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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Environmentally friendly bug club

My book,”Safe and Effective Pest Management is VITAL for the Welfare of ourChildren and the Environment”, is available in PDF format via email. Ifyou want to join my environmentally friendly Bug Club, I will help you with anypest issues you have for the rest of my life. I will identify any pests if necessary and … Continue reading

Aphids

Here is some information on dealing with aphids.  Pesticides are not necessary.  Aphids are very small, soft-bodied insects.  Some adults may have wings, others are wingless.  The winged forms are produced because of environmental developments such as temperature or moisture. Aphids are sometimes called plantlice and their common names often reflect the plants they prefer.  … Continue reading

Pest Information

I am going to post information on controlling pests every day on here and I will cover most household pests and they will be in alphabetical order.  In some cases, like today, I will only cover one pest because of the amount of information.  On other days I will cover several pests. What is a … Continue reading

Pesticide Misuse

A couple of years ago I was contacted by some people in Utah who were having pesticides carelessly and illegally applied where they live.  Since there were some federal laws broken, I contacted the EPA, but they did nothing.  It was under the Trump administration and the EPA then was the EDA (Environmental Destruction Agency).  … Continue reading

Cockroach control

You can help prevent cockroaches from coming into your home by inspecting all incoming food products, all boxes, and any used furniture or appliances for the presence of cockroaches or their egg capsules.  Do not store paper bags anywhere in the kitchen.  Seal any holes or crevices around plumbing under sinks and behind toilets.  Regularly … Continue reading

DDT

I saw something interesting in the paper today.  It said that some recent studies of DDT, a commonly used pesticide many years ago, is still affecting people even though it has been illegal to use since 1972.  The study said that any pregnant woman who was exposed to DDT passed the exposure on to her … Continue reading

New Book available

I finished putting a book together.  It is a compilation of several handbooks I wrote.  I updated some of the information and added some more.  The title is – “Safe and Effective Pest Management is VITAL for the Welfare of Our Children and for the Environment. It is over 100 pages in length and is … Continue reading

COVID and Vaccines

This message was written by Jen Awdry on Facebook and I believe it is very important. When you’re professionally trained in health care under the direction of doctors and scientists but people generally don’t take you seriously or have an interest in listening to what you have to say and gaslight you if you do … Continue reading

Garden pest control

Here are some natural recipes for controlling garden pests that you may want to try. If you have mites, try mixing 4 tablespoons of buttermilk with a cup of all-purpose flour and a gallon of water. This mixture will suffocate the mites. Crush 3 oz. of garlic cloves and mix with 1 oz. of mineral … Continue reading

Natural pest control

Here is some information on natural methods of controlling pests in your home or business. For most insects, you can mix ½ cup of Tabasco sauce with one onion and a half dozen cloves of garlic in a blender with 2 cups of water. Blend the material and let it stand for 24 hours. Then … Continue reading

Non-profit organizations

I will help any non-profit organization that takes care of children, senior citizens, homeless people or animals of any kind. By help I mean if they get any bug or pest problems, I will help them via email or phone for free and send them relevant handbooks.  Money is tight for everyone, including me, but … Continue reading

Spiders can be dangerous :)

Spring is coming and spiders will be out. They can be very dangerous. In one case, a woman jumped out of her car while she was driving because she saw a spider on her shoulder. The car was wrecked. In another case, a woman saw a spider on her rear-view mirror and panicked and ran … Continue reading

I will help and community in the world

This offer is open to any small town or village in the world. My only language is English, so that is important. I don’t know how most communities are conducting pest control now, but I hope, because of the coronavirus pandemic, they aren’t using any pesticides.  What do asthma, birth and fetal defects, brain cancer, breast … Continue reading

Spiders

Here is some info on how to deal with spiders Although most spiders possess venom glands, most are too small to break the skin with their fangs and have no desire to do so. All spiders will bite in self-defense if they are handled carelessly, such as being squeezed. Most bites occur when people roll … Continue reading

Cockroaches

Cockroaches (Blattodea) You can help prevent cockroaches from coming into your home by inspecting all incoming food products, all boxes, and any used furniture or appliances for the presence of cockroaches or their egg capsules. Do not store paper bags anywhere in the kitchen. Seal any holes or crevices around plumbing under sinks and behind … Continue reading

Free handbook

I hope everyone has a peaceful, pleasant and safe New Year. The world is in terrible shape because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  We need to live healthier lives and we certainly don’t need pesticides in our homes or businesses as pesticides can compromise our immune systems and make us more vulnerable to viruses, including COVID-19. … Continue reading

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays to everyone and may everyone have a pleasant, peaceful and pesticide free New Year. If you have any pest questions, you can contact me at askthebugman2013@gmail.com.

Are pests really pests?

Is a pest always a pest just based on its identity? I would say no. Recently there was a wasp drowning in a water bowl outside. I went out, picked the wasp up and put it on a tree to dry off. My granddaughters asked me why it didn’t sting me. I told them I … Continue reading

Earth friendly bug club

I have an Earth friendly bug club that everyone is invited to join.  I will help anyone do non-toxic pest management via email or phone consultations and I have relevant handbooks I can send you.  The handbooks will cover pest management in your home or business, termite information, weed control and other pest issues.  I … Continue reading

Insects are declining

Insects are declining at an alarming rate. More than 40% of insect species are declining and about a third are endangered. I know a lot of people will say, so what, they are just bugs. Insects are far more important than we realize and if they all disappeared, humans wouldn’t last much longer. The rate … Continue reading

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