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  • Thu Jul 2 2015

    Bed Bug Collars?

    What products and steps are needed to treat multiple cats in a bed bug infested home? The customer has two dogs and eight cats living indoors with them. Hours after I heated and sprayed the home, the homeowners called complaining about seeing multiple live bugs. The only variable in this home is the large number of cats. I tend to have problems with cat owners in general, especially if thei...
    Submitted by David, OH

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  • Mon Jun 29 2015

    The Carpenters

    I have a customer with these little black bees behind her house. They are boring into the siding and swarming around the eaves. They are not carpenter bees. They are smaller and completely black. I have observed them going in and out of the holes in the siding. I am trying to determine what I am dealing with and how to stop them. They make about quarter inch holes in the siding.
    Submitted by craig, WY

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  • Wed Jun 24 2015

    Texas Post

    In Texas, am I required to hang a notice of regular pest control treatment in a restaurant? If so, where can I get a sample notice?
    Submitted by Brian, TX

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  • Mon Jun 22 2015

    All Is Not Lost

    From time to time, a friend of mine asks me to "come take a look at something". They are a family with seven kids and move around to different rentals. Usually, the answer is simple—clean this up, keep this sealed, move this or keep the screen doors shut. The problem now is gnats, a lot of them. It took about 10 seconds to find a long-term leak inside the walls of the bathroom, kitchen, ups...
    Submitted by Mullen, CA

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  • Fri Jun 19 2015

    Fur Conditioner

    We are servicing a house with a mouse problem. At first, we used glue boards and they were very effective at catching and managing the mice. But lately, they seem to be avoiding all glue boards and the problem is worsening. We are thinking of changing to snap traps to see if they will make a difference. Is there another suggestion of what we should do to help stem the tide of mice? Baiting...
    Submitted by Coleman, AL

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  • Tue Jun 16 2015

    Gnat or Not

    Do gnats bite people?
    Submitted by ronald, AZ

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  • Thu Jun 11 2015

    More Than Nosey Neighbors

    I live in an apartment with three apartments around me. I have German cockroaches. I applied gel bait and they went away for a while but then came back. As much as I keep the home clean, we still get them. I do believe that it is due to my neighbors being dirty. Can I keep them out of my home for good or for longer than two months?
    Submitted by christopher, CA

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  • Mon Jun 8 2015

    Avoiding Plantain Plantations

    Do you know of a product that will get rid of buckhorn (plantain) in lawns without killing the lawn?
    Submitted by Don, AZ

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  • Wed Jun 3 2015

    Searching for Silverfish

    Is there a protocol for preparing an apartment or room to be treated for silverfish?
    Submitted by Pedro, FL

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  • Wed May 6 2015

    No Honey Left Behind

    It's bee season again and I'm faced with an ongoing problem. After eliminating bees from a structure, we’re left with the honey, which is not practical to remove. It's like a neon sign that says, “Free food! Free food!” What can be done to keep foraging bees from moving in? Is there anything available to protect against reinfestation?
    Submitted by James R, AZ

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  • Fri May 1 2015

    Spray It, Don’t Stream It

    I think that, at times, I'm applying liquid products with too much pressure. Using a Burchmeier backpack sprayer, I normally spray a stream along the house and fan spray mulch areas. Indoors, I was taught to spray a stream along baseboards and corners with a B&G sprayer, but a light mist would seemingly give better coverage. Am I wrong?
    Submitted by dan, IA

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  • Tue Apr 28 2015

    Official State Bats

    What is the most common bat in the United States and in the state of Mississippi?
    Submitted by tracy, MS

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  • Fri Apr 24 2015

    Fifteen-Year Deadline

    What exactly is the review process for registered pesticides? Is there a set amount of years before a product must be reviewed? Do manufacturers have to present additional data? Also, in the case of pyrethroids and neonicotinoids, is there a deadline for their labels to be updated? I see many labels that have the updated language, but I also see quite a few labels with the old language stil...
    Submitted by Stephanie, FL

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  • Tue Apr 21 2015

    A Time to Kill

    I have a customer that has a problem with boxelder bugs every year. They also get into his home. Are there any products that are effective against them? I’ll inspect and try exclusion, but I was wondering if any pesticides will work.
    Submitted by craig, WY

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  • Thu Apr 16 2015

    Penny for Your Duster

    I have been told for years to put a penny into my bellows duster to keep the dust from clumping. Is this a good practice?
    Submitted by Patrick, OH

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  • Tue Apr 14 2015

    State Search

    Which products here in New York are restricted use pesticides?
    Submitted by Ryder, NY

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  • Thu Apr 9 2015

    Every Word Counts

    The Demand CS label (among others) states that an application is not to be made to impervious (concrete) surfaces EXCEPT as a spot or crack & crevice treatment. Does anyone have a workable definition of a "spot" treatment? I understand we are not to broadcast an entire concrete patio, but what about the two to three feet where the patio joins the foundation?
    Submitted by Jay, OH

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  • Tue Apr 7 2015

    Fermented Scented

    Is there any kind of pheromone sticky trap for gnats? I know in some situations you can almost never get rid of them 100% no matter how you clean, but if we can at least keep them away from areas where people are working, eating, etc.
    Submitted by Matthew, CA

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  • Wed Apr 1 2015

    Bat/Rat Crazy

    Is it possible for a person to get sick from rat or bat droppings in a ceiling?
    Submitted by Jodi

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  • Fri Mar 27 2015

    Case Clothed

    What is the best way to manage casemaking clothes moths?
    Submitted by Tammy, FL

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