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Pest Control: Dark brown beetle infestation in our home, small brown beetle
small brown beetle: Dave, The images are too fuzzy to be certain but the shape from the side view looks like a drugstore beetle or cigarette beetle, see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/cigarette_drugstore_beetle.html. Also, see that page for control options. There s no need...

Pest Control: drywood termite lifestyle, average lifespan, wind currents
average lifespan, wind currents, swarms: Tom, Very sorry it s taken me so long to get back to you. I m out of town and just got access to the internet today. There really isn t an average lifespan of an infestation. The colony will continue to slowly grow over time as long as there is an...

Pest Control: Drywood termites/ fecal pellets, good earth pest company, subterranean termites
good earth pest company, subterranean termites, fecal pellets: Hello Paul, On the Chlordane question....My career in pest management started in 1981, at that time I believe that the label only allowed sub-soil treatments for Subterranean Termites. I really can t answer your question as to the effectiveness of the product...

Pest Control: Lavea, jack deangelis, dark specks
jack deangelis, dark specks, fuzzy ball: Danielle, Can you describe these? What I see is a large fuzzy ball with some specks that seem to make up the larger ball. Have you looked at the individual dark specks? What do they look like? Are they moving? Are you finding the larger mass throughout...

Pest Control: just moved in, seeing bugs, carpet beetle control
carpet beetle control: TSH, There are no pheromone traps for carpet beetles and most carpet beetle infestations are found in stored food like dry pet food, modern synthetic carpets are not damaged by these beetles. See http://www.livingwithbugs.com/carpet_beetle.html for background...

Pest Control: remedy for pigeon mite human infestation (D. Gallinae or simular), bird mites
bird mites: Anthony, There are several mites that infest animal nests (rodents and birds) that will bite people, see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/bird_mites.html for info and pictures. These mites are called bird mites or rodent mites or nest mites . The best...

Pest Control: Small oval dark brown bug with jagged markings, carpet beetle
carpet beetle: Krista-lee, This is not a bed bug, it is a varied carpet beetle. See http://www.livingwithbugs.com/bed_bug.html for pictures of bed bugs for comparison and see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/carpet_beetle.html for info about carpet beetles found in homes....

Pest Control: Termite Bond, pensacola fl, termiticides
pensacola fl, termiticides, ok mike: Hey Mike, Yeah, I see what you mean, if they used Termidor as a pre-treat, then I m not sure why they want to re-treat your home after only 5 years. That seems excessive to me, but there may be some reason... Did they offer you an explanation for why...

Pest Control: termites, termites
termites: Michael, Please limit your question to a single topic, many Experts here will reject multi-topic questions. (1) Some insulation contains borate (see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/boric.html) which is both a fire-retardant and insecticide. (2) Termites...

Pest Control: Termites in bathtub, termites
termites: Sharon, When you find large numbers of winged termites indoors it is probably an indication of an infestation in the walls. In your area these could be either the native subterranean termites or Formosan termites which are more damaging or even drywood...

Pest Control: Tiny dark bugs, dk brn w/ light speckles, carpet beetles
carpet beetles: Glenn, Normally with a question like this I d say please post a picture of your bug in a follow-up . But, you have provided a nearly perfect description of a varied carpet beetle (dark brown, speckled, looks like miniature lady bugs). See http://www.livingwithbugs.com/carpet_beetle.html...

Pest Control: Wood rats, allegheny woodrat, norway rats
allegheny woodrat, norway rats, wood rats: Unless you are using cage traps, the risk to chipmunks will be there. Squirrels less so. So you are saying you have rats AND chipmunks? wow. I think you will need to make a phone appointment with me. svantassel2@unl.edu I am on central time. PHotos will...

Pest Control: carpenter bees, carpenter bees
carpenter bees: Jay, Unfortunately I don t think traps will be effective in this case, see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/carpenter_bee.html for some additional info and control options. Traps work best if there are only a few bees and even then they have to be placed very...

Pest Control: Dead ants after exterimation, ant control
ant control: Ross, My guess is these originated from inside the house. The spraying seemed to be somewhat effective but this is not the best way to control ants that nest in homes. Baits work far better than sprays and the two methods can not be used together. There...

Pest Control: Droppings on a window sil, good earth pest company, pest control firms
good earth pest company, pest control firms, weep holes: Hi Richelle, It is pretty obvious that the droppings may be coming from the weep holes in the window frame. This may indicate something within the wall around that window. I hope you saved the droppings because I really can t identify them from the...

Pest Control: Could you identify this insect for me please?, jack deangelis, high humidity
jack deangelis, high humidity, bettle: Valerie, This looks like a beetle but I can t see enough detail to id further. Can you get a picture that shows the back more clearly (lighter)? I d be glad to take another look. Also, tell me where you are (city, state, country) which will help with the...

Pest Control: Natural termite elimination safe for cats and humans, good earth pest company, propylene glycol
good earth pest company, propylene glycol, termite elimination: Hi Thomas, Sorry for delay, we had a family medical emergency and as you can expect our life has been a bit rough the last couple weeks. I would not suggest using the method you found online. Certainly if all the landlord wants to do is take the out of...

Pest Control: Small Holes In Clothing, clothes moth
clothes moth: Penny, Clothes moths are the usual suspects in insect-made holes in clothing. However, holes made by these moths (see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/clothes_moth.html) are usually not perfectly round. Also, you did not say what the fabric is such as wool,...

Pest Control: suspicion of mites, bug bites
bug bites: Joan, I m guessing you are concerned about so called bird mites (also called nest mites, rodent mites and poultry mites), see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/bird_mites.html for background and a picture of the mites. These mites are fairly easy to see and...

Pest Control: Termites/wool moths, tenting, fumigation
tenting, fumigation, termites: Charlene, Tenting and fumigation for structural pests should kill all insects in the structure including clothes moths. See http://www.livingwithbugs.com/fumigation.html for general information about this method for treating structural pests. Jack DeAngelis...

Pest Control: Tiny brown bugs, bird mites
bird mites: If the nest is not occupied you can remove it and this should take care of the problem, see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/bird_mites.html for a picture of these mites and control info. Also, collect a few of the mites (use a damp cotton swab) into alcohol...

Pest Control: Tiny, Grey Bugs, mold mites
mold mites: Catherine, These could be mold mites, also called grain mites. These mites feed on mold and as such are often associated with dampness that causes mold growth. See http://www.livingwithbugs.com/mold_mites.html for a drawing and more info about these mites....

Pest Control: Follow-up Tropical Rat Mite Question, bird mites, cdc website
bird mites, cdc website, apartment management: The eggs would be very tiny, invisible except under magnification. The eggs would be laid in the nest of the host animal (rodent or bird), not on another animal such as a cat. And, this group of mites must feed on their rodent hosts to survive, not on cat...

Pest Control: ant trap, carpenter ants
carpenter ants: Sounds more like carpenter ants might be in the wall (see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/carpenter_ants.html for pictures and control information. Carpenter ants can be treated from the outside see the links on the page cited above and post a follow up if you...

Pest Control: ants, ants, kitchen
ants, kitchen: Dear Andrew, The way ants work is this: All ants have jobs to do. The job may entail excavating a new chamber in the nest, or feeding the queen(s), taking care of the younger ants (larvae), etc. Depending on the species, the ants that make up the oldest...

Pest Control: ants, ant control baits
ant control baits: Jill, Ants that invade houses often nest in the walls and ceiling rather than outside in the soil. The insecticide barriers placed outside won t do any good in this case. The best way to eliminate these colonies is with baits placed inside. Small infestations...

Pest Control: Bed bug??, jack deangelis, bed bugs
jack deangelis, bed bugs, bed bug: Jess, These are not bed bugs. These are called psocids or booklice (not related to true lice and do not bite). They are common and harmless but sometimes indicate excessive moisture since they feed on mold. They were once common in old, musty libraries...

Pest Control: Bugs !!!!, dermestid beetle
dermestid beetle: I can t see a lot of detail but I think this is the larva of one of the dermestid beetles, possibly the larder beetle. These beetles infest stored food like dry pet food. Check the area around where you find these for sources of stored food/beetle. Once found...

Pest Control: bugs, sawdust-like material
sawdust-like material: Dear Tom, Without seeing the material itself, I m inclined to believe it is either drywood termites or carpenter ants. If it s drywood termites, you d never see the critters cause they stay inside the wall. If it s carpenter ants, they are most active...

Pest Control: bugs? eggs or moth eggs, good earth pest company, moth eggs
good earth pest company, moth eggs, textile pests: Hello Sarah, You can do one of two things, you can put the tank in a plastic bag and place in the freezer for 30 days or launder it in hot soapy water. That should take care of any infestation of textile pests you may have. Check all the other clothing...

Pest Control: How to determine competence of "exterminator"?, drywood termites
drywood termites: Judith, What you describe is definitely not a competent treatment for drywood termites (see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/drywood_termite.html for standard treatment for drywood termites and what to look for). Spot treatments can only slow the spread...

Pest Control: Dirt Dauber Wasps, dirt dauber, mud dauber
dirt dauber, mud dauber, jack deangelis: Gayle, I want to make sure we are talking about the same insects. Mud daubers (dirt daubers) are a type of wasp that builds nests made of mud that are usually attached to something like a post. The wasps usually have a very narrow waist between the thorax...

Pest Control: Drain Flies in french drain, pest control operators, drain fly
pest control operators, drain fly, drain flies: Hi Cathy sorry for the delay. DF 5000 Gel is a highly selective active bacteria complex (not an insecticide) available in a convenient, ready-to-use 32 ounce container to rapidly attack and destroy the organic matter that supports drain fly development. When...

Pest Control: bugs, queen termite, massive colonies
Pest Control: bugs, queen termite, massive colonies, social insect

Pest Control: Human fleas?, flea foggers, google
flea foggers, google, rubbing alcohol: The best way to get something identified is through Extension in your county, you may have to drive to another city depending on where the Extension office is located. Once we know for sure what it is, control will be fairly easy. Jack DeAngelis ...

Pest Control: hundreds/thousands of tiny brown bugs, good earth pest company, cereal boxes
good earth pest company, cereal boxes, bleach solution: Hello Susan, Sorry for the delay, we had a new addition to the family and she decided she wanted to come early. Mom and baby are doing well but it s been a rough couple of weeks. As for your bugs..... The pictures are hard to tell what they are. But...

Pest Control: Indoor insects, drugstore beetle
drugstore beetle: Emlea, The image is a little blurry but it looks like either a cigarette beetle or closely related drugstore beetle, see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/cigarette_drugstore_beetle.html for pictures. Both beetles infest stored foods. Jack DeAngelis ...

Pest Control: skunk, skunks
skunks: Skunks under decks/porches 1. Learn the wildlife control laws in your state by contacting state wildlife officials. Links to their sites can be found here http://icwdm.org/VendorsService/Default1.aspx 2. If trapping is legal, then use 7x7x24 or larger...

Pest Control: spiders, spider traps
spider traps: Jeannie, The best way to eliminate any of the wandering-type spiders in homes is with sticky traps, see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/spider_tp.html for home-made and commercial traps. Place traps along walls behind furniture, replace when they become full...

Pest Control: termites, termites
termites: Sharon, This does not sound like a normal termite situation. Take a look at these pages http://www.livingwithbugs.com/termite.html for general information. Have you had the termite you found identified? If you post a picture of this area of the tub I d...

Pest Control: Worm or caterpillar?, ground floor apartments, rain showers
ground floor apartments, rain showers, organic debris: This is a millipede rather than a centipede. Millipedes feed on plant material or organic debris. When they occur in homes it is usually because they have been driven inside by either too much water or very dry conditions. It could be as simple as over-watering...

Pest Control: bell hornets, jack deangelis, hornets nest
jack deangelis, hornets nest, yellowjacket: David, This can be very difficult since you don t have access to the nest, to treat it directly, and these wasps are not attracted to the yellowjacket baits (see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/yellowjacket_bait.html) that are effective for other species....

Pest Control: Bird mites, Bird mite control, Kill Bird Mites
Bird mite control, Kill Bird Mites, Kill Mites: Hey Kelli! I am so sorry for your troubles! I know there is a easy do it yourself fix for this. Since you have already ID d the problem pest. We need to treat it accurately and safely for your family! I would go with Bedlam Insecticide, and Steri-Fab....

Pest Control: bugs, Carpet Beetles, Carpet beetle control
Carpet Beetles, Carpet beetle control, pest control: OK! I am almost positive these are Carpet Beetle s, more specifically the larvae! The great thing is they are treated the same way! I would use Trapper LTD Mouse/Insect Glue Boards, and Suspend SC insecticide spray. Source: a href= http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/carpet-beetles-c-141.html...

Pest Control: foreign pesticide migration, pesticide migration, high heaven
pesticide migration, high heaven, insecticide: Catherine, The strong smell of older generation insecticides was often the carrier rather than the insecticide itself. Because of this it is probably not possible to id the material based on smell alone and a chemical analysis would be prohibitively expensive....

Pest Control: Help!, drugstore beetles, drugstore beetle
drugstore beetles, drugstore beetle, jack deangelis: Susy, This is a beetle, possibly one of the so called stored product beetles such as the cigarette or drugstore beetles (see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/cigarette_drugstore_beetle.html). Since they infest stored foods (including dry pet food) that s...

Pest Control: insect control, Silverfish control, silverfish pest control
Silverfish control, silverfish pest control, natural pest control: Hello Ben! Silver fish like to eat starchy foods, cereals, moist wheat flour, glue on book bindings and wallpaper, starch in clothing made of cotton or rayon fabric; outdoor individuals eat lichens They are also super attracted to Green Dragon Roach...

Pest Control: Mini roach?, wood roaches, american roach
wood roaches, american roach, roach killer: Hi Chris, Check Florida wood cockroach,It is of the roach family i suggest an inspection by a licensed pest control operator to help you further. Pictures and size can be very confusing when looking or comparing bugs online for identification. There is great...

Pest Control: moth or insect, moth larva, webbing clothes moth
moth larva, webbing clothes moth, reddish hairs: Hi Lana, Looks like a clothes moth The Webbing Clothes Moth is the most commonly encountered clothes moth in the United States, found in all states. The body and wings of the adult are uniformly buff colored and its head has lightly reddish hairs on top. The...

Pest Control: Mouse problem, Mice control, Rat control
Mice control, Rat control, Rat pest control: Hey Megan! There is a great indication that your do have Mice or Rats, yes rats. They are only active in the night so it would be hard to find them during the day but evidence of the droppings and nests are enough. There are two types of rats, one being...

Pest Control: Paper Wasp Nest, paper wasp nest, jack deangelis
paper wasp nest, jack deangelis, paper wasps: Bill, A small paper wasp nest can be safely knocked down as you describe. You can do it during the day or night. Paper wasps are not very aggressive, at least compared to yellowjacket wasps (see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/yellowjacket_wasps.html). ...

Pest Control: Refinishing an antique couch, drywood termites
drywood termites: It is hard to tell size from the images but these could be drywood fecal pellets. It is unlikely that termites will move from the piece to other areas but to be safe consider wrapping/sealing it in heavy plastic sheeting when not working on it. Also, take...

Pest Control: silverfish, silverfish
silverfish: Theo, Silverfish are very common especially in damp climates. While they can damage paper it does not promote infestation. See http://www.livingwithbugs.com/silverfish_firebrats.html for general information about these insects. Make sure you have identified...

Pest Control: silverfish or firebrats, Silverfish control, silverfish pest control
Silverfish control, silverfish pest control, natural pest control: Hey Charles, It can take anywhere from a week in a half(7-10 days) to 2 months for the eggs to hatch. The female can lay over 50 eggs at a time and usually lays over 100 in its short lifetime. The newly hatched are whitish, but develop a grayish hue...

Pest Control: Small roach like bug, cockroaches, cockroach
cockroaches, cockroach, roaches: Hi, Well you have asked the right person! The funny thing about Cockroaches or Roaches is that they go through many nymph phases. They can have as many as 13! Most roaches share a similar characteristics as they mature. This just shouts brown banded...

Pest Control: Tiny black bugs, spring tails, pest control
spring tails, pest control, bug guy: Hey Jennifer! Sorry for the delay! There must have been technical issues. But with a picture I can not narrow down this critter to one species. My best guess is to say they are springtails, the larvae of a insect in transition, and quiet possibly a...

Pest Control: Wasp infestation, How to get rid of wasps, how to kill wasps
How to get rid of wasps, how to kill wasps, pest control: Hey Randy! Wasp are a nasty pest to have in the home. They can sting as many times as they want, sting for no reason, and are potentially very dangerous. These guys can come alone or from a colony. Good thing is that yes, this is treatable. IF it is...

Pest Control: Wasp nest above drop ceiling, Wasp control, Wasp Pest control
Wasp control, Wasp Pest control, Kill wasp: Hey Tyrone, They may still find a way inside, so just to be safe I would spray the area with an insecticide to prevent them from entering again. I think that was a awesome and clever idea to seal the entry for the wasps! I would now remove the nest...

