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Pest Control: insect repellent plants, citronella candles, pot plant
citronella candles, pot plant, insect repellent: I m not aware of any specific plant that repels mosquitoes. However, if these plants have excessive moisture, in their water holding pans or the plant soil itself, this would actually be a breeding ground for mosquitoes. It only takes around 4 days for them...

Pest Control: insect sawdust, wood destroying insects, vipor
wood destroying insects, vipor, north louisiana: Tee, Certainly the application of products hasn t helped the situation, you need the help of a professional that is knowledgeable in the area of wood destroying insects. This problem needs to be physically examined by an expert in this field. Anyone with...

Pest Control: insecticide, pesticide applications, bed frame
pesticide applications, bed frame, label directions: Paola, I have no way of knowing what you sprayed, how you sprayed, or even for what pest you sprayed. I recommend you check the label and follow it very carefully. If it does not specifically state the pest and the application do not use for the application....

Pest Control: insects(ants0, household items, label directions
household items, label directions, good answer: Without proper identification of the insect any good answer is not really possible. As far as the use of OTC pesticides please follow all label directions. If you are referring to the application without the use of OTC pesticides more detailed info will be...

Pest Control: insects coming in thru windows, insect invasion, philadelphia suburb
insect invasion, philadelphia suburb, thin legs: Hi chris. I m not sure what the insects you are describing are. If you could send a digital picture it would help jlmacie@uga.edu Baring that - sealing around the windows might help. they can t come in through a closed window but they can if it is not...

Pest Control: I am interested in purchasing..., mosquito trapper, stagnant ponds
mosquito trapper, stagnant ponds, bird baths: Hi, I have not had any personal experience with these units but I have heard good things about them. From my understanding, 1 unit will cover about 1/3 acre and it could take about 24 hours before you achieve the maximum results. I don t have any specific...

Pest Control: June Bugs, june bugs, orange legs
june bugs, orange legs, junebugs: Thanks, Joanne. I m still leaning toward cicada (digger wasps are black with red spots and not really like you have described) - also could be cicada killers - but again they aren t striped - i m just thinking of something that big. June bugs generally come...

Pest Control: June Bugs, soil insecticide, japanese beetles
soil insecticide, japanese beetles, june bugs: Hi Lisa, There are Japanese Beetles that are the size of a dime and are bronze and metallic green. There are a whole host of related beetles - may, green june, chafers, etc. I m not sure which you have, but they all lay their eggs in lawns and the grubs...

Pest Control: Killing of animals, virtual wasteland, putting up a fence
virtual wasteland, putting up a fence, feral hogs: You seem to be asking two different questions. One, is there a way to keep them from coming onto the property and two is there a way to stop them from damaging the property? The answer to both is yes. First, putting up a fence can work. But it is expensive...

Pest Control: Killing moles, mole traps, catching moles
mole traps, catching moles, trapping moles: I am not sure I understand your point about loose soft soil and how that relates to using a harpoon trap. Have you been sucessful with the trap in catching moles? If not, then you are not using the equipment properly. As for mole tunneling. They can dig 100...

Pest Control: DO YOU KNOW A COUPLE..., termite baits, franchise companies
termite baits, franchise companies, termiticides: Hi, I wish I could recommend some chemistry for you, but the states have restricted sales of termiticides to the industry for several reasons, the most important one being that we are legally bound by environmental law to mix and apply the termiticides...

Pest Control: killing moles, mole traps, crystal draino
mole traps, crystal draino, initiative petition: It became illegal to trap moles in Washington state about 5 years ago after its citizens foolishly listened to the animal rights protest industry and voted by initiative petition to ban traps. I guess Washington residents think poison is better for the environment....

Pest Control: Lady Bugs, agriculture web, lady bugs
agriculture web, lady bugs, pest identification: Hi, I ve never heard of such a problem. Typically, lady bugs are predators of scale pests such as aphids and are most often found outdoors. My first recommendation would be to properly identify the pest and then treat accordingly. Your State Department of...

Pest Control: Lawn Damage, mole traps, toxic methods
mole traps, toxic methods, s central: Sounds like a mole. Photos would help. svantassel2@unl.edu You can also visit http://icwdm.org click on solutions then damage identification. It will ask you a series of questions to help you id the culprit. The reason you probably didnt find a...

Pest Control: Lawn Damage, e mail address, pocket gophers
e mail address, pocket gophers, dirt mound: If an animal was grubbing, then the turf/soil would be damaged as they would leave small divots in the ground/soil/grass as they dug for the insects. Simply having dead grass in one spot makes me wonder if a dog is urinating on your grass and killing it...

Pest Control: Lawn damage, skunk raccoon, electric fences
skunk raccoon, electric fences, grubs: I would agree that killing the grubs would work if you killed them prior to the initiation of the damage. It is too late now. You have two choices. 1. Let them finish feeding. Then reseed or trap. I have seen skunks continue to grub a lawn for 2 weeks...

Pest Control: Lawn damage, nuisance wildlife, deep holes
nuisance wildlife, deep holes, wildlife office: Greetings Mark, I know how frustrating this must be to have some unknown creature disfigure your landscaping overnight. I too have had to deal with similar situations at my own home. It is very likely that you may have Raccoons foraging for earthworms and...

Pest Control: Lawn damage, e mail address, damage plants
e mail address, damage plants, upstairs window: I wish you would send me a picture e-mail address is admin@wildlifedamagecontrol.com but from what you described it sounds like a vole. (if you have had snow then moles can burrow above the ground and beneath the snow as can voles). Here is information...

Pest Control: Lawn Pests, caddy shack, lawn pests
caddy shack, lawn pests, getting rid of moles: Getting rid of moles Before anything make sure the problem you are complaining of is moles and not pocket gophers or voles. If the latter two visit http://wildlifedamage.unl.edu and click on the wildlife publications link for the appropriate species. Moles...

Pest Control: Lawn problem, dirt spots, pencil eraser
dirt spots, pencil eraser, e mail: You would just send the photos to svantassel2@unl.edu the same e-mail at the site. Be sure 1. the photo is taken at the highest resolution your camera allows. 2. Take broad shots 3. Take close up shots with an object in the picture like a ruler to show...

Pest Control: Leaf Cutter Ants, leaf cutter ants, rosemary oil
leaf cutter ants, rosemary oil, george manning: Hi Arlene: Natural approaches that you might use are as follows: Spread wetable sulfur powder over the mounds and water in. You can use Rosemary oil soaked into the mounds. Obtain a product known as Eco-EXEMPT IC that contains 10% Rosemary and 90%...

Pest Control: Lesser Wax Moth Eradication in a home, moth eradication, moth balls
moth eradication, moth balls, wax moths: Hi Michael. i m sorry it has taken me a while to answer your question. i had to do some research becasue i ve never been asked this before! The waxmoths are decomposing the hive, so they are actually doing a good thing. The hive could attract another colony...

Pest Control: Life Science, cigarette butts, insect repellent
cigarette butts, insect repellent, elder generation: Hi, I haven t tried this one, but I understand that the repellent effect is due to the nicotine deposits in used filters. I don t know that I d want to put up with the stink from the tars and nicotine. Some of the elder generation used to save their...

Pest Control: Little bigs trying to come in through windows, southern ontario canada, tiny wings
southern ontario canada, tiny wings, flea killer: Hi Sue, you have stumped me. At first i was thinking springtails, but then you said some have wings and springtails do not. Midges do not jump. The only thing I can suggest is what you have been doing. If they are springtails, they will go away if it gets...

Pest Control: Little Holes in my yard, animal damage control, grub control
animal damage control, grub control, little holes: Sounds like a skunk grubbing your yard. To control transient skunks, those just walking through or eating up your lawn, you will need a similar sized trap properly baited. that is 7x7x24 inches long, single door. Pick up my booklet on skunk trapping http://www.wildlifedamagecontrol.com/skunkbooklet.htm...

Pest Control: Lots of little white bugs/insects!!!, carpet beetle larvae, carpet beetles
carpet beetle larvae, carpet beetles, bugs insects: Hi Katie, the only thing I can think it might be is carpet beetle larvae. They feed on natural materials like wool, leather, etc. The carpet in the bottom may have wool in it. The best thing would be to take the carpet out. they will not stay where there...

Pest Control: large hole under porch, corporate travel agencies, rabbit repellant
corporate travel agencies, rabbit repellant, deer scram: Courtney, Depending on the headroom below the deck, the possibilities can be skunks, possum, raccoons or eve rabbits. Since you see rabbits, I m inclined to believe rabbits are ducking below the deck. Home Page About RabbitScram Products ...

Pest Control: lawn damage, proper pesticide, mysterious circles
proper pesticide, mysterious circles, milky spore: Barb, Sorry for the delay. Depending on the part of the country you are from it sounds as if the culprits are Skunks,Armadillos,. However the real problem is likely grubs that they are going after. This is the time of year when the grubs are eating the roots...

Pest Control: lawn damage from animal, birds and squirrels, damage plants
birds and squirrels, damage plants, pest controller: During winter snows, voles and mice will burrow under the snow. The damage to your lawn could be from either species. Voles damage plants through eating the roots and/or girdling plants. (if you are having damage to the bark on the lower portions of the...

Pest Control: lawn damage, skunk odor, ground hogs
skunk odor, ground hogs, chainlink fence: Skunks If the skunk is just damaging your grass, one solution is just to let him finish grubbing it out. Their effort is free and you will be essentially grub free when they are done. Exclusion: If you live in a fenced area, then exclusion would be...

Pest Control: lawn spiders, insect id, pesticide alternatives
insect id, pesticide alternatives, proper id: I do not have the proper insect ID to suggest a treatment application. I would suggest a licensed pest management pro to inspect and ID the insect. Then they could suggest some treatment options. Many of the pesticides today are much safer than in the past,...

Pest Control: little grey bugs, snow fleas, exterminator
snow fleas, exterminator, something fun: Hi Gary, I m pretty sure the insects you are seeing are called collembola. They are nicknamed snow fleas because they often appear during the winter too. They are harmless - don t bite, etc. They are pretty soft bodied so you can wash them off with a hard...

Pest Control: little light brown/tan bugs, bed bugs, identifying insects
bed bugs, identifying insects, room mate: Layla, I am sorry but identifying insects without actually looking at them and sometimes I have to use a microscope I can not be of much help to identify them. However I can help you in that process. Utilize the local extension agent. This is usually from...

Pest Control: little worms in my mattress, inch worms, mattress cover
inch worms, mattress cover, inch worm: Denis, Go out and collect some of the worms . Nobody will be able to identify them without being able to see them and key them out. Take the samples to a local extension agent, or pest pro for positive identification. Without proper ID no procedures...

Pest Control: little yellow bugs, pest control, new york state
pest control, new york state, tampa fl: i HAVE A FRIEND IN TAMPA HOWARD BRIGHT THE NAME OF HIS COMPANY IS ANTI PESTO MENTION i REFERRED YOU TO THEM tHEY CAN HELP YOU OUT AND THEY ARE VERY PROFESSIONAL iM LOCATED IN nEW yORK STATE BUT i HAVE PEST CONTROL FRIENDS ALL OVER THE...

Pest Control: Mice, wide gap, harborage
wide gap, harborage, dead mouse: The answer is simply to secure your building. That means every 1/4 inch wide gap in your home must be sealed from the outside. Removal of outside harborage and food will also help. Visit http://www.wildlifedamagecontrol.com/solutions.htm for more information...

Pest Control: Mice, mouse program, cautious hope
mouse program, cautious hope, first job: If it is inside the wall, the bigger question is why is it still alive? It eventually needs water 1st and then some sort of nutrition. That is why I was suggesting to look for an area of activity. Also, if you haven t actually seen this thing, it may not be...

Pest Control: Mice, pine plank flooring, controlling mice
pine plank flooring, controlling mice, nebguide: I have some information on mouse control below. But let me first give you a couple of insights. First, mice climb. Average home range for a mouse is about 10-30ft. So if you don t aggressively control the population you can have a mating pair continue to crank...

Pest Control: Mice, fiberoptic scope, magic solution
fiberoptic scope, magic solution, dead mouse: The mouse shouldn t smell after a month but that also depends on a variety of factors including moisture. I would be checking moisture levels. A more important question is why are the mice dying. Did they become trapped in the walls, a rare but not unheard...

Pest Control: Mice?, blown insulation, sudden influx
blown insulation, sudden influx, dogs food: Dear Liz: You have the right idea when placing this food source in a tight fitting container. It should be a metal container or a container that your pet store will guarantee not chewable by mice. If the droppings are the size and shape of rice and...

Pest Control: Mice, rubber insulation, glue boards
rubber insulation, glue boards, fence row: Hello Tracy-- A female mouse becomes pregnant at six weeks and during nursing becomes pregnant again. Food supply is essential. Even scraps below stove grill are consumed by mice. Do you keep grass seed in your garage, bird seed, cat or dog feed? Take...

Pest Control: Mice, mouse traps, rodent control
mouse traps, rodent control, cotton balls: Hello Moya, I am happy to hear you are not willing or have not used poisons for your mouse problem. There are several reasons why that is not a good first choice for rodent control. As for trapping, you are on the right track. I suggest the old fashioned...

Pest Control: Mice in Apartment, humane traps, mouse traps
humane traps, mouse traps, homemade solutions: Hi Rachel, I apologize for not answering in a more timely manner, but the schedule has been crazy, and I haven t gotten online for about 5 days. Let me first say that nothing you have done has either caused, or been conducive to, the problem. Mice are...

Pest Control: Mice in outdoor BBQ, outdoor bbqs, outdoor bbq
outdoor bbqs, outdoor bbq, drip pan: The short answer is no. You are correct in realizing that you live next to a large mouse reservoir and you get the overflow. You will waste a lot of time looking for some repellent that will drive the animals away from your property. It doesn t exist nor...

Pest Control: Mice, balloon construction, wall stud
balloon construction, wall stud, attic area: Hi David, As you have found, the tradeoff for the effectiveness of bait is the odor problem, and none of us likes it. There is a trick you can use with snap traps to make them more effective. Mice always walk or run along a vertical surface like a wall...

Pest Control: Misquitos, household concoction, tiki torches
household concoction, tiki torches, porch light: Hi Lisa, The standing water and the lack of a breeze are definitely aggravating the problem. All you need is a 5 mph breeze to be mosquito-free. I did a little research, and found a very interesting site: http://www.mosquitobarrier.com/ The writeup...

Pest Control: Moisture Ants, residual liquids, fungus problems
residual liquids, fungus problems, proper id: Chris, The very first thing to do (after you stop the water) is to properly identify the ants. I mean the actual species and type. It is imperative that a proper ID is accomplished to determine the proper treatment. Ants are very different in their feeding...

Pest Control: Mold infestation, mold remover, mold infestation
mold remover, mold infestation, cubic feet per minute: Hi Deana, Having a respiratory sensitivity to mold, myself, I ve looked into the mold problem a little. My instincts tell me that there has been considerable moisture present in that bathroom for a long time, and that, combined with temperature conditions,...

Pest Control: Mole infestation, victor mole traps, commercial mole
victor mole traps, commercial mole, mole infestation: Hi Felix, I wish I could think of something else for you to try, but the only thing I can think of is that you haven t found the main runway to set the Victor traps in. If you are working the branch tunnels, the likelihood of a catch is greatly diminished....

Pest Control: Mole Problem, mole holes, getting rid of moles
mole holes, getting rid of moles, pocket gophers: Getting rid of moles Before anything make sure the problem you are complaining of is moles and not pocket gophers or voles. If the latter two visit http://www.wildlifedamagecontrol.com/solutions.htm and click on the appropriate species. Moles eat insects...

Pest Control: Mole removal, mole traps, mole repellers
mole traps, mole repellers, pocket gophers: You are wise to think twice about those so called mole repellers. There is no scientific evidence that they work. Let me assure you that the harpoon trap and all mole traps work. The problem is how the traps are used. Don t bother with poison peanuts, moles...

Pest Control: Moles, pocket gophers, getting rid of moles
pocket gophers, getting rid of moles, sized holes: 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 moles visit http://icwdm.org/wildlife/mole.asp . Moles eat insects...

Pest Control: Moles, new mole, mole control
new mole, mole control, kitty litter: Mole control is really easy with proper training. I like traps as they are toxicant free and you get a confirmed kill. Unfortunately, the silly citizens of Washington State and Massachusetts listened to the animal rights protest industry so they have banned...

Pest Control: Moles in my beautiful lawn, three mounds, pocket gophers
three mounds, pocket gophers, saint louis mo: The reason why your trap didn t work is the following. 1. it wasn t set in the right tunnel, 2. the mole never used that tunnel after building 3. you didn t set the trap correctly, As you will see below trapping is extremely effective. But using one trap...

Pest Control: Moles in lawn, getting rid of moles, pocket gophers
getting rid of moles, pocket gophers, mole control: I only deal with wildlife damage problems. I would direct you to someone else regarding dealing with the stress on your lawn. Mole control Getting rid of moles Before anything make sure the problem you are complaining of is moles and not pocket gophers...

Pest Control: Moles on new lawn, getting rid of moles, pocket gophers
getting rid of moles, pocket gophers, mole problems: 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 moles visit http://icwdm.org/wildlife/mole.asp . Moles eat insects...

Pest Control: Moles!!!!, pocket gophers, getting rid of moles
pocket gophers, getting rid of moles, dry periods: Getting rid of moles Before anything make sure the problem you are complaining of is moles and not pocket gophers or voles. If the latter two visit http://www.wildlifedamagecontrol.com/solutions.htm and click on the appropriate species. Moles eat insects...

Pest Control: Mosquito control, mosquito magnet, mosquito control
mosquito magnet, mosquito control, category license: Hi Martin, My knowledge of mosquito control is generally limited to training seminars. I am also familiar with the chemical donuts available at Home Depot, etc., to kill larvae in standing water that cannot be drained off. The Mosquito Magnet, like...

Pest Control: Mosquito lava, mosquito larvae, catalog products
mosquito larvae, catalog products, rainy season: Hi Jennifer. Here is a url for a site that might suit your needs... http://www.bugspray.com/catalog/products/page336.html There are probably similar options but I haven t personally used any specific one. This type of treatment would require an aquatics...

Pest Control: Mosquitoes, Pyrethreum & Pyrethrins, smudge pot, natural insecticide
smudge pot, natural insecticide, smudge pots: Ed, Answer to the smoke is really the same. It just messes up their ability to find you. They track you down from CO2 and heat. The smoke disrupts this to some degree. And with the addition of some of the over the counter products you burn it will be more...

Pest Control: Moth control, indian meal moth, clothes moths
indian meal moth, clothes moths, adult moths: Hi Anne, Nice to get a question from Toronto. It s a beautiful city and a friendly place, and I have some friends there, as well. As far as your moths, are you sure that they are webbing clothes moths? Webbing clothes moths are usually confined to areas...

Pest Control: Moths, indian meal moths, gray moths
indian meal moths, gray moths, sorce: Hi Deb, are these little gray moths - maybe a quarter of an inch? If so, they are indian meal moths and are bredding in something like dog food, bird seed, dried products like grits and oatmeal? Do you have a pantry in the basement? Are any of these things...

