Pest Geek Podcast http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com The Worlds #1 Free Pest Control Training Podcast Mon, 14 May 2018 16:23:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 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 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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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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Where Are All Those Flies Coming From http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/podcast/flies-coming/ Tue, 08 May 2018 13:52:25 +0000 http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/?p=52033 Flies coming from every direction and you don’t know where they are coming from, using google earth to identify potential breeding sites.

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Rats Rats Rats The Rodent Explosion of 2018 Rodent Populations Are Up http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/podcast/2018-rodent-populations/ Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:00:32 +0000 http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/?p=52019 Rodent business is booming, rodent populations are on the rise could it be global warming? With 2nd Generation, Anticoagulant off the retail shelves are homeowners giving up? James Rodriguez Technical Director JT Eaton Co., Inc Direct (330) 840-8606 Intro By Paul Strickland Account Manager Bayer Crop Science Southern Mississippi

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Rodent business is booming, rodent populations are on the rise could it be global warming? With 2nd Generation, Anticoagulant off the retail shelves are homeowners giving up? James Rodriguez Technical Director JT Eaton Co.,



James Rodriguez

Technical Director

JT Eaton Co., Inc

Direct (330) 840-8606
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Paul Strickland

Account Manager Bayer Crop Science

Southern Mississippi
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Ethan Vickery of VM Products Talks Large Glue Board Traps and Wifi Snap Traps. http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/podcast/ethan-vickery-vm-products/ Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:54:53 +0000 http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/?p=52011 Ethan talks about integrated snap traps. Integrated snap traps allow for the full force of the spring to be used during the kill. Because there’s no recoil, the trap provides maximum power as opposed to free standing snap traps. VM Products’ EZ Snap Line features integrated snap traps and includes a brand-new product, The EZ…

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Ethan talks about integrated snap traps. Integrated snap traps allow for the full force of the spring to be used during the kill. Because there’s no recoil, the trap provides maximum power as opposed to free standing snap traps.

VM Products Company Bio
Texas-based VM Products is celebrating its 15th anniversary as a leading manufacturer of innovative rodent control solutions for the pest control industry. Founded in 2003, VM Products was born out of a need to provide innovative solutions that didn’t exist in the pest control market. Founders Ethan Vickery and Danny Myers are longtime colleagues in the industry – Vickery was a sales representative in the field with extensive industry knowledge of rodent control and Myers as the owner of a booming pest control business. The two industry professionals noticed a need for a better rodent station in the market after hearing many PMPs complain about how stations were not easy to clean, and the securing mechanisms were difficult. They started developing their own station and soon they were redefining the category of rodent management.
“It’s not our job to be right, it’s our job to get the customer the right product,” Vickery said. “Too many companies invent a product and then try to figure out how to sell it. We spend more on R&D because we want VM Products to be a company where innovation flourishes with every new product we develop.” VM Products has separated itself from the entire market by its ability to do things other companies are unable to do: VM Products can go from conversation to real product in hand faster than anyone else.
The VM Products line is made in the USA in Arlington, TX and includes EZ Klean/EZ Secured Rodent Bait Station, the EZ Snap line (EZ Snap Rat, EZ Snap Mouse, and EZ Snap Seeker) EZ Force, Mouse Bait Station (MBS) EZ Versa, FBS (Fly Bait Station)
Ethan Vickery Bio
Ethan Vickery, President and Founder VM Products Originally from Lubbock, TX, Ethan graduated from the University of Texas in Arlington in 1995. He has been in the pest control industry for the past 18 years. He lives with his wife and two children in Colleyville, TX.
The science behind VM Products’ patented concrete block design
sed in the EZ Secured and EZ Snap Rat. We did an absorption rate study on the EZ Secured rodent station working with our belief that the block on the outside of the station is a superior product. The lab results show that the block has a 7.3% absorbent rate thus pulling more moisture from the earth to create a familiar smell for the rodent. The moisture stays on the block, not on the inside of the station. The EZ Secured can be deployed on gravel, concrete, asphalt, sand, dirt, and grass with equal success
For more information visit our website www.vmproducts.com
Intro by Andy Otero

OneWay Pest Solutions

20 Astor St, Lynn, MA 01905

http://onewaypest.business.site/

(617) 516-7486
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Photo Stuff How To Get Better Pictures With What You Have http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/podcast/photo-stuff-get-pictures/ Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:04:47 +0000 http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/?p=52006 Jeff discusses photo stuff how to get better pictures, with today’s modern cell phones quality is higher than ever even for an amateur photographer.

