I have been seeing a bunch of what I think are boxelder bugs on the back side of my house. I just took a photo of them from this morning. They hang out in groups and it looks like they're trying to get warm. They especially like being around my deck light and the door to my breakfast room. What do can I do to get them off my house?
how to treat
I have several plants and i don't have a lot of white flies but i do have some. I have read your information on this matter and i would like to know some more. I have sprayed my plants with a insecticide soap for white flies but i also have seen them on top of my loose soil in the plants. What do you suggest for this. I have also looked at my plants and cleaned the on both the sides of the leaves. Please let me know what i have to do to get more control of these pest. The plants are not infested but i do have some. I wait for you response. Thank you.
I have a really bad cricket (mostly camel but I think every possible cricket) and slug problem.
Is the Niban good to treat both?
I also have many, many cats. Inside and out side cats are every where…we feed them so I guess they are not a problem.
Is this about the safest treatment to use? I know the slug pellets are tried and true but I am very afraid that I will kill my cat or a neighbors dog. And the mud and fence do not seem to be practical for my problem.
I was searching Silverfish on yahoo & came across your article.
My family & I have just moved into a new home. It was built in 2004 & the owner has taken really good care of it. We have a finished basement that my daughter has made her living area. We sprayed for spiders when we moved in a month ago and are now finding dead silverfish along the baseboards & occasionally a live one. Mostly we're seeing the dead bodies of them and in groups. One or two at a time but dead?? Today I found a live one when I picked up her laundry under her basket. I have a few questions hopefully you can answer…My first question is how are they dying if I've not sprayed for them or is the spider spray that I used killing them? I used Home Defense. Second question is do I have an infestation if all I'm finding are dead ones & do I need to treat for them?? Third & final question is I noticed this morning a crack in the base board that I'd not seen before, can they create cracks??
Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated since I can't seem to find the answers to these three questions anywhere on the Internet!
I just found the attached bug on your website and it looks like the Boxelder bug. They are infesting around the side door of my house where there is a wooden deck and masonary block. Underneath the deck and door is a gravel bed of pebbles. What should I use and where to apply?
I need help with an infestation in my kitchen of booklice. Terminix identified the bug, but won't treat the problem. The problem probably started a few weeks before it was discovered. I cleaned out the 4 kitchen cabinets and threw out the groceries and have washed all the surfaces and cannot figure out where they are hiding. Unfortunately, the cabinets have a granite countertop that is dark and difficult to see the tiny bugs on. I have put down some glue boards to trap travelling bugs but I can't seem to exterminate them. I have cats and do not want to smell chemicals in my kitchen or have chemicals soak into the granite.
I read your article. My problem is that I have 3 acres that is out of control. I have used the granules that you spread with a spreader. But at 20 dollars a bag it takes too much and I cannot keep up. The bags say once and done. A big lie. The ants are back. I have a lot of the little tiny black ants and then a lot of the red ants. To have a company drop granules all over the 3 acres would cost a fortune but I do not know how else to get a firm grip on the situation.
I have a Moose mount that these little moths are starting to feed on. I want to kill them all. What is the best way to do this?
Animal mounts such as deer, birds and moose will attract a wide range of pests that target animal hair or skin. Liquid treating the mount is not practical but there are two aerosol products that will provide immediate and long term control of this insect. Without knowing the exact species, it's hard for me to say what their life cycle/expectancy is in time but most cases will involve a four stage progression. This starts with eggs that will hatch out larvae. These tiny little worms are what do all the damage. They'll eat animal fur and skin and once they get their fill, they spin a cocoon in which they mature to the moths you'll find flying around the home. The moths don't do any damage; they only want to mate and lay eggs on a suitable food source. Though the moose head seems like a logical place on which to lay eggs, no doubt some will be laid elsewhere in the home leading to more of a problem as the infestation spreads. At this point I recommend doing a thorough inspection of the home to make sure they haven't spread to other animal mounts you might have, furniture, carpeting, etc. Any active sites should be treated and depending on where you find them, the treatment options will vary.
Hi, I have read your page. I am wondering.. I have yellow jackets getting in a void in the block foundation of my garage through a void on the outside. The inside is dry walled and I do see a spot on the drywall about 7 feet up that is a circle that looks like old wet drywall about as big around as a silver dollar. I am assuming that may be the nest area? They fly in and out all day long from the outside. This is the first I have ever noticed them in the past 5 years. We do have some in the ground around the property. I got the crap stung out of me mowing about a month ago. I have been in the attic and see no activity at all. What is the best way to treat this ? Thank you.