Stories by Richard Fagerlund

Friday, Aug 3, 2012

Richard Fagerlund: Verify pest control companies

Question: We are an older couple and we agree that we shouldn't have to hire an exterminator every time we see a bug we don't like. How can we determine if the exterminator we hire is a good one?
By Richard Fagerlund

Friday, July 27, 2012

Premise's granules are helpful against termites

A friend of mine had his yard granulated with termite granule. I have never heard of that. Is this something worth doing?
By Richard Fagerlund

Friday, July 13, 2012

Know before you spray

Question: My new neighbor across the wall in my condo says she needs to spray for spiders.
By Richard Fagerlund

Friday, July 6, 2012

Getting rid of flies

There are ways to control flies in your home before they bring you disease or infection.
By Richard Fagerlund

Friday, June 29, 2012

Bugman: Dealing with paper wasps

Paper wasp nests are often found near doorways and other human activity areas without occupants being stung.
By Richard Fagerlund

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Bugman: Keeping pests out of the house

If you want to keep almost all bugs out of your home, there are several practical measures you can take to help.
By Richard Fagerlund

Friday, June 1, 2012

Bugman: Diatomaceous earth deters snails

Don't use snail or slug poisons as they are deadly to dogs if they get into it.
By Richard Fagerlund

Friday, May 25, 2012

Bugman: Removing silverfish from the home

Silverfish feed on fungus, sugar and starch products, and are attracted to moisture.
By Richard Fagerlund

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Ask the Bugman: Removing termites

Question: My garden has termites (subterranean). They are currently in the wood used for the raised beds and I would like to remove them ASAP.
By Richard Fagerlund

Friday, May 11, 2012

Tiger mosquito is a biter

My roomate had an Asian tiger mosquito land on his shirtsleeve May 5 while in our backyard. Do you know of any agency that would be interested in this sighting near Augusta
By Richard Fagerlund

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Bugman: Eliminate fabric pests with traps

There are two distinct types of clothes moths commonly found in homes. They are both small moths.
By Richard Fagerlund

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Poisons not needed for termites

You can treat drywood termites yourself using EPA exempt products.
By Richard Fagerlund

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Most scorpions are not dangerous

We have seen several scorpions in our house recently. Are they common around here, and are they dangerous? How do we keep them out of our house? - Augusta A: There are about 1,500 species of ...
By Richard Fagerlund

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Ask the Bugman: Treating the mighty mites

Fogging is the way to treat for mites from birds and rodents.
By Richard Fagerlund

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Ask the Bugman: Help stop the earwigs

Earwigs are rarely household pests and some people consider them beneficial, but if you do need to keep them out of your house, here are a few tips.
By Richard Fagerlund

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Ask The Bugman: Repelling ant invasion not easy

Ants create more calls to pest control companies than most other pests combined.
By Richard Fagerlund

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Bugman: Welcome the Bugman

Author and pest management consultant was stationed at Fort Gordon prior to getting into the pest management industry.
By Richard Fagerlund
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