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  • Tue Nov 11 2014

    Gas vs. Vapor

    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

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  • Tue Nov 4 2014

    Drift and Dead Fish

    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

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  • Mon Aug 25 2014

    Grass Is Not Greener on the "Green" Side

    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

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  • Mon Aug 18 2014

    It’s Good to Have Goals

    What is the best pesticide for indoor pest control?
    Submitted by Ed, FL

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  • Wed Aug 6 2014

    Come Back and Visit

    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

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  • Wed Jul 30 2014

    Making the Switch

    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

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  • Mon Jul 28 2014

    Better Apart Than Together

    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

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  • Fri Jul 25 2014

    Just the Facts

    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

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  • Mon Jun 23 2014

    Be Careful

    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

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  • Wed Jun 18 2014

    Poor for Porous Surfaces

    What is the best pesticide formulation for application to porous surfaces?
    Submitted by Todd, CA

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  • Fri May 30 2014

    This Place is a Zoo

    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

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  • Thu Feb 13 2014

    Doctor of pH

    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

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  • Tue Jan 21 2014

    Live Long and Prosper

    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

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  • Mon Dec 9 2013

    Could You Crawl in the Crawl?

    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

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  • Mon Nov 25 2013

    For a Rainy Day

    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

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  • Thu Nov 14 2013

    Good Question

    Greetings! What is lntegrated Pest Management?
    Submitted by Jodi

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  • Tue Nov 12 2013

    Do It with You Pest Control

    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

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  • Tue Oct 22 2013

    Clear the Room

    What are the best and safest products I can use with peace of mind in rehabilitation centers and nursing homes?
    Submitted by david, UT

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  • Fri Oct 4 2013

    Do Not Apply While Showering

    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

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  • Thu Oct 3 2013

    Innovative Pest Management

    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

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