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08-14-19, 02:56 PM
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Posted By PAbugman

Sounds like you have a good plan. The Adams...

Sounds like you have a good plan. The Adams spray has good ingredients; the methoprene is the growth regulator.

Focus on "dark" areas such as under/between cushions, under area rugs, under...
08-12-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By PAbugman

I have no idea. I've never identified or treated...

I have no idea. I've never identified or treated for formosans in my career; always eastern sub termites.

Wish I had a better answer for you.
08-12-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By PAbugman

Definitely not a termite; probably not an ant...

Definitely not a termite; probably not an ant either. I believe it is a parasitic wasp. Search "parasitic wasp images" and you will note the abdomen resembles the wasps in the images. They are...
08-11-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By PAbugman

Look closely and count the body segments; if...

Look closely and count the body segments; if three segments then it's an ant. Looks like an ant but that will confirm. Also, termites, at least here in the eastern US don't swarm this time of year...
08-10-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By PAbugman

https://www.domyown.com/pt-alpine-flea-and-bed-bug...

https://www.domyown.com/pt-alpine-flea-and-bed-bug-aerosol-p-1886.html

This aerosol is liked by the industry but there are others that are liked too. This is not a total release "fogger" type but...
08-10-19, 08:34 AM
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Views: 148
Posted By PAbugman

Forget the "foggers" as they only kill very...

Forget the "foggers" as they only kill very exposed stages of insects. No penetration into and under things. Furniture and tables can actually act as an umbrella to an extent.

Keep the cat...
08-09-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 243
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...
08-09-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By PAbugman

Fruit flies don't breed/live in drains or...

Fruit flies don't breed/live in drains or stagnant water as sewer flies do. There is a food source somewhere. What commonly happens is that even though people have a clean and orderly kitchen, it...
08-07-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By PAbugman

The flies need to be identified properly before a...

The flies need to be identified properly before a solution/treatment can be determined. Knowing the identification will lead us in the proper direction as their breeding sources, food sources,...
08-06-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
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...
08-05-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By PAbugman

Wasps make paper nests, not honeycombs such as...

Wasps make paper nests, not honeycombs such as honeybees and yellow jackets so I wouldn't worry about dead wasps/nests/honeyombs in the wall voids. I like the suggestions of locating their areas,...
08-02-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By PAbugman

Is it paper which crunches and tears apart or is...

Is it paper which crunches and tears apart or is it dried mud?
08-01-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By PAbugman

Makes sense based on your description of...

Makes sense based on your description of symptoms.

Good job!

Thanks for the update!
07-26-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By PAbugman

Here's a link to a supplier. They have some...

Here's a link to a supplier. They have some states listed as ones they can't sell too, but I don't see Canada or other countries. Maybe call or simply try to order and see if the form allows you...
07-26-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By PAbugman

Definitely an ant; not a termite. I'm doubting...

Definitely an ant; not a termite. I'm doubting that it's a carpenter ant but can't be sure without closer up inspection.

What is underneath the bathroom? Crawl space, basement...
07-24-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
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, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
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...
07-23-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By PAbugman

Typical carpenter ant behavior. Moisture damaged...

Typical carpenter ant behavior. Moisture damaged wood does attract them but they also move into any void space that strikes their fancy, not related to moisture. Very likely this is/was a...
07-23-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By PAbugman

I didn't consider an attic in my previous comment...

I didn't consider an attic in my previous comment but yes, paper wasps do like attics if they have access. Now they generally don't make large nests and they die off in the winter except for a queen...
07-21-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
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...
07-20-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By PAbugman

https://www.domyown.com/lightsout-bed-bug-detector...

https://www.domyown.com/lightsout-bed-bug-detector-p-9684.html

https://www.domyown.com/protectabed-allerzip-smooth-mattress-encasement-p-1490.html

These are examples of the "moats" and...
07-20-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By PAbugman

Glue traps would be good for monitoring though if...

Glue traps would be good for monitoring though if several pest control guys didn't see evidence then I'm leaning away from insects. There are no invisible insects, though bedbugs can be hard to find...
07-17-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
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...
07-09-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By PAbugman

Carpenter ants will live anywhere in anything. ...

Carpenter ants will live anywhere in anything. They prefer wood that is or at least was wet as they find a mold or fungus that they like. The previously wet wood was and probably still is desirable...
07-03-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By PAbugman

Sounds good. Terro liquid is a good bait. ...

Sounds good. Terro liquid is a good bait. Baiting can take a while, someitmes a long time to work. The foragers really do take it back to the nest/colony and feed the rest of them so this process...
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