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I live in the Florida Keys and we are always combating mosquitoes and noseeums. Over the past 15 years I have tried everything under the sun. At the time I contacted Chad at bugspray.com I had two “Pro” series Mosquito Magnets running 24 hours a day. They caught a bunch of bugs but we still were getting eaten alive. In the summer months it was impossible to sit in our back yard even after spraying yourself down with Deet.

I purchased a Solo Backpack Mist blower, Exciter, Permethrin, and Nylar. After the first fogging we could not believe the results. For the first time ever there were no bugs, none! These products are nothing short of amazing! For the first time ever we can enjoy our beautiful outdoors without welts and scratching. Our dogs also had rashes on their stomach from bites and that is completely gone. These people and their products have been a life changer for us. We now spend all of our time outdoors instead of hunkering down behind a screen.

Above all the customer service at Bugspray.com is off the charts. It is great having a “coach” you can turn to with any questions you might have. They are incredible!

Thanks for giving us our life back!

Howard, Florida Keys

Mist Blower: http://www.bugspraycart.com/equipment/foggers/solo-mistblower-backpack

6 % Pyrethrin: http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/liquid/exciter-16-oz

Permethrin SFR:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/liquid/perm-sfr

Nylar: http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/igr/igr-nylar

 

Do you have anything that is safe to spray on Tomatoes & Pepper plants that will take care of this pest (leaf Footed Stinkbugs)? I have tried everything organic and it doesn’t faze them. I do not have a very large garden so I will be using a pump sprayer to apply what ever will work.

If you review our LEAF FOOTED BUG control article, you’ll see we have two options.

The “organic” choice is the MULTIPURPOSE INSECT KILLER. This concentrate mixes with water at the rate of 6 oz per gallon of water and will both kill and repel all pests targeting your tomatoes. Its approved for “organic gardening” and has just 1 day to harvest. Use once a week when pests are active; once a month to make sure they don’t come back.

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The more traditional product is the VEGETABLES PLUS PERMETHRIN. Use 1 oz per gallon of water and expect longer lasting control compared to the MultiPurpose Concentrate.

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I may have straw itch mites in my Honda Civic and possibly since the beginning of May. I have carried pine straw bales in my car frequently for my tiny landscaping business. I’ve had the rash since the beginning of May and it continually spreads and worsens. What product is best for the car and how should it be applied?

There are two products to consider. BEDLAM PLUS is virtually odorless and contains an adulticide and an egg killing insect growth regulator which could prove most helpful. Commonly used for a wide range of pests including bed bugs, carpet beetle and dust mites, its easy to use and one can would be able to treat a car 10-20 times. Use it as needed by giving the carpets and upholstery a light misting until the problem goes away.

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The other option is the pyrethrin based MICRO-CARE. This product will only kill active stages and contains no egg killer so you’ll need to use it a lot more frequently. At least 3 times a week in the evening before letting the car sit overnight should do the job. And after 3-4 weeks, the problem should be resolved. One can would be enough to treat any car many times and should be more than enough for your problem.

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Give us a call if you need more help. Our toll free is 1-800-877-7290 and we’re open 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Mon-Thur; 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Friday and 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday, Eastern Standard Time.

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Jonathan
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Curly tails have infested the neighborhood. Will the Pest Rid products be successful in only my yard? I live in South Florida and we have rainy season now. Our pest collection includes curly tails, opossums, squirrels and cats. None of which are preying on anoles or curly tails.

CURLY TAIL LIZARD IN MULCH

CURLY TAIL LIZARD IN MULCH

The PEST RID GRANULES and PEST RID SPRAY is definitely a good option.

First, sprinkle the granules out over the areas where you see them foraging and/or nesting. Use 1 lb for every 250 sq/ft.

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Next, spray over the top with PEST RID SPRAY. Use 1 quart for every 125 sq/ft. You can also spray vertical surfaces where you can’t apply the granules such as the homes siding, deck railing, gutters, shutters, etc. where curly tails like to hide and nest.

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Treatments will last at least 30 days so expect to renew them once a month for the first 2-3 months. After that, you can go longer in between treating and still keep them away.

