• Sat Jan 17 2015

    Is Anything "Safe"?

    What pest control residual would be a safe alternative to pyrethrins to use in my every day commercial accounts? Would Alpine be a good choice? I have been using traps and baits, but I would like to be able to use a safe residual as well, especially where people are present. I understand about the food handling aspect of Alpine, so it also is restrictive in some regard as well.
    Submitted by george, PA

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  • Fri Jan 16 2015

    Spiders at the Marina

    I need a product for controlling spiders on and around marine docks. What products are available for use around lakes?
    Submitted by Ray, MI

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  • Wed Jan 14 2015

    How Now Brown Whatever It Is

    Customers are finding some round Brown objects in flower beds, that when stepped on release brown powder? Can't remember what it is or where it comes from. Thanks for your help.
    Submitted by robert, FL

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  • Tue Jan 13 2015

    Booklice Squatters

    What is the best way to get rid of Book Lice. They are all over, in the cabinets, walls, Equipment that they use for radiation to patients and also all over the floor. It looks like they brought them in some boxes that they have on the floor.
    Submitted by Carlos, FL

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  • Wed Dec 17 2014

    What Remains

    This question refers to Problem Animal Control (PAC) agents in Massachusetts. After dispatching nuisance wildlife after it’s been trapped, what should you do with the carcass?
    Submitted by michael, MA

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  • Mon Dec 15 2014


    Does DEET repel mosquitoes or does it kill them?
    Submitted by Jodi

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  • Fri Dec 12 2014

    Ceiling Lights

    What is the best product to knock down cluster flies in a food establishment?
    Submitted by Jorge, FL

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  • Wed Dec 10 2014

    Know Your Limits

    We are seeing Asian cockroaches in different buildings that we service. I have read up on what to do, but do we now have an effective product with which to treat?
    Submitted by Lynn, SC

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  • Mon Dec 8 2014

    House Rules

    What do SQF certified facilities require for pest control, i.e. bait station spacing, interior rodent control spacing, etc.?
    Submitted by Gerard, NJ

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  • Fri Dec 5 2014

    Primary vs. Secondary

    I'm dealing with a pigeon issue in a four-story senior citizen apartment building in a residential area. There are a few dozen pigeons roosting under one of the fourth floor dormers just above the tenant’s balcony. Avitrol is not appropriate because of secondary poisoning of seagulls. A contractor is going to do exclusion work, but first the pigeons have to be removed before cleanup can comm...
    Submitted by Richard, NS

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  • Wed Dec 3 2014

    Texas Speed Bumps

    Is there a treatment to eradicate a yard from armadillos? If there is not a treatment regimen, then are there any remedies to give to the homeowner?
    Submitted by Becky, AL

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  • Wed Nov 19 2014

    Go Big and Go Home

    We have not been successful at eliminating roaches with fogging and residual spraying, even with large-scale prep and treating adjacent units. What is your take on baiting programs and what can you recommend that has been tried and is successful?
    Submitted by Melodi, CA

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  • Tue Nov 11 2014

    Gas vs. Vapor

    I recently tented a customer's leather couch with 6 mil plastic and sealed the plastic with tape to a concrete floor after placing two Nuvan Prostrips underneath the couch. An excellent seal with plenty of airspace for the vapors to work. Many bed bugs of all stages were killed as evidenced when the plastic was removed seven days later. However, I still found some live nymphs on the couch! ...
    Submitted by Richard, TX

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  • Tue Nov 4 2014

    Drift and Dead Fish

    I realize many pesticide labels have language regarding their toxicity to fish and aquatic invertebrates, but, in theory, how much of a diluted product would have to be introduced into an aquatic environment to have the ppm in the water body necessary to kill fish? Maybe a better way to explain it would be the amount of concentrate, as dilution rates vary. Also, could the drift of a diluted p...
    Submitted by Stephanie, FL

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  • Thu Oct 30 2014

    Dusty Yellow Jackets

    I’ve used DeltaDust on yellow jackets this year and had so-so success with it when compared to last year. I shared this with another tech from another company and he said the same thing. Has anything changed?
    Submitted by Barry, GA

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  • Thu Oct 23 2014

    A Bag of Water a Day...

    Can a bag or bottle of water keep flies away?
    Submitted by WILLIE, CA

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  • Thu Oct 16 2014

    Get In There!

    Is there a way to treat for fleas in a sub area without crawling it? There are dusts, but what about workers that have to go back under in a few days?
    Submitted by doug, CA

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  • Tue Oct 14 2014

    Mosquito Cleaner

    Does Windex glass cleaner kill mosquitoes? I’ve heard if you spray it all over your house, it will kill all the mosquitoes.
    Submitted by Jodi

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  • Fri Oct 10 2014

    Backyard Birds

    A customer's daughter has ants in the backyard. Normally, I would apply a granular pesticide for the ants, but the problem is she has chickens in her yard that eat the ants. Any suggestions?
    Submitted by jeff, AZ

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  • Wed Oct 8 2014

    The Supply Chain Strategy

    I have a quarterly customer who has an ongoing problem with Indian meal moths, primarily in the summer months. Last summer, I cleared out the pantry and treated the cracks and crevices. While doing so, I found and removed many pupal casings and fecal material on food packages and in paper bags and baskets. They have been fogging the pantry themselves and I supplied pheromone traps. They did...
    Submitted by robert, CA

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