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How to Apply Your Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel

To apply the Maxforce Carpenter Ant gel:  Remove cap from the tip or break off, touch tip to surface and depress plunger.  Recap after use. For Indoor Use:

  • Apply gel in spots in cracks and crevices.  For best results, make or place many spots of dabs of gel where you see ants foraging and entering the structure.

 

  • Do not apply the gel to area that have been recently sprayed with insecticide or contaminated with foggers, and do not spray insecticide over gel as this may cause the bait to become repellent and the ants not ingest the bait.

 

  • Place the bait as follows, gel can be placed in cracks, crevices, corners, and any out of the way place, such as under and behind kitchen appliances, along baseboards, under sinks, in pantry , around pipes  and water heater, window and door frames and in the garage, attic or crawl space.

 

For indoor use:  Visually inspect for ants and place gel in areas where you see ants.  Likely location ants and gel placement are areas where ants enter the building structure and areas with potential water damage including, wall voids, cracks and crevices in kitchen, Bathrooms, under sinks, window sills, screen vents, garage, attic and crawl spaces.   Do not place the bait in area that are washed frequently, you do not want to contaminate the bait with cleaner or chemicals.   For Outdoor use:

  • Place gel outdoors, into or adjacent to structures where you see ants, next to ants trails are areas where you suspend the ants are entering from.

 

  • Likely areas for ants are entry points, potential water damage areas, weep holes, where the wires or plumbing enter the structure.  Checkout stumps, trees, roots, wood decks, fences, planter boxes, woodpiles etc.

 

  • You can apply the Maxforce Carpenter Ant bait gel in reusable refillable bait stations, these are meant to be used outside and protect the bait from the elements.

 

  • Inspect placements and reapply as needed, the gel bait will remain attractive to ants for up to two weeks.  Inspect gel placements and reapply as needed.  Reapply in the same area if bait is gone or in a different location if no ant activity is evident.

 

You will usually notice fewer ants in days or pest population reduction will be apparent within a week.   These are recommendations, you should always read and follow manufacturer labels and instruction and remember we are here to help. Please do not hesitate to contact us at www.epestsolutions.com or call us toll free 1-888-523-7378

Solutions to Carpenter Bee Infestations

The sight of bees during the summer months may not be surprising or alarming, but discovering that carpenter bees have been making their home in the wooden frame of a home’s window or door may be cause for alarm. The problem is not only related to the damages to the wood, but also the risks associated with the insects. Finding realistic solutions that can help eliminate and remove the pests can be an essential part of enjoying the summer months.

Determine the Best Way to Eliminate the Pests

There are a variety of DIY pest control solutions that may be appropriate, but the best solution is the way that is most appropriate for personal concerns. For example, if the goal is to encourage the pests to make their home in a different location, then it may not be necessary to kill the bees. Instead, finishing the wood and using woods that are not appealing to the pests can simplify the situation.

When the infestation has become a significant problem, it may be necessary to kill the insects so that it’s possible to seal up the holes and prevent further infestations in the future.

Select Appropriate Products

After determining that the only solution is extermination, wait until the appropriate time before taking any measures. Carpenter bees return to the nest during the evening hours and stay inside the nest for the night. Wait until the activity has stopped before using an appropriate pest control product.

The appropriate products can depend on the severity of the infestation. In some cases, an insecticide spray from ePestSolutions can be a quick way to eliminate the bees when they are in the nest. Otherwise, pesticides that are applied to the nest or the wood can also help.

There are a variety of products and solutions that can help eliminate carpenter bees, but it’s important to evaluate the options before taking any measures. If the goal is to exterminate the problem, then an insecticide may be appropriate. Environmentally friendly options can be a good choice if there are concerns about the health of small children or pets.

Carpenter bees can be problematic for any homeowner, especially when the problem has grown and the damages to the wood become severe. Fortunately, there are products that can repel the insects or can eliminate them if they have already made a nest in the wood of a house. Selecting the most appropriate products will make it easy to eliminate the pests.

