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  • Mon Jun 24 2013

    Worry About the Pee, Too, Not Just the Poo

    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

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  • Fri Jun 21 2013

    Office Fun Guys

    What is the best way to treat for gnats in the interior of a medical office?
    Submitted by Kenneth, CA

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  • Thu Jun 20 2013

    IPM – I’m Pretty Misunderstood

    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

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  • Wed Jun 19 2013

    On the List

    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

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  • Tue Jun 18 2013

    Eyeballs and a Flashlight

    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

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  • Mon Jun 17 2013

    It's Not the Fumes

    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

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  • Fri Jun 14 2013

    Sawtooth’s In The Name, But They Don’t Eat Wood

    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

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  • Thu Jun 13 2013

    Plant Piercing Suckers

    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

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  • Wed Jun 12 2013

    Water, Water Everywhere

    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

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  • Tue Jun 11 2013

    Mighty Mites 2

    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

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  • Mon Jun 10 2013

    Tracking Lyctines Back in Time

    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

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  • Fri Jun 7 2013

    Mighty Mites

    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

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  • Thu Jun 6 2013

    What’s Kissing You?

    What’s the most effective product for treatment of kissing bugs?
    Submitted by Jerry, AZ

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  • Wed Jun 5 2013

    Smoking Pests

    What can you tell me about pest management in cigarette factories?
    Submitted by Marcus F., FL

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  • Tue Jun 4 2013

    Spend Your Money on Me

    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

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  • Mon Jun 3 2013

    Knock on Metal

    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

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  • Fri May 31 2013

    Become a Behaviorist

    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

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  • Thu May 30 2013

    Keeping the Wolves at Bay

    What is the best way to treat for wolf spiders?
    Submitted by Frank, CA

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  • Wed May 29 2013

    Just Stating the Obvious

    Is there any professionally written documentation that we can hand to our customers regarding German roaches in the home? Too many times, I or my employees find it difficult to explain to customers the things they need to do to help us get rid of their German roach problem without insulting their living habits. Perhaps helpful tips, cleaning measures, etc. Please let us know as this is somet...
    Submitted by Emil, FL

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  • Tue May 28 2013

    Swap Modes of Action to Help Beat Resistance

    I have a small pest control company in Miami, Florida and I am wondering if there is particular way we choose insecticides throughout the year. It is obvious that, if we have an American Roach problem, we use an appropriate product to resolve the issue. However, when performing maintenance and there are no current issues, what products should we use? I know that the bigger companies have som...
    Submitted by Emil, FL

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