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How to Use Your Carpenter Ant Control Kit:

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.
  • How to Use Your Advance Carpenter Ant Bait

    How it Works:

    Advance Carpenter Ant Bait Ant Killer can be used outdoor pest control product as a broadcast application around and close to the perimeter of the structure (8oz. per 1/2 acre), or on the interior inside wall voids or in areas where ants forage. Do not use in areas that have been treated with insecticides or sprays. This will cause the bait to be unattractive to the ants. Always read the label!

    Abamectin B1 is a GABA inhibitor that interferes with the normal functioning of an insect’s nervous system and begins affecting ant populations within 24 hours. This type of insecticide allows the ants time to take the bait back to the nest where it is distributed throughout the colony. Reproduction of the colony halts once the queens have been eliminated and the workers, who carried the bait, perish.

    Advance Carpenter Ant Bait Applications Instructions:

    Get rid of Carpenter Ants with ADVANCE Carpenter Ant Bait, a ready-to-use product for controlling numerous ants both indoors and outdoors. This bait formulation combines a mixture of foods and the delayed action insecticide, Abamectin.

    This insecticide acts to reduce the population of worker ants and can cause an immediate halt in egg production resulting in colony elimination. Avoid use of other insecticides or sprays on or near the advance carpenter ant bait.

    OUTDOORS USE

  • Broadcast Application: Use this product at a rate of 1 lb. per acre. Apply the product as uniformly as possible. Repeat application as necessary.
  • Around structures: Lightly sprinkle the product evenly in a band approximately 1 – 2 feet wide around the foundation of the building. Treat visible trails with approximately 1 ounce of product. Repeat application as necessary.
  • Individual Colony Treatment: Use 1.5 to 3 ounces of product per colony. Repeat application as necessary.
  • INDOOR USE:

  • Locate Ant Activity: Follow ants back to voids. Apply product to cracks and crevices or voids where ants are active. In heavily traveled sites, use up to 1.5 ounces of product.
  • Use a large Centrobulb* puffer or other appropriate application device to place the product into crevices or voids.
  • Repeat application as necessary. Do not use in the food/feed areas of food/feed handling establishments, restaurants or other areas where food is commercially prepared or processed. Do not use in serving areas while food is exposed or facility is in operation. Serving areas are defined as those areas where prepared foods are served such as dining rooms but excluding areas where foods may be prepared or held.
  • Non-food areas are defined as areas such as garbage rooms, lavatories, floor drains (to sewers), entries and vestibules, offices, locker rooms, machine rooms, boiler rooms, garages, mop closets and storage (after canning or bottling).
  • When applying this product in the home, all food processing surfaces and utensils should be covered during treatment or thoroughly washed before use.
  • Exposed food should be covered or removed.
  • How to Use Your Taurus SC:

    How Taurus SC works for ants:

  • Active ingredient Fipronil
  • Taurus SC is an excellent insecticide for ant control because of its non-repelling chemical structure. You will want to mix 0.8 oz of Taurus SC insecticide per 1 gallon of water in a pump sprayer.
  • By spraying around the house in a band pattern that goes 1 ft up the side of your house and 1 ft out from the house.
  • Using the Taurus mixture in this way will be setting up a great ant perimeter treatment. Make sure to remove vegetation that may be touching the house so the ants and other pests won’t be able to bypass the treatment.
  • Other areas of spray would be more entry points such as doors (don’t spray near door handles), windows, pipes, cracks, vents, holes, etc. Make sure to treat the joint where exterior siding (wood, vinyl, aluminum or other similar materials) meets the cement, brick or block foundation. Treat anywhere electrical, cable or telephone wires enter the house.
  • Always follow the product label according as these are recommendations. You may only apply Taurus SC twice a year according to label instructions. Spring and fall seasons are typically the most active times of the year for ants and would be the recommended application times to control and prevent ant infestations
  • 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

    How to Use Your Advance Carpenter Ant Bait

    How it Works

    Advance Carpenter Ant Bait Ant Killer can be used outdoor pest control product as a broadcast application around and close to the perimeter of the structure (8oz. per 1/2 acre), or on the interior inside wall voids or in areas where ants forage. Do not use in areas that have been treated with insecticides or sprays. This will cause the bait to be unattractive to the ants. Always read the label!

