From time to time, a friend of mine asks me to "come take a look at something". They are a family with seven kids and move around to different rentals. Usually, the answer is simple—clean this up, keep this sealed, move this or keep the screen doors shut. The problem now is gnats, a lot of them. It took about 10 seconds to find a long-term leak inside the walls of the bathroom, kitchen, ups...
Submitted by Mullen, CA
Do gnats bite people?
Submitted by ronald, AZ
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
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
What is the best product to knock down cluster flies in a food establishment?
Submitted by Jorge, FL
Can a bag or bottle of water keep flies away?
Submitted by WILLIE, CA
What is the best and safest way to kill gnats in floor drains? Should I use Orthene?
Submitted by Matthew, PA
I have a customer with a big moth fly issue. They have a 1,000-gallon septic tank where they seem to be breeding. Can you offer some suggestions on control?
Submitted by Steve, MA
I have a customer that is getting bitten by something. I checked for bed bugs and fleas but didn’t find anything. I set out a glue board under a lamp one night and returned the following day to find insects that I identified to be in the biting midge family. What exactly is a biting midge? If that is in fact what they are, how do I get rid of them?
Submitted by craig, NC
What advice do you have for flies in and around horse stables?
Submitted by Wendell G, NC
I have a problem with either gnats or fruit flies coming from an apartment which we cannot get access to. They are now flying in the halls and surrounding apartments. What can be done as a treatment to rid of them at least in the halls and prevent from traveling to adjacent apartments?
Submitted by mike, NY
How do I get rid of fruit flies at a restaurant bar? The fruit flies are mainly in the bar area. What method do you recommend doing? I told the owner that they must clean up good every night.
Submitted by Todd, NJ
We have a fruit packing plant that has a terrible fruit fly issue. They had grapes brought in from the fields that had fruit flies all in them. There are fans constantly blowing in the facility and we have asked them to lower the temp down to 37 degrees. What else can we do to eliminate the fruit fly issue inside this facility?
Submitted by Kevin, GA
I have a customer that is complaining about getting bitten in the back yard. They have a dog and, about 2-3 months ago, I treated the back yard for fleas. All of the people complain about getting bitten, not just one person. I ask the customer if they have seen anything and they say no, but they get welts on their legs that really itch. Could this be midges or thrips?
Submitted by Travis, AL
I'm having some issues with flies in a restaurant and I'm looking for products and solutions. They are not drain flies...more like bottle flies.
Submitted by Tony, FL
What is the best way to treat for gnats in the interior of a medical office?
Submitted by Kenneth, CA
Scatopsidae – is this a pest to watch out for?
Submitted by Timothy, GA
What's the best way to treat cluster flies?
Submitted by Kevin, WV
Fruit flies are being reported and found in many offices on the first floor of a modern four story suburban office building. There is an employee cafeteria inside the building. The primary source of the fruit flies is a very large trash compactor that is located completely within the building in an area where the temperature rarely gets below 55 F. Fruit flies have been observed streaming out o...
Submitted by John, OH
With the restrictions on the use of pest control products in areas where they will eventually end up in a water source, how do you recommend treating for small flies living in commercial kitchen (school kitchen) grease traps? I have such a problem where the flies are finding their way from the trap to the kitchen.
Submitted by Robert, TX