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  • Thu Dec 31 2015

    Brown-Bandeds Go Everywhere

    I have an apartment with German cockroaches that I’ve treated many times where sanitation is not a problem. When I check back, she tells me she is seeing them in the living room and bedrooms. I have left sticky traps to monitor and only ever have evidence that they are in the kitchen. Finally, the other day I saw one running the walls in the living room. I am using Maxforce and Arilon. I'm ...
    Submitted by Trudy, MN

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  • Tue Dec 29 2015

    Can’t Believe It to Be True

    I have a customer who believes that DeltaGard G has killed her ice plant. Is this possible?
    Submitted by Peter, CA

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  • Fri Dec 18 2015

    Have Mandibles, May Bite

    I was told that ladybugs (beetles) bite. Is this correct?
    Submitted by WILLIE, CA

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  • Thu Dec 10 2015

    “Green” Spiders

    Is it true that spiders recycle their webs? Is spraying webs and leaving them in place an effective control method?
    Submitted by Joseph, ID

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  • Tue Dec 8 2015

    Point in the Right Direction

    What is the best attractant for fruit flies? The setting is a restaurant with wine service and not much assistance from the staff. A combination of products has been used – to be honest, almost everything labeled for this insect. I can attain some control but not solve the problem due to poor sanitation. I would like to use a bait or attractant that can compete with beer and wine to reduce t...
    Submitted by Raymond, TX

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  • Thu Dec 3 2015

    All They Can Eat

    Do smoky brown and American cockroaches eat live plants?
    Submitted by Wayne, GA

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  • Mon Nov 16 2015

    All-In-One Solution

    What do you recommend as a good deodorizer and disinfectant for rodent urine and droppings? We're doing a clean out of a junk garage in preparation for treatment. There is a heavy odor of rodent urine as well as droppings identified as those of roof rats. Along with rat management, we need to remove the odor and, most importantly, disinfect (hantavirus)
    Submitted by Cameron, CA

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  • Mon Nov 9 2015

    A Horse of Another Color

    Do insect growth regulators (IGRs) work on all insects? What about brown recluse spiders?
    Submitted by tracy, AL

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  • Wed Nov 4 2015

    There’s More than One Way To Kill a Pest

    I have read many references regarding how borates kill crawling pests, but I cannot find a good scientific source. What is the real science behind borate mode of action?
    Submitted by Marcus F., FL

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  • Mon Nov 2 2015

    Unreasonable Adverse Effects

    I treat the perimeter of many homes with Suspend SC. If I accidentally spray it over a lizard, will it cause harm or death to the lizard? Also, if a lizard walks over the dry residual, will the lizard be affected?
    Submitted by Frank, NV

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  • Thu Oct 29 2015

    Caribbean, Hairy, Rasberry, Tawny & Crazy

    We have located a colony of Caribbean crazy ants in south Georgia. They are not common in Georgia. What products do you have for these?
    Submitted by john, GA

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  • Mon Oct 26 2015

    Seek and Ye Shall Find

    I’m having an issue with meal moths in a rural town. Do you have any suggestions for managing these pests? I’m getting calls about them from the school district and private homes.
    Submitted by Derrick, OH

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  • Fri Oct 16 2015

    Scorpion Scented

    I use glue boards in garages and laundry rooms to catch scorpions. Are they attracted to the scented glue boards or are they just passing and get stuck on them? Second question: How do scorpions detect moisture?
    Submitted by Frank, NV

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  • Wed Oct 14 2015

    After the Storm

    I live in the Columbia, SC area. I’m wondering, in light of the recent flooding in South Carolina, what effect will this have on pests? We had an invasion of ants and a few American roaches during the peak of the storm and my home was not even hit with the floods. Any special precautions we should keep in mind while treating in some of the heavier flooded areas after everything starts drying up?
    Submitted by Rick, SC

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  • Mon Oct 12 2015

    Ghostly Spiders

    A woman in an office building is complaining of insect bites inside her office. She went to the doctor and the doctor told her that they were spider bites. I treated the office two times with Cy-Kick CS and Essentria IC3. I also placed insect monitors inside her office. Twenty days later, I inspected the office and no pests were on the monitors. No spider webs – nothing. Could it be somet...
    Submitted by Aussie, CA

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  • Thu Oct 8 2015

    No Riders

    The staff at a social service agency transports clients in their personal vehicles and sees bed bugs on the clothes or a bag of a client sitting in the passenger seat. They are concerned about the bed bugs falling off the client and then being transferred to another passenger or perhaps to themselves. What kind of inspection, monitoring or treatment do you recommend for a passenger car? Ditt...
    Submitted by John, OH

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  • Tue Oct 6 2015

    Midge Quality Water

    With the heavy flooding rain in Florida this year, I have had the biggest issue with midges around clients’ homes that are near a pond or lake. The problem is worst around front and back doors. Is there some kind of a repellent product? I have asked them to contact their homeowners associations so they can contact an aquatic specialist.
    Submitted by Robert, FL

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  • Fri Oct 2 2015

    Unintentional Bites

    Do cockroaches bite people?
    Submitted by Jodi

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  • Mon Sep 28 2015

    Out With the Trashwater

    We have a 20-story condo building on the ocean. It has seven towers with two units on each floor. Each unit has a trash chute in the kitchen running to a trash room in the ground level of the parking garage (seven trash rooms total). American cockroaches are the reason we were hired and we’re having trouble getting a handle on them. They must wash down the trash rooms several times a week. ...
    Submitted by Scott, FL

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  • Wed Sep 23 2015

    May I Be Excused?

    Can Eco Exempt (Essentria) products be applied in schools without all the restrictions, including sweeping webs?
    Submitted by Matt, CA

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