Pest Geek Podcast http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com The Worlds #1 Free Pest Control Training Podcast Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:00:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.3 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 Top 10 Concerns Coming for 25b’s with Dr. Janet Kintz-Early PhD of JAK Consulting http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/podcast/top-10-concerns-coming-25bs-dr-janet-kintz-early-phd-jak-consulting/ Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:00:15 +0000 http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/?p=51931 Dr. Janet Kintz Early discusses the concerns coming for 25’s from EPA Fifra to individual state registration requirements and limits and liabilities of product performance.Biography for Dr. Janet Kintz-Early. JAK Consulting Services Dr. Biography for Dr. Janet Kintz-Early. JAK Consulting Services
Dr. Kintz-Early received her B.S. in Biology from Ursinus College in 1993. She studied the behavior of azalea lace bugs in nursery settings while earning her M.S. in Entomology from Clemson University in 1998. In 2003, Dr. Kintz-Early received her Ph. D. in Entomology Clemson University. Her Ph. D. research involved fire ant colony movement behavior with respect to mowing frequency and golf courses.
Prior to owning her own consulting firm, Janet spent 12 years working with Nisus Corporation as an R&D Scientist and Regulatory Affairs Manager. During that time, Janet was responsible for technical support calls, quality assurance, continuing education classes, MSDS to SDS conversions, GLP research, competitor intelligence, data compensation, product development and EPA compliance. Janet also worked as a paid intern in the horticultural industry. She spent 13 months at Longwood Gardens and 3 months at Villanova University Arboretum, where she provided IPM education and implementation support to horticulturalists and fellow interns.
Dr. Kintz-Early and her best friend and business partner, Dr. Kristen van den Meiracker, BCE, bring a unique combination of experience to JAK Consulting Services and the pest control industry. An Easton PA native, Janet currently lives in Knoxville TN with her husband, daughter and three furry children. She is a member and former scholarship recipient of Pi Chi Omega and the Entomological Society of America.
Top 10 Concerns Coming for 25b’s

* History of 25bs
* FIFRA – Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, Rodenticide Act (1947)
* EPA – Environmental Protection Agency (1970)

* Evaluates risk, not safety


* Pesticide Definition -Anything that prevents, destroys repels or mitigates a pest.
* FIFRA 25b – (1996) – creation of “Minimal Risk Pesticides”

* Active and inert ingredients
* Reduces costs and regulatory burdens
* Allows more focus on pesticides that pose greater risk



 

* Federal/ State Requirements

* Do not require Federal registration
* Must comply with six Code Federal Regulations requirements:

* Limited choices of active ingredients
* Limited choices of inert ingredients






* Must display all ingredients on label


* Company & producer information on label
* No health-related claims
* No false or misleading claims

 

* Toxicity of 25b’s

* How is risk assessed?
* Is natural really natural?
* What is safe?
* What is non-toxic?
* What is a chemical?



 

* Federal/ State Registration Requirements

* Only 10 states do not require state registration
* Some states require efficacy data:

* South Dakota, Mississippi, Indiana, & Mew Mexico
* New Mexico – double-blind study and two independent peer reviews for claims


* States want EPA to be more involved in registration of 25b’s
* Challenge to create a product label to be used in all states
* Long registration lead times
* Regulation of marketing claims such as natural



 

* Can they be used in conjunction with or instead of traditional pesticides?

Contact Janet at:
janet@jakconsultingservices.com
http://jakconsultingservices.com
865-360‐1988
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Cloverleafing for bedbugs Inspection & Monitoring http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/podcast/cloverleafing-bedbugs-inspection-monitoring/ Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:51:55 +0000 http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/?p=51923 Cloverleafing for bedbugs inspection, when a member of the family gets a bedbug they have the ability to potentially infest every other member’s home and many others. Performimng a bed bug inspection to every member they have visited is a way to preven...

