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01-23-21, 07:12 AM
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Posted By PAbugman

As long as they are accepting the bait, keep...

As long as they are accepting the bait, keep plenty out there and let them behave like business as usual. There are better baits more designed for carpenter ants though. Advance and Max-Force make...
12-27-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By PAbugman

We had a cat once that chewed on the same piece...

We had a cat once that chewed on the same piece of wooden trim inside the house. Made a weak mixture of Tobasco sauce and applied. He only did it once and never again.

Automotive suppliers have...
12-04-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 317
Posted By PAbugman

TomT: Is there any ductwork in the ceiling such...

TomT: Is there any ductwork in the ceiling such as stove/dryer/bathroom ductwork? In case there is, I'd have to consider that a bird may have gotten in. Probably not the case as it sounds as if...
10-30-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By PAbugman

Search "lady bug larvae" images and see what you...

Search "lady bug larvae" images and see what you think. I'm thinking that's what it is. Harmless.
10-13-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By PAbugman

Large species of roaches do leave fecal droppings...

Large species of roaches do leave fecal droppings that are elongated and have ridges running lengthwise. Rodents do not. Look at the first pic, upper left. That one appears to have the ridges. ...
09-04-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 504
Posted By PAbugman

If the baffle is flared out enough, installed...

If the baffle is flared out enough, installed high enough, it probably would work. However, if there are trees nearby that allow jumping access, then no.

In any case, the hickory nuts are coming...
08-18-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By PAbugman

I've seen plans on-line using hardware cloth as...

I've seen plans on-line using hardware cloth as xsleeper said but in conjunction with a trench that is then back filled with rounded stones that will collapse as the hog digs. In case it keeps going...
07-11-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 666
Posted By PAbugman

Use the baits anywhere inside and out. Baits are...

Use the baits anywhere inside and out. Baits are by nature "non-repellent" or they wouldn't be accepted. If/when you find they are accepting the bait, keep them well supplied. It's all dosage...
07-10-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 666
Posted By PAbugman

Taurus is a good choice. Any of them with...

Taurus is a good choice. Any of them with fipronil are good; most are cheaper since Termidor came off patent.

Spray foundation, spray ground perimeter , spray soffits, cracks and crevices in...
07-09-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 666
Posted By PAbugman

Good pics. Not carpenter ants, I feel confident...

Good pics. Not carpenter ants, I feel confident about that. After looking and comparing on line, I'm thinking maybe odorous house ant or argentine ant. When ID'ing ants, the tiny details like the...
06-28-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By PAbugman

I have no faith or knowledge that the sonic...

I have no faith or knowledge that the sonic devices work to any extent for anything. Minimac's advice on a one-way or exclusion device is what the pro's oftentimes use.

It is very important to...
05-16-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By PAbugman

Tough call. Peace of mind is important but it's...

Tough call. Peace of mind is important but it's gotta be balanced out. If a property had holes chewed through wall and ceiling, I'd recommend removing those wall coverings in that immediate area. ...
11-22-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By PAbugman

In all likelihood it is either a "dog flea: or...

In all likelihood it is either a "dog flea: or "cat flea". Those are the most common specie of flea. As far as treatment/harborage/nourishment go, they are pretty much the same.

The physical...
11-21-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By PAbugman

II'm not big on DE for much, especially as a...

II'm not big on DE for much, especially as a broadcast treatment. Makes a visible mess at the least. Use modern day flea treatments that utilize a growth regulator such as the modern flea aerosols...
11-19-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By PAbugman

Fleas have 4 stages: egg, larvae (worm like),...

Fleas have 4 stages: egg, larvae (worm like), pupae (cocoon), adult.

The pupae stage can remained unhatched for up to 9 months while waiting for a host to walk by. Feeling the vibrations are a...
10-14-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 39,693
Posted By PAbugman

Hello Diamond14krt, This thread is over a year...

Hello Diamond14krt,
This thread is over a year old now with no updates.

Why don't you start a new thread describing the flies as to color, size, etc. ? Close up photos help if possible. Your...
09-16-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By PAbugman

A typical house here in the northeast, with...

A typical house here in the northeast, with basement and/or crawl space, not a slab, usually requires between 100 & 150, sometimes 200 gallons of termiticide applied in a trench but also vertically...
09-15-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By PAbugman

"Glycol" is not a termiticide. Antifreeze of...

"Glycol" is not a termiticide.
Antifreeze of any sort, and there are various levels of toxicity depending on its purpose, is also not a termiticide and anyone using it as such is violating the...
08-22-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By PAbugman

All good answers above. Sometimes, by my...

All good answers above. Sometimes, by my observation, the tunnel seems to go down and then up slightly which redirects the chemical, or maybe there are gaps in the soil underneath that just take it...
08-09-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By PAbugman

If they are not honeybees, then winter will solve...

If they are not honeybees, then winter will solve your problem this year. If they are honeybees, then they will overwinter and the nest/hive will become larger every year. Could eventually be a...
08-06-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,211
Posted By PAbugman

Hard to tell positively, but it does look like...

Hard to tell positively, but it does look like what is called a drain/sewer fly. Does it look like a tiny moth when you look at it up close or under magnification? That would confirm that it is...
07-24-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 811
Posted By PAbugman

Very recently my wife and I have started using...

Very recently my wife and I have started using picaridin as a lotion. No odor, not greasy, pleasant to use. We use it to repel ticks as skeeters aren't much of a problem in our particular area. We...
07-23-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,053
Posted By PAbugman

There is a possibility that a wood-boring beetle...

There is a possibility that a wood-boring beetle is inside an overhead joist/rafter and is chewing its way out. Not necessarily a problem unless it's a type of beetle that re-infests. Not sure why...
07-21-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 852
Posted By PAbugman

In our house we occasionally get a wasp inside. ...

In our house we occasionally get a wasp inside. I discovered that they get in between a storm door and house exterior door as the storm door has a gap at the top. It is a little used door so they...
07-17-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,053
Posted By PAbugman

So the noise is only heard during mid day but not...

So the noise is only heard during mid day but not at night when you are in the room for the greatest amount of time?

We need to consider that this may not be rodent/animal noises. In our own...
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