Pest Control: bed bug infestation, laundry detergent, chemical insecticides
laundry detergent, chemical insecticides, problem asap: Hi Amadeus, I can There are several chemicals that are active ingredients in bed bug pesticides. The list includes bifenthrin, cyflurthrin, deltamethrin, esfenvalerate and permethrin. All of these are pyrethroids, or chemical insecticides that share...

Pest Control: booklice on musical instrument!!, jack deangelis, dry pet food
jack deangelis, dry pet food, booklice: Jade, Since booklice feed on mold they usually indicate excess moisture. They won t damage your instrument nor will they harm anything else in the apartment. They can occasionally infest stored food like dry pet food. The best solution is to reduce moisture...

Pest Control: Bugs, How to get rid of Weevils, weevils
How to get rid of Weevils, weevils, problems: Hey Kirsty! This appears to be a weevil! How does it get in? This beetle is not a typical house pest. They are commonly found on shrubs or trees. The like other insects they may accidently catch a ride on you and travel into the home, because most...

Pest Control: How to choose the right pest control company., Choosing the right pest control firm, roaches
Choosing the right pest control firm, roaches: Dear Kayla, Getting rid of roaches requires a thorough understanding of their habits and biology as well as a bunch of time and effort. In my opinion it is something that is best left to professionals. So, my advice is to hire a good pest control company...

Pest Control: fleas in bathtub, flea control
flea control: e, It is common for fleas to carry over from one tenant to the next in apartments if the previous occupant had an infestation (see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/fleas.html for general info about fleas and flea control). It is also possible that the origin...

Pest Control: fleas in bathtub, Flea control, Flea pest control
Flea control, Flea pest control, How to get rid of fleas: Hey E! Flea s are masters of surviving treatments! Though you have treated the home once, it doesn t mean they all were killed sadly. The eggs are protected from the insecticides. I have a helpful video for you to watch! You can do it yourself an save...

Pest Control: fleas fleas and ... sadly more fleas, flea control
flea control: Jeannie, The best treatment for fleas is to first treat the host animals (your dogs in this case) then treat the living space or nest of the animal. You ll never get fleas under control until you treat the host animals. See http://www.livingwithbugs.com/fleas.html...

Pest Control: Flies on the patio, Flies; questions; bug guy; spray repellent; light traps
Flies; questions; bug guy; spray repellent; light traps: Fly lights: Fly light traps are the perfect alternative to chemical sprays because flies (and other bugs) find them irresistible. There are both indoor and outdoor Fly lights. Well worth the cost, restaurants usually buy these to keep them off of customers....

Pest Control: flying lice, mysterious bug bites
mysterious bug bites: Harsha, Lice don t have any wings so it must be something else. Here s a list of insects and mites that bite people http://www.livingwithbugs.com/unknown_bug_bites.html and some things that can be mistaken for bug bites. Look the list over and see if anything...

Pest Control: Lawn pest?, dirt mounds, ant mounds
dirt mounds, ant mounds, worm castings: Hey Lee! These photos confirm my worm theory! The mud mounds or dirt mounds are called worm castings. This is another word for worm feces. The feces of a worm is rich and cleaned dirt. This is a good thing! I would just keep an eye out for other lawn...

Pest Control: Small caterpillar type critters, complete metamorphosis, pest control company
complete metamorphosis, pest control company, rubbing alcohol: Dear David, They re the immature life stage of an insect that undergoes complete metamorphosis - the question is, which insect. I d collect several specimens (put em in rubbing alcohol) and call a local pest control company to come and look at the...

Pest Control: Tree Squirrels, cage traps, door traps
cage traps, door traps, gray squirrels: Controlling Gray Squirrels The best way is to place the plants in a protective cage. But since most people won t do that, additional information follows. What not to do!! Don’t bother with those silly ultrasonic devices. There is no scientific evidence...

Pest Control: Wasps, wasp freeze, bait traps
wasp freeze, bait traps, bug guy: Joe, I would get a preventative spray on the site I referred you too. I would also get the wasp killer. The bad thing about other home owners not keeping a will groomed home does unfortunately mean more work for you. I had to go out at least once or...

Pest Control: White scale on the back of a holly tree leaves., Red mites; pest infestation; domyownpestcontrol
Red mites; pest infestation; domyownpestcontrol: Hey James! White spots/scales that develop on the undersides of the holly leaves are a direct result from the pest infestation of Southern red mites. The mites commonly form webs on the undersides of leaves. Though this infestation begins as a cosmetic...

Pest Control: Bird Mites, chiggers, red bug
chiggers, red bug, harvest mite: Hi Tony! Mites are actually in the Arachnids class Chelicerata. Which yes they are closely related to spiders. The mites have four basic life stages: egg, larva, nymph, and adult Mites that feed on plants or specific animal hosts will not be able to...

Pest Control: Drywood Termite Swarm!, drywood termites
drywood termites: These do sound like winged termites but there are several different species including drywoods. My guess is they are emerging from a colony in the structure rather than from outside. Winged termites don t normally enter through windows or doors. See http://www.livingwithbugs.com/drywood_termite.html...

Pest Control: Household pest in Corona Del Mar,CA, jack deangelis, seed weevil
jack deangelis, seed weevil, corona del mar: Dan, This is a weevil, possibly a grain or seed weevil. These weevils infest whole grains like corn, wheat or rice so they are usually associated with grain storage areas. Sometimes these grains are also used as stuffing for, for example, bean bags. The...

Pest Control: Mites from Nest, bird nites, mysterious bites
bird nites, mysterious bites: Angie, I think what you are experiencing may have started with bird mites but is now something else. Bird mites do not establish infestations in homes and we can t serve as a host (see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/bird_mites.html). Since these are fairly...

Pest Control: Roaches, cockroach control
cockroach control: Ron, In warm climates like S. Cal. cockroaches can live outside but more often roaches are confined to buildings. These are tropical insects so don t do well in dry/cold areas. See http://www.livingwithbugs.com/cockroaches.html for general info about roaches...

Pest Control: Serious infestion in backyard, clover mites, bird mites
clover mites, bird mites, cotton swab: Your best option is to collect a few (use a damp cotton swab or Q-tip) in a small vial of alcohol. The sample can be taken to your county extension office in Tucson for id. You can find the local office in the phone book or www.extension.org. Jack DeAngelis...

Pest Control: sugar ants, ant control baits
ant control baits: Mary, The best way to control ants is with baits, not sprays. It sounds like your infestation is large enough that borate-based baits like Terro won t work so you ll need the gel-type baits (see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/ant_bait.html). You can do the...

Pest Control: Termite Termiticide and Treatment, Termidor versus Altriset
Termidor versus Altriset: Dear Will, First, let s discuss the two termiticides you re considering. The active ingredient in Termidor has been in use since the 80s and has shown consistent, reliable results. The active ingredient in Altriset was registered in 2008. And although...

Pest Control: tiny white/yellow mites, mold mites
mold mites: New construction is often damp as building materials dry out. Nowadays green lumber is used for framing as well as paints contain large amounts of water. Also, the water from the dryer could be causing mold. You best option may be to sweep up the mites for...

Pest Control: Tunnels with no mounds, moles, voles
moles, voles, pocket gophers: Moles don t always mound. Mounds are the result of deep tunnels because they have to manually bring the soil to the surface. Pocket gophers ALWAYS leave mounds. You didn t give any measurements of the hole. Details on hole identification can be found at...

Pest Control: Bookloce/psocids
With booklice and psocids, there is no “main” nest. Typically they’ll live close to moisture hiding in cracks and crevices alongside the worse areas of the problem. And like many other pests, once they get populated enough, they’ll migrate out into the surrounding...

Pest Control: styroform worms, carpenter ants, foam board
carpenter ants, foam board: Lloyd, I would guess carpenter ants as they will construct nests in insulation foam. Does the damage look like tunnels or larger cavities. Is there any debris associated with the damage. Have you noticed the large carpenter ants (see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/carpenter_ants.html...

Pest Control: Tiny Bugs In Kitchen Sink, mites
mites: Could be one of the bird mites so take a look at this page http://www.livingwithbugs.com/bird_mites.html for a description. Most mites don t move as fast as you describe so I m having trouble coming up with some guesses. The other mite found around sinks are...

Pest Control: lice etc.
Hey Doreen, First I am so sorry you are having these issues. The best thing to do is clean as well as you can and use mold clean, and for the insects use steri fab! The links below lead you to the products you need. Mold is a dangerous thing to let...

Pest Control: Tub bugs
Hey RAVEN! Thank you so much for this question. There is no need to worry! This is very common. These are most definitely drain fly larvae! They can get into even the cleanest bath rooms and lay eggs in the drains. They can spring up from out of nowhere....

Pest Control: Bed bug???, bed bugs
bed bugs: Jayson, Sorry but this does look like a bed bug, here s another pic http://www.livingwithbugs.com/bed_bug.html for comparison. There s no reason to panic. Follow the steps here http://www.livingwithbugs.com/bed_bug2.html and you can probably deal with this...

Pest Control: Kitchen Pests
Collect it if you can in alcohol so that it can be examined more carefully. A pest control company or your local county Extension office should be able to do an id on it. Once the id is confirmed then you can decide on next steps. If you don t find any more...

Pest Control: pest in my vermicompost
Hey Heidi! These are soldier flies! They do reproduce quickly and love compost. The larvae and flies thrive in compost and are good at breaking down garbage. I understand you want to get rid of them so this is what I would do: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/ecovia-ec-p-9660.html...

Pest Control: Spider
Hey Alex! Well rest easy! This spider is not dangerous. There are tons of species of spiders and only 4 or 5 arguably are dangerous to humans. I would just put out glue boards in the high traffic areas you find the spiders the most. I would also remove...

Pest Control: Teeny, tiny black bugs
I am almost certain that these have to be spring-tails. The spring-tail insect can be almost unidentifiable because of its small size! The rain and moisture are keys to the emergence. Even without a picture I am almost certain of this. Occasionally, springtails...

Pest Control: Alterative bait, rat bait, pepperoni
rat bait, pepperoni, sqft: For mice, try caramel, string, cotton, and blind sets. Blind sets are unbaited traps set where mice will trigger them by walking. Expanded triggers work best. Blind sets also effective for rats. For rats, you have to be patient. They are neophobic which...

Pest Control: ANT PROBLEM..., carpenter ants, mold fungus
carpenter ants, mold fungus, black ants: Hi Bob, Sorry about the delay in getting back to you, but I am swamped with work right now- it s been quite a season. As a matter of fact, one of the biggest problems this year seems to be carpenter ants. One reason the barrier treatment may not be effective...

Pest Control: ANTS EVERYWHERE!, honey raspberry, foraging ants
honey raspberry, foraging ants, powdered egg: Jessica, thank you for your inquiry about persistent ants. It would help to know the species. Apart from identification, I recommend that you immediately stop spraying. You have a large ant distribution, possibly stressed to the point of colony splitting...

Pest Control: Animal in the Wall?, center city philadelphia, national pest management association
center city philadelphia, national pest management association, national pest management: Hello Andrew, There are a few things to consider. The first is to rule out that some kind of animal has died under the home if there is a subarea. If this is the case you can remove it yourself, call a janitorial/deodorization company or a pest management...

Pest Control: Animals in the attick, wildlife damage inspection handbook, hole gap
wildlife damage inspection handbook, hole gap, squirrel golf: You have asked several questions in one here so I will have to make this a long response. First step is to figure out what problem(s)you have before you can embark on a solution. Inspection for unknown animal First, look on the outside of your house....

Pest Control: Ant control, granular ant bait, pharoah ants
granular ant bait, pharoah ants, common ants: Hi Brison, Best thing for the ants is a granular ant bait that can be spread on the turf and in the beds around the perimeter. It should help to reduce the population, and needs to be repeated on a regular basis. Product label should indicate quantity and...

Pest Control: Ant hills and holes in front yard........., control of ants, insect powder
control of ants, insect powder, exit holes: Dave, Many of the ants that infest your yard will never become a household problem. There are exceptions. Control of ants in your yard (if needed, or desired) will be done best with a granular poison or bait. A good granular product for this purpose is Demand...

Pest Control: Ant problem, soda straws, syringe applicators
soda straws, syringe applicators, drain pipes: Hi Jose, You may be able to purchase ant bait gel in syringe applicators at Home Depot or Lowes. These are sugar-based baits with a boric acid active ingredient. Most ants are attracted to the gel, and it will usually control the ants, even eliminate them....

Pest Control: Ants, bonnieville kentucky, optonline net
bonnieville kentucky, optonline net, sideing: Hi Dan, It sounds like the house is built into a rise or a small hill in that corner, and I m not clear on the wooden floor and joist part of your message. I know you must understand how difficult it is to picture the setup, but I ll try to help. The...

Pest Control: Ants, colony of ants, target pest
colony of ants, target pest, granular product: Hi Sandy. If you think that there is a nest around the plants, you might try a granular pesticide. It s not natural but if you follow the label instrucions, it might work quite well in this type of area. Your local home improvement store should sell some kind...

Pest Control: Ants, professional exterminators, cooperative extension office
professional exterminators, cooperative extension office, kaufman texas: Hi Karla, Considering the number of ant species and the various types indigenous to different parts of the country, your best bet is to gather some sample ants, put them in a pill bottle with a cotton swab wet with isopropyl rubbing alcohol, and contacting...

Pest Control: Ants, large black ants, carpenter ants
large black ants, carpenter ants, insectide: Hi Stacie. Carpenter ants - and all ants - only have wings when the reproductives are ready to leave to form new colonies. So the majority of the time they dont have them. However, they dont usually nest like you are describing. They nest in trees. I...

Pest Control: Ants, odorous house ants, ant type
odorous house ants, ant type, argentine ant: Sharon, Ants are a nation wide problem. What is a little weird is the ants are different ants in different areas of the country. In the east and south east many times the problem is Odorous house ants, in Florida- White footed ant, other areas- Argentine...

Pest Control: Ants, dry dog food, nest area
dry dog food, nest area, food bowl: Hi Kathryn, This happens all the time, and it can be solved. First thing to do is to make sure that the area around the food bowl gets cleaned up regularly, and all crumbs are vacuumed up from cracks and crevices. Second, go to Home Depot or Lowes...

Pest Control: Ants, common ants, different types of ants
common ants, different types of ants, types of ants: Hi Lisa, There is one more step you can take- bring several of the ants to be identified by an entomologist. You can find one in your area by calling a local pest control company, or by finding out where your closest cooperative extension office is. Knowing...

Pest Control: Ants, professional pest control companies, california cooperative extension
professional pest control companies, california cooperative extension, cooperative extension office: Hi Joan, I don t like to guess at what I can t see, and you may be dealing with an ant type that I m not familiar with. Best bet, to get the best information, is to try to capture several ants, in good condition, put them in a pill bottle with a cotton...

Pest Control: Ants, southern fire ant, bull ants
southern fire ant, bull ants, red imported fire ant: Hi, you could probably eliminate that particular colony in your yard but it doesn t mean that there won t be problems in the future. Ants can be very vagrant so future problems are almost inevitable. In Vegas, we have a Native Southern Fire Ant and very...

Pest Control: Ants, large black ants, landscaping timbers
large black ants, landscaping timbers, carpenter ant: Hi Jeffery. From your description, this could be a Carpenter Ant. I would say the odds are even better if they are mainly seen at night. If so, finding the nests of this ant is critical. When you see them, put out some diluted honey and watch where they...

Pest Control: Ants, large black ants, granular ant bait
large black ants, granular ant bait, carpenter ants: Hi Jeffery, Large black ants, at this early time in the season, are probably carpenter ants. Of course, this also depends on your location. Here in the north, carpenter ants are prevalent during the summer and into the fall. Further south, especially in...

Pest Control: Ants, black ants, ant tips
black ants, ant tips, social insects: Hi Lee. With an ant problem, it is very important to try and figure out what species it is. Your local Deptartment of Agriculture should offer a free pest identification and possibly some helpful treatments as well. This is probably my best advice and the...

Pest Control: Ants and Boric Acid, exo skeleton, target species
exo skeleton, target species, social insects: Yes, it pits their exo-skeleton and dries them out. Of course, you would need them to physically contact the material in order for it to work. It is thought that ants can steer clear of certain formulations of boric acid. If I remember correctly the active...

Pest Control: Ants in basement after flood, saskatoon saskatchewan canada, 8 month old babies
saskatoon saskatchewan canada, 8 month old babies, crevice tool: Hi Marty, Sorry to hear about the flood, and wish you rapid success in recovering. Mother nature can really throw some curves at you. My instincts tell me that many of the ants were washed into the house with the floodwaters, as the water will saturate...

