All Creatures Great and Small

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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

Mosquito control

I got a couple of questions about mosquito control. With the very hot weather and rain, insect activity will increase and you may have to deal with mosquitoes. Here is some information you can use to prevent mosquitoes from being a problem in your yard. First, reduce standing water where mosquitoes can breed. Some species … Continue reading

How to control bed bugs

Is it possible to control bed bugs with non-toxic materials? All you need to start is a EPA Exempt pesticide, which is safe or even just a mixture of alcohol and water with a little dish soap. Mix a gallon sprayer half and half with water and alcohol and a cup of dish soap. Then … Continue reading

Roaches and ants

The two most common pests that are active now are cockroaches and ants. If you have any of these pests, you can control them yourself. You do not need a pest control company to spray toxic pesticides in and around your home. If you have large brown American roaches or black Oriental roaches you can … Continue reading

Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes will be active soon and many agencies will start spraying pesticides from trucks and even planes in a futile effort to control them. These methods destroy the ecosystem, can harm people and pets and will chase bats out of the area, even though one bat can eat a thousand mosquitoes in one night. We … Continue reading

Free consultations

  I have helped thousands of people do their own pest management over many years and I have never had a single person say the methods I recommended didn’t work and they were going back to a pest control company. There are incidents when you have to hire a pest company. Certainly, if you have … Continue reading

How dangerous are pesticides?

How dangerous are pesticides? Based on information from hospital surveys, an estimated 20,000o people receive emergency care annually for actual or suspected pesticide poisoning, and approximately 10% are admitted to the hospital. Each year 20 -40 die of acute pesticide poisoning in the United States. We still allow pesticides to be sprayed in our homes, … Continue reading

Bed bug in the mail

Several years ago, I got a bed bug in the mail that was still alive. I posted his picture on FB several times. Because he wasn’t a pest, but just a specimen for identification, I just couldn’t kill him in cold blood. I couldn’t put him outside as he would have starved, so I put … Continue reading

Offer to help international associations

It has been an interesting week and I think positive. I wrote several snailmail letters to organizations nationally and in NM about non-toxic pest management and I offered to help them with any pest issues they have. Here is who I wrote. On Monday I sent a letter to the NM Realtors Association offering to … Continue reading

International Pesticide Issues

I want to ask the visitors at this website from other countries a question. How are pests managed where you live and does your government recommend safe pesticides or do they use toxic pesticides? Most countries have household pests and I’m concerned how they are controlled. Hopefully you have non-toxic method of dealing with pests. … Continue reading

Roaches will be out soon

Cockroaches are getting ready for Spring. These insects created the pesticide industry and have created more jobs than congress. Next time you see a cockroach, remember that it is more productive than politicians. If you need to control them, you don’t need toxic pesticides or someone spraying your house on a regular basis. Most cockroaches … Continue reading

Pesticide Precautionary Principle

PESTICIDE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE Pesticide Precautionary Principle The Pesticide Precautionary Principle (PPP) simply means that any pesticides used for any purpose have to be proven safe for people and the environment. There are three sections of the PPP that are important. First, before any insecticides or herbicides are used, the target pest needs to be positively … Continue reading

I will help anyone, anywhere in the world with pest issues

I have adjusted my 2020 plan a little from what I previously said. I did say I was going to help anyone anywhere in the world with pest problems for free and I have handbooks also available for free. Several people said it was good that I help people, but I should charge something. I … Continue reading

NM Pesticide issues

This is the response I am sending to the NMDA and many of our state legislators. I also copied the governor, some environmentalists and others. It is very long but I covered several issues. If the NMDA does not want to consider cockroaches as vectors of diseases, that is okay. However, there are incidents of … Continue reading

My plan for 2020

This is my plan for 2020 regarding non-toxic pest management.  I will continue to help anyone that has pest problems and send handbooks to anyone that wants them, and, of course, my consultations and handbooks are free.  I will make it known that anyone that wants to can contribute any amount they want if they … Continue reading

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