I have a customer that is getting bitten by something. I checked for bed bugs and fleas but didn’t find anything. I set out a glue board under a lamp one night and returned the following day to find insects that I identified to be in the biting midge family. What exactly is a biting midge? If that is in fact what they are, how do I get rid of them?
Submitted by craig, NC
What is your best recommendation for a scorpion treatment inside a residence?
Submitted by andy, AZ
What’s the best way to treat for carpet beetles inside of a 1,500 sq. ft. mobile home? What’s the best product to use?
Submitted by nathan, CA
What advice do you have for flies in and around horse stables?
Submitted by Wendell G, NC
We use Demand CS to treat exterior perimeters. What can I tank mix with it that will provide knockdown? I'd like to spray a bug and show my customer the instant results they are looking for.
Submitted by Daniel, NC
I have been dealing with an ongoing roof rat issue at a pet store in a strip mall. I've tried T-Rex traps baited with a wide variety of baits including the dog food they eat the most. I catch some on glue traps but just young ones. The adults avoid all traps and the problem is getting worse. Another company services the strip mall and I only service the pet store. Any suggestions?
Submitted by Manny, AZ
I need to treat for spiders but the customer is very chemical sensitive. What products would be best for this situation? We do use a Webster web remover.
Submitted by Richard, GA
What is the best pesticide formulation for application to porous surfaces?
Submitted by Todd, CA
We seem to be getting bombarded with millipedes. I have communicated to my customers the importance of keeping moist organic material away from the home and have tried a multitude of products. Of the few that have been successful, granular and dust formulations worked best. Are there any green products that are recommended? Also, which dusts are highly repellent?
Submitted by Khari, GA
What is your opinion about dust applications in chemical bed bug treatments and to what areas would you apply dust?
Submitted by Mike, VA
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