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
In a past post, you say not to offer pest control for scabies mites...and then say to put out monitors to identify what's there. So, if scabies mites have been identified, would pest service help diminish the mite population while the customer was working on other sanitation to eliminate the threat?
Submitted by Ray, OK
I have a customer that recently purchased new cabinets from a big-box home improvement store to install in his kitchen. Now powderpost beetles are emerging from the bottom of the drawers. They have been duly identified as Lyctine beetles. The bottom is composed of hardwood plywood veneer. They are only emerging from one drawer, but there are 20+ holes and beetles. Where would these have be...
Submitted by Tim, WA
Can mites bite a human and what treatment do you recommend to get rid of them in a home? I do not know the source of the mites.
Submitted by Regina, FL
What’s the most effective product for treatment of kissing bugs?
Submitted by Jerry, AZ
What can you tell me about pest management in cigarette factories?
Submitted by Marcus F., FL
I recently took over an account with a severe mouse infestation. It is a multi-unit apartment complex composed of rows of between four and six units. The buildings all have common basements that are primarily dirt crawl spaces. We have inspected the exteriors and sealed whatever openings in the foundations and siding we could find. When we are in the basements we notice what appear to be ro...
Submitted by Jack, MA
I have a customer that is having an issue with woodpeckers pecking and damaging her wood columns. My thought was to treat the columns for whatever the woodpecker is going after in there, but they are already finished with a sealer. What would be the best mode of action in this situation?
Submitted by Clayton, NM
I am starting to do a lot of exterior treatments. What is a good insecticide to use for mostly ants and spiders? Also, what are some good tips for me? I recently started working for the pest division of a company. I’d appreciate any advice.
Submitted by mitchell, CA