Pest Control: Moths?, indian meal moth, clothes moths
indian meal moth, clothes moths, adult moths: Tough to diagnose without having a confirmed specimen. Your local Department of Agriculture should provide a free pest identification and probably some helpful advice as well. Here is a the web address for all 50 states... http://www.statelocalgov.net/50states-agriculture.htm...

Pest Control: Mouse, mouse traps, aggressive approach
mouse traps, aggressive approach, mouse trap: John Peanut butter and standard mouse traps work well. Use a light coating of peanut butter on the trigger of a standard Victor mouse trap. Traps like these here http://www.victorpest.com/store/product.asp?dept%5Fid=51&pf%5Fid=M033&mscssid=HE4UBM3P20WH8P9BGFC8XLP2V7A34VN4...

Pest Control: Mouse Bait, mouse trapping, mouse bait
mouse trapping, mouse bait, mouse control: Caramel, string, cotton, or if you buy expanded trigger traps and set them properly against walls where mice are travelling, you don t need bait at all. The biggest problem with mouse trapping is people fail to use enough traps. Think dozens, not one or...

Pest Control: Mouse Control, inch diameter hole, glue traps
inch diameter hole, glue traps, controlling mice: I have provided information on mouse control below but let me give some specific responses to your questions first. 1. I seriously doubt all the holes have been filled. Mouse exclusion is very hard to do. Mice only need 3/8 inch diameter hole to enter....

Pest Control: Mouse contamination on treasured items...., animal damage control, little tikes toys
animal damage control, little tikes toys, cabbage patch doll: Hantavirus For that kind of technical information, plus I am not a doctor, I am going to point you to the following web page which has links that may contain helpful information for you. Especially visit the one by the CDC. http://www.wildlifedamagecontrol.com/diseases/hantavirus.htm...

Pest Control: Mouse Problem, stainless steel mesh, silicone caulk
stainless steel mesh, silicone caulk, mesh screens: Hi again, Getting a professional in is always a good option if you think you ve exhausted the possibilities, but still suspect a problem. On the other hand, if you ve become skillful at finding and solving the problems, you can wait and see if any new problems...

Pest Control: Mouse problem, electromagnetic pulses, dead mice
electromagnetic pulses, dead mice, ultrasonic repellent: You asked a lot of questions. As for your ultrasonic repellent, hopefully you can take it back. There is little to no evidence they work in the real world. Mice Inspection for mice problems Learn how to investigate a mouse problem in a structure at...

Pest Control: Mouse, glue traps, spring traps
glue traps, spring traps, cotton balls: Are you certain it is a mouse? Young rats can look like mice. Rats are neophobic it can take up to two weeks before they interact with a new item in their environment. How many traps are you using? If you know for certain it is a mouse, then add more...

Pest Control: Mousetraps, industrial quantities, poor eyesight
industrial quantities, poor eyesight, cotton balls: Hi. Peanut butter seems to do the trick. Your problem might be the placement of the trap and not necessarily the bait itself. Make sure to place the trigger part of the trap up against the wall. Mice have poor eyesight and will usually run along edges. So,...

Pest Control: Moving with termites, okinawa japan, incubation period
okinawa japan, incubation period, flying insects: Hi John, Relax, and rest easy that you will not bring any termite condition to your new location. Termites move from the soil into structural wood from the ground and then up. The flying insects you saw were most likely reproductive swarmers, and you...

Pest Control: mice, controlling mice, catching mice
controlling mice, catching mice, growing family: You didn t mention what bait you were using and the kinds of traps you have been setting. It will be simpler for me to forward you to a couple of publications that will provide detailed information, probably more than you wanted to know but not more than...

Pest Control: mice, trapping mice, dead mice
trapping mice, dead mice, exclusion techniques: I doubt the odor would be a health risk. But remember illness is relative. A bad odor in some people can elicit a psychological response which then has physiological implications. Just note that some people faint at the sight of blood. The visualization doesn...

Pest Control: mice, predator urine, mouse traps
predator urine, mouse traps, control job: Glad you asked first before wasting your money and time on repellents for mice. Repellents for mice are good for one thing, repelling money from your wallet and savings account. You can certainly do the mouse control job yourself, provided you are willing...

Pest Control: mice, mouse population, best way to get rid of mice
mouse population, best way to get rid of mice, food increases: The best way to get rid of mice depends on your desires and the situation. Lots of info below to give you the background necessary to make an informed decision. Mice Inspection for mice problems Learn how to investigate a mouse problem in a structure...

Pest Control: mice, mice and rats, mouse control
mice and rats, mouse control, peanut butter: Frank, There is no repellents to keep the mice from trying to get into your van. I would suggest placing traps with peanut butter (providing there are not pets or children that will be harmed by them) near each of the wheels. This will hopefully catch any...

Pest Control: mice bait, mash potatoes, chocolate works
mash potatoes, chocolate works, mouse traps: Hi Larry, This may come as a shock, but the bait is not important, and I usually use none. Of course, most people think that it is important, so a tiny dab of peanut butter or chocolate works well. Of course, I must assume that the traps you are using...

Pest Control: mice and bats, controlling mice, dead mice
controlling mice, dead mice, mouse population: You need to become more successful in exclusion, and control. You have to decide right now how much you really want to solve the problem. You need to start controlling mice using multiple lines of defense. Control outside, inside, and tighten up your...

Pest Control: mice in car engine, mouse population, control campaign
mouse population, control campaign, campaign visit: The only way that I am aware of is to control either 1. the mouse population in your area or 2. prevent mice from getting access to your car. Garaging your car in a secure garage would be one way. Just mouse proof the garage. The other way is to launch a...

Pest Control: can mice climb a concrete wall?, animal damage, sill plate
animal damage, sill plate, basement window: Yes, a mouse can climb concrete including wires. It isn t uncommmon at all for new homes to have mice. Contractors generally worry about water not holes. If you take our free animal damage inspection course, you will see how easy it is for mice to enter a...

Pest Control: mice control, pest control companies, indoor cats
pest control companies, indoor cats, best way to get rid of mice: Different people may have different ideas on what is the best way to get rid of mice. 99% of Pest Control companies use rodenticides or mouse poison. This usually provides temporary relief to mouse problems. Once the bait is placed in the house the Mice...

Pest Control: mice in my house, glue trap, mouse mice
glue trap, mouse mice, snap trap: Mice Exclusion: Tighten the building. As long as openings arenít being used by insects or animals larger than mice, secure all of them ľĒ or larger with caulk, ľĒ sized hardware cloth or flashing. Use caution around weeping vents as they need to...

Pest Control: mice infestation, controlling mice, mice infestation
controlling mice, mice infestation, ultrasonic devices: Controlling Mice Controlling mice requires performing a number of activities in coordinated fashion. First, you must remove food sources, bird feeders that spill food to the ground etc. second, you must remove harborage, places where mice can live and third...

Pest Control: mice infestation, mice infestation, trash cans
mice infestation, trash cans, steel wool: Hi, I answered this the other night and they just informed me it hadn t gone through. Sorry for that. The main thing is to follow all label instructions of whatever product you use. Having said that, I would look into a bait. I m not sure what you have...

Pest Control: mice/insects, wildlife damage management, tiny mice
wildlife damage management, tiny mice, internet center: Mice only need a 1/4 gap. Insects less than that. Good inspections are tedious but well worth the effort. The Internet Center for Wildlife Damage management has a free online training course for inspection which will teach you how to do it. http://icwdm.org...

Pest Control: mice/moles, cayenne pepper, george manning
cayenne pepper, george manning, wire fence: Clarence-- May I suggest that you purchase oil of mustard or garlic or both. You can also plant in a pocket of cayenne pepper. the materials will repel rodents while the seeds are allowed to germinate. Beyond that period, you can prepare a barrier made...

Pest Control: mice or rats?, kitchen drawers, pack rats
kitchen drawers, pack rats, couch cushion: You didn t mention what part of the country you are in but yes, mice and rats (pack rats) store food. If you see that much food, chances are you will see droppings. Droppings will be the tell tale sign. Less than 1/4 inch think mice. larger think rat. ...

Pest Control: mice, cheese bread, setting the trap
cheese bread, setting the trap, that would make sense: Hi, your snap traps should do the trick. One of the main tricks with the snap traps, is to make sure that the trigger portion of the trap is against the wall and the trap itself is perpendicular. Also, add some more traps to the mix. Place them in the area...

Pest Control: mole damage to lawns, mole damage, rick frazier
mole damage, rick frazier, pocket gophers: Yes, there is a permanent solution to moles in your yard, but I can assure you that you won t like it. The solution is paving your lawn with asphalt or concrete. Since that isn t (hopefully) an option, take a look at the information below. Getting rid...

Pest Control: mole removal, getting rid of moles, pocket gophers
getting rid of moles, pocket gophers, mole removal: Getting rid of moles Before anything make sure the problem you are complaining of is moles and not pocket gophers or voles. If the latter two visit http://wildlifedamage.unl.edu and click on the wildlife publications link for the appropriate species. Moles...

Pest Control: mole/vole damage to lawn, vole damage, caster oil
vole damage, caster oil, moles voles: You need to be clear on which animal you are controlling as techniques differ for voles and moles. From the sound of your comments, you have moles and only secondarily voles who may be exploiting the tunnels dug my moles. Voles don t create berms in the soil....

Pest Control: moles, pocket gophers, getting rid of moles
pocket gophers, getting rid of moles, dry periods: I explain below what you should do. The short answer trapping didn t work for you because you need training. Please read the info carefully. Getting rid of moles Before anything make sure the problem you are complaining of is moles and not pocket gophers...

Pest Control: moles, wildlife problems, spring ring
wildlife problems, spring ring, silent spring: Removing food sources is one technique to control allwildlife damage. Here is theproblem with doing it for moles. Do you want to put products in your soil that eliminate worms? If you do. Does the Book Silent Spring Ring a bell? First, you have to determine...

Pest Control: moles, pest control operator, pet yorkies
pest control operator, pet yorkies, mole holes: Hi Leanna, The fact that you have dogs makes it difficult to solve the problem. Obviously, any chemicals that you decide to use must be able to work in the soil to kill the grubs without remaining residual on the surface. In this case, I would suggest contacting...

Pest Control: moles, pocket gophers, getting rid of moles
pocket gophers, getting rid of moles, dry periods: Getting rid of moles Before anything make sure the problem you are complaining of is moles and not pocket gophers or voles. If the latter two visit http://www.wildlifedamagecontrol.com/solutions.htm and click on the appropriate species. Moles eat insects...

Pest Control: moles, pocket gophers, getting rid of moles
pocket gophers, getting rid of moles, dry periods: Getting rid of moles Before anything make sure the problem you are complaining of is moles and not pocket gophers or voles. If the latter two visit http://www.wildlifedamagecontrol.com/solutions.htm and click on the appropriate species. Moles eat insects...

Pest Control: moles, pocket gophers, getting rid of moles
pocket gophers, getting rid of moles, dry periods: Getting rid of moles Before anything make sure the problem you are complaining of is moles and not pocket gophers or voles. If the latter two visit http://wildlifedamage.unl.edu and click on the wildlife publications link for the appropriate species. Moles...

Pest Control: moles, mole trap, summer thanks
mole trap, summer thanks, google: Hi Larry, My experience with moles is quite limited, and although I have done the work, it s always been with the Victor mole trap, the harpoon variety. Unfortunately, there aren t many other options available, and the biggest problem is identifying the...

Pest Control: moles, mulberry bush, flower beds
mulberry bush, flower beds, wildlife damage: Sorry, but you don t have moles. You have voles. Moles have no interest in plants. They are insectivores. Voles on the other hand, eat plants. visit http://icwdm.org click on guides then wildlife damage then rodents then voles. It will have plenty of research...

Pest Control: moles, mole hills, thumpers
mole hills, thumpers, mammals: You have a few options. Visit http://icwdm.org/handbook/mammals/Moles.asp to learn about most of them. Don t bother with ultrasound or those silly thumpers. American s do love magic though. But they don t work. Traps are very effective when people receive...

Pest Control: moles, crushed oyster shell, mole damage
crushed oyster shell, mole damage, oyster shells: Sure do. Traps, when the user is properly trained, are highly effective on moles. You can learn how to use them at http://icwdm.org There is also a toxicant called Talpirid that appears to have some efficacy. Most toxicants are plant based and moles don...

Pest Control: moles in basement, moles, mole
moles, mole, traps: Unfortunately, free range cats can really ravage the environment. I would strongly recommend that you convert your cat to indoor or fenced in areas. As for mole. Cats can catch moles, but it is rare. More likely your cat caught a vole. Moles are easily...

Pest Control: moles in crawl space, cst time, concrete pier
cst time, concrete pier, crawl space: My biggest concern here is whether the problem is actually moles and not some other burrowing creature. First, moles like any other animal would be attracted to a location because of food or shelter. Food being primary. The mole would also show damage...

Pest Control: moles or gophers, pocket gopher, little rascals
pocket gopher, little rascals, bait traps: Your first job it to decide what animal you actually have. Moles and your term gopher is I assume pocket gopher. They are different critters. Gassing doesn t work for either so don t waste your time. You should visit http://wildlifedamage.unl.edu Read...

Pest Control: moles, victor mole traps, pocket gophers
victor mole traps, pocket gophers, mole hills: Moles are primarily underground but occassionally they do come above ground. Getting rid of moles Before anything make sure the problem you are complaining of is moles and not pocket gophers or voles. If the latter two visit http://www.wildlifedamagecontrol.com/solutions.htm...

Pest Control: mosquito infestation, mosquito infestation, biting insect
mosquito infestation, biting insect, insect repellent: Mosquitos breed in standing water. so they aren t (shouldn t be) coming from inside. They would be coming in a screen, open door, etc. Find how they are getting in first. There is no spray for inside the home. Look outside for standing water and eliminate...

Pest Control: mosquito lava, mosquito larvae, slime mold
mosquito larvae, slime mold, ear fungus: Hi Eve. I don t believe it could be mosquito larvae. they have to be in standng water and they are not yellow nor cauliflower like. They could be in the pond. They would look like brown squiggling worms. Fish would take care of them there tho - or mosquito...

Pest Control: mosquitos in the house, mosquito season, tiny cracks
mosquito season, tiny cracks, insect repellent: Hi Gretchen, the mosquitoes come in from outside and can get in very tiny cracks and crevices, when the door is open, etc. They do not come in thru AC, drains, etc. Check for standing water sources outside and eliminate what you find. mosquitoes will fly...

Pest Control: mouse bait, controlling mice, mash potatoes
controlling mice, mash potatoes, catching mice: Controlling Mice Controlling mice requires performing a number of activities in coordinated fashion. First, you must remove food sources, bird feeders that spill food to the ground etc. second, you must remove harborage, places where mice can live and third...

Pest Control: mouse in my bbq, nooks and crannies, controlling mice
nooks and crannies, controlling mice, mouse traps: I am not aware of any research related to cat urine. I seriously doubt that it would have much effect. Where would the mouse go? He would soon realize there is no cat. Besides, mice live in homes with cats all the time. People think that cats catch a lot of...

Pest Control: mouse control in garage, townhouse unit, condo townhouse
townhouse unit, condo townhouse, fan area: Well, thank you for your kind words. But let me assure you I am a big fan of traps. If I have written something else somewhere I would like to know so I can correct. Your restrictions have made it pretty difficult to give advice. Its kind of like telling a...

Pest Control: mouse control65nky, victor mouse traps, dead mice
victor mouse traps, dead mice, mouse population: Hi John In a rural setting like you ve described you ll have your work cut out for you. I am not a big fan of poison. In most cases a heavy-duty mouse trapping regimen will out-perform poison. You also won t have to deal with scattered poison and dead mice...

Pest Control: mouse problem, neighborhood cats, pest control company
neighborhood cats, pest control company, mouse traps: The short answer to your first question is NO. There is nothing that will repel mice that I am aware of that has passed rigourous scientific real world testing. Lots of magic is sold out there but if it worked then my company would be out of business. I...

Pest Control: mouse in the wall, crawl space vents, copper mesh
crawl space vents, copper mesh, wall cavity: Hello Michael, If what you are hearing is in fact a mouse, they need to have access to food and water. Therefore they need to leave the structure. Keep in mind as you are looking for possible entry/exit points that a mouse can get into an area with only a...

Pest Control: mystery slug/leech thing!!!, slime trail, land grant university
slime trail, land grant university, google: Hi Debbie. I am not sure what you have. I could see the dogs maybe bringing in a pest or too from the creek that would dry out like you describe but not on the regular basis you are describing. Slugs also might get inside, but shouldn t be regular occurance...

Pest Control: Natural predator of roaches, predator insects, roach control
predator insects, roach control, overnight sensations: Martha, Many predator insects eat roaches but none in the numbers I believe you would need to correct a Huge infestation of roaches. My very strong recommendation is to have a certified tech. Pest Management pro. to utilize a baiting system. This application...

Pest Control: Noise in attic or wall, kitchen chairs, jumping to conclusions
kitchen chairs, jumping to conclusions, cardboard box: Sounds like a raccoon. But before jumping to conclusions I would suggest you get some training on performing an inspection on the house. Visit http://icwdm.org/Inspection/Course/default.asp It takes you through the basics of the process. Then when you have...

Pest Control: Noise in bedroom wall, pest controllers, attick
pest controllers, attick, animal damage: We recommend that people hire qualified animal damage controllers when it comes to these sorts of inspections. I don t know about your situation but my personal experience has shown that too many pest controllers typically don t employ the ladder work necessary...

Pest Control: Noise in wall or ceiling, furring strips, floor joists
furring strips, floor joists, wood paneling: Hi Deborah, This one doesn t sound like a pest problem, and I tend to lean toward something mechanical, electrical or electronic. Just the regularity of the event indicates to me that it could not be a bird or an animal. Even woodpeckers, which are known...

Pest Control: Noise in the walls, new hyde park, vacation schedule
new hyde park, vacation schedule, west hempstead: Hayley, I guess this question got in right under my vacation schedule- just got it tonight. Call me at 516-775-4797 and I will be happy to stop by- I live in New Hyde Park and have many clients in West Hempstead. No charge to come and inspect- I only...

Pest Control: Noises in the wall, plumbing problem, quality workmanship
plumbing problem, quality workmanship, wildlife problems: Not sure. I don t know of too many inspectors who actually use a ladder to give the building a thorough going over outside and in. First you have to set your mind on being willing to pay for quality workmanship. Second, you have to be willing to interview...

Pest Control: Noises, e mail address, george manning
e mail address, george manning, raccoons: Tammy-- I apologize for not answering your question. You have either squirrels or raccoons. Trapping may be a solution; however, this method may not stop a later repeat if you remove a current condition. You can review our web address at pestproblemssolved.com....

Pest Control: natural insect repellent, natural insect repellents, natural insect repellent
natural insect repellents, natural insect repellent, mosquito control: Hi Jalu. I am not sure I will be much help. I am not aware of any natural insect repellents that have been scientifically proven to work. There are a lot of claims out there, but as to whether they actually work....... DEET is the standard because it works...

Pest Control: new lawn damage - pls help!, electric fencing, divots
electric fencing, divots, grubs: Mr. Raccoon has found your grass and is removing the worms and grubs. The damage will stop when the food is gone. If don t have much undisturbed sod left, I would just say let em finish the job. If you have a lot left, then you may have to trap and euthanize...

