Do you need a target pest to legally apply a pesticide?
Submitted by MANUEL, CA
What is the best method for controlling fleas in in a dog pen? It’s a very severe infestation!
Submitted by Jeffrey, GA
Can a small dog host rat mites?
Submitted by Greg, FL
What are the best and safest products I can use with peace of mind in rehabilitation centers and nursing homes?
Submitted by david, UT
Can Termidor SC be used for local treatments on termites inside a home?
Can Premise 75 be broadcast sprayed in an accessible sub area as a preventative treatment for subterranean termites?
Submitted by Mullen, CA
I actually have two questions. First, I have been working on a renovated home that has a German roach infestation. What is the quickest way to get a control of the matter? There is no food for them, but they will not go away.
Second, I have a home that I have been treating that is getting wood roaches (American roaches) in their attic. I started to treat in there and now they are comin...
Submitted by Shad, CA
I’m looking for some help with a problem I have with ghost ants. I'm a beekeeper and I keep finding the ants nesting in between my boxes that stack on top of each other. I've treated the base of the stand the hives sit on, but they always seem to get past it and set up shop with the bees anyways. I've used both repellents and non-repellents.
Submitted by leo, FL
What is the best product to use for cob web removal in areas such as horse arenas or boat marinas?
Submitted by John, SC
I treated a unit for bedbugs 21 days ago. I reinspected the unit and did not find any live bedbugs. However, the customer wants me to treat the unit again. Can this be done legally even though no live bedbugs have been found?
Submitted by MANUEL, CA
I’m dealing with a two bedroom end unit in a complex. The problem is scorpions. We have dusted the unit’s attic, voids and kitchen appliances, sprayed the baseboards and perimeter sprayed with the power spray truck. We have recommended trimming all trees around the unit and blocking off access from the air conditioner with foam. We are using Transport indoors, DeltaDust for appliances and t...
Submitted by Peter, FL
What's the safe moisture level of structural wood? I've heard 10% is ideal, below 30% is safe and over 40% is when decay is possible. Any updates? Are these levels current? Also, what materials can be applied to wood? Borates only?
Submitted by Chuck, GA
Since we have started treating yards this summer, a lot of our customers are having crape myrtle aphids they are saying they didn't have until we started treating. The leaves turn black and I looked and saw aphids on leaves. Is this possible? It has been a very wet year. I’m not sure if that would have anything to do with it. What’s the best thing and fast acting to use to kill them? I hea...
Submitted by Brian, GA
I was wondering if Cyonara 9.7 can be used in a backpack Sthil mist blower for mosquito control. We currently use Talstar P, which is a great product, but it does not last long enough and we would like a longer residual. Using a mist blower – is that considered to be ULV? These labels are so hard to read and understand! Your help would be greatly appreciated.
Submitted by Brian, GA
How do you treat bees in a sandbox?
Submitted by Russell, NJ
A potential customer calls and I visit her home for possibe bed bug activity. When I establish by visual inspection that a child's room has a severe bed bug infestation, am I legally required to report same?
Submitted by Richard, TX
I was wondering if you could clarify the “Directions for Use” section of the new pyrethroid labels. It states, "Do not make applications during rain." Is this a blanket statement applying to all labeled uses of the product? For example, does this mean you cannot treat inside a building when it is raining outside?
Submitted by Stephanie, FL
What is your opinion on built-in pest control systems installed in perimeter walls? I've been looking at this system being installed here in Las Vegas. It seems to me that they are saturating the insulation and the wood studs with insecticide. Not to mention, here in Las Vegas, we just don't have that many insects actually living in the walls. Our control efforts should be directed to the o...
Submitted by greg, NV
Do pyrethrums and pyrethrins fall under the new pyrethroid laws? The reason why I ask is because the label for the product Microcare does not say anything about the new regulations like, for example, Talstar P does.
Submitted by randall, CA
I was wondering what the best chemicals are for controlling scorpions. I have been using Demand CS for the interior and Permethrin SFR for the exterior. I do have pretty good results but not good enough for some clients.
Submitted by Dennis, AZ
I have a customer with a beautiful and thriving koi pond near their back patio. Each day, the pond is visited by hundreds of honey bees collecting water at the pond's edge. The bees are non-threatening and nobody has been stung yet. But, as a result of all the bees, they cannot enjoy their pond or their back yard. I have attempted to track the bees as they leave the pond, but they seem to v...
Submitted by Andrew, AZ