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  • Mon Jan 31 2011

    A Tolerance For Filth

    How do you get people to clean up? I have an apartment unit that has German roaches. I know that spraying won't do anything! They won't clean up, and the landlord wants to get the place tented! This will help just for a little until more roaches come back in with more of their stuff!! Can you help?
    Submitted by edward, CA

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  • Sun Jan 30 2011

    Stingers And Swimmers

    As it begins to warm up here the question begins - how do I keep bees and wasps from coming to my pool? As a pest management professional I have heard many different answers, from nothing to changing over to salt water systems. How much is true and what can really be done for my concerned customers? Any advice would be greatly appreciated - thank you.
    Submitted by Alex, AZ

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  • Fri Jan 28 2011

    On The Wings of A Bed Bug

    Do bed bugs have wings?
    Submitted by Julie, IN

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  • Thu Jan 27 2011

    Catch The Bugs Not Napping

    I work at a university where most students are off for winter break. If I put Catchmaster bed bug monitors in the room with no one living there, will the bed bugs be active enough to be caught?
    Submitted by Ralph, DE

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  • Wed Jan 26 2011

    Wonder Why The Webs?

    I have a customer who has recurring cobwebs in the corners of her trailer ceilings. I have dusted the corners, used pyrethrin treatments, and web dusted them down. They keep re-occuring even though the home is immaculate. I am wondering if these cobwebs could be from a dirty ventilation system. Thanks for any advice you can give me.
    Submitted by Stuart, AZ

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  • Tue Jan 25 2011

    Rats, Cats, and Toxic Meals

    Should we be concerned if a pet cat eats a rat that has eaten rodent bait?
    Submitted by Malia, HI

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  • Mon Jan 24 2011

    Dust Mites Everywhere

    I have a customer who wants to know if she has dust mites. How does one verify whether there are dust mites present or not?
    Submitted by Randy, OH

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  • Fri Jan 21 2011

    Let's Keep It Clean

    Just a quick question on keeping your tanks, hoses, and pumps clean from product buildup and not smelling. How often should you do a clean out of the system, and what clean out agent do you recommend? Also, how do you dispose of the clean out agent after uses? I have also heard you can use liquid dish soap as a cleaning agent as well. Is this true?
    Submitted by Danny, UT

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  • Thu Jan 20 2011

    Works Good, Lasts Awhile

    What is the residual of Tempo SC and Suspend SC insecticides?
    Submitted by Michael, WA

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  • Wed Jan 19 2011

    Shirts With Ventilation

    My customer said she is getting small holes in the front of her T-shirts. She brought one down from Virginia, and after washing it saw holes in it. Funny that they are all in and around the same spot near the stomach area. These shirts were brand new from a major store that starts with a "W". Perhaps moths?
    Submitted by Joseph, FL

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  • Tue Jan 18 2011

    Subs And Water

    We are in Arizona, and subterranean termites are my concern. One of our technicians has been asked a question on the state exam that we have not been able to answer. How much moisture is required in wood before termites eat it? They give multiple choices like 13, 17, 25%, etc. Do you have a answer on this?
    Submitted by Larry, AZ

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  • Mon Jan 17 2011

    Sucking Up The Enemy

    I have heard of using vacuums for initial German cockroach and bed bug cleanouts. Will any good HEPA vacuum work for this, or do we need to stick to models marketed to our industry? This would seem to be a very effective means of population reduction, but what the heck do we do with all the live roaches/bedbugs we now have contained inside the vacuum?
    Submitted by chad, NV

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  • Sun Jan 16 2011

    Bed Bugs - Excellent Eaten Raw

    What if any are the natural predators of bed bugs? Thank you!
    Submitted by Leo, WY

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  • Sat Jan 15 2011

    Avitrol Says Goodbye

    I understand that Avitrol is no longer available since it has closed. I am wondering if this is still legal to use in the state of NY. I am having a bird issue in western NY and I was looking at implementing a program at the location. Can you please advise?
    Submitted by Randy, NY

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  • Fri Jan 14 2011

    Different Kinds of Wood Fungi

    IS WHITE POCKET ROT A FUNGUS?
    Submitted by JAMES, CA

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  • Thu Jan 13 2011

    The Flight of the Fungus Gnat

    I have an account that has fungus gnats. What can I do or use to get rid of them. I have tried fogging & SPRAYING the potted plants and soil, but they still came back.
    Submitted by ERIC, FL

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  • Wed Jan 12 2011

    Bed Bugs and Ozone

    Can and will Ozone kill bed bugs? How effective would it be in a hotel room?
    Submitted by Karl, TX

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  • Tue Jan 11 2011

    Flies Give It That Homey Touch

    I HAVE PROBLEMS WITH HOUSE FLIES IN THE SAME AREA OF A HOME EACH SPRING THROUGH SUMMER. WHAT CAN I HANG UP TO CATCH THEM? THERE IS NOTHING DIRTY AROUND, NO FOOD LEFT OUT, NOTHING. IT IS A VERY CLEAN HOUSE. I DON'T KNOW WHY THEY ALWAYS COME TO THAT LOCATION, BUT WHAT CAN I GET TO HANG UP OR SOMETHING.
    Submitted by KEVIN, KS

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  • Mon Jan 10 2011

    Rodents and Fruit Flies

    Could you give some good ideas for a website targeted for rodent control only. What is the best pesticide to eliminate fruit flies. I know nothing is better then cleanliness, or is there such thing?
    Submitted by felipe, CA

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  • Sun Jan 9 2011

    Winter Walkabouts

    I have a few new homes that I recently acquired and have treated only once or twice. On the interior of the homes I use Phantom as a crack and crevice spray and around doors and windows. For the exterior I have recently switched to Temprid SC and up till now have had excellent results with both products when applied per the label. However, I am having customer reports of increased spider, ant, ...
    Submitted by William, TX

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