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09-16-19, 06:57 AM
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Views: 173
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, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
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, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
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, 07:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
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, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
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, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
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: 736
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, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
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, 06:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 736
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: 866
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, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 935
Posted By PAbugman

What country/state are you in? Always helpful to...

What country/state are you in? Always helpful to know when dealing with insects.

Large or small ants? Any winged ants?

What is underneath the floor where you're seeing ants; basement, crawl...
06-21-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,132
Posted By PAbugman

I agree, not a roach..Not sure what it is, but...

I agree, not a roach..Not sure what it is, but it's harmless short of maybe being able to sting but that doesn't mean that it is aggressive enough to do so.

If you don't see a pattern of behavior...
06-10-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,420
Posted By PAbugman

Doubt that it's termites, certainly not...

Doubt that it's termites, certainly not subterranean termites. Not sure what all species you have in Texas.

I can't zoom in but it looks like "frass" from a chewing insect. Probably carpenter...
06-04-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,351
Posted By PAbugman

Assuming that they are subterranean termite...

Assuming that they are subterranean termite swarmers (reproductives) would be the best case scenario it you're going to have termites. Drywood termites would require treating the exposed wood in the...
04-13-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 723
Posted By PAbugman

Defintiely termites. The white one pictured is...

Defintiely termites. The white one pictured is an adult worker. They stay inside the wood or in the soil and use mud tunnels to bridge the gap so they stay moist and dark. The reproductive...
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