattus) can easily get in the can jump, climb and drop onto a roof from almost anywhere. performing repairs Rodent proofing exclusion is the long term solution all the rodenticide in rodent bait stations will not prevent a future rodent entry. #rats #roofrats #rattus Support Us On Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/PestgeekpodcastWeb Site: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/category/podcast/Facebook Group…

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Stephen Vantassel interviews Kyle Waltz of ‘Conserv’: “Finding Success in Wildlife Control’

On today’s edition of Living the Wildlife, Stephen Vantassel interviews Kyle Waltz of ‘Conserv’. Kyle takes us back to his start in wildlife control and how he set up his business and the evolution of his company. We discuss hiring the right people, implementing the right processes and systems to ensure quality control. Business growth,…

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This is How Our Exclusion Inspection Finds Where Rodents Are Getting in and How We Fix This Problem

A thorough exclusion inspection includes crawl spaces, electrical, garage doors and much more. On today’s edition we find unsealed rooftops that include openings to bats, rats, German roaches making rodent control much more difficult. We also find poor quality rodent stations with no weights exposing pets or even children to rodenticide poisoning. Tune in. #pestcontroltraining…

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How Do You Create The Right Culture of Coachable People At a Pest Control Company?

Following an initial service done 6 months prior, there are American roach problems again. On today’s edition, we find issues with remodeling allowing rodents and pests to get in. Gel bait everywhere done by a contractor, missing door seals, holes everywhere, crawl spaces with open access to rodents: major construction issues now requiring attic treatments,…

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Finding German Roach Evidence of Nesting Sites The Right Amount Of Roach Bait In The Right Place

Learning to find where german roaches are hiding in order to place the right roach bait products in the right place with the right amount. #pestcontroltraining #baits #roaches Support Us On Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/PestgeekpodcastWeb Site: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/category/…Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/pestg…Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pestgeekpodc…Twitter: https://twitter.com/pestgeekpodcastLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/franklin-…Linkedin Business Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pest…Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pestgeekpod…Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pestgeekpod…

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Apartment with German Roaches and Severe water leak and sewage backup not fixed by landlord.

This is what we have to deal with slumlords in Miami that refuse to properly maintain their units and provide a safe place to live and we have to try to control impossible situations. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #slumlord Support Us On Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/PestgeekpodcastWeb Site: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/category/podcast/Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/pestgeekpodcast/Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pestgeekpodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/pestgeekpodcastLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/franklin-hernandez-49832a55/Linkedin Business Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pestgeekpodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/pestgeekpodcast/Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pestgeekpodcast/

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How To Trap and Control Roaches in Your Garage Monitoring And Trapping Pestgeek

Garages are the easiest way pests like roaches, snakes, rats, and mice get into the home using a glue board is the easiest and least toxic method to catch and help control them. Plus Exclusion #pestcontroltraining #traps #monitors Support Us On Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/PestgeekpodcastWeb Site: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/category/podcast/Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/pestgeekpodcast/Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pestgeekpodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/pestgeekpodcastLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/franklin-hernandez-49832a55/Linkedin Business Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pestgeekpodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/pestgeekpodcast/Pinterest:…

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Content creation strategy session across Instagram, TikTok, Linkedin, Facebook and website.

On this edition, we go behind the scenes and take a look at the process we follow to distribute our pest management training content across platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Tiktok, Instagram, Linkedin, etc. This is our daily process. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #instagrambusiness Support Us On Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/PestgeekpodcastWeb Site: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/category/podcast/Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/pestgeekpodcast/Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pestgeekpodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/pestgeekpodcastLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/franklin-hernandez-49832a55/Linkedin…

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How to prevent Rodents, Roaches And Flies In Dumpster Rooms using holistic pest control.

On today’s edition, we see what a dumpster room with no maintenance looks like: overspill and overflow of food, accumulated dirt and a serious lack of pressure washing. These trash chutes are in dire need of cleaning. A monthly treatment is needed to decontaminate it in order to prevent flies from breeding. This kind of…

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Ground Dog Food VS Monitor Traps With Intice 10 For Attracting and Trapping German Cockroaches

On today’s edition, we test what sources of food German roaches are drawn to. It’s a side by side test and the results are not too surprising. Dog food out overnight? You should not miss this one! #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol Support Us On Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/PestgeekpodcastWeb Site: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/category/podcast/Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/pestgeekpodcast/Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pestgeekpodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/pestgeekpodcastLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/franklin-hernandez-49832a55/Linkedin Business Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pestgeekpodcastInstagram:…

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The Problem With Chipmunks and Charging For Services To Control Them.

