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1 Don’t let your home be a home for bugs! 4/12/2007 Susan King Pesticide Coordinator University of Delaware Newark, DE

2 Susan King University of Delaware Cooperative Extension Pesticide Coordinator Train Certified Pesticide Applicators

3 Susan King Urban Entomologist Conduct research on termites Technical Advisor to the Delaware Pest Control Association Identify household pests

4 Don’t let your home be a home for bugs! How to find a Pest Management Professional

5 Don’t let your home be a home for bugs! How to find a Pest Management Professional Pantry & stored product pests Ants

6 Don’t let your home be a home for bugs! How to find a Pest Management Professional Pantry & stored product pests Ants Occasional invaders Biting insects & spiders

7 Don’t let your home be a home for bugs! How to find a Pest Management Professional Pantry & stored product pests Ants Occasional invaders Biting insects & spiders Overwintering pests Beneficial insects

8 Integrated Pest Management Combining pesticides with non-chemical control.

9 Homeowners would like: A spray for every bug

10 Homeowners would like: A spray for every bug A spray that is non-toxic

11 Homeowners would like: A spray for every bug A spray that is non-toxic A spray they can use themselves

12 Homeowners would like: A spray for every bug A spray that is non-toxic A spray they can use themselves “Natural” control methods That are also non-toxic That they can use themselves

13 Homeowners would like: A spray for every bug???

14 Homeowners would like: A spray for every bug??? NO!! In some cases, chemical control is not needed. Sanitation or exclusion will stop the pest.

15 Homeowners would like: A spray that is non-toxic???

16 Homeowners would like: A spray that is non-toxic??? Not likely!! Pesticides by definition are toxic. The pesticide label will tell you how toxic.

17 Homeowners would like: A spray they can use themselves??

18 Homeowners would like: A spray they can use themselves?? The Pro has years of experience and will know which control measure will work for each bug. The Pro can buy products the homeowner can’t.

19 Homeowners would like: “Natural” control methods that are non- toxic that they can use themselves??

20 Homeowners would like: “Natural” control methods that are non- toxic that they can use themselves?? If it worked, it would be sold as a pesticide!!

21 How to find a Pest Management Professional Delaware Department of Agriculture Pesticide Compliance Section: index.shtml

22 Please select from the following options: Search by Business License Search by Company Name Search by Business License Category HomeHome KellySolutions.com Search By: Business License Company Name Business License CategoryKellySolutions.comBusiness LicenseCompany NameBusiness License Category Copyright © 2001 Kelly Registration Systems Business License Searches

23 How to find a Pest Management Professional Delaware Department of Agriculture Pesticide Compliance Section: 1. Licensed Businesses 2. Search by Business License Category 3. Enter the License Category to Search For: General Pest Control 4. Enter the License Category to Search For: Wood Destroying Pest Control

24 Pantry & Stored Product Pests Indian Meal Moth Flour Beetle Anobiidae Beetle Dermestid Beetle

25 Pantry Pests & Stored Product Pests Indian Meal Moth

26 Remove infested foods. Store all pantry foods in sealed containers or in the frig/ freezer. NO pesticides should be used in the pantry, unless a professional needs to treat cracks & crevices.

27 Pantry Pests & Stored Product Pests Flour Beetle

28 Remove infested foods. Store all pantry foods in sealed containers or in the frig/ freezer. NO pesticides should be used in the pantry, unless a professional needs to treat cracks & crevices.

29 Cigarette Beetle Drug Store Beetle Anobiidae Beetle Pantry Pests & Stored Product Pests

30 Cigarette Beetle Drug Store Beetle Powder Post Beetle Pantry Pests & Stored Product Pests Anobiidae Beetle

31 Anobiidae Powder Post Beetle

32 Anobiidae Beetle If you see beetles flying at windows or lights: Must search for source of infestation

33 Anobiidae Beetle If you see beetles flying at windows or lights: Must search for source of infestation If can not find infested pantry foods, call Professional

34 Anobiidae Beetle If you see beetles flying at windows or lights: Must search for source of infestation If can not find infested pantry foods, call Professional

35 Anobiidae Beetle If pantry foods are infested: Remove infested foods. Store all pantry foods in sealed containers or in the frig/ freezer. NO pesticides should be used in the pantry, unless a professional needs to treat cracks & crevices.

36 Carpet Beetle Adult & Larva Pantry Pests & Stored Product Pests Dermestid Beetles

37 Must search for source of infestation

38 Dermestid Beetles Must search for source of infestation If can not find infested pantry foods, call Professional

39 Dermestid Beetles If pantry foods are infested: Remove infested foods. Store all pantry foods in sealed containers or in the frig/ freezer. NO pesticides should be used in the pantry, unless a professional needs to treat cracks & crevices.

