• Mon Sep 15 2014

    Trial by Fire

    I have tried everything I can think of to get rid of my customer’s ants. They are all around his pool and yard. I’ve applied granules, Termidor and InTice gel and still, every 15 days or so, the ants keep coming back with new mounds and running around the pool. Any suggestions?
    Submitted by jeff, AZ

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  • Thu Sep 11 2014

    Hole in the Wall

    I visited the home of a potential customer this morning and, as I was doing my preliminary inspection, the owner of the home asked me to take a look at something in his kitchen. He got his flashlight and shined it on the wall revealing a small cluster of two or three needle-sized holes going through the drywall. He then showed me a couple of other places throughout his home with similar holes...
    Submitted by Kevin, CA

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  • Tue Sep 9 2014

    Blattella Brothers

    We live in western Pennsylvania and are having problems with German cockroaches coming from the outside in large numbers at subsidized units (they’re mostly duplexes). The pest identification was confirmed. We are seeing all stages on insect monitors placed outside along an edge (where the siding meets the brick) around the unit. The direction of the roaches is coming from the outside. It’s alm...
    Submitted by Tiffany, PA

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  • Tue Sep 2 2014

    Variety is the Spice of Beetles

    How should spice beetles around windows located in a kitchen area be controlled?
    Submitted by DENNIS, FL

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  • Thu Aug 28 2014

    For One, Many

    I'd like to know what other PMPs find to be the best insecticides to control bed bugs.
    Submitted by Mike, NY

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  • Mon Aug 25 2014

    Grass Is Not Greener on the "Green" Side

    I'm in the process of quoting a customer for ongoing mosquito treatments. There is a chicken coop and the chickens occasionally roam the yard. Can I use a conventional pesticide or should I consider a "green" option?
    Submitted by Nate, MA

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  • Fri Aug 22 2014

    Persistence is Futile

    I recently inspected a house for termites. It had them in various places, inside and out. I asked the homeowner if it had ever been treated and he said it had been, 25 to 30 years ago with chlordane. How can I help this homeowner? Is chlordane still toxic in the ground?
    Submitted by Jim, MO

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  • Wed Aug 20 2014

    Phantom Bugs

    I’ve had a problem with a couple of bed bug jobs. I will have my customers prep their home and then schedule treatments at two-week intervals. Afterwards, the homeowner will go a month with no bites or sightings. Then, out of the blue, they will call about finding a dying bed bug. I think it was there the whole time and just taking time to die. Do you know how or why this happens?
    Submitted by Mike, OH

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  • Mon Aug 18 2014

    It’s Good to Have Goals

    What is the best pesticide for indoor pest control?
    Submitted by Ed, FL

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  • Fri Aug 15 2014

    Refrigerated Food Source

    I’ve recently found some type of larvae in a refrigerator and freezer. My client removed all the food and cleaned the refrigerator, but now, a week later, they’re back. I've treated inside the appliance with BAC-A-ZAP to control bacteria. Any ideas on how I should treat this?
    Submitted by Michael, FL

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  • Wed Aug 13 2014

    One Night Only

    How long does a fogging to an open area for a party last?
    Submitted by Jodi

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  • Mon Aug 11 2014

    The Bigger Picture

    Rodents are not going into a bait station and consuming bait. They go around and over it. How can I control activity? I’ve used Contrac Blox and soft bait.
    Submitted by armando, CA

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  • Fri Aug 8 2014

    Miracle Worker

    It is unusual to have adult carpenter bees flying around this time year, especially in an area where there is no wood. The situation is a modern office building with a shiny metal surface. There are numerous gaps on the surface to permit moisture to drain away. Exactly one year ago, carpenter bees were hovering and landing on the sunny side of the building. When it was cloudy, they were no...
    Submitted by John, OH

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  • Wed Aug 6 2014

    Come Back and Visit

    An apartment manager wants us to treat an apartment with German cockroaches every week for four weeks in a row. Can we legally do this? We will be applying Temprid SC plus CB-80 and Invader aerosols.
    Submitted by Diane, TX

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  • Mon Aug 4 2014

    Sand, Sun & Digger Wasp Fun

    How can I treat a dog run with ground wasps in sun-exposed sand?
    Submitted by lou, NY

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  • Fri Aug 1 2014

    Great Expectations

    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

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  • Wed Jul 30 2014

    Making the Switch

    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

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  • Mon Jul 28 2014

    Better Apart Than Together

    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

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  • Fri Jul 25 2014

    Just the Facts

    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

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  • Wed Jul 23 2014

    Ant Colony Gives Birth in Hospital

    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

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