    Abamectin B1 is a GABA inhibitor that interferes with the normal functioning of an insect’s nervous system and begins affecting ant populations within 24 hours. This type of insecticide allows the ants time to take the bait back to the nest where it is distributed throughout the colony. Reproduction of the colony halts once the queens have been eliminated and the workers, who carried the bait, perish.

    Advance Carpenter Ant Bait Applications Instructions:

    Get rid of Carpenter Ants with ADVANCE Carpenter Ant Bait, a ready-to-use product for controlling numerous ants both indoors and outdoors. This bait formulation combines a mixture of foods and the delayed action insecticide, Abamectin.

    This insecticide acts to reduce the population of worker ants and can cause an immediate halt in egg production resulting in colony elimination. Avoid use of other insecticides or sprays on or near the advance carpenter ant bait.

    OUTDOORS USE

  • Broadcast Application: Use this product at a rate of 1 lb. per acre. Apply the product as uniformly as possible. Repeat application as necessary.
  • Around structures: Lightly sprinkle the product evenly in a band approximately 1 – 2 feet wide around the foundation of the building. Treat visible trails with approximately 1 ounce of product. Repeat application as necessary.
  • Individual Colony Treatment: Use 1.5 to 3 ounces of product per colony. Repeat application as necessary.
  • INDOOR USE:

  • Locate Ant Activity: Follow ants back to voids. Apply product to cracks and crevices or voids where ants are active. In heavily traveled sites, use up to 1.5 ounces of product.
  • Use a large Centrobulb* puffer or other appropriate application device to place the product into crevices or voids.
  • Repeat application as necessary. Do not use in the food/feed areas of food/feed handling establishments, restaurants or other areas where food is commercially prepared or processed. Do not use in serving areas while food is exposed or facility is in operation. Serving areas are defined as those areas where prepared foods are served such as dining rooms but excluding areas where foods may be prepared or held.
  • Non-food areas are defined as areas such as garbage rooms, lavatories, floor drains (to sewers), entries and vestibules, offices, locker rooms, machine rooms, boiler rooms, garages, mop closets and storage (after canning or bottling).
  • When applying this product in the home, all food processing surfaces and utensils should be covered during treatment or thoroughly washed before use.
  • Exposed food should be covered or removed.
  • 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

    How to Use Your Maxforce FC Ant Bait Stations

    Maxforce FC Ant Bait Stations contain fipronil and a patented formulation that kills Pharaoh ants and other common household ants:

    Including Carpenter Ants, Argentine Ants, Crazy Ants, Pavement Ants, Cornfield ants, Odorous house antss, acrobat ants and thief ants.

    How to use:

  • Simply place the bait stations indoors or outdoor immediately in the ants trails or close to areas where ants are numerous. Nests are usually located in dark, humid and warm areas close to a water source and also food source.
  • For the best effect but you bait stations out adjacent to the structure, near electrical outlets, wall voids, waste baskets, garbage cans and sinks.
  • Maxforce ant bait stations can also be placed in cabinets, next to dishes, near sensitive equipment or anywhere you ant problem is occurring.
  • Indoor use: For normal infestations, you should use 3 Maxforce FC ant bait stations in an average size room. If you have a very heavy infestation then best to use additional stations in the areas where you are seeing the infestations.

    If after 2 weeks the problem is still persisting then, place new bait stations out.

    Outdoor use: Bait stations should be placed adjacent to the structure near ant activity or anywhere ants may gain access to the structure. Application sites include the air conditioner units, electrical conduits, pipe chases, concrete slabs, ant mounds and anywhere you are seeing ant activity.

    The ant stations can be stuck on a vertical surface by peeling off the protective strip to expose the adhesive.

