What are some insecticides available for house flies? I know foggers are not recommended. I’m assuming lures are the most effective.
Submitted by Shawn, OH
I have heard that mosquitoes do not fly once the temperature drops below 55°F. What temperature does it have to be above for yellowjackets to be out flying? I serviced a few accounts recently while the temps were in the low 60s and didn't see many active flight paths. Now that the temps are back into the 80s-90s, the areas I previously inspected three weeks ago have activity.
Submitted by Randy, OH
The majority of my business is spider management during the spring, summer and fall months. We apply either Suspend SC or Temprid SC. Both have done very well for me. What are the rules for spraying the entire exterior of a home or business? Obviously, we watch the weather for high winds and rain, but when the conditions are right can I spray the entire exterior? My customers don't like to...
Submitted by Eric, OH
What equipment would you suggest for someone wanting to specialize in German cockroach management? Is wall injection necessary?
Submitted by James R, AZ
What control measure is there for flying termites coming out of a bathroom light in ceiling?
Submitted by MICHAEL, AZ
What is the best method to lure a skunk out from under a house?
Submitted by Gary, OK
I'm having a problem with German cockroaches in a restaurant I’ve serviced since April 2014. It’s in a shopping plaza connected to a nail salon, bakery and another restaurant (I haven't talked to any of them yet). It’s not a dirty restaurant although they do have table legs, pipes behind the cookline and a grease trap that could be cleaned. The restaurant was fumigated for termites about six...
Submitted by Tammy, FL
How can you tell if a product is repellent or non-repellent? I've been trying to find information on product labels, SDS and anywhere online and I just can't get a read on what is what. I have a good idea from what I've noticed in the field with certain products, but I would love to find a list of active ingredients or products to be able to reference once and for all.
Submitted by Jonathan, WA
Blankety blank® used to work very well on German cockroaches. This is no longer the case. The majority of roaches that are sprayed are slowed down but there is very little long-term control. Did they change the formula?
Submitted by david, FL
We generally use Termidor 80 WG for termite treatments. Is there a difference between Termidor SC versus Termidor 80 WG other than cost? Should I use SC in some cases and 80 WG in others?
Submitted by Garry, VA
Sometimes I come across small, kind of beige spider mite-looking things that, from a bit farther away, look like ghost ants. I think they have tiny spider-like bodies but trail like ants. I've seen them in and outdoors. What might they be? Do you believe sweet borate baits would be effective?
Submitted by Christopher, FL
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
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
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
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
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
Do gnats bite people?
Submitted by ronald, AZ
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
Do you know of a product that will get rid of buckhorn (plantain) in lawns without killing the lawn?
Submitted by Don, AZ
Is there a protocol for preparing an apartment or room to be treated for silverfish?
Submitted by Pedro, FL