All Creatures Great and Small

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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

I will help you with pest issues

It is going to be a warm and buggy year and I want to help anyone learn how to control their pests without using toxic pesticides or having a pest control company spray on a regular basis, which isn’t necessary.  There is no reason anyone should expose themselves or their family or pets to toxic … Continue reading

Met an alligator

Have you ever met an alligator? On one occasion, when I worked in Florida, I had to go into a crawl space to do a termite inspection. The house was near a canal. After I made several turns in the crawl space, my flashlight died and I couldn’t see the opening or daylight anywhere. I … Continue reading

Animal shelters and zoos

I haven’t mentioned this, but pests that show up in animal shelters, pet shops, zoos and similar places can be problematic for the animals if they aren’t managed properly. I remember when a pest control person sprayed a pet shop. The owner took the mammals out of the store, but when the exterminator sprayed the … Continue reading

Pesticides can be more dangerous than pests

We have a lot of misconceptions in our society and I want to bring some to light. Black widows are venomous, and their bites can be fatal, but they are not at all aggressive. They will bite if mishandled, squeezed or if you threaten their egg sacs. They bite in self-defense and to defend their … Continue reading

Christmas gift

Are you looking for a good gift for a friend or a family member for Christmas?  Give them membership in my Bug Club.  They will never have to use toxic pesticides to control household pests or hire an exterminator for a general service. They will be able to deal with almost any pests they have … Continue reading

Songbirds

I posted this a couple of months ago but thought I would post it again.  If you are thinking about hiring a pest control company to spray pesticides around your home or business, they could end up violating a New Mexico law that protects horned lizards (horny toads) and songbirds.  This is also relevant when … Continue reading

Bug Books and Bug Club

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Lifetime Membership Bug Club $25

You are welcome to join my Bug Club. If you join, I will help you with any pest problems you have forever.  I will send you a copy, via email, of my handbook, “Earth Friendly Pest Management for your Home and Garden and for Commercial Establishments”  If you have any pest or pesticide issues, I will help you to the best of my ability.  This includes any pest problems at home, at work or anywhere and this offer is open to anyone in the world.  Also I will help anyone in your immediate family. If your parents, children, brothers or sisters have pest problems, I will help them also, wherever they live.  All you would need to do is give them my contact info. If you want to join, the cost is $25 for a lifetime membership.  You can pay through my PayPal account at  paypal.me/askthebugman or you can send a check to me at 7595 Faith Rd. Las Cruces, NM 88012.  Be sure to include your email address so I can send you the booklet.  If you send a check, please make it out to me, Richard Fagerlund. As mentioned, membership is forever, or at least as long as I am on the planet.

Common Sense PM in Schoolsbug book

The purpose of this manual is to help schools to control pests without exposing any students, faculty or staff to toxic pesticides when controlling pests... Learn more & purchase...

Identify & Control of Household Ants bug book

This book will help you control any ants that become pests. It covers most of the common species in the USA and others... Learn more & purchase...

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