Pest Control: nice, new poison, exclusion techniques
new poison, exclusion techniques, mouse nest: I would disagree with anyone who says it is okay that mice are just in the attic. Over time, rodents will be defecating, burrowing through insulation and gnawing on things, including electrical wires. As for a toxicant that allegedly doesn t make the mice...

Pest Control: noise frogs, mosquito population, farmers supply
mosquito population, farmers supply, black flies: Magda, These devices are available dependent upon the pond size at your local garden centers, larger ones at the farmers supply houses, and Here are a few companies that supply nation wide. I have no affiliation with them, and have not used their products....

Pest Control: noises in my walls, porch roof, front porch
porch roof, front porch, animal droppings: Well, it sounds like you have raccoons. But I can t be sure because you didn t tell me what color and size the droppings were. Understand that raccoons only need a four inch hole to enter, squirrels require 1.5 inches. Bats need 3/8 of an inch. Mice about...

Pest Control: nuisance cats trespassing/leaving gifts, nuisance cats, leaving gifts
nuisance cats, leaving gifts, sandy soil: Hi, There are a number of companies that sell animal repellents, and I ve tried a few, but with little success. I wish I could tell you more, but I haven t had to deal with the problem very often. I even tried using the repellent in a flower box on my porch,...

Pest Control: nuisance raccoon, raccoon control, moth balls
raccoon control, moth balls, cage traps: If trapping didn t work it could be because the raccoon is trap wise. Ie. someone else trapped it and let it go thereby educating it. As for the repellents etc. those rarely work. See http://www.wildlifedamagecontrol.com/repellents.htm to learn why. In the...

Pest Control: Odor, critter company, dead mice
critter company, dead mice, pest control company: Did you have any mouse control performed? Dead mice can smell a lot. How qualified was the critter company? Was a a true wildlife control company or a pest control company that sidelined in wildlife control? visit http://icwdm.org to learn more about the...

Pest Control: Opossum Under the house, aerosol product, opossum
aerosol product, opossum, short answer: Short answer is no. There isn t. You have only two options. Trap the animal in accordance to local laws or install a one way door. You can hire someone to do the work for you. Information you need is located at http://icwdm.org I want to warn you though....

Pest Control: oder elimination from pests, raccoon roundworm, dangerous infection
raccoon roundworm, dangerous infection, urine odors: I tried answering this question yesterday but I couldn t get the site to take my click. My first concern is the potential for disease. Before you perform any clean up at all, you need to read up on the raccoon roundworm called baylisascaris procyonis....

Pest Control: odor of dead /decay squirrel, squirrl, lit fire
squirrl, lit fire, insurance training: Whether they should have or not depends on their insurance, training and licensing. Did you hire a company that had liability insurance and appropriate experience in this area? As for deodorizing, if the fire place is in good safe condition and you have...

Pest Control: outdoor flying pests, bug zapper, light traps
bug zapper, light traps, dead insects: Hi Kim, Flying insects fall into two categories- those that smell food and are attracted to it, and those that are attracted to light or heat. Most of the flies are attracted to both, and you might find some relief using a light trap for them. Rather than...

Pest Control: Pack Rats in Whitefish Montana, whitefish montana, pack rats
whitefish montana, pack rats, wood rats: What makes you think of packrats versus opossum or skunk? Opossums have a skunk like musk. Do you have any photos? Without more details it is difficult be more defitinitive with your question. You can go to http://icwdm.org click on solutions and...

Pest Control: Palm trees/sago, sago palm trees, isa certified arborist
sago palm trees, isa certified arborist, fronds: Hi,Lisa I live up here in newyork and we dont have any palm trees as u may know.I did research them to become a certified arborist.They r known to get [lethal yellowing ]which is where...

Pest Control: Pantry moths, indian meal moth, pantry moths
indian meal moth, pantry moths, girl scout cookies: Hi Ana, Please forgive the delay in responding- between a full time job supervising a program in NYC schools, running a pest control business, and contracting some work on my house, the last few months have been extremely busy. But here is my response to...

Pest Control: Paper bugs, carpet beetles, bug bombs
carpet beetles, bug bombs, black bugs: Hi Rebecca, if there is mold then that might be what the beetles are attracted too. They wouldn t be under the glass for no reason. This is very curious. They could be little mites, or possible carpet beetles. Thats about the only two things I can think...

Pest Control: Paper Wasps in the house, bees and wasps, paper wasps
bees and wasps, paper wasps, new years day: Certainly I can recommend a company in your area. ABC Pest is a family owned company serving the Houston, Austin and Dallas/Fort Worth areas. They are a Quality Pro certified company with a wonderful reputation. Raleigh Jenkins is the owner there. There #...

Pest Control: PEST CONTROL CONTRACT, pesticide bureau, pest control company
pesticide bureau, pest control company, pest control service: I would suggest contacting your state s Secretary office, particularly the division for consumer affairs/protection. Something seems amiss. I am not a lawyer but I would suspect that three days means three business days. I could be wrong. But make the call...

Pest Control: Pesky Gnats, fungus gnat, woodsy type
fungus gnat, woodsy type, potted plants: Hi Kimberly. Fruit flies would have been the next question but it sounds like that is a no. Do you live near any body of standing water or a woodsy type area? If so, it could be a midge. If you don t have any standing water on your property, they would probably...

Pest Control: Pest, rodent infestation, ld 50
rodent infestation, ld 50, management department: I would be doing you and your future customers a great disservice to answer these questions for you. You need to take it upon yourself to research these questions and find the answers for this test. You will have many times YOU will need to FIND the answers...

Pest Control: Pest, indian meal moths, rodent infestation
indian meal moths, rodent infestation, ld 50: Hi Sulaman. I m not sure what job you are interviewing for or what a Pest Management Deptartment is. I can answer a few of these for you. 1. a pest is something that isn t where it is supposed to be - a plant in a vegetable garden that ins t a vegetable,...

Pest Control: Pest, pest managment, pest management
pest managment, pest management, pesticide: Hi again. A pest is something that s not where it is supposed to be - ie. a roach in the kitchen, a bat in an attic. Some things may be a pest to one person but not to another - ie. a cat in the yard. Pest management is controlling the population of a...

Pest Control: Pest, insect pressure, pest managment
insect pressure, pest managment, pest identification: The question of: What is a pest? Is is much like: What is a weed? By definition it is a undesirable animal or insect . As the weed is a flower, some where YOU do not want it to be. When the termites are eating the dead and decaying wood in the forest, They...

Pest Control: Pest Control, digging a ditch, little buggers
digging a ditch, little buggers, types of insects: RB, I am a little short of all the info I could use to be sure I am pointing you in the right direction. Some Good general info I believe could help.Also the manufacture of some of these products have good info. The concept of a french drain is simple....

Pest Control: Pest Control Company, pest control professionals, pest control association
pest control professionals, pest control association, pest control company: Hi Tara, Here is the information as to where to get the most relevant information. Utah Pest Control Association 300 Gordon Lane Murray, UT 84107 801-261-3414 801-262-9078 (Fax) This is an organization of pest control professionals who set the...

Pest Control: Pest Control Question, annoying insects, cats and dogs
annoying insects, cats and dogs, dogs food: Didn t realize there was a follow up, sorry. Again, I would consult with the company that you hired. I really wouldn t have any way of knowing what treatment strategy they are going to use. They should be more than happy to answer any of your questions. I...

Pest Control: Pest Control, nuisance wildlife control, pest control operator
nuisance wildlife control, pest control operator, pest control technology: For bugs, you should contact a pest control operator. They can be found in the yellow pages under pest control. Be sure they are licensed and insured to handle pesticides. For animals you have choices. For rats/mice you can hire either a pest control operator...

Pest Control: Pest control, upstairs neighbors, insect spray
upstairs neighbors, insect spray, little critters: Hi Jane, what I am going to say will probably not calm your fears but I will try. House spiders - that is their name believe it or not - are pretty much a fact of life. They are in everyone s houses. They are good guys - they eat other little critters like...

Pest Control: Pest in home due to previous owner landscaping, insect problem, wood siding
insect problem, wood siding, expanding foam: I m trying to visualize this but am having a little difficulty. Since there is an insect problem, I would for sure dust that void, preferably with a thrin product but Boric Acid would also work. Make sure to follow all label instructions. Now this siding...

Pest Control: Pest under porch, concrete porch, porch area
concrete porch, porch area, furry animal: Sounds like a woodchuck under your porch. Very common. July is dispersal month, so I suspect that it is a juvenile seeking his own territory. Here is information on how to control it. Woodchuck under deck or building In order to control a woodchuck...

Pest Control: Pest, pesticide exam, rodent damage
pesticide exam, rodent damage, rodent infestation: You will need to prepare for your pesticide exam. I suggest you read the literature they sent to you. We have lots of material on inspection for rodent damage at our site. http://icwdm.org Becoming a pesticide applicator is an important responsibility....

Pest Control: Pesty Field Mice, mouse populations, glue boards
mouse populations, glue boards, field mice: It sounds to me like you need to have a thorough inspection of your home. Mice need 3/8 gap to enter. Simply laying out toxicants without finding the opennings and reducing food and habitat in the surrounding property, is a recipe for continued problems....

Pest Control: Pet Damage on Lawn, animal damage control, inconsiderate neighbors
animal damage control, inconsiderate neighbors, pet damage: Dogs Marking I am not aware of anything that can be sprayed to prevent marking on the outside of the house. I think I have heard of something that can be used inside a house. The best answer would be getting the leash law enforced or constructing a fence....

Pest Control: PetRats for housemice control, target animal, glue boards
target animal, glue boards, albino rats: Hi Lisa, your sister-in-law is under a false impression. She doesn t have mice because she doesn t have a good habitat for them (no food or shelter they like). It has nothing to do with her rat pet. Traps work well for mice, but you need to figure how they...

Pest Control: Pidgeons roosting in porch!, rock doves, supply wholesaler
rock doves, supply wholesaler, york distributors: Hi Bill, Pigeons or Rock Doves are a filthy nuisance, and they always pick a lousy place (for us!) to roost. Here are a few tricks: 1- The fishing line is great, but you may need bird mesh that is a little stronger. Check with a pest control supply wholesaler...

Pest Control: Poisoning mice but not my dog and cat, ultrasonic devices, mouse control
ultrasonic devices, mouse control, toxic alternatives: Yes it is a possibility. The issue of course, is how much toxicant the mouse took and how large your pets are. The toxicant s effect is weight related. The bigger the creature, the more it has to consume to gain a bad effect. As for non-toxic alternatives,...

Pest Control: Possible carpenter ants, carpenter ants, pest control company
carpenter ants, pest control company, kansas city mo: Hi Bruce. Thanks for including where you live -most people do not and it can be helpful. With Carpenter ants, they can nest in homes and in trees. Since you have seen sawdust piles six months apart my instinct is to say they aren t in the house but may...

Pest Control: Possible Termites, carpenter ants, insect id
carpenter ants, insect id, moisture damage: Beryl, From the limited description I have It does NOT sound like termites. However you must get a positive ID on the insect and KNOW what it is. IN your area Carpenter Ants are a big problem. They are not as destructive (as a rule) as termites. However...

Pest Control: Potato Bug problem in my house, potato bugs, crawling insects
potato bugs, crawling insects, slow metabolism: Hello David, I agree on the disgusting part when referring to the potato bug! Some factors to consider when dealing with these guys are; #1 Is your home constructed upon a slab foundation, if so your home sits at ground level and this makes for easy access...

Pest Control: Potato bugs/spiders, rolly polly bugs, black widow spiders
rolly polly bugs, black widow spiders, pest control operator: Hi Paul, Black Widows like to make webs in areas that are undisturbed. There must also be a food source. You can buy a home insect spray - ready to use - that would accomplish the same thing the pest control operator would do. $175 is a lot of money for...

Pest Control: Potential termite problem, termite problem, termite activity
termite problem, termite activity, brick area: Joe, Find some more info if possible. Was the property ever previously treated? What was it treated with? When was if treated? If the property has NOT been treated in the last 10 years then yes go ahead and have the property treated properly by a professional....

Pest Control: Powder Post Beetles, bug bomb, termite damage
bug bomb, termite damage, pin holes: Brain, I m sorry it has taken me so long to get back with you. Our home insect specialist would like to talk with you about the problem as it is involved. Are you in the US? If you send me the number - I can have him call you. I wish I had a simple, easy...

Pest Control: Powder Post Beetles, bug bomb, termite damage
bug bomb, termite damage, pin holes: 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: Powder post beetles, ppb, beetles
ppb, beetles, beach house: Hi Margaret, First, you need to confirm that the ppb infestation is active. Many homes that old show evidence of previous infestation, but the beetles have long since ceased activity. You would want to see live beetles or new sawdust (powdery) that reappears...

Pest Control: pack rat .., rodent damage, little hideaway
rodent damage, little hideaway, squirrel damage: Keeping the hood partially up in an interesting plan but my concern would be whether or not other animals, like birds might find the openning attractive. Here is some information that can help you. Also would love any pictures of the nesting etc. send...

Pest Control: pack rat .., rodent bait, little hideaway
rodent bait, little hideaway, dogs food: PURCHASE A RODENT BAIT STATION AND PLACE IN YOUR GARAGE OR WHERE THE RATS ARE RUNNING ! tHE RATS HAVE ALSO BURROWS OUTSIDE SOME WHERE . USE 3 DIFFERENT RODENT BAITS AS WELL ! TAKE THE RODENT BLOCKS AND WIPE BUTTER ON THEM THEY WILL EAT IT ASAP !...

Pest Control: pack rats, wood rats, pack rats
wood rats, pack rats, poor sanitation: Rats--Wood There are no simple magic solutions for rat control. Controlling rats requires the employment of three levels of control for best results, namely, sanitation, exclusion and population reduction. Sanitation: remove debris, cover, food and...

Pest Control: paperlice or booklice maybe?, paper lice, book lice
paper lice, book lice, light traps: Joan, I am sorry but I will not likely be of much help here. The first stage of any pest control is a positive identification of the pest. Collect some of the offending critters and get them Identified. Some of the ways to collect: 1. sticky traps. 2. light...

Pest Control: pest in ceiling, flying squirrels, overhanging trees
flying squirrels, overhanging trees, nightime: Hi Katie, Nightime noises can be several animals - raccoons, rats, flying squirrels or mice. Mice can get everywhere, they travel up the beans in the walls, but they are so small, I doubt thats what you heard. All of these animals can also climb up the wall...

Pest Control: pest control, rodent population, norway rat
rodent population, norway rat, bait stations: Hi Annmarie, Sounds to me like what was caught was a Norway rat. Mice, no matter how healthy, rarely will exceed about 3 inches body length excluding the tail. The important factor is whether the rodent was caught inside the house or outside. If inside,...

Pest Control: pest control, norway rats, rat poison
norway rats, rat poison, cooperative extension service: Hi Steven, First, my apology for the delay in answering. I have been out of town and forgot to set my vacation dates. I can t be 100% certain what you are dealing with, but my gut feeling is that you are dealing with either Norway rats or voles. If the...

Pest Control: pest control, professional exterminator, flea problem
professional exterminator, flea problem, drapes: Hi. The company that you chose will probably have a check list type of instructions that they will want you to follow and that should include what to do with your clothes and furniture. Typically, you are going to be told to thoroughly vacuum the entire...

Pest Control: pest control, pest control business, german cockroaches
pest control business, german cockroaches, pest control company: Hi Danielle, Although my pest control business is primarily in Nassau County, I work in Manhattan and am familiar with the problems that many apartment dwellers have. Here are some thoughts. Combat Roach Gel is similar to the gel bait that I use, and...

Pest Control: pest control in my lawn, brown recluse spiders, black widow spiders
brown recluse spiders, black widow spiders, pest control professionals: To Brian from George Manning, Entomologist Ants Ant Baits Dusts Aerosols Liquid Insecticides Outdoor Granules Ant Kits Carpenter Ants Fire Ants Bed Bugs Black Widow Spiders Boxelder Bugs Brown Recluse Spiders Carpenter...

Pest Control: pest control, rabies vaccinations, rabies shots
rabies vaccinations, rabies shots, bat exclusion: I have included more information than you asked for. So read carefully. From what you are telling me, you have a colony living in your house year round. Your bat exclusion needs to be systematic not haphazard the way you are doing it now. Read below for more...

Pest Control: pest management, integrated pest management, pest populations
integrated pest management, pest populations, pest controllers: Integrated Pest Management is a control theory that seeks to employ a comprehensive strategy to manage a pest. In the past, pest controllers would just control pest populations. Today, pest controllers (at least should) control populations but also manage...

Pest Control: pest noise, hvac noise, steam pipes
hvac noise, steam pipes, sewing maching: Sounds can be difficult to diagnose as different people hear differently. Your situation is even harder to diagnose since you don t have access to the other apartment. In light of those restrictions, here are some suggestions to help you identify the culprit....

Pest Control: pest problem, nooks and crannies, how to get rid of bats
nooks and crannies, how to get rid of bats, bat control: First, every house can be batproofed. The issue is the will, the time and the money to do it. From what you have described, you have a colony in your house. Don t fret about numbers. It doesn t matter whether you have five or five thousand. The way to control...

Pest Control: Is this a pest problem?, concrete footer, slump block
concrete footer, slump block, arizona cooperative extension: Hi Renee, This one is something I have never had to deal with in the Northeast- probably a colony of termites of a Southwestern variety. I could probably research it, but you will get much faster results if you take a few digital or paper photos and get...

Pest Control: pestcontrol, mouse traps, sunflowerseeds
mouse traps, sunflowerseeds, squarefoot: Location and quantity of traps are more important than bait. Most homeowners use too few traps. Think dozens for a 1000 squarefoot ranch style house. Information on placement and inspection can be found at http://icwdm.org As for bait. Peanutbutter is...

Pest Control: possible insects destroying suits., clothes moth larvae, indian meal moths
clothes moth larvae, indian meal moths, pest control operator: Hi Marilyn, this is a frustrating problem! Holes in clothes generally indicate one of two pests. Either a clothes moth larvae or a dermestid beetle. Look up both online and see if you can figure out which one you have. They look entirely different. ...

Pest Control: possible termite issue, pest control operator, dirt mound
pest control operator, dirt mound, tiny gap: Essentially yes. The nest is in the soil which is where most of the termites are. the ones in the wall so to speak stay there for several weeks before they travel down. Treating the underground is the only effective controland a homeowner can t do that...

Pest Control: potential mole damage to new dech,paver patio, and above ground pool application, mole traps, mole damage
mole traps, mole damage, pool application: You haven t mentioned what species of moles you have been controlling. Eastern moles can dig below the frost line. I would also redirect you again to the site I mentioned before. Technical literature can be found there. I am not aware of any peer reviewed...

Pest Control: powder-post beetles, carpenter ants, wood shavings
carpenter ants, wood shavings, beetles: Christine, I am very glad to here you are addressing the moisture water issues. This may well be a huge part of solving the pest problem. I myself am a basement Systems dealer and if you have not checked with your local dealer, I suggest you do so, It is...

Pest Control: powder post beetles, wood boring beetles, seasoned firewood
wood boring beetles, seasoned firewood, new york spring: No Joseph, if you dispose of the wood as you remove it. Do your work in early spring before the temperature exceeds 75 degrees. When completed, or even during the process, use a pyrethroid such as Permethrin in an emulsion application, and spray over the...

