Pest Geek Podcast http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com The Worlds #1 Free Pest Control Training Podcast Wed, 15 Aug 2018 03:26:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Pest-Geek-Podcast-Logo-512.jpg Pest Geek Podcast http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com 32 32 The PestGeek Podcast is a weekly podcast for the pest control and lawn care professional to help you start, manage and grow your pest control business, with guest interviews, news, products and procedure along with sales, marketing, new media, seo, social media and management advice to give you a killer edge. Franklin Hernandez: Certified Pest Control Operator & Horticultural Specialist, CEU Trainer, Entrepreneur, Marketer clean Franklin Hernandez: Certified Pest Control Operator & Horticultural Specialist, CEU Trainer, Entrepreneur, Marketer frank@onepsllc.com frank@onepsllc.com (Franklin Hernandez: Certified Pest Control Operator & Horticultural Specialist, CEU Trainer, Entrepreneur, Marketer ) Pest Geek Podcast Copyright 2016 The Pest Geek Podcast is an inspirational informative pest control talk show for the pest control industry professional. Pest Geek Podcast http://pestgeekpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/Pest_Geek_Podcast_Logo.png http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com franklin3826@gmail.com The PestGeek Podcast is a weekly podcast for the pest control and lawn care professional to help you start, manage and grow your pest control business, with guest interviews, news, products and procedure along with sales, marketing, new media, seo, social media and management advice to give you a killer edge. TV-G Miami, Florida Weekly PPE Protecting Yourself Beyond The Pesticide Label http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/podcast/ppe-protecting-pesticide-label/ Wed, 15 Aug 2018 03:26:01 +0000 http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/?p=52117 When thinking of PPE Personal Protection Equipment we think about the label requirements, but what about protecting ourselves from all the other hazards we encounter on a daily basis that have nothing to do with chemicals, such as protecting our hands, eyes, head, and feet from injuries like pricks, and bang-ups.

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When thinking of PPE Personal Protection Equipment we think about the label requirements, but what about protecting ourselves from all the other hazards we encounter on a daily basis that have nothing to do with chemicals,

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Valerie Rosas With XT-2000 Orange Oil Plus No Tent Drywood Termite Treatment http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/podcast/xt2000-orange-oil/ Mon, 23 Jul 2018 06:00:27 +0000 http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/?p=52109 Valerie Rosas is a strong advocate for Integrated Pest Management because she realized that pesticides and herbicides have been and are being overused due to lack of training and education. she is in charge of their free training program that certifies pest control companies to use XT-2000, attending tradeshows and creating content to help educate…

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Valerie Rosas is a strong advocate for Integrated Pest Management because she realized that pesticides and herbicides have been and are being overused due to lack of training and education. she is in charge of their free training program that certifies... Valerie Rosas is a strong advocate for Integrated Pest Management because she realized that pesticides and herbicides have been and are being overused due to lack of training and education. she is in charge of their free training program that certifies pest control companies to use XT-2000, attending tradeshows and creating content to help educate the public about our product.

Intro – company & product bio/history
We recently expanded to Florida, while maintaining our success in California, Hawaii, and Texas. We have 15 certified companies so far in Florida (we launched last year), and +50 in the US western region. Over 500k homes have been successfully treated with XT-2000 Orange Oil for the past 19 years, and we expect to reach a half a million end of this year. I’m here to share with everyone about XT-2000 Orange Oil Plus, how unique our product is to the pest industry, and why you should consider us for your termite issues. The high demand from eco-friendly homeowners has contributed to our success and it stems from the positive impact XT-2000 will have on the people, environment and future generations.
In 1998, Michael Folkins (or as we like to call him, the Godfather of Orange OIl) was working for a company called Tallon Pest Control in San Diego, CA. Someone from Georgia came out with a product, d-limonene and offered it to Jay Tallon (the owner) and he said no, people weren’t ready for eco-friendly solutions yet. Michael requested to have it and Jay said yes. In the year 2000, as part of the EPA registration process, we hired Dr. Rudolph Shaffron from the University of Florida for our efficacy study and he gave us a 98% mortality rate.
What is XT-2000 Orange Oil Plus?
Our product is 95% pure d-limonene, made from orange rinds, is an effective primary treatment for drywood termites, carpenter ants, wood-boring beetles and kills their eggs/larvae on contact thanks to its capillary effect. XT-2000 is a biodegradable, GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) by US FDA, one day treatment that does not require you/your family or pets to leave your home. Twenty years ago homeowners didn’t have many treatment alternatives, and tent fumigation was the standard extermination method for termites, but with XT-2000 you get a least toxic option that gets the kill if treated properly. No need to worry about exposure to harsh chemicals, which is why XT-2000 is great for sensitive use areas (particularly elderly homes, clinics, schools, hospitals) and for commercial jobs (complexes, apartments, restaurants). An array of articles have been published highlighting the health benefits of d-limonene. It has been found that d-Limonene has potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even anti-cancer properties, lowers cholesterol and helps with weight management. Companies love to use us for condominium complexes, apartments, and restaurants due to the financial convenience, businesses can remain open during treatment, and customers/tenants do not need to be evicted.
How is XT-2000 Orange Oil Plus Made?
XT-2000 is 95% pure d-limonene with 5% terpenes (terpenes being the organic compounds that remain, think of that slight misty ring that forms at the bottom of a glass of orange juice). Orange rinds go through a mechanical process that includes steam distillation, extracting 95% pure technical grade d-limonene. It is a capillary transparent byproduct that will not stain natural wood because it evaporates and leaves an orange citrus fragrance in your home for 4-5 days.
You may be more familiar with Food Grade d-Limonene, which is obtained by extracting the juice, cold pressing it into orange oil and then putting it through vacuum distillation for orange flavorings and additives (ie orange fl...]]>
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Thomas Powell of MGK Discussing Mosquito Control with One Guard http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/podcast/thomas-powell-mgk-mosquito-control-one-guard/ Mon, 02 Jul 2018 19:24:24 +0000 http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/?p=52102 OneGuard Multi Mode of Action Concentrate that combines the power of a 4 active ingredients in one knockdown agent Prallethrin, long-lasting insecticide Lambda-cyhalothrin, synergist Piperonyl butoxide and NyGuard® IGR Insect Growth Regulator Pyriproxyfen in a single concentrate product to reduces mosquito populations by preventing reproduction combating mosquitoes at two different life stages larvae and adults…

