What do you recommend for controlling a large nest of Citronella ants in the crawl space? Thanks!
Submitted by Frank, IN
I had a request for a bed bug service at a nice resort cabin. I sprayed crack & crevice, around windows, behind mirror/pictures, perimeter of bedroom, etc. I removed both the mattress and box spring. Sprayed both top & bottom seams. I used Suspend at 1.5 ml/gal (labeled rate) for this service. I also applied a flushing & contact Pyrethin into the void in the box spring mattress under the m...
Submitted by Russ, WA
How to control drain flies in a bar/restaurant?
Submitted by Marco A, CA
One of our accounts is having problems with springtails in a bathroom. Moisture readings of surrounding walls show moisture content at 7-9% except right at the bottom of the shower where a 23% reading was obtained. Approximately 65% of the springtails are located inside the bathroom sink with the balance being found on the floor around the shower pan. Heat and humidity control efforts have f...
Submitted by Steve, WA
What is the best way to treat mole crickets?
Submitted by Brandy, GA
Here is an interesting twist on the bed bug issue. I have a client who travels extensively and is paranoid about finding bed bugs in her hotel room or bringing them home. She has asked if there is a repellent she could apply to the bed, to her luggage, or even to herself to keep bed bugs away. I know deet works on mosquitoes and I have had some success with it keeping fleas off of myself when...
Submitted by John, OH
I was reading an article in today’s Arizona Republic about a couple of kids getting stung by scorpions. The article indicated how difficult it was to kill scorpions with pesticides, and killing their favorite food of crickets would not help. The quote was "Killing the crickets won't get rid of them, and if an exterminator tells you they can get rid of the scorpions, get it in writing."
Submitted by Dick, AZ
What contact insecticides that are non-repellent and have a long residual are good for bedbugs?
Submitted by Charles, NY
I was hoping that you could help me out with a problem with pavement ants. They are in a cheese plant in western NY, and we have tried baiting for them and have not resolved the problem. They have ended up getting up on the 2nd and 3rd levels of this plant. Do you have some other ideas, since we seem not to be able to locate the nest. This plant is in operation 24/7, which makes it hard for any...
Submitted by Randy, NY
You've answered a previous question about white-footed ants, saying that "sweet" baits are preferred. Do you have recommendations on what are the best sweet baits for white-footed ants? ALSO, although you mention that Phantom is effective against them, we haven't had much success in the field here. Are there any other products that can be used for the interiors?
Submitted by Kahala, HI
Is it possible for a Pinto bean bagging facility to have grain weevils? If not, what type of pest would be found in the packaged product? Is fumigation the best treatment??
Submitted by James R, AZ
I am having a continual problem with Wasps with my customer. The wasps reside in the bushes throughout their yard and also come from surrounding neighbors. I have tried many baits but to no avail. Do you know of anything that might help?
Submitted by Gene, AZ
I HAVE A BAD PROBLEM WITH CARPENTER BEES.I HAVE A LOG CABIN STYLE HOME THAT IS MADE OF YELLOW PINE AND CEDAR. THE BEES ARE TEARING MY HOME APART. HOW DO STOP THIS AND HOW WOULD YOU RECOMMEND I TREAT IT?
Submitted by pete, GA
What is the recommended treatment for clover mites?
Submitted by Edward, CA