Pest Control: Ants at my Camp, carpenter ant bait, new brunswick canada
carpenter ant bait, new brunswick canada, mold fungus: Hi Scott, It sounds like you are dealing with a variety of carpenter ant as they are attracted to the mold fungus that develops in damp wood, and will chop out the interior of the wood to create nesting galleries. For the perimeter, go to a home center...

Pest Control: Ants controls and roaches, asthma sufferer, plastic syringes
asthma sufferer, plastic syringes, dangerous approach: Hello Hector, With that problem, and an asthma sufferer, selecting the right materials is very important. The bait stations like Combat or Raid Max are good, and they are totally safe as they are a feeding station only, and no chemicals are released into...

Pest Control: Ants in house, electronic pest repellers, carpenter ants
electronic pest repellers, carpenter ants, dead ants: Sonia: Please visit your local pest supply store or, you will find the Bug Stop in our website as a link and can forward my e-mail so that they can communicate with you and send the requested product to you via UPS. Please keep me posted, I d like to know...

Pest Control: Ants indoors, carpenter ants, dead ants
carpenter ants, dead ants, kinds of ants: Hi Brianna, There are several kinds of ants these could be. Carpenter ants could nest in the house. You would see sawdust where they are nesting becasue they do not eat the wood - only excavate it for nesting. Have you seen any? Also, carpenter ants are...

Pest Control: Ants, how to get rid of carpenter ants, plumbing leaks
how to get rid of carpenter ants, plumbing leaks, mold fungus: Hi Colleen, My apology for the delay, but things can get quite hectic. Carpenter ants are generally associated with moisture and leaks, and my first suggestion is to find any leaks or damp structural wood and correct the problem. Carpenter ants smell...

Pest Control: Armadillos, animal damage control, armadillo damage
animal damage control, armadillo damage, digging holes: Armadillos There are not any federally registered repellents for armadillos at this time, that I am aware of. Essentially, the best way to “repel” them from your property is to exclude them with a fence. Otherwise, the technique is to reduce the population...

Pest Control: Asian beetles, oriental cockroaches, asian beetles
oriental cockroaches, asian beetles, optonline net: Hi Rick, Thanks for the clarification- I now understand, and I found a link that can probably explain it as well, or better, than I might. The work s already been done, so here s the link: http://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm/iiin/ladybeetles.html If you...

Pest Control: Attraction, food stuffs, food level
food stuffs, food level, vermin control: Rats will eat almost anything. Mice, prefer grains. It is easier to just make sure that all food stuffs are kept under wraps. but understand that while food control is very important, you can still have vermin problems as it can be very hard to bring the food...

Pest Control: abundance of flies in yard, isopropyl rubbing alcohol, insect samples
isopropyl rubbing alcohol, insect samples, cooperative extension office: Hi Lorrie, Really sorry about the delay in answering your question, but this season has me working absurd hours just trying to handle the work. I sometimes can t get into the mail for several days. If the flies were occurring indoors, I might be able...

Pest Control: animal destroying patio cushions!, coyote urine, patio cushions
coyote urine, patio cushions, population reduction: This is the second question I got on this subject within a couple of weeks. It is certainly sounding like squirrels. Here are some tips. It isn t a lot but it will at least save you from doing what won t work. Squirrels tearing up furniture Don t waste...

Pest Control: animsl ID, perimeter trench, wire edges
perimeter trench, wire edges, pea stone: Tom-- Purchase galvanized wire lath. Dig a perimeter trench around the deck at base of deck below the extension so that you have a one foot deep trench. Bend two lengths of wire. The first should have a 6 length facing inward, its vertical side attached...

Pest Control: ant killer, natural food sources, ant mounds
natural food sources, ant mounds, agriculture state: Hi Todd. The biggest trick to eliminate ants, is to identify which species you are dealing with and then bait accordingly. Your local DOA (Department of Agriculture) should offer a free pest identification and probably even some control tips. Here is a web...

Pest Control: ant problem w/ house rabbits, ant problem, bunnies
ant problem, bunnies, ants: Hi Lesa, I would definitely go with the ant baits like Terro. Follow the directions on the label and it should take care of the problem. They may come back so just use the terro again. Expect lots of ants at first but after a few days you will see less...

Pest Control: ants, granular ant bait, julie burroughs
granular ant bait, julie burroughs, new york city department of education: Hi Julie, Really sorry about the delay in getting back to you- my workday includes two jobs. I m full-time even during the summer with New York City Department of Education, and the pest control is evenings and weekends, and some time has to be reserved...

Pest Control: ants, spectricide, trash cans
spectricide, trash cans, dirty dishes: Hi. Did you notice them go for your bait? If so, spend some time watching where they go with the it. By following them, you should hopefully be able to find the nest. If the nest is located, you can try to place the bait right at the nest, soil drench it or...

Pest Control: ants, southern fire ant, ant tips
southern fire ant, ant tips, water leaks: Hi. The fact that they are getting into the cat food tells me that they might be a protein feeding ant. Around here, this type of ant is typically a Native Southern Fire Ant. Baiting programs are very successful for this species. The fact that they are going...

Pest Control: ants, ant tips, ant spray
ant tips, ant spray, trash cans: Hi. There isn t a one size fits all treatment for ants. The most effective program first involves knowing exactly what species of ant you are dealing with. Your local DOA (Department of Agriculture) should provide a free pest identification service and...

Pest Control: ants, pavement ants, dead ants
pavement ants, dead ants, national pest control: Hi. i don;t believe replacing the patio will solve the problem. You need to find the nest and destroy it. Now, the physical act of putting in the patio may do this but I can t guarantee it. Insects will come in any crack or crevice looking for food and...

Pest Control: ants, pavement ants, pavement ant
pavement ants, pavement ant, type of ants: Dave, Ants are a real problem all over the country. However the type of ants differ from area to area. In the eastern part of Virginia for example it is the odourous house ant that is the major problem. In your area you also have the odourous house ant....

Pest Control: ants, pavement ants, ant bait
pavement ants, ant bait, best bet: Hi Dave, its good to keep the terro out all the time. You will know it is working if the ants gradually get less in number visiting the bait. There will be less and less each day after about the third day. You can out the Bayer product down, but it is doubtful...

Pest Control: ants, pesticide application, insect control
pesticide application, insect control, ant hills: Ryan, As with any insect control the first place to start is with a POSITIVE ID. After you have identified the pest then the appropriate pesticide application, type of product, etc. Can be established. If the ants, (such as fireants) have multiple queens,...

Pest Control: ants, garden spray, wettable powders
garden spray, wettable powders, spectracide: Hi Gwen, If the ants have become that severe, my first instinct is to tell you to call in a pro to identify the type(s) of ants and recommend a course of treatment. However, if you want to try it yourself, here are a few ideas. Spray the tree with a...

Pest Control: ants, pooper scooper, red ants
pooper scooper, red ants, fire ants: Hi Susan, I m afraid I am not going to be able to give you the answer you are looking for. You won t ever be able to totally get rid of them. It will always be a battle because ants a generally territorial so more will move in. Maybe not to the degree you...

Pest Control: ants, soil insects, sugar ants
soil insects, sugar ants, ant problem: Gooooo Dawgs! If the scout ants disappear then they have deemed you unacceptable grin . At this point I think I would just spray around the foundation with an insecticide labeled for soil insects. Spray about three feet up the foundation wall too. This...

Pest Control: ants, household insecticide, stomach poison
household insecticide, stomach poison, hair balls: Hi Natalia. the ants are looking for food and water. I can t tell you what kind of ants they re without seeing them. You can take a sample, to your local County extension Office for an identification. I wouldn t use boric acid where the cats can get it...

Pest Control: ants, citronella ants, yellow ants
citronella ants, yellow ants, yellow ant: Hi, Here are two links to an article on these ants, aka Citronella ants. The solutions are explained in the article. http://www.pestcontrolmag.com/pestcontrol/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=11110 http://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm/iiin/alarery.html Between...

Pest Control: ants, buzz fly, winged ants
buzz fly, winged ants, black ants: Hi Rie, The only ant that should cause structural damage is the carpenter ant. The workers are generally at least 1/2 inch in length, more than double what you are finding. They can also be identified by the mandibles (jaws) in front of their mouths, and...

Pest Control: ants, empty spray bottle, tiny ants
empty spray bottle, tiny ants, proper bait: Hi, ants are a very tricky indoor problem to treat. It is very important to identify what species you are up against. Your State Department of Agriculture probably provides a free identification service. Here is a link for all 50 states... http://www.statelocalgov.net/50states-agriculture.htm...

Pest Control: ants, proper safety equipment, ant spray
proper safety equipment, ant spray, exact species: Hi Bob. With an ant problem, it is very important to try and figure out what species it is. Your local Deptartment of Agriculture should offer a free pest identification and possibly some helpful treatments as well. This is probably my best advice and the...

Pest Control: ants, proper safety equipment, granular insecticide
proper safety equipment, granular insecticide, ant spray: Hi. With an ant problem, it is very important to try and figure out what species it is. Your local Deptartment of Agriculture should offer a free pest identification and possibly some helpful treatments as well. This is probably my best advice and the most...

Pest Control: ants, big black ants, ant bait
big black ants, ant bait, pest identification: Unfortunately big black ants doesn t really tell me much. The key to ant control and/or elimination is identifying which species of ant you have and then using an appropriate ant bait for that species. Your local Department of Agriculture should provide...

Pest Control: ants, big black ants, trash piles
big black ants, trash piles, compost piles: Hi, I think you mean centipedes? The best method for controlling centipedes is to remove as many of their harborage areas as possible. Try to get rid of stuff like trash piles, compost piles, rocks, wood or other materials that might lay around the yard for...

Pest Control: ants in my dash, buick park ave, e mail address
buick park ave, e mail address, george manning: Dear Terileona: Not knowing where you live, I ll refer to warmer climates where ants will still be active. During Fall, and continuing into Winter where warm enough, I recommend that you use a carbohydrate bait in preference to a protein bait. Visit a...

Pest Control: ants in drains, bath drains, little buggers
bath drains, little buggers, social insects: Hi, the first key to solving any ant problem is proper identification. Your local Department of Agriculture should provide a free identification service. Once identified, you local agency could probably even provide advice for that particular species. Here...

Pest Control: ants in the fall, species of ants, household materials
species of ants, household materials, cooperative extension service: Hi Molly, It s possible to blame the sudden activity on the fact that we are experiencing a warmer than usual autumn, but it is difficult to say what the exact cause might be. Also, there are hundreds of species of ants, and quite frankly, there are materials...

Pest Control: ants in grass, grass seeds, new grass
grass seeds, new grass, ant hills: The product label will have the specific info you need for that chemical. Typically, there might be something mentioned like wet the granules down and let that area dry before kids/pets can re-enter the area. But again, there are some granules that don t require...

Pest Control: ants in house, cold winter weather, black ants
cold winter weather, black ants, egg experiment: Dear Colleen: It would be helpful to know where you live. There are so many ant species that invade homes, their habitats can vary, their food preferences vary, and their colony reproductive rate can be a factor. Multiple queens as opposed to a single...

Pest Control: ants inside the house, red fire ants, household pests
red fire ants, household pests, black ants: It s hard to guess over the internet but it sounds consistent with the size, color and behavior of an Argentine ant. Your DOA (Dept. of Ag) should still provide a free pest identification, even if their site appears to be more focused on farm pests. I would...

Pest Control: ants in yard, grass seeds, milky spore
grass seeds, milky spore, granular bait: Hi Lou, This seems to be a universal problem, and I hear this question, with slight variation, all the time. My best recommendation for this is to use a granular and bait around the lawn and perimeter of the house. There are several available at home and...

Pest Control: ants, carpenter ant bait, large black ants
carpenter ant bait, large black ants, cat litter box: Hi Nancy, At this time of year we begin to see major activity by carpenter ants, and the very large ones, 1/2 inch or more in length, usually are that type. One way to positively identify them is to look in front of their heads and see if they have mandibles-...

Pest Control: armadillo problem, animal damage control, armadillos
animal damage control, armadillos, health threats: Armadillos If you have armadillos you have three options. First is to fence the area so they can t get in. Second is to remove the grubs and worms so they don t have any food to attract them. This will be difficult to find a chemical to remove the worms....

Pest Control: BATS, bat guano, self contained breathing apparatus
bat guano, self contained breathing apparatus, personal protective equipment: Hi Felicia, this question is really out of my area of expertise. I would contact you local state fish and game dept - wildlife division to see if they have any suggestions. Also, in Georgia we have a wildlife federation that provides some information too....

Pest Control: Baby rabbit brought into house by our cat, baby rabbit, place water
baby rabbit, place water, final move: I would simply place a trap in front of the opening and use a broom to push the bunny toward the trap. If that is too difficult, place water and food inside the trap so the bunny gets caught. Barricade the area so the rabbit doesn t have a choice but to inside...

Pest Control: Barn Wood-Powder Post Beetles, george manning, parallel walls
george manning, parallel walls, tim bor: Brian-- There are a number of techniques available but the one that would be most abrupt would be for you to create a kind of a temporary build out; whereby, you place a heater and set it not to exceed 110 degrees Fahrenheit. You would use the wainscot...

Pest Control: Basement camel crickets follow up, camel crickets, camel cricket
camel crickets, camel cricket, cricket problem: Bill, The Product suggested Demand CS is registered as a restricted product in NY according to the label.This only means that a professional can purchases and use and must maintain records of such use. It can also mean that the product has limited use per...

Pest Control: Bat in crawl space, crawl space, rabies
crawl space, rabies, living space: Need more information. Where are you located, as in what state? How long have you noticed the bat? the bat could just be living there to rest on its migration further south. Leaving a light on could just force the bat into a darker area. Trust you are...

Pest Control: Bat dung, bat dung, accurate response
bat dung, accurate response, throat pain: To be honest I don t feel comfortable providing you with any type of answer to this question. There are too many variables and I could not produce an legitimate/accurate response to the question without first inspecting the home. I suggest that you call...

Pest Control: Bat Estimate, cedar siding, long term solution
cedar siding, long term solution, vinyl siding: Hi Dave You are on the right track. Excluding bats is the only long-term solution to this type of problem. That price appears to be in the ballpark for that style of house. However there are a couple things that concern me about what you wrote. The...

Pest Control: Bat Removal, animal damage control, bat scat
animal damage control, bat scat, bat exclusion: Bat Exclusion: The best way to rid your house of bats is to exclude them. Essentially this requires you or the worker to find all entrances bats are presently using to enter and exit your house. Then they close off all other non-used but potential holes...

Pest Control: Bat removal, bat removal, slippery material
bat removal, slippery material, bitter apple: Patrick There is very little that can be done to prevent a free-raning bat from roosting on the side of a chimney. If you covered the area with some type of unpleasant or slippery material the bat will probably just more over a foot and continue to roost...

Pest Control: Bats, fungal spores, bat exclusion
fungal spores, bat exclusion, wire mesh: NO. I would strongly encourage you NOT to do any sealing of holes unless you 1. learn where they are getting in 2. know how to construct a one-way door for each of those used openings and 3. can secure all other potentially used but unused openings....

Pest Control: Bats, bat exclusion, bat removal
bat exclusion, bat removal, removal specialist: Kay There is very little that can be done to prevent bats from landing on a specific area. If you re getting droppings and urine they are probably roosting in this area or behind your rake-boards. If this is the case you need to get the bats out of this area...

Pest Control: Bats, bat conservation international, bats
bat conservation international, bats, home index: Hi Stephanie Getting bats out of a home can be a very complicated task. There are a lot of factors that must be considered. I suggest that you take a look at Bat Conservation International s Bats in Houses section of their website. They answer a lot of...

Pest Control: Bats in my chimney, chimney swift, sitting in my living room
chimney swift, sitting in my living room, professional bat: Hi Marleen Are you sure they re bats? There is a bird called a chimney swift that is commonly mistaken for bats. They live inside chimneys and are very noisy. You can read more about them here http://www.chimneyswifts.org/ If there are bats in your chimney...

Pest Control: Bats in our home, rabies vaccinations, bat information
rabies vaccinations, bat information, cats and dogs: You have asked a number of questions. So I have provided a LOT of information here. As for the chemicals, I am actually shocked. I thought chemicals were illegal in most states for the control of bats. I can assure you that chemicals are NOT needed in 99%...

Pest Control: Bats in my soffit?, soffit facia, brick fireplace
soffit facia, brick fireplace, dawn and dusk: Bats choose a structure based on a number of factors, including, hot enough, large enough, and proximity to watersupply. Siding of the house is not really relevant. You said, 10 inches long but you didnt say how wide. Bats need 3/8 inch in diameter. As...

Pest Control: Bats, nylon mesh, mark perkins
nylon mesh, mark perkins, little buggers: The nylon netting used for screen doors to keep out bugs will work fine. I want to caution you however, that excluding bats with one way doors only works when 1. you have found all the entrances they use 2. one way doors are installed properly and at the...