  • Do not spray the bait stations, do not clean the area surrounding the stations, which can cause a aversion to the bait and prevent any ants from coming to the stations.
  • You can see, sometimes increased ant activity near the bait stations immediately after placement for short periods but usually you will see less activity within three to four days.
  • Do not interfere with ants for best results, you need the ants to ingest the bait and then take back to the colony to share with the queen.
  • 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

    How to Apply Your Premise Foam

  • Premise Foam is a ready to use formulation of imidacloprid intended to kill subterranean termites and spot treatments for ants.
  • It can be used as a spot treatment for the control of existing infestations of subterranean termite species and other wood destroying insects.
  • Premise foam, makes it easy to apply into hard to reach area’s and requires no additional equipment. Makes 5 gallons of foaming product and requires no mixing, so it is the perfect product for the DIY pest control homeowner.
  • The premise foam can be applied to insect galleries in damaged wood, into spaces between wooden structural members, or into voids within construction.
  • Locations premise foam can be applied, but it is not limited to crawlspaces, basements, wall voids, unexposed wooden elements in decks, fencing or siding, channels in damaged wood, in spaces wooden elements of a structure and anywhere that wood infesting insects attack.
  • How to apply your premise foam:

  • This is a self-pressurized container which will dispense premise foam at a rate of approximately 26 milliliters (0.9 ounce) of liquid formulation (51.7 cubic inches) per four seconds.
  • To prevent wasting the product, or run off, continue to hold the application hose to fully expand and enter the targeted area. The one can will treat 1,000 cubic inches.
  • The premise foam expands at a ratio of 30 to 1.

    Using Premise Foam for Ant Infrestation:

  • You will want to control the ants in house and other structures and this can be done by injecting a sufficient amount of Premise Foam into the crack and crevices or wall voids. Make the injections onto voids where the ants and their nest are present, the ant must come in contact with the chemical and foam. After applying the volume of foam needing to fill the area, and all excessive drip and run off has been cleaned up you can plug the hole with suitable patching material.
  • Premise foam can also be used for carpenter bees, by following the same basic principle as above.
  • Please remember these are only recommendations and you should always read and follow the manufacturer label with this and all products.
  • How To Use Termidor Foam

  • Termidor Foam is a ready to use formulation of firponil intended to kill subterranean termites and spot treatments for ants.
  • It can be used as a spot treatment for the control of existing infestations of subterranean termite species and other wood destroying insects.
  • Termidor Foam, makes it easy to apply into hard to reach areas and requires no additional equipment. Makes 5 gallons of foaming product and requires no mixing, so it is the perfect product for the DIY pest control homeowner.
  • The Termidor Foam can be applied to insect galleries in damaged wood, into spaces between wooden structural members, or into voids within construction.
  • Locations Termidor Foam can be applied, but it is not limited to crawlspaces, basements, wall voids, unexposed wooden elements in decks, fencing or siding, channels in damaged wood, in spaces wooden elements of a structure and anywhere that wood infesting insects attack.
  • KILLS: Termites* (including subterranean, drywood, dampwood and arboreal), Wood Destroying Insects (Powder Post Beetles, Old House Borer, Wharf Borer), Ants (including: foraging Carpenter;excluding: Fire, Harvester, Leaf cutter and Pharaoh)
  • FOR USE IN AND AROUND STRUCTURES AND LIMITED OUTDOOR SPOT TREATMENTS: Apartments, Homes, Food/Feed Handling Establishments (non-food/feed areas), Restaurants, Hospitalsand Nursing Homes (non-patient Areas), Hotels, Motels, Hobby Greenhouses, Interiorscapes, Office Buildings, Schools**, Transportation Equipment (Buses, Cargo Trucks, Trailers, Trains), Warehousesand Other Commercial and Industrial Buildings
  • Treatment of insect harborages associated with utility poles, fences, bridges, landscape timbers, under slabs or other non-structural elements is permitted.

    How to apply your Termidor Foam:

  • This is a self-pressurized container which will dispense premise foam at a rate of approximately 26 milliliters (0.9 ounce) of liquid formulation (51.7 cubic inches) per four seconds.
  • To prevent wasting the product, or run off, continue to hold the application hose to fully expand and enter the targeted area. The one can will treat 1,000 cubic inches.
  • The Termidor Foam will expand at a ratio of 30 to 1.