On Today’s editon, Stephen Vantassel talks about the challenges of controlling chipmunks as well as the challenges of charging for this specific service.Stephen M. Vantassel, CWCP, ACE Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC Blog: https://wildlifecontrolconsultant.com/ Papers: https://kingsdivinity.academia.edu/StephenMVantassel Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxP_IBhnqcgvX_aRM4f91nQ Podcasts: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/stephen-vantassel/ Phone: 406-272-5323 Mtn Time Helping people resolve conflicts with wildlife through teaching, training, writing, and research…

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How to select the best pest control product by getting the right pest identifying proper Pest ID

lots of techs ask the question what is the best product to use for roaches or for ants, the question should be what is the process to control a specific species which could include insecticide sprays, gel baits, granular baits, exclusion, trapping, or dust depending on the specific species using a targeted approach. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol…

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Reducing food and water competition when using baits to control pests as part of an IPM program.

Pest needs food and water to survive in your home, by reducing the food sources you can greatly reduce pest populations and prevent competition with pest control baits. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #pests Support Us On Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Pestgeekpodcast Web Site: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/category/podcast/ Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/pestgeekpodcast/ Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pestgeekpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/pestgeekpodcast Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/franklin-hernandez-49832a55/ Linkedin Business Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pestgeekpodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pestgeekpodcast/…

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How to get eighty percent control of pests without chemicals if you understand how pests get in

Exclusion is Pest Control, if a pest cant make its way in it cant infest the property, Sealing and pest proofing a property is the most natural pest control you can perform for your clients. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #exclusion Support Us On Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/PestgeekpodcastWeb Site: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/category/podcast/Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/pestgeekpodcast/Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pestgeekpodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/pestgeekpodcastLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/franklin-hernandez-49832a55/Linkedin Business Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pestgeekpodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/pestgeekpodcast/Pinterest:…

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Living The Wildlife With Wildlife Consultant Stephen Vantassel: The Label Is Not The Entire Law!

You’ve heard a million times. The label is the law. The label is the law. That’s right. However, the label is NOT the entire law. Stephen discusses a topic that is actually a bit more complicated. #wildlife Stephen M. Vantassel, CWCP, ACE Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC Blog: https://wildlifecontrolconsultant.com/ Papers: https://kingsdivinity.academia.edu/StephenMVantassel Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxP_IBhnqcgvX_aRM4f91nQ  Podcasts: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/stephen-vantassel/ Phone: 406-272-5323 Mtn Time Helping…

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Why misusing a product does not get you pest control no matter how much you spray even a double dose

I have seen pest control technicians misapply, over-apply, and use more than label rate and still fail to get control, why because more isn’t better. using a product in a safe and effective manner in selecting the right formulation for the target pest based on pest biology, not pesticide bias. IPM Integrated pest management has…

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Holistic Pest Control Strategy In 5 Easy Steps To Solving The Most Difficult Pest Problems

Solving difficult pest problems are not the result of using more of different active ingredient whoever you can switch formulation from sprays to baits and be more effective but it comes down to 5 basic steps anyone can follow to get the best pest control result. #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #holisticpestcontrol Support Us On Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Pestgeekpodcast Web…

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Franklin Hernandez ‘The Pestgeek’ Interviews David Krupp of Heat Injector System.

#christianethics #christianentreprenuer Support Us On Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Pestgeekpodcast Web Site: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/category/podcast/ Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/pestgeekpodcast/ Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pestgeekpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/pestgeekpodcast Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/franklin-hernandez-49832a55/ Linkedin Business Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pestgeekpodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pestgeekpodcast/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pestgeekpodcast/

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IPM: understanding Integrated (holistic) Pest Control vs. Pest Management.

On today’s edition, we discuss what Integrated Pest Management is and what it is not. From the IPM pyramid model to chemical treatment within an urban residential setting. Implementing monitoring with German roaches. Extension Program Specialist Janet Hurley at Texas A&M talks about the challenges of debunking the popular notion that spraying will eliminate all…

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PESTGEEK MOBILE VIDEO OPTIMIZATION: Creating Blended Backgrounds With Titles and Logo.