The benefits of dust insecticides

Insecticides come in a wide variety of different forms depending on the situation. When you visit your local hardware store or other retail location with a pest control isle, you will be most commonly presented with liquid solutions or those with similar compositions. While these are certainly viable methods for taking care of a pest problem in your own home, dust insecticides have a wide variety of different benefits that shouldn’t be ignored.

One of the major benefits of using dust insecticides comes by way of the large variety of different types of pests that they are proven to be effective against. Not only will dust insecticides and products like Delta Dust take care of ant issues, bed bug problems, bee situations and more, but they have also been proven to take care of many other types of insects that you may find like cockroaches and silverfish.

Another one of the benefits of using dust insecticides has to do with the ease at which they can be applied. Products like Delta Dust insecticides are applied with a bellow hand duster and can completely cover problem areas in your home in a matter of seconds. Unlike certain liquid pest control products that will dry up and lose their effectiveness, dust insecticides will work for up to six months following application if left undisturbed.

Another important benefit of using dust insecticides and similar products has to do with the fact that they are waterproof. Delta Dust in particular is the only insecticide on the market today that is completely and totally waterproof. As a result, you won’t find the dust clumping or absorbing moisture in the areas that you apply it in.

This is important for a few key reasons. For starters, pests are most likely to appear in certain specific areas of your home like the kitchen. By applying dust insecticides in these areas, you won’t have to worry about drains, nearby sources of water and other obstacles in the room completely eliminating the effectiveness of these products.

Delta Dust and other dust insecticides also don’t stain, which means that when your pest control problem is taken care of you won’t know that the product was ever there at all. There is also no odor when applying these types of dust insecticides, which is great for areas where food preparation occurs in a kitchen or in your bedroom and places where an odor could be quite discomforting.

Dust insecticides are also approved for both indoors and outdoors. This goes a long way towards making them some of the most versatile pest control products on the market today.

Stop spending money on a wide variety of different solutions that only work marginally well and invest in an insecticide that will get the job done properly. Not only will you save money, but you’ll also have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your home is truly free from the terrible little creatures that you hate so much. An overview of your dust insecticide options can be found here. Take a look and find the solution that’s right for you so that you can put it to good work today.

How to Get Rid of Rats in Your Garage

rat control DIY

How to control rats in your garage

DIY Rat Control

Rats are rodents that inhabit all regions of North America and most of us can’t imagine that they are living in our yards, home and garages.  Unfortunately, rats often make themselves at home even in places they are not wanted, such as your home and your garage. Therefore, it is a good idea to understand your options when considering DIY Rat Control. Read below for a few of the options offered by ePestSolutions.  The realization is that the more we move into suburban life and more accessible food is out there for rats.  They cause damage to structures and carry disease, making them an unwanted house guest to say the least.

Snap Traps: 

Rat traps work best when placed into high traffic areas for rats and low traffic area for humans and pets. In other words, look for evidence of chew marks, rat dirt marks or even material that has been chewed up. When you find these areas in your garage–usually along the walls–place rat traps there. Check traps regularly, and if you notice there are some that always ineffective–never catches any rats–consider moving them to a different location.

Rat Snap traps should be placed in the area you are seeing the droppings, rub marks, etc.  The opening will be placed facing the walls, so that the rat natural movement will be the end of him or her.  After you find your traps empty for several days in a row and you do not see any evidence of ongoing rat activity, you have likely caught them all.  But I would recommend keeping a set traps or 2 for a week more just in case.

Glue traps:

Another common option to try when getting rid rats in your garage is glue traps. These traps work by enticing rats onto its surface, then trapping them in the glue. Place them in your garage in the same manner you would a snap trap and follow the same protocol to determine if you have got them all.  Some glue traps have a scent, but the most important thing with rat control in  your garage is that the glueboards are heavy duty enough to keep them stuck on, and not simply slide their bodies off.  Nothing more disappointing is finding  your glueboard full of fur but no rat!

