BELLEVUE, Neb. — Arthropodcast, an online podcast providing “pest info on the go” reached its 10,000th download during its 50th episode on March 14.
Steve Jackson and Bryan Baird, friends who have worked in the pest control industry together for several years became inspired to start Arthropodcast while talking on the phone as they traveled to and from inspections. “I was thinking to myself, if we would just record these phone conversations someone would find it entertaining,” said Jackson.
Together co-hosts Jackson and Baird have over 30 years of experience in the pest control industry. From working as technicians to starting their own businesses, they have acquired a unique perspective of every level in the industry and apply their knowledge in all of their 30-minute weekly podcasts.
David Ticknor, a sales inspector for 855bugs.com and a frequent listener of Arthropodcast, said “It’s informative and entertaining.” Ticknor has enjoyed hearing the way Arthropodcast communicates industry related news.
Jackson and Baird hope to support others in pest control by making them laugh and allowing them to take away useful information that they can relate to and implement in their own lives.
“I like knowing that we can do something that will entertain somebody or give them a tip that helps them with a particular problem,” said Jackson.
Now only a year since their podcast began, they have already reached their 10,000th download. “It’s exciting” said Jackson, “knowing we hit the 50 episode milestone is a good feeling.”
Jackson and Baird want to shine a light on the pest control industry. Their goal is to inform people about current industry topics and tips in an entertaining way. “This is a great industry that has a lot of potential for growing and learning,” said Baird, “We enjoy what we do and we are happy and thankful that people like to listen to us.”