• 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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  • Mon Oct 6 2014

    Slow and Steady Wins the Race

    What’s the best way treat quickly for roach infestations?
    Submitted by Andy, TX

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  • Thu Oct 2 2014

    Not So Fast

    What is the best and safest way to kill gnats in floor drains? Should I use Orthene?
    Submitted by Matthew, PA

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  • Fri Sep 26 2014

    You’re the Best!

    I’m wondering what I can use to treat spiders inside the edge of a pool. I’ve been running my Webster inside the edge to remove the few webs, but is there a product I can use that won’t drip into the pool and contaminate it?
    Submitted by Eddie, CA

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  • Mon Sep 22 2014

    Magic Pixie Dust

    Help! We are having a bark scorpion problem in my service area. The customers are generally 65 years old and up and have the belief that one "good spray" will solve their problem. We have a separate scorpion program but, when we explain many of the things you have suggested in the past, we are met with blank stares. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    Submitted by susan, NV

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  • Fri Sep 19 2014

    Horse Fleas

    I am treating a horse barn for fleas where the stalls are used to foster rescue dogs. The stalls are dirt but the center aisle is concrete. What products would you recommend? Would an IGR be helpful and which one? By definition, would you consider this animal housing?
    Submitted by Greg, GA

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  • Wed Sep 17 2014

    Ghost Holes

    One of our techs has a client with an ongoing problem with tiny holes about the size of a writing pen tip in both new and old clothes stored in closets, drawers and shelves. The material is anything from silk, rayon, cotton, polyester - pretty much any thing. The tech has placed moth pheromone traps, sticky monitors and Prostrips in one of the closets where damage is most often found, but he ...
    Submitted by Wayne, CA

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  • Mon Sep 15 2014

    Trial by Fire

    I have tried everything I can think of to get rid of my customer’s ants. They are all around his pool and yard. I’ve applied granules, Termidor and InTice gel and still, every 15 days or so, the ants keep coming back with new mounds and running around the pool. Any suggestions?
    Submitted by jeff, AZ

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  • Thu Sep 11 2014

    Hole in the Wall

    I visited the home of a potential customer this morning and, as I was doing my preliminary inspection, the owner of the home asked me to take a look at something in his kitchen. He got his flashlight and shined it on the wall revealing a small cluster of two or three needle-sized holes going through the drywall. He then showed me a couple of other places throughout his home with similar holes...
    Submitted by Kevin, CA

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  • Tue Sep 9 2014

    Blattella Brothers

    We live in western Pennsylvania and are having problems with German cockroaches coming from the outside in large numbers at subsidized units (they’re mostly duplexes). The pest identification was confirmed. We are seeing all stages on insect monitors placed outside along an edge (where the siding meets the brick) around the unit. The direction of the roaches is coming from the outside. It’s alm...
    Submitted by Tiffany, PA

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  • Tue Sep 2 2014

    Variety is the Spice of Beetles

    How should spice beetles around windows located in a kitchen area be controlled?
    Submitted by DENNIS, FL

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  • Thu Aug 28 2014

    For One, Many

    I'd like to know what other PMPs find to be the best insecticides to control bed bugs.
    Submitted by Mike, NY

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  • Mon Aug 25 2014

    Grass Is Not Greener on the "Green" Side

    I'm in the process of quoting a customer for ongoing mosquito treatments. There is a chicken coop and the chickens occasionally roam the yard. Can I use a conventional pesticide or should I consider a "green" option?
    Submitted by Nate, MA

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  • Fri Aug 22 2014

    Persistence is Futile

    I recently inspected a house for termites. It had them in various places, inside and out. I asked the homeowner if it had ever been treated and he said it had been, 25 to 30 years ago with chlordane. How can I help this homeowner? Is chlordane still toxic in the ground?
    Submitted by Jim, MO

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  • Wed Aug 20 2014

    Phantom Bugs

    I’ve had a problem with a couple of bed bug jobs. I will have my customers prep their home and then schedule treatments at two-week intervals. Afterwards, the homeowner will go a month with no bites or sightings. Then, out of the blue, they will call about finding a dying bed bug. I think it was there the whole time and just taking time to die. Do you know how or why this happens?
    Submitted by Mike, OH

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  • Mon Aug 18 2014

    It’s Good to Have Goals

    What is the best pesticide for indoor pest control?
    Submitted by Ed, FL

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  • Fri Aug 15 2014

    Refrigerated Food Source

    I’ve recently found some type of larvae in a refrigerator and freezer. My client removed all the food and cleaned the refrigerator, but now, a week later, they’re back. I've treated inside the appliance with BAC-A-ZAP to control bacteria. Any ideas on how I should treat this?
    Submitted by Michael, FL

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  • Wed Aug 13 2014

    One Night Only

    How long does a fogging to an open area for a party last?
    Submitted by Jodi

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  • Mon Aug 11 2014

    The Bigger Picture

    Rodents are not going into a bait station and consuming bait. They go around and over it. How can I control activity? I’ve used Contrac Blox and soft bait.
    Submitted by armando, CA

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