I run a part-time mosquito barrier business in north central Texas using a Stihl backpack sprayer. I apply bifenthrin and NyGuard IGR every 21 days. A few of my customers have had mosquitoes come back after two weeks. Is there anything better than what I’m using?
Submitted by Craig, TX
Because of the restrictions on exterior pyrethroid applications, I’d like to find a broad label insecticide that allows for application over a wider range of areas on the exterior of homes. Any suggestions?
Submitted by Nate, MA
I have been mixing Essentria IC3 with Cy-Kick CS. I don't see anything on the Essentria IC3 or Cy-Kick CS labels about it not being okay to mix them together. A coworker says he doesn't do it anymore because Essentria IC3 causes Cy-Kick CS to become ineffective and he has had more call backs. Your thoughts would be appreciated.
Submitted by Lee, CA
Where is it written that dogs can’t be on the property (yard) or people must vacate the home for two hours after an interior treatment? I don't see it on product labels.
Submitted by Rick, CA
What is the best way to manage winged ants in a hospital? They are in the light fixtures and, some think, above the ceiling tiles.
Submitted by Henry, MA
I have a customer with a big moth fly issue. They have a 1,000-gallon septic tank where they seem to be breeding. Can you offer some suggestions on control?
Submitted by Steve, MA
Is there a product that controls rats the way OvoControl works on pigeons? One of our customers was asking.
Submitted by Roy, NV
My customer was seeing small bugs the size of grain beetles with black hair. I tracked them to a dead pigeon in the attic. I removed the pigeon and my customer is still seeing the bugs seven days later. I cannot identify this bug therefore I do not know what else I can do. Please tell me what you think. What is this bug?
Submitted by Paxton, FL
What can we do if rats are coming from a toilet in a new building and the exterior perimeter has bait stations installed?
Submitted by Amaury, FL
I know scorpions exist in Arizona and Nevada. Are there scorpions in Florida??
Submitted by Moises, FL
What is the regulation or law concerning facial hair on a pest control technician in the state of Florida?
Submitted by edward, FL
I have a client who recently used glue boards to trap mice. Unfortunately for him, he has a short-haired puppy that became a little too curious and got one of the glue boards stuck to its leg. He called me for help and I offered what help I could, but thought it would be a good idea to get your opinion. What is the safest and most effective way to remove a glue board from a short-haired cani...
Submitted by Kevin, CA
I have a customer who, every morning, has really small bugs in most of the sinks and showers in the house. They look and jump like springtails. None of the sinks or showers has leaks around them, upstairs or downstairs. There is some bad wood siding on the house and no mulch. This just started about five days ago. What can I do to manage the situation?
Submitted by Terry, OH
I have a customer that is getting bitten by something. I checked for bed bugs and fleas but didn’t find anything. I set out a glue board under a lamp one night and returned the following day to find insects that I identified to be in the biting midge family. What exactly is a biting midge? If that is in fact what they are, how do I get rid of them?
Submitted by craig, NC
What is your best recommendation for a scorpion treatment inside a residence?
Submitted by andy, AZ
What’s the best way to treat for carpet beetles inside of a 1,500 sq. ft. mobile home? What’s the best product to use?
Submitted by nathan, CA
What advice do you have for flies in and around horse stables?
Submitted by Wendell G, NC
We use Demand CS to treat exterior perimeters. What can I tank mix with it that will provide knockdown? I'd like to spray a bug and show my customer the instant results they are looking for.
Submitted by Daniel, NC
I have been dealing with an ongoing roof rat issue at a pet store in a strip mall. I've tried T-Rex traps baited with a wide variety of baits including the dog food they eat the most. I catch some on glue traps but just young ones. The adults avoid all traps and the problem is getting worse. Another company services the strip mall and I only service the pet store. Any suggestions?
Submitted by Manny, AZ
I need to treat for spiders but the customer is very chemical sensitive. What products would be best for this situation? We do use a Webster web remover.
Submitted by Richard, GA