On today’s edition, we get into creating a blended background using Adobe Premiere Pro. We discuss shortcuts to cut and splice as well as easy tips for creating contrast between video and backgrounds. We also get into adding titles and layering logos. If you are a pest control professional who handles your own digital content,…

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PESTGEEK MOBILE VIDEO OPTIMIZATION PROCESS VIDEO Using Adobe Premiere Pro 2021 for IGTV and TIKTOK

On today’s edition, we take you behind the scenes and into our process for optimizing video content for mobile screens. If you are a pest management pro who would handles your own content, you’ll find this process video especially handy. Today’s we’ll talk about editing your videos in Adobe Premiere Pro. How to crop and…

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What The Heck Is IPM? With Janet Hurley IPM Specialist (AgriLife Extension)@Texas A&M University

[wordpress] On today’s edition, we go deep in demystifying integrated pest management. For starters, today’s guest Janet Hurley (ACE, MPA Extension Program@Texas A&M AgriLife Extension) gives us a definitive view of IPM’s holistic nature. We discuss integrated pest management as a strategy that relies on accurate identification and scientific knowledge of target pests, pest infestation,…

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Following up on an American Roach Problem; Inspecting Unsealed Access Points in Cabinets and Garage.

6 months with American cockroaches. After having remodeled and renovated, owners began to see roaches. The first course of action is to verify that all access points are sealed. Now, American cockroaches cannot be in the home if everything has been sealed. At this point, I perform and detailed inspection of cabinets only to find…

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How To Make Sure Rats, Mice And Roaches Don’t Get In Through The Crawlspace: Crawl Space Vents.

In most cases, insects and rodents are trapped or killed once they become a problem in the home. However, preventing preventing rats, mice and roaches from gaining access to a home in the first place is the focal point of Integrated Pest Management. The exclusion service we provide approaches this by meticulously proofing a property…

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Aaron Veal A.C.E. interview (part5): What is Integrated Pest Management anyway? and what it’s not.

The industry people who write IPM laws can’t actually define it. On today’s edition, we educate people on what IPM really means as opposed to ‘spray and pray’. Traditional IPM is based on a pyramid structure that works from bottom to top. These controls range from sanitation protocols, through mechanical means, biology and finally pesticides.…

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Rodent Proofing Pool Equipment and AC Units With Excluder, Foam, and Concrete

On today’s edition, a walkthrough of our exclusion service of residential pool equipment and AC units. When performing this kind of service, we conduct a detailed inspection of unsealed pipe, conduit and duct penetrations and carry out a thorough process of proofing a property against rodents. rodent proofing your home #pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol Support Us On…

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Aaron Veal A.C.E. interview (part3): what the label says vs what the safety data sheet says.

On this third part of the Aaron Veal interview, we discuss the legal issues raised by label instructions vs. the safety data sheet specs and the apparent conflict of use stemming from the verbiage used. The confusion even divides veterans of the pest control industry. Tune in, as we delve into this discussion and try…

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Aaron Veal A.C.E. interview (part 2): Getting Into The Content Mode Mindset

[wordpress] On this second part of the Aaron Veal interview, we discuss getting into the content mode mindset. This involves documenting everything on video to create longform video content and microcontent. We also discuss the the endgame, that is, having long term vision and developing a niche audience. Tune in as we learn to stay…

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Aaron Veal A.C.E. interview (part 1): How To SEO Your YouTube Channel And Videos To Rank And Get More Business

[wordpress] On today’s edition, The Pestgeek interviews Aaron Veal A.C. E of Phoenix Pest Control. Tune in as we discuss how to SEO your YouTube channel and videos to rank and get more business. #seo​ #ranking​ #Youtubeseo​ Support Us On Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Pestgeekpodcast​ Web Site: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/category/…​ Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/pestg…​ Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pestgeekpodc…​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/pestgeekpodcast​ Linked In:…

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Franks List Of Essential Oil Studies Revealed to The Public Declassified

Acaricidal Activity of Eugenol Based Compounds against Scabies Mites http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2920318/   Essential Oils as Green Pesticides: Potential and Constraints http://projects.nri.org/adappt/docs/63-84.pdf   Repellency of Essential Oils to Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) http://jme.oxfordjournals.org/content/36/5/625   Insecticidal activity of essential oils: octopaminergic sites of action. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11701389   Insecticide activity of clove essential oil on bean weevil and maize weevil http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1415-43662016000100072&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en%20https://bib.irb.hr/datoteka/508676.Rad_-_Liska-Rozman-_Kalinovic-Ivezic-Balicevic_POrtugal.pdf…

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architectural journal

The Architecture Of Wildlife Damage & Biological Sciences Academic Technical Journal Articles

We will discuss the architecture of wildlife damage and the biological sciences technical journal articles. Stephen M. Vantassel, CWCP, ACE Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC Blog: https://wildlifecontrolconsultant.com/ Papers: https://kingsdivinity.academia.edu/StephenMVantassel Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxP_IBhnqcgvX_aRM4f91nQ Podcasts: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/stephen-vantassel/ Phone: 406-272-5323 Mtn Time

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Doombox mice trap

Doombox Mice Traps with Kness Snap Traps To Catch Mouse Certified Child Proof Tamper Resistant Trap

The Doombox https://doomboxtraps.com is ready to use mice trap rodent station designed for the do it yourselfer to catch mice, good enough for the professional pest control operator to catch house mouse, the mice trap is designed to be child tamper resistant with a snap trap inside, the clear plastic allows for easy viewing. Helps…

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Is it right to kill foxes if they are not harming cats?