 

 

Poison and bait stations:

Poison is an effective way to kill rats, but can be dangerous for other animals. Therefore, when using poison, it is best to utilize bait stations. These contraptions allow you to place poison inside, and therefore keep it away from your pets and humans.  They are made of heavy duty plastic, bait is staked on rods inside so that nothing can be shaken out accidentally.  We love this method for long term control of your neighborhood rats, keep them loaded, and the rats will feed and go.  You can determine a lot about how many rats are out there by the number of times you have to refill your bait stations. Rats can access the poison through the stations and are then die once they ingest the poison.  Please note the rat does not die in the stations, it will take 4 to 12 days for death.   In years past, this type of poison was only available through professional exterminating companies, but now ePestSolutions allows everyone access to this highly effective product.

Taking care of a rat infestation is nobody’s idea of fun well maybe some of us! However, thanks to the DIY options offered through companies like ePestSolutions, you as a homeowner can now take care of your own rat control issue, thus saving you money and protecting your property.

Unfortunately, rats don’t care where they get there food, or create a nest or home.  And if you think about it what better place than your garage.  Therefore, it is a good idea to understand your options when considering DIY Rat Control and know that we are here to help with any and all situations.

The Best Products for Removing and Controlling Ants

Advion Ant Bait Stations  Watch our Video on Advion Roach Gel Bait

The Best Products for Removing and Controlling Ants

 

 

Voted the number one nuisance in America in a recent survey conducted by the National Pest Management Association, ants are one house guest we could all live without, and not surprisingly, since there are over 700 species of ants in America, we all have experienced an ant problem at one time or another. Therefore, learning how to kill ants and effectively remove them from our homes is wise.

There are many professional methods used when getting rid of ants. Thankfully, through ePestSolutions, you as a homeowner can acquire these professional strength products and be your own pest control specialist. The most commonly used products are sprays, ant bait and bait stations  Read below for a helpful explanation of each type to determine your best course of action.

Ant spray: The ant spray in aerosol form by ePestSolutions is designed to be sprayed directly on ants themselves or on their mounds outdoors. It is ideal for treating very specific locations such as weep holes, plumbing penetrations and entry points. Make sure you purcahse a non-repellent insecticide spray. it will work best for ants.  Of course, there are other types of ant sprays that can be applied as a perimeter spray and allows you construct a barrier of protection. Just be sure to read the labels and descriptions well when buying products to ensure it will effectively treat the type of ant you are trying to kill. Are call or email a professional advisor at ePestSolutions.com for the best option for your situation.

Bait stations: This product can be placed indoors and outdoors in areas that you are seeing ants trailing.  These works well also with a residual no repellent spray.  It is best to place them in locations where you have seen ant activity. When the ants visit the station, which are baited with gel or liquid, they take the bait back to the colony where the ant and the rest of the nest will be eliminated, thus solving your ant problem. Always place the ant bait stations can be set up strategically around your home to eliminate your ant problem.  Keep them in the areas that you are seeing them and stations and bait should not be allowed to dry out, so replace as necessary.

 

You have many choices when it comes to pest control from natural treatments to professional grade products. In general, the most effective options are the professional products like those listed on ePestSolutions.com.  Offering a large selection of ant control products for homeowners, these products are new technology that are pest specific in most cases and take very little chemical to be very effective.  So look not further than ePestSolutions.com for all you ant control needs.

 

 

The Benefits of Using a Versatile, Long-Term Insecticide

If you are looking for a versatile, long-term insecticide that will give you the type of pest control you need at a great cost, then Suspend Insecticide is the obvious choice.

Insects are remarkable in the rate at which they breed and their survival mechanisms. These factors may scare some people away from DIY Pest Control. But, whether you’re facing ants, fleas, bedbugs, or mosquitoes, the sheer number that you face can be formidable. Thankfully, there is a versatile and long-term solution. Suspended Insecticide contains deltamethrin, which makes it approved for both indoor and outdoor use. Deltamethrin is the man-made version of the natural defense that plants use against insects. The chemical name is Pyrethrum, and it is the mirror of the chemical found in chrysanthemums.
Easy to use, but Effective

The formulation of Suspended insecticideis mini-crystalline. What does this mean to you? It means that the insecticide does not dissolve in water. Instead, it uses water as its transport mechanism. Once it’s transported to your yard or in your home it remains in crystalline form where it continues to be an active agent for long periods of time. The crystals keep the pesticide on the surface where they do the most to protect you from the hoards of insects both in and around your home.

