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  • Wed Aug 7 2013

    When SPPs Attack

    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

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  • Wed Jul 31 2013

    Little Stinkers

    What pesticide kills stink bugs?
    Submitted by patrick, NY

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  • Mon Mar 4 2013

    Visitors Are Just Part of the Nightmare

    What different kinds of larvae can you find in beds?
    Submitted by Chris, AZ

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  • Thu Feb 28 2013

    A Sting or A Bite?

    Does each of the following bugs Bite or Sting? Mosquitoes, Bed Bugs, Centipedes, Spiders, Scorpions. Thank you.
    Submitted by Jodi

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  • Thu Dec 20 2012

    Treating Around the Occupants

    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

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  • Sun Jul 8 2012

    A REALLY Sensitive Site

    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

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  • Tue Apr 3 2012

    Bugs Ask, Where's The Beef?

    What can you tell me about insects and mites that infest cured meats? What are the best control measures? Thank you.
    Submitted by Marcus F., FL

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  • Sun Feb 12 2012

    More Than Spring Is Bustin' Out

    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

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  • Sun Dec 25 2011

    Merry Christmas Question!

    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

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  • Fri Nov 25 2011

    Feeling Kindness Toward Bugs

    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

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  • Tue Nov 8 2011

    Getting The Right ID

    How can I tell the difference between bed bugs and fleas?
    Submitted by Priya

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  • Fri Oct 28 2011

    Big Itching, Little Evidence

    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

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  • Mon Oct 17 2011

    Don't Go In The Water

    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

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  • Wed Aug 31 2011

    Go To The Light

    Why are insects attracted to lights?
    Submitted by Jodi

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  • Mon Aug 29 2011

    If You Spray Them They Will Stink

    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

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  • Wed Aug 3 2011

    Going It Alone

    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

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  • Fri Jun 17 2011

    The Ice Tong Mandibles

    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

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  • Fri May 13 2011

    The Bed Bug Nightmares Get Worse

    What is going on with bed bugs and MRSA? Is it just another media sensational story or a real threat?
    Submitted by William, MA

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  • Sat Apr 30 2011

    Wrong 100% of the Time

    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

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  • Thu Apr 14 2011

    "Bites" Without Bugs

    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

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