Rain, rain, rain! What does rain mean to me in general? No outdoor treatments. Why? Well, for one thing it can lead to pesticide runoff, and eventually waterways become contaminated by pesticides. Think parts per trillion. A visual picture of this is the following example courtesy of Dr. Oki @ UC Davis, "The water of Lake Mead is roughly 28,500,000 acre feet. One part per trillion (1 ppt) of Lake Mead is 9.2 gallons, or roughly two 5 gallon pails of water." So while pesticide runoff from your property may be little or none, consider the runoff potential for thousands of homes in Riverside County and you get the picture.
I can't think of an approach that's more "green" for our environment then careful and precise pesticide application. Intelligent Pest Control indeed!
Bees. A necessary component of nature without which life would be quite dismal. But does that mean we are pleased to entertain them within our homes? I think not. So, if the buzz has got you down; read on for the cure!
Below are a few insights to help you in your quest for dominance over these pesky little pests.
Ants enter from outside so the focus of any treatment should be there. Due to impressive chemical technology interior applications are usually not needed, unless the pest pressure is so great that it requires immediate attention. If interior applications are made, they are made in areas where kids or pets cannot be exposed to the insecticide.
Do you have a spider problem? Like most other pests spiders can become a nuisance. What to do? Well, I'm going to blabber on in general about why they may be there in the first place.... and what can be done to manage the situation.
Spiders are miniature pest control machines. I like that part. But they are just too creepy... and crawly for my taste. Yet, they serve a purpose in nature. So why are those spiders always around your windowsills? Let's look outside to find out...