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OneGuard Multi Mode of Action Concentrate that combines the power of a 4 active ingredients in one knockdown agent Prallethrin, long-lasting insecticide Lambda-cyhalothrin, synergist Piperonyl butoxide and NyGuard® IGR Insect Growth Regulator Pyriproxy...


OneGuard Multi Mode of Action Concentrate that combines the power of a 4 active ingredients in one knockdown agent Prallethrin, long-lasting insecticide Lambda-cyhalothrin, synergist Piperonyl butoxide and NyGuard® IGR Insect Growth Regulator Pyriproxyfen in a single concentrate product to reduces mosquito populations by preventing reproduction combating mosquitoes at two different life stages larvae and adults .

The result is a easy to use single mix convenient all-in-one product with most effective active ingredients to control Kills Aedes, Anopheles and Culex mosquitoes that may transmit West Nile virus, Chikungunya virus and Zika virus. Saving you time in the field when compared to tank-mixing multiple products
https://mgk.com/professional-pest-control/mosquitoes-and-flies/oneguard/
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Andrej Branc Pelgar USA World Wide Rodent Problem and Rodent Stop http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/podcast/andrej-branc-pelgar-usa-rodent-stop/ Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:33:04 +0000 http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/?p=52075 Andrej Branc discuses his experience managing rodent in Europe, North, Central and South America working for Pelgar USA and how Rodent Stop is a great eclusion tool. Rodent Stop Video Andej was the President and founder of pest control importer and manufacturing partner AB Bait Co. Helped develop several rodenticide products for the US pest…

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Andrej Branc discuses his experience managing rodent in Europe, North, Central and South America working for Pelgar USA and how Rodent Stop is a great eclusion tool. Rodent Stop Video Andej was the President and founder of pest control importer and man...

Rodent Stop Video


Andej was the President and founder of pest control importer and manufacturing partner AB Bait Co. Helped develop several rodenticide products for the US pest control industry including a cast wax block and soft bait. Work extensively with distributors and users in the pest control industry to promote, enhance use of and further rodenticide bait and baiting techniques. He is currently the North American Business Manager head the N.A. division of PelGar International Ltd., heading up the units sales, registration and expansion. Working as the sales manager of a growing sales team I am involved on both the sales and day to day operations of the division. He also works with regulatory and R&D to develop and bring new products to market. He has registered several rodent control products and derivatives both in the US federal system, as well as the US individual states and the Caribbean and South American countries. As part of the continuing registration process, I have kept up to date on new registration rules and laws as well as their application to the final users limitations on use.
Ancrej works extensively with pest control operators throughout the US in order to train them on proper use and application of rodenticide products. As part of that training, he spends a majority of time focused on new bait systems and continually improving application methods of pest control operators. As part of continuous training done by both pest control companies and state associations, he has spoken on several topics pertaining to rodenticides, including:

Methods of use, Product application, new products coming to market, Regulatory changes to the industry, Active ingredient specifications and Product differentiation.
Andrej holds Bachelor of Science in Finance from Lehigh University and an MBA in International Business from Schiller International University- American College of Switzerland.
Pelgar USA has a very innovative product called Rodent Stop Animal-Friendly Barrier Paste, Rather than killing rodents, RodentStop is an exclusion product working by blocking rodent access with an innovative formulation. Rodent Stop is an eco friendly approach deal for use as part of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach. It helps PMP’s to effectively and humanely manage rodent problem without having to resort to the use of chemicals.
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A New Bee Study With Dr. Janet Kintz-Early Phd of JAK Consulting http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/podcast/bee-study-janet-kintz-early-jak-consulting/ Tue, 12 Jun 2018 14:07:56 +0000 http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/?p=52069 Dr. Janet Kintz-Early Phd of JAK Consulting talks about a new bee study examines bee colonies in different seasons to evaluate colony collapse disorder.

