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  1. Don’t let your home be home for bugs!9/20/2006 Susan King Pesticide Coordinator University of Delaware Newark, DE

  2. Don’t let your home be home for bugs! • How to find a Pest Management Professional

  3. Don’t let your home be home for bugs! • How to find a Pest Management Professional • Pantry & stored product pests • Ants

  4. Don’t let your home be home for bugs! • How to find a Pest Management Professional • Pantry & stored product pests • Ants • Occasional invaders • Biting insects & spiders

  5. Don’t let your home be home for bugs! • How to find a Pest Management Professional • Pantry & stored product pests • Ants • Occasional invaders • Biting insects & spiders • Overwintering pests • Beneficial insects

  6. How to find a Pest Management Professional Delaware Department of Agriculture Pesticide Compliance Section: http://www.state.de.us/deptagri/pesticides/index.shtml

  7. How to find a Pest Management Professional • Delaware Department of Agriculture Pesticide Compliance Section: • http://www.state.de.us/deptagri/pesticides/index.shtml • Licensed Businesses • Search by Business License Category • Enter the License Category to Search For: General Pest Control • Enter the License Category to Search For: Wood Destroying Pest Control

  8. Pantry & Stored Product Pests • Indian Meal Moth • Flour Beetle • Anobiidae Beetle • Dermestid Beetle

  9. Pantry Pests & Stored Product Pests Indian Meal Moth

  10. Indian Meal Moth • Remove infested foods. • Store all pantry foods in sealed containers or in the frig/ freezer. • NO pesticides should be used in the pantry, unless a professional needs to treat cracks & crevices.

  11. Pantry Pests & Stored Product Pests Flour Beetle

  12. Flour Beetle • Remove infested foods. • Store all pantry foods in sealed containers or in the frig/ freezer. • NO pesticides should be used in the pantry, unless a professional needs to treat cracks & crevices.

  13. Pantry Pests & Stored Product Pests Cigarette Beetle Drug Store Beetle Anobiidae Beetle

  14. Pantry Pests & Stored Product Pests Powder Post Beetle Drug Store Beetle Cigarette Beetle Anobiidae Beetle

  15. Anobiidae Beetle • Must search for source of infestation

  16. Anobiidae Beetle • Must search for source of infestation • If can not find infested pantry foods, call Professional

  17. Anobiidae Beetle • Must search for source of infestation • If can not find infested pantry foods, call Professional

  18. Anobiidae Beetle • If pantry foods are infested: • Remove infested foods. • Store all pantry foods in sealed containers or in the frig/ freezer. • NO pesticides should be used in the pantry, unless a professional needs to treat cracks & crevices.

  19. Pantry Pests & Stored Product Pests Carpet Beetle Adult & Larva Dermestid Beetles

  20. Dermestid Beetles • Must search for source of infestation

  21. Dermestid Beetles • Must search for source of infestation • If can not find infested pantry foods, call Professional

  22. Dermestid Beetles • If pantry foods are infested: • Remove infested foods. • Store all pantry foods in sealed containers or in the frig/ freezer. • NO pesticides should be used in the pantry, unless a professional needs to treat cracks & crevices.

  23. Ants • Carpenter Ant • Pharaoh Ant • Thief Ant • Odorous House Ant • Crazy Ant • Little Black Ant • Acrobat Ant • Pavement Ant • Fire Ant

  24. Ants Carpenter Ant

  25. Ants Carpenter Ant Damage

  26. Carpenter Ant • Nest in trees in the yard • Tunnel in water-damaged wood of structure

  27. Don’t allow moisture source inside building Carpenter Ant

  28. Carpenter Ant • Professional should find nest in yard • Apply pesticide between nest & house

  29. Carpenter Ant • Professional should find nest in yard • Apply pesticide between nest & house • May need to treat wall voids in house • Professional may use a bait.

  30. Carpenter Ant • Professional should find nest in yard • Apply pesticide between nest & house • May need to treat wall voids in house • Professional may use a bait. • Homeowner-bought baits alone will not solve problem unless colony is eliminated.

  31. Ants Pharaoh Ant

  32. Pharaoh Ant • Pesticide spray causes colony to bud into 2…4…8…

  33. Pharaoh Ant • Pesticide spray causes colony to bud into 2…4…8… • Only a Professional can identify Pharaoh Ants.

  34. Ants Pharaoh Ant Thief Ant

  35. Pharaoh Ant • Pesticide spray causes colony to bud into 2…4…8… • Only a Professional can identify Pharaoh Ants. • Professional can only use a bait for Pharaoh Ant. Can use pesticide for Thief Ant.

  36. Ants Odorous House Ant

  37. Odorous House Ant

  38. Odorous House Ant • Most common kitchen ant. • Sanitation will not stop infestation.

  39. Odorous House Ant • Most common kitchen ant. • Sanitation will not stop infestation. • Professional must apply barrier pesticide or a bait. • Often 2 treatments are needed.

  40. Odorous House Ant • Most common kitchen ant. • Sanitation will not stop infestation. • Professional must apply barrier pesticide or a bait. • Often 2 treatments are needed. • Wait 2 weeks to see results.

  41. Odorous House Ant • Most common kitchen ant. • Sanitation will not stop infestation. • Professional must apply barrier pesticide or a bait. • Often 2 treatments are needed. • Wait 2 weeks to see results. • Be patient.

  42. Ants Pavement Ant Acrobat Ant Little Black Ant Crazy Ant

  43. Ants Fire Ant

  44. Over Wintering Pests • Box Elder Bug • Leaf Footed Bug • Lady Beetles • Cluster Flies • Brown Marmorated Stink Bug