Pest Control: powder post beetles, powderpost beetles, exit holes
powderpost beetles, exit holes, nitrogen content: Hi Charlie, I spoke with a University of georgia specialist about your problem. Here is what he said, I agree. Of course, this person is referring to Lyctid powderpost beetles. The beetles typically infest the wood after it s kiln-dried, and infestation...

Pest Control: presistance of german roaches in townhouse, insect growth regulators, growth regulator sprays
insect growth regulators, growth regulator sprays, german roaches: This may be your last step. The insect growth regulators work by the female pregnant roach feeding on it. the males mutate and can t reproduce. Hydroprene is what you are looking for. I wouldn t worry about seeing the babies during the day - only adults....

Pest Control: prevent bats, animal damage control, bird control products
animal damage control, bird control products, health threats: Prevent Bats from Fruit trees You have basically two options: First, remove the food source. Second, net your back yard area. Netting will work if you have large bats. Knowing the size of the bats will be helpful. Then you use bird netting installed on...

Pest Control: How to prevent stink bugs from getting in!, stink bugs, box elder bugs
stink bugs, box elder bugs, granular insecticide: Hi, its not a boxelder bug. This looks like one of the assasin bugs, not a stink bug. These guys can bite if handled. It s strange that you would find more than one or two at the most. They are predators of caterpillars so they really don t want to be...

Pest Control: We are having a problem with..., bed bugs, drione dust
bed bugs, drione dust, adult bed: Hi. How have you confirmed they are bed bugs? There is always a possibility of treating for the wrong pest. The one thing I would really recommend is that you follow all label instructions of any insecticide. I wasn t aware that those products are available...

Pest Control: Question regarding pest control, trash box, control question
trash box, control question, fecal material: Hi Sharon, I m glad you sent another message via allexperts. My computer server didn t recognize your address and sent your messages to my trash box. This reminded me to look there. This is very bizzare. i m not sure what caused the holes. It shouldn...

Pest Control: Question, food sources, lizards
food sources, lizards, attractiveness: I could think of a couple of options: 1. Cut the bush. 2. Are they breaking through the house screens to get in? If not, then be sure to always keep your screens closed. Do you have any photos? send to admin@wildlifedamagecontrol.com 3. What do the lizards...

Pest Control: Not a question, just a comment on a previous answer, animal populations, bird populations
animal populations, bird populations, mouse infestation: I am sorry you don t agree with my answer. But the fact remains cats aren t that effective in mouse control. Do they kill mice certainly. But they also kill a lot of other creatures and are a major menace to bird populations. I endeavor not to suggest poison...

Pest Control: question on pests, information portals, improvement website
information portals, improvement website, inline frame: Hi Damion, This sounds interesting. You may have noticed from my profile that I am also a teacher for many years in New York City, and the sharing of knowledge is part and parcel of my life. I have a few questions, and would like to visit your website...

Pest Control: quick steps, noise in attic, pitter patter, foot area
pitter patter, foot area, foot traffic: Fluttering sounds like birds, but depending on how you hear it could be squirrels. You can visit http://icwdm.org and click on solutions then on inspection for more tips. That site will also give you a rubric to inspect the property and discover what is...

Pest Control: RABBITS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!, rabbit damage, wild rabbits
rabbit damage, wild rabbits, close ups: The best way to stop rabbit damage is to construct a fence. I am assuming you are referring to cottontails. You can learn how to build the fence at http://icwdm.org click on guides then on wildlife damage and other mammals. That page will give you all...

Pest Control: RACCOON, fleas and ticks, hardware cloth
fleas and ticks, hardware cloth, wildlife control: My first question is how are you sure there are no other raccoons still inside, like young? If there are she will most likely be back. Unfortunately, there are so many issues involved in your situation that a simple answer is difficult. First, I don t want...

Pest Control: Rabbits are eating my grass!, kentucky blue grass, buffalo grass
kentucky blue grass, buffalo grass, rabbit repellents: Wow. Rabbits certainly eat grass but this is the first I have heard their damage was this severe. Normally they would be gnawing on more woody plants. There are repellents for rabbits. Here is some information on them. I hesitate talking about them because...

Pest Control: Rabbits eating hosta, animal damage control, assorted critters
animal damage control, assorted critters, barrier fencing: Information on rabbits is below. Getting chipmunks to move to a different spot is possible, but how much time are you willing to invest in the effort? If you aren t willing to actively harass them on a daily basis for 2-3 weeks (including weekends, holidays...

Pest Control: Raccoon under porch, holes in yard., rabbit holes, concrete porch
rabbit holes, concrete porch, raccoons: I am going to need more information on the holes in the yard. You can visit http://icwdm.org/Inspection/Default.asp to help you identify the problem. Just follow the series of questions by clicking the links of your answer. Feel free to get back with me if...

Pest Control: Raccoons, cold climate areas, raccoon control
cold climate areas, raccoon control, backyard buildings: If you have a full foundation (not a crawl space) and you are sure they are JUST living under your deck, and cant get to valuable things like wires and insulation, then the only damage would be toilettes and any personal encounters. It is common for raccoons...

Pest Control: Raccoons, raccoon control, cage traps
raccoon control, cage traps, northeastern florida: Absolutely not. How could I in today s litigious age? First, I wouldn t put any stock in the CDC s statement that the roundworm hasn t been found in Florida. Absence of evidence is NOT evidence of absence. Second, all risk is relative. Knowledge brings...

Pest Control: Racoon, animal damage control, google search
animal damage control, google search, pest controllers: Thanks for your question. First, you can relax. The raccoon is not trapped on your roof. If he got up there and nothing has changed, he can certainly climb down. Second, as for pest controllers distinguish between pest controllers and animal damage controllers....

Pest Control: Rat birth control, matt kaufman, county public health
matt kaufman, county public health, rat control: I am not familiar with that product you mention. I do understand that it would be an interesting find if in fact such a product was found that could be 1. effective 2. safe for the rats and potential non-targets. 3. easy to distribute 4. inexpensive...

Pest Control: Rat Control and Odor, poor sanitation, population reduction
poor sanitation, population reduction, water dish: My first question would be make sure your problem is actually rats, rather than something else. Scond, what kind of rat? Norway? Roof? What is the best control method depends on your situation and wants. It is like asking what is the best vehicle to buy? it...

Pest Control: Rat control, rats rats, corn fields
rats rats, corn fields, rat control: There is some information below on rat control. You don t make the job easier by refusing to remove the bird feeders even for a little while. So visit my feedbirds not squirrels page below so you can at least reduce the amount of food being wasted on the ground....

Pest Control: Rat Droppings Clean Up, personal belongings, george manning
personal belongings, george manning, pet cats: Dear Mary-- You do have concern that is real and warranted. Rat urine is always a carrier of Leptospyrosis, a form of Hepatitis known also as Weil s Disease. You can google the names for detailed information. Rat droppings, as well as urine may slough...

Pest Control: Rat Epidemic, pest eradication, george manning
pest eradication, george manning, carol marin: Wow Matt! You couldn t have picked a better person to help you out We have operated American Eagle Pest Elimination for 43 years and have been based in Lincoln Park all those years; currently located in southeast Chicago. You can find references on...

Pest Control: Rat feces, short shrift, rat feces
short shrift, rat feces, comp insurance: Information on feces clean up can be found at http://icwdm.org search under animal threats then diseases, then under baylisascaris procyonis and hanta virus. Using the protections required to cover both of these potential diseases, will give a good basis...

Pest Control: Rat/Mice Problem in Attic, air circulators, adult mice
air circulators, adult mice, initial inspections: Berl, Mice can get into most any structure. It is advisable to (as you have done) to inspect for the obvious access points and have a pro do this also. You will not be able to close all the access points. You are not only dealing with full size adult mice...

Pest Control: Rat proof the car, high res photos, control rats
high res photos, control rats, bait boxes: As for the repellents, the short answer is No. Save your money. If you can t place the vehicle in a secure structure, then your next best option is habitat modification and population control. Rats need cover. Remove as much ground cover as you can. Then...

Pest Control: Rats, contamination in crawl space, sheet metal ductwork, rodent control
sheet metal ductwork, rodent control, rat infestation: Tough question to answer. First, yes rats will be attracted to the odor. But if you have adequately excluded them, then it won t matter. It will be like a kid wanting cookies but the cabinet door is locked. Remember though, you are never completely finished...

Pest Control: Rats having a feast on my car engine, rodent damage, squirrel damage
rodent damage, squirrel damage, pack rats: Well, the principles remain the same. My previous answer are the general strategies needed to control the animals. I am seriously questioning whether it is rats however. I would think mice or chipmunks. Are they a possibility? Techniques on controlling those...

Pest Control: Rats!, nuisance wildlife control, pest control operator
nuisance wildlife control, pest control operator, roof rats: Finding a Professional Your problem is a common one. Letís begin with some terms. Pest Control Operator (PCO) or Pest Management Professional (PMP) typically refers to someone who is in the bug control business. These people also take care of commensal...

Pest Control: Re: buzzing wall, pest control operator, floor master bedroom
pest control operator, floor master bedroom, random intervals: Hi Konah, the only insect I am aware of that would be in a wall that causes a buzzing sound are bees of some sort - honey, yellow jackets, hornets, etc. They enter thru tiny spaces. It may not be exactly where the buzzing is. You will be able to see them...

Pest Control: Red squirrels under our deck, red squirrels, door traps
red squirrels, door traps, cage traps: Controlling Squirrels What not to do!! Donít bother with those silly ultrasonic devices. There is no scientific evidence that they work in the real world. Repellents also have limited use in infestation situations, including mothballs. Consider, would...

Pest Control: Getting Rid of Gophers/Moles, sandy soil, pocket gophers
sandy soil, pocket gophers, soil conditions: Before anything make sure the problem you are complaining of is moles and not pocket gophers or voles. If the latter two visit http://www.wildlifedamagecontrol.com/solutions.htm and click on the appropriate species. Moles eat insects and worms. Voles eat plants...

Pest Control: Roach Bait, roach bait, indoxacarb
roach bait, indoxacarb, avermectin: Hi Terry, as long as they are labeled for the type of roach you want to control, they are all effective - one not more so than another. By roach disc I assume you mean bait station. They all have about the same stuff in them. Look for one with hydramethylnon,...

Pest Control: Roach Bait, roach bait, squeeze bottle
roach bait, squeeze bottle, malt powder: Hi Jerry, The sugar is an attractant, although a little malt powder might enhance the action. The boric acid acts as a dessicant, and it causes the roach to dehydrate. This bait also works for ants. The boric acid must be of pesticide grade or concentration,...

Pest Control: Roach (Palmetto Bug) War, stomach poison, palmetto bugs
stomach poison, palmetto bugs, palmetto bug: Hi Jill. Those are smoky brown roaches. I live in Atlanta too and they are kind of a fact of life. They are easier to control than the german roaches. I don;t think you need a pest control operater. The only other thing I would do is to put out a gel...

Pest Control: Roaches that won't leave, pest control operator, roach baits
pest control operator, roach baits, insect population: Joseph, I am going to have to point you in a little different direction so we all have the needed information. Nobody can control an insect population and nor should they try until a POSITIVE identification of the pest is confirmed. They a program can be...

Pest Control: Rodent Control, harvard graduates, snap trap
harvard graduates, snap trap, guard hairs: Hi Ivan, Whether you use bait or traps, one of the things that most homeowners are not aware of is the fact that placement of the trap is extremely important, and it goes hand-in-hand with an understanding of rodent behavior. Have you ever noticed that...

Pest Control: Rodent Problems, rodent problems, drain flies
rodent problems, drain flies, upstairs bathroom: drain flies are breeding in your drains use a active enzyme product to remove the build up in the drains they breed of it ! As for the mice purchase a JTeaton product called the reapeater its a metal device non chemical mouse trap glueboards do not...

Pest Control: Rodent?, stainless steel wool, copper mesh
stainless steel wool, copper mesh, overnight guest: Hi Bob, As long as the hole doesn t open into the interior of the house, I don t see any problem with sealing it up. If the mouse is outside, problem solved. If not, one small mouse inside the wall will probably die after a day or two from lack of water,...

Pest Control: Rodents in attic, national pest control, roof rats
national pest control, roof rats, pest control companies: what is your location first and id hire a certified trapper it might be roof rats or squirrels trapping is wise #1 #2it may be a high population of mice ! professional baiting is one alternative and trapping is also a wise choice moth balls will not...

Pest Control: Rodents revenge, rodents revenge, target animals
rodents revenge, target animals, pesticide product: Hi Ann, sorry to hear of this trouble. I would probably try to do some trapping around the exterior of the vehicle. Since this is an exterior issue, you want to make sure that you are making attempts to limit damage to non target animals. By that, I mean...

Pest Control: Rodents revenge, animal damage control, rodents revenge
animal damage control, rodents revenge, rodent control: Unfortunately, No. do you have any photos? Measurement of the tooth marks can be helpful in id of the culprit. You can garage your cars but I guess you don t have one. There is more info below. Forget those silly ultrasonics too. There is no magic in this...

Pest Control: rabbits killing new lawn?, grass seedlings, rabbit droppings
grass seedlings, rabbit droppings, water grass: I wouldn t rule it out. Urine being acidic can harm grass. I doubt droppings will have the same impact. But the combination of urine and grass eating will, I suspect have a cumulative effect. Fence the area where you seeded. A simple 18 inch fence secured...

Pest Control: rabbits, rabbit damage, rabbit problem
rabbit damage, rabbit problem, jack rabbits: I am going to give you my whole spiel. The info on trapping is at the bottom. Rabbits Exclusion: The best method of controlling rabbit damage is to simply fence your garden. Fencing is not expensive if you use chicken wire (provided you aren t looking...

Pest Control: raccoon, wire mesh, wildlife removal
wire mesh, wildlife removal, raccoon: How will you know that she is inside the tree when you cover the hole? What if the raccoon has young in there? What will happen if you get up there on a ladder and she jumps out of the hole and attacks you? These are all questions that you should consider....

Pest Control: raccoon under my porch, raccoon control, moth balls
raccoon control, moth balls, trap wise: Sounds like you might have a trap wise raccoon. There is some information below. Read it carefully. For more trapping techniques you can visit http://www.wildlifedamagecontrol.com/wrhrev.htm and get my book. Find out the trapping laws in your state. Then...

Pest Control: raccoon, raccoon diseases, wire mesh
raccoon diseases, wire mesh, raccoon: NEVER, NEVER, NEVER seal a hole unless you are swear to God certain it is no longer be used. Good thing you contacted me first. If you don t want the raccoon living there, I would suggest begin harassing him a few minutes each day. Spraying water from...

Pest Control: raccoons in crawlspace, raccoon roundworm, filter masks
raccoon roundworm, filter masks, rat infestation: Two questions, how qualified was the person removing the latrine? The risk is their contaminating other portions of the house if they weren t careful in the removal process. Think of removing raccoon feces the same way one would remove asbestos, very carefully...

Pest Control: is it a racoon?, air vent, duct work
air vent, duct work, racoon: Your first task is to determine what is causing the noise. Visit http://icwdm.org/Inspection/Default.asp there will be a series of questions to help guide you to an answer. Once you have an answer follow our instructions on how to remove the problem....

Pest Control: rat problems, target animals, dead rats
target animals, dead rats, rat problems: Read my information below on toxicants, and rat control. Before initiating control you have to find out how they are getting into the house. Visit http://icwdm.org/Inspection/Default.asp click on inspection techniques and take the mini course to learn how...

Pest Control: rats in crawl space, worst case scenario, pest control company
worst case scenario, pest control company, pest controllers: Have the pest controllers show you pictures of the damage. You want to have a clear view of the extent of the damage. I don t recall getting an answer to the removal issue and it is doubful I ever will as there are too many variables. I think it depends...

Pest Control: re: roof rat infestation, full face mask, cdc statement
full face mask, cdc statement, cdc website: Did I understand correctly that your house was fumigated for rats? Did you mistake toxicants to mean fumigants? Fumigants are gaseous, toxic baits are solid. I have been around for a while and don t recall ever hearing about the fumigation of rats for residential...

Pest Control: red flour beetles, flour beetles, flour beetle
flour beetles, flour beetle, mr bales: Donna, This is great. You are on the right track. It is up to you to do the leg work to find the right people and the right answers. I know it should not have to be, but that is the way it is. Attached is a link for more info.http://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/newhousebug.shtml...

Pest Control: refrigerator flies, clorox water, water mixture
clorox water, water mixture, high heaven: Hi, there might be an easy solution for this one. Take a black hefty type garbage bag and bag up this unit and expose it to as much direct sunlight as possible and maybe do it for a couple of days. Even though it s winter, you may be able to get the temp...

Pest Control: reoccurance of roaches, pest treatments, terminix
pest treatments, terminix, couple of days: Crystal: There is reason to believe that reproduction is continuing somewhere. Besides the baiting ideas, you might obtain a product known as Archer, which can be purchased from a pest control supplier. The product is a broad spectrum insect growth regulator,...

Pest Control: repelling dogs and cats in landscaping, local health department, scare crow
local health department, scare crow, keeping dogs: There isn t much I can offer you that will actually work. But here is some information you may find useful. Cats and dogs are tough. For dogs I would contact your local health department or animal control. Most areas have leash laws. For some reason the...

Pest Control: Getting rid of bats, getting rid of bats, rabies vaccinations
getting rid of bats, rabies vaccinations, rabies shots: The short answer is no. More thorough answers to questions that you haven t asked but need to know follow. Bat Flying Around Room For more bat information visit http://www.wildlifedamagecontrol.com/bats.htm Whether or not this somewhat amusing...

Pest Control: Getting rid of Mice w/Dogs around, getting rid of mice, wildlife handbook
getting rid of mice, wildlife handbook, miniature dachsund: Not familiar with the d-con traps. But traps can be placed inside objects that the dog can t get to, like a tin can. Just be sure the access to the trap is about an inch wide. The first problem with your trapping is the lack of traps. When trying to catch...

Pest Control: how do i get rid of mice?r..., patching plaster, correct consistency
patching plaster, correct consistency, how do i get rid of mice: Yom, I sent this back to you some time ago, but I think it might not have transmitted. I ll answer in the text of your questions. r glu traps effective? Not particularly- they are actually better for insects. what about plastering holes? what...

Pest Control: How do I get rid of moles..., pocket gophers, getting rid of moles
pocket gophers, getting rid of moles, sized holes: 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 moles visit http://icwdm.org/wildlife/mole.asp . Moles eat insects...

Pest Control: How to get rid of powderpost beetles, powderpost beetles, size holes
powderpost beetles, size holes, pin size: pOWDER POST BEETLES ARE ACTIVE THEN INACTIVE THEY ARE HARD TO PREDICT WHEN ACTIVE ! KEEP THE AREA AS DRY AS POSSIBLE ! BORA CARE IS THE BEST TO SOLVE YOUR PROBLEM PERIOD WE HAVE HAD GREAT SUCCESS WITH IT ! ITS A FIFTY FIFTY MIXTURE HALF WARM WATER AND...