Pest Control: Beavers, beaver control, lake lanier
beaver control, lake lanier, pest control industry: Carl: I m an entomologist working in the pest control industry;however, I dislike killing unless there is no other choice. Your situation on Lake Lanier sounds difficult to me. Georgia is a State that permits trapping and shooting of beavers. http.://georgiawildlife.dnr.state.ga.us/content/displaycontent.asp?txtDocument=227&txtPage=5...

Pest Control: Bed Bug, product registration number, household insecticide
product registration number, household insecticide, bed bugs: Hello KC. Sorry for the delay. There seems to be a software glith that has presented a small problem. The one product Registration Number: 1021-1766 is not an end use product but a chemical within a product. The numbers likely is actually 1767 which is Bedlam...

Pest Control: Bed Bug, vacant apartment, bedbugs
vacant apartment, bedbugs, human host: Hi. Bedbugs would not have waited seven months to begin feeding (biting). You would have been bitten immediately if they were in the mattress when you got it seven months ago. They could come from the other apartment if it has been vacant. Bedbugs...

Pest Control: Bed Bugs, local health departments, vacant apartment
local health departments, vacant apartment, george manning: Hello Budo-- The answer supplied you by Jule was correct. If you can show ownership that you had no bites until recently, you can correct their misunderstanding. There is a federal health requirement that enforces building ownership to act immediately...

Pest Control: Bed bugs?!?, bed bugs, adult bed
bed bugs, adult bed, baby bed: Hi Annick, it doesn t sound like you have bed bugs. They are brown not the color you describe, nor are they fuzzy at all. Did they bite you? It sounds like some sort of mite maybe. They are the only thing i can think of that might be in the nubmers you...

Pest Control: Bedbugs, squirrel problems, attic apartment
squirrel problems, attic apartment, fertile female: Hi Neil. i have been pondering your question. You could indeed have brought back bedbugs. If it was just one - no problem as long as it wasn t a fertile female. This best thing would be to capture one and have it positively id d. they come out at night....

Pest Control: Bee ID, sw pa, southern indiana
sw pa, southern indiana, antennae: Hi Jim, what you are seeing is actually not a bee but is a moth that is a bee mimic. They are common all over the country this time of year. It is in the family Sessiide. They are really cool to watch. couldn t hurt you if they wanted too. let me know...

Pest Control: Bee removal, extinsion, smoke bomb
extinsion, smoke bomb, bee removal: Hi John, Although bumblebees are generally a protected species, the lack of a professional certainly puts you in a delicate position. However, one must do what one must do. If they are in fact bumblebees, most beekeepers would use a smoke bomb to remove...

Pest Control: Bee/wasp repellent, wasp repellent, fear of bees
wasp repellent, fear of bees, flower colors: Hi Joana, I feel for you! Unfortunately there aren t any bee or wasp repellents. As you found normal insect repellents don t work on bees. I ll give you some hints though. Don t take any sugary drinks or foods to the beach. They ll be attracted to them...

Pest Control: Bees and Termites, honey bee hive, concrete footers
honey bee hive, concrete footers, honey bees: Hi Gary, Been trying to answer you for a couple of days, but the site was down and I finally am able to get through. Here are my answers. The stump outside is not the major problem, although having it removed might be helpful in denying the colony some...

Pest Control: Bees, proper safety gear, swarm of bees
proper safety gear, swarm of bees, africanized bees: Hi Casey. The bees keep returning because of the pheromone that has been left in that area. The pheromone is like a chemical signal that tells them, or even a different swarm of bees, that your waterfall is a good nesting site. There must be a void up in that...

Pest Control: Best gopher control?, orange orchard, information gopher
orange orchard, information gopher, gopher control: I would need more information. Gopher means different things to different people. It could mean pocket gopher, voles, moles, or even woodchucks. There is nothing that will make an animal disappear. There are poisons for certain species as there are traps,...

Pest Control: Best treatment for carpenter ants??, carpenter ants, bruce carpenter
carpenter ants, bruce carpenter, pest control company: Hello Bruce, Carpenter ants like any other pest need to have a positive ID to determine if this is the pest, then the proper methodology can be set to eliminate the pest. Assuming this is the pest. 1. Moisture is present or has been present with most infestations....

Pest Control: BITING FLYING ANTS, small biting insects, biting midges
small biting insects, biting midges, flying ants: Hi Steve, there are several possibilities of what they might be. One is ants of course, but there are several related types of small wasps that also bite/sting. There are braconids and other tiny hymenoptera (Order in which ants, wasps, bees and hornets...

Pest Control: Big bats, high resolution photos, vampire bats
high resolution photos, vampire bats, soft stream: Sounds like a fruit bat. They can be quite large. Do you have any high resolution photos? svantassel2@unl.edu Yes, the bats would be protected. As for getting them to move on, You have a few options. Remove the food source. I know easier said then...

Pest Control: Big Hole undershed & mound of dirt, wildlife handbook, woodchucks
wildlife handbook, woodchucks, woodchuck: Sounds like a woodchuck. It isn t building a wall. It just needed to put the dirt somewhere. Visit http://icwdm.org click on Guides then on wildlife handbook then rodents. There will be a document there on controlling woodchucks. Be sure to follow all state...

Pest Control: Bird problem, bird problem, kickplate
bird problem, kickplate, sized bird: I would love to get a photo of the damage and bird if you could send me one. svantassel2@unl.edu Anyway, it sounds very much like the bird sees his image in the plate and is trying to get the other bird to move away. Many birds are territorial and will...

Pest Control: Bird problem, visual stimuli, bird problem
visual stimuli, bird problem, kickplate: Hey Mike, thanks for writing. First off, I don t think this is a pigeon and it s definitely not a bird that I deal with locally in Vegas. But, we should be able to come up with something that might give you some relief. Most birds can be spooked by audio...

Pest Control: Birds on the porch, animal damage control, porch lights
animal damage control, porch lights, breaking the wall: Bird Exclusion You have essentially two options. Box screen the lights to prevent roosting. If there is no ledge for them to stand then it reduces the likelihood of their choosing the site. Second, install porcupine wire over the light to prevent roosting....

Pest Control: Birds in Soffit/Hood, debris fall, filter mask
debris fall, filter mask, mom dad: The first thing is to determine what species of bird it is. Just watch the location for a 5-10 minutes and see if there is any activity over the next few days. Second, at this date is very possible the young have matured. They key is not to get too passive...

Pest Control: Biting Insect Identification, biting insect, insect identification
biting insect, insect identification, tiny fly: Hi Kim, They could be several things - black fly type insects, biting midges, etc. They all live in water and there is nothing you can do at a lake to stop the cycle. The only thing I can suggest is to make sure you wear insect repellent containing DEET...

Pest Control: Black Ants, mr bales, black ants
mr bales, black ants, fire ants: Kerrie, The proper identification of any pest is the start. And until this is done properly I cannot recommend a proper treatment procedure. This is also true when the professional came to treat. My recommendation at this point is to collect some of...

Pest Control: Black anthills, soil insecticide, unsightly mounds
soil insecticide, unsightly mounds, black ants: Hi Michael. About the only way to kill them is to use a soil insecticide labeled for ants in the yard. I am not familiar with Canadian insecticides, but you should be able to find something at the lawn and garden store. Just apply it according to the label...

Pest Control: Black Bug, concrete slab foundation, sticky traps
concrete slab foundation, sticky traps, conducive conditions: Hello Again Christine, The same maintenance items apply to the exterior of the building. You can work with the maintenance personnel on this one, if you like you can print our environmental advice page off my website www.goodearthpest.com as this will give...

Pest Control: Black Bug, stomach poison, oriental cockroach
stomach poison, oriental cockroach, ground beetle: Hi. Since you have only seen one I would go with a roach bait. You can get them at the grocery store, hardware sore, etc. There are pastes, gels and bait stations. I like the bait stations since they are enclosed but they all work. Put them out according...

Pest Control: Black poop in my attic, rat feces, squirrel droppings
rat feces, squirrel droppings, flying squirrels: Hi Fundador: You mention roof rat. If you live on the West Coast, roof rats are present. Along the Southeastern southern coastline and slightly interior, as well as all along the Gulf coast, these rats exist. They are not found on the Northeast coast...

Pest Control: Black Widow Spiders, black widow spiders, black widows
black widow spiders, black widows, insect spray: At his age it would be a concern. Very young, elderly or immune deficient folks could die. I know my son was very inquisitive at that age - still is at 16! Teach him a healthy respect for wildlife. They do crawl off to die sometimes as the insecticide...

Pest Control: Blank Ants, black ants, bug killer
black ants, bug killer, insecticides: Hi Starla. Are the ants coming inside? It s very hard to control them outside. Exactly what kind of insecticides have you tried? Can you describe the ants in size? I ll be gone next week but will answer you when I get back. If you get this today you...

Pest Control: BOX ELDER BUGS, box elder bugs, boxelder bugs
box elder bugs, boxelder bugs, steel wool: Unfortunately, the only way to get rid of them would be to take away the reasons that they are in your area. Boxelder trees, maples or other fruit producing trees are providing them with food sources and that is the reason that you are seeing them. They...

Pest Control: Box Elders, box elders, box elder trees
box elders, box elder trees, window sills: Hi Rick, That s probably the fastest followup question I ve ever received- I wish I could respond as quickly! Here are a few things to try: 1. Use a shop vac or strong vacuum cleaner with a crack & crevice tool to remove them from hiding places in...

Pest Control: Box elder bugs, box elder bugs, box elder trees
box elder bugs, box elder trees, box elder tree: Even though you may not have box elder trees, there must be some in your general area. With pest control, we re always taught to try and identify the source of the problem and if that source isn t on your property, it makes it that much more difficult to solve....

Pest Control: Boxwood Bugs, boxwood trees, host trees
boxwood trees, host trees, pest identification: Hi, I m assuming you mean Boxelder Bug? If it is a Boxelder Bug, it is suggested that treatment begins at the first sign of the young bugs as this will help control migrations later on down the line. Obviously, it would be best to remove all of the host trees...

Pest Control: Brown Lizards, green anoles, insect food
green anoles, insect food, rock piles: What you are seeing may be called green anoles. They are green when they are happy and turn brown when they are stressed (kind of a cool fun fact). i m not sure what part of the country you are from. They eat thigns like cockroaches, grubs and crickets...

Pest Control: Bug Bombs and kids, bug bombs, bug bomb
bug bombs, bug bomb, daughters room: Hello Tiffany, It is good that you are researching before using any over the counter products for your problem. First of all, don t waste your hard earned dollars on any bombs they are highly ineffective and there is no sense in putting materials in your...

Pest Control: Bugs coming through window frames, clover mites, clover mite
clover mites, clover mite, little bugs: Tommy, Clover mites are a bit different to control than most pest. These are very small but very tough little pest. They do not bite or cause direct damage to the property. They are a real nuisance when they get smashed and cause a stain. Control for the...

Pest Control: Bugs all of a sudden, mule team borax, tiny spiders
mule team borax, tiny spiders, bed bugs: Hello Angie, Sorry to hear you are having a hard time with these mystery bites. These kinds of situations can be very frustrating. As for the borax or boric acid powder I would not recommend using this as there is marginal control with most insects and borates...

Pest Control: Burrow under our enclosed patio?, animal damage control, high resolution photos
animal damage control, high resolution photos, burrow: Not being able to see anything obvious is perfectly normal. If an animal is still there it would have dug a den. Cork the hole with some rolled up newspaper (wear leather gloves first) or shove some twigs in teh ground at the hole that are thin and dry...

Pest Control: Bushy tailed wood rat?, wood rat, roof areas
wood rat, roof areas, high desert: Hello again Brad, Thanks for sending the second picture and the info you found in your search. Having supplied me with a name to match with the face, I did find additional research information on them. You essentially deal with them the same as rats, with...

Pest Control: banging in wall, central ac, decision tree
central ac, decision tree, exterior walls: You will need to perform an inspection. Rather than going into all the details of inspection procedure, I will refer you to a web page I set up that has links which explain the inspection process as well as a decision tree that will help you identify the...

Pest Control: is the bat gone?, opening the windows, confusing situation
opening the windows, confusing situation, o clock: Judy Unfortunately in this situation there is no way to know for sure if the bat is still in the house. I always advise customers to try to lock the bat in one room and stuff towels under the doors to prevent the bat from getting out. This way they can have...

Pest Control: bats, public health official, bat rabies
public health official, bat rabies, needle in a haystack: I am glad you notified me. You need to view the rabies information located at http://icwdm.org/wildlife/bat/bat.asp#Bat_Rabies You are potentially in grave danger because new protocols require that you assume you were bitten unless you are swear to God certain...

Pest Control: bats, proper safety techniques, bat rabies
proper safety techniques, bat rabies, rabies shots: I think electric fence is overkill. You also run the risk that the bats will simply fly past it (they are excellent flyers). Predators exist but this is not a viable option for you. If you are going to spend all the effort to put in electric fence, why...

Pest Control: Do I have bats?, bat control, bat houses
bat control, bat houses, winter time: I trust there was no possibility for someone to have been exposed to the bat. Details on what constitutes an exposure can be found at the bat link below. Bats Determining whether bats are housed in your home requires an inspection, unless you have a...

Pest Control: bats, baby bats, hi matthew
baby bats, hi matthew, roofline: Vicki There are a lot of variables in this type of situation. In some cases bats are very happy to roost in the blades of vents, under eaves and behind rake-boards. As long as they can t gain access to the attic or roofline of the house they won t do much...

Pest Control: bats in the attic, bat dung, moth balls
bat dung, moth balls, bat removal: Angela I have never seen any type of Repellant work to keep bats away. As long as there are openings available to them they will find their way inside and continue to reside in the attic. The only permanent solution is to have your home bat-proofed (all...

Pest Control: bats, getting rid of bats, bat dung
getting rid of bats, bat dung, bat guano: Hi Holly, Bats are a common problem, and there is plenty of information out there. Disregard most of the rumors, and check the three links below. My recommendation is to use the techniques from the links to create a suspended cover to block returning bats,...

Pest Control: bed bugs, home pest control, livestock control
home pest control, livestock control, mattress springs: Hi, first, make sure they are really bedbugs. I can t tell from your question what part of the country you live in. For instance, it would be rare to have them where I am. Treatments for bedbugs should target the cracks and crevices on the bed and bedding,...

Pest Control: bees!!, tennis raquets, bee repellent
tennis raquets, bee repellent, stinging insects: Mary Grace, I do not know of any such bee repellent that is proven to work. The bee s that likely attacked you are called Yellow Jackets ,some people call them ground bee s. The nest is likely located near the area of attack and should be marked and or...

Pest Control: bees nests, bees nests, wasps nest
bees nests, wasps nest, land grant university: Hi Dave, it sounds like a hornets nest. Is the hole thing contained - meaning the wasps go in and out of it rather than hang out on it? Are they still active? I dont know about being a record buit its the largest one i ve heard of. I d contact the rntomology...

Pest Control: bees, insecticide powder, liquid pesticides
insecticide powder, liquid pesticides, ground nesting wasps: Hi Paul, What you encountered were likely ground-nesting wasps, and they can be fairly agressive if the nest is disturbed. The treatment usually involves blowing an insecticide powder down into the entrance, and most powders should work. Liquid pesticides...

Pest Control: What is the best way to get rid of Ants, best way to get rid of ants, proper bait
best way to get rid of ants, proper bait, ant problem: Hi Meg. Ants are a tough pest to get rid of . The best way to eliminate an interior ant problem is to treat it with baits. The key, is knowing what species of ant you are up against. It is critical to use the proper bait for the species that is troubling...

Pest Control: bird mites, bird mites bite, pigeon spikes
bird mites bite, pigeon spikes, window ledges: Hi Charlie, You are doing everything you can and doing it correctly. The mites don t survive long off the bird. You should be about finished with them by now. They can bite the dog. Are you using a flea and tick topical treatment on him? That should protect...

Pest Control: birds, starlings, ultrasonics
starlings, ultrasonics, rural area: Sorry that isn t enough information for an identification. My guess, if you live in a rural area, you are probably dealing with starlings. But other birds can peck too. Photos are appreciated. svantassel2@unl.edu As for how to solve the problem. That...

Pest Control: birds and moles, mole traps, mole problem
mole traps, mole problem, mole trap: All the mole traps work. The problem is people usually don t know how to use them; they blame the trap instead. I believe that two traps, the harpoon and the nomol are probably the easiest for people to use as they will allow for fewer novice mistakes. Of...

Pest Control: birds in soffit, george manning, interior area
george manning, interior area, soffit: Bob: I attempted answer you last week. I don t now why the answer did not reach you. I will attempt to send your answer again. I believe that you must follow instructions on retrieving answers or your question lies dangling waiting for me to respond....