Welcome to the Living The Wild Life podcast with Stephen Vantassel. On this edition, Stephen discusses the truth about Red Fox cat predation. Stephen M. Vantassel, CWCP, ACE Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC Blog: https://wildlifecontrolconsultant.com/​ Papers: https://kingsdivinity.academia.edu/St…​ Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxP_…​ Podcasts: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/stephen-v…​ Phone: 406-272-5323 MT Time Helping people resolve conflicts with wildlife through teaching, training, writing, and research Wildlife Control Consultant,…

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Pestgeek Social Media Strategy Session (March 2021)

Today’s session lays the groundwork for the coming weeks as we delve into creating content pillars and microcontent all across our social media platforms. This is a behind-the-scenes peak into our digital content strategy. Essentially a blueprint that covers processes, standards and topics to help grow the Pestgeek brand. pestcontroltraining #pestcontrol #marketing #socialmediamarketing Support Us…

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Ethics vs. Everyone Else Does It

On today’s episode, ThePestgeek discusses the issue of ethics in business. Avoiding doing wrong even when everyone else does it. The truth about labels vs. labeling and what a SDS (safety data sheet) really is and what it means for your business. #pestcontroltraining #Pigions #pestcontrol Support Us On Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Pestgeekpodcast Web Site: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/category/podcast/ Facebook Group…

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Pestgeek Podcast interview with Allen Fugler Director of Risk Management at Xterminator Pro.

The Pestgeek interviews Allen Fugler: Director of Risk Management at Xterminator Pro. Tune in as Allen Fugler discusses the biggest insurance claims risks pest control companies face. #pestcontroltraining​ #pestcontrol​ Support Us On Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Pestgeekpodcast​ Web Site: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/category/…​ Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/pestg…​ Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pestgeekpodc…​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/pestgeekpodcast​ Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/franklin-…​ Linked In Business Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pest…​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pestgeekpod…​…

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Animal Rights, Wildlife Control And The Ugly Business Of Politics (Stephen Vantassel)

On today’s Living The Wildlife Podcast, Stephen Vantassel (Wildlife Pest Consultant) takes on the difficult topic of Animal Rights, Wildlife Control And The Ugly Business Of Politics. Stephen M. Vantassel, CWCP, ACE Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC Blog: https://wildlifecontrolconsultant.com/ Papers: https://kingsdivinity.academia.edu/StephenMVantassel Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxP_IBhnqcgvX_aRM4f91nQ  Podcasts: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/stephen-vantassel/ Phone: 406-272-5323 Mtn Time Helping people resolve conflicts with wildlife through teaching, training, writing, and…

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The Pestgeek interviews Thomas Miche of Miche Pest Control.

The Pestgeek interviews Thomas Miche of Miche Pest Control. Miche Pest Control is a family owned and operated, full-service pest control company serving customers throughout the greater DC, Baltimore and Fairfax areas. Winner of multiple customer service awards because of its focus on doing pest control the right way: on time, with a smile, expert…

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The Pestgeek Roundup from the Paul J Bello seminar (business ethics, office culture, insights)

The Pestgeek roundup sharing laughs, insights, rants and raves at the Paul J. Bello seminar. Tune in as we talk running a business, pest management, ethical issues, creating a healthy office culture, working with family and fighting the fight. #pestcontroltraining​ #pestcontrol​ Support Us On Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Pestgeekpodcast​ Web Site: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/category/…​ Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/pestg…​ Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pestgeekpodc…​…

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The pestgeek’s Paul J. Bello Pest management conference recap (master’s class)

The Pestgeek early morning recap of the Paul J Bello conference in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Pest management University has been an amazing experience. Highly recommended if you are an owner or a tech wanting to grow. The Master’s Class in particular a great reinforcement, re-evaluation and a prep for your termite license or certification.

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charles parker

Charles Parker of Parker Wildlife Control of New Orleans, LA.

