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Don’t let your home be home for bugs! 9/20/2006. Susan King Pesticide Coordinator University of Delaware Newark, DE. Don’t let your home be home for bugs!. How to find a Pest Management Professional. Don’t let your home be home for bugs!. How to find a Pest Management Professional

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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