Pest Control: response to question, ugly scars, terminx
ugly scars, terminx, optonline net: Hi Donna, Have taken this to a new level and sent our communication history to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta- I hope to get a response soon. Send me a message at Mavenbug@optonline.net so I can let you know the response, and put you in touch...

Pest Control: bites, mule team borax, mange mites
mule team borax, mange mites, tiny spiders: Dear Angie-- I ve also had challenges, unexpectedly, to an allergic reaction to a sulfadrug. Unbelievable, whole body rheumatoid aches plus chronic nausia. Today s my first opportunity to help you. Bites in clusters indicate mites. They may be mange...

Pest Control: biting bugs, laundry soap, aerosol spray
laundry soap, aerosol spray, body soap: Hi S. From your description they sound like collembola. Try looking them up. They don t bite though. Is the mattress yours(bed bugs)? Have you traveled out of the country lately(bringing bedbugs back)? Have you been out in the woods (chiggers)? These...

Pest Control: biting insects, biting insects, east tenn
biting insects, east tenn, chiggers: I m not quite sure what they are but several possiblitiites for you to look up - thrips is one. chiggers is another - but they would have bitten and you would ITCH. There are also grass mites. Did they come from the grass or did they fly? They wouldn t...

Pest Control: black catepillar (Austin TX), circle shape, catepillar
circle shape, catepillar, baseboards: Hi Quanimo. Are they about an inch long? I think they are probably millipedes. Especially since you described them as crunchy. They won t hurt anything. They don t bite or sting. They come in form outside. There isn t anything for them inside. Since...

Pest Control: black widows inside, black widow spiders, black widows
black widow spiders, black widows, kittens: Hi Rita, no real need to worry. While they are poisonous (all spiders are venomous - they kill their prey that way) they generally won t kill a human. We still take the bite seriously though - some people are hypersensitive. Small kittens might be troublesome....

Pest Control: black widows, bugs and spiders, different types of spiders
bugs and spiders, different types of spiders, black widows: Hi Elizabeth, hope you had a nice thanksgiving! Black widows generally aren t found inside the house in areas people frequent, so yes, its unusual. Are you sure that s what they are? There are several crab type spiders that look a little like them but...

Pest Control: book mites, personal book collection, dartmouth devon
personal book collection, dartmouth devon, book lice: Dear Lucy-- There are no creatures known as book mites. There are, however, insects commonly known as book lice. These creatures are also known as psocids, pronounced like sowsids; Light brown to yellowish and tiny like young termites in size. They...

Pest Control: box elder bugs, box elder bugs, boxelder bugs
box elder bugs, boxelder bugs, stock answer: During the summer they suck the sap from tree leaves. They do not eat during the winter. They will not live all winter in the house. Insects have a unique ability to close down their systems so they don t need to eat if adverse conditions arise. During...

Pest Control: brick pest, wind blows, shrubs
wind blows, shrubs, insect: You have stimped me David. i ve been doing some research but can t come up with anything. There are no insects that would cause this damage (at least not in the USA - are you form somewhere else?). Something could be rubbing against the brick when the wind...

Pest Control: brown roaches, orthoboric acid, indoxacarb
orthoboric acid, indoxacarb, bait stations: Hi Bill. Probably although if it lists roaches on thelabel it is good to go. In a vacant house I would suggest puting out bait stations - something with either fipronil, indoxacarb or avermectin. you could also use boric acid under the sinks, washers, etc....

Pest Control: bug identification, carpet beetles, insect identification
carpet beetles, insect identification, window screens: Ann, If you have seen any of my previous answers, I am a huge supporter of proper identification before control measures are taken. Your first step is to find someone, preferably a university near you with an entomology department that provides insect identification....

Pest Control: bug secretions, wood mulch, insect control
wood mulch, insect control, fecal material: William, I m not sure what would be causing this, It sounds like fecal material (bug poo). Could be almost anything that lives in mulch. You can use most any insect for outdoor soil insect control and it will probably work. Just follow the label directions....

Pest Control: bugs, carpet beetles, best bet
carpet beetles, best bet, local county: Hi Debbra. I live in georgia too, but I don t know what the insect might be. There isn t an insect that live in the bed that flies. They Could be carpet beetles - they can fly but don t usually. I would suggest collecting a couple and taking them to your...

Pest Control: bugs coming in through closed windows, insect invasion, philadelphia suburb
insect invasion, philadelphia suburb, thin legs: Dear Chris: Your question directed to Julie-Lynne reached me. You are welcome to redirect to her, and I m certain she will respond to your inquiry. Since I have your question, let me try to be helpful. When you see intermittent beetle-like insects...

Pest Control: bugs + groundhogs, inch mesh, porch area
inch mesh, porch area, groundhogs: Sorry, don t do bugs, just wildlife. Woodchuck under deck In order to control a woodchuck under a deck/shed/porch etc, you have to determine what is legal in your state along with what you want to do. Harassment can work, which is just continually back...

Pest Control: bugs, agriculture office, flying insects
agriculture office, flying insects, agriculture state: Hi, thanks for writing. If possible, I would try and contact your closest Department of Agriculture office and they should offer a free pest identification as well as treatment strategies. Here is their web address... http://www.agriculture.state.pa.us/ ...

Pest Control: building own rat trap, rodent traps, rat traps
rodent traps, rat traps, rat trap: Ordinary rat traps would be the most cost effective way to go. I find it difficult to think that you could build them from scratch cheaper than buying a manufactured one. Visit http://www.wildlifecontrolsupplies.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=WDC001&Category_Code=WDCRT01...

Pest Control: buzzing wall, honey bees, random intervals
honey bees, random intervals, best guess: Hi Kellie. If its not electrical in nature I would say you have bees in the wall. Check the outside to see if you see any flying around. Honey bees would be my guess. Their entrance hole might not be right where you hear the buzzing. If you atare at the...

Pest Control: Camel Cricket Control, camel crickets, camel cricket
camel crickets, camel cricket, andrews afb md: Hi Olivia, I just got to my mail and found your message, and I know what you are going through. I also have found that the pesticides are slow to act, and that is mainly because of the crickets body mass. The pesticide s toxicity is based on milligrams...

Pest Control: Camel Crickets, camel crickets, cave cricket
camel crickets, cave cricket, cricket infestation: Joe, If you have a pro treating your home and YOU are still finding camel crickets under the deck in fair numbers, on a regular basis. Well, I believe you need to have a conversation with the tech. This is an area that needs to be treated. I understand it...

Pest Control: Camel crickets, camel crickets, computer difficulties
camel crickets, computer difficulties, sensitive control: Bill, The carpet will not pose a problem if the area is kept dry. Try to keep the area 50 Relative humidity or below. A light will not solve the problem. Delta Guard and Demand CS are available threw several web sites. If you have any problems let me know....

Pest Control: Car engine damage from squirrels, rodent damage, squirrel damage
rodent damage, squirrel damage, damage cars: Would love photos. Here are some solutions. Protecting vehicles from Wildlife damage Protecting vehicles from wildlife damage requires a three pronged approach. Although employing all three prongs is ideal, it isn’t always practical. However, implementation...

Pest Control: Carpenter Ant infestation, carpenter ants, winged ants
carpenter ants, winged ants, carpenter ant: Hi Dan. The queen was probably nearby. The winged ants are repriductives. They were preparing to leave and start a new colony. The queen doens t have wings. After she mates she sheds them. If you got the queen you have taken care of the problem. If...

Pest Control: Carpenter Ants - Did I get them?!, carpenter ants, compost bin
carpenter ants, compost bin, winged ant: Hi Chris, Will try to answer within your questions. What are the chances of anouther nest within the house? - If the moisture and the source has been removed, practically zero. Will the remaining ants rebuild? I still see about 10-12 a day! -...

Pest Control: Carpenter Ants, carpenter ant control, carpenter ants
carpenter ant control, carpenter ants, winged ants: Marcia, The very first thing to do is to be sure the identification of the pest is correct. Ants are many times misidentified and carpenter ants especially due to the size. With carpenter ants the size means little. With in the colony carpenter ants can...

Pest Control: Carpenter Ants- Cincinnati Ohio, carpentar ants, carpenter ants
carpentar ants, carpenter ants, pest control company: Carpentar ants are usually in the walls and you need to apply something in the wall voids ! I suggest hiring a qualified pest control company to handle this situation! carpentar ants establish satellite colonies inside your house and the main colony...

Pest Control: Carpenter Ants / Mice problem, carpenter ants, mold fungus
carpenter ants, mold fungus, plumbing leaks: Hi Janice, Price is a tough item to compute, but I would think that one of the median prices would probably be fair. The issue here is that you have to be comfortable with who you decide to hire. My instinct is to go with a small to medium sized company,...

Pest Control: Carpenter Ants / Mice problem, carpenter ants, glue boards
carpenter ants, glue boards, rodent control: Hi Janice. I am at a disadvantage because I don t know the size of the buildings or the extent of the problem. Also, pricing would depend on the treatment strategy of the different companies. In Vegas, this is how I would bid this job. 1. I would probably...

Pest Control: Carpenter Ants removal - environmentally sensitive, carpenter ants, wyndmoor pennsylvania
carpenter ants, wyndmoor pennsylvania, winged ants: Hi Joan, Unfortunately, your friend will probably have to set aside her fears of chemicals to some extent. However, there are some things that can be done prior to a chemical treatment. Carpenter ants are associated with moisture, so the first thing...

Pest Control: Carpenter Ants, large black ants, carpenter ants
large black ants, carpenter ants, queen ant: Hi BJ, and thanks for the nice comments. I definitely think that the nest was under the commode, and probably in the area around the base and the ring. They had moisture and biological matter to live on, and total security(until you opened up the area)....

Pest Control: Carpenter ant control, carpenter ant control, black ants
carpenter ant control, black ants, drione: Hi Mark, Hearing the ants tearing out the little bits of wood us a good clue that they have found a damp habitat beneath the window due to poor flashing or caulking, and the trail probably leads directly to the nest. Treating the outside perimeter will...

Pest Control: Carpenter Bees/ Boring Bees, metro atlanta ga, aerosol insecticide
metro atlanta ga, aerosol insecticide, boring bees: Hi R.N., Carpenter bees are quite common, and are virtually harmless to humans and pets, although most people are afraid of them due to their size. They will avoid human contact at all cost, and are only interested in boring their holes to create galleries...

Pest Control: Carpenter bees?, carpenter bees, cornell cooperative extension
carpenter bees, cornell cooperative extension, ceiling light fixture: Hi Bob, you can take the bees to your local county extension office? It should be in the phone book under county government. Look for Cornell Cooperative Extension or your county s name Cooperative Extension. They ll be able to tell you what the insect...

Pest Control: Carpet Beetle Larvae, carpet beetle larvae, pest control service
carpet beetle larvae, pest control service, little bugs: Bob, They certainly are working overtime, Hopefully we can get you in touch with someone who can be hands on and help you out. Like I said in my last answer, I will do my best to get you connected. A few quick questions for you; What type of material is...

Pest Control: Caterpillars lokk like bird droppings, meyer lemon tree, orange fork
meyer lemon tree, orange fork, swallowtail butterfly: Hi Bronwyn. These are the young caterpillars in the swallowtail butterfly family. They look like bird droppings so predators won t eat them. pretty cool, huh?! The orange fork has a smell to it that birds don t like. By now the caterpillars may have...

Pest Control: Cats in Beauty Bark, indoor cats, sensor water
indoor cats, sensor water, leash laws: You have come upon one of the biggest environmental issues in the U.S. Unfortunately, your options are limited due to the incredible power of the cat lobby. The ultimate answer is leash laws on cats that is actually enforced. but given the weak kneeed politicians...

Pest Control: Cats and pest control, pest control company, cat area
pest control company, cat area, new apartment: Corie, Cats and chemicals are like any animal exposed to such products. They each one will respond a little different and it also has much to do with their total exposure. If an animal has a topical product such as Frontline, and then is dipped,or sprayed...

Pest Control: Centipedes, target pests, centipedes
target pests, centipedes, chemical applications: Hi Jennifer. This response is not aimed at supplying advice if one were to be bitten/stung by a centipede. Here in Vegas, these pests can be controlled from the outside. Their harborage areas are places like piles of wood, rock or other debris that is left...

Pest Control: Centipedes, moist leaf litter, sticky traps
moist leaf litter, sticky traps, hideous creatures: Hi Scot. Getting rid of centipedes can be very difficult. They are not breeding in the drain. They breed under foundations and in moist leaf litter where it is not easy to reach them. Adults can move up into buildings via small cracks in the foundation...

Pest Control: Centipedes, baltimore city maryland, house centipedes
baltimore city maryland, house centipedes, pest control company: Hi Lee, Here are several possibilities I located in the Baltimore area: RESIDEX -- (800) 352-7077 1213 67TH ST., BALTIMORE, MD 21237 SUMMIT CHEMICAL COMPANY -- (301) 282-5200 7657 CANTON CENTER DRIVE, BALTIMORE, MD 21224 TRIPPE SUPPLY COMPANY...

Pest Control: Chinch bugs and ants control, granular insecticide, target pest
granular insecticide, target pest, chinch bugs: Hi. Try to find the actual nest of the ants. Once found, you can soil drench the mound, use an appropriate bait or apply a granular insecticide to the area. If you decide to try the bait idea, you will need to make sure that the bait will be attractive to...

Pest Control: Chipmonks or squirrels, fiberglass insulation, tank room
fiberglass insulation, tank room, oil tank: Your first task is to figure out what the animal is. It would be foolish to tell you how to control a species if we don t know for sure what the species is. It could be mice. YOu could also have more than one species in your wall. There a number of steps...

Pest Control: Chipmunk Feces?, mouse traps, rat traps
mouse traps, rat traps, rat droppings: Tips on identifying feces can be found at http://icwdm.org/Inspection/droppingfeces.asp As for the traps, if it is a rat, then it isn t uncommon for rats to wait 2 weeks or more before they interact with a trap. If they are well fed, maybe longer. Rats...

Pest Control: Chipmunk or squirrel nest, squirrel nest, trash cans
squirrel nest, trash cans, commercial distributor: A live trap would be fine as long as you can access that area on a regular basis. An attic can get pretty hot so you wouldn t want it to die before you could retrieve it. Also, there may be laws or health concerns when handling a live or dead rodent. You...

Pest Control: Chipmunks, competent advice, breezeway
competent advice, breezeway, chipmunks: Without more details, I would guess the problem may be bats and not chipmunks at all. Visit http://icwdm.org/Inspection/Default.asp for information on identifying feces. If you have further questions, feel free to write back. But at this point, there isn...

Pest Control: Cicada Killer, cicada killer, cicada
cicada killer, cicada, chaser: Hi Christy. They wouldn t sting an animal unless they tried to play with them. I know my dog might bite at them. This in itself wouldn t cause them to sting but if they did catch one...... I d just watch your dog to see if he s a bee chaser . They...

Pest Control: Clothes moths, pantry moths, carpet bugs
pantry moths, carpet bugs, clothes moths: Hi Cindy, Sorry for the late response- this season has been a killer, timewise. There aren t too many viable ways to protect clothing, but one that seems to work is available over-the-counter at Home Depot, and possibly at Lowe s, too. In their pesticide...

Pest Control: Cockroaches, german roaches, german cockroaches
german roaches, german cockroaches, cardboard boxes: Barry, You can expect to bait for a longer period of time with any of the over the counter baits, could be a few months as the roaches continue through their life cycle. A professional baiting program would be quicker as we have access to the newest technology....

Pest Control: Covering Gable Vents, stainless steel mesh, rust stains
stainless steel mesh, rust stains, galvanized mesh: The mesh should be flush to the building. I would suggest using galvanized mesh or regular mesh and paint it. If you paint it prior to putting it up on your house. You will notice that paint really makes its disappear. Also helps to fight rust which you don...

Pest Control: Crickets, camel crickets, cricket problem
camel crickets, cricket problem, insect sprays: Hi Laura, are these the black or brown crickets that make noise or are they the large camel crickets that resemble huge spiders but don t make noise? crickets like dark, damp places. A dehumidifier in the basement may help. You can use the ready to use...

Pest Control: Critters in the Attic, controlling mice, mice droppings
controlling mice, mice droppings, tree squirrels: Your concern is well founded. Over time mice, squirrels and other rodents can do significant harm to a house. My first piece of advice would be to visit http://icwdm.org and read the information they provide on handling wildlife problems. http://icwdm.org/Inspection/Default.asp...

Pest Control: camel crickets, camel crickets, sticky traps
camel crickets, sticky traps, organic debris: Renee, Please take a big breath and relax to know they are not that difficult to control with the right program. If the infestation is as bad as you describe I would strongly suggest some professional help (no not you, just the bugs). You will need to identify...

Pest Control: carpenter ant - large infestation, roof cavity, carpenter ant
roof cavity, carpenter ant, ant infestation: Hi John, First, my apology for not getting back to you sooner. It s been a backbreaking season here on Long Island, and I haven t been able to keep up with the work, much less the questions. From your description, you have found the source and related...

