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Yesterday, 07:13 AM
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I've never been big on removing insulation unless...

I've never been big on removing insulation unless it is in very bad shape from rodents. The pics look like modern insulation. Maybe consider raking/shoveling it around to see the extent of debris,...
10-23-20, 03:55 PM
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Posted By PAbugman

Millipedes are a seasonal pest, some seasons more...

Millipedes are a seasonal pest, some seasons more so than others. They often come from deep in the ground surrounding the house, crawl up exterior wall and under siding and into basement from...
10-23-20, 03:45 PM
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Posted By PAbugman

I see no evidence of termites or wood-destroying...

I see no evidence of termites or wood-destroying insects in these pictures.
10-23-20, 03:42 PM
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Views: 127
Posted By PAbugman

Treating trees, ornamentals, plants, etc needs to...

Treating trees, ornamentals, plants, etc needs to be done at the proper time for the trees health and whatever the target pest is. Over dosing can cause problems as well.

I'd go to the local...
10-23-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By PAbugman

I''ve never done anything with excluder traps and...

I''ve never done anything with excluder traps and don't know how to answer the question but I'd try bacon in the snap traps over peanut butter for rats any day.

I personally wouldn't seal...
10-13-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
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. ...
10-11-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 513
Posted By PAbugman

Are there any exposed wooden members, interior,...

Are there any exposed wooden members, interior, that have the same holes in them? Such as basement/utility area wall studs, floor joists visible from basement/crawl, attic rafters etc? If no holes...
10-06-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 513
Posted By PAbugman

The back deck pic isn't insect related in my...

The back deck pic isn't insect related in my opinion. It looks like a type of dry rot/brown rot to me. Did you probe or dig into it to see if it's soft and how deep it goes?
10-04-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By PAbugman

How many cats are using this litter box? If...

How many cats are using this litter box? If you're scooping it twice a day, adding baking soda as needed, and total cleaning once a week, which I assume means a complete litter change and you're...
10-01-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By PAbugman

In the case of skunks, there is a possibility...

In the case of skunks, there is a possibility that moth balls in a confined space, could deter skunks as they don't like odors. As I said earlier, when they spray nearby or in their burrows, under...
09-30-20, 03:27 PM
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Views: 392
Posted By PAbugman

They don't like their own spray so when enclosed...

They don't like their own spray so when enclosed they tend to not spray unless panicked. If they spray inside or near their burrow, they often times leave as they don't like it. Skunks, when not...
09-29-20, 01:13 PM
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Views: 392
Posted By PAbugman

Pet food is a good bait to use, too. Cover the...

Pet food is a good bait to use, too. Cover the trap with a tarp or something ahead of time. I've known of trappers to also cut cardboard to cover exterior and run tape around it. Important: If...
09-24-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 513
Posted By PAbugman

The structural members of interior wood is what I...

The structural members of interior wood is what I was referring to in my earlier post. Inspecting for the holes on the visible wooden elements will give us a better idea of what is doing this and...
09-21-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By PAbugman

I think that 1/4" hardware mesh would be a small...

I think that 1/4" hardware mesh would be a small enough opening to exclude bats/rodents. Now what I don't know is if the mesh would impede air flow to a significant extent. I'm sure others here...
09-21-20, 04:50 AM
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Views: 138
Posted By PAbugman

Mating season causes "drumming' behavior in...

Mating season causes "drumming' behavior in woodpeckers. They will drum on aluminum siding, gutters, pretty much anything that makes noises within their home territory. Maybe they are attracted to...
09-20-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 513
Posted By PAbugman

What state/country is this? Geographic regions...

What state/country is this? Geographic regions help with insect ID sometimes.

Could be insect. Termites will chew through dry wall to access wood or when they are exploring for wood. This does...
09-13-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By PAbugman

I looked and found the centrobulb duster that...

I looked and found the centrobulb duster that lasted us for years and had large enough opening for granules. Unfortunately it too is discontinued, but this one looks similar. When using granules,...
09-13-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By PAbugman

I never used dusters for dispensing granules; I...

I never used dusters for dispensing granules; I just hand scattered or threw it. I did use bellows dusters like this for dust application, but stopped using any with the long extension as they...
09-13-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By PAbugman

Sounds like you're on top of the situation. I...

Sounds like you're on top of the situation. I forgot to add that the Insect Growth Regulators (IGR's) only work on the faster breeding insects such as German/Asian roaches, fleas, flies, stored...
09-13-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By PAbugman

I can't tell for sure what they are but could...

I can't tell for sure what they are but could also be Smoky Brown cockroach. In any case, I believe that what you have is primarily an outdoor specie. Granular baits are popular with the pro's...
09-04-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 431
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...
08-28-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By PAbugman

Given a choice I'd rather do it when they are in...

Given a choice I'd rather do it when they are in there such as dawn and dusk. Rarely did I ever have that choice though due to scheduling, etc and it worked well most of the time anyway.
08-28-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By PAbugman

Looks like you got very good coverage and that is...

Looks like you got very good coverage and that is encouraging. That nest could be several feet away, so we may have to rely on the yj's going in and out for a while as opposed to a direct hit on the...
08-28-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By PAbugman

I've had good luck with the Terro liquid/gel...

I've had good luck with the Terro liquid/gel baits but not tried the granular. Terro baits are boric acid based. For granular bait, I'd rather use something like Intice as it is formulated more for...
08-27-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By PAbugman

The theory that exterior and even interior bait...

The theory that exterior and even interior bait stations can attract exterior rodents has been suggested by some over the years. I don't know if it's true, but even if it is, that means there are...
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