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    I am about to insulate my barn but I am a bit unsure of the order of materials. As you can see in the photo the walls are semi open slatted, would it be better to put a thin ply barrier before a water proof membrane, then insulation. We have a lot of creatures lizards, snakes, insects, etc who...
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    Around my (currently unused) fireplace, I keep getting these small black bugs scattered on the tiling in front of it. They all seem to be dead, I’ve only seen one that’s alive so far. I vacuum them up but they reappear in very large quantities quite quickly. They’re very small and I can’t...
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    I've had a pantry moth issues for about two years. I tried to follow all the steps in preventing and eliminating them but they just keep coming back. In December, I moved to a new flat and we had no signs of pantry moths. I regularly checks my spice and grain products to see any webbing...
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    They are very small, easily sucked up in a vacuum and on the baseboard. Nothing would suggest its falling from somewhere else.
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    Hi! We recently upgraded our old, rotten wood deck to a composite deck. Every morning since, I'm finding little droppings scattered all over it. This may have been an issue previously but we just didn't notice due to the condition of the old deck. They're usually black but we had rain last...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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?
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    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...
  13. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
  18. 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...
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