What works best to kill German cockroaches in a residence?
Submitted by DANA, KS
With the 17 year cicada swarms getting close, is there any pre-treatment or control spraying that is recommended that I can offer my customers?
Submitted by christopher, MD
What is the best product to use for Millipede control? It seems all of a sudden we are being invaded with millipedes in far greater numbers than the past year. I have not found a product that provides high effectiveness for millipedes. Is Talstar an effective product for use inside and around the perimeter?
Submitted by Pat, TX
After treating a wooden deck for female carpenter bees that were in the wood, the male carpenter bees returned and began a frenzy of activity. The question is what happens to the males if all the females are dead?
Submitted by Dan, MO
I have a new customer who needs to know if there is any simple, safe preventive for clothes moths/carpet beetles. She claims to have had them in the past, but as a new customer to me I don't know the history.
Submitted by Ron, GA
Please explain using PVC pipes and placing rodenticides in them. Is this method effective?
Submitted by Jodi
Can I use the same B&G hand sprayer for Termidor where I previously used Demand CS, or is it advisable to use a different sprayer?
Submitted by Luis, FL
What new products are good for controlling bed bugs?
Submitted by Todd, NJ
First, I have found your articles very helpful. I am aware of permethrin. What do you think of trunk injection as a treatment?
Submitted by Nicholas, CO
What's the most effective way to market your pest control service?
Submitted by Todd, NJ
I have a mobile home park I do work for. They have a mobile home with a bed bug issue and the home is vacant. Can I treat it with Nuvan Pro-Strips and if so how long should the treatment be?
Submitted by Don, OH
Can I mix Termidor, Demand CS and Migrate when perimeter spraying around the outside of buildings? This is a large food manufacturing property with lots of grass and sometimes geese and other birds. I would like to "kill 2 birds with one stone" and save time over several applications.
Submitted by marygrace, NC
I'm having trouble controlling ants and the products I use don't seem to be working. I have so many call backs! One customer has what I believe are Pavement Ants in their back yard, which has pavers in most of the back yard. There are little sand mounds everywhere and I hesitate to spray them just in case the residents walk on them with bare feet. I have used Advance granules, Intice granules, ...
Submitted by Tammy, FL
What licenses or documentation are required to purchase termite and pest control chemicals?
Submitted by Mullen, CA
I have a wand that is a little over a year old but hardly used. I have serviced it but the issue is the liquid will NOT STOP coming out. The adjustment screw behind the handle is irrelevant in this situation. I shot air and water through the wand and found no obstructions. I cannot figure out how to get it to stop unless I release the pressure from the pump. I don't know if it's "cable time" in...
Submitted by Lisa, FL
I have been trying to come up with a solution for my need to get my foot in the door with green customers. I am strictly a chemical operator for the most part, although I realize green products include chemicals as well.
My question is on a combination of a few green products and the application process, and I was wondering what your opinion might be. For carpenter ants in wall voids I could d...
Submitted by Brian, WA
Can you provide me with more information about ContraPest? I have heard that this pesticide prevents rats from reproducing?
Submitted by David A., NY
Fleas in a motel room. The man has used most all of the over the counter products available. When he opened a plastic trash bag with clean clothes in it the flea problem started all over again. Ideas? Doesn't washing and drying clothes get rid of fleas on clothes?
Submitted by Tena, NM
Have you come across peer-reviewed research journal articles testing the so-called residual effect chemicals have on bed bugs? I understand the dust and DE residual effect if bed bugs walk through this, but have a harder time wrapping my mind around chemical solutions having a residual effect. As far as I know, bed bugs aren't thigmotropic in the true sense as are some species of cockroaches. I...
Submitted by Darren, UT
What different kinds of larvae can you find in beds?
Submitted by Chris, AZ