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Social Media Done Right Promoting Your Customers http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/podcast/social-media-promoting-customers/ Mon, 02 Apr 2018 16:04:26 +0000 http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/?p=52001 Social media uses can be for us to vent in groups about the frustrations we have to deal with in the field, but it can also be used to promote our customers. Contact jeff@jeffmcgovern.com Intro by Dan Nielsen-owner Genuine Pest Control 402-619-4424 http://www.genuinepestcontrol.com/about-us/

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Social media uses can be for us to vent in groups about the frustrations we have to deal with in the field, but it can also be used to promote our customers. Contact jeff@jeffmcgovern.com Intro by Dan Nielsen-owner Genuine Pest Control 402-619-4424 htt...

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Genuine Pest Control

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Having Perfect 5 Star Reviews Is Causing You To Lose Business http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/podcast/perfect-5-star-reviews-causing-lose-business/ Tue, 27 Mar 2018 15:54:18 +0000 http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/?p=51994 A Spiegel Research Center study reveals that having perfect 5-star reviews is causing you to lose business, how reviews influence buying behavior, but at what point does it influence and how much? As products or services begin displaying reviews, conversion rates tend to escalate rapidly. The purchase likelihood for a product or service with five…

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A Spiegel Research Center study reveals that having perfect 5-star reviews is causing you to lose business, how reviews influence buying behavior, but at what point does it influence and how much? As products or services begin displaying reviews,


As products or services begin displaying reviews, conversion rates tend to escalate rapidly. The purchase likelihood for a product or service with five reviews is 270% greater than the purchase likelihood of a product or service with no reviews. On Product purchases having more reviews isn’t necessarily better, after a point. The marginal benefit of additional reviews begins diminishing rapidly after the first five reviews.
Reviews tend to have a greater impact on purchases for higher-priced items than for cheaper ones. The research found that when reviews they’re displayed for lower-priced products, the conversion rate increased 190%. However, for higher-priced products, the conversion rate increased 380%.

Are five stars “too good to be true”? According to the research, it is. Across many product categories, they found that purchase likelihood typically peaks at ratings in the 4.0 – 4.7 range, and then began to decrease as ratings approached 5.0.
Reviews from “verified buyers” are significantly more encouraging than reviews written by an anonymous source. They found that verified buyers are more likely to give 4 or 5 star ratings than anonymous ones. Conversely, anonymous buyers are significantly more likely to give 1 and 2-star reviews.
Based on Spiegel’s extensive research into how online reviews influences purchasing decisions, they recommend that you follow these six principles when creating an online review strategy:
1. Display reviews and ratings on your product website: Businesses that choose not to show ratings and reviews risk losing customers to a website that does.

2. Embrace negative reviews, nobody is perfect: While it may seem counterintuitive, negative reviews can have a positive impact because they establish credibility and authenticity.
3. Prioritize generating reviews for with a low volume of reviews: Businesses should focus their efforts on making sure all products have at least a handful of reviews.
4. Additionally, prioritize generating reviews for higher-priced products: Retailers can help consumers overcome the risk of buying expensive or unfamiliar items by sharing additional reviews for these products.
5. Overcome the selection bias to improve the value of reviews: A larger pool of reviewer is not always more representative, particularly if it includes a large number of anonymous reviews.
6. Identify reviews from “verified buyers:” Identifying purchasers with “verified buyer badges” enhances the credibility of a review and improves the odds of purchase by 15%.
http://spiegel.medill.norththeystern.edu/online-reviews/
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How To Get A Bit More Commercial Pest Control Business http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/podcast/commercial-pest-control-business-refferals/ Mon, 26 Mar 2018 19:51:48 +0000 http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/?p=51988 How tog get A bit more commercial pest control business from existing residential customers by asking for referrals. Contact Jeff jeff@jeffmcgovern.com https://jeffmcgovern.com/blog/

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Finding More Commercial Pest Control Business http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/podcast/finding-commercial-pest-control-business/ Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:50:05 +0000 http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/?p=51982 Jeff McGovern talks about finding more commercial pest control business competing with the big brands. E-MAIL jeff@jeffmcgovern.com https://jeffmcgovern.com/contact/

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Jeff McGovern talks about finding more commercial pest control business competing with the big brands. E-MAIL jeff@jeffmcgovern.com https://jeffmcgovern.com/contact/
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