    Using Termidor Foam for Ant Infestation

  • You will want to control the ants in house and other structures and this can be done by injecting a sufficient amount of Termidor Foam into the crack and crevices or wall voids. Make the injections onto voids where the ants and their nest are present, the ant must come in contact with the chemical and foam. After applying the volume of foam needing to fill the area, and all excessive drip and run off has been cleaned up you can plug the hole with suitable patching material.
  • Termidor Foam can also be used for carpenter bees, by following the same basic principle as above.
  • Please remember these are only recommendations and you should always read and follow the manufacturer label with this and all products.
  • wasting the product, or run off, continue to hold the application hose to fully expand and enter the targeted area. The one can will treat 1,000 cubic inches.
  • How to Use Cy-kick CS Insecticide

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Cy-Kick CS is a flowable microencapsulated concentrate containing 0.5 lb of cyfluthrin per gallon. It may be used on any surface which will not be damaged or stained by water. Heavy applications may leave a visible deposit. On some surfaces this deposit can be removed with a damp cloth or sponge.

    In situations where conventional application methods have not or are not likely to provide adequate coverage, foam generating equipment orsimilar machines can be used to provide a continuous coverage. Use drier foam inside wall voids to avoid any water damage or electrical short circuits. Refer to section entitled “Foam Application Use Directions”.

    KILLS: Ants, Asian Lady Bugs, Bed Bugs, Bees, Boxelder Bugs, Cadelles, Carpenter Ants, Carpenter Bees, Carpet Beetles, Centipedes, Chocolate Moths, Cigarette Beetles, Clover Mites, Cluster Flies, Cockroaches, Crickets, Darkling Beetles, Dermestids, Drugstore Beetles, Earwigs, Elm Leaf Beetles, Fire Ants, Firebrats, Fleas, Flies, Flour Beetles, Grain Weevils, Grasshoppers, Hide Beetles, Hornets, Indian Meal Moths, Larder Beetles, Lesser Grain Borers, Lesser Mealworms, Loopers, Mediterranean Flour Moths, Merchant Grain Beetles, Mealworms, Millipedes, Mosquitoes, Psocids, Rice Weevils, Sawtoothed Grain Beetles, Scorpions, Silverfish, Sowbugs, Spiders, Springtails, Termites, Ticks, Yellowjackets, Warehouse Moths, Wasps, Wood Wasps, Wood-Infesting Borers and Beetles.

    FOR USE IN AND AROUND: Apartments, Calf Hutches, Calving Pens and Parlors, Campgrounds, Empty Chicken Houses, Dairy Areas, Dog Kennels, Food Storage Areas, Grain Mills, Granaries, Hog Barns, Homes, Horse Barns, Hospitals, Hotels, Meat Packing Plants, Food Processing Plants, Milkrooms, Motels, Nursing Homes, Rabbit Hutches, Resorts, Restaurants and other Food Handling Establishments, Schools, Supermarkets, Transportation Equipment (Buses, Boats, Ships, Trains, Trucks, Planes†), Utilities, Warehouses, Commercial and Industrial Buildings.

    GENERAL SURFACE APPLICATION:

    Do not apply Cy-Kick CS as a general surface application in the food/feed handling areas of the facility when the facility is in operation or foods are exposed. Do not apply directly to food products. Cover or remove all food processing and/or handling equipment during application. After application in food processing plants, bakeries, cafeterias and similar facilities, wash all equipment, benches, shelving and other surfaces which food will contact. Clean food handling or processing equipment and thoroughly rinse with clean, fresh water.

    SPOT AND CRACK & CREVICE APPLICATION:

    Spot or Crack & Crevice applications may be made while the facility is in operation; however, food should be covered or removed from area being treated. Do not apply directly to food or food handling surfaces. May be used in federally inspected meat and poultry plants.

    INDOOR AND OUTDOOR TREATMENTS

    Select one of the following dilutions, 0.05% or 0.10%, for insects listed below unless otherwise noted the following dilutions, 0.05% or 0.10%, for insects listed below unless otherwise noted.

    HIBERNATING STAGES OF ASIAN LADY BUGS, BOXELDER BUGS, ELM LEAF BEETLES, CLUSTER FLIES AND CLOVER MITES:Inject cracks, crevices and/or voids where these insects may be harboring or hibernating. Infested areas include, but are not limited to, cracks and crevices in weep holes, wall voids, around window and door frames, and under siding. Treat wall area around entry points on exterior where insects congregate. Repeat application as necessary, but not more than twice per week. Treatments must be at least 3 days apart.

