I have a cafe that has German roaches in a steam table. Could the steam be breaking down my treatment?
Submitted by edward, CA
What is the common field mouse? Is it a meadow vole? I live in the Baltimore area and the term is used all the time.
Submitted by LEVI, MD
Some in pest control rely on truck mounted power sprayers for their routine perimeter treatments. Some rely on a back-pack sprayer for these General Pest treatments. Is one method more effective than the other? Is one method more efficient than the other? Where can I locate authoritative references to studies concerning the topic?
Submitted by Richard, TX
I'm looking for a solution to a problem with flickers, which are hanging around by vent screens, and may have gotten into one. They also are creating a mess all over the exterior.
Submitted by Mike, CA
I have english laurel with shothole fungus and mildew, and also with the leaves curling on the ends. What should I use?
Submitted by mary, CA
I use Niban on the exterior for ant & roach control. I also like a product called Larva-Lur for large roach control in attics and the exterior. In your opinion, can you mix the two products together in the same container & use them, without harming the efficacy of either of the two products? Also, would this be considered a label violation in your opinion. Thanks!
Submitted by michael, GA
I keep finding mouse droppings across several desks in offices. I have two different baits, snap traps, and glueboards, but to no avail. Any suggestions?
Submitted by chris, OH
There has been some debate within our company regarding whether or not "it is illegal to use a pesticide where no pest is present" (quoted from Truman's Scientific Guide), specifically as it pertains to customers who want preventative bedbug treatments when there is no evidence of activity. Is there an actual federal or state law supporting this statement?
Submitted by Bill, CO
What time of year do woodpeckers in the Pacific Northwest nest or lay eggs? Also, are Flickers the same as woodpeckers?
Submitted by Steve, WA
I loved the reference to "scatology" at Pest Expo. With that in mind, has any research been done on bed bug feces as a potential disease issue? I know that they don't spread disease themselves, but their "scat?" is digested blood, which could contain disease organisms.
Submitted by Jeff, TX
Can you explain LD50? Is it a good indicator of how toxic a product is? I've always thought yes, but doing a little research, I'm not sure. For example, it appears Termidor had an LD50 >1999 but the LD50 of Phantom is 560. Termidor isn't labeled for the interior of a home, but Phantom is (seems backwards to me). Your expertise on this subject would be much appreciated.
Submitted by Brandon, WA
What is the best product and approach to control an Oriental roach problem in a restaurant? Recently switched to weekly service, and I've
used granular bait, traps, gel bait, exclusion where possible, exterior perimeter spray, interior crack and crevice. I feel that I have used all my resources but roaches persist. This
is a very old area/bldg, moisture in the basement, not all entry points...
Submitted by Andy, MA
I was wondering if the Ultrabait VR is considered tamper resistent, and if there is no need to secure it to patio block or with any type of anchor. Can you just use this alone, and is it okay for use in NY State and considered secured and tamper resistent as is? I would look at getting these and cutting back on purchasing patio blocks and other tools needed to make the current plastic bait stat...
Submitted by Randy, NY
What causes cobwebs and how do you treat for them?
Submitted by Stuart, AZ
I'd like to know about the control of Aedes mosquitoes with dragonflies. People say dragonfly larvae prey on Aedes larvae. Is this true?
Submitted by Marcus F., FL
A couple of questions pertaining to bed bugs. Do spiders set up for and consume bed bugs? Would they be a usefull tool? Second, at a seminar it was said that a female bed bug dies after becoming pregnant 5 times, so she leaves the area before that happens. She moves on pipes, wires, etc. to another location. How does she know this, would she be pregnant at the time, and can she live in solitude?
Submitted by William, MA
Is there a governmental web site or publication that states the rules for rodenticide use in Wisconsin?
For example: Do residential rodent bait stations have to be tamper proof, include an information date card inside the station, maximum amount of rodenticide in a station, or station placement, monitoring intervals, and labeling.
Submitted by Lance, WI
We are finding round holes the size of the tip of a ballpoint pen, with round frass pushed out of the holes in little piles, through a kitchen floor. There is moisture in the crawl space. Your thoughts?
Submitted by Patricia, VA
What do the droppings of skinks and lizards look like?
Submitted by Andre, MD
What are the treatment posting rules and regulations for schools, and how many days prior to treatment must posting be done?
Submitted by eddie, CA