Pest Control: roaches, hedge apples, horse apples
hedge apples, horse apples, chemical pesticides: Bill, There are a thousand remedies and folk tales for getting rid of roaches and every other pest known to man. Most do kill or repel the pest to some degree, however most do not do the complete job. The only really effective methods are utilizing the...

Pest Control: rodent damage to cars or trucks, rodent population, rodent damage
rodent population, rodent damage, wall insulation: Move vehicle to secure garage. (Got any photos of the damage? send them to svantassel2@unl.edu) Otherwise, you have to agressively control the area rodent population. It requires several steps. So visit http://icwdm.org click on solutions then problem animals...

Pest Control: rodent problem, rodent problem, plug wires
rodent problem, plug wires, bird feeders: I am not sure who told you that traps by definition are dangerous, but they are sorely mistaken. This is one of the great myths about traps. Automobiles are exceedingly more dangerous than modern traps. But since you refuse to want to use traps, the only...

Pest Control: rodent problem, drainage canals, ground debris
drainage canals, ground debris, rodent problem: Rats, Ultimately rats must be controlled through a wide variety of means. First, one must remove as many food sources as possible. This means bird feeders, securing trash cans etc.. There are methods to modify bird feeders that can help at http://www.wildlifedamagecontrol.com/feedbirdsnotsquirrels.htm...

Pest Control: rodent?, animal damage control, wildlife damage inspection handbook
animal damage control, wildlife damage inspection handbook, overnight guest: Do you have rats? or Chipmunks on your property? To control those species visit http://www.wildlifedamagecontrol.com/solutions.htm if you have a photo then e-mail it to admin@wildlifedamagecontrol.com To determine if a hole is active, simply cork it with...

Pest Control: Sand Box Mites?, sand mites, biting flies
sand mites, biting flies, mosquito bites: Hi Kerry, I have never heard of sand mites nor can i find any reference to them in searching the internet. Most of the things that bite us at the beach are types of tiny flies (I know this isn t the beach but its sand so I m thinking what would live there.)...

Pest Control: Sand Hornets, cicada killer wasps, cicada killers
cicada killer wasps, cicada killers, residual insecticide: Hi Maggie, Cicada killer wasps, and all ground-nesting wasps for that matter, can be eliminated. However, you need to wait until the problem develops. The material of choice for treating the burrows is a dust-type insecticide, and almost any one will do....

Pest Control: Sand hornets, cicada killers, baldfaced hornet
cicada killers, baldfaced hornet, bee hives: Okay, Cicada Killer I know! they are the large black ones with yellow spots on their abdomen. And no, they don t bother people. You would literally have to grab one with your hand to get stung. I have layed down next to the hole to get a picture of them...

Pest Control: Scratching noise from roof overhang, roof overhang, rain gutters
roof overhang, rain gutters, drain tubes: Hi Claude, Short of animal or bird infestation, check for mechanical noises caused by branches, wires, loose gutter, loose vinyl or aluminum under the soffitt. Check the attic for droppings from mice, raccoons, squirrels. Look for nesting material, twigs,...

Pest Control: Serious Infestation Of mites in my new van, microscopic mites, wits end
microscopic mites, wits end, local department: I answered this the other night, they just informed me it didnn t go through. Sorry for that. Hi, I ve never heard of this problem but maybe this will help. The first thing I would do is to try and get an actual sample of the pest and have it identified....

Pest Control: Silverfish, household insecticide, breakfast cereals
household insecticide, breakfast cereals, cotton linen: Hi. well, that is definitely a silverfish. All you can really do is spot spray with a household insecticide (one that lists silverfish on the label). There are many available and they all will work if they list silverfish and you apply them according to...

Pest Control: Silverfish issue in the house, proper materials, attic space
proper materials, attic space, quick fixes: Hello again, As for your method of treatment, you need to read the label and make sure the areas you want to treat are allowed for on the label. Eventhough you are not a professional (we professionals are required to follow the lable, it s the law), as a...

Pest Control: Silverfish, window cornices, crevice tool
window cornices, crevice tool, bathrooms and kitchens: Hi Michelle, I m really sorry this has taken so long, but my schedule has gotten the better of me. Let s see if I can help. The silverfish aren t dangerous and don t bite, but they are an nuisance. Try using the crevice tool from the vacuum cleaner and...

Pest Control: Skunks, animal damage control, grub control
animal damage control, grub control, lethal control: Transient Skunks To control transient skunks, those just walking through or eating up your lawn, you will need a similar sized trap properly baited. that is 7x7x24 inches long, single door. Pick up my booklet on skunk trapping http://www.wildlifedamagecontrol.com/skunkbooklet.htm...

Pest Control: Skunks, diseased area, due diligence
diseased area, due diligence, skunks: The short answer to your question is No. There is no repellent that will drive the skunk away . What you are experiencing is probably an early mating season or skunk spraying defensively. If you want to get rid of the skunk, I would suggest trapping....

Pest Control: Skunks tearing up new grass, animal damage control, grub control
animal damage control, grub control, new grass: To control transient skunks, those just walking through or eating up your lawn, you will need a similar sized trap properly baited. that is 7x7x24 inches long, single door. Pick up my booklet on skunk trapping http://www.wildlifedamagecontrol.com/skunkbooklet.htm...

Pest Control: Skunks tearing up new sod, raccoon prints, grass roots
raccoon prints, grass roots, four fingers: Hi Sean, Sorry (maybe happy) to say that I have not dealt with skunks here on Long Island, and am not that familiar with their habits. However, what you are describing sounds very much like raccoon behavior, something I have much experience with. The raccoons...

Pest Control: Skunks, animal damage control, grub control
animal damage control, grub control, lethal control: Transient Skunks To control transient skunks, those just walking through or eating up your lawn, you will need a similar sized trap properly baited. that is 7x7x24 inches long, single door. Pick up my booklet on skunk trapping http://www.wildlifedamagecontrol.com/skunkbooklet.htm...

Pest Control: Small Brown bugs, clover mites, snow fleas
clover mites, snow fleas, insect spray: Hi Megan. I am assuming they don t fly. If they jump - they are probably collembola - or snow fleas. They aren t really a flea. they don t bite, they are decomposers and sometimes they just appear. no one really knows why. they may be gone already. ...

Pest Control: Small droppings in garage, land grant university, definite answer
land grant university, definite answer, local county: Hi Maxwell, I have been trying to figure out what you have. I m going to suggest you take some samples to your local county extension service office. They should be able to find out what they are. They have access to specialist at your land grant university...

Pest Control: Small Flying Insects, fungus gnats, outdoor pests
fungus gnats, outdoor pests, flying insects: The key to dealing with small flying insects is usually identification and removing their breeding, food and habitat areas. A few things come to mind..... Do you have potted plants that remain moist? If so they may be fungus gnats. Try letting the plants...

Pest Control: Small flying insect identification, flying insect identification, fruit flies
flying insect identification, fruit flies, springtail: Hi Melissa, weird, but i am getting a lot of this type of question lately - from all over the US and Asia. I can only try to narrow it down for you. Thrips are one possibility, they fly, are very small and look kind of long and thing when landing on you....

Pest Control: Small, reddish brown beetle like fly, cigarette beetle, brown beetle
cigarette beetle, brown beetle, pantry pest: Hi Molly, its hard to tell without seeing one. I suggest you take a couple to your local county extension office for a positive id. All insects fly towards light so that accounts for them being near the door. The air conditioner is probably just a fluke...

Pest Control: Small roach baits, but large roaches., roach baits, american cockroaches
roach baits, american cockroaches, american roach: Hi, The small bait stations are made for German cockroaches, and are sold under several brands. They will only work for the small roaches. However, there are also bait stations for the larger American cockroaches, the type you describe. They are generally...

Pest Control: Small Woodpecker pecking holes into house siding, woodpecker damage, mylar tape
woodpecker damage, mylar tape, house siding: Don t Give Up Hope: In one study the birds stopped drumming 50 percent of the time within two weeks or so whether the homeowners did anything or not. The best information is found at http://icwdm.org/handbook/birds/Woodpeckers.asp Below will be a synopsis...

Pest Control: SNAKES!, snake population, snake problem
snake population, snake problem, worst case scenario: Hi, Although I have a great respect and fascination for snakes, I think I would react the same way if I found them inside my house. And my reaction to the bird incident would be the same, even though I understand fully the balance of nature. I could...

Pest Control: Spiders, daddylong legs, brown spiders
daddylong legs, brown spiders, diatomaceous earth: Hello Amy, Spider Control with or without applying toxic pesticides has the same base goal. Reduce the population of the food sources, reduce harborage areas, reduce moisture. The same old theme FOOD,WATER, SHELTER. I am not sure of the structure type...

Pest Control: Spiders!!, yellow sac spiders, insect populations
yellow sac spiders, insect populations, dense foliage: Denise, Spiders are like any other living thing. They require food, water, shelter. The likely source of the infestation is not the vehicle but the environment that it is parked in. They are after dinner and will stay where they find it. Likely the...

Pest Control: Too Many Spiders, spiders webs, population explosion
spiders webs, population explosion, moisture sources: Hello Shagufta, Spiders like any other living thing require the same items to survive and the more of them they can have a population explosion. FOOD, WATER, SHELTER. Spider food of course are insects. Water-moisture. Most all these pest like damp moist...

Pest Control: Spiders and Bugs (2 questions), de humidifier, fly baits
de humidifier, fly baits, flying insects: Curtis, The spiders are there because the items they like and require are in abundance at or near your home. Control of spiders (or any pest for that matter) is a combination of eliminating and or reducing the factors that support the population and then...

Pest Control: Spiders/bees, worker honey bees, hobo spiders
worker honey bees, hobo spiders, honey bees: Hi Paul, I ve had to do some investigation on the hobo spider becasue we do not have it in the eastern us. We have something closely related - brown recluse. There is no selective control for any spider unfortunately. If they really concern you, I would...

Pest Control: Spiders/Critters in home due to previous owners landscaping error., wood siding, granular bait
wood siding, granular bait, expanding foam: Hi Richard, It s nice to be able to give a little back after many years. The least I can do is give the benefit of my knowledge and experience where I am able. The poor landscaping is quite common, and most people don t know the ramifications of their...

Pest Control: Spiders in my home, pest management program, organic pesticides
pest management program, organic pesticides, sodium vapor: Steve, A vacuum cleaner is PART of an effective integrated pest management program. Most units will allow the spiders to survive at least for a period of time in the unit. Dependent on the unit they MAY also be able to crawl out. However not likely. You...

Pest Control: Spiders in the house-Help!, wolf spiders, types of spiders
wolf spiders, types of spiders, wooded areas: Hi cheri. They are probably wolf spiders. Very hairy big spiders. There are no spider repellents unfortunately. The only thing I can suggest is spraying an insecticide around the foundation of the house. As long as the product is sprayed according to...

Pest Control: Spiders Near Lake Areas, water quality issues, boat docks
water quality issues, boat docks, harm humans: Hi Karen. Personally, I wouldn t do it. Number one, its not real good to spray insecticides near the water (water quality issues). Second - spiders are territorial and more will just move in. You can t win the battle. Third, and perhaps the best reason,...

Pest Control: Spiders in Virginia, tall hedges, cob web
tall hedges, cob web, interior treatments: MayLynda, With the landlords wishes, there may not be much that can be done to really control the numbers of spiders around the cottage. But here are few suggestions. 1. Keep the vegetation thin as possible and away from the structure as much as possible....

Pest Control: Spiders..., granular insecticide, residual insecticide
granular insecticide, residual insecticide, home depot: Hi Ed, Seems my answer never completed the trip to your email, so I m going to try again. Spider prevention outside can be accomplished by 1- use of a perimeter application of granular insecticide in a three to six foot band around the structure; ...

Pest Control: Springtails, soil mulch, sink drains
soil mulch, sink drains, little bugs: KAM, I learned along time ago when it comes to insects it seams anything is possible. If the numbers are still falling My assumption would be from the old leaks. If the numbers rise or stay steady, You do have a moisture source. Windows are notorious for...

Pest Control: Squealing Noise, kingston ontario canada, intervals
kingston ontario canada, intervals, pipes: Hi Alex. I m not familair with any animal that would make a noise this loud in the walls of your home. It may very well be the pipes. Is it an older home? Where do you live? If you are in the US you might contact your local Extension Service and see if...

Pest Control: Squirels in attic, information on euthanasia, siren call
information on euthanasia, siren call, squirels: You have a variety of options. 1. You can hire a professional. 2. Depending on the laws in your state, you may be able to trap and remove it. 3. install one way doors which will exclude the squirrel. free and research-based Information trapping and hiring...

Pest Control: Squirrel droppings, georgian bay area, squirrel droppings
georgian bay area, squirrel droppings, inadequate ventilation: Attic fecal cleanouts is a speciality service that needs to be done by qualified professionals. Without knowing more about your situation, I would suggest having contaminated insulation removed along with the droppings. The musty smell though makes me think...

Pest Control: Squirrel in garage, gray squirrels, cage traps
gray squirrels, cage traps, door traps: Controlling Squirrels What not to do! Donít bother with those silly ultrasonic devices. There is no scientific evidence that they work in the real world. Repellents also have limited use in infestation situations. Consider, would you leave your home just...

Pest Control: Squirrels, smoke detectors work, pest control companies
smoke detectors work, pest control companies, wildlife publications: My first question would be, Is poisoning of squirrels even legal in Florida? I would love to know. Second, I would strongly advise you against poisoning. What is wrong with trapping or one way doors? You could hire a professional animal damage controller...

Pest Control: Squirrels, bird feeder, population reduction
bird feeder, population reduction, cutting branches: Squirrels Cutting Branches You didn t mention what species of squirrels you were referring to so I am assuming they are grays rather than fox. Principles will remain the same generally speaking. First, cuttings can occur for a variety of reasons, such...

Pest Control: Squirrels & Racoon in attic space, target animal, attic floor
target animal, attic floor, attic space: Huge mistake. NEVER secure an opening unless you are swear to god certain it is no longer be used. I would suggest that the hole be reopenned or that sufficient traps be set in the attic to hopefully catch the animal before it causes too much damage. ...

Pest Control: Squirrels in roof of house, gray squirrels, cage traps
gray squirrels, cage traps, door traps: Not knowing what species of squirrels you are referring to it is difficult to say why you haven t been able to catch them. The most frequently problem facing homeowners is they don t place the traps correctly (as in real estate location is everything)...

Pest Control: Squirrels, flower pots, cage traps
flower pots, cage traps, 12 gauge: Your twelve gauge may not be far from the final solution. However, I would suggest a safer control solution. I have included a lot of information here, some will be redundant. But I gave it so that you get some different ideas. There is no magic solution....

Pest Control: Stinky Dead Rat, spray deodorant, leather gloves
spray deodorant, leather gloves, rubber gloves: Was the rat poisoned? Strategies to respond and even to prevent these odors. See if you can find the cause/source. Use caution when looking. Other living animals may be around. Also you should wear appropriate protective equipment in case you accidentally...

Pest Control: Stopping Moles, pocket gophers, getting rid of moles
pocket gophers, getting rid of moles, sized holes: The short answer to your question is there isn t anything that will certainly get rid of moles without death, short of paving your lawn. I know there are lots of people out there touting chewing gum, kitty litter, mothballs, human hair etc. But the fact is...

Pest Control: Sugar Ants, home improvment stores, tupperware containers
home improvment stores, tupperware containers, sugar ants: Hi Chris. Unfortunately, there are several different species that could fit that description. Ant control or elmination really comes from knowing the exact ant you re dealing with. Having said that, here are some general tips that may help. 1. Trim bushes...

Pest Control: Sun Spiders/Wind Scorpions, sun spiders, chelicerae
sun spiders, chelicerae, pedipalps: Hi Deana. Let s make sure we are talking about the same thing. Sun spiders are 1 to 3 inches (25 to 75 mm) long and are yellow or tan in color. They have eight walking legs, long club-like pedipalps and large, muscular chelicerae. The tips of the chelicerae...

Pest Control: Suspected Mice Problem, environmental advice, sheetrock
environmental advice, sheetrock, rodents: John, You are on the right track in some respects. First of all, pick up and dispose of the baits you have in the attic. You will have no control on where they die and then will have odor to deal with. There is nothing worse that a decaying corpse under the...

Pest Control: Swarmer Termites, bait stations, termites
bait stations, termites, bales: Eric, Swarmers are the sexual reproductive termites from the colony and have no means to eat on their own. They do not damage wood. I they are subterranean termites ( I am assuming they are, with the bait stations) you should contact the company and inform...

Pest Control: scorpions, bark scorpions, extension bulletins
bark scorpions, extension bulletins, demand cs: Lannette, The scorpions that are encountered in your area are not considered deadly. However if the person stung has an allergic reaction it can be very serious or fatal. Mostly they are like a bee sting. Control begins with clean-up. remove any and all...

Pest Control: scorpions, bug bombs, pest control company
bug bombs, pest control company, local county: Hi Lannette, I wouldn t use over the counter fumigants otherwise known as bug bombs . They only kill insects that are out at the time of setting it off. So, if the scorpion is under the couch, it won t work. It sounds like you are doing what you need to...

Pest Control: scorpions, pest identification, food sources
pest identification, food sources, scorpions: Hi, depending on the part of the country you live in, trying to scorpion proof your home could be dificult. Here are a few tips to try and limit the possibilities of scorpions on your property. 1. Eliminate any piles of debris around the property. 2. Keep...

Pest Control: scratching, chirruping-like sounds from my dryer?, cheese grater, fox squirrel
cheese grater, fox squirrel, knot hole: Jen, I m also puzzled. If this is happening between 1AM and 5AM, you may have flying squirrels. They can make a sound like that you describe. It does not fit the common grey or fox squirrel vocabulary, neither mice. If there are flying squirrels, they...

Pest Control: scratching in upper kitchen wall, box trap, entry hole
box trap, entry hole, live trap: You have a tough situation. First, Nolen is correct. It may not even be a mouse. But it might be. Did he check the attic? Did he use a fiber optic scope and drill a hole in the wall and take a look? I had a job once where the scratching was caused by...

Pest Control: silverfish, silk paper, professional program
silk paper, professional program, organic material: Robbert, If silverfish are in numbers that are causing damage to your property, or if you do not like them crawling on your ceiling then they are pest. Silverfish really are in most homes, they just are not at the numbers to be a problem are even noticed....

Pest Control: skunk problem :-[, lake havasu city, trash cans
lake havasu city, trash cans, problem animals: The first thing you must do is to eliminate the skunk s access to the trash. Place them in a secure shed or purchase trash cans with secure lids. Unlike raccoons, skunks are not great climbers and don t have a lot of front paw dexterity. As for being frightened,...

Pest Control: skunks, warwick ri, suburban neighborhood
warwick ri, suburban neighborhood, skunks: Hi Tammy, Unfortunately, there really isn t much you can do to repel skunks, and they will both burrow and climb to gain access. The main thing is to eliminate low brush and woodpiles, etc., to minimize the areas where they can den, screen off openings...

Pest Control: small black bugs in my bathroom sink, i thought it was mouse poop, good earth pest company, pest control technicians
good earth pest company, pest control technicians, black bugs: Follow up #2 One more option Stephanie is Cleggs pest control, they have an entomologist on staff who can look at these bugs for you! Rene Stephanie, Update to this answer as of today, I have heard back from a company in Jacksonville and they said...

