Richard Fagerlund

Richard Fagerlund: Verify pest control companies

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. However, it... Read more

Premise's granules are helpful against termites...

Q: A friend of mine had his yard granulated with a termite granule. I have never heard of that. Is this something worth doing?... Read more

Know before you spray

My new neighbor across the wall in my condo says she needs to spray for spiders. I have multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) and have... Read more

Getting rid of flies

We constantly have flies in our home. How can we treat them without fogging our house, which one exterminator suggested? – B.B.,... Read more

Bugman: Dealing with paper wasps

I get a lot of questions on paper wasps. They are the wasps that make the honeycomb-like nest around the eaves of your house.

A paper wasp... Read more

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. Keep in mind that no matter... Read more

Bugman: Diatomaceous earth deters snails

I recently planted a raspberry bush and it started dying almost as soon as I planted it. There were a few brown... Read more

Bugman: Removing silverfish from the home

How can we get rid of silverfish in our home? They aren’t a serious pest, but a nuisance and I don’t want to use pesticides if I can avoid... Read more

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... Read more

Tiger mosquito is a biter

My roomate, who is something of a bug magnet, had an Asian tiger mosquito land on his shirtsleeve May 5 while in our backyard. Do you know... Read more