Hello, I have some window wells where camel back crickets have entered in the past. I had a substantial infestation last summer. I put down NIBAN FG and glue traps and I have not seen any activity all winter. I also foam sealed the windows in the window wells. What steps can I take this spring to prevent a re-infestation? I want to treat inside the window wells. I have also seen spiders and I think I might have some old termite or carpenter ant damage that I would like to spot treat at the same time.
Part two: Are there any treatments for mosquitoes that are effective? I would like to get a bat house but I noticed that there seems to be a lot f mosquitoes under my deck even thought there is no standing water there.
Get the CONQUER listed in our CAMEL BACK CRICKET CONTROL article. Spray down the house siding focusing on the window frames, foundation walls and the ground around the home. This will take care of most pests including the termites if you treat every month or two.
Now if you decide you’d like something more specific for the termites, review our TERMITE CONTROL article and look for the product listed called TERMIDOR. Treatments with it can last several years and it will handle them very well.
Lastly, there are several kinds of mosquitoes that can thrive without standing water. Review our MOSQUITO CONTROL article to learn what treatment options are available. We’ve got this pest covered and really, it’s just a matter of what you feel would do the best for the area you want to protect. No doubt a BAT HOUSE should be installed but not under the deck. And since they probably won’t fly there even after you get some bats, I don’t think they’d help this area much.
Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:
Camelback Crickets: http://bugspray.com/articles98/camelcrickets.html
Termite Control: http://www.termites-swarming.com/termite-control
Mosquito Control: http://www.mosquitoes.net/mosquito-control
Bat Houses: http://www.bats-house.com