Pest Control: very small brown jumping bugs in tub drain, roach spray, pencil tip
roach spray, pencil tip, control measures: Aran, I do not believe the pest you are seeing are coming from the drain, especially with the actions you have taken. Many times when insects/pest are sen in the tub or sink is because this is a white smooth surface (with moisture) and any pest s attracted...

Pest Control: small bugs after friut and food, little bugs, small bugs
little bugs, small bugs, friut: Hi Karen, hopefully your bug numbers have gone down by now. They are most likely fruit flies. When I get them and don t see an obvious source they are usually in an onion or apple that has fallen behind something. Look where you keep your onions, apples,...

Pest Control: very small caterpillars on sons curtains, griffin campus, inch worms
griffin campus, inch worms, appalachian mountains: Hi Mike, in this case I would suggest you take a sample to your local county extension agent. If they can t tell you what it is they can send the insect to the UGA Griffin campus for a positive ID. I cannot imagine what it might be. Apparently they have...

Pest Control: small flying house bugs mostly in bathroom, drain flies, chlorox
drain flies, chlorox, gunk: It sounds like drain flies. they breed in organic matter that gets stuck in the pipe. Pour a cup of chlorox down the drains in the bathroom and let it sit a while. This should kill the larvae. Draino will also work because it gets rid of the organic gunk...

Pest Control: small holes all over the lawn, pocket gopher, finger size
pocket gopher, finger size, woodchuck: I would need more specifics in order to determine what is causing the damage. http://icwdm.org/Inspection/Default.asp was a page developed to help walk people through the questions to determine what is causing the damage. The problem with the term gopher...

Pest Control: small like worm in my shower, level betty, ecological niche
level betty, ecological niche, george manning: Betty, I m not able to guess what you see. Black, no legs, foul odor from drain; only appearing after a shower. Obviously, you have some slow moving drainage which could indicate a requirement to rod out the drain line to the main line connection. Foul...

Pest Control: smell, sara lee corp, janitorial chemicals
sara lee corp, janitorial chemicals, vapona: Hello Ronny, I can imagine the odor, and I m totally sympathetic, although I must say that our garbage is picked up 3 times a week. Even so, after 4 days in the summer heat, it can get a little bit ripe. The problem we may run into is the trade agreements...

Pest Control: snake control/cottonmouths, vent hoods, clothes dryers
vent hoods, clothes dryers, snake control: Hello, There isn t very much to say beyond what you already have done since exclusion is the game in this situation. The key to the problem is to find any openings large enough for the snake to enter and figure out how to close it up permanently. Another...

Pest Control: sounds from walls, salted peanuts, cardboard box
salted peanuts, cardboard box, central air conditioning: Hi Joe, This is a tough one, especially since I am not able to see the house in question. However, I ll do my best and call upon my experience and logic to solve your dilemma. If you haven t seen any droppings or smell any animal odors, and a complete...

Pest Control: spider feces, siding work, laundry detergent
siding work, laundry detergent, household bleach: Hello Norma, According to one of the largest Vinyl siding manufactures (CertainTeed). The document Master Craftsman Care and maintenance section. The following recommendations apply. 1. For stubborn stains cleaners like Fantastic, formula 409, and simple...

Pest Control: spider type bugs, crab spider, happy thanksgiving
crab spider, happy thanksgiving, spider type: Hi Blake, hope you had a happy thanksgiving - assuming you live in the uS grin . I can t think of any thing besides a crab spider that this might be, but you wouldn t have a bunch of them cause they d eat each other. How big are they? Can you take a digital...

Pest Control: spiders, household insects, natural source
household insects, natural source, safe side: Hi Cathy, unfortunately what you ask for doesn t exist. If it kills - it kills and isn t safe. Organic isn t safe either. It kills. It just comes form a natural source. However, most of the ready to use products for household insects won t hurt the...

Pest Control: spiders, proper pest identification, space leaks
proper pest identification, space leaks, insect populations: Hello Mike, Sounds like you have a serious problem. And I am back to where I would be if I was the one that walked in you door to complete a pest control service at your home. We MUST have the proper pest identification. Spider control is no different that...

Pest Control: spiders in my townhouse, differant kinds, spider habitat
differant kinds, spider habitat, demand cs: Pat, Spider control is a combination (as with most pest) of controlling the things they require to survive and then chemical applications. Clean up any areas that are cluttered or would otherwise be protective of spider habitat. Remove or cut back shrubs,...

Pest Control: spiders, winneconne wisconsin, waupun wisconsin
winneconne wisconsin, waupun wisconsin, carpenter bees: Hi Shirley, The problem can probably be solved by having a professional come in and power-spray the exterior areas where the spiders nest with a residual insecticide such as a wettable powder or microencapsulated material. These materials should provide...

Pest Control: Every spring, skunks ravage..., hardware cloth, skunks
hardware cloth, skunks, grubs: Hi Jeff, There is a reasonable amount of info available, most of it on removal of habitat, deodorizing, and exclusion, but not very much of consequence for prevention other than the grub elimination. Generally, it is agreed that prevention of lawn damage...

Pest Control: springtail lawn infestation, soil insects, patio slabs
soil insects, patio slabs, springtails: Hi Nanette, by now the springtails - also called collembola - are probably gone. I ve been researching insecticides and there is nothing labeled for springtails because they are not a pest species. They don t hurt anything - although annoying with the pool...

Pest Control: springtails--need moisture control?, window ledges, spring tails
window ledges, spring tails, insect pest: Chandra, Sorry for the delay. Their was a little glitch. Spring tails are a very moisture connected insect. If you could eliminate the wet areas the problem would be mostly gone. However this is not generally possible. The identification of the insect is...

Pest Control: squealing noise in the wall, grey squirrels, tree squirrels
grey squirrels, tree squirrels, flying squirrels: Hi Lynn, Since they only hear it at night chances are you have a flying squirrel in the wall. They are nocturnal. Grey squirrels are active during the day. Exclusion is the best way to get rid of squirrels. Close openings to attics and other parts of buildings...

Pest Control: squirrel in crawl space, glue traps, gray squirrels
glue traps, gray squirrels, cage traps: Sorry about your problem. Unfortunately you haven t provided much information on what you have done. For example, what kind of traps. How do you know for sure the problem is squirrel and not roof rat? Anyway, assuming your diagnosis is correct, please...

Pest Control: squirrel, squirrel removal, squirrel problem
squirrel removal, squirrel problem, strobe lights: Richard Ecellant question. I perform approximately 200 squirrel removal services every year. I have seen many of these strobe lights installed in attics and I can tell you with 100% certainty that they do not work. Don t waste your money. As for covering...

Pest Control: squirrels, digging holes, population control
digging holes, population control, easy solution: Sorry but there is no easy solution. burying nuts is what squirrels do. Getting them to stop on their own would be the equivalent of telling someone to stop breathing. You can screen your yard so they can t dig or pave the yard which you certainly don...

Pest Control: squirrels, squirrel hole, good weather
squirrel hole, good weather, wildlife publications: I am assuming you are referring to gray squirrels. I would have recommended a different plan of action but since you said the most humane way to convince them to leave, you have reduced the available options. In my opinion, the most humane way, for the...

Pest Control: squirrels, cage traps, door traps
cage traps, door traps, gray squirrels: Controlling Gray Squirrels For most homeowners, the easiest way to control gray squirrels is to trap them. Cage traps 5x5x24 inch single door traps are the absolute minimum sizes. Larger cage traps can of course be used. The danger in trapping during the...

Pest Control: squirrels, cage traps, door traps
cage traps, door traps, aid approach: I have included my full answer below on control of squirrels. I guess I would have to say that trapping the infestation and then closing the hole is not a band-aid approach when done properly. I wonder if 1. they have truely removed the infestation 2....

Pest Control: squirrels, rodent damage, squirrel damage
rodent damage, squirrel damage, damage cars: I want to warn you that you are not going to like the solution to your problem. Your problem has been exacerbated by your feeding the squirrels. You will need to start reducing the food supply to them gradually. Don t just stop as they may begin damaging...

Pest Control: squirrels, ultrasound devices, plant pots
ultrasound devices, plant pots, electric fence: Unfortunately, your description of the holes doesn t provide enough information. I would suspect that the marigold plant was disturbed by squirrels. However around the tree could have been done by skunks grubbing. As for what to do there isn t much. Trapping...

Pest Control: squirrels in attic, squirrels in attic, handbook chapters
squirrels in attic, handbook chapters, scary scenario: Paradichlorobenzene is just a variety of mothballs. They are more for repellents (although rarely effective in the real world). But note the ending of the chemical. Benzene! do you want to risk breathing a potentially cancer-causing chemical? The amount of...

Pest Control: squirrels in attic, animal damage control, wildlife damage inspection handbook
animal damage control, wildlife damage inspection handbook, squirrels in attic: First, look on the outside of your house. Check for gaps and openings. You didn t say what kind of squirrel. But a gray can have 3-5 young so catching 6 including mother wouldn t be out of the question. Squirrels can climb the downspouts. Flyers would just...

Pest Control: squirrels eating our holly berries, holly berries, christmas thanks
holly berries, christmas thanks, population reduction: By flexible mesh, I trust you mean 1/4 hardware cloth. Yes this can work but you will need to protect the entire bush and stake the mesh to the ground to prevent them from getting underneath. Of course, population reduction also works. http://icwdm.or...

Pest Control: squirrels, squirrel hole, cage traps
squirrel hole, cage traps, ultrasonic range: First, check your state laws and see if trapping is legal. If it is then you should trap out the infestation using 7x7x24 inch cage traps. Find the hole. It will usually be on the South side of the house or where the house gets the most sun. Look where two...

Pest Control: squrrels, squrrels, george manning
squrrels, george manning, hvac system: Hello Andrew: You have experienced a situation whereby a squirrel or more has wandered into the home and not been able to get out by its usual exit. Panicky, the animal(s) attempted to exit via your windows. If the squirrel is no longer within the building,...

Pest Control: starting out, pest control operations, pest control business
pest control operations, pest control business, pest control technology: Hi Aaron, Here is the information you need in order to get your information. My assumption is that you are looking first at structural pest control rather than agricultural pest control operations. Each state has the authority to develop pesticide laws...

Pest Control: stinging wasps, wasp traps, problem increases
wasp traps, problem increases, rear entrance: Hi, Unfortunately there is not too much prevention you can do for wasps as they will forage for food and shelter over a fairly long distance. I know your area well, and had similar problems when I had a summer home in Cooks Falls. Best thing to do is watch...

Pest Control: a strange fly, pupal case, george manning
pupal case, george manning, jam jar: Glynis-- You won t be able to breed this fly. It will require another fly of the same species but opposite sex. When wings seem plastered to the body, the fly recently emerged from its pupal case. Flies go through complete metamorphoses which means...

Pest Control: swarmers, mud tubes, pool water
mud tubes, pool water, hi amy: Hi Amy. you won t need to retreat. The swarmers may continue to emerge for a few weeks after treatment. This is normal. Unfortunately, there isn t anything I cen tell you to keep them out of the pool. Keep the light off at night - they will be attracted...

Pest Control: TERMITES, contract lawyer, full disclosure
contract lawyer, full disclosure, tricky subject: Hi Jan, The only way to know the cost of the repairs is to get estimates from contractors. Costs vary depending on the type of damage and extent of the repairs- too variable to really make any valid judgement from here. As far as the $2000 liability,...

Pest Control: Terminex reputation?, great customer service, extensive training
great customer service, extensive training, termites: Mick, I am going to start from bottom to top of your questions. You should NOT attempt to perform termite control yourself. I cannot tell you if any company will or will not do a good job, due to the job is actually performed by the individual performing...

Pest Control: Termite, bait system, colony elimination
bait system, colony elimination, label application: J K Lee, Like any other product----DO NOT-- use anything that is not labeled for this application. You do not have the proper application methods or chemical rates. Yes this off label application in this method may pose a problem. The only recommended...

Pest Control: Termite control, apples to apples, slab foundation
apples to apples, slab foundation, barrier treatment: Hi Frank, sorry for the delay, I ve been out of town without access to email. A five year old house will need a total retreatment. Chemicals today only last about that long. This is a major expense. I assume at this point that you arent looking at a renewal...

Pest Control: Termite control, formosan termites, slab foundation
formosan termites, slab foundation, foot intervals: Hello Frank: Your correct about renewals. They represent a form of insurance. Has an inspection uncovered new termite presence? If not, just continue qualified inspections. If a condition is discovered, then you might approach a new treatment. Sentricon...

Pest Control: Termite control, story brick, termiticides
story brick, termiticides, control inspector: Hi Daniel, The alternative to buying a house that has been treated for termites is to buy a house that has not been treated. That, to me, is like buying a used car that has never had maintenance. Of course, I am trying to add a little humor to my answer,...

Pest Control: Termite Identification, pest control operator, termite bait
pest control operator, termite bait, hind wings: Hi Melon, if the wings on the insect were all the same size then you have termites. If the front wings were larger than the hind wings then they are reproductive ants. I m not sure how a handyman got commercial termite bait stations. That would be illegal...

Pest Control: Termite infestation?, carpenter ants, termite baits
carpenter ants, termite baits, professional inspection: Hi. I think I would first try to confirm what, if any, pest is causing the damage. If it s determined to be termites, there are termite baits that are available over the counter. If you were to choose a bait, it would be very important to follow ALL label...

Pest Control: Termite inspection, subterranean termite, pest control company
subterranean termite, pest control company, baseboards: Hi Alfredo, what you are describing is fairly normal, adequate - no. i am assuming you have a termite retreatment bond with this company - you pay a yearly fee and they will spray if they find termites. They should be sending someone out every year, but...

Pest Control: Termite inspection, mr bales, subterranean termite
mr bales, subterranean termite, pest control company: Alfredo, I am a little confused. You said they sent you a renewal notice. This is usually an opportunity to purchase an extended warranty which with most companies also includes an inspection. If all you wanted was a FREE inspection thats what you PAID for....

Pest Control: Termite Swarmers for 14 Years!!, block foundations, foot intervals
block foundations, foot intervals, pest control company: Hi, I ve had similar occurrences- it s because of the biology of the insect. The chemical barrier that is injected into the soil and under slabs stops the slow-moving workers (larvae) from passing, but can t even remotely affect the reproductive swarmers...

Pest Control: Termite Swarmers, formosan termites, drywood termites
formosan termites, drywood termites, subterranean termites: Hello Jay, The term Swarmers is simply a reference to a Caste (A portion of an individual colony, with a specific task)within the colony. This could be for termites, ants, honey bee s, etc. I am not privy to the terms or contractual obligations of the...

Pest Control: Termite swarmers, dead trees, termite
dead trees, termite, back yard: Hi Ramona: I looked in the general file of questions and found yours seemingly unanswered. Would you please contact me for an answer to your question. I will be glad to guide you. I don t know why your question remains unanswered. Redirect your question...

Pest Control: Termite tunnels everywhere, bathtub drain, garden beds
bathtub drain, garden beds, brick exterior: Hi Diane, It sounds like you really have your backs to the wall with these termites. I m happy to give you my take on the problems. The termites will go to any location where the wood has a humidity level in excess of 35-40% and up to about 75%. Wet...

Pest Control: Termites, termite bait, fence boards
termite bait, fence boards, balsa wood: Hi Jose, Nice to hear from you again. The termite bait stations and treatment systems sold at the home centers will work, but they are relying on a random hit by the termites. They usually require a plastic tube with a balsa stick inside to be placed...

Pest Control: Termites, concrete patios, tent fumigation
concrete patios, tent fumigation, drywood termites: Hi Stephen, The description of the proposed work sounds reasonable, and the only thing that is new, but showing much promise, is the foam application of termiticide within the walls. This method works very well in wall voids without insulation, and there...

Pest Control: Termites, signs of termites, termite barrier
signs of termites, termite barrier, pest control company: Hi Scott, Sorry for the delay in responding. Schedule has been horrendous for the last two weeks. You say a barrier was installed. I interpret that to mean that a chemical termiticide barrier was placed into the soil. If so, it should be good, barring...

Pest Control: Termites, termite problem, franchise chains
termite problem, franchise chains, termite treatments: Hi Jeff, Unfortunately, termite treatments are not for the homeowner. You need a professional to do this work, and the problem may be quite extensive if you are finding them in the ceiling. None of the over-the-counter materials are going to be effective...

Pest Control: Termites, extreme toxicity, clark pest control
extreme toxicity, clark pest control, dogs and children: If your concern is pesticides then go with the ADVANCE termite baiting system its no chemicalS and eliminates the termites by stopping them to reproduce WE USE IT AND IT MAYBE EXPENSIVE BUT IT CONTROLS THE TERMITES AND ITS VERY SAFE OR DOGS AND CHILDREN...

Pest Control: Termites, termite damage, reputable firm
termite damage, reputable firm, termites: Marianne There is no hard set fast rule. Even the written findings are based on one specific set of parameters.Termites can be in an area, and just leave. So to not find termites does NOT mean no-activity. Some basic guides. 1. Is the area very dry or damp....

Pest Control: Termites, sentricon colony elimination system, pesticide problems
sentricon colony elimination system, pesticide problems, termite damage: Gerry, I have been in this business for over thirty years and have seen many products come and go. The only really effective treatments for post construction termite control are professional chemical treatment (Termidor or premise), or the modern baiting...

Pest Control: Termites, termite bait, professional pest control companies
termite bait, professional pest control companies, pest control companies: Hi Jim, Let s see if I can answer the multiple questions in a concise manner. The shelter tube (mud trail) that climbs up the foundation is not a problem unless: 1- it reaches wood structural members, or 2- it is able to get inside the block and travel...

Pest Control: Tiny Black Gnat-Like Bugs Inside, black gnat, fruit insects
black gnat, fruit insects, insect spray: Hi Rick, The only thing I can think of that acts the way you describe are ants, but you seem confident that thats not what they are. When you say they look like gnats, what exactly do you mean? That may help me make a diagnosis. Any home crawling insect...

Pest Control: Tiny Black Insects, colour the small one, asia country
colour the small one, asia country, lices: Hi Belle, they very well could be booklice. They actually eat fungus and are a sign that the humidity is too high. The key to getting rid of them is to find the moisture source. I suspect a leak somewhere. You can also try a dehumidifier in the rooms....

Pest Control: Tiny Black Insects, colour the small one, asia country
colour the small one, asia country, management person: Hello Belle, The possibility to properly identify the pest without seeing them and then keying them out to the many hundreds of possible insects is near impossible. You must have a professional pest management person identify the pest or take the pest to...

Pest Control: Tiny beetles in condo, what are they?! (Houston, TX), brown beetles, tiny beetles
brown beetles, tiny beetles, crappy camera: Hi Anthony, thanks for the pictures. They are helpful. The insect id a cigarette beetle. It s a common pantry pest. It probably came in in soemthing from the store. There are no sprays or repellents. what you need to do is find where they are breeding...

Pest Control: Tiny brown bugs --how do I get rid of them?, snow fleas, carpet beetles
snow fleas, carpet beetles, cement floor: Hi Midori, I have been wracking my brains trying to figure out what your pest might be. The only things I can think of don t bite - or at least I ve never heard anyone say they did. I would try looking up carpet beetles - they would be in a closet and could...

