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  • Sat Dec 28 2002

    Potato Bugs on Patrol

    I have a residential account, and the people residing in this home, have an infestation of "Jerusalam crickets",("Potato bugs") it seems to be quite odd, being that, in all the years I have been associated with Structural Pest Control, I have not come across an infestation where I am observing more than 100 of these strange insects all surrounding the structure. The home is in a heavily wooded ...
    Submitted by Brant, CA

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  • Fri Dec 27 2002

    The Cockroach and Illness

    WHAT ARE SOME OF THE HEALTH HAZARDS OF HAVING YOUR HOUSE INFESTED WITH ROACHES? ARE THERE ANY WEB SITES YOU COULD DIRECT ME TO THAT WOULD HAVE INFO LIKE THIS/DIFFEREFNT PESTS? THANKS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS
    Submitted by Steve, MA

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  • Fri Dec 27 2002

    Pre-Empt for Roaches

    WE have had good results in using the pre-empt roach gel in our customer's homes along with spraying, but the bait doesn't seem to work in restaurants or grocery stores. We have a lot of call backs, and when we spray, we lots of roaches fleeing from the cracks and crevices. What are we doing wrong, and what type of treatment would you recommend for grocery stores and restaurants?
    Submitted by Mark, MS

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  • Fri Dec 27 2002

    Repelling Rodents

    A good friend told me that she has heard that Peppermint Oil would eliminate rats and mice, since they would be allergic to it. I have never heard of this. She has tired it, but with no results. Does this work? She doesn't want to use the poison because of pets in the house and has been using the traps. What would you recommend?
    Submitted by Mark, MS

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  • Thu Dec 26 2002

    The Mysterious Spider Borer

    Have you ever heard of a "spider borer?" They supposidly are in old books and can cause damage. I have a customer who deals in old books and I would like to find out some information on these if at all possible.
    Submitted by Richard, FL

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  • Mon Dec 23 2002

    Ground Beetles

    What part of the country are ground beetles commonly found?
    Submitted by Michael, TX

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  • Fri Dec 20 2002

    Unwanted Christmas Ants

    heavy winter infestation of carpenter ants with a lot of activity in one room of ranch style house, sprayed attic and basement area and baited room. is this unusal behavior for this time of year in ct. i am new in the business. customer claims to have killed over 800 ants. what could this sudden onset be attributed to.firewood brought into home. any ideas thanks aardvark wood pest conrol
    Submitted by Adam, CT

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  • Thu Dec 19 2002

    Termites in the Desert?

    What is the name of the desert termites that are commonly found on wooden fences and covering dead grass? Where can information be found on them?
    Submitted by Arien, AZ

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  • Wed Dec 18 2002

    Earwig Management

    Earwigs on commercial property has been an on going problem. What can I do?
    Submitted by Jeffrey A, CA

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  • Mon Dec 16 2002

    What to use with IGRs

    Hello. I was wondering what residual you would recommend to use with Gentrol IGR for use in commercial kitchens. I know I could use Gentrol aerosol but I want to use a residual with the IGR concentrate. I am in New York and I have to make sure that drain and fruit flies are on the label. Thank you and have a good night Randy
    Submitted by Garrett, NY

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  • Mon Dec 16 2002

    Plant pest control guidelines

    I am wondering if you know of any specifications or guidelines for pest control programs for a pharmaceutical plant in New York. This plant is inspected by FDA, but I am unaware of any specs or guidelines for this. Can you give me any recommendations or point me in the direction of who I would contact for this info. Thank you Randy
    Submitted by Garrett, NY

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  • Thu Dec 12 2002

    Carpenter Bee Facts

    Just wondering. What is the breeding cycle of carpentr bees? When are the male c-bees most active and do they have any other role than just mating? What time of the year do they mate? Is it true the last egg layed is the first to hatch then they go in order? And if you have any other interesting things you would like to share about c-bees I would like to hear them. One more thing I promis...
    Submitted by Brian, WA

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  • Wed Dec 11 2002

    Unpalatable Woods?

    Is there any proof that Subterranean Termites do not feed on certain types of wood(i.e ceader, redwood, or heartwood of Douglas Fir?). Also is ther any connection of allergies resulting from Asian Multy-colored Lady beetles? My mothers doc says that is what's causeing her sinus problems.
    Submitted by Nolen, SC

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  • Wed Dec 11 2002

    Dead Animal Odors

    What's the best way to mask or destroy odor from dead animal carcas in a the wall or attic of a home?
    Submitted by Mark, MS

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  • Tue Dec 10 2002

    Controlling the Tough Ants

    I have an account that I has an ant problem.I have found them in the attic at both accounts. I baited on area and used an aerosol on the other. I keep getting called back.I think they are either argentine or pharoh ant. Please give me any suggestions for control.
    Submitted by Michael, GA

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  • Sat Dec 7 2002

    Termite Swarmers

    I have a customer, whose house was treated for termites last summer, now the termites have recently swarmed around concrete porch and upon inspection found no termites in the wood around the home. Should the area around the porch be treated again?
    Submitted by Christine, OR

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  • Fri Dec 6 2002

    Treating Fleas in Yards

    What is the best product for long term flea control in the yard?
    Submitted by Andrew, TX

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  • Thu Dec 5 2002

    Treatment of Powderpost Beetles

    Has Termidor been approved for the treatment of Powder Post Beetles? If not, what would you recommend?
    Submitted by Mark, MS

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  • Wed Dec 4 2002

    Keeping the Gulls Away

    Is there ANYTHING to use to keep Seagulls away from parking lots. I have a Super Markey situation where these Seagulls just swarm in this parking lot and leave presents on customers cars and even on the customers. Is there anything I can do as a PCO? Thanks, Dave
    Submitted by Carly, CA

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  • Wed Dec 4 2002

    Dealing with Wasps

    we have a customer wih a very large new home, red clay tile roof,walls of concrete painted white. house in a wooded area by itself. wasps are flying all around the house and gazebo, which is of the same construction. no nesting on the structure, they are flying most of time, landing only for short period. any ideas would be helpful. thanks, ron hare ...
    Submitted by Ron, FL

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