  • Chemical suspension: This means longer contact time with the insect and more effective results. It works great on harder to kill pests such as scorpions and spiders.
  • Cost Saving: “ Versatile insecticide” means that they work on a variety of pests and in a variety of locations. It also means that they work for a long time, up to 90 days with one application.
  • Versatility: Approved for both indoor or outdoor usage, as well as direct use on mattresses for bedbug protection. Always follow the manufacturer’s recommended application guidelines.
  • User Friendly: The formulation is odorless and offers a ratio of concentrations; this allows you to adjust the dose to suit the situations. It comes in an easy to use tip and measure bottle, so it takes all the guesswork out of mixing.
  • Based on Nature: The Third generation Pyrethroid is the man-made version of pyrethrum that is produced by chrysanthemums. The power of natural pest relationships is now available in a bottle.
  • Perfect for the DIY person: It is easy to apply either via garden hose or sprayer. The non-binding crystals of this versatile insecticide will not clog spritzer or sprayer nozzles. SC Insecticide has low odor, it dries clear, and it doesn’t stain surfaces.



The powerful secrets of nature converted into a pesticide that is easy to use, versatile, and effective. Suspend Insecticide with deltamethrin is the perfect solution for the DIY homeowner who wants to take care of multiple pests with one, high quality product. When you use a versatile, long-term insecticide to control your insect problems you get the benefits of 90+ days of residual control, a very low dose of chemicals, and superior quality pest control solutions.

With Suspend SC all your pest control problems are covered. Stop spending the money on multiple insecticides, and start using one versatile product with long-term effects. You’ll save time, money, and instead of using multiple chemicals around your home and your loved ones, you’ll only be using one. Suspend SC can be found at epestsolutions.com. Take a look and see if this multi-purpose insecticide is right for you.

Getting Rid of Cockroaches

Nothing ruins a day quite like a cockroach sighting. Everything’s fine until you see something skittering away, out of the corner of your eye. It’s a cockroach. And that means other cockroaches. And possible eggs. And nightmares. Avoid the hassle of calling an exterminator and consider these do-it-yourself cockroach elimination tips.

cockroach insecticide

Starve Them Out

  • Believe it or not, the typical cockroach’s diet is not an entree of human nightmares and tears. It survives on regular scraps of food and water.
  • Clean your home of all organic, ingestible residues. If there are no food crumbs, grease or water leaks for a cockroach to feed from, it can no longer live in your home. But, remember they do not much at all to survive.



Taking the Bait

  • Easily purchased at a do-it-yourself pest control online company, for professional baits, cockroach bait is ideal for killing entire cockroach populations. Good bait will take the population of roaches down in about 4 days. Make easy work of getting rid of your unwanted guest and for as little as $30.00.
  • Place the cockroach bait in out-of-the-way places where cockroaches are likely to be, such as under the sink, near baseboards, or in corners. When cockroaches eat the bait, they take the toxin back with them and usually can die inside the wall voids or their harborage areas. Good news they actually eat their own dead, so the bait actually keeps killing in areas that you did not even place the roach bait, killing off entire group.



Cockroach-icide

  • There’s no defense like a good offense, purchase insecticides specifically designed for cockroach control.
  • Insecticides, whether homemade (with soapy water) or professional strength, make great weapons whenever you lay eyes on a roach.
  • Spray the offender near the head and stomach with home remedies. The spray causes the roach to suffocate.
  • Other insecticides allow you to spray home surfaces as a preventative measure against cockroaches.
  • Professional strength insecticides can be sprayed around the baseboards, under cabinets, etc. Always follow manufacturer guidelines on all pesticides.



It’s a Trap!

