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Is there any preventative action one can do in the winter when white flies are dormant to minimize their return in the summer?  I have them on my grapes.  Currently, the vines are pruned and the ground underneath is bare. There really isn't much you can do during the winter. In general, most insects are in some dormant stage where they remain shielded from the generally adverse conditions of the winter season. Nature has allowed insects to develop this way over time so they may continue on from Read more [...]

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What would be the best product for treatment of moles in a residential lawn of about 1/2 acre. Thanks for your response. We have lots of options listed in our MOLE CONTROL ARTICLE all of which can prove to be the "best". In most cases, it's a combined effort that results in long term control. From my own personal experience, I've learned to use the WORM BAIT to get the ones currently active. Once I've knocked out the active moles, I like to hit the turf hard with BIFEN GRANULES which will effectively Read more [...]

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After reading the informative internet owl house article by Charles Wade and Lee Pauser,  I am in the process of building an owl house for my daughter who lives in the San Diego area.  She has a one acre property that is over-run with various rodents that live in the ground around her home.  An owl house seems to be a great answer to the problem. I have wanted to build something a little different than a standard plywood box and have designed something that fits the article criteria but has more Read more [...]

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We have a semi al-fresco pub located in Upstate NY and cannot control our fly problem from May to October. I know of one problem area, which getting my employees to do it like locating hen's teeth. They fail, almost on a daily occurrence, to secure and soak dirty rags. This is a breeding ground for larva. Since I have given up on asking/pleading to get them to complete this menial task, I am seeking assistance with some type of FOOD SERVICE SAFE compound to keep the common housefly out of our establishment. Customers Read more [...]

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Hello, i live in Cincinnati Ohio, my house was built in 1890 we have those nasty camel cave crickets, can you please help me with them...I'm scared of them Thanks. If you review our online CAVE CRICKET CONTROL ARTICLE, you'll see all your options nicely laid outlined based on the kind of house you have and where you're seeing them. For starters, you'll probably need some CRICKET TRAPS in the living areas where you see them. But as our article explains, getting to the root of the problem is what Read more [...]

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I am catching shrews in my house in glue traps. I can't find their point of entry, I sealed up the holes I could see, but one year later, i have probably killed about 30. Is there anything at all I can do to deter them? spray?...your sprays say to put them at point of entry, What to do if I can't find it?...do they climb up steel siding?.. they are driving me crazy. any ideas? thanks As explained in our SHREW CONTROL ARTICLE, shrews are quite cunning and adapt well to their local environment. More Read more [...]

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Hi, I'm from Brazil and I'm having a noise problem with the neighborhood dog. I visit you website and I found some product that use ultra sound. However, most of you products ( item # 747772 and item # 747774) turn on by movement. By the way the dog is a kind of far away. I wanna know if: a) do you ship to Brazil? b) do you have a product that use ultra sound repelent and i can turn it on pushing a button? c) what is the range of this product? Thanx, Bruno Actually, you are correct in thinking Read more [...]

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We have had these bugs in our home for a few years, not many, but enough to be annoying. We live in northern IL.  Can we spray in the winter and have any effect on the population?  We see none inside but they seem to be in the aluminum siding and that would be impossible to seal up to find every crack they are accessing to get in the house. What is a good plan to control them now? Thanks, Steve You could spray the CYPERMETHRIN listed in our BOXELDER BUG CONTROL ARTICLE. As long as they're active Read more [...]

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I have flying squirrel's in the attic of my mountain cabin. It is cap cod style so there is no attic access except for a small closet where the furnace is located. They do visit that location on occasion but not regularly. Will the use of the Night Flyer Trail Sent attract them to that space so as to be able to trap them? What cage would be recommended (822155, 822159, 822206) Would a sonic device poked up in the rafter space be more effective? (if so what is difference between 747774 & 747810?) Read more [...]

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Hi. I own a log home. The outside eaves are insulated and sealed off from the inside by foam insulation. I have chipmunks in those eaves of my house. I have seen them and tried to close off their entrances but to no avail. They are active even now since I see fiberglass insulation on my deck. Which of your products would you recommend? Help!!! Thom Can you confirm that in fact what you have are chipmunks and not flying squirrels? I ask because in over 30 years of responding to this kind of complaint, Read more [...]

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I have a cat that attacks birds at my bird feeder on my deck.  After reviewing your website, it appears that product 747788 would be the best one to consider.  Please let me know if you agree. That said, I foster dogs for Guide Dogs for the Blind.  Is it possible to have a frequency that would annoy cats (and squirrels would be a bonus) but not bother dogs?  I can always turn it off when the door to the deck is open, so this is not insurmountable provided that the product eliminates the cat Read more [...]

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Hello, Jonathan: I'm not sure whether  our problem is shrews.  During late summer I noticed a couple of "trails" which were about 3/4 inch wide.  The grass was gone.  These are not burrows.  They were interesting, but didn't seem to be a major problem.  With the melting of snow there are now many of these "trails".  Around our foundations are plantings--annual, perennials and small shrubs.  We have had a problem with snails.  I gave up on trying to eradicate the snails and dug up the hostas.  Read more [...]

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Good afternoon: I have white fly infestation and need to deal with this. I found your article on white fly control very informative and believe that you have an answer. We live in Tucson, Arizona and our grape vines get hit every year. The grape vines are on trellises around the house at about 9'-0 above ground. Total plan area is approx 1600 sq feet (150' x 6' on the north side - 50' x 12' on the east side and 6' x 15' on the south side). Access for spraying from below and above is no problem. Best Read more [...]

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Good Morning, I recently purchased a home with an inground pool and a Koi pond RIGHT next to a Big Palm tree. Let me descibe to you what happened-I was sitting outside one evening with some friends, enjoying a nice cognac and a smoke; and I heard this Plop Plop Plop noise. I looked around and realized water bugs (big nasty water bugs) were falling/flying/gliding out of the tree.  Please, please tell me how I can control this without cutting down the tree (though I will if that's what it takes). Read more [...]

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I have a small garter snake about 18 inches and pencil thin in my house  – will this trap keep him in? Item 822339.

Our SMALL SNAKE TRAP would be fine for any snake 2 feet or less in length.

Snake Traps:  http://www.bugspray.com/catalog/products/page100.html

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