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Welcome to our Tips & Techniques Page

Controlling pests is more than simply using professional grade products and equipment. Successful pest control requires an understanding of how, where, and when to use the products you’ve purchased. That is why we’ve written our “Tips & Techniques” page. Compiled by an Entomologist with decades of experience in the pest management industry, we’ve given you personal know-how to stop whatever bugs you! Thanks for shopping at The Pest Control Store!



Suspension Concentrates (SC) – Suspension Concentrates are similar to wettable powders except they are in liquid form.  They are excellent products to use on porous surfaces such as concrete, bricks, wood, etc.  They do...

Carpenter Ant Baits – Carpenter ant bait comes in granular or gel form.  The gel is desirable because the ants cannot discard the gel bait when they get it back to the colony.  The granular baits can.  However, the...

Rodent Baits – Rodent baits should always be placed in tamper-resistant rodent bait stations, and these stations should always be placed in areas inaccessible to kids, pets and non-target animals.  If the bait needs to be...

Liquid Flea Sprays – Liquid flea sprays are applied with hand-held sprayers to the interior of buildings.  Mixing the product correctly and spraying all the appropriate areas is essential to effective flea control.  The...

Flea Aerosols – Flea aerosols make flea treatments quick and somewhat less messy than using liquid flea sprays.  They come as ready-to-use products which eliminates the need to purchase other equipment.  The secret to...

Granular Insect Baits – These baits are designed to target a large number of pests such as ants, roaches, crickets, silverfish, etc.  Depending on the product and its label requirements, most granules are commonly used...

Cockroach Gel Baits – Roach gel baits are very effective in most instances against roaches such as the German cockroach.  Gel baits compete well against other available food sources, but proper sanitation will ensure that...

Granular Insecticides – Granular insecticides are designed to be spread over large areas to create an insecticide barrier or zone which controls insects living in or crossing into this area.  Most granular insecticides must...

Granular Ant Baits – Granular ant baits are designed to be carried back to the ant colony and fed to the larval ants as these are the only members of the ant colony which can consume solid foods.  They turn the food into a...

Ant Gel Baits – Baits are one of the most effective ways to control ants for long periods of time.  Gel baits tend to not be as messy as liquid ant baits.  They tend to stay together better on vertical surfaces and may...