  • Does the idea of picking up or touch a cockroach appall you? If so, consider a cockroach trap.
  • There are two main types of cockroach traps: the adhesive trap and the water trap.
  • Purchased at the online DIY stores, adhesive traps lure the bugs into their confines and trap them there forever; you simply through the traps away, work great for monitoring and other insects.
  • Simply filling a jar with water makes homemade water traps. Due to the jar’s design, cockroaches will fall in and be unable to escape and drown. For the sake of aesthetics, consider using a tinted or opaque jar.


How to Get Rid of Roaches

They’re ugly, capable of spreading disease, triggering allergic reactions and, last but not least, doing one heck of a number on the health and sanity of your home.

Yes, we’re talking about one of the most common household pests – roaches.

Maxforce Roach Bait Gel

Wondering how to get rid of roaches? Start by doing a little investigative work to identify what areas of your home they’re living in. After you’ve located where they’re living in concentration, try one of the following methods:

  • Maximize cleanliness: In order to get rid of little roaches, cut off their food source. Find any water leaks in your home and fix them. Also, routinely sweep your floors and vacuum, remove trash regularly and always keep containers sealed. If you eliminate the food and water source, you’ll likely eliminate the infestation.
  • Bait them: You can purchase a slow-working poisonous bait to mix in with a food source, which roaches will bring back to their nest and eat, eventually killing all of them over the course of a few weeks.  Best solution since you are offering them a food source.
  • Insecticides: Having trouble getting rid of big roaches? Try using insecticides and spray it around areas where you suspect them to be hiding. Insecticides are ideal for killing adult roaches. Adding an Insect Growth Regulator will stop the cockroaches life cycle.
  • Traps: If you have a small roach population, administering some traps should be enough to do away with them. These traps work to trap the critters with a sticky adhesive. You can also make your own trap by half-filling a jar with water. This homemade trap allows roaches to enter, but prevents them from exiting and thereby causes them to drown.

Getting rid of roaches can be a challenge, but can be done. If you have an infestation beyond your control, it is best to call and get our expert recommentations on how to get rid of roaches. For more information, contact one of our professionals today.

How to Get Rid of Ants

When it comes to knowing the best ways to get rid of ants, you can take comfort in knowing it’s not all that difficult.  In fact, there are several treatment methods that can be used to kill ants, which allows you to choose one that you believe will work best for you and your situation.

Hot to get rid of ants

Hire an exterminator

One of the most effective, yet more expensive, ways to get ants out of your home is by hiring an exterminator.  This professional will come into your home and spray ant killer.

Fill your home with smells that ants don’t like

Just the same as you don’t like certain smells, neither do ants.  Some of the more common scents that ants don’t like include:

  • Whole cloves
  • Black pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Bay leaves

By spraying places in your home where you tend to see ants, this will likely deter them from hanging out so much.

This may also keep guest and family away.

Apply a chalk line to where you see ants coming in

Ants don’t like chalk because it has talc in it.  If you notice ants coming in through certain cracks, windows or doors in your home, outline these areas with chalk.  Hopefully, the talc will deter the ants from entering in these spots.

Apply caulk to windows, doors, cracks

Caulking around your doors, windows and any cracks should be very effective in keeping the ants out; however, for the ones that are already in your home, this will of course lock them in, so you’ll need to take extra steps to kill the ants that are already in your home, such as by purchasing ant bait gel from a DIY compnay such as ePestSolutions.com.

Difference in Roach Gel Bait

Questions:
I have been doing some reading and I was wandering if you can tell me the difference in the 2 cockroach gel baits….
1 uses Indoxacarb and
1 uses Fipronil
Thank you

 

 

They are different chemicals, one is Maxforce which is the Fipronil and the other is Advion Roach Gel Bait .

They both work great!  Has a lot to do with if you have been baiting for roaches a very long time or not as to is you should switch products.

Maxforce Magnum is a higher level of Fipronil then does the Maxforce FC.

Please let me know if I can assist you any further, you can call us at 1-888-523-7378

Monica epestsolutions.com