This question refers to Problem Animal Control (PAC) agents in Massachusetts. After dispatching nuisance wildlife after it’s been trapped, what should you do with the carcass?
Submitted by michael, MA
Does DEET repel mosquitoes or does it kill them?
Submitted by Jodi
What is the best product to knock down cluster flies in a food establishment?
Submitted by Jorge, FL
We are seeing Asian cockroaches in different buildings that we service. I have read up on what to do, but do we now have an effective product with which to treat?
Submitted by Lynn, SC
What do SQF certified facilities require for pest control, i.e. bait station spacing, interior rodent control spacing, etc.?
Submitted by Gerard, NJ
I'm dealing with a pigeon issue in a four-story senior citizen apartment building in a residential area. There are a few dozen pigeons roosting under one of the fourth floor dormers just above the tenant’s balcony. Avitrol is not appropriate because of secondary poisoning of seagulls. A contractor is going to do exclusion work, but first the pigeons have to be removed before cleanup can comm...
Submitted by Richard, NS
Is there a treatment to eradicate a yard from armadillos? If there is not a treatment regimen, then are there any remedies to give to the homeowner?
Submitted by Becky, AL
We have not been successful at eliminating roaches with fogging and residual spraying, even with large-scale prep and treating adjacent units. What is your take on baiting programs and what can you recommend that has been tried and is successful?
Submitted by Melodi, CA
I recently tented a customer's leather couch with 6 mil plastic and sealed the plastic with tape to a concrete floor after placing two Nuvan Prostrips underneath the couch. An excellent seal with plenty of airspace for the vapors to work. Many bed bugs of all stages were killed as evidenced when the plastic was removed seven days later. However, I still found some live nymphs on the couch! ...
Submitted by Richard, TX
I realize many pesticide labels have language regarding their toxicity to fish and aquatic invertebrates, but, in theory, how much of a diluted product would have to be introduced into an aquatic environment to have the ppm in the water body necessary to kill fish? Maybe a better way to explain it would be the amount of concentrate, as dilution rates vary. Also, could the drift of a diluted p...
Submitted by Stephanie, FL
I’ve used DeltaDust on yellow jackets this year and had so-so success with it when compared to last year. I shared this with another tech from another company and he said the same thing. Has anything changed?
Submitted by Barry, GA
Can a bag or bottle of water keep flies away?
Submitted by WILLIE, CA
Is there a way to treat for fleas in a sub area without crawling it? There are dusts, but what about workers that have to go back under in a few days?
Submitted by doug, CA
Does Windex glass cleaner kill mosquitoes? I’ve heard if you spray it all over your house, it will kill all the mosquitoes.
Submitted by Jodi
A customer's daughter has ants in the backyard. Normally, I would apply a granular pesticide for the ants, but the problem is she has chickens in her yard that eat the ants. Any suggestions?
Submitted by jeff, AZ
I have a quarterly customer who has an ongoing problem with Indian meal moths, primarily in the summer months. Last summer, I cleared out the pantry and treated the cracks and crevices. While doing so, I found and removed many pupal casings and fecal material on food packages and in paper bags and baskets. They have been fogging the pantry themselves and I supplied pheromone traps. They did...
Submitted by robert, CA
What’s the best way treat quickly for roach infestations?
Submitted by Andy, TX
What is the best and safest way to kill gnats in floor drains? Should I use Orthene?
Submitted by Matthew, PA
I’m wondering what I can use to treat spiders inside the edge of a pool. I’ve been running my Webster inside the edge to remove the few webs, but is there a product I can use that won’t drip into the pool and contaminate it?
Submitted by Eddie, CA
Help! We are having a bark scorpion problem in my service area. The customers are generally 65 years old and up and have the belief that one "good spray" will solve their problem. We have a separate scorpion program but, when we explain many of the things you have suggested in the past, we are met with blank stares. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Submitted by susan, NV