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Advance Termite Bait Stations and Bait: How do they work?

Advance Termite Bait Stations and Bait:  How do they work?



Hi. I would like to purchase Termite Poison and the things you stick in the
ground for the poison to go into. I am confused as to ‘bait’ versus ‘poison’. I
want the termites to take the poison back to their colony and all DIE. What do I
buy to make that happen?

Advance Termite Biat Kits


Are you referring to the Advance Termite System?  There are bait stations, then inside they have termite inspection cartridges or attractant, once you see termite activity inside the stations then you would remove the TIC and install the Termite Bait / Poison.  The Best Place to start is a kit, either 10 or 20 monitors depends on the area you need to cover, the kits come with everything you need stations are complete and ready to go in the ground, then they also include the bait / poison that you will only use when you have termite activity in the stations.

You can also just buy monitors and spider tool to open the stations if you want to wait to buy the poison.

Hope this helps and I can always be available to speak with you over the phone if you are still needing some guidance.

Monica 1-888-523-7378

Gentrol Insect Growth Regulator in Food Prep Areas: Roach Control

Gentrol Insect Growth Regulator in Food Prep Areas:  Roach Control


Here is a question if I can use it near food preparation area or I have to cover
everything before spraying/

Gentrol Insecto Growth Regulator

Yes Gentrol aerosol is labeled for food preparation areas, see label instructions below.. Apply GENTROL AEROSOL as a general surface spray, spot, or crack and crevice treatment in both food and non-food areas of food handling establishments. These establishments are defined as: places other than private residences where exposed food is held, prepared, processed, or served. It also includes areas where food items are: received, prepared, packaged, and stored, as well as enclosed food processing systems (mills, dairies, etc.). For control of drain flies and fruit flies: Apply GENTROL AEROSOL to areas of fly breeding. For drains, apply product into and around the downspout and catch basin area. Coat these areas thoroughly as fly larva develop in the scum buildup on the sides of drain pipes. Repeat applications at 2 to 4 week intervals depending upon the severity of infestation.


For the Full Application Recommendations and Label Guide Please checkout ePestSolutions.com

Please let me know if I can assist you any further.

Thief Ant: Recommendations for Control of the Thief Ant

Thief Ant


Looking for recommendations for Thief Ant Control

It is that time of year to start thinking about ant control before it gets out of hand in your home or office.

We always make the statement know your enemy, so really the more you know about how ants work and think the better we all are.  We can examine the Thief Ant and take a look at their nest characteristics, feeding preferences and most importantly control methods.


Taurus SC Ant Control Solutions

Having the correct products for Thief Ant Control is important, so think about using professional pest control products available at ePestSolutions.com for your ant Control Needs.

Nest site/characteristics: Thief ant colonies are relatively small and contain a few hundred to several thousand workers with many queens. Thief ants commonly nest close to other species of ants. Flights of swarmers begin in June and end in late fall. Indoors, thief ants nest in small crevices, woodwork and masonry. These ants forage in set trails. Their behavior is similar to Pharaoh ants. Outdoor ants are found in exposed soil or under objects, in trash, rotten wood and tree cavities. Thief ants commonly enter structures during hot, dry weather.

Feeding Preferences: Thief ants prefer high-protein foods, but will feed on sweets. They feed on meats, bread crumbs, fruit, animal fats, oils, nuts, pet foods, and dairy products. Outdoors, thief ants feed on almost any organic matter, including insects, honeydew, seeds and germinating seeds.

Control: Locate thief ant nests. Follow the trail of foraging workers back from their food source. Inspect for other ant species that thief ants may be raiding.

  • Dust in the voids outside of outside ground-floor walls with insecticide dust, such as Drione or Tempo, or inject voids with Premise Foam.
  • For perimeter treatment, use Premise,Tempo Suspend or DeltaGuard G.
  • Bait with Maxforce Ant Killer Bait Stations and/or Maxforce Granular Insect Bait.

Exciter in my 6208 tri jet fogger

Can I use exciter in my 6208 tri jet fogger that I recently bought off of your company and If so what is a good mixing rate for general pest application like spiders and such in crawl spaces



ExciteR pyrethrin concentrate contains 6% pyrethrins and can be used alone in a fogger or pump sprayer, or as an additive to other insecticides such as cypermethrin for a faster knock-down of insect pests. When used alone, ExciteR does not leave a long residual.