More information on this pest can be found here:

Curly Tails: http://bugspray.com/curly-tail-lizard-control.html

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Hi- I have been reading through all the great information you have on repelling wasps (and hopefully mosquitos). We have a small wood porch off the back of our house where we see most of the activity. I am a little unsure which method is best for this situation – the dust or the Cypermethrin spray? My understanding is the dust works for a longer period of time so is there some advantage to using the spray as well or is it really just 2 ways of doing the same thing? Thanks!

In fact the two products are quite different but in general, they will work together well as a team and this is especially true for wasps. The difference between the two is where they work. DRIONE DUST is applied to cracks, crevices and voids using a good HAND DUSTER. In these locations where the dust is well protected, treatments can last 6-12 months making it a great asset in any war against pests like wasps.

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Use this duster to apply it:

CENTROBULB DUSTER WITH 12" EXTENSTION

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CYPERMETHRIN is for exposed surfaces like the homes siding, underneath overhangs and gutters and basically for areas where surface nesting wasps like to exploit. Use 1 oz per gallon per 500 sq/ft of surface area. Treatments will last 30 days and during this time the treatment should repel all pests that would normally try to land on these areas.

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Use a good PUMP SPRAYER to apply it. Our sprayer will reach up 15-20 feet when the nozzle is set to a pin stream.

SOLO BUGSPRAY SPRAYER
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If you have to reach up more than 20 feet, get a HOSE END SPRAYER.

20 GALLON HOSE END SPRAYER
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Now which product will help your problem the most is more dependent on which wasps you have active. Species like the common RED WASP or YELLOW JACKET will look to nest in cracks and crevices. You’ll see them active in these spots spring, summer and fall and once good nest areas are identified, they’ll be “marked” with scent making them easy to find every new year. Treat these areas with the Drione once a year and you won’t have to worry about any wasps finding them again.

Other species of wasp like Paper Wasps or BALD FACED HORNETS will build nests on the homes exterior. MUD DAUBERS do the same. For these wasps, the Cypermethrin will be better suited.

In summary, since homes can be targeted by so many different species of wasps, using a combination of both Drione and Cypermethrin will usually prove to be the best overall treatment program.

Give us a call if you need more help. Our toll free is 1-800-877-7290 and we’re open 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Mon-Thur; 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Friday and 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday, Eastern Standard Time.

Cheers,
Jonathan
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PS: Please show your support for our business by purchasing the items we recommend from the links provided. Remember, this is the only way we can stay around and be here to answer your questions and keep our web site up and running. Thanks for your business!

This bird is making holes in my external wall. I would like to know more about it and what I can do to stop it.

BIRD DAMAGING HOUSE SIDING

BIRD DAMAGING HOUSE SIDING

It looks like a nuthatch to me. We have them feeding at our bird feeder all the time. They don’t perch on horizontal branches like most birds but prefer to walk up and down the trunk of the tree where we placed our feeder.

Over the years we’ve had customers report them walking and in some cases nesting on the side of their homes. So if I was to guess, I’d wager a bet its in the nuthatch family.

The good news is the activity will be easy to stop. Simply install one of our ATTACK SPIDERS just above the hole and this will cause the bird to leave for good.

SPIDER ON TREE

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Give us a call if you need more help. Our toll free is 1-800-877-7290 and we’re open 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Mon-Thur; 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Friday and 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday, Eastern Standard Time.

Jonathan
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STRAW ITCH MITE

STRAW ITCH MITE

Can you please help me identify this mite? We found them in furniture that we know have wood beetles. They have been attacking us for 2 months now and finally found them. I took the attached picture of one under a microscope.

Sure looks like  a STRAW ITCH MITE. I suggest you treat the furniture and surrounding area with PERMETHRIN 10 or ESSENTRIA. I also suggest you keep a can of MICROCARE on hand to spot treat as needed. Expect to treat once a week for 1-2 months to insure they’re gone. And if you think they came in from outside, get some of the granules and spray for the yard too.

More information on this pest can be found here:

Straw Itch Mites: http://www.bugspray.com/article/itchmites.html

Permethrin 10:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/liquid/permethrin-10

Essentria IC3: http://www.bugspraycart.com/exempt/liquid/eco-excempt-gal

PT Microcare: http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/aerosol/pt-micro-care-16-oz

Give us a call if you need more help. Our toll free is 1-800-877-7290 and we’re open 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Mon-Thur; 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Friday and 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday, Eastern Standard Time.

