Can CO2 mosquito traps attract black flies and biting midges (no-see-ums)?
Submitted by Marcus F., FL
I have been seeing an influx of spider mites in my area. They are infesting lawns and working their way into houses. The regular pesticide I use (bifenthrin) doesn’t seem to be working. I check all the plants inside and outside of the house and treat once or twice, but the spider mites still come back within a week. Any suggestions?
Submitted by Nathan, WA
What is the average number of chemical treatments, initial and follow-ups combined, that should be done when treating bed bugs?
Submitted by Mike, VA
Our company uses Contrac Blox, Fastrac and Terad3. With Contrac, vitamin K1 is the antidote. However, for Fastrac and Terad3, there is no antidote, only treatment programs for sub-lethal ingestions. What are they?
Submitted by joey, MS
We are a small mosquito control company and are pretty new. We treated a yard two days ago that had some trees and shrubs taken down a week ago and pushed behind their fence. We were over there hanging out and only a couple people were bitten. We treated the yard with Talstar P and put some repellent granules down as well. Why would they still be biting? Would we need to try a liquid larva...
Submitted by courtney, GA
Which is a more costly service for bed bugs, insecticides or steam?
Submitted by jeffrey, NY
I have had a couple of accounts with extensive California (southern) fire ant nests. I have been using Temprid SC for most of my general pest control needs and applying a light mist three to five feet around the mounds, but I'm wondering if there may be a better solution with how large of an area these ants are infesting. Sometimes the majority of the mounds are on a neighboring property whic...
Submitted by Michael, CA
Our company recently received a request for a quote for a small reptile zoo. What kinds of pesticides should we be using at this kind of establishment?
Submitted by ben, AZ
I work at a university and coming from the roof of one of the buildings seems to be clover mites, which are appearing on a desk in a reception area under a skylight. These mites are visible on the roof, which has stones and is 60 feet up. Some clover mites are appearing at ground level of the building, but, for the life of me, I can't figure out why these mites keep appearing on the roof!
Submitted by George, MD
I would like your opinion on how long the Verifi bed bug detector should remain in a vacant apartment’s bedroom for monitoring activity prior to new tenants moving in. Or is there a better product to monitor activity in order to certify the unit as bed bug free?
Submitted by doug, CA
When treating for black widow spiders, is there anything extra that needs to be done to kill the spiders that are inside the eggs? Will a residual pesticide be enough to kill the emerging spiders? Is there any pesticide that penetrates spider egg sacs? Also, what is the gestation period for black widow spiders?
Submitted by Joseph, ID
Can TopChoice be applied to turf that has gopher tortoises?
Submitted by Barbara, FL
How do I identify mouse droppings from waterbug (American cockroach) droppings?
Submitted by richard, NY
I have a customer that has a problem with clover mites infesting her house. We treat the house regularly and have tried a variety of products from dusts and granules to several liquid and aerosol products as well. She has no problem with any other pests but these mites do not seem to be controlled by this at all. Some of them are just coming though the weep holes, cracks in her windows and, ...
Submitted by Travis, UT
I have a customer with a roof rat infestation that I seemed to have under control, but in the last two months the problem has come back. To give you an idea of what’s going on, the house itself has no heavy vegetation around, just grass. I have sealed up every entry point that I could find. I also have four bait stations around the perimeter that have had no activity. There is heavy activit...
Submitted by Peter, FL
What is the best course of action for springtime ants? Is there one specific treatment or trial and error?
Submitted by Greg, NJ
What would you recommend to prevent rodents from burrowing down into a crawlspace from the outside? If they have already done so, what is the best way to exclude them? I've heard of using screening in an L shape along the foundation as well as trenching gravel along the perimeter.
Submitted by Jayce, WA
I gave an estimate for indian meal moths at a home. There was pupal webbing, larvae and adults in the kitchen and all of the surrounding rooms, even on the cathedral ceilings. The customer has just completed chemotherapy treatment. I'd like to physically remove all the webbing that I can and then treat with "green" pesticides. I‘m looking for any recommendations about how to approach the si...
Submitted by Nate, MA
A client has a fly problem. Flies are always in her living room where there’s a gas fireplace. The flies have gotten worse each year. When looking at the chimney from the outside there seems to be black mold on the shaded side or some kind of moisture problem. The chimney is framed and sided, not brick. She did not have a specimen for me as she cleaned the day before. They are house flies...
Submitted by Jeff, OH
Do you think a NyGuard IGR treatment to a yard (through handheld or backpack sprayer, not a backpack mister) would be effective at controlling mosquitos? A video from MGK mentions a study that showed a horizontal transfer of pyriproxyfen from adult mosquitos to breeding sites, stopping larvae from emerging. Have you heard of such a thing? Do you think such a product transfer would greatly ha...
Submitted by Christopher, FL