How long can I leave diluted bifenthrin in a mix tank before it loses it's effectiveness? I mix 1 oz./gallon in a 100 gallon tank.
Submitted by Robert, VA
How bad are bug foggers and why are they sold?
Submitted by edward, CA
Which product is best to treat Indianmeal moths inside a home?
Submitted by GIOVANNY, CA
We use canine inspections to check our bedbug work. Currently, we are re-inspecting anywhere between four hours and two weeks after treatment to do this. We have had canines hit on a couch four hours after a thorough heat, which may mean that the treatment was not 100% successful. However, I understand that the live scent may remain for hours after a kill. In your opinion, how long after a t...
Submitted by Cheryle, CA
I was at a home where the customer believes he has bird mites. I couldn’t find anything and I’ve never treated for these before. What are some good products and ways to treat for bird mites?
Submitted by mike, KY
I have a customer that lives in dairy country. Every year, they have thousands of flies that land on their house siding, presumably for the heat. Residual fly barf/poop dots their external siding, windows and doors. Many flies get inside, but the customers has taken measures to exclude them. They want me to prevent them from landing on their siding or at least kill or trap them once they do...
Submitted by Tim, WA
What do you suggest when it comes to cleaning B&Gs and Birchmeier backpacks? Soap and water, triple rinse or bleach? For example, I’ve triple rinsed a B&G that had Termidor in it and I now need to use Suspend SC.
Submitted by Danny, NV
I have been having problems with toads. They are killing customer’s dogs, especially puppies. We have heard about using moth balls in the garden, but they are not really effective. Are there any chemicals that we can use?
Submitted by Gijs
What is the best method to rid a pool area of biting horse flies?
Submitted by Rusty, AR
I have a customer with ground wasps. Their nests are around one side of the house. They seem to be spreading fast. I was gonna power spray it, but what product do you recommend for them?
I have a customer with ground bees. There were so many holes, so I sprayed the holes with my rig. I came back a couple days later and there were new holes. I treated the new holes with tempo dust. Any...
Submitted by Todd, NJ
We are experiencing audit issues concerning inventory of our chemicals. What is the best way to track the amount of chemical used or left in a can? We have discussed weighing cans each morning and then again at the end of day for more accuracy. Just wondering how others deal with this. Our days of estimating are over in the food processing facilities.
Submitted by marygrace, NC
What are the problems a person could have as a result of exposure to roof rat droppings in attics and substructure areas?
Submitted by Jerome, CA
What is the best way to treat for gnats in the interior of a medical office?
Submitted by Kenneth, CA
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) seems to be getting harder and harder to convince people to use, even with the new generation of students coming through our institutions of higher learning. After explaining what IPM is and how it benefits all, an increasing number of naysayers only want you to kill their problem at any cost, such as the bees foraging outside windows and doorways when there is...
Submitted by Gene, MI
Where can I find a list of the non-repellent insecticides, specifically for German roaches? Does mixing a non-repellent with an insect growth regulator (IGR) make it repellent?
Submitted by Octavio, FL
I have a restaurant that has fruit flies. I've been in at night, used Invade in the drains and scrubbed them. I have used Gentrol and Suspend SC, a dust in walls that I couldn't treat, and have covered everything and fogged. They will be knocked back and then they always seem to come back. Not sure what I am missing. I thought breaking the hatch would help and I feel I've done that. There...
Submitted by Mike, OH
A customer’s question was "Why, after an area is treated with a residual insecticide, do they still see German cockroaches present?”. Bear in mind that the area which was treated was underneath a stove that was dirty. The customer believes that German cockroaches die from the fumes of the residual insecticide. Is this true?
Submitted by Jodi
My customer has a sawtoothed grain beetle infestation upstairs in his two story house. There is no food stored upstairs. He has three bedrooms, two baths and hardwood floors that he installed in August 2012. Could they be coming from there?
Submitted by Vince, CA
I have customers calling me to help them be rid of their spider mites and milkweed aphids. What should I use for prevention and/or control of both these insects?
Submitted by Rick, CA
Garden millipedes are taking over an entire apartment complex. What is the best type of service? I have sprayed with Permethrin SFR and used Talstar granules, but results seem slow and the property is getting impatient.
Submitted by Michael, FL