I was recently fired from a job and am pretty sure it was because I questioned a few things (mixtures, application rates and methods) that I was pretty sure were not within regulations. My question today is whether or not Premise 75 can be broadcast sprayed for controlling termites. I definitely know for sure it has guidelines for inaccessible areas. But to be broadcast, for example, in a su...
Submitted by Mullen, CA
I really need clarification on something. My service manager and branch manager have two different answers on applying chemicals on rainy days. What is the correct way and correct chemical that I can use on rainy days?
Submitted by Thomas, CA
Greetings! What is lntegrated Pest Management?
Submitted by Jodi
I saw a customer today and I asked him how his bark scorpion situation is. He told me he has been seeing some in the house and got Cy-Kick several months ago. I've serviced his house with Demon WP and he has been using his Cy-Kick as a "supplement". I did not know this until today and said to him the mixing of these two products could create a cross contamination. Your opinion, please.
Submitted by susan, NV
What are the best and safest products I can use with peace of mind in rehabilitation centers and nursing homes?
Submitted by david, UT
I was wondering if you could clarify the “Directions for Use” section of the new pyrethroid labels. It states, "Do not make applications during rain." Is this a blanket statement applying to all labeled uses of the product? For example, does this mean you cannot treat inside a building when it is raining outside?
Submitted by Stephanie, FL
What is your opinion on built-in pest control systems installed in perimeter walls? I've been looking at this system being installed here in Las Vegas. It seems to me that they are saturating the insulation and the wood studs with insecticide. Not to mention, here in Las Vegas, we just don't have that many insects actually living in the walls. Our control efforts should be directed to the o...
Submitted by greg, NV
What does rain do to bifenthrin after it has been applied and has dried?
Submitted by Granvel, AZ
Does Avert cuase American roaches to flush out of hiding places?
Submitted by David, CA
What is the mode of action for Invader from FMC?
Submitted by David, WI
On the label for Precor 2000 Plus, It says to "Vacate room after treatment, and ventilate until surfaces are dry before reoccupying." Should we be doing some sort of forced ventilation, or is just keeping people out until it is dry adequate?
Submitted by Dennis, CA
Do you have any tips for measuring granular use? What do you think of the idea of not applying granular in shakers, but 1) estimating square footage to be covered, 2) scooping some granular into a cup and weighing it on a digital scale and 3) trying to stretch that amount properly to cover the treatment area? Do you know of any less time-consuming ways to get proper rate? Do labels literally ...
Submitted by Christopher, FL
I recently saw an advertisement for a "green" bed bug control product whose active ingredient is cedar oil. Is this a more viable option than traditional pesticides?
Submitted by Nathan, MA
A home and its structures have had exclusion work done to prevent rodent entry. The homeowner wants bait stations on the perimeter of their fence line to prevent rodents in the garden. Is this agricultural pest control? We are a structural pest control company and do exclusion work. I believe it’s not structural pest control and potentially endangering wildlife. But please correct me if I’...
Submitted by Erick, CA
Will rodent soft bait kill ants? I do not intend to nor have I used it for ants, but a couple of times I have found ants all over the rodent bait (First Strike). The ants appear to have taken some of the bait away. I'm just curious.
Submitted by Dominick, NV
Do you have any tips for cleaning a backpack and wand of white chemical residue/chips? I think a rinsate bottle that had quite a bit of crust in it may have been rinsed into this backpack. It kind of reminds me of tiny chips of bar soap clung inside. Do you think the chips are something be concerned about? Do you think that they pose a chemical hazard?
Submitted by Christopher, FL
As a sole proprietor, I do not have access to laboratories that can test products and supply me with the better results. Subsequently, I have to rely on the advertisements of manufacturers, which, on occasion, do not perform as promised. Where might I get information on what works and what to watch out for?
Submitted by Dale, WI
Is there a law or regulation regarding how often rodenticides need to be checked? Can a bimonthly account have rodent service?
Submitted by Cesar, CA
How long can I leave diluted bifenthrin in a mix tank before it loses it's effectiveness? I mix 1 oz./gallon in a 100 gallon tank.
Submitted by Robert, VA
How bad are bug foggers and why are they sold?
Submitted by edward, CA