Jonathan
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Hello, We live in Georgia about 40 miles northeast of Atlanta. Yesterday a coyote killed our dog Max a 12 lb shih tzu that was our life. He was just 9 years old. He had a vocabulary of almost 30 words and by that I mean he could understand and respond to each word individually and he could problem solve as well. This was the most intelligent animal I have ever seen. I am sure I don’t have to describe the scene to you. We are inconsolable at this point. I have spent the past day scouring the internet and found your site. I have read that all opinions ranging from its nearly impossible to live catch a coyote to it can be done if you do it the right way.

My questions are: 1) What size trap would be the correct size meaning I want it to be big enough so the coyote feels less apprehension about entering the cage. 2) What do you recommend for bait / lure?

We have an acre with homes on the east and west side and a street to the north but the back of the lot backs up to open county land and two forest standings and a 30 acre farm across the way. This is where I am sure the coyote came from. We have been here 20 years and always had a dog and have tied out our dogs during the day for almost all of that 20 years. We have never heard of Coyote’s in Georgia and were painfully unaware that they are now an issue in suburban areas. This is what makes what happened so unacceptable that this innocent sweet soul was brutalized. Any advice would be welcome & thank you for your time. Sincerely, Mike

No doubt coyotes are a menace here in GA. I do a lot of fishing and in the magazines I read, there are 2-3 articles every year detailing coyote attacks on deer, pets and recently, people. They seem to be quite comfortable living in urban areas and are seemingly more bold now then ever.

COYOTE LIVE TRAPPED

COYOTE LIVE TRAPPED

Over the years we have helped many people live trap coyote. Details on how to make a set can be read in our COYOTE article but the most common trap for this purpose is our LT152248RD w/LIVE BAIT CAGE (this is the trap used to catch the coyote in the picture).

This trap has proven effective for coyote, fox, bobcat and badger. Basically any predatory animal can be tempted if you bait the trap with a live rodent or bird. I suggest a rat or squirrel since they can be live trapped on most any property using one of our LT5516 TRAPS.

Give us a call if you need more help. Our toll free is 1-800-877-7290 and we’re open 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Mon-Thur; 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Friday and 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday, Eastern Standard Time.

Jonathan
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The last few weeks we have noticed a skunk smell in our house. We have checked under the house but no smell there. We have noticed it upon entering the house after we’re gone, or at night when inside the house. We have a large multilevel deck of 2000 sq feet so its hard to see all the way under it. But we do smell the odor there also. Is there a treatment of some sort that could be used in a fogger to try to get them to leave? There is no way to get under the deck to find where they might be. Thank you for any help.

Skunks love living under low lying decks. Now you didn’t state your deck is low to the ground but you mentioned its hard to see under it so I’m going to guess its built low. If so, it would be a prime place for a skunk (or skunks) to find and use for nesting.

Skunks also like to live close to food. And they love pet food. Cat or dog food is one of their favorites so by any chance do you or any nearby neighbors feed pets outside? That would be another good reason for them to want to be around.

So what options do you have to get rid of the smell? Fortunately there is a way to remove the odor. We have a few that will work but the best is N7C. It can be used as a liquid or a mist. Basically if you’re able to reach all the areas with a PUMP SPRAYER , one can be used for the job. Just be sure you get all surfaces because missing just 1-2 spots will allow the odor to persist.

Mix 8 oz of N7C per gallon of water and apply the mixture over an area no larger than 500 sq/ft. Expect fast results; usually within a few hours the odor will be gone. But if the skunk keeps using the area, you’ll have to treat on a regular basis to keep the odor low; maybe 1-2 a month depending on how many are using the area.

N7C: http://www.bugspraycart.com/sanitizer/liquid/n-7c-64-oz

Eliminator Pump Sprayer: http://www.bugspraycart.com/equipment/sprayers/eliminator-gallon-sprayer

Now if you have a good 1-2 foot open area under the deck, using a MINI FOGGER will make the job a lot easier. You can either buy a model (keep it to fog for mosquitoes and other pests during the warm season) or you can RENT A FOGGER from us. Our rental program enables you to use the machine for up to 2 weeks before returning it.

