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08-25-10, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,851
Posted By pcwriter

Two years is an awfully long time. I would fllow...

Two years is an awfully long time. I would fllow all of PAbugman's advice cuz he knows and to add to what he said, I would seal half of the bait completely so that the packaging has to be chewed...
08-13-10, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 91,747
Posted By pcwriter

Hi fixitmama, Combining Pabugman's killing...

Hi fixitmama,

Combining Pabugman's killing with bud's sealing strategy should do the trick. In the mean time, don't give up on your search fro where they are coming in because if you can locate...
08-11-10, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,264
Posted By pcwriter

Fire ants: how far north

A friend recently told me he has fire ants in Nova Scotia. My understanding is that they cannot live beyond Kentucky. Is anyone above Kentucky that has seen fire ants?

PAbugman, (I assume you are...
08-06-10, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,058
Posted By pcwriter

They look like carpenter ants to me. Hopefully...

They look like carpenter ants to me. Hopefully they haven't taken up residence in your home *yet*.

Carpenter ants make several satellite nests so I suggest looking for them outside first. First...
08-02-10, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,924
Posted By pcwriter

tngirl, Your theory is good and it will kill...

tngirl,

Your theory is good and it will kill some of them but not all because even though temparatures above 120F will kill them and their eggs, bedbugs prefer to live in enclosed areas (cracks...
07-29-10, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 137,896
Posted By pcwriter

As PAbugman said I can't tell from the photos and...

As PAbugman said I can't tell from the photos and I also agree that you should check all the food products he suggested too, it definitely looks like a stored product pest of some kind.
07-26-10, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,518
Posted By pcwriter

Hi Edward, That is what I am saying, unless...

Hi Edward,

That is what I am saying, unless they were exposed to it directly. My guess is that they were not...we are talking about creepy spiders!
When I worked in the pest industry, to get rid...
07-26-10, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,361
Posted By pcwriter

Crystaldeedee, You again! You can rule out...

Crystaldeedee,

You again! You can rule out their coming in during winter months, Chicago winters are too cold for that. As PA Bugman suggests, get a good ID. It's not hard; catch one and compare...
07-26-10, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,257
Posted By pcwriter

Hi Agemos, Where are you in Tn? I live in Tn...

Hi Agemos,

Where are you in Tn? I live in Tn too, Sevier County. You should definitely keep using the Terro since they seem to like it and be patient.

To discover what type of ant you have,...
07-21-10, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,518
Posted By pcwriter

Hi Edward, No I don't think that's the case...

Hi Edward,

No I don't think that's the case because it is is easy to kill spiders with nearly any insecticide, provided they are contacted with it directly. Spiders do not clean themselves and...
07-15-10, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 18,191
Posted By pcwriter

You may have gotten lucky...I hope so. I...

You may have gotten lucky...I hope so. I apologize for that past post; lots of grammar errors! Must have been in a rush.
Ants are often pretty tough to deal with, sometimes when you think you've...
07-14-10, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,268
Posted By pcwriter

Don't spray when ants are inside, use bait...

Don't spray when ants are inside, use bait instead. Liquid or gel works best, bait stations with hard bait in them rarely do. Gel is ideal because it is easy to dispense into cracks and out of the...
07-14-10, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 18,191
Posted By pcwriter

If it were me, I would not follow the...

If it were me, I would not follow the exterminator's advice but instead. Some species of ants will divide their nest when stressed "budding" and spray will stress them. Some ant species will nest in...
07-07-10, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 137,896
Posted By pcwriter

Hi Jason, It sounds like a mite but cannot...

Hi Jason,

It sounds like a mite but cannot be certain without pics. Are you certain they have no legs? I suggest that you catch and view one through a magnifying lens and look for your pest in the...
06-30-10, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,361
Posted By pcwriter

Crystaldeedee, Here's a great Colorado State...

Crystaldeedee,

Here's a great Colorado State U. article with plenty of info Fungus Gnats as Houseplant and Indoor Pests (http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/insect/05584.html)

It basically says...
06-27-10, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,451
Posted By pcwriter

Chandler, My bad, I meant to say that to...

Chandler,

My bad, I meant to say that to Kameron Biggs...sorry and yes neither of us will. I was thinking he may not have a camera or something.
06-27-10, 05:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,451
Posted By pcwriter

Chandler, A simple way to decipher a termite...

Chandler,

A simple way to decipher a termite from an ant is by looking at their bodies. Ants have a defined, wasp-like waist that clearly separates their heads from their body. Termites are like...
06-24-10, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,785
Posted By pcwriter

This answer may be more ridiculous than your...

This answer may be more ridiculous than your question but...if you're talking about what most people refer to as gnats, they always fly around the highest point.
I really laughed when I was told...
06-24-10, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,761
Posted By pcwriter

Yikes! Yellow Jackets are tough and even worse...

Yikes! Yellow Jackets are tough and even worse when they nest in weird locations. Since you can see the entry hole though, you're in pretty good shape.

Yellow Jackets have sentry's that sit near...
06-21-10, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,361
Posted By pcwriter

Hey neighbor (kinda) I'm just over the mountain...

Hey neighbor (kinda) I'm just over the mountain in TN. I can't speak about gnats harming your hedgehog or not but I can advise you about the gnats and then if you get rid of them, then all the...
06-18-10, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 30,605
Posted By pcwriter

I learned in my experience that they are...

I learned in my experience that they are nocturnal, bored nearly inaccessible holes in the duct work (because the bone heads who built my house had the ducts laying on the ground in a VERY tight...
06-17-10, 08:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 30,605
Posted By pcwriter

If it is a rodent, they will get water somewhere...

If it is a rodent, they will get water somewhere and their water source is pretty easy to find. Depending on the layout of your duct work compared to the location of their water, they may be...
06-17-10, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 30,605
Posted By pcwriter

I think due to your dog's reaction that it must...

I think due to your dog's reaction that it must be a living thing because the dog is smelling and hearing and in my experience, dogs don't care much about insects.

From a pest control perspective...
06-09-10, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,950
Posted By pcwriter

Russ, There is product on the market called...

Russ,
There is product on the market called InVadeBioZap that you can use to spray down into the area they/it are in. I used it frequently and it works well.
I just did a google search and it came...
06-09-10, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 11,454
Posted By pcwriter

Read the label concerning spraying inside, it...

Read the label concerning spraying inside, it will say whether or not it is safe. I would not however, spray walls and window sills inside. Not only is in unnecessary to treat for centipedes, it may...
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