Stephen M. Vantassel of Living the Wild Life Podcast (part of the Pest Geek Podcast family) interviews Charles Parker of Parker Wildlife Control of New Orleans, LA. Charles discusses control of nutria, muscovy ducks, armadillos and his WCO and PCO scheduling software called NWCOPro (available at https://NWCOPro.com).  Stephen M. Vantassel, CWCP, ACE Wildlife Control Consultant,…

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SEO Contract

Blue Chair Chronicles: Getting an SEO Contract With Performace and Deadline Guarantees In Writing.

Hiring an SEO company isn’t as easy as hiring a pest control company, for starters most small business owners do not even know what SEO stands for much less what it actually is, this gives seo “gurus” huge leverage throwing out terms that only they know. Promising endless reports that you cant understand filled with…

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Bill Enderson, General Manager of the Rascal Eradicator

Stephen M. Vantassel of Living the Wild Life Podcast speaks with Bill Enderson, General Manager of the Rascal Eradicator The Rascal Eradicator is a carbon monoxide-based pest control device used to manage burrowing rodents such as ground squirrels, prairie dogs, moles, and pocket gophers.  Stephen M. Vantassel, CWCP, ACE Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC Blog: https://wildlifecontrolconsultant.com/…

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Why isn’t IPM Integrated Pest Management Popular after 50 years? Is A green pest control solution really possible?

Why isn’t IPM Popular after 50 years? Integrated Pest Management Observational Pest Management Observational Biology Bobby Corrigan Assessment Based Pest Management Dini S. Miller Our internal Is Biological Pest Management All these terms are industry terms, that not even the industry technicians understand nor embrace. Changing the term from integrated to observational to assessment does…

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Godly Business a Biblical Approach to Dealing With Worry and Anxiety In Your Business

Phillipians 4 6-9 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report,…

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AVMA American Veterinary Medical Association’s 2020 Guidelines of the Euthanasia of Animals.

Stephen M. Vantassel reviews elements of the American Veterinary Medical Association’s 2020 edition of the Animal Euthanasia Guidelines. He discusses the AVMA’s philosophy of euthanasia, how it differs from WCOs, and how changes to the carbon dioxide policy affect how you should perform carbon dioxide euthanasia. Stephen M. Vantassel, CWCP, ACE Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC…

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Do We Really Have Good Data On The Effectiveness Of Our Baits In Our Areas

How good is your testing of different baits to determine which bait actually is working the best right now? Stephen M. Vantassel, CWCP, ACE Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC Blog: https://wildlifecontrolconsultant.com/ Papers: https://kingsdivinity.academia.edu/StephenMVantassel Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxP_IBhnqcgvX_aRM4f91nQ  Podcasts: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/stephen-vantassel/ Phone: 406-272-5323 Mtn Time Helping people resolve conflicts with wildlife through teaching, training, writing, and research

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tim hiller

Tim L Hiller, Ph.D. Executive Director and Senior Ecologist at The Wildlife Ecology Institute Discussing Gray Fox

Tim discusses how he got fed up with how research is done in academia, he took the plunge and started his own non-profit The Wildlife Ecology Institute, he will be disusing Gray foxes in Indiana. Stephen M. Vantassel, CWCP, ACE Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC Blog: https://wildlifecontrolconsultant.com/ Papers: https://kingsdivinity.academia.edu/StephenMVantassel Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxP_IBhnqcgvX_aRM4f91nQ  Podcasts: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/stephen-vantassel/ Phone: 406-272-5323 Mtn Time Helping people resolve…

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Jay Baker Doombox

Jay Baker Creator of DoomBox Mice Trap Station

Jay Baker, President/Owner of Jamestown Plastics (headquartered in Brocton, NY) and Founder/Owner of Doombox Traps is an inventor holding more than 40 USA and international patents, including the ‘Clamtainer’ – the world’s first Certified Child Resistant clamshell container. With Doombox, Jay literally invented a better mousetrap — one that keeps the mess with the mouse…

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Are Opossums the solution to controlling Ticks?

A study reveals the viability of using Opossums to control ticks. Hosts as ecological traps for the vector of Lyme disease F. Keesing, J. Brunner, S. Duerr, M. Killilea, K. LoGiudice, K. Schmidt, H. Vuong and R. S. OstfeldPublished:19 August 2009 https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rspb.2009.1159 Stephen M. Vantassel, CWCP, ACE Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC Blog: https://wildlifecontrolconsultant.com/ Papers: https://kingsdivinity.academia.edu/StephenMVantassel Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxP_IBhnqcgvX_aRM4f91nQ  Podcasts: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/stephen-vantassel/ Phone: 406-272-5323 Mtn Time

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kim cabrera

The BearTracker Kim Cabrera on a career in animal tracking.

