I'm trying to find information on pesticide safety for a customer. I was out to do a bed bug treatment and one elderly resident showed high concerns that if I found active bed bugs that the products we used could seriously harm her. I tried to explain how and where we use applications for the bed bug issue using crack and crevice treatments. Any info that i can print out for them will be very h...
Submitted by Thomas, GA
Can you explain the different Tier levels on pesticide products, such as Tier 1, Tier 2, etc. Thanks.
Submitted by Jerry, FL
Many people of average to above average intelligence think they can do their own pest control. What are some of the factors that may make this dangerous?
Submitted by Mary, MO
Do you have to have the M.S.D.S. on the service vehicle or the Label or both?
Submitted by Alan, AZ
What pest control residual would be a safe alternative to pyrethrins to use in my every day commercial accounts? Would Alpine be a good choice? I have been using traps and baits, but I would like to be able to use a safe residual as well, especially where people are present. I understand about the food handling aspect of Alpine, so it also is
restrictive in some regard as well.
Submitted by george, PA
I recently tented a customer's leather couch with 6 mil plastic and sealed the plastic with tape to a concrete floor after placing two Nuvan Prostrips underneath the couch. An excellent seal with plenty of airspace for the vapors to work. Many bed bugs of all stages were killed as evidenced when the plastic was removed seven days later. However, I still found some live nymphs on the couch! ...
Submitted by Richard, TX
I realize many pesticide labels have language regarding their toxicity to fish and aquatic invertebrates, but, in theory, how much of a diluted product would have to be introduced into an aquatic environment to have the ppm in the water body necessary to kill fish? Maybe a better way to explain it would be the amount of concentrate, as dilution rates vary. Also, could the drift of a diluted p...
Submitted by Stephanie, FL
I'm in the process of quoting a customer for ongoing mosquito treatments. There is a chicken coop and the chickens occasionally roam the yard. Can I use a conventional pesticide or should I consider a "green" option?
Submitted by Nate, MA
What is the best pesticide for indoor pest control?
Submitted by Ed, FL
An apartment manager wants us to treat an apartment with German cockroaches every week for four weeks in a row. Can we legally do this? We will be applying Temprid SC plus CB-80 and Invader aerosols.
Submitted by Diane, TX
Because of the restrictions on exterior pyrethroid applications, I’d like to find a broad label insecticide that allows for application over a wider range of areas on the exterior of homes. Any suggestions?
Submitted by Nate, MA
I have been mixing Essentria IC3 with Cy-Kick CS. I don't see anything on the Essentria IC3 or Cy-Kick CS labels about it not being okay to mix them together. A coworker says he doesn't do it anymore because Essentria IC3 causes Cy-Kick CS to become ineffective and he has had more call backs. Your thoughts would be appreciated.
Submitted by Lee, CA
Where is it written that dogs can’t be on the property (yard) or people must vacate the home for two hours after an interior treatment? I don't see it on product labels.
Submitted by Rick, CA
We use Demand CS to treat exterior perimeters. What can I tank mix with it that will provide knockdown? I'd like to spray a bug and show my customer the instant results they are looking for.
Submitted by Daniel, NC
What is the best pesticide formulation for application to porous surfaces?
Submitted by Todd, CA
Our company recently received a request for a quote for a small reptile zoo. What kinds of pesticides should we be using at this kind of establishment?
Submitted by ben, AZ
I have read that the pH of water when mixing concentrates is important, but have yet to see measuring pH practiced. Am I overlooking an opportunity to increase a product's efficacy by not applying this knowledge?
Submitted by Patrick, TX
I have been using Temprid SC for bed bug elimination and have been having great success. How long does its residual last?
Submitted by Thomas, CA
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