Pest Control: carpenter ants, getting rid of carpenter ants, mold fungus
getting rid of carpenter ants, mold fungus, carpenter ant: Hi Joe, Unless you are going to heat the garage space, insulation is a waste of time and money, and will do nothing to help the ant problem. What you are dealing with is probably one of two things: 1- Ants foraging into the space looking for a damp...

Pest Control: carpenter ants, silicone caulk, carpenter ants
silicone caulk, carpenter ants, wood pilings: Hi Paul, Seeing a few carpenter ants is normal, and they forage up to 100 yards from a nest. The key to carpenter ant prevention and control is elimination of moisture and provision for good drainage and dry wood. If those conditions are met, you won t...

Pest Control: carpenter ants, carpenter ants, residual insecticide
carpenter ants, residual insecticide, followup questions: Hi David, I don t know that there is much that can be done by you, although I have sprayed wires with a residual insecticide, and have reduced or eliminated the travel along the route. The ants may be traveling into the service drop where the wires descend...

Pest Control: carpenter ants, carpentar ants, carpenter ants
carpentar ants, carpenter ants, professional pest control: You need a professional pest control company there is no easy way to get rid of carpentar ants ! Call Horizon pest management they are in new jersey and they know their stuff ! Ask for Bernie Holtz sr or Bernie Holtz junior and make sure you tell...

Pest Control: carpenter ants, carpenter ants, avermectin
carpenter ants, avermectin, laundry room: That makes sense, they need moisture. The best thing to do, short of tearing out the wall and cleaning out the nest, is probably to try baiting them with any of the baits labeled for carpenter ants. Try ones with fipronil, hydramethylnon, borax or avermectin...

Pest Control: carpenter ants, carpenter ants, dead ants
carpenter ants, dead ants, food proteins: Julie, As with any pest the PROPER identification of the insect is critical for the control of the pest. In general ant control with fluctuations in the population are due to more of just where YOU see the insects based on the what their demands are for...

Pest Control: carpenter ants, carpenter ant control, carpenter ants
carpenter ant control, carpenter ants, termidore: Vicki, The real key to carpenter ant control is as follows: 1. Be sure of the identification of the pest. Size alone does not determine the ant is a carpenter ant. 2. Inspect around the property at Night. Very late 10:00 PM plus. These insects are nocturnal....

Pest Control: carpenter ants?, pest control operator, carpenter ants
pest control operator, carpenter ants, minute particles: Hi Vicki. There are over 100 different kinds of ants and many live outside as you describe. Thats why I d take them to the Extension Office. You are right about the spraying maintenance program. It s not something I generally recommend for ants. Most...

Pest Control: carpenter ants, carpenter ant bait, carpenter ants
carpenter ant bait, carpenter ants, dead ants: Hey Marilyn, the bait you are looking for contains iron, hydramethylnon,avermectin B1 or borax. those are the names you will find under active ingredient on the label. They come in several forms - gel, liquid, granules or bait stations. You follow the label...

Pest Control: carpenter ants, carpenter ants, weekend carpenter
carpenter ants, weekend carpenter, scent trail: Please forgive my delay in getting back to you, but this is a horrendous season for termites and carpenter ants here in Long Island, NY. I m a teacher during the day (34 years, and the pest control fills the rest of my evenings and a good part of the weekend....

Pest Control: carpenter bees, aerosol insecticide, carpenter bees
aerosol insecticide, carpenter bees, katherine carpenter: Hi Katherine, Carpenter bees are the easiest to eliminate, and they re not aggressive, to boot. Get any commercial aerosol insecticide that has a crack & crevice straw (like a WD-40 can), insert the tip into the hole and into the gallery to the side,...

Pest Control: carpenter bees, carpentar bees, carpenter bees
carpentar bees, carpenter bees, target pest: Hi Bob. If you are sure they are Carpenter Bees, you can probably treat this problem yourself. Of course that s assuming that you don t have any health problems that would dictate otherwise. The females are pretty mellow but can sting. The males will usually...

Pest Control: carpenter bees, carpenter bees, residual insecticide
carpenter bees, residual insecticide, egg gallery: Hi Sam, Someone told you the wrong answer. You can do something about them, and you only need two things (besides a good ladder) to eliminate them. First, see if you can find any over-the-counter aerosol that has a straw applicator (similar to the straw...

Pest Control: carpet beetle larvae problem, carpet beetle larvae, pest control service
carpet beetle larvae, pest control service, little bugs: Hi Bob, what did you find out from Cornell? i m curious as to what the insect was. thanks, Jule-Lynne Hi Bob, I spoke with our household insect specialist in Georgia and he would like you to email him direct. His email is dsuiter@griffin.uga.edu I think...

Pest Control: catepillers, green caterpillars, silk strings
green caterpillars, silk strings, giant spider web: Hi cheri, what part of the country are you from? That will help me narrow it down. when did you first start seeing them? Are they hairy or smooth? Thanks, the info will hlep me id them. But I will tell you in a large tree there isn t anything you can...

Pest Control: caterpillars, tiny eggs, weather changes
tiny eggs, weather changes, protection measures: Hello Amanda, Sounds like some sort of ornamental insect, meaning it comes primarily from plant life, but is finding your home a comfortable place to hang out. You should be able to take one to a local nursery or university extension service to have identified....

Pest Control: caterpillars?, target pest, butterflies in the garden
target pest, butterflies in the garden, insecticidal soap: Hi Heather. I think I would go ahead and try to treat this problem. Caterpillars can do more than their fare share of damage. You have several options that should provide some relief. 1. Hand pick them off of the host plants. Actually just pull them off...

Pest Control: cats, environmental devastation, indoor cats
environmental devastation, indoor cats, scare crow: Whether the cats are in your garden or not, all the advice remains the same. As for the bb gun or supersoaker, I trust you understand that as animal rights continues to grow in this country, any activities or actions that could be remotely perceived as causing...

Pest Control: centipede /camel cricket repellant, camel crickets, camel cricket
camel crickets, camel cricket, pesticide risks: Hi Terry, At this point, having done all you can do to kill them, there are a couple of things you might try. First, the primary job is exclusion, and with a storage building, the only question is how far do you want to go to seal them out. The bottom...

Pest Control: centipede, bee sting, centipedes
bee sting, centipedes, centipede: Hi. Centipedes are poisonous, but only like a bee sting. They won t sting unless you pick them up. If you poured bleach on it, it probably did kill it. They don t lay eggs indoors, so you won t have to worry about that. He probably just found his way...

Pest Control: chewing noise in attic, wildlife damage control, carpenter ants
wildlife damage control, carpenter ants, rule of thumb: Yes, your problem could be carpenter ants, squirrels, mice, etc. The only way to know for sure is to do a thorough inspection. Inspection techniques are described at http://icwdm.org under solutions. The new roof and soffet unfortunately doesn t tell me much...

Pest Control: chipmunks, wildlife damage control, rat traps
wildlife damage control, rat traps, good weather: Chipmunks and Structures Inspection: Find how they are entering the structure. Look for 1” holes all over (they climb too). See http://www.icwdm.org/Inspection/Course/default.asp to learn how. Control: Probably the best way to control chipmunks is...

Pest Control: Many, many cleat sized holes in dead grass area, dish detergent, insect activity
dish detergent, insect activity, insect infestation: Ron, With the limited info I cannot be sure of the problem. Let me point you in the direction of more discovery and see if that will help. A old trick to find out if a lawn has insect infestation or if it is at a level that would merit treatment is as follows....

Pest Control: cockroaches, ft diameter circle, natural fire ant killer
ft diameter circle, natural fire ant killer, fire ant killer: Dear Rebecca Finegan| Sounds as if you live in a southern state. I m copying a site from the Internet pages that may be of use to you. Why Buy From Us? Useful, eco-friendly products 60 day money back guarantee 100 percent safe, secure shopping ...

Pest Control: cockroaches, insect growth regulator, german roach
insect growth regulator, german roach, roach bait: Hi, this could be a German roach problem. If so, I wouldn t spray anymore, for the time being. For roaches, it is imperative to keep the place clean, eliminate any moisture sources and use a good roach bait. I wouldn t know what you have available in your...

Pest Control: crawfish mounds, image database, crayfish
image database, crayfish, mounds: First, I would love to get some images of this damage for our damage image database. High resolution would be great as well as placing objects in the image to help show scale like a quarter or ruler. My e-mail is svantassel2@unl.edu Unfortunately, there...

Pest Control: crawfish, wildlife damage control, animal damage control
wildlife damage control, animal damage control, murphys oil: I would love to get some pictures of the damage if you could e-mail them to me. I have never had the privilege to actually see it. You can send photos to svantassel2@unl.edu As for your problem, I would simply suggest visiting http://icwdm.org/handbook/reptiles/Crayfish.asp...

Pest Control: crickets, granular insecticide, thumb tack
granular insecticide, thumb tack, lowe s: Hi Doug, Sorry about the delay in answering, but the schedule has been horrendous, and this is the first chance in about 5 days to get online. Your problem is a common one, but unfortunately there is no repellent for the crickets. However, you may want...

Pest Control: critter in attic, flying squirrels, attic floor
flying squirrels, attic floor, dcon: Chances are your builder is wrong. Mice only need 3/8 of an inch. I seriously doubt your builder is willing to swear under oath that there isn t a 3/8 gap somewhere in the building. Rats only need an inch. Flying squirrels and reds about the same. You...

Pest Control: Any such critter?, portable propane heater, californian department
portable propane heater, californian department, laundry detergent: Hi Victoria, I love the sense of humor behind this question :) In our industry, over 80% of all bites are not bites. They are typically a reaction to a new laundry detergent, a new article of clothing, something new at work, and the list goes on and on....

Pest Control: Damage grass and pond adge, damage grass, species link
damage grass, species link, wildlife damage: I would need more info. But I would suspect it is a raccoon. You can visit http://icwdm.org/Inspection/Default.asp It will take you through a series of questions to help you identify the culprit. Once you know what animal it is or have it narrowed down,...

Pest Control: Dead mouse, good earth pest company, rodent problem
good earth pest company, rodent problem, smelly problem: Hello Jeanne, A dead mouse will smell exactly like a dead mouse, no different than any other dead animals. I don t know that I have ever noticed that they smell like sewer gas. Did the plumber check all the pipes that discharge your sewer under the house?...

Pest Control: Dead mouse in the wall?, fiberoptic scope, dead mouse
fiberoptic scope, dead mouse, electrical lines: Turn up the heat in your house and open the windows. The heat will help dry out the carcass, if that is what it is. Once it is dried out, the odor will dissipate. Patience will be key. Deodorize to smell. Otherwise, you may need to cut if you can t wait....

Pest Control: Dead Squirrel and Fly Problem, fireplace damper, fireplace area
fireplace damper, fireplace area, dead squirrel: Hi Keith, You need to get that carcass out of the chimney asap! The squirrel (or raccoon) is going to take a long time to decompose, and will eventually support enough flies to make the fireplace look like something out of a Hitchcock movie. Here are...

Pest Control: Dead Squirrel and Fly Problem, dead squirrels, dead squirrel
dead squirrels, dead squirrel, animal material: I guess my first question would be how do you know that you have dead squirrels in the ceiling of your home, as opposed to mice or someother animal. Don t be offended at my next suggestion, but you have to make sure that there is no animal material around...

Pest Control: Dead Squirrel and Fly Problem, fireplace damper, dead squirrel
fireplace damper, dead squirrel, fireplace area: The flies will cease when the food source is gone and the maggots mature and fly away. Assuming it is a squirrel, I would think up to two weeks. You are probably in the thick of it now. The squirrel won t completely decompose for some time as the maggots...

Pest Control: Dear Sir,First of all, I..., google, agricultural department
google, agricultural department, dioscorea: Good evening, I am not a phytochemist, and my expertise generally does not go as far as you require, but I did a search on Google.com and found a link that should lead you to many avenues of information: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rls=GGLD,GGLD:2004-03,GGLD:en&q=dioscorine+Dioscorea+hispida&spell=1...

Pest Control: Deer repellant suggestions, deer resistent plants, public easement
deer resistent plants, public easement, deer repellant: Hi Kenneth, I d love to give you an answer, but you are better off searching the internet for deer repellent on Google.com, and wading through their links. In my area, deer have never been a problem since it is quite suburban, and the closest deer population...

Pest Control: Destruction in our backyard, raccoon diseases, herd of elephants
raccoon diseases, herd of elephants, wild pigs: You have raccoons. The solution is to a. reduce the food source. NO food no problem. The problem with putting down grub poison after the problem starts is that it takes a while for the poison to do its job. So you could continue to have damage for several...

Pest Control: Drain flies, sink strainer, bottle brushes
sink strainer, bottle brushes, liquid works: Hi Karen, Drain flies are particularly annoying, and they will fly all over toward light or warmth. Unfortunately, the ultimate treatment for eliminating them is to scour the drainpipe from the strainer to the trap with a good grease-cutting cleanser. ...

Pest Control: Drain flies, drain fly, sewer work
drain fly, sewer work, sand flea: Leeann, The insect you describe does not sound like a drain fly. And it is unlikely they are coming from the main drain lines due to the water traps. Many times insects such as this are found here because they are seeking moisture, and sometimes just because...

Pest Control: Drain flies, drain fly, scrub brush
drain fly, scrub brush, bathroom sink: Hi. Since you are convinced that you have drain flies, I would concentrate on their harborage areas. Thoroughly clean the pipes where these flies breed. You might have to remove the trap, but then you can really clean the sides of the pipes in the areas where...

Pest Control: Droppings, carpet fiber, finished attic
carpet fiber, finished attic, attic space: Not enough information. How thick, how wide? Gooey texture just means it was fresh. Visit http://icwdm.org click on damage identification then feces identification for the types of questions I need answered. Photos would be great. svantassel2@unl.ed...

Pest Control: Drywood Terites, drywood termites, termite infestation
drywood termites, termite infestation, couple more years: Susan, Dry wood termites DO live in the wood that they infest and if you remove ALL of the wood they are in you will eliminate the termites. However ---and a big-- IF-- you remove all the infested wood. It is unlikely the only only areas the termites are...

Pest Control: Drywood Termites, mud dauber wasp, mud tubes
mud dauber wasp, mud tubes, fungus problem: Hi, From what you describe, it appears that having your unit checked would definitely be in order. The fact that the dwellings are attached immediately raises a red flag, not so much that you have a problem, but that the potential for a problem is present,...

Pest Control: daddy Long Legs, daddy long legs, tempo wp
daddy long legs, tempo wp, moth balls: Hi Zandra, The broom is probably the most efficient method of eliminating them, second only to a good shopvac. If they are only outside the house, there really isn t any danger to you, and they are basically insectivorous creatures (eat other insects),...

Pest Control: damage from mice, dead mice, leather couch
dead mice, leather couch, grade steel: Aileen, Certainly if mice have access to a structure that is only used a portion of the year, anything they can chew on is subject to damage. You need to make sure the cabin is sealed up so they cannot get in in the first place. They can enter a 1/4 inch...

Pest Control: dead animal /smell, odor neutralizers, mobile home park
odor neutralizers, mobile home park, maintenance man: The best way to approach the problem would be to have someone crawl under the home to remove the carcass. You mentioned that you are retired. You would want to find someone in your area (maybe maintenance man for the mobile home park?) to crawl under there...

Pest Control: there is a dead mouse lost in my room, dead animal removal, dead mouse
dead animal removal, dead mouse, skilled person: Lisa The mouse cascass is probably in one of your walls. They sometimes fall into wall voids from the attic, get trapped and die there. These can be very difficult to locate and require a skilled person. Look in your yellow pages under the animal removal...

Pest Control: dead mouse, pet mice, vinyl gloves
pet mice, vinyl gloves, dead mouse: You could call someone but they will have to go through the same process as you will to find it. If you decide to hire someone get a wildlife damage controller. Visit http://icwdm.org click solutions then service vendor. Then read our tips on how to hire...

Pest Control: deer problems, university of nebraska lincoln, deer problems
university of nebraska lincoln, deer problems, deer damage: Yea, I could have saved her the effort on the four foot fence. Great to keep out woodchucks, but it is nothing to a deer. Think 8 feet for deer. Controlling Deer damage Controlling deer damage to plantings can be a complicated affair depending on your...

Pest Control: deer repellent, birds and squirrels, deer repellent
birds and squirrels, deer repellent, google: Hi Bob, I ve heard this complaint before, and can t offer any suggestions other than increasing the dosage of repellent. Actually, the problem is exacerbated by the feeding, and they will brave the repellent to get to food. Of course, the best answer is...

Pest Control: deer repellents, electric fences, electric fence
electric fences, electric fence, invisible fence: In protecting plants, fencing is the best method. Fences can be electrical or strictly barrier. The best solution is a non-electric fence. It is the most guaranteed solution of any prevention control technique. http://www.wildlifedamagecontrol.com/deerfencenonelec.htm...