Kim Cabrera The BearTracker is a specialist in tracking animals in the field, as a little kid i was fascinated by how you could identify them by there tracks. Stephen M. Vantassel, CWCP, ACE Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC Blog: https://wildlifecontrolconsultant.com/ Papers: https://kingsdivinity.academia.edu/StephenMVantassel Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxP_IBhnqcgvX_aRM4f91nQ  Podcasts: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/stephen-vantassel/ Phone: 406-272-5323 Mtn Time Helping people resolve conflicts with wildlife through teaching, training,…

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deer repellent

Using Deer Repellents In Suburban Areas

Using deer repellents in suburban areas are a great revenue producing channel there are four types of deer repellents taste-based repellents, pain based repellents, fear-based repellents, adverse conditioning repellents. Stephen M. Vantassel, CWCP, ACE Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC Blog: https://wildlifecontrolconsultant.com/ Papers: https://kingsdivinity.academia.edu/StephenMVantassel Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxP_IBhnqcgvX_aRM4f91nQ  Podcasts: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/stephen-vantassel/ Phone: 406-272-5323 Mtn Time Helping people resolve conflicts with wildlife through teaching, training,…

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criticism

Dealing With Criticism

Helping each other on social media can be positive, but there are times when we can be negative, we can have honest disagreements however sometimes people can just be mean and nasty. Stephen M. Vantassel, CWCP, ACE Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC Blog: https://wildlifecontrolconsultant.com/ Papers: https://kingsdivinity.academia.edu/StephenMVantassel Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxP_IBhnqcgvX_aRM4f91nQ  Podcasts: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/stephen-vantassel/ Phone: 406-272-5323 Mtn Time Helping people resolve conflicts with wildlife…

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ld50

Understanding The LD50 From A Wildlife Control Perspective For Vertebrate Control

The LD50 Lethal Dose 50 where 50% of the test of the target population. Stephen M. Vantassel, CWCP, ACE Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC Blog: https://wildlifecontrolconsultant.com/ Papers: https://kingsdivinity.academia.edu/StephenMVantassel Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxP_IBhnqcgvX_aRM4f91nQ  Podcasts: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/stephen-vantassel/ Phone: 406-272-5323 Mtn Time Helping people resolve conflicts with wildlife through teaching, training, writing, and research

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Hantavirus Zoonotic Respiratory Infection

Preventing Hantavirus Zoonotic Respiratory Infection Transmitted By Mice And Rats.

What Is Hantavirus? are a family of viruses spread mainly by mouse droppings. Hantavirus has been known to be transmitted by Deer Mice, White Footed Mice, Cotton Rat. Hantavirus is transmitted by disturbing droppings where they become aerosolized and are inhaled from urine, feces, and saliva, and less frequently by a bite from an infected…

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20 Studies How Insect Growth Regulators Work on German Roaches

Studies on Insect Growth Regulators on German RoachesResponse of Late-Instar Blattella germanica (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae) to Dietary Insect Growth Regulators https://academic.oup.com/jee/article-abstract/83/6/2295/871014 Reduced titres of ecdysone following juvenile hormone treatment in the German cockroach, Blattella germanica https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/0022191075902371 Abnormalities in the development and reproduction of Blattella germanica (L.) (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae) treated with insect growth regulators with juvenile hormone…

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Understanding Experimental Journal Articles Literature In Wildlife Control

A Journal Article is when a researcher is doing a test, they ask the question or test a hypothesis. Stephen M. Vantassel, CWCP, ACE Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC Blog: https://wildlifecontrolconsultant.com/ Papers: https://kingsdivinity.academia.edu/StephenMVantassel Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxP_IBhnqcgvX_aRM4f91nQ  Podcasts: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/stephen-vantassel/ Phone: 406-272-5323 Mtn Time Helping people resolve conflicts with wildlife through teaching, training, writing, and research

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watch your language

Watch Your Language Using Professional Terms & Technical Vocabulary When Speaking With Your Clients

One of the challenges in the wildlife control industry is that we don’t use professional language and no one respects us like professionals. Stephen M. Vantassel, CWCP, ACE Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC Blog: https://wildlifecontrolconsultant.com/ Papers: https://kingsdivinity.academia.edu/StephenMVantassel Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxP_IBhnqcgvX_aRM4f91nQ  Podcasts: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/stephen-vantassel/ Phone: 406-272-5323 Mtn Time Helping people resolve conflicts with wildlife through teaching, training, writing, and research