CRAWLING AND FLYING INSECTS: For control of accessible, exposed stages of CRAWLING INSECTS including, but not
limited to, Ants, Cockroaches, Cadelles, Cigarette Beetles, Confused Flour Beetles, Dark Mealworms, Dried Fruit
Beetles, Drugstore Beetles, Grain Mites, Red Flour Beetles, Rice Weevils, Saw-toothed Grain Beetles, Spider Beetles,
Yellow Mealworms and Flying Insects including, but not limited to, Angoumois Grain Moths, Cheese Skippers, Fruit
Flies, Fungus Gnats, Gnats, House Flies, Indianmeal Moths, Mosquitoes, Mediterranean Flour Moths, Small Flying
Moths, Tobacco Moths, dilute 10.67 fluid ounces of ExciteR per gallon of water or oil and apply at the rate of 1 ounce
per 1000 cubic feet of space. Direct the spray towards the ceiling and upper corners of the area and behind obstructions.
Vacate the treated area and keep the area closed for at least 30 minutes after treatment. Ventilate the area before
reoccupying. Repeat treatment as necessary.

Hope this helps!



Customer Reviews

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Reviewer: Thomas Kephart, 6.4.2012 (Havana, FL)
I mix this with permethrin for horse flies and it works great.  Better than anything I’ve ever tried and when you own horses you try everything.

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Reviewer: Michael Abell, 3.4.2011 (Sunnyvale, CA)
Great with a residule
I use this with Temprid to flush out bed bugs and suspend for fush and quick knock down for german cockroaches.  This helps me with my accounts.

Time to Apply Your Pre-Emergent Stop Weeds in Their Tracks

It is time to start thinking about applying your pre-emergent to your lawns to stop those broadleaf and grassy weeds from being able to take over your lawn.  I know that I personally want to be the envy of the neighborhood and you cannot have that if you’re yard in covered in weeds and other problems.



So start the year off right and be preventative, applying a pre-emergent will do just that; get you ahead of the game.  A pre-emergent is a chemical that can be wither in granular form or liquid concentrate that you mix with water and applied to prevent unwanted growth from appearing in your lawn.  The Pre-emergent does not kill the weed only stops its ability to grow.  But for it to be effective every year you need to apply a pre-emergent to prevent the seeds from germinating.  When you apply, it will only work on controlling them if it is applied prior to the plant germinating.  So this needs to be done early spring.  But it should not be applied to early or it will not work as long throughout the season as you would like and you will end up with weeds anyway.

It should be applied around March 15 and September 15, these are the 2 dates to get the best control and have the most effectiveness of the pre-emergent.  This will help to the weeds from making any appearance.

Applying it in the winter will also help prevent the winter weeds from germinating, because as we know especially here in the south we have weeds all year long!

Once the soil temperature starts to reach 50 degrees or above, most major weeds will start to emerge.

Prodiamine Weed Control

Chemical I like to look for in a pre-emergent is Prodiamine which is in products called Barricade and Prodiamine by Quali-Pro.  These are available in both granules and liquid.  Prodiamine is broadleaf and grassy weed control, and can be used for crabgrass in both fall and spring.

Prodiamine 4L pre-emergent broadleaf and grassy weed control in a convenient liquid formula.  Easy to tank mix and spray and is effective again Annual Bluegrass.

Three Ways to Prevent Swallow Nests

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Three Ways to Prevent Swallow Nests

Before you know it the swallows will return to make their mark on your customer’s homes and businesses. These beautiful little birds can make an ugly mess on any overhang-type structure such as eaves, porch roofs, and underneath decks. Bird Barrier offers three different ways to repel the birds. All are safe and don’t impact the birds themselves.

Mud Swallows generally nest in the 90 degree angle where an exterior wall meets an overhang. They build nests from mud, and while they are an impressive feat, the mud and droppings from the birds create quite a mess on the building and the ground. The rule-of-thumb is that their corner must be eliminated, and the deterrent must keep them out of the protected area they desire.
Bird Barrier offers three products that will prevent Swallows from building their mud nests; StealthNet, BirdSlide and Bird-Shock Flex-Track.
Learn how to use these products for Swallow nest prevention.
As a reminder, swallows are a federally-protected species, and completed nests may not be disturbed at any time between February 15 and September 1 (without a special permit), so you must take preventative measures quickly before our little feathered friends make a mess of your roost!

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Learn to Divide an Area into what is called “Focus Zones” for Roach Control

Learn to divide and area into what is called “focus zones”

When you think about the behavior of cockroaches you should think recluse, they will spend the majority of their time in protected tight confined areas, like cracks and crevices.