Performimng a bed bug inspection to every member they have visited is a way to prevent a bedbug epidemic to other family members home. Offering protection to other individuals involved directly with your customer.
JF Oaks Bedbug Monitor

http://www.jfoakes.com/v03/products/insect-traps-monitors/bed-bugs/
Beap Surge Protector Bedbug Monitor


Mattress Safe Travel Safe

http://mattresssafe.com/sofcover-travel-kit/
Contact Jeff McGovern

(770) 331-4348

jeff@jeffmcgovern.com
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25b Essential Oil Sugar Baits To Control Mosquitoes http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/podcast/25b-essential-oil-sugar-baits-control-mosquitoes/ Thu, 15 Feb 2018 22:30:50 +0000 http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/?p=51918 25b essential oil sugar baits to control mosquitoes known as Attractant Toxic Sugar Baits (ATSB) have been studied extensively throughout the world with surprisingly good results. Evaluation of attractive toxic sugar bait (ATSB)—Barrier for control of ... Evaluation of attractive toxic sugar bait (ATSB)—Barrier for control of vector and nuisance mosquitoes and its effect on non-target organisms in sub-tropical environments in Florida
Abstract
The efficacy of attractive toxic sugar baits (ATSB) with the active ingredient eugenol, an Environmental Protection Agency exempt compound, was evaluated against vector and nuisance mosquitoes in both laboratory and field studies. In the laboratory, eugenol combined in attractive sugar bait (ASB) solution provided high levels of mortality for Aedes aegypti, Culex quinquefasciatus, and Anopheles quadrimaculatus. Field studies demonstrated significant control: >70% reduction for Aedes atlanticus, Aedes. infirmatus, and Culex nigripalpus and >50% reduction for Anopheles crucians, Uranotaenia sapphirina, Culiseta melanura, and Culex erraticus three weeks post ATSB application. Furthermore, non-target feeding of six insect orders, Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera, Coleoptera, Diptera, Hemiptera, and Orthoptera, was evaluated in the field after application of a dyed-ASB to flowering and non-flowering vegetation. ASB feeding (staining) was determined by dissecting the guts and searching for food dye with a dissecting microscope. The potential impact of ATSB on non-targets, applied on green non-flowering vegetation was low for all non-target groups (0.9%). However, application of the ASB to flowering vegetation resulted in significant staining of the non-target insect orders.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0001706X13003562#!
Different methods of using attractive sugar baits (ATSB) for the control of Phlebotomus papatasi
ABSTRACT:
We have previously shown that fermented ripe fruit is a strong attractant for several mosquito species, and when mixed with oral insecticide these attractive toxic sugar baits (ATSB) were highly effective for local mosquito control. In the present study, we compared the effects of ATSB presented in different ways on isolated populations of Phlebotomus papatasi Scopoli. Experiments were carried out in the arid habitat of the Jordan valley, Israel where the effectiveness of three methods was compared: ATSB sprayed on patches of vegetation, net fence coated with ATSB, and bait stations soaked with ATSB. Spraying ATSB reduced the population to about 5% of the control area population. Barrier ATSB coated fences, had a similar effect decreasing the population to about 12% of the concurrent catch in the control site. The effect of ATSB presented on bait stations was much smaller and compared to the control, only caused the population to be reduced to 40%. In the control areas where only food dye marker was used, the solution presented on bait stations only marked an average of 22.3% of female sand flies while spraying vegetation and using barrier fences in the two other experiments marked about 60% of the females. Our experiments show that ATSB either sprayed on the vegetation or on barrier fences is an effective means against sand flies at least in arid areas where attractive plants are scarce or absent.
Bait solution was prepared as described by Müller et al. (2008). For the control sites, it consisted of 95% juice of over-ripe nectarines, 5% wine, 10% w/v brown sugar 0.5% w/v red food dye  for marking the fed sand flies (Schlein 1987) and 10% of a mixture of slow-release substances and preservatives
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The Pest Life With Nick Madero http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/podcast/pest-life-nick-madero/ Wed, 14 Feb 2018 05:00:59 +0000 http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/?p=51915 The Pest Life With Nick Madero on the Pest Geek Podcast is raw unedited look into the lives of the men and women of pest control.

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Don Leland How A Business Development Coach Can Help You Grow http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/podcast/don-leland-business-development-coach-grow/ Tue, 13 Feb 2018 05:00:30 +0000 http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/?p=51908 Don Leland is a business development coach and the owner of Edge Management Consulting in Seattle, WA. Over the past 8 years, he’s led 2 different multi-million dollar pest control and wildlife companies, generating an average 30% growth year-over-year...