Pest Control: digger bees, digger bees, cicada killers
digger bees, cicada killers, guard bees: What you are describing are yellowjackets. They fly in and out and have guard bees. Control is easy. Find the hole - usually one,maybe two. In the evening when it cools down, get one of the aerosol wasp and hornet sprays that sprays up to 25 feet. Stand...

Pest Control: digger bees, digger bees, turf specialist
digger bees, turf specialist, cooperative extension office: Hi Margaret, I d love to help you with this one, but it sounds more like a problem that a turf specialist would know the answer to. My specialty is in the structural pests and wildlife control, but you would be better served if you contacted your local...

Pest Control: dogs peeing, local health department, soil acidity
local health department, soil acidity, decorative fence: Hi Rebekah, This is an ongoing problem in all places, and I have had similar occurrences of my own. Here are a few ideas, some more feasible than others. 1. Repellents generally don t work except in the laboratory. 2. Fencing works, but costs. ...

Pest Control: drawers with dog food, glue boards, species of mice
glue boards, species of mice, house mouse: Yes, it could be chipmunk. But it could also be from a rat, pack rat, and other species of mice. I would think if it was a house mouse that you would have seen droppings. I am concerned about your use of toxicants without knowing the culprit. This is DANGEROUS...

Pest Control: Something driving us nuts in the attic!, pest control companies, pencil sharpener
pest control companies, pencil sharpener, knawing: Identifying the damage. Inspections properly begin on the outside of your home. From what I gather, your pest control companies didn t put a ladder up on your house to look. Indoor inspections should only take place after the outside inspection is complete....

Pest Control: droppings, sheds, six weeks
sheds, six weeks, shape: Color of droppings is useless in determining what left it as color is often determined by what the animal is eating (just like our own stool changes color depending on our diet). Visit http://icwdm.org for a key on identifying droppings by size and shape....

Pest Control: dry-rot termites, wood destroying insects, ant spray
wood destroying insects, ant spray, boracare: Hi Frank, Although we do receive some training and familiarization with drywood termites when we certify, they are not a common problem here in the New York area, but tend to be more common in warmer climates. They are not, therefore, one of my specialties....

Pest Control: dry wood termits, termits, spot applications
termits, spot applications, wall pipe: Don, This sounds like a job for the pro s. Many times when you find drywood termites in one location they are in other locations.Have the property carefully inspected. Fumigation may be needed if multiple areas are found. Spot applications of many labeled...

Pest Control: Earwigs..., certified pest control, dark areas
certified pest control, dark areas, water problems: Mike, Sorry for the delay. Earwigs are a pest that do not damage the home. However can be a real nuisance, and some have reported some allergic reactions when in large numbers. Moisture and harborage are the key factors that you can control to limit the...

Pest Control: Effectiveness of D-Con Pest Control, pest control company, screen porch
pest control company, screen porch, squrrel: dennis mice and rats will chew on wiring and also squrriels and can cause a fire as well so take care of this ASAP ! I suggest purchasing a havaheart squrrel trap ! Put nuts and peanut butter in it ! D con casuses severe internal bleeding of the animal...

Pest Control: Extra large bee like insect, cicada killers, cicada killer
cicada killers, cicada killer, sting humans: Hi Lisa, I think what you are seeing is probably; cicada killers and the extra large flies are cicadas. The abdomen of the cicada killer is black with yellow spots. The cicadas don t bite but do look like horse flies - only much larger. These solitary...

Pest Control: environmentally safe wasp control, wasp control, pest control company
wasp control, pest control company, suit check: Maya, Yellow jackets are very dangerous and can be provoked to attack very easy. I do NOT recommend this be handled by homeowners without the proper protective equipment (full bee suit, hat, veil, boots, proper gloves, etc.) and note: they can still sting...

Pest Control: european hornets, lilac bushes, worth a shot
lilac bushes, worth a shot, organic farm: Hi Krister. This is a frustrating problem. The hornet usually doesn t kill the trees. There isn t anything you can spray for the hornets on the lilacs anyway so don t worry about that. some say that by letting them harvest the plant they like, they won...

Pest Control: Finding a rat, target animals, rodent problems
target animals, rodent problems, foundation cracks: Mike, I wish I could tell you there was some magic way to find a dead rodent in a wall. It sounds as though you are going to have to find the cause of the offensive odor the old fashion way, open the areas of concern and clean it out. Make sure when you find...

Pest Control: FLIES, chicken carcasses, runoff problems
chicken carcasses, runoff problems, poultry farm: Hi Rebecca. Unfortunately you are in a situation where you will not ever totally be rid of flies. They are a necessary part of decomposing the chicken carcasses and manure on the farm. Here is what I would suggest though. There are zoning rules, setback...

Pest Control: Fleas, insect boards, urban pest management
insect boards, urban pest management, residual materials: Mary, It sounds as though you are experiencing a re-hatch of fleas. This is not unusual and the activity you are experiencing is within the time frame I would expect. There should be residual materials on the carpeted ares of the home that will effect the...

Pest Control: Fleas in house?, cooperstown ny, bug bomb
cooperstown ny, bug bomb, vacuum bag: Hi Elizabeth. I m assuming they had an animal inside. frequent vacuuming will get rid of most of the larvae. They dont live on the animal but will be where the animal rested or slept. Concentrate on those areas. Throw away the vacuum bag after each vacuuming...

Pest Control: Fleas in my new home!, adult fleas, smooth surfaces
adult fleas, smooth surfaces, adulticide: DeAnna, For flea control to be properly completed is a fairly large operation and I would recommend a Pest control management Pro. for this application. The following procedure is advisable. 1. Do all the cleaning first. Vacuum all the floors very well....

Pest Control: Fleas, upstairs neighbors, coccoon
upstairs neighbors, coccoon, optonline net: Hi Ryan, Fleas, by nature, do not infest countertop areas or microwaves, and I suspect that they are coming from someplace other than that, if in fact they are fleas. The most common flea is the Cat Flea, and it usually is brought into the home by a pet...

Pest Control: Flies, flies and more flies, cat litter box, blow flies
cat litter box, blow flies, dead animals: Ashley, My help will be directing you to follow a specific course. 1. Capture several of these insects. Do not damage them. They need to be near perfect. 2. Have them identified. POSITIVE. Some of the best sources for identification are the local extension...

Pest Control: Flies, drain flies, powder residue
drain flies, powder residue, pest identification: Hi, like I mentioned before, if you can draw a timeline on the problem with any cetain event at your property, you might be able to isolate the breeding grounds. If not, get the specific fly identified and then try and alter any breeding grounds that might...

Pest Control: Fly problem-outdoors, charcoal grill, food odor
charcoal grill, food odor, trash cans: Hi Ron, Too bad I didn t get this two weeks ago- I was in Phoenix on the 16th thru the 18th for a family wedding. Terrific city. Here are a few suggestions: 1. Make sure all recyclables are washed thoroughly, and the container is kept as far from...

Pest Control: Frogs in the pond., frogs in a pond, frog problem
frogs in a pond, frog problem, frog population: Hello Abhi, The answer to frogs in a pond for you will be about the same as the others, Their is no short fast answer. Frogs and ponds are like that movie Build it and they will come it is really that simple. Put a hole in the ground with water and you...

Pest Control: Frogs, mercury vapor lights, sodium vapor
mercury vapor lights, sodium vapor, natural pest control: Eddy, Frogs as a rule are a great natural Pest Control and many people would love them. However a pest is like a weed, A flower where you DON T want it, is a weed. The answer is really to move their food source. Security lights 1. Change the UV signature...

Pest Control: Fruit Flies?, apple cider vinegar, tiny bowl
apple cider vinegar, tiny bowl, drain pan: Drew, The first thing that needs to be done is to have the pest positively identified. Take the pest to the local Extension agent or a local pest management pro. and get a ID. If they are actually Fruit Flies look at areas that are moist and have organic...

Pest Control: Fruit Flies/ Bug Bomb/Safety for Cat, bug bomb, water dish
bug bomb, water dish, food dish: Hi Candace, Sealing the door with the tape and a towel should work well to protect the cat, and don t open the window too far-you don t want to have the cat jump or fall, and I have to assume it s an indoor cat who should not be outside. The aerosol...

Pest Control: Fruit Flies, chlorine bleach, fruit flies in the house
chlorine bleach, fruit flies in the house, bug bomb: Hi Sandy, The flies will probably linger on for some time if not eliminated. However, they are quite fragile, so using a fogger should be the last resort. My suggestion is to use an over-the-counter aerosol used for flying insects and labeled for indoor...

Pest Control: Ants, mule team borax, bull ants
Pest Control: Ants, mule team borax, bull ants, laundry

Pest Control: Ants in basement after flood, ants, bayer
Pest Control: Ants in basement after flood, ants, bayer, flood

Pest Control: animal destroying patio cushions!, patio furniture cushions, squirrel
Pest Control: animal destroying patio cushions!, patio furniture cushions, squirrel, mouths

Pest Control: ants, structural pest management, field knowledge
Pest Control: ants, structural pest management, field knowledge, ant bait

Pest Control: armadillo problem, armadillos, home remedies
Pest Control: armadillo problem, armadillos, home remedies

Pest Control: Bee/wasp repellent, couple of days
Pest Control: Bee/wasp repellent, couple of days

Pest Control: BITING FLYING ANTS, flying ant, swarm
Pest Control: BITING FLYING ANTS, flying ant, swarm

Pest Control: Birds on the porch, pest birds, aids hiv
Pest Control: Birds on the porch, pest birds, aids hiv, permanent solutions

Pest Control: Box Elders, dish soap, couple tablespoons
Pest Control: Box Elders, dish soap, couple tablespoons, warm water

Pest Control: Bushy tailed wood rat?, red squirrels, ceiling tiles
Pest Control: Bushy tailed wood rat?, red squirrels, ceiling tiles, northwest territories

Pest Control: bats, bat guano, aids hiv
Pest Control: bats, bat guano, aids hiv, ultrasonic waves

Pest Control: bird mites, bird mites, current information
Pest Control: bird mites, bird mites, current information, peopla

Pest Control: no subject, fabric softener, detergent
Pest Control: no subject, fabric softener, detergent, allergic reaction

Pest Control: black widows inside, little peace of mind, hour glass
Pest Control: black widows inside, little peace of mind, hour glass, peace of mind

Pest Control: brick pest, bricks, sidewalk
Pest Control: brick pest, bricks, sidewalk

Pest Control: building own rat trap, taking the bait, traps
Pest Control: building own rat trap, taking the bait, traps, pest control specialists

Pest Control: Car engine damage from squirrels, coolant tubes, rodent damage
Pest Control: Car engine damage from squirrels, coolant tubes, rodent damage, cozy resort

Pest Control: Carpenter Ants- Cincinnati Ohio, water leak, letter writer
Pest Control: Carpenter Ants- Cincinnati Ohio, water leak, letter writer, safety equipment

Pest Control: Carpet Beetle Larvae, positive id, imo
Pest Control: Carpet Beetle Larvae, positive id, imo

Pest Control: Caterpillars lokk like bird droppings, meyer lemon tree, peace of mind
Pest Control: Caterpillars lokk like bird droppings, meyer lemon tree, peace of mind, butterflies

Pest Control: camel crickets, laundry room
Pest Control: camel crickets, laundry room

Pest Control: carpenter ants, carpenter ants, wet wood
Pest Control: carpenter ants, carpenter ants, wet wood, foragers

Pest Control: carpenter ants, foam insulation, metal roof
Pest Control: carpenter ants, foam insulation, metal roof, vaulted ceiling

Pest Control: carpet beetle larvae problem, varied carpet beetles, extreme nature
Pest Control: carpet beetle larvae problem, varied carpet beetles, extreme nature, tea tree oil

Pest Control: centipede /camel cricket repellant, piles, camel crickets
Pest Control: centipede /camel cricket repellant, piles, camel crickets, google

Pest Control: Many, many cleat sized holes in dead grass area, beetles, rodents
Pest Control: Many, many cleat sized holes in dead grass area, beetles, rodents, insects

Pest Control: crawfish mounds, fertilizer, lime
Pest Control: crawfish mounds, fertilizer, lime

Pest Control: Dead mouse, sewer gas smell, dead mice
Pest Control: Dead mouse, sewer gas smell, dead mice, dead bodies

Pest Control: Drain flies, drain pipe, last generation
Pest Control: Drain flies, drain pipe, last generation, slab

Pest Control: Effectiveness of D-Con Pest Control, pvc pipe, snail bait
Pest Control: Effectiveness of D-Con Pest Control, pvc pipe, snail bait, harborage

Pest Control: feces identification, pinky finger, porch light
Pest Control: feces identification, pinky finger, porch light, front porch

Pest Control: fly pupae, carpet, steam
Pest Control: fly pupae, carpet, steam, flies

Pest Control: flying squirrel
Pest Control: flying squirrel

Pest Control: Geese, goose control, seawalls
Pest Control: Geese, goose control, seawalls, free consultation

Pest Control: Ground Squirrels In House, pest control company, wildlife control
Pest Control: Ground Squirrels In House, pest control company, wildlife control, exit points

Pest Control: general concern about german roaches, german roaches, sticky traps
Pest Control: general concern about german roaches, german roaches, sticky traps, sticky trap

Pest Control: grey digger squirrels, tree root systems, christmas tree farms
Pest Control: grey digger squirrels, tree root systems, christmas tree farms, ground squirrel

Pest Control: ground moles in my yard, mole hill, little devils
Pest Control: ground moles in my yard, mole hill, little devils, semi circle

Pest Control: Holes in my backyard, rat holes, paycheck
Pest Control: Holes in my backyard, rat holes, paycheck

Pest Control: Holes in the lawn, worms or grubs, white worms
Pest Control: Holes in the lawn, worms or grubs, white worms, racoons

Pest Control: household solutions for killing flies/gnats, apple cider vinegar, milk jug
Pest Control: household solutions for killing flies/gnats, apple cider vinegar, milk jug, palmetto bugs

Pest Control: identifying feces, lizard, nsw australia
Pest Control: identifying feces, lizard, nsw australia

Pest Control: Lots of little white bugs/insects!!!, carpet moths, insecticide spray
Pest Control: Lots of little white bugs/insects!!!, carpet moths, insecticide spray, moths

Pest Control: lawn spiders, exterminator, spiders
Pest Control: lawn spiders, exterminator, spiders, much money

Pest Control: little light brown/tan bugs, exact same thing
Pest Control: little light brown/tan bugs, exact same thing

Pest Control: mice in car engine, frequency unit, deterrent system
Pest Control: mice in car engine, frequency unit, deterrent system, battery check

Pest Control: mice control, glue boards, pest control companies
Pest Control: mice control, glue boards, pest control companies, mouse mice

Pest Control: mice infestation, local health food store, health food store
Pest Control: mice infestation, local health food store, health food store, exterminators

Pest Control: mice or rats?, couch cushion, mouse traps
Pest Control: mice or rats?, couch cushion, mouse traps, dog food

Pest Control: mole removal, skin mole, mole removal
Pest Control: mole removal, skin mole, mole removal, blog

Pest Control: mole/vole damage to lawn, moles, vibrator
Pest Control: mole/vole damage to lawn, moles, vibrator, square feet

Pest Control: mosquito infestation, clorox, mosquitoes
Pest Control: mosquito infestation, clorox, mosquitoes, drains

Pest Control: mosquitos in the house, open doors, fast fliers
Pest Control: mosquitos in the house, open doors, fast fliers, bomb

Pest Control: mouse in my bbq, wooded area, mice
Pest Control: mouse in my bbq, wooded area, mice, traps

Pest Control: mouse problem, risk
Pest Control: mouse problem, risk

Pest Control: Opossum Under the house, food check, opossum
Pest Control: Opossum Under the house, food check, opossum, opossums

Pest Control: Pack Rats in Whitefish Montana, bathroom area, septic system
Pest Control: Pack Rats in Whitefish Montana, bathroom area, septic system, plumbing

Pest Control: PEST CONTROL CONTRACT, intimidation, business day
Pest Control: PEST CONTROL CONTRACT, intimidation, business day, cell phone provider

Pest Control: pack rat .., cave creek arizona, new technology
Pest Control: pack rat .., cave creek arizona, new technology, animals

Pest Control: pest management, pest population, integrated pest management
Pest Control: pest management, pest population, integrated pest management, pests

Pest Control: possible termite issue, pest control company, termiticide
Pest Control: possible termite issue, pest control company, termiticide, termites

Pest Control: powder post beetles, hard wood floors, vikane
Pest Control: powder post beetles, hard wood floors, vikane, boracare

Pest Control: How to prevent stink bugs from getting in!, plant pests, types of insects
Pest Control: How to prevent stink bugs from getting in!, plant pests, types of insects

