I have a client that has a steam room for soil sample testing. It's always damp all over and never dries. The room has lots of American roaches. How can I treat this room and keep it safe for all the workers that come in and out?
Submitted by Dan, UT
What is the safest way to kill mold and mildew?
Submitted by James, FL
Help needed in an elementary school classroom with a dropped ceiling where a roof rat problem was resolved three months ago. A tropical rat mite (confirmed ID) infestation is now active. Dusting the dropped the ceiling is out of the question for obvious reasons. Any suggestions on treatment would be appreciated.
Submitted by Douglas, AZ
Our thought process for the past decade or two has been to mount lights away from the building with the light directed to the spot that needed illumination and/or the type of light used such as high pressure sodium vapor verses mercury vapor. Mercury vapor has since been removed from the market place. Besides high pressure sodium vapor, metal halide and LED are what's on the market today. Ho...
Submitted by Randy, OH
I really need clarification on something. My service manager and branch manager have two different answers on applying chemicals on rainy days. What is the correct way and correct chemical that I can use on rainy days?
Submitted by Thomas, CA
How far does a German cockroach travel from its harborage?
Submitted by Stacy, AL
I have a problem with either gnats or fruit flies coming from an apartment which we cannot get access to. They are now flying in the halls and surrounding apartments. What can be done as a treatment to rid of them at least in the halls and prevent from traveling to adjacent apartments?
Submitted by mike, NY
Which rodenticides can be used to bait sewers?
Submitted by Linda, ME
When treating for bed bugs, should the whole house be treated or just the rooms where you find them during inspection?
Submitted by mike, KY
Is it legal to transport pesticides in the back of a van or station wagon? If so, does it need to be in an airtight box in the back?
Submitted by Robert, CA
Hello again! I sent you and e-mail one year ago about my friend with cheese mites. I was able to treat them with a little cooperation from them for better control at that time. Now it’s a year later and she’s getting them again. What else can I use that will work better for total elimination? They’ve lived there 10 years and have had the cheese mite problem three years today (third year in...
Submitted by chucky, NY
Greetings! What is lntegrated Pest Management?
Submitted by Jodi
I’m trying to determine the best scenario for attics. What is the best method of treating these? Should I use a desiccant?
Submitted by ken, FL
I saw a customer today and I asked him how his bark scorpion situation is. He told me he has been seeing some in the house and got Cy-Kick several months ago. I've serviced his house with Demon WP and he has been using his Cy-Kick as a "supplement". I did not know this until today and said to him the mixing of these two products could create a cross contamination. Your opinion, please.
Submitted by susan, NV
I have a client that has converted an old barn originally built in 1917 into a residence. Being in an agricultural setting and all the variables that go along with such – like multiple food sources, surrounding plowed fields, sheep, goats, chickens, cows, etc. – it has a major mouse and rat problem. Each time I visit, around 30 Contrac Blox are gone, about 10 a day. The site is approximatel...
Submitted by Richard, TX
I have a customer that indicates he has millions of adult drugstore beetles coming out of the kitchen sink drain. Is it possible that they breed there? If so, how would one treat it?
Submitted by Carmen, CA
Boxelder bugs are a real problem for a lot of my customers here. They get all over the sunny sides of their houses, all the way up to the second and third story, inside windows and anywhere their pesky little bodies will allow. Is there any effective way to control them?
Submitted by Jake, WA
I have a two-story commercial building that keeps having an American roach problem. I found a drain on the first floor that was open, so I asked them to cap it. It seemed to help, but the problem persists. I have sprayed with Suspend and baited with Larva-Lur, which also has helped, but I still seem to have a lot of roaches in my glue traps. Every time I go to retreat on a monthly basis, th...
Submitted by Thomas, CA
After all the changes regarding pyrethroid usage around homes, how are barrier treatments to areas mosquitoes rest during the day, such as under and on hedges, bushes, plants , etc., affected? It seems these are gray areas. I have seen new language advising to direct away from swimming pools. Is this new?
Submitted by Michael, AL
What is the best treatment for gnats and mosquitoes? The landscape has heavy foliage and I need to clear them out for a back yard wedding. Any suggestions?
Submitted by Sonny, TX