I think that, at times, I'm applying liquid products with too much pressure. Using a Burchmeier backpack sprayer, I normally spray a stream along the house and fan spray mulch areas. Indoors, I was taught to spray a stream along baseboards and corners with a B&G sprayer, but a light mist would seemingly give better coverage. Am I wrong?
Submitted by dan, IA
What is the most common bat in the United States and in the state of Mississippi?
Submitted by tracy, MS
What exactly is the review process for registered pesticides? Is there a set amount of years before a product must be reviewed? Do manufacturers have to present additional data? Also, in the case of pyrethroids and neonicotinoids, is there a deadline for their labels to be updated? I see many labels that have the updated language, but I also see quite a few labels with the old language stil...
Submitted by Stephanie, FL
I have a customer that has a problem with boxelder bugs every year. They also get into his home. Are there any products that are effective against them? I’ll inspect and try exclusion, but I was wondering if any pesticides will work.
Submitted by craig, WY
I have been told for years to put a penny into my bellows duster to keep the dust from clumping. Is this a good practice?
Submitted by Patrick, OH
Which products here in New York are restricted use pesticides?
Submitted by Ryder, NY
The Demand CS label (among others) states that an application is not to be made to impervious (concrete) surfaces EXCEPT as a spot or crack & crevice treatment. Does anyone have a workable definition of a "spot" treatment? I understand we are not to broadcast an entire concrete patio, but what about the two to three feet where the patio joins the foundation?
Submitted by Jay, OH
Is there any kind of pheromone sticky trap for gnats? I know in some situations you can almost never get rid of them 100% no matter how you clean, but if we can at least keep them away from areas where people are working, eating, etc.
Submitted by Matthew, CA
Is it possible for a person to get sick from rat or bat droppings in a ceiling?
Submitted by Jodi
What is the best way to manage casemaking clothes moths?
Submitted by Tammy, FL
How can I manage American cockroaches coming out of sinks and floor drains in a medical building?
Submitted by Aussie, CA
What would you recommend for vole control in Colorado?
Submitted by Deborah, CO
I have a heavy fly and gnat presence in a trash collection room. We have used baits, and enzymes in the trash chutes, but flies persist. Recommended product?
Submitted by Cameron, CA
The different formulations such as CE, WP, SC, CS will offer differing lengths of persistence of the active ingredient, right? Let's assume we are talking about a regular 4th generation synthetic pyrethroid such as Deltamethrin. How much could each of those formulations, on average, give us as residual?
Submitted by Marcus F., FL
What is your take on product shelf-life? Length of time stored, efficacy after months. Also, when a liquid freezes overnight does it water down after it thaws? We have an active rotation system and usually bring products and equipment indoors, but I would
imagine that excessive heat is also a problem. Thanks
Submitted by Andy, MA
Some literature says that boric acid, Borax and DOT will interfere with the insect's metabolism. On the other hand, some articles say that it kills the protozoa (and all other symbiotic organisms) living in the insect's gut, preventing it from breaking down food and eventually absorbing nutrients. Which is correct?
Submitted by Marcus F., FL
I have a home that keeps getting mice. I have caught 6. I don't like to use baits but I am at that time where I need to do something else. I plugged all holes and the house was
vacant for a long time.
Submitted by Alan, FL
What are the products available for silverfish management?
Submitted by paul, AL
I got a call from an older lady wanting to know to how to rid her woodshop and the property in general of pack rats / wood rats, as well as another call from someone new. What is available for bait for these rats? What do you tell people about pack rats?
Submitted by James R, AZ
How do we control centipedes in a passenger plane?
Submitted by Ann, HI