I know we all wished we never saw them, but the truth is the most hidden the cockroach is the more likely it is to build up a large population.  They will remain undisturbed so they can continue to do their thing and breed!

This is especially a big deal when we consider the large commercial kitchens and establishments, so it is helpful to break up the zones into specific areas that can be scrutinized and you can concentrate your efforts in the correct area.

It will require you spend some time inspecting and locating these areas, but it will be worth the effort.  Get on your hands and knees and check out areas that maybe you do not look at every day, under equipment, hidden areas that will give them the perfect hiding area with plenty of moisture and food.  Inspecting is really the first and most critical step to cockroach control.

Phantom Aerosol





How to do a Silverfish Inspection and Control Them

What to look for when you are doing a Silverfish Inspection:


Identify the active pest conditions:  What is making your home or garage so nice for the Silverfish to invade?  These conditions would include harborage areas that help te silverfish stay alive and hidden close to the structure they are invading.  Excessive mulch, moisture, leaf litter, and other organic matter.  Check your exterior out for these conditions and make any type of alteration that can be done to limit the attractiveness.


Now you need to start thinking points of entry, how are they getting inside?  Foundation cracks, weep holes, windows, doors, cracks and crevices, plumbing penetrations.

Consider the most sensible treatment plan for your personal home, is there a concern about pools or ponds, kids and pets.

Silverfish Control

A good solution might be to use MotherEarth Alpine dust around the exterior, this is a great alternative for sensitive areas.  Can also apply Motherearth Scatter Bait around the foundations, patios, decks, entrances to homes and buildings to prevent any other type of crawling insect from entering.

Inside for area of known populations of Silverfish Dekko Silverfish Packs are a great solution, to bait and control them.  Very inexpensive and very successful in controlling your Silverfish problem inside.

A good residual spray, such as Cy-Kick CS is a extremely effective on all types of insects not just the occasional invaders.   Low cost and will control pest for up to 90 days, one 16 ounce bottle can give most homeowners 2 years of pest control.

Dekko Silverfish control

Pest Control expensive and I’m on a fixed income


In SC we have several varieties of roaches. Currently, I have a pest company that comes quarterly to spray. It’s expensive and I’m on a fixed income. I’m looking for a less costly solution. The chemicals they use are pet friendly, though I don’t have pets (I just don’t want them to be too toxic for me!)Any suggestions? Will I need to mix anything? Buy a sprayer?





This is what I would recommend and yes it should be mixed with water and we can sell you a sprayer for less than $20.00.  If you have an on going roach problem, then using a roach bait such as maxforce select is a good choice. http://www.epestsolutions.com/maxforce-fc-select-roach-bait.html.  Both very safe the cy-kick you will want to let completely dry before allowing your pets and humans to enter the area again.

For less than $100.00 you can do your own pest control for over 3 years.

Please let me know if I can assist you any further.


Fuse Termiticide and Insecticide the Newest Fipronil Imidacloprid Product on the Market

Fuse Termiticide and Insecticide the Newest Fipronil Imidacloprid Product on the Market


FUSE™ Termiticide/Insecticide

Description: FUSE™ Termiticide/Insecticide is a new product that contains two active ingredients: imidacloprid and fipronil. FUSE is labeled for termite and perimeter pest control applications.

Brand: CSI


FUSE Termiticide and Inseticide

Active Ingredient(s): 21.4% imidacloprid, 6.6% fipronil

Package Specs: 27.5 fl. ounces 137.5 fl. ounces

States Registered: AZ, CO, CT, DE, GA, ID, IN, IA, KS, KY, MS, MO, MT, NE, NJ, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WI, WV

Fuse is the newest product to be launched by Control Solutions that contains two active ingredients:  Imidacloprid and fipronil.  Fuse is labeled for termite and perimeter pest control, especially great for ant control around a structure.

With 21.4% Imidacloprid and 6.6% fipronil this is the perfect combination of highly effective pest control.

The way it works is that the imidaclporpid acts on post-synaptic nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in the nervous system of the insects and the Fipronil blocks GABA-gated chloride channels in the central nervous system of insects.

Controls a long list of pest such as Ants, Boxelder Bugs, European Earwigs, Millipedes, Pill Bugs, Silverfish, Termites and more.

FUSE™ may be used in and along the outside perimeter of structures and building construction to
prevent and control termite infestations.