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
I have an account that has a problem with house flies. No dumpster is within 40". When they wash the floor the water drips through the floor and sub-floor. I am sure that food particles also make the voyage. The areas above and below are the areas with the flies.
What are the chances that the flies are breeding in between the floors?
Submitted by William, MA
I have a restaurant that recently called about a small fly infestation. When I arrived I noticed a lot of tiny black flying insects that seem to stay up towards the ceiling and stored items on their shelves. I believe they are fruit flies. The room is 5 feet wide by 10 feet long and 8 feet high with the dish washing sink, water heater, two fridges and cleaning supplies. I placed vinegar traps a...
Submitted by thomas, CA
We have a customer that recently had the black worms coming up in his commode identified as "black scavenger fly larvae" or Sepsidae larvae. We are unfamiliar with this fly species. Would this infestation be treated like a drain fly infestation?
Submitted by Philip, GA
How do you effectively control drain flies?
Submitted by Syed, ON
Can Gold Stick be used for sewer flies?
Submitted by BILLIE, MI
Do Horse flies have nests and why do they attack people?
Submitted by steve, FL
I have an account that has maggots in the cracks of the concrete next to the building. The maggots are in the hundreds. The compactor is in the same area. I have treated the crack with a microencapsulated product which did not work. I have not dealt with this issue before and do not know where to go from here. Some guidance in the treatment would be greatly appreciated.
Submitted by terry, VA