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How to Use Demon Insect Killer?

Tuesday, 28. October 2014 0:42

The Demon Insect Killer

The Demon Insect Killer is a 40% cypermethrin insecticide that’s targeted in eradicating a wide variety of insects. It is a highly effective treatment used to kill ants, wasps, boxelder bugs, centipedes, carpenter ants, cockroaches, firebrats, crickets, millipedes, scorpions, silverfish, spider and various other insects. It can be used for both indoor and outdoor applications with effects lasting up to 3 months. [...]

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How to Use Optigard Ant Gel Bait

Monday, 27. October 2014 0:56

Ants may not seem to be a menace but can certainly give you a tough time saving your food. Even though their entire heard could eat only 1 % of the food in the packet, once they trespass into one of your food items, you’ll have to throw the entire contents away. It pinches to be throwing away so much food. [...]

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What’s a Chinch Bug?

Tuesday, 18. September 2012 8:35

Nowadays, avoiding bugs such as the common chinch bug can be quite a difficult task. The chinch bug can be found in a variety of places and are usually tough to get rid of. However, learning exactly what they are and how you can eliminate them will make it easier to completely terminate them from your life. It is advisable that you also take the time to learn exactly how you can also prevent them from coming back once you have gotten rid of them. Chinch bugs in lawn can highly damage the yard’s grass, so it is important that you learn how to get rid of them.
What is a Chinch Bug?
Chinch bugs are frequent pests which appear in home lawns. KEEP READING

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Granary Weevil Biology

Tuesday, 6. December 2011 10:10

Granary Weevil

Granary weevils are insects that have been a major worldwide pest for centuries. They will infest homes in the cooler climates and in the United States, they may be evident in homes above the middle regions.

Biology and Description

Granary weevils go through a complete metamorphosis which means they will enter all stages of the insect life cycle including egg, larva, pupa, and adult. In a kernel of grain, the granary weevil will lay an egg in the hole that it bore and then seal the hole. If all conditions are favorable, a female granary weevil can lay more than 200 eggs in her lifetime. Only after a few days, the egg will hatch and the larva will begin to feed on the internal portion of the grain until they emerge from the grain itself. Granary weevils go through 4 larval instars before they go into the pupa stage. This takes about a month ranging from 20-35 days. Pupation happens inside the kernel of grain and takes about 5-16 days. They will emerge as an adult and adults will live for about 7-8 months. For an entire life cycle to rotate, it takes only a few months and can be as short as just one month. There are several generations of granary weevils that will overlap in one year. Adult granary weevils can be distinguished by their reddish-brown or almost black color. They are about 3-5 mm long. They can also be distinguished by their pits or indentations in their thorax and elytra (hardened outer shell that covers their wings). Wings are present and greatly reduced so they are not able to fly. Like many other species of weevils, the granary weevil will have an oval shape and their heads will elongate into a snout or beak. The snouts of male granary weevils are wider and much shorter than that of females. KEEP READING

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How To Get Rid of Slugs

Monday, 21. November 2011 10:04

Slug control is a 4 step process which will consist of identification, sanitation, physical removal, and also the application of necessary pesticides. It is important to get rid of slugs because if they invade in large numbers, they can be detrimental to plants that are low to the ground and particularly greenhouse or glasshouse plants and mushrooms.

Identification

Identification is usually accomplished when you are observing during the night when they are the most active or by observing their slime or mucus trails that they leave behind. You can follow the trails back to their nesting area or harboring area and locate the slug itself. KEEP READING

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