With a background spanning 23 years in sales and business development, Don now offers business coaching to consumer service companies nationwide. His clients range from single-operation pest and wildlife companies to small and mid-sized businesses such as landscaping, real estate and insurance companies.
Don’s topics cover all things business: business plans, marketing plans, budgets, inventory, marketing and more – everything you need to get what you want out of your business.

Intro By Dustin Mantz of Magnus Pest Management

Address: 1415 Windsor St, Huntsville, TX 77340

Hours: Open 24 hours

Phone: (936) 661-5695

See on Google Maps
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Fleas and Flea Control http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/podcast/fleas-flea-control/ Mon, 12 Feb 2018 13:46:35 +0000 http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/?p=51901 Fleas and Flea Control by special request from Ivan Costa. Jeff McGovern talks about fleas and flea control using inspection, Vacuuming and Precore 2000 an insecticide and larvacide with an IGR. Contact Jeff McGovern 400 N. Third St. Palatka,
Jeff McGovern talks about fleas and flea control using inspection, Vacuuming and Precore 2000 an insecticide and larvacide with an IGR.
Contact Jeff McGovern

400 N. Third St. Palatka, FL 32177

(770) 331-4348

jeff@jeffmcgovern.com
Intro By Chaz Estrada of TrueHeat Solutions

Phone: 866-722-3372

Email: info@trueheatsolutions.com

261 Industry Way Upland, CA 91786

http://www.trueheatsolutions.com/contact/
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Why I Love QuickBooks And Why I Won’t Switch http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/podcast/i-love-quickbooks/ Sun, 11 Feb 2018 02:32:01 +0000 http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/?p=51896 I love Quickbooks, there are several products that I love in our business and QuickBooks is one of them, I have been using it for more than 10 years. I stick with Quickbooks because time is more than money I’ve been using accounting software since the ... Quickbooks, there are several products that I love in our business and QuickBooks is one of them, I have been using it for more than 10 years.
I stick with Quickbooks because time is more than money
I’ve been using accounting software since the late 80’s early 90’s, Since my college days where I took several accounting classes and went from the leader in those days was Peachtree accounting which is now Sage 50 Accounting. Now you Fresh Books.
Peachtree Accounting was founded in 1978 by Ben Dyer, in 1984 Peachtree was the 7th largest microcomputer-software company in the world, with an estimated 22 million in sales.
Peachtree was acquired by the Sage Group in 1998 for a 145 million.
Peachtree was the first business software introduced for microcomputers and the oldest microcomputer computer program for business in current use.
The Sage Group today does about 2.3 billion in sales
Intuit founded in 1983 with the original product Quicken for personal financial management.
Grew revenue to $842 million, up 12 percent year-over-year.
Finished the year with 2.3 million QuickBooks Online subscribers.
Intuit serves 42 million customers.
80% of the small business accounting software market.
Integrated Merchant Account Intuit Payments
Integrated Banking
Integrated Route Scheduling
Integrated Email Marketing with Constant Contact
Integrated Branch Financial Reporting Qvinci
Integrated Mailing Service DocuSend Mailing Solution
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Using Indeed To Hire Pest Control Technicians http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/podcast/indeed-hire-pest-control-technicians/ Fri, 09 Feb 2018 13:44:50 +0000 http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/?p=51891 Using Indeed To Hire Pest Control Technicians is a great free way to promote your job opening and manage the hiring process. We are hiring for a part-time pest control assistant trainee for a new project that we are embarking on for the next 2 years th... Indeed To Hire Pest Control Technicians is a great free way to promote your job opening and manage the hiring process.


We are hiring for a part-time pest control assistant trainee for a new project that we are embarking on for the next 2 years the process has proven to be more difficult than anticipated in finding qualified people with the right attitude and aptitude to do the job.
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Using 25b Essential Oils Attractants For Monitoring And Pests Control http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/podcast/25b-essential-oils-attractants-pest-control/ Thu, 08 Feb 2018 14:43:49 +0000 http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/?p=51886 The studies of using 25b essential oils as attractants for monitoring and control of pests has been going on for decades as a matter of fact since the 70’s. Studies show that methyl eugenol has been used effectively for the monitoring and control of se... Studies show that methyl eugenol has been used effectively for the monitoring and control of several species of fruit flies but methyl eugenol is not as safe as you mihgt think, it has been identified as a carcinogen.
Methyl eugenol: Its occurrence, distribution, and role in nature, especially in relation to insect behavior and pollination
Abstract
This review discusses the occurrence and distribution (within a plant) of methyl eugenol in different plant species (> 450) from 80 families spanning many plant orders, as well as various roles this chemical plays in nature, especially in the interactions between tephritid fruit flies and plants.
https://academic.oup.com/jinsectscience/article/12/1/56/884022

