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Tue Mar 21 2017
We are currently servicing a commercial kitchen and the German cockroaches there seem to be getting worse. Our approach so far has been to use a non-repellent spray along with cockroach bait that includes an IGR. We have had success with this in the past but it isn't working in this account.
The customer is having the kitchen cleaned often, but they have on occasion used repellent products...
Submitted by Dan, TX
Wed Mar 8 2017
I have a situation where a mouse has been able to escape my glue traps and avoid activating my snap traps. What alternate methods can I use?
Submitted by Claudio, CA
Wed Feb 22 2017
Can a crack and crevice treatment be performed with a microencapsulated product in an office while people are working?
Submitted by GEORGE, CA
Wed Feb 8 2017
We have a very stubborn customer that tells us she sees dead American cockroaches all over the place and wants us to come back and retreat. We have retreated twice and she still sees dead roaches. My thinking is that they are dead and what more can we do? They are getting in somewhere, running into our product and dying. She screams at us and tells us that we’re not doing our job. I tried t...
Submitted by Emil, FL
Wed Jan 11 2017
Can a bug die by brushing up against a residual as opposed to walking across a residual?
Submitted by Tony, NV
Thu Jan 5 2017
I've been doing a rat job in Riverside, CA for over a year. I've done the exclusion work and activity stopped for a couple of weeks and calms down every now and then, but they continue to get rats in the attic. I've caught over 20 rats. The owner, property management and another pest management company have tried and we still can’t find the entry point. What else can we do?
Submitted by Rudy, CA
Wed Dec 21 2016
What is the absolute best insecticide for German cockroaches in restaurants? We are using an esfenvalerate product and are probably going to switch to a non-repellent product. Is this a good call or are there better products for German cockroaches? We also bait with cockroach gel.
Submitted by DONNA, TX
Thu Dec 15 2016
I have a customer who has pre-finished reclaimed oak flooring that comes in panels like laminate flooring. The floors where installed about two years ago. They are they are seeing small 1/8-inch circular holes in several spots that have little piles of fine dust being pushed out. I'm pretty sure they are being caused by true powderpost beetles. I was able to find and remove one adult beetle...
Submitted by Travis, WA
Tue Dec 6 2016
I am dealing with a German roach issue in an apartment complex broken into buildings. The maintenance people seem to think it's okay to leave whole panels out under kitchen and bathroom sinks for access to the plumbing. One building has at least 12 units with roaches. I've tried everything from baiting, dusting, baiting and dusting, to recently hitting all of the penetrations with a knockdow...
Submitted by Kenton, IN
Tue Nov 29 2016
I have read in many places regarding homes with scorpions that electrical outlet covers should be removed, the outlet dusted and the cover replaced. I don't understand how this is legal. What if the resident, future resident or worker opens a cover to work on the wiring and gets dust all over their hands? How could we not be liable for that?
Submitted by Frank, NV
Fri Nov 11 2016
We seem to be having more of an issue with ghost ants lately. Making the best with what is available seems to be a concern. With all the new things available for ants, it seems even more confusing. We have a standard procedure of using sweet baits to eliminate ghost ants but callbacks this year seem to be more. We also use a non-repellent residual on the exterior, one foot up and one foot o...
Submitted by Emil, FL
Wed Oct 19 2016
I have a customer that had a severe field mouse problem. I eliminated the mice, completed a thorough pest proofing of the structure, removed basement insulation where the mice left a lot of droppings, and sanitized the basement sills. The customer is being bitten by house mouse mites. What do you recommend as the best pesticide to help eliminate these mites?
Submitted by Corey, NY
Mon Oct 3 2016
How long after a German cockroach treatment with pyrethrins/pyrethroids, PBO and IGRs can we apply bait and place pheromone traps as a follow up treatment?
Submitted by DONNA, TX
Thu Sep 22 2016
When is it legal to apply pesticides for bed bugs?
Submitted by nate, NY
Mon Sep 12 2016
What is the best way to get rid of cicada killer wasps in a yard? We have treated the holes and treated the ground where they are located.
Submitted by Tom, GA
Wed Sep 7 2016
I have a 90-foot boat with either immature American or Oriental cockroaches. We cannot agree on the identification in my office, but feel both species would be living in the bilges versus German cockroaches that would be in the living space. My question is which is better? Applying a residual, IGR and pyrethrum together with our B&G portable aerosol system or spraying where we can reach wit...
Submitted by Michele, RI
Wed Aug 31 2016
Is there a product with quick knockdown for German cockroaches that can be used in commercial kitchens? I have some clients where the infestation is persistently overwhelming. The other half of my clients where I used the same products have complete elimination. Some of the common denominators are old buildings and aluminum paneling. Sanitation is not too bad, but trying to get the night cl...
Submitted by Sam, CA
Mon Aug 29 2016
We have a customer who has hired us two different times to remedy rat mites. The first time, one and a half years ago, they canceled after a few months when the lady said she had no more problems. They came back on service two months ago and she is upset that she is (according to her) still being bitten by rat mites. We have never seen actual specimens of rat mites although we caught quite a...
Submitted by Ronald, AZ
Tue Aug 23 2016
When trapping or applying rodenticides in a void that is totally dark, does adding some illumination enhance the process? Will rats find and interact with the traps better if there is some light compared to using only their whiskers and body hairs to explore the dark environment?
Submitted by John, OH
Fri Aug 19 2016
How should a PMP deal with the need to move appliances in a home in order to inspect, place traps, close holes, etc.? On one hand, we want to solve our customer's problems causing them the least amount of stress. On the other hand, we don't want to be liable for appliance damage or injuries sustained in the process.
Submitted by larissa, NJ