Do you think a NyGuard IGR treatment to a yard (through handheld or backpack sprayer, not a backpack mister) would be effective at controlling mosquitos? A video from MGK mentions a study that showed a horizontal transfer of pyriproxyfen from adult mosquitos to breeding sites, stopping larvae from emerging. Have you heard of such a thing? Do you think such a product transfer would greatly ha...
Submitted by Christopher, FL
I use heat as a primary method of controlling bed bugs. In some situations, it may be necessary to use a combination of heat, dust and spray. Should I apply dust or spray before or after the heating process? What products would you recommend I use in this combination, keeping in mind the Canadian regulations?
Submitted by tony, ON
If a home has dogs and they have a rodent problem and we bait using a rodenticide, what happens if the rodents die from the rodenticide and the dogs eat the dead rodents? Will the dogs be affected? Will the dogs die?
Submitted by Jodi
What is a spot application?
Submitted by BISHOP, CT
Can mice gnaw through concrete if trapped inside a wall void?
Submitted by WILLIE, CA
Do you have any information on duff millipedes? Do any products have duff millipedes on the label?
Submitted by Dwayne, CO
What diseases do roaches carry?
Submitted by CHRISTOPHER, CA
How long after an initial bed bug treatment should the retreatment be scheduled?
Submitted by robert, TX
A new customer has asked me about wasps that dive bomb their pool and make swimming difficult. The wasps are from a large open field next door that has no access. Can anything be done to divert the wasps away from the pool area?
Submitted by susan, NV
It has always been my understanding that exterior rodent stations must be removed and returned to our office when we are no longer servicing an account. Now I have a customer that wants to keep them even though they have closed the account. I can't find anything on the label. Is there a law or regulation I can refer to? .
Submitted by Dennis, CA
A customer has clothing (mostly wool or cotton sweaters) with holes as if being eaten. No moths or larvae have been found but the problem remains. We have checked the clothing, treated cracks and crevice, dusted wall voids, fogged the room and have gone back in with pheromone traps to no avail. Any ideas?
Submitted by Wayne, CA
How come hornets are not called hornets? In east Texas, a yellow jacket is a small yellow paper wasp. A hornet lives in large paper nests that can be anywhere. When I try to find pictures, I can’t find them on Univar's website.
Submitted by lynn, TX
A customer has 10-15 year old trees and something is crawling up them 15 feet in the air and eating the young bark. Any idea what kind of critter could be doing this?
Submitted by Timothy, NV
What is used and how to treat scabies?
Submitted by Marco A, CA
Will the use of repellent products cause bed bugs to disperse further from the treatment area and spread an infestation to untreated locations? Would sealing accessible cracks and crevices in an infested area make bed bugs spread to harder to reach harborage areas?
Submitted by Stephanie, FL
I have read that the pH of water when mixing concentrates is important, but have yet to see measuring pH practiced. Am I overlooking an opportunity to increase a product's efficacy by not applying this knowledge?
Submitted by Patrick, TX
I live in the Caribbean and we have termites in most of the trees. What kind of termites are these? Some believe that these termites in the trees do not come from the soil. Is this true?
Submitted by Jodi
I’ve been treating a lot of apartments for bed bugs and have noticed that, in some units, the bed bugs appear to be coming out of the vents from the air conditioning unit. Any ideas how that area should be treated? Also, what is the best method for treating a crib for bed bugs? I am using Temprid in an Actisol machine and getting amazing results. I’m just a little wary of treating a crib as...
Submitted by Thomas, CA
One of our clients has become very good at catching and putting down raccoons – 21 to be specific in the last 12 months. The issue started as a few raccoons using his pool for water and the roof of the upstairs balcony to defecate. Now he is confident that the original raccoons are gone, but every week or two, raccoons invade the pool and defecate on the balcony roof in the same area. His ba...
Submitted by John, CA
Do you have any recommendations on steam equipment products for treating bed bugs? Also, is it necessary to buy a commercial type steamer and pay big bucks versus a non-commercial steamer?
Submitted by steve, CA