We know that stored product pests cause issues with our food supply, destroying food both pre- and post-manufacturing. What health issues can these pests cause if accidently consumed by humans?
Submitted by Patrick, OH
What pesticide kills stink bugs?
Submitted by patrick, NY
What different kinds of larvae can you find in beds?
Submitted by Chris, AZ
Does each of the following bugs Bite or Sting? Mosquitoes, Bed Bugs, Centipedes, Spiders, Scorpions. Thank you.
Submitted by Jodi
I have a couple of Assisted Living / Nursing home clients where the residents live in very residential looking homes. I think Suspend SC and Polyzone offer some of THE best roach control and I have been using Suspend SC inside. Its label says to not apply it in rooms occupied by the elderly or infirm. Do you agree that it should be the manager's job to find a way to move them to a another room...
Submitted by Christopher, FL
I have been asked to recommend or spray for pests on medical marijuana plants. I know people
will be inhaling this by smoking the leaves. Is there a product or products that can be used without harm to the users?
Submitted by Jim, NM
What can you tell me about insects and mites that infest cured meats? What are
the best control measures?
Submitted by Marcus F., FL
We have had a very mild and wet winter. What are your thoughts regarding how this will affect the crawling, flying bug and mosquito populations this spring? Thanks.
Submitted by Charles, GA
Our company is in UT where it gets pretty cold in the winter, and most pest control companies shut down in the winter months. We are looking at offering an inside service only for the winter months, where we do a good inside spray, dust in all the outlets on the main floor, and do a thorough inspection of the house for any cracks, holes, or other openings that need to be filled in. So my questi...
Submitted by Danny, UT
I have recently been thinking about some aspects of pest control that I hadn't put much thought into. My first question is do insects feel pain and agony? Has this been legitimately documented and sourced? I think they do, or some kind of panic when getting DeltaDust or other poison on them. Second question is, are residual concentrates the most cost-effective way to humanely knock out bugs? I ...
Submitted by Christopher, FL
How can I tell the difference between bed bugs and fleas?
Submitted by Priya
I have a client who, along with his wife and child, have been feeling they were being bitten, causing severe itching for about a week now. They have no visible signs of bites and the itching is not localized to any particular portion of their bodies. On inspection of the apartment I found no fleas or bed bugs. They have recently started using the heat so I wondered about this. I'm leaning towa...
Submitted by tim, ME
I live in Phoenix, AZ and I am just starting my own company. I have been offered a job to do general pest control around Phoenix water treatment plants where there is ground water and potable water and I wanted to know a safe product to use in that situation.
Submitted by jeff, AZ
Why are insects attracted to lights?
Submitted by Jodi
I have read that Stink Bugs (BMSB) will release their nasty odor when scared, jostled, or crushed. Even the ride down a vacuum cleaner hose is enough to cause them to release their odor. What about liquid pesticide applications? When a quick acting liquid chemical pesticide is applied directly to a Stink Bug do you have any insight as to whether it is likely to release the foul odor?
Submitted by John, OH
This may sound like a silly question, but bed bugs need a blood meal to molt and they have 5 instars. Is this also true of the males, and do male bed bugs also produce offspring?
Submitted by fernando, NY
One of my technicians brought a bug in today that I simply cannot identify. Unfortunately it looks quite terrifying. The bug is about 3 inches long and woody in color. Mostly gray with some brown mixed in. The head and neck area are just a bit more than 1/2" long with the head being twice the width of the neck. Eyes are on either side of the head and two very long heavy duty mandibles that are ...
Submitted by John, TN
What is going on with bed bugs and MRSA? Is it just another media sensational story or a real threat?
Submitted by William, MA
Has the Brown Recluse arrived in Florida? I live in the Deltona area and I have been told that LOTS of people are being bitten by the Brown Recluse. Have you heard of such a thing?
Submitted by Michael, FL
I have a customer who feels something "biting", but describes it as a burning sensation, and trapping produces nothing. The doctors cannot find a cause and there are no BITE marks. Who can you refer the customer to for help. We will not spray the property because there is no visible sign of an insect population.
Submitted by Kim, FL