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Best Raccoon Bait For Raccoon Trapping With Live Traps

Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC Blog: https://wildlifecontrolconsultant.com/ Papers: https://kingsdivinity.academia.edu/StephenMVantassel Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxP_IBhnqcgvX_aRM4f91nQ  Podcasts: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/stephen-vantassel/ Phone: 406-272-5323 Mtn Time Helping people resolve conflicts with wildlife through teaching, training, writing, and research

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downtime

Preparing For Down Time

As winter aproches pest and wildlife control operators need to prepare for downtime, how to prepare for downtime when you can’t go out and pound the pavement. Stephen M. Vantassel, CWCP, ACE Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC Blog: https://wildlifecontrolconsultant.com/ Papers: https://kingsdivinity.academia.edu/StephenMVantassel Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxP_IBhnqcgvX_aRM4f91nQ  Podcasts: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/stephen-vantassel/ Phone: 406-272-5323 Mtn Time Helping people resolve conflicts with wildlife through teaching, training, writing, and…

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Dale Hodgson Regional Technical Director for Rose Pest Solutions future of the pest control industry

Here is my interview with Dale Hodgson Regional Technical Director for Rose Pest Solutions Discussing PCO and WCO work and the future of the industry. Stephen M. Vantassel, CWCP, ACEWildlife Control Consultant, LLCBlog: https://wildlifecontrolconsultant.com/Papers: https://kingsdivinity.academia.edu/StephenMVantasselVideos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxP_IBhnqcgvX_aRM4f91nQPodcasts: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/stephen-vantassel/Phone: 406-272-5323 Mtn TimeHelping people resolve conflicts with wildlife through teaching, training, writing, and research

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I Can’t Wear A Respirator, Yes You Can

Respirators are required PPE for most pest control and wildlife control service in order to protect yourself from pesticide exposure and potential respiratory infections. tephen M. Vantassel, CWCP, ACE Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC Blog: https://wildlifecontrolconsultant.com/ Papers: https://kingsdivinity.academia.edu/StephenMVantassel Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxP_IBhnqcgvX_aRM4f91nQ Podcasts: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/stephen-vantassel/ Phone: 406-272-5323 Mtn Time Helping people resolve conflicts with wildlife through teaching, training, writing,…

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Hal Coleman Pest Control Marketing Guru

Hal Coleman Pest Control Marketing Guru

Hal Coleman is a full time SPEAKER, CONSULTANT, TRAINER, COACH, MENTOR and ENTERTAINER.  He brings his humorous and provocative presentations that are meant to disorient and dislodge old styles of thinking, clearing the way for NEW GROWTH.   Hal’s expert ability in delivering precision information with humor drives the new information and the fresh, counter-intuitive information home into long…

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FREE Pest Control Training Course Basic Introduction To Pest Control Law FIFRA, OSHA, DOT, HAZMAT.

FREE Pest Control Training Course Basic Introduction To Pest Control Law FIFRA, OSHA, DOT, HAZMAT.

Pest control law is not an exciting subject for pest control technicians yet they can unknowingly cost you tens of thousands of dollars in fines, reporting, and the irreparable damage to your reputation. FIFRA deals with pesticide application, manufacturing, storing, and disposal, OSHA deals with employee safety and exposure to pesticides, DOT deals with the…

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Biology & Behavior Possible Vectors Of Diseases

Opossum Life History Biology & Behavior Possible Vectors Of Diseases

Can Opossums AKA possums contract rabies and other disease and transmit them to people, what is the behavior of opossum, and how understanding biology can help you be a wildlife control specialist. Stephen M. Vantassel, CWCP, ACEWildlife Control Consultant, LLCBlog: https://wildlifecontrolconsultant.com/ Papers: https://kingsdivinity.academia.edu/StephenMVantassel Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxP_IBhnqcgvX_aRM4f91nQ  Podcasts: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/stephen-vantassel/Phone: 406-272-5323 Mtn Time Helping people resolve conflicts with wildlife through teaching, training,…

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The Complete Cockroach Resource Guide To Getting Complete Roach Control

Comparative Study of Integrated Pest Management and Baiting for German Cockroach Management in Public Housing. https://academic.oup.com/jee/article-abstract/99/3/879/2218490 Cost and Efficacy Comparison of Integrated Pest Management Strategies with Monthly Spray Insecticide Applications for German Cockroach (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae) Control in Public Housing https://academic.oup.com/jee/article-abstract/97/2/559/2217999 Influence of Hydroprene on German Cockroach (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae) Populations in Public Housing https://academic.oup.com/jee/article-abstract/79/4/1032/813092 Quantifying the…

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Blair Calder of Automatic Trap Company Good Nature A24 Repeating Humane Trap for Rodents.