40 Ants Carpenter Ant Pharaoh Ant Thief Ant Odorous House Ant Crazy Ant Little Black Ant Acrobat Ant Pavement Ant Fire Ant

41 Carpenter Ant Ants

42 Carpenter Ant Damage Ants

43 Carpenter Ant Nest in trees in the yard Tunnel in water-damaged wood of structure

44 Don’t allow moisture source inside building Carpenter Ant

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51 Professional should find nest in yard Apply pesticide between nest & house

52 Carpenter Ant Professional should find nest in yard Apply pesticide between nest & house May need to treat wall voids in house Professional may use a bait.

53 Pharaoh Ant Ants

54 Pharaoh Ant Pesticide spray causes colony to bud into 2…4…8…

55 Pharaoh Ant Pesticide spray causes colony to bud into 2…4…8… Only a Professional can identify Pharaoh Ants.

56 Ants Pharaoh AntThief Ant

57 Pharaoh Ant Pesticide spray causes colony to bud into 2…4…8… Only a Professional can identify Pharaoh Ants. Professional can only use a bait for Pharaoh Ant. Can use pesticide for Thief Ant.

58 Odorous House Ant Ants

59 Odorous House Ant

60 Most common kitchen ant. Sanitation will not stop infestation.

61 Odorous House Ant Most common kitchen ant. Sanitation will not stop infestation. Professional must apply barrier pesticide or a bait. Often 2 treatments are needed.

62 Odorous House Ant Most common kitchen ant. Sanitation will not stop infestation. Professional must apply barrier pesticide or a bait. Often 2 treatments are needed. Wait 2 weeks to see results.

63 Odorous House Ant Most common kitchen ant. Sanitation will not stop infestation. Professional must apply barrier pesticide or a bait. Often 2 treatments are needed. Wait 2 weeks to see results. Be patient.

64 Levels of Pest Control The homeowner must decide the level of control they want.

65 Levels of Pest Control The homeowner must decide the level of control they want. –Eliminate a few foragers?

66 Levels of Pest Control The homeowner must decide the level of control they want. –Eliminate a few foragers? –Barrier between colony & house?

67 Levels of Pest Control The homeowner must decide the level of control they want. –Eliminate a few foragers? –Barrier between colony & house? –Eliminate the colony?

68 Acrobat Ant Crazy Ant Little Black Ant Pavement Ant Ants

69 Fire Ant

70 Box Elder Bug Leaf Footed Bug Lady Beetles Cluster Flies Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Over Wintering Pests

71 Box Elder Bug Leaf Footed Plant Bug Over Wintering Pests

72 Multicolored Asian Lady Beetles Cluster Fly Over Wintering Pests

73 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Over Wintering Pests

74 Do not feed in the house over the winter. Do not breed in the house over the winter. Over Wintering Pests

75 Do not feed in the house over the winter. Do not breed in the house over the winter. Are only looking for shelter over the winter Over Wintering Pests

76 Caulk & seal Remove with vacuum Fly paper/ fly swatter Residual Pesticides for flies Perimeter pesticide treatment Over Wintering Pests

77 Biting Insects & Spiders Flea Bed Bug

78 Fleas Treat animal Treat outdoor habitat Treat indoor habitat

79 Fleas Treat animal Treat outdoor habitat Treat indoor habitat Spot-On insecticides Insect Growth Regulators

80 Bed Bugs Look under mattress buttons & ticking. Look where wood pieces meet.

81 Bed Bugs Look behind base boards. Under peeling wall paper Under carpet edges

82 Bed Bugs Only a Professional can treat for Bed Bugs.

83 Bed Bugs Only a Professional can treat for Bed Bugs. Remove or treat infested furniture. Remove or treat carpet.

84 Bed Bugs Only a Professional can treat for Bed Bugs. Remove or treat infested furniture. Remove or treat carpet. Use residual insecticides. Use Insect Growth Regulators. May steam-clean mattress.

85 Black Widow Biting Insects & Spiders

86 Delaware is not in the Brown Recluse distribution range. Biting Insects & Spiders

87 Occasional Invaders Bird Mites Springtails Silverfish Camel Crickets House Centipedes Earwigs Drain Flies Bottle Flies Ground Beetles

88 Bird Mites Remove bird nests Discourage nesting Screen vents to keep birds out

89 Springtails Springtails do not breed or feed indoors Homeowner should control moisture Caulk & seal

90 Clean Drains with brush. Apply an Insect Growth Regulator. Microbial cleaners can clean drain. Drain Fly

91 Bottle Flies Bottle Flies feed on carrion Homeowner should Correct Sanitation

92 Ground Beetles Ground Beetles are beneficial Insects. Homeowner should eliminate food source. Use perimeter pesticide to stop entry into home.

93 Don’t let your home be a home for bugs! 3/15/2007 Susan King Pesticide Coordinator University of Delaware Newark, DE


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