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Dr. Janet Kintz-Early Phd of JAK Consulting talks about a new bee study examines bee colonies in different seasons to evaluate colony collapse disorder.

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Does Your Customers Have Peace Of Mind With You http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/podcast/customers-peace-mind/ Tue, 05 Jun 2018 06:00:31 +0000 http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/?p=52065 Before the customer can have peace of mind with the service they need to have peace of mind with the technician.

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Before the customer can have peace of mind with the service they need to have peace of mind with the technician.

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EcoRaider 25b BioPesticide Bed Bug Control With Dennis Judy Technical Consultant http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/podcast/ecoraider-25b-biopesticide-bed-bug-control-dennis-judy/ Mon, 04 Jun 2018 06:00:55 +0000 http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/?p=52060 Dennis Judy started his career with Orkin, and later was the training director at Allgood Pest Solutions and Hometeam Pest Defense, Judy is a member of the Georgia Pest Control Association’s Hall of Fame. He currently serves as the part-time technical consultant for EcoRaider, assisting in the field research and development, and the preparation of…

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Dennis Judy started his career with Orkin, and later was the training director at Allgood Pest Solutions and Hometeam Pest Defense, Judy is a member of the Georgia Pest Control Association’s Hall of Fame. He currently serves as the part-time technical ...


Dennis Judy started his career with Orkin, and later was the training director at Allgood Pest Solutions and Hometeam Pest Defense, Judy

is a member of the Georgia Pest Control Association’s Hall of Fame.
He currently serves as the part-time technical consultant for EcoRaider, assisting in the field research and development, and the preparation of webinars, training materials for pest management professionals, distributors and representatives.
To learn more about EcoRaider, visit www.ecoraiderusa.com
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Enjoying Semi Retirement With Daniel D. Dye II More To Come… http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/podcast/enjoying-semi-retirement-daniel-d-dye-ii/ Mon, 28 May 2018 19:22:45 +0000 http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/?p=52051 Daniel hold four Florida State Certifications:  Termite and Other Wood destroying Organisms – Fumigation – Lawn and Ornamentals – General Household Pests and Rodent Control. He is an Associate Certified Entomologist Emeritus with 41 years of pest management experience. Daniel retired as the Training Coordinator for Florida Pest at the end of December 2017. He…

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Daniel hold four Florida State Certifications:  Termite and Other Wood destroying Organisms – Fumigation – Lawn and Ornamentals – General Household Pests and Rodent Control. He is an Associate Certified Entomologist Emeritus with 41 years of pest manag...


Daniel hold four Florida State Certifications:  Termite and Other Wood destroying Organisms – Fumigation – Lawn and Ornamentals – General Household Pests and Rodent Control.
He is an Associate Certified Entomologist Emeritus with 41 years of pest management experience.
Daniel retired as the Training Coordinator for Florida Pest at the end of December 2017.
He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Florida Pest Management Association.
Although Daniel’s main expertise is in urban entomology, he has a keen interest in other insects, spiders and creepy critters found in the wild places.
When not chasing spiders and insects, Daniel and his wife, Yvonne, searches for herpetofauna (reptiles and amphibians) to photograph.
Daniel’s insect and herpetofauna photos have been published in several books and magazines.
He is the Webmaster of two very popular educational websites: www.floridabackyardsnakes.com and www.floridabackyardspiders.com.
He plans to add more to his backyard series in time.  You can also view his photography at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/44988140@N03/ and http://www.pbase.com/dydmd
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Fly Control #STFD Shut The Front Door And Things Attracting Flies To Into Building http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/blog/fly-control-shut-front-door/ Mon, 14 May 2018 16:23:46 +0000 http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/?p=52043 Looking at your surrounding in the front doors attracting flies inside the building.

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Looking at your surrounding in the front doors attracting flies inside the building.
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FlowZone 18V Battery Backpack Sprayer Tip Hack For TeeJet Spray Nozzle http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/blog/flowzone-backpack-sprayer-tip-hack-teejet/ Sat, 12 May 2018 22:41:35 +0000 http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/?p=52039 FlowZone makes a great battery backpack sprayer I know I have one the first original units its almost 3 years old, I also own a large unit Typhoon 4-Gallon Multi-Use Continuous-Pressure 18V/5.2Ah Lithium-Ion Backpack Sprayer and two other Cyclone 4-Gallon Multi-Use Continuous-Pressure 18V/2.6Ah Lithium-Ion Backpack Sprayer. My biggest disappointments where the straps, they were not…

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