Blair Calder of Automatic Trap Company GoodNature A24 Repeating Humane Trap for Rodents.

Blair Calder of Automatic Trap Company discusses the GoodNature A24 Repeating Humane Trap for Rodents it is an automated rat, mice, and squirrel trap that uses a lure and has a co2 cartridge to automate the rat trapping process it is an instant rat killer. https://www.automatictrap.com/collections/shop Stephen M. Vantassel, CWCP, ACE Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC…

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All My Essential Oil Studies

Over 2000 species of plants are known to possess insecticidal properties. These are all the essential oil studies I compiled over 9 years and then tested in the field. My gift to you! Acaricidal Activity of Eugenol Based Compounds against Scabies Mites http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2920318/ Essential Oils as Green Pesticides: Potential and Constraints http://projects.nri.org/adappt/docs/63-84.pdf Repellency of Essential…

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How To Hire A Animal Trapper Or Wild Life Control Company Consumer Tips for Hiring WCOs

How To Hire A Animal Trapper Or Wild Life Control Company Consumer Tips for Hiring WCOs

Hiring a person to remove an animal from your home can be a serious and sometimes frightening experience. Here is what you need to know about hiring a wildlife control operator. Stephen M. Vantassel, CWCP, ACE Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC Blog: https://wildlifecontrolconsultant.com/ Papers: https://kingsdivinity.academia.edu/StephenMVantassel Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxP_IBhnqcgvX_aRM4f91nQ Podcasts: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/stephen-vantassel/ Phone: 406-272-5323 Mtn Time Helping people resolve…

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Control Techniques for River Otters with Jon Munsterman of Pathfinder Wildlife Services Snohomish WA

Control Techniques for River Otters with Jon Munsterman of Pathfinder Wildlife Services Snohomish WA

Pathfinder Wildlife Services deal with all different kinds of animals in attics and crawlspaces. They offer trapping and non-trapping solutions to whatever the problem might be. Servicing: Snohomish County, Skagit County, Whatcom County, Island County, San Juan County https://pathfinderwildlife.com/ Stephen M. Vantassel, CWCP, ACEWildlife Control Consultant, LLCBlog: https://wildlifecontrolconsultant.com/ Papers: https://kingsdivinity.academia.edu/StephenMVantassel Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxP_IBhnqcgvX_aRM4f91nQ  Podcasts: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/stephen-vantassel/Phone: 406-272-5323 Mtn TimeHelping people resolve…

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paul j bello

Paul J Bello of PJB Pest Consulting & Training

[powepress] Paul J. Bello is an award-winning expert in the pest control industry. An ACE (Associate Certified Entomologist) and BCE (Board Certified Entomologist) ​Paul’s knowledge and dedication to the pest control industry advising with pest control associations, coaching pest control companies nationwide, and mentoring PCO (Pest Control Operators) to help unlock their hidden potentials. https://www.pjbpestconsultant.com

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repellents in wildlife

How repellents are different than frightening devices why repellents are regulated.

Discussing the theories and issues associated with using repellents, why do they work for someone and not for others, how to evaluate repellents in wildlife control. Stephen M. Vantassel, CWCP, ACEWildlife Control Consultant, LLC Blog: https://wildlifecontrolconsultant.com/ Papers: https://kingsdivinity.academia.edu/StephenMVantassel Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxP_IBhnqcgvX_aRM4f91nQ  Podcasts: https://pestgeekpodcast.com/stephen-vantassel/Phone: 406-272-5323 Mtn Time Helping people resolve conflicts with wildlife through teaching, training, writing, and research

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Tylor Nunn of Modern AC Products discusses how The Dauber Stopper stops Mud Dauber Wasp and other pest and rodents from easily entering you home through the air conditioning dry or drain line.

Tylor of Modern AC Products The Dauber Stopper Stops Mud Dauber Wasps From Clogging AC Lines

Tylor Nunn of Modern AC Products discusses how The Dauber Stopper stops Mud Dauber Wasp and other pest and rodents from easily entering you home through the air conditioning dry or drain line. Video Name: The Dauber Stopper Stops Mud Dauber Wasps From Clogging AC Lines Video Description: Tylor Nunn of Modern AC Products discusses…

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