Pest Control: Rabbits eating hosta, pests
Pest Control: Rabbits eating hosta, pests

Pest Control: Raccoon under porch, holes in yard., screening material, mothballs
Pest Control: Raccoon under porch, holes in yard., screening material, mothballs, raccoons

Pest Control: Rat control, cat food, rats
Pest Control: Rat control, cat food, rats

Pest Control: Rat Droppings Clean Up, nitrile gloves, rat droppings
Pest Control: Rat Droppings Clean Up, nitrile gloves, rat droppings, pest infestation

Pest Control: Rat Epidemic, pest control specialists, pest control operator
Pest Control: Rat Epidemic, pest control specialists, pest control operator, integrated pest control

Pest Control: Rat proof the car, bonnet, rats
Pest Control: Rat proof the car, bonnet, rats, glue

Pest Control: Rats, contamination in crawl space, garden snails, tight installations
Pest Control: Rats, contamination in crawl space, garden snails, tight installations, ductwork

Pest Control: Rats having a feast on my car engine, city rats, baltimore city
Pest Control: Rats having a feast on my car engine, city rats, baltimore city, car engines

Pest Control: Roach Bait, stomach poison, cellular tissue
Pest Control: Roach Bait, stomach poison, cellular tissue, incorrect statements

Pest Control: Roach (Palmetto Bug) War, straw broom, water bugs
Pest Control: Roach (Palmetto Bug) War, straw broom, water bugs, boric acid

Pest Control: Rodents in attic, roof rats, noise in the attic
Pest Control: Rodents in attic, roof rats, noise in the attic, exterminator

Pest Control: rabbits killing new lawn?, rabbit droppings, rabbits
Pest Control: rabbits killing new lawn?, rabbit droppings, rabbits, poultry wire

Pest Control: How to get rid of powderpost beetles, exit holes, sand seal
Pest Control: How to get rid of powderpost beetles, exit holes, sand seal, unfinished wood

Pest Control: Sand Box Mites?, couple of days, insect
Pest Control: Sand Box Mites?, couple of days, insect, good luck

Pest Control: Skunks tearing up new sod, laurie sheppard, opossum
Pest Control: Skunks tearing up new sod, laurie sheppard, opossum, term solution

Pest Control: Small flying insect identification, vermicompost, fruit flies
Pest Control: Small flying insect identification, vermicompost, fruit flies, red eyes

Pest Control: Small Woodpecker pecking holes into house siding, vinegar and water, rain storm
Pest Control: Small Woodpecker pecking holes into house siding, vinegar and water, rain storm, woodpeckers

Pest Control: Spiders!!
Pest Control: Spiders!!

Pest Control: Squealing Noise, alex lives, dana point
Pest Control: Squealing Noise, alex lives, dana point, animal sound

Pest Control: Sun Spiders/Wind Scorpions, sun spiders, lung failure
Pest Control: Sun Spiders/Wind Scorpions, sun spiders, lung failure, heart condition

Pest Control: very small brown jumping bugs in tub drain, silver fish, exterminator
Pest Control: very small brown jumping bugs in tub drain, silver fish, exterminator, natural substance

Pest Control: small holes all over the lawn, mole crickets, little creatures
Pest Control: small holes all over the lawn, mole crickets, little creatures, dead areas

Pest Control: small like worm in my shower, bug man, larva
Pest Control: small like worm in my shower, bug man, larva, dehumidifier

Pest Control: springtail lawn infestation, bifen, dry periods
Pest Control: springtail lawn infestation, bifen, dry periods, window sills

Pest Control: squirrels, fragrance spray, roofing siding
Pest Control: squirrels, fragrance spray, roofing siding, car engines

Pest Control: Terminex reputation?, best bet, reputable company
Pest Control: Terminex reputation?, best bet, reputable company, good job

Pest Control: Termites, wood fence posts, termite colonies
Pest Control: Termites, wood fence posts, termite colonies, hand sprayers

Pest Control: Termites, informative documentation, friends and neighbors
Pest Control: Termites, informative documentation, friends and neighbors, little bug

Pest Control: Tiny Black Gnat-Like Bugs Inside, knats, nusiance
Pest Control: Tiny Black Gnat-Like Bugs Inside, knats, nusiance, ants

Pest Control: Tiny brown bugs --how do I get rid of them?, garment bag, dfw area
Pest Control: Tiny brown bugs --how do I get rid of them?, garment bag, dfw area, white suit

Pest Control: Tiny caterpillar like insects found in my house, clothes moth larvae, silk threads
Pest Control: Tiny caterpillar like insects found in my house, clothes moth larvae, silk threads, inch worms

Pest Control: Tree frogs, dry spells, sewer pipe
Pest Control: Tree frogs, dry spells, sewer pipe, sewer system

Pest Control: Trouble trapping mice/rats, apartment, semissourian com
Pest Control: Trouble trapping mice/rats, apartment, semissourian com, bathroom sink

Pest Control: Can't find the source of Earwigs, plumbing pipes, rain gutters
Pest Control: Can't find the source of Earwigs, plumbing pipes, rain gutters, ornamental stones

Pest Control: termite control, better business bureau, termite treatment
Pest Control: termite control, better business bureau, termite treatment, friends and neighbors

Pest Control: What am I? Am i a thrip?, four months, vacuum
Pest Control: What am I? Am i a thrip?, four months, vacuum, bugs

Pest Control: tiny black bugs on kitchen ceiling, black bugs, tiny legs
Pest Control: tiny black bugs on kitchen ceiling, black bugs, tiny legs, drop shape

Pest Control: tiny jumping bugs, camel crickets, crickets
Pest Control: tiny jumping bugs, camel crickets, crickets, bugs

Pest Control: Unidentified noise behind wall, tie rack, fogger
Pest Control: Unidentified noise behind wall, tie rack, fogger, yellow jackets

Pest Control: WASP OR HORNET NEST, wasps nest, wasps
Pest Control: WASP OR HORNET NEST, wasps nest, wasps, austin tx

Pest Control: Woodchucks, pinesol, works like a charm
Pest Control: Woodchucks, pinesol, works like a charm, rags

Pest Control: yellow jacket, mr bales, wasp trap
Pest Control: yellow jacket, mr bales, wasp trap, paper wasps

Pest Control: yellow sac spiders, yellow sac spiders, montgomery county pa
Pest Control: yellow sac spiders, yellow sac spiders, montgomery county pa, maine

Pest Control: not sure who I fear more, the spiders or the pest control man., talstar pl, brown recluses
talstar pl, brown recluses, wasp freeze: Hi Andrea. I like you already - you are one of the few people who understands that organic does not mean safe. Organic just means its from nature rather than man made. One of our most cancerous insecticides is organic - tobacco. Rotenone from the chrysanthemum...

Pest Control: feces identification, frogs and toads, porch rails
frogs and toads, porch rails, tree frogs: Hi Christy, yes, the frogs and toads are coming to the porch because the light is on and the bugs are probably easy pickings! Turn the light off at night and they won t come. The feces you describe do sound like frog and or toad. They would have a lot of...

Pest Control: feces, coral springs florida, concrete porch
coral springs florida, concrete porch, patio lights: I would lean more towards lizard than frog. Your question is a little unclear but I am assuming you want to know how to stop the droppings from occurring on your porch. If that is correct, the easiest and most effective solution would be to screen in the porch....

Pest Control: I fell through my yard, sink holes, prairie dogs
sink holes, prairie dogs, woodchucks: It isn t moles. Without more information can t say what it is or isn t. You didn t mention if you are near water, (ie beavers), have woodchucks, prairie dogs, how old the house is, how was it constructed. Florida even has sink holes. As for patching...

Pest Control: files control, pest control experts, insects
pest control experts, insects, flies: Thanks for your question, but I don t handle bugs. I only deal with wildlife and animals. I would suggest visiting pestweb.com or one of the pest control experts that handles insects. It will be important for that expert to know what kind of flies you...

Pest Control: flea and tick control, flea and tick control, adult fleas
flea and tick control, adult fleas, chemical combinations: Hi Dee, The chemical combinations you gave me are all familiar, although the brand names of the products aren t needed to know that all three would be effective. In this case, I would use the product with the greatest residual action (longest time between...

Pest Control: fleas, adult fleas, flea bomb
adult fleas, flea bomb, flea populations: Tanya, You have made the cat untouchable and now you are the new dinner plate for the fleas. The Fleas much prefer the taste of the host animals, and not really humans. The control of flea populations takes an understanding of the pest. I cannot get...

Pest Control: fleas - help!!!, flea fogger, fur toys
flea fogger, fur toys, food surfaces: Sara, I do not mean to be vague, however not knowing the products that were used or how they were utilized I can only make assumptions, and when it comes to safety, I must error to the side of precaution. Remove the items from the areas and treat the areas...

Pest Control: fleas., insect repellent, fleas
insect repellent, fleas, larvae: Hi Samantha, yes, eventually they will be gone for good, but they will bite you in the meantime. Wear insect repellent - especially around you legs. Also, keep vacuuming daily and get rid of the bag (or freeze it and reuse). This will pick up a lot of the...

Pest Control: flies getting in...., blow flies, chlorinated hydrocarbons
blow flies, chlorinated hydrocarbons, dead flesh: Hello Mike, Flies, Flies, Flies, they are everywhere and only going to get worse. WOW-- what good news. Now the details. Flies were your great grandmothers worse nightmare. The were part of the culture and how things were made. Think of pie safes, screened...

Pest Control: flies, vent pipes, bright sunny day
vent pipes, bright sunny day, fascia boards: Hi Steve, Unfortunately, the only reason to have large flies in the attic is a decaying carcass. However, the problem may not be in the attic. There are a few steps you can take to isolate the source. 1. Check the perimeter of the attic (eaves, fascia...

Pest Control: flour moth control, flour moths, moth traps
flour moths, moth traps, oatmeal cereal: Hi Carol. Two possibilitiies - either you missed the food source, or some of the caterpillars crawled away to pupate. They generally do that and can be found on the ceiling or in cracks in the cupboard. The new moths will reinfest the food. They can get...

Pest Control: fly breed/living conditions, flesh flies, bread and cereal
flesh flies, bread and cereal, george manning: Sara-- I m confused--without a nitch to provide development, flies may not exist. You see none but elude to dry foodstuffs and possible oven heat. I cannot place a generic fly problem in the mix. Send your landlord to me with questions/ So far I m not...

Pest Control: fly pupae, abc pest control, hands and knees
abc pest control, hands and knees, horror film: Hi Dana, I am willing to bet you had a dead animal - usually squirrell in the wall space. The flies decompose the carcass. The larvae pupate when they are done with it. They crawl away from the body to pupate. (could be under the crawl space too I suppose.,...

Pest Control: flying gnat plague, porch lights, species breed
porch lights, species breed, decomposers: Hi April, I answered this question yesterday but for some reason its still appearing in my in box, so I ll send it agian. The insect sounds like some type of Chironomid fly - or midge. They have very fuzzy antennae if you look closely. The heat didn...

Pest Control: flying insect, hand duster, insect question
hand duster, insect question, window casings: Hello again-- The behavior of stinkbugs in areas that are below 43 degrees will be motionless but alive. Test them by placing them in a container at room temperature and then observe. The insecticides recommended are ok to use around dogs...

Pest Control: flying squirrel, squirrel problem, company flyers
squirrel problem, company flyers, tree squirrels: Unfortunately, you asked me to recommend someone but you didn t give me a city and state. I would suggest that you visit http://www.wildlifedamagecontrol.com/hiringprofessionals.htm It will give you tips on how to hire a professional. As for lists of...

Pest Control: fruit flies, how do i get rid of fruit flies, empty bottle
how do i get rid of fruit flies, empty bottle, larvae: Hi Claire, the only real way to get rid of fruit flies is to find the source of the larvae - some kind of overripe fruit or veggie - like potato or onion. That seems simple, but sometimes an apple or something falls behind the fridge, etc. Once you ve located...

Pest Control: Geese, canada geese, green grass
canada geese, green grass, natural pond: Canada Geese Problems with Canada geese continue to increase due to expanding habitat (humans like the same habitat that geese like such as green grass as ponds/lakes) and reduced hunting due to the animal rights protest industry and anti-hunting attitudes....

Pest Control: German roaches again, insect growth regulators, glue traps
insect growth regulators, glue traps, german roaches: Hi Crystal. I feel for you. I ve checked with a roach specialist and he asked how many bait stations you are using. he said you should have at least 15 out. (under sink, behind fridge, in drawers, under stove, beside stove and garbage can,etc.). He likes...

Pest Control: Gnat repelant, insect repelants, bug zapper
insect repelants, bug zapper, black fly: Hi Alan, Repellents are a touchy issue, but it s usually a question of finding one that works. Generally speaking, the repellents that contain larger percentages of deet, like Deep Woods Off, work the best. I assume that you refer to times when you are...

Pest Control: Gopher problem, pocket gophers, plant roots
pocket gophers, plant roots, tree roots: I assume by gophers you mean pocket gophers. Gophers mean different species depending on the part of the country you ar from. Trapping is highly effective. Visit http://www.icwdm.org/handbook/rodents/PocketGophers.asp As for toxicants, if you follow...

Pest Control: Gophers, trapper, traps
trapper, traps, southern california: Hi Esther, This is one of those cases where you need a professional trapper. The only effective way to get rid of the gophers is by employing harpoon traps, and they have to be set properly and safeguarded so that the pets can t get to them. There are some...

Pest Control: Gophers, desert community, open tunnel
desert community, open tunnel, pocket gophers: My first piece of advice is to buy more traps if you are having success with that particular trap model. there is a debate as to whether you should leave the tunnel open or not. I prefer not. there is also a video at my site on pocket gophers which will...

Pest Control: Gophers and Moles, dirt mounds, mole problems
dirt mounds, mole problems, problem animals: By grooves do you mean the grass is raised in a line so that when you walk on it, it collapses? Then that is moles. If it is grooves in the soil like someone dragged a one inch wide shovel through to score the ground then that is voles. Pocket gophers only...

Pest Control: Gophers/Voles/Moles??, pocket gophers, red dirt
pocket gophers, red dirt, varmits: I can simplify your quest a little here. Voles don t make mounds. So now the question is do you have pocket gophers or do you have moles? Part of that answer can be determined by where you live. the east coast doesn t have pocket gophers. But the midwest has...

Pest Control: Gophers, animal damage control, prairie dogs
animal damage control, prairie dogs, woodchucks: I would love to tell you. The problem is what animal are you talking about? I am not being funny here. Its just that gophers can mean, depending on what part of the country you are in, woodchucks, moles, pocket gophers maybe even prairie dogs. If you are...

Pest Control: Ground moles and Carpenter Bees., ground moles, getting rid of moles
ground moles, getting rid of moles, carpenter bees: I can t help you carpenter bees. My expertise is wildlife. Getting rid of moles Before anything make sure the problem you are complaining of is moles and not pocket gophers or voles. If voles visit http://icwdm.org/handbook/rodents/Voles.asp If...

Pest Control: Ground Squirrels In House, squirrel feeder, ground squirrels
squirrel feeder, ground squirrels, rat traps: Your first problem is you have not used enough traps. Think of using a couple of dozen. Second, vary your trap setting. Use some traps in blind sets (ie. without bait; location is critical, use expanded trigger rat traps), change bait, I trust you have removed...

Pest Control: Grubbing Skunks, trapping skunks, ultrasonic devices
trapping skunks, ultrasonic devices, wildlife control: Visit http://icwdm.org click on solutions and the handbook. There will be information on trapping skunks. Be sure to check the legalities of your state before initiating any wildlife control. Links to your state on the site as well under agencies. ...

Pest Control: general concern about german roaches, german roaches, townhouse apartment
german roaches, townhouse apartment, pest treatments: Hi Crystal. Unfortunatly, in a townhouse/apartment situation, roaches are inevitable becuase you can t control your neighbors. It sounds like you are doing what you need to do. Make sure the PCO is spraying different products periodically so the roaches...

Pest Control: gnats, drain fly, chlorox
drain fly, chlorox, windows doors: Hi Bill, there are several different insects people call gnats. The true gnat lives outdoors and flies in open windows, so closing the windows, doors, etc. is the only option - there is no gnat spray. There is a drain fly that breeds in organic material...

Pest Control: gnats, flying insects, window screens
flying insects, window screens, potted plants: Mark, There are over-the-counter products that are designed for dealing with flying insects. However this is only going to address the ones currently in the home and will do nothing for those waiting to take their place. The first thing would be to identify...

Pest Control: gnats in the house, garbage area, drain flies
garbage area, drain flies, fruit flies: Hi Jerome. I m thinking what you are seeing are not actually gnats but are either fruit flies or drain flies. Maybe you can look them up online to see pictures to narrow it down. Drain flies breed in organic matter stuck in the elbow of the pipes. A cup...