Mini Fogger: http://www.bugspraycart.com/equipment/foggers/fogmaster-5330-120-volt

Fogger Rental: http://www.bugspraycart.com/equipment/rental/fogging-machine-rental-2-weeks

Lastly, if there is food close by, the residing skunk is not likely to leave. And though the N7C will keep the odor low for 2-4 weeks, you will most likely have to use it on a regular basis unless you permanently remove the skunk. Generally this can be done using one of the traps listed in our SKUNK CONTROL article. Once caught, you should be able to contact your local animal control center (most all counties have them around the country) and they’ll come by and take it away. Alternatively you can relocate it at least 10 miles away to make sure it doesn’t return. We have one trap with a “cover” that’s ideally suited for trapping skunk. Its featured on this product page:

Live Trap for Skunk:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/traps/cage/live-trap-11-x-12-x-30

Skunk Control: http://www.bugspray.com/articles99/skunk.html

Give us a call if you need more help. Our toll free is 1-800-877-7290 and we’re open 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Mon-Thur; 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Friday and 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday, Eastern Standard Time.

Jonathan
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DAMAGED AVOCADO

DAMAGED AVOCADO

Hi. Some time ago I moved to a house that had an overgrown avocado tree. I had kept the plant large, without adding any chemicals. So far, so good, the best avocados around. Now the plant is rapidly losing all the leaves and it looks like a whitefly infestation. Can I still save her and what do you recommend I buy? I prefer organic, but anything that works is good. Thank you so much for any advice that can save my tree. Have a great day. Nivia

Once you get to the point of noticing the tree is succumbing to the whitefly, you really can’t expect the organic options listed in our WHITEFLY CONTROL article to help. They’ll only work for what we call a “remedial” infestation. So for advanced problems where trying to save the tree is the goal, you must act in an aggressive fashion. This involves the combination of liquid sprays and systemics (soil drenching).

For the foliage (the liquid spraying), VEGETABLES PLUS should be applied at the rate of 1 oz per gallon of water using a good PUMP SPRAYER. This product has a 7 days to harvest window so you can safely use it even as the avocados are growing.

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Use a good pump sprayer to get the product distributed over as much of the tree as possible. Whitefly like to hide on the bottom side and in doing so, will many times avoid the “drip” of treatments so you must be thorough.

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Now once the systemic kicks in, you won’t have to spray anymore so in general, you should only need the Vegetables Plus for 4-8 weeks. We find weekly treatments for the first month are the norm to keep the whitefly from returning. Then as the second month kicks in, you should notice the whitefly disappearing and not coming back (assuming you treated with the systemic listed below).

For the systemic, you’ll want DOMINION FRUIT AND VEGETABLE CONCENTRATE. This product is mixed with water and applied as a soil drench inside the trees drip line. Once in the ground, the root system will absorb the active and distribute it throughout the tree’s foliage. This will lead to the death of any insect feeding. And though this material is strong enough to kill insects, it won’t pose a hazard to people or animals who consume the harvest.

The only “con” of the Dominion is that it will take 4-8 weeks to get absorbed enough to start working which is why you need to spray with the Vegetables Plus. This way you can stop further damage until the Dominion is in place and effectively saves the tree.

Lastly, since systemic Dominion will last 6-12 months, you should get into the habit of applying it 1-2 a year so you never have to risk loosing this valuable tree again.

DOMINION FRUIT AND TREE

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Give us a call if you need more help. Our toll free is 1-800-877-7290 and we’re open 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Mon-Thur; 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Friday and 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday, Eastern Standard Time.

Jonathan
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Good morning, U-Spray. I have been using your Organic Gnats spray- essentria exempt IC-3 for a few years. We live near the mangroves in southwest Florida and the no-see-ems are really bad. They manage to get inside our pool cage even though we have extra tight screens (20×20). Your Organic Gnats spray- essentria exempt IC-3 works okay, but I have to spray often which is time consuming since I am using a RL Pro Flow sprayer. I also don’t get much spray with the little hand held wand. Can you suggest a more efficient way to apply the Organic Gnats spray- essentria exempt IC-3? Our pool cage area is about 50 feet x 30 feet. Thank you, Coty.

Get one of our MINI FOGGERS. They can handle up to 5,000 sq/ft. They’re easy to use and will enable you to cover the same area in no time. Plus it will do a much better job of covering all the surfaces that need to be treated. Oh, and you won’t need nearly as much finished spray to get the same area treated so it will actually pay for itself over time. Be sure to spray the screening and the surrounding yard. This will help repel all pests off the property which in turn will reduce the amount that find their way inside the pool cage.

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