Candidate Substitutes for Methyl Eugenol as Attractants for the Area-wide Monitoring and Control of the Oriental Fruitfly, Dacus dorsalis Hendel (Diptera: Tephritidae)
Abstract
The recent finding that methyl eugenol, a widely used lure for the oriental fruitfly, is a liver carcinogen for the mouse suggested developing substitute lures for monitoring and controlling of this insect that are not susceptible to in vivo metabolism to active carcinogens. Study of the molecular requirements for maximum attraction of the oriental fruitfly and for minimal likelihood of metabolism to active carcinogens suggested several methyl eugenol isosteres that might be useful replacements. Three compounds were selected on the basis of laboratory and preliminary field evaluation as promising replacements: 3,4-dimethoxypropylbenzene, 3,4-dimethoxyethoxybenzene, and 3,4-dimethoxymethoxymethylbenzene.
https://academic.oup.com/ee/article-abstract/14/2/176/2366603
Attraction of Female and Male Bactrocera papayae to Conspecific Males Fed with Methyl Eugenol and Attraction of Females to Male Sex Pheromone Components.
Abstract
The attraction of female and male Bactrocera papayae to conspecific males fed with methyl eugenol (ME) and female attraction to male synthetic sex pheromone, trans-coniferyl alcohol (CF), were evaluated in a wind tunnel. Earlier and greater attraction were exhibited by both females and males to ME-fed than to non-ME-fed males as dusk approaches.
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A:1022302605357
Methyl Eugenol and Cue-Lure Traps for Suppression of Male Oriental Fruit Flies and Melon Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Hawaii: Effects of Lure Mixtures and Weathering
Abstract
Methyl eugenol (4-allyl-1,2-dimethoxybenzene-carboxylate) and cue-lure [4-(p-acetoxyphenyl)-2-butanone] are highly attractive kairomone lures to oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel), and melon fly, B. cucurbitae (Coquillett), respectively. Plastic bucket traps were evaluated as dispensers for methyl eugenol and cue-lure for suppression of the 2 fruit flies in Hawaii. Methyl eugenol and cue-lure mixtures were compared with pure methyl eugenol or cue-lure over 4 seasons. B. dorsalis captures differed significantly with treatment and season. B. dorsalis captures with 100% methyl-eugenol were significantly greater than all other treatments (25, 50, and 75%). B. cucurbitae captures also differed significantly with treatment but not with s...]]>
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What Is Schema Markup And Rich Snippets For Pest Control SEO? http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/podcast/rich-snippets-pest-control-seo/ Wed, 07 Feb 2018 14:40:47 +0000 http://www.pestgeekpodcast.com/?p=51880 Rich Snippets are basically short summaries of your web page or blog post in the SERPS search results of Bing , Google, Yahoo, and sometimes in the News feed of Facebook in a nice format with star ratings, author photo, image, etc. How Do Rich Snippets For Pest Control SEO Help in SERPS?
It gives the search engines an important & precise information to display in the search result snippets.
Rich Snippets are very interactive with (author photos, price star, ratings, etc.) it allows you to stand out from your competition.
Rich Snippets Help you rank higher in the search results
Helps Facebook display proper information when users share your links on Facebook
Schema is so important that Google created a testing tool just for rich snippet testing.
https://search.google.com/structured-data/testing-tool
Schema.org was created as a collaborative effort to promote schemas for structured data with one common vocabulary.
http://schema.org/
Types of Schemas:

* Reviews
* Events
* People
* Products
* Recipes
* APPS
* Videos
* Articles
* Businesses
* Local

Here is a great plugin to manage rich snippest without coding knowledge
All In One Schema Rich Snippets
By Brainstorm Force
https://wordpress.org/plugins/all-in-one-schemaorg-rich-snippets/
 
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