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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Fire ants, fungus gnats and spiders

PEST MANAGEMENT TIPS Fire Ants The imported fire ants can be very dangerous. They have several different size workers (polymorphic) and reddish-brown to black in color. They have severe stings that can cause blisters and allergic responses to the venom as well as anaphylactic shock. Over 30,000 people a year in this country seek medical … Continue reading

Some Pest Tips

Here are some 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 … Continue reading

Never use Pesticides

You should never use toxic pesticides in your home, business, school or anywhere. Pesticides are hazardous to people when they are misused and even in cases where they are properly used. The most common pesticide group used are synthetic pyrethroids and studies have found that they can cause children to develop leukemia and lymphoma and … Continue reading

Bug Club

If you join my environmentally friendly bug club, I will help you and anyone in your family for as long as I live. I have handbooks I can send you via email and I will identify any unknown pests you may have to the best of my ability. I will basically answer any pest or … Continue reading

Worldwide pest management consultations

Centipedes, cockroaches, booklice, earwigs, and silverfish can be repelled, by placing several drops of peppermint or eucalyptus essential oil in areas that collect moisture, such as damp basements, garages, and cabinets where there are plumbing fixtures. If you have black widows or other spiders in areas you don’t want them, you can spray the area … Continue reading

A pest infestation

I told this story before, and it is interesting. Someone asked me if I ever saw a home that was really infested with bugs. Yes, I did. I have seen several that were badly infested, but one in Florida was unforgettable. In 1973 I worked for a pest control company in Hollywood, Florida. We received … Continue reading

Follicle mites

Let’s talk about follicle mites.  What are they?  They are very small mites that live on most humans.  They live in the hair follicles and that includes the hair follicles of your eyelashes.  They are normally found on and around your face but can live in hair follicles on other parts of your body.  In … Continue reading

Safe pest control

There are many products that you may have in your home or easy to buy to control pests.  There is no reason to spend money to have pesticides sprayed in your home or business.  Most pesticides that are used are synthetic pyrethroids and they are not safe and there is no reason to expose yourself, … Continue reading

Are spiders dangerous?

Here is some information on spiders. 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 off the … Continue reading

Pest Consultations

Inflation is a problem with this pandemic and for other reasons.  Food is costing more as is gas and many other essentials we need.  Pesticides can be dangerous and have no use in most homes as most pests can be controlled by you and you don’t need toxic pesticides.  I know prices are going up … Continue reading

Ants

Spring will be here soon and so will some ants that want to visit you.  Ants are very beneficial but sometimes you have to deal with them.  Here is some information about ants.  You don’t hae to spend a lot of money having your home sprayed with pesticides as that is the least effective way … Continue reading

Safe Pest Control Products

You certainly don’t need to use any pesticides in your home during this pandemic or at any other time You can control most pests yourself safely and effectively. Here is a list of some products you find around the house or that you can easily purchase that will help you manage your pest problems.  There … Continue reading

Worldwide pest consultations

I want to offer my non-toxic pest control consulting services to anyone in the world who has pest issues and they do not want to use toxic pesticides.  I will help you via email or phone deal with any pests you have.  I will help you for the rest of my life.  I will also … Continue reading

Pest Control Information

We are using way too much pesticides in our society, in our homes, in our schools, in public buildings and even in our forests. I have covered the many problems pesticides cause many times in my columns. We have to have a system where we use safe and effective methods for pest control. Some companies … Continue reading

Insect Information

There are about one million species of insects known to occur in the world, but there are many more that haven’t been described.  Out of that number, only about a thousand species of insects are known pests.  What are the benefits of insects?  There are many and here is some information. They Create a Biological … Continue reading

Bug club info

I have been in the pest industry for over 45 years now. I have killed millions of so-called “pests” in that time, and I have been stung and bitten by everything that stings and bites. What did I learn in all those years? I learned many years ago that we should try to get along … Continue reading

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

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

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

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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