Pest Control: Tiny bugs killing our grass and bushes, black bugs, tiny bugs
black bugs, tiny bugs, good bug: Hi Stacy, I m not aware of any insect that kills both turf and bushes - they are usually more host specific than that. I m going to suggest you capture some and take them to your local county extension office. They should be able to identify them. Then...

Pest Control: Tiny caterpillar like insects found in my house, tiny caterpillar, spider babies
tiny caterpillar, spider babies, silk threads: Hi Soraya, I ve been racking my brain and I can t think of anything that should be inside as you are describing. Perhaps they did come from outside - which means they won t survive inside as there will be no food. The only other thing would be maggots from...

Pest Control: Tracing a smell, proper safety precautions, fiberoptic scope
proper safety precautions, fiberoptic scope, hole in the wall: I am not sure I would recommend a cat. Dogs have better olfactory abilities than cats and are smarter too. As for finding something dead in the wall, I would suggest the following. First, make sure it is really in the wall. Sounds stupid, but I had two...

Pest Control: Tree frogs, frog populations, tree frogs
frog populations, tree frogs, cancer diet: Frogs Exclusion. Keep frogs out of your house by performing a thorough inspection of your building, top to bottom. Close or screen any all gaps that could be used by frogs. Make sure you donít have other species like bats living in the structure as closing...

Pest Control: Trouble trapping mice/rats, trapping mice, dead rodents
trapping mice, dead rodents, rat traps: Hello Brad, A picture is worth a thousand words, you certainly have caught something I ve not seen before. You do have my curosity peaked. I have checked several references I have here and knowing what area of the country you are in will help me to find out...

Pest Control: Tunnels in the Lawn, pocket gophers, mole hills
pocket gophers, mole hills, northwest virginia: Sounds like moles. Visit http://www.wildlifedamagecontrol.com/solutions.htm click on voles, moles and pocket gophers for more info. Chipmunks tunnel but only to build dens. Moles don t eat plants but voles and pocket gophers do. sending me some photos...

Pest Control: Type of Beetle?, cinder block, dead bugs
cinder block, dead bugs, home remedy: Jeremy, I can not attempt to identify the insect with the available info to firmly help with control of this specific insect. In general however these apply. 1. Eliminate moisture 2. Make the voided areas uninhabitable for the pest. This can be accomplished...

Pest Control: Can't find the source of Earwigs, wasps nests, wasp nest
wasps nests, wasp nest, upstairs bathroom: Hi, again, Destiny, I m sorry you are having such frustration, and the thing that pleases me the most is that the technician who showed up had the backbone not to charge you, although, from what you describe, he wasn t worth much, anyway. I don t think...

Pest Control: teeny tiny black bugs, indian boundary road, black bugs
indian boundary road, black bugs, george manning: Jackie-- I ve been away. Sorry for not getting to your question. It would be simpler to receive a few specimens that I can look over. Once knowing what you are experiencing, I can be more helpful. Your review could help somewhat, but guessing is...

Pest Control: terminex / houseplants, snake plants, plants ferns
snake plants, plants ferns, deck plants: M, Please contact your Pest Management Pro that is performing the fumigation and have them review the process from top to bottom with you before they start. You must have a full understanding of the process and the safe procedures to take with not only...

Pest Control: termite control, fool proof method, pest control company
fool proof method, pest control company, drilling holes: Hi again. I m not sure of regulations in India, but it sounds like about what we do in the United States. Chlorpyrifos is not used here any more. It is Dursban. It s not used because the govt. took it off the market due to cancer concnerns in children....

Pest Control: termite control, pest control operator, termite problem
pest control operator, termite problem, slab on grade: Hi Richard, I fully understand your problem, so let s see if I can shed some light and some insight to help you make your decision. First, you never indicated whether or not you have a termite problem. If you don t have a termite condition, don t do...

Pest Control: termite extermination, premise termite, termidore
premise termite, termidore, liquid applications: Dawn, Both methods (Chemical soil poison, Baiting) are viable effective methods. I recommend the Sentricon Baiting system above all other baiting methods. Chemical control needs to be done with a non-repellent product such as termidore or premise. Termite...

Pest Control: termite extermination, chris plummer, rain gutters
chris plummer, rain gutters, liquid cement: Hi Chris, The method of sealing the holes varies according to state requirements, but there should be no problem getting the problem solved. Here in New York, we are required to set a cork or plug one inch deep into the hole, then fill the remaining one...

Pest Control: termite infestation, wood frame construction, interior paneling
wood frame construction, interior paneling, pest control company: Hi Nancy, you aren t going to like what I am going to say. Unfortunately its not possible for a homeowner to treat an an active infestation of termites. You need to hire a pest control company. The treatment techniques, products and equipment needed to...

Pest Control: termite and infested wall, pest control business, soil particles
pest control business, soil particles, construction thanks: Hi Zygi: A saturated area that cannot completely drain may not deliver the necessary concentration of termiticide because it becomes diluted to a point where it becomes inaffective. This condition, if continually soaked do to lack of drainage or evaporation,...

Pest Control: termite and infested wall, pest control business, pest control operator
pest control business, pest control operator, apples to apples: Hi Zygi. Unfortunately this is not something you can do yourself. I hope you ve kept your bond up by paying the annual fee so the company must come back and retreat. Solving the water issue is one thing you can do though. Termites are looking for moisture...

Pest Control: termite swarm, winged termites, thier wings
winged termites, thier wings, apples to apples: Hi! If you have termites in the house there is a good chance they are in that outside wall next to the tub. Unless, they flew in a window. After they mate they lose thier wings so the ones you saw without had already mated - they can t get started from...

Pest Control: termite swarm, pest control operator, landscape timbers
pest control operator, landscape timbers, termite report: Hi, I am assuming these are the regular subterranean termites and not formoson (they are bigger). Don t panic. They could indeed be coming from the landscape timbers and not be in the house. Do you have a termite bond on the house? I would call a couple...

Pest Control: termite swarm, termite swarms, queen termite
termite swarms, queen termite, mud tunnel: Hi Glenn, Glad to hear that my response was helpful. One way to check inside the walls is by using a borescope, a fiber-optic viewing device that is used by many companies. It involves drilling a 1/4 inch hole in the wall near the base and inserting the...

Pest Control: termite treatment, termite problems, termite bait
termite problems, termite bait, termite infestation: Hi thanks for writing. Termite problems should not be taken lightly so I personally would be most comfortable with a reputable company that has a solid guarantee. Don t make the mistake of choosing a company based on the price of the job. Whatever money that...

Pest Control: termite tubes, structural pest control, colony elimination
structural pest control, colony elimination, sill plate: Ken, It is really very simple. Termites are no joke. When you first saw them years ago, the likely truth is they were there then, have been there ever since and have just been visible again. Termites are susceptible to disturbance but they just move not...

Pest Control: could it be termites?, carpenter ants, wasps hornets
carpenter ants, wasps hornets, carpenter ant: Hello Brenda, Termites do not make buzzing sounds, so you shouldn t need to worry about them. There are two pests that come to mind that will infest wall voids (I am assuming the head of the bed is against the wall.) Those would be either wasps/hornets or...

Pest Control: termites, termite barrier, termite problem
termite barrier, termite problem, pest control company: Hi Scott. Termites are a very serious pest. They are NOT a common problem here in Vegas but when they occur, the treatment can be costly. I m not aware of the termite problem in your area but, it might make sense to establish a relationship with a reputable...

Pest Control: termites, termite swarmer, pavement ants
termite swarmer, pavement ants, termite colonies: Hi Jerry, First, you can rest easy about the termites. Termite colonies take a long time to move, and most of the time, the infestation is local. Termite colonies develop when a reproductive termite swarmer happens to land in damp wood or a dead tree stump...

Pest Control: termites, public outcry, sistering
public outcry, sistering, minimum risk: Hi Ann, I fully understand your concern re chemicals, and may be able to help you to rest more easily with some insight and knowledge from my side of the fence. About 25 years ago, the country was in a clamor about DDT, Chlordane, Aldrin, Dieldrin, and...

Pest Control: termites, termite problems, pest control company
termite problems, pest control company, best bet: Your best bet is to educate yourself with the termite problems in your area. Your local DOA (Department of Agriculture) probably has termite treatment records of homes in your area. The DOA is a great source for unbiased facts. Here is a web address for all...

Pest Control: termites, cooperative extension service, approximate range
cooperative extension service, approximate range, experience point: Hi Jon, Although I am not a registered entomologist, my training and experience point to the fact that the moisture content in living wood may be too high for the termites. They will only infest wood that has a relative humidity between approximately 35-65%...

Pest Control: termites, wood borers, problem insects
wood borers, problem insects, locust tree: Hello Jerry, I am glad the treated wood is not used in a fireplace situation in the house. Earwigs do no however make sawdust. The just eat about any decaying matter. The saw dust you see is likely from wood borers or other boring insects (powder post beetles,...

Pest Control: termites, prone area, wood structure
prone area, wood structure, termites: Marsha, Any structure in a termite prone area (It appears yours is) should be treated Chemically (Termidore, Premise) or be treated with a baiting system Sentricon. It is not if you get termites, it is just when. The structure should be fully treated and...

Pest Control: termites, mud tubes, slab on grade
mud tubes, slab on grade, cement block: Hi James, Termites can invade a house from either the inside or outside perimeter. Finding their route is the trick. Sometimes they will climb from the soil on the outside and find a concealed route under siding, loose stucco, behind stoops and kickplates,...

Pest Control: just when you thought it was over, washington dc area, closing doors
washington dc area, closing doors, process of decomposition: Odors are tough. http://icwdm.org has info on controlling skunk odor which will have many applications for your situation. First, don t assume the opossum and odor are related. You could have other animals or other possums. One of the big mistakes people...

Pest Control: What am I? Am i a thrip?, flying insects, scabbies
flying insects, scabbies, thrips: Hi, I had never hear of Morgellon s disease. Sounds a bit like Delusionary Parasititis. I had one person who kept bringing me bits of stuff she insisted was insects biting her - the stuff she kept bringing me never was - which doesn t mean there wasn t something...

Pest Control: Very tiny bitingyellow bugs, land grant university, local county
land grant university, local county, county government: Hi, I don t believe they are related to you taking down the pool. It s probably a factor of the time of year or perhaps the color of the pool (some insects are attracted to certain colors). I don t know what they are without seeing them, but I would suggest...

Pest Control: tiny black bugs on kitchen ceiling, black bugs, kitchen ceiling
black bugs, kitchen ceiling, size shape: Hi Connie, I need a little better description of what they look like - size, shape, etc. I kind of doubt its related to birds if you had them years ago. Describing them will help me figure it out. Thanks and looking forward to hearing form you, Jule-Lynn...

Pest Control: very tiny black bugs not sure what they are, grain pests, black bugs
grain pests, black bugs, scotch tape: Shannon: I m sorry that your question remains unanswered. The computer I was using in my office would not let me answer. I switched to another and can now get back to you. It seems that you are experiencing a build-up of stored grain pests of one kind....

Pest Control: tiny crawling pests, food storage areas, clothes moths
food storage areas, clothes moths, cellophane tape: Hi Ellen, I guess it s very possible. The area that they emanate from may be of some significance- food storage areas will generate various types of grain-infesting moths, and clothing-storage areas are prone to infestation by Webbing Clothes Moths. ...

Pest Control: tiny jumping bugs, new apartment building, pest control operators
new apartment building, pest control operators, entomology department: Hello Jonquil, I know you attempted to give me a really good description of the problem pest. However even with all your work I have very little idea of what it may be. I or someone will need to actually see the pest, maybe even under a scope to identify...

Pest Control: tiny little bugs from the shower drain, little buggers, pencil tip
little buggers, pencil tip, little bugs: Jeffrey, Insects are so varied and have many thousands of similar cousins . I would not be doing you any favors to just guess. PROPER identification is the key. I would be surprised if the pest were coming from the drain rather I believe they are...

Pest Control: tiny red bugs on window sills, tiny red bugs, bugs on my window
tiny red bugs, bugs on my window, insect sprays: Hi Gregory - two possibilities come to mind. One are box elder bug nymphs. But they are much larger than you are describing except when they are born, so you would see larger ones too. They one I really thin it is are mites of some sort. They are kind...

Pest Control: tiny worms, indian meal moth, moth larvae
indian meal moth, moth larvae, gray moths: Hi, it sounds like indian meal moth larvae. Do you also have small beige/gray moths flying around? The larvae feed in grains in the pantry as well as chocolate, dry dog food, nuts, bird seed, etc. They often leave webbing. They crawl out of the food source...

Pest Control: tip tap and pitter/patter noises from the attic and other walls, tile roofing, pitter patter
tile roofing, pitter patter, tip tap: You have already answered a few questions in this list. Now you must take the inspection course. It s free. If I had to guess, a shot in the dark, I would think mice. Yes they can sound louder than people think. New homes are notoriously loose in that modern...

Pest Control: tree insects, ornamental pear tree, tree insects
ornamental pear tree, tree insects, insect population: Hi Brittanie, I would love to help with this one, but the climate and the insect population there are quite different from what we experience in the Northeast. Actually, I don t think it s due to insects, but there are some trees that will ooze sap that...

Pest Control: tree pests, tree pests, cooperative extension office
tree pests, cooperative extension office, maple trees: Hi Roy, I m not trained or licensed in the turf & ornamental category, so I can only say that you are dealing with a variety of caterpillar or moth. Best bet is to either bring a sample or a good picture to the local nursery and speak with an arborist....

Pest Control: Unidentified Bad smell, vent pipes, dead animal
vent pipes, dead animal, bad smell: Finding the source of an odor can be very difficult. But there are a few strategies. First, close doors. Wait a day and then walk around to see which room has the odor the strongest. Second, flies help. Within just a few hours, flies will be finding the carcass...

Pest Control: Unidentified bugs, old clothes, dept of ag
old clothes, dept of ag, 50states: Hi, trying to identify these things would be pretty tough over the computer. However, your local Department of Agriculture should provide this service for free and possibly offer some control tips. Here is the address to a list of all Dept. of Ag s... http://www.statelocalgov.net/50states-agriculture.cfm...

Pest Control: Unidentified noise behind wall, plumbing problems, pest controller
plumbing problems, pest controller, short periods: Identifying the damage. You have already answered a few of these questions. But you will need to take the course on how to inspect your property. Only then can we talk about how to resolve it. In order to identify damage, you have to answer a number of...

Pest Control: Unidentified odor, vacation rental property, stinkhorns
vacation rental property, stinkhorns, stinkhorn: I would suggest contacting a qualified wildlife damage control operator rather than a typical exterminator whose experience is just with bugs. Visit http://icwdm.org/VendorsService/default.asp info on what to look for in hiring a professional is there too....

Pest Control: Unknown flying indoor/outdoor insect, box elder bugs, happy holidays
box elder bugs, happy holidays, different life: Hi Daniel, I m thinking they are box elder bugs. They come out on warmer days during the winter. Look them up on the web and see if thats them, then we can talk about control. Relax, they don t bite! You probably see different life stages which is why...

Pest Control: Unwanted rodents, stainless steel mesh, nooks and crannies
stainless steel mesh, nooks and crannies, cement mortar: Hi Elena, Sorry for the delay- the last 2 weeks have been horrendously busy. It is nice to hear from across the pond. You have two things to accomplish. First, you must build the mice out by closing all access openings from the outside world with appropriate...

Pest Control: Unwanted Squirrel, gray squirrels, cage traps
gray squirrels, cage traps, door traps: Controlling Gray Squirrels What not to do!! Donít bother with those silly ultrasonic devices. There is no scientific evidence that they work in the real world. Repellents also have limited use in infestation situations. Consider, would you leave your home...

Pest Control: unidentified bad smell, animal damage control, rodent control
animal damage control, rodent control, stray cats: Determining where it originates from will be a painstaking process of closing doors and checking the rooms in the morning. You also have to consider vents. Without a full inspection of the property it would be difficult for me to suggest what is causing the...

Pest Control: unknown animal/critter, private sewer system, transition fittings
private sewer system, transition fittings, sewer camera: Dear Greg: You ve helped me visualize your situation through your excellent description of this unseen animal. It appears that you have rats appearing below your floor. It is less likely that you are hearing mice, although they too can make loud sounds...

Pest Control: unknown pest, mice droppings, cinder block
mice droppings, cinder block, knee wall: Sorry for the delay as I was out of town. Droppings in or around a cinder block foundation could be from mice, chipmunks, snakes or even skunks or possums if there an opening that is large enough for them. In most cases it would be mice. Mice droppings...

Pest Control: unseen pests?, carpenter ants, mold fungus
carpenter ants, mold fungus, storm sash: Hi James, Sorry for the delay- the insect season in the northeast has arrived with a vengeance. Without actually seeing the specks, the only things that come to mind are powderpost beetles and carpenter ants. Here is some info to work with. Powderpost...

Pest Control: Vespula EVERYWHERE, baldfaced hornets, paper wasps
baldfaced hornets, paper wasps, food processing plant: Hi Martinian, Here are two links that seem to point the way. The first seems to recommend a poison bait using protein as the food bait. http://www.issg.org/database/species/ecology.asp?si=67&fr=1&sts= On that site, the information is: Chemical: Poison...

Pest Control: Vole Problem, little critters, mice and rats
little critters, mice and rats, habitat modification: Well the first problem is that you seem to have neglected to follow the label s instructions. The label I read found at http://www.belllabs.com/images/Spec_Labels/slcontracrmpp.pdf says the product is for mice and rats, didn t see voles on the label. Understand...

Pest Control: Voles in my house, mouse traps, front teeth
mouse traps, front teeth, easy solutions: First, you would have to look closely to determine whether you are dealing with shrews or voles. The front teeth are key. Voles are rodents. Shrews are not. Rodents have two pairs of front teeth adapted for gnawing. Shrews have teeth more like a carnivore....

Pest Control: voles (maybe?!), wheat kernels, perennial beds
wheat kernels, perennial beds, exit holes: You could very well have both. Moles aren t interested in your plants. Voles will use mole tunnels to get to plant roots. Plants die from moles because of exposed roots. But they also die due to voles eating the roots. Feeding birds and letting the food reach...

Pest Control: voles maybe moles, north mississippi, furrows
north mississippi, furrows, pin point: You should have visited the site. You would have had pictures to look at. But it does sound like moles. Understand that voles will utilize mole tunnels as will shrews. Solution for moles, trap them. Contrary to popular mythology moles are easily trapped....

Pest Control: voles, zinc phosphide, vomiting in dogs
zinc phosphide, vomiting in dogs, dead carcass: Most toxicants are weight based meaning the more one weighs the more it has to eat in order to die. No pesticide is safe. For the next question is safe compared to what? With liability the way it is today, anyone who says that anything is safe is essentially...

Pest Control: WASP OR HORNET NEST, hornet s nest, bald faced hornet
hornet s nest, bald faced hornet, cold weather: Sounds like a bald faced hornet s nest. They do not survive the winter (well, only the queen survives and she does not stay in the nest). So, there is no need to spray. Simply wait for a freeze and they will be gone. If it is high in the tree they will...