    CARPENTER ANTS:

    Make spot and/or Crack & Crevice applications to any trails, inside or outside around doors and windows, and other places where ants enter premises. Areas which may be treated include, but are not limited to, atriums, crawl spaces, ceilings, garages, soffits, wall voids, weep holes, and other void areas. Where possible, treat ant nest or infested wood directly. Repeat application as necessary, but not more than twice per week. Treatments must be at least 3 days apart.

    BEES, WASPS AND YELLOW JACKETS: As a preventative or remedial treatment to help prevent these insects from building nests or workers from congregating on structures, follow perimeter treatment directions under outdoor section of label. Pay particular attention to soffit and eave areas.

    For treatment of a yellow jacket or wasp nest, liberally treat the nest, inside the nest for yellow jackets and the surrounding area. For treatment of nests inside wall voids, inject into the nest sufficient quantity to treat the complete nest. More than one point of application may be required. Most applications should require no more than 1/2 gal of diluted material. Pay particular attention to what the water may contact such as electrical wiring. Do not use where there is a shock hazard.

    THIS PRODUCT DOES NOT PROVIDE INSTANT KNOCKDOWN. THE BEST TIME TO TREAT IS LATE IN THE DAY. COLONY SHOULD BE DEAD IN 2 – 3 DAYS. DEPENDING ON THE SITUATION, PROTECTIVE

    EQUIPMENT FOR THE APPLICATOR MAY BE REQUIRED.

    OUTDOOR TREATMENTS

    KILLS: Ants, Asian Lady Bugs, Boxelder Bugs, Carpenter Ants, Carpenter Bees, Carpet Beetles, Centipedes, Clover Mites, Cluster Flies, Cockroaches, Crickets, Dermestids, Earwigs, Elm Leaf Beetles, Fleas, Flies, Grasshoppers, Millipedes, Mosquitoes, Psocids, Scorpions, Silverfish, Sowbugs, Spiders and Ticks

    This product can be used as a residual treatment on outdoor surfaces and/or as a crack, crevice and void treatment of buildings, porches, window frames, eaves, patios, garages, garbage dumps and other areas where pests congregate or enter premises. Repeat treatment as necessary to maintain effectiveness, but not more than twice per week. Treatments must be at least 3 days apart. Use the 0.05% or 0.10% rate.

    This product can be used as a residual treatment to control pests in outdoor void areas such as meter boxes and manholes. Repeat treatment as necessary, but not more than twice per week. Treatments must be at least 3 days apart. Use the 0.05% or 0.10% rate.

    PERIMETER TREATMENT: To help prevent infestations of buildings, treat a band of soil 6 – 10 ft wide around and adjacent to the building. Also treat the building foundation to a height of 2 – 3 ft where pests are active and may find entrance. Treat other insect entry points such as doors, windows, under siding and eaves of structure. This product may be applied in compressed air, backpack or power spray equipment. An application rate of 0.5 – 1.0 fl oz/1,000 ft is desirable.

    Apply in sufficient water to adequately cover the area being treated. Application should be made in All outdoor applications must be limited to spot or Crack & Crevice® treatments only, except for the following permitted uses.

     

    • Treatment to soil or vegetation around structures;
    • Applications to lawns, turf and other vegetation;
    • Applications to building foundations, up to a maximum height of 3 ft.

     

    Other than applications to building foundations, all outdoor applications to impervious surfaces such as sidewalks, driveways, patios, porches and structural surfaces (such as windows, doors and eaves) are limited to spot and Crack & Crevice applications only.

    *Do not apply directly to sewers or drains, or to any area like a gutter where drainage to sewers, storm drains, water bodies or aquatic habitat can occur, except as directed by this label.

    All outdoor applications must be limited to spot or Crack & Crevice® treatments only, except for the following permitted uses.

     

    • Treatment to soil or vegetation around structures;
    • Applications to lawns, turf and other vegetation;
    • Applications to building foundations, up to a maximum height of 3 ft.

     

    Other than applications to building foundations, all outdoor applications to impervious surfaces such as sidewalks, driveways, patios, porches and structural surfaces (such as windows, doors and eaves) are limited to spot and Crack & Crevice applications only.

    *Do not apply directly to sewers or drains, or to any area like a gutter where drainage to sewers, storm drains, water bodies or aquatic habitat can occur, except as directed by this label.

    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.

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    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.