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  1. Pest Control
    For over 18 months now we’re slowly losing our house and our possessions due to bugs YES bugs!!! It all started with simple with carpet beetles and I was on top of it.. I caught and Collected a nice fat larvae for the Orkin guy who had no clue it was a carpet beetle Ugh… I had already gotten...
  2. Pest Control
    Hello everyone, im hoping you all can help me out here. I live in northern VA and I believe almost 100% it's carpenter ants, but i need help identifying the nest. I know they typically nest in wood, however, these ants are most definitely in the dirt and deep, about 2-3 feet and about a 4 sq ft...
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    I’ve recently found a bed bug on my desk chair. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to identify it’s sex therefore I’m not sure if it was a female. I immediately cleaned my room, checked all of my clothes/linens for bugs, swept, mopped, and poured rubbing alcohol on my bed and chair. I wasn’t able to...
  4. Pest Control
    This product, Plugin PestFree, was recommended to me by a wildlife removal pro, who swears by it. The company claims it's scientifically proven but doesn't supply a link to the paper. It supposed works by creating a electromagnetic pulse in the wiring of your house that is intolerable for rats...
  5. Pest Control
    I have a ranch home with a full finished basement. I saw what looked like a tail sticking out of the wall register which is at floor level. We removed the register to find what looked like a family of dead mice!! Sooo not cool. There were approximately 7 deceased critters. Clean-up has been...
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    what are the methods are available In Pest Control?
  7. Pest Control
    Hi, every few nights at approximately 4 to 4:30 am, I get awakened by this low frequency WHIP-WOOP sound that seems to be coming from either the downstairs or near the outside wall. It also sounds like it's banging around a pipe. I've checked dryer vents, went downstairs after being woken up...
  8. Pest Control
    regulation or management of a species defined as a pest, a member of the animal kingdom that impacts adversely on human activities. The human response depends on the importance of the damage done, and will range from tolerance, through deterrence and management, to attempts to completely...
  9. Pest Control
    My husband and I purchased our home about a year and a half ago, and to our surprise, it came with a carpet beetle problem. We've been fighting this for about a year now with no real improvement to the situation, so I'm hoping for some tips. Unlike typical carpet beetle problems, ours is in...
  10. Pest Control
    I wouldn't say I have a roach problem, but I would rather not have one lol. I moved into my apartment in missouri, town home style, last year and about 6 months into living here, I found a very small roach in the bathroom, so small I didn't know if it was a roach or a beetle, until I found...
  11. Pest Control
    Constantly have wasps flying around my back patio/hitting up against the glass. I haven't been out there in a year because of them buzzing around. They occasionally find their way in (though fixed that by shutting chimney flume) but I would eventually like to go out the back door. Any ways to...
  12. Pest Control
    After a few months of seeing small ants around my kitchen, I finally called in an exterminator who came yesterday. He ID'd them as 'pharoah ants', and 1) laid about 10 bait stations in my kitchen, each the size of an Oreo cookie; 2) squirted some sort of gel in the corners and along the...
  13. Pest Control
    Hello guys! The pest control confirmed rodent activity at our building (San Diego, CA), and recommended to set up bait boxes to service, and quoted us 35$ every other month., and this would be an ONGOING service. He mentioned that since the building is old (built in 1960),another solution would...
  14. Pest Control
    (first post woo!) Previously with warm weather I found a few of the queens out looking to form a new nest just outside of the window sill, where the ants had made a colony. Over the last ~4 weeks, I have been actively managing this colony found in window sill with boric acid. Up until today, I...
  15. Pest Control
    Has anyone ever heard of this being done? We appear to have mice roaming around in our attic, and climbing down into the walls following coaxial cable and electrical wiring holes. When I go to bed at night, I hear the buggers rustling around and chewing inside the walls of my second story...
  16. Insulation
    We had a chimney fire in 2010. Fortunately the two-story house with basement did not burn down, but there was much smoke and water damage trying to put out the chimney fire. The old chimney in the center of the house had to be removed and replaced, and the house structure was modified so that...
  17. Pest Control
    I recently purchased a old house to flip. The house is stick frame with shingle siding. Somewhere down the line they decided to run a chain wall around exterior and put a brick veneer over original house, without removing the shingles. The underside of house is low to ground and is pretty...
  18. Pest Control
    Hi All, We have a 100+ year old house. We currently have a pest company attempting to rid our house of rodents... in the past we've had squirrels get in the attic, an opossum in the wall and a rat in the kitchen. Disgusting. Anyway, they have supposedly sealed up under the house and we've...
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    What is the best way to be rid of spiders ?
  20. Flooring
    Hello all, this is my first post so its a pleasure to bend everyone's ear! My wife and I recently bought a home built in 1939. The house has been added on in stages over the years so there are 3 different types of foundation scattered around the property: concrete perimeter, slab, and sleeper...
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