Pest Control: Wasp and bee extermination, flying stinging insects, bee extermination
flying stinging insects, bee extermination, european honey bee: For Wasps... If the hole just leads to a void, I would dust it first then plug it with some steel wool. You could probably purchase an insecticide dust from any hardware or home improvement store. Try to buy a dust that lists your target pest on the label...

Pest Control: Wasps & Earwigs coming from upstairs bathroom vent?, wasps nests, upstairs bathroom
wasps nests, upstairs bathroom, grass area: Hi Destiny. Wow, that is a little strange. Does that vent work? It actually blows hot when it s supposed to and cold when it s supposed to? If it does, then it s not too likely that anything is actually in the vent itself. More than likely these critters have...

Pest Control: Wasps & Earwigs coming from upstairs bathroom vent?, wasps nests, upstairs bathroom
wasps nests, upstairs bathroom, moist air: Hi Destiny, There are several possibilities that should be checked: 1. Make sure the flap on the vent outside closes properly. 2. Make sure the secondary flap on the top of the fan housing closes properly when the fan is off. 3. Make sure the hoses...

Pest Control: Wasps, bald faced hornet nest, bald faced hornet
bald faced hornet nest, bald faced hornet, paper wasp: Hello Ash, I am assuming the nest is a large gray, foot ball shaped nest of which is a bald faced hornet nest. The are a paper wasp and very close kin to yellow jackets. The adults eat mostly nectar,sap, and other sweet, carbohydrate materials. The feed the...

Pest Control: Weasels, cooperative extension agent, wildlife agency
cooperative extension agent, wildlife agency, close proximity: Hi Beth, I fully believe that the weasel is performing a needed service in controlling the rats, but I am not certain that having the weasel in close proximity is good. Unfortunately, I can t give you the answer you need, especially since weasels are not...

Pest Control: Webs on tree limbs, tent caterpillars, parasitic wasp
tent caterpillars, parasitic wasp, bacillus thuringiensis: Mario, By your description the pest are Tent Caterpillars. They can be very destructive. They will feed primarily after dark. They little wasp you see are most likely a parasitic wasp that will lay eggs in the body of the pest and their young use the...

Pest Control: White colored Black Widows, home insecticide, nerve toxin
home insecticide, nerve toxin, black widows: Hi Thomas, I think what you have found may be some young black widows. They are white or cream colored until about four months. It sounds like an egg sac was nearby. They will disperse soon because they will eat each other. Like the adults, they have...

Pest Control: White Flies, greenhouse pest, ivory soap
greenhouse pest, ivory soap, ounces in a gallon: Tara, I m sorry, I thought you were describing an inside problem. I think oil of orange would be too costly for outside work. The soap idea, on a larger scale would be effective without using a regular pesticide. I think you might try substituting a lemon...

Pest Control: White footed Ants, white footed ants, family room couch
white footed ants, family room couch, pest control service: Lisa, The reason is the ants you actually is only a small part of the colony (about 2). The products used (by you or pro) should allow for the ants to move the products to the balance of the colony. Baits can be effective, but many times the ants will...

Pest Control: Wood Chuck, state wildlife laws, animal damage control
state wildlife laws, animal damage control, trapping woodchucks: You need to move quickly before the chuck hibernates. Here is some info below. Woodchucks/groundhogs Trapping woodchucks is the easiest way to control their populations when dealing with domiciled damage, ie. They are living on your property. This is...

Pest Control: Wood pile pest control, rain shield, douglas fir
rain shield, douglas fir, narrow rows: Becky, The best practice for fire wood is as follows. 1. Stack off the ground (8-12 inches) in narrow rows. This prevents the area from being a hiding place for critters. 2. Cover the top from rain. Shield with tin etc. It is best to not seal up with plastic...

Pest Control: Wood powder - termites??, insect body, bales
insect body, bales, pest management: Hello Mona, I will need a lot more details to be able to be of much assistance with this. I will try to help you with the info I will need, or what any pest management pro will need to solve this problem. The material itself can help identify the pest. ...

Pest Control: Woodchuck made his home under my shed, inch mesh, porch area
inch mesh, porch area, suburban neighborhood: Woodchuck under deck or building 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. So called Non-lethal Methods: 1. Harassment can work, which is just continually...

Pest Control: Woodchucks, porch area, inch mesh
porch area, inch mesh, pest control service: To cover all the bases, I am giving you the complete answer. Woodchuck under deck or building 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. So called...

Pest Control: Woodpeckers pecking on my cedar siding, animal damage control, mylar tape
animal damage control, mylar tape, cedar siding: Woodpeckers are a federally protected bird. You cannot disturb their nest if they have established one. That is why you must work quickly whenever they begin pecking (you want to prevent them from building a nest). You must use non-lethal techniques before...

Pest Control: Woodpeckers vs window reflection, woodpecker damage, reflection question
woodpecker damage, reflection question, window reflection: My point was that since I have no idea whether the window will work or not, I don t want you to buy the window unless you wanted it for other reasons. It is the same way we should buy art. Buy art because you like it not because it will allegedly increase...

Pest Control: walking sounds in ceiling, google search, pest control company
google search, pest control company, ceiling tiles: Sounds like you may have some mice or squirrels entering through the roof. The dormer that you mentioned is an area that both of these animals use to gain access to houses and attics. I wouldn t worry about them chewing through the ceiling. Animals only seem...

Pest Control: wasp nest, wasp freeze, paper wasps
wasp freeze, paper wasps, wasp nest: Hi Jeff, First, let me tell you my procedure, then you can decide whether you want to try it. Paper wasps, aka Bald-faced hornets, are communal wasps, and are very protective of their nests. However, they can be outsmarted by taking advantage of their...

Pest Control: wasps, grass blades, extreme caution
grass blades, extreme caution, plant leaves: A word of caution. I don t have any idea what part of the country you are in or what species you might be dealing with so use extreme caution when you deal with any biting or stinging pest. I would not want to encourage you to try and handle this when there...

Pest Control: wasps?, insect bites and stings, mckenzie bridge
insect bites and stings, mckenzie bridge, biting insect: Mike, Sounds like you disturbed some sort of stinging/biting insect (could have been both as some insects, sting and then bite at the same time). I am sorry you had to endure this as insect bites and stings can be quite painful. Without seeing the insect...

Pest Control: wasps in the garage, wasps, hornet
wasps, hornet, wasp: Hi Angela, no repellents exist for wasps. You just have to kill them and get rid of the nests. they like sheltered areas so thats why they like the garage. It sounds like you aren t using it much so thats another reason they d be attracted. Get the wasp...

Pest Control: wasps/hornets, good earth pest company, wasps hornets
good earth pest company, wasps hornets, wasp killer: Hello Steven, First of all do not seal up the entrance/exit hole the wasps/hornets are currently using. This would only create a situation where they would then be looking for an alternate route, which may be through the sheetrock and into your home. Usually...

Pest Control: wasps/hornets, wasp killer, honey bees
wasp killer, honey bees, wasps hornets: Steven, First----- Please do not close the hole. This can be a big problem. Many times this can force them into the interior. The problem with the wasp sprays, etc. are they only are very effective one the insects you actually spray. Many times the insects...

Pest Control: wasps or hornets, pest control company, circular crater
pest control company, circular crater, dead insects: Hi Peter. Bald faced hornets are quite a bit larger than yellow jackets. They could do what you are describing. I m still not sure whether the tube is on the inside or outside of the house. You d treat the same regardless, but you need to be very careful...

Pest Control: wasps, wasp freeze, wasp killer
wasp freeze, wasp killer, wondering what type: Hi Jenny, If you were lucky enough to effectively kill the nests, the survivors, if any, will abandon ship and not return. The wasp freeze is only residual for about 72 hours. As far as closing the holds, silicone should be effective enough, as they...

Pest Control: waterbugs, dead bugs, huge 2
dead bugs, huge 2, attics: Alex, The pest you are describing can be one of many. American roaches, Oriental roaches, palmetto bugs. All of which are roaches. All of which take a slight different approach to control. Get a positive Identification on the pest. Local pest pro., local...

Pest Control: weird sound, wall studs, scratch marks
wall studs, scratch marks, pest animals: Tasha, This is very hard, to impossible without an on site inspection. I would recommend a pest management pro for an on site inspection. Check the following. Look for trails, tracks, scratch marks, etc. in the attic, the gutters, on adjacent trees, any...

Pest Control: white grub worms, white grub worms, grub worm
white grub worms, grub worm, carpet grass: Hi Mr. Ladd. We don t have a grub worm problem in Vegas but I know that a lot of granular insecticides have a broad label for recommended pests. A granular insecticde is a chemically coated particle that is sometimes watered into the soil. You would want to...

Pest Control: white grubs, white grubs, june beetles
white grubs, june beetles, parasitic nematodes: Helo David: You dug up grubs. They are the larvae of beetles of the family, Scarabidae which are beetles in their adult stage. June beetles and Japanese beetles are members of this family of beetles, which feed on the roots of grasses such as your lawn...

Pest Control: whiteflies, slow release fertilizer, certified arborist
slow release fertilizer, certified arborist, spreader sticker: Hi,Linda How you doing?It sounds like they r driving you crazy!!What u have done will work 85% of the time but when those treatments dont work i will rec something a lil stronger n something...

Pest Control: wood-boring bee or wasp, wood boring insects, carpenter bees
wood boring insects, carpenter bees, wood boring bee: Mary, If there is an infestation of wood boring insects they need to be identified and eliminated. If the present Pest management firm cannot do this, you need a different firm. Most of the time the pest is carpenter bees and there are effective controls...

Pest Control: woodchuck, wildlife control, woodchuck
wildlife control, woodchuck, rodents: Not sure what trir is but you can visit http://icwdm.org for details on removing the woodchuck. On the menu bar look for handbooks then wildlife control manual then rodents then woodchuck or groundhog. There will be a lot of information there. REad it carefully...

Pest Control: woodlice, pill bugs, water plants
pill bugs, water plants, positive id: Vikki, The insect I believe you are referring to can be one of several common insects. Pill bugs, sow bugs. Please have a positive ID of pest before any actions are taken. These insects are very common and are associated with moisture. Keep all the areas...

Pest Control: Yard Mounds, pocket gophers, pocket gopher
pocket gophers, pocket gopher, species section: It is critical to determine if it is a pocket gopher or a mole, for the methods to control them are different. Visit http://icwdm.org/Inspection/Default.asp and follow the questions. It will help you determine what the culprit is. Once you know, then click...

Pest Control: Yellow Jacket Colony, bees yellow jackets, fall approaches
bees yellow jackets, fall approaches, nearby university: Jon, In your case I am sure that by the next visit you will see little to no activity as fall approaches. Of course you can put some type of caulking or sealant in the interior hole. Let the yellow jackets continue to use the exterior hole till the frost...

Pest Control: Yellow Jackets, target insects, fledged war
target insects, fledged war, honey bee: Tyke, If you were attacked by several of these insects you were most likely in the vicinity of the nest. If this is the facts, the answer is to locate the nest and destroy the nest. Yellow Jackets can nest in the ground, in voids above ground, and well just...

Pest Control: yard holes, mud bug, dime size
mud bug, dime size, cabinet shop: I would love some photos of this damage. High resolution is preferred as well as having an object in the photos for scale like a coin or ruler. send it to svantassel2@unl.edu As for your question, a resource that should answer most if not all of your...

Pest Control: yellow jacket, carpenter bees, log beams
carpenter bees, log beams, pregnant females: Jonathan, First and the very most important, be very careful. These insects are dangerous and can attack in great numbers and do kill people. You may have already done them in very well. If you do have access to the exterior hole it would be a mistake...

Pest Control: yellow sac spider, yellow sac spiders, insect foggers
yellow sac spiders, insect foggers, yellow sac spider: Hi again, Gene, There is always that possibility, but there is a cure. Practically all clothing, regardless of material, can be heated in a clothes dryer. The problems with shrinkage occur when they are wet prior to the heating. Here s the clincher- a sustained...

Pest Control: yellow sac spiders, yellow sac spiders, yellow sac spider
yellow sac spiders, yellow sac spider, egg sac: Hi again. Sac spiders belong to the family Clubionidae. They are small (3/16- 3/8 inch in body length). Unlike many of the other domestic spiders, sac spiders do not build traditional webs. Also, unlike most of the other domestic spiders a few species of...

Pest Control: do it yourself termite control, soil treatment, termiticides
soil treatment, termiticides, lowes: Hi Randy, Depending on what state you live in, there are some termite monitoring materials available in Home Depot or Lowes, but I m not certain that this is a do-it-yourself undertaking as most homeowners do not have the experience or background in entomology...

Pests: Raccoons, raccoon tracks, live trap
raccoon tracks, live trap, claw marks: Hi Zack, Use cut up apples for bait. Then you won t catch cats. Raccoons are difficult to live trap after seeing something get trapped. Try wrapping newspaper around it and leave both ends open. You might get one that way. If you are interested in an alternative...

Pests: raccoons, cat fence, pet turtles
cat fence, pet turtles, electric fence: There is no height that will keep them out. Raccoons can climb bricks. If you are planning to install barrier devices in addition to the wall, like an overhang or an electric fence then the wall will work. But on its own, it won t. I doubt a cat fence...

Pests: raccoons, raccoons, abutting
raccoons, abutting, alleyway: When you say between two buildings do you mean in an alleyway such that the raccoons have not penetrated a structure s exterior? Or do you mean they are in the space between two abutting buildings? If you mean the latter, then you could exclude them. But...

Pests: digging, holes in the yard, Armadillo, skunk
Armadillo, skunk, opossum: Hi Ron, I m not familiar with Ohio, but if it were here in Missouri, it could be several possible animals... and groundhog would not be among them. Groundhog dig big burrows but eat plant tops. Digging in the ground for food might be: armadillo, skunk,...

Pests: pine scale, plant juices, skin diseases
plant juices, skin diseases, seborrhea: Pine scale is an insect that sucks the plant juices from the plant. These look like little turtles attached to the stem or twig. Insect in general are only on certain tree species and do not cross over to another species, exp.--pine scale on pine , oak scale...

Pests: Scores of small divots in our lawn, mature oak trees, armadillo control
mature oak trees, armadillo control, cedar deck: Sounds like a skunk or armadillo. Control information can be found at http://icwdm.org look up skunks and armadillo. Remember, even if you think it is an armadillo you must be prepared to catch a skunk BEFORE you begin trapping. Follow all state and local...

Pests: Squash and Pumpkin Borers!, carpenter bees, squash borers
carpenter bees, squash borers, deep hole: Carpenter bees will bore holes into wood and certain vegetables leaving a trail of sawdust behind. Squash borers are also a possiblility, but they tend to bore into the stem or vine. Since you did not find the culprit, I can only speculate. But it sure sounds...

Pests: squirels, squirrel
squirrel: I trust you have learned that squirrel control is legal in your state. Gestation for gray squirrels is 44 days. But I don t think reproduction is your primary problem, although it is an issue. Here are some things you need to think about. 1. Are...

Pests: sugar maple/hard maple tree, sugar maple trees, owen sound area
sugar maple trees, owen sound area, organic mulch: Sounds like it could be borers. I would spray the trunk and limbs with an insecticide called merit. this will kill the insect in the trunk and prevent others from attacking. Borers attack trees under stress. I would fertilize the tree with 10-10-10 fertilizer...

Pests: Apple tree bark insect, organic insecticides, apple tree
organic insecticides, apple tree, rotenone: I would recommend pyrethrum or rotenone. Both are organic insecticides that are highly effective. For more options, check out the following website. They will send you a free catalog by request, but all of their products are available through the web. ...

Pests: Careeres in NWCOA, wildlife damage management, minden nebraska
wildlife damage management, minden nebraska, careeres: You didn t say what he was graduating from, high school, college? If he is interested in a career in wildlife damage management in rural settings then he should look into wildlife services. It would be best if he called me while I was at work. 402-472-8961....

Pests: Gardenia; Insects, dishwashing soap, garlic pepper
dishwashing soap, garlic pepper, garlic spray: Julia, two great organic pesticides are pyrethrin and rotenone. Both are plant extracts which are non-toxic to humans and pets, and can be sprayed right up until harvest. They can be purchased separately or as a combination. This would be my primary recommendation....

Pests: holes, ground animals, grubs
ground animals, grubs, skunks: You didn t say how wide the holes were, what time of day they occur, how long the damage has been occurring, one night or several etc But it could be from raccoons, skunks, and other ground animals looking for grubs and other food. Without more details...

Pests: Moles, wildlife encounter, disease threats
wildlife encounter, disease threats, health provider: It would be difficult to assess the health risks of this sort of wildlife encounter. I suggest he contact his health provider. The fact is, feces would probably be more of a threat depending on the volume of the droppings. Info on disease threats can be found...

Pests: moles?, lawn damage
lawn damage: Your description is unclear to me so I can t be specific as to what animal is causing your problem. In other words, your problem may not even be moles. By the way, moles don t eat plants so don t bother with peanut butter. Voles do. but not Moles. So the...

Pests: Squirrel Problem, squirrels
squirrels: Controlling Gray Squirrels What not to do!! Donít bother with those silly ultrasonic devices. There is no scientific evidence that they work in the real world. http://icwdm.org/ControlMethods/ultrasound.asp Repellents also have limited use in infestation...

Pests: tunnels in lawn, tree squirrels, ground squirrels
tree squirrels, ground squirrels, havahart trap: Woodchucks are ground squirrels but the hole seems too small for that species. Besides, if it was, he is hibernating by now. Put the cage trap away for now. My suggestion is to see if the hole is active by corking the hole with rolled up newspaper or placing...

Pests: Armadillo, armadillo
armadillo: Armadillos Repellents and Exclusion There are not any federally registered repellents for armadillos at this time, that I am aware of. Essentially, the best way to ďrepelĒ them from your property is to exclude them with a fence. You will need to modify...

Pests: Grubs, japanese beetles, geranium plants
japanese beetles, geranium plants, soil level: Grubs are the larvae of Japanese Beetles. It is very possible that the Japanese beetles flew into the classroom and laid eggs in the pot below the soil level, which is how they propagate. Given the small area, I would not apply Grub-ex or any other pesticide....

Pests: grubs, silicone dioxide, razor wire
silicone dioxide, razor wire, beneficial insects: Grubs are the young of beetles. The beetle lays its eggs in the soil and the eggs hatch into a grubs. One of the best ways to control them is by using a white powder known as diatomaceous earth, or simply DE. DE is a non-toxic, organic concoction made of...

Pests: insect on maple, systemic insecticides, aphid pictures
systemic insecticides, aphid pictures, plant juices: Use the Bayer Advanced it will work on all aphids and is applied to the soil and is preferred for spraying of large trees. Apply in the spring when the tree is moving the liquids to the foliage. IF you use it now you will not get good results since the trees...

Pests: Kaolin to protect my veggies, beneficial insects, vegies
beneficial insects, vegies, kaolin: Surround will protect vegetables from most insects, but keep in mind that it also deters beneficial insects. It is considered organically safe for humans and will not harm pets. As such, it can be applied right up to harvest. It is most effective when used...

Pests: Pests, house mice, best guess
house mice, best guess, horizontal menu: Lacking any additional information, my best guess would be house mice. Here is a place you can learn how to control them. http://www.icwdm.org/wildlife/housemouse.asp Inspection information is also there too. Go to the horizontal menu bar and then under...