askthebugman

I have been in the pest management industry for over 40 years. In that time I have used almost every pesticide available to control so-called “pests”. With this experience, I have learned over the years that the pesticides we use are far more dangerous than the pests we are trying to control. As a result, it has become a passion for me to improve the quality of life for humans and the planet, by assisting people to not only become more educated and aware of their environment – but also by learning to manage their home and business with a sustainable and healthier approach to tending to unwanted infestations of bugs. Please enjoy my blog posts, check out my publications, utilize my services, or simply stay in touch if you have a bug question…
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Question !

Question! If you had four glasses of liquid in front of you and one glass was filled with a highly toxic liquid, one with a moderately toxic liquid, one with a least toxic liquid and one filled with a non-toxic liquid, which one would you drink? I think that is an easy question. Another question! … Continue reading

New Book

The book is finished.  I am going to edit it today and tomorrow and then put it in PDF format and will start sending it out this weekend.  Every time I went out walking, I would get spiritual suggestions on changes that needed to be made and they were all good suggestions.  Today I went … Continue reading

Plastics and Pesticides

There are two important issues I will be putting in the book. One is about all the plastics in the ocean that are killing fish, turtles, dolphins, whales and other aquatic animals.  This has to be corrected.  The other is the misuse of pesticides that are destroying our ecosystem, including killing beneficial insects, birds and … Continue reading

Book

I decided I need to write one more book.  This one will probably be the most important one.  It won’t be long as I will just want to convey messages that are important, and it may even be free, or very, very inexpensive, so everyone can read it.  The title of the book may be … Continue reading

PEST TIPS

SILVERFISH: You can trap them by putting some flour in a glass jar and wrapping it with duct tape so they can climb up the sides. They will get in the jar but will not be able to get out. COCKROACHES: Pesticides not necessary. You can control cockroaches with beer and duct tape. HEAD LICE: … Continue reading

Pest control legal action

Someone told me about an incident where a pest control company sprayed pesticides on her property even though it was off limits. They used a toxic synthetic pyrethroid which can affect her, can seriously affect her cats and ruined her organic garden. The technician said it was organic, which is nonsense and a total lie. … Continue reading

Green / Eco-Friendly Pest Management

The name of my business is Richard Fagerlund – Green / Eco-Friendly Pest Management Consultant.  I will help anyone control their pests in an eco-friendly manner.  I will not recommend toxic pesticides. I have over 45 years of experience in the pest industry and I know all of the hazards of pesticides. My consultations will … Continue reading

Non-toxic Pest Management Consultations

I will help anyone, anywhere in the world with their pest problems to the best of my ability, and I won’t recommend toxic pesticides.  I realize money is tight in many homes, so there is no charge for my consultations.  Of course, contributions are welcome as I have to pay bills also, and they are … Continue reading

Wolves

Since the beginning of human history, wolves have graced us with their presence. They have protected us, they were companions of our ancestors, and because of our relationship with them, we have our modern day companion animal, the dog. Why are wolves labeled as “evil” animals? We see wolves portrayed as “man-eaters” in children’s books … Continue reading

Global Destruction

GLOBAL DESTRUCTION: There are two terms that are in the news a lot.  One is Climate Change and the other is Global Warming.  Climate change is real and needs to be put under control very soon.  Global warming needs to be changed, in my opinion, to Global Destruction.  There are other ways we are destroying … Continue reading

I will help with pest problems worldwide

I have been consulting about non-toxic pest management across the country for many years now. I am going to expand a little, okay, maybe a lot. From now on I will help anyone with a pest problem anywhere in the world to the best of my ability. This includes Australia, Europe, Asia, North and South … Continue reading

Unnecessary killing of animals

I remember one experience I had at UNM, around 1996. I was collecting insects in the Gila Wilderness in southwest NM. I came across several salamanders and I knew right away they were an undescribed species. I had a background in herpetology before I went into entomology. I captured four adults and brought them home … Continue reading

Non-toxic Pest Management Handbooks

I have the following handbooks available if you need them.  They all promote non-toxic pest management.They are $5 each if you want any of them.  If so, you can either send a check to me for the ones you want, and make sure to include your email address as they are only available via email.  … Continue reading

Natural pest control

Here is some information on natural methods of controlling pests in your home or business. I will post more. If you have any pest questions, you can contact me at askthebugman2013@gmail.com. For most insects, you can mix ½ cup of Tabasco sauce with one onion and a half dozen cloves of garlic in a blender … Continue reading

Non-toxic spray

You can mix one clove of sliced garlic, one sliced onion, one tablespoon of cayenne pepper and 1 quart of water. Steep for one hour, strain, add a tablespoon of liquid soap and spray it around the house for ant and/or roach control. Much better than toxic pesticides. You can pour boiling water over a … Continue reading

Scabies

   A friend of mine has scabies. These are tiny mites that burrow in the skin and can red raised spots in the folds of skin. They are mostly found in the webs of skin between fingers, under the armpits and in the groin area. They can be found on the backs of legs, shoulders, … Continue reading

City and County governments

  I want to offer my help to anyone who is working with their local city or county governments to establish safe and effective pest and weed control.   I am working with several agencies now in CA, UT and in NM and will help anyone in the country solve local pest problems.  I was IPM … Continue reading

I will help you with pest problems

I have 45 years of experience in the pesticide industry. I was IPM Technician for the University of New Mexico and IPM Manager for the City of Santa Fe, NM. I took care of over 80 buildings in Santa Fe and all of the buildings on UNM campus and never used toxic pesticides and everyone … Continue reading

Pesticides are dangerous

How many people are killed by weeds?  How many people get sick from weeds?  The answer to both is zero.  Because weeds are unsightly, we find it necessary to spray them with Roundup, so we don’t have to look at them. There are currently about 8,000 lawsuits against Monsanto (now Bayer) from people who got … Continue reading

Earth Friendly Pest Management

Richard Fagerlund Earth Friendly Pest Management Consultant 7595 Faith Rd. Las Cruces, NM 88012 askthebugman@gmail.com 505-385-2820   I will help anyone in the world with their pest problems.  I will give you information on how to control pests without using any toxic pesticides.  There is no reason to endanger your family, your pets, your employees … Continue reading

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