These wasps would land directly on the water, drink, and take off. That was unusual to see. Dr. Lynn Kimsey thinks they are one of our native Polistes paper wasps.
22 June 2021
Here is a video of a gopher asleep and dreaming. You can see it wiggling its legs. The gopher is having a dream.
We serviced a house that had a bedbug infestation. The mattress was infested, with lots of live bugs hiding in the mattress edge folds and under its labels. After removal of the mattresses, and preparation, we treated the room with Crossfire Insecticide. Upon inspection, one week later, we found that the floor area, where the head of the bed was against wall, had also been infested with bedbugs. They died in large numbers, as shown in the video.
Video by Ryder Richards and John Duarte. November 2020
This video, taken by Ryder Richards, shows Steve Deaver doing a Pointer injection on an elm tree.
I did a side-by-side test of the effectiveness of the Rescue Disposable Fly Trap and a Chinese knock-off. The difference is almost shocking: the Chinese fly traps captured just a tiny fraction of what the Rescue traps did. This video shows the results after one week. I have both versions of these traps placed all around the property, and the results are the same: the Chinese traps capture few flies, while the Rescue traps end up being packed solid with flies. It could be 100 to one, or more, in the catch effectiveness. There is no question that the Rescue fly trap’s attractant is far superior to that provided by the Chinese company.
Plus, the Rescue traps have the attractant built into the unit, so you just add water, and the plastic holding the attractant dissolves. You have to cut open the Chinese trap’s attractant and pour it in, and you invariably get it on your hands.
What matters most is how well the trap works, and the Rescue has the Chinese knock-off beat by a factor that is probably 100 times.
Steve Deaver, of Foothill-Sierra Pest Control, used the Arbor Systems tree injection system to inject Pointer insecticide into a number of elm trees suffering from a massive attack of elm leaf beetles. He started the injections at about 6:30 am. This video was taken about two hours later. You can see the elm leaf beetle larvae raining down. The kill was fast. If left unchecked, elm leaf beetles can kill fully mature elm trees. Steve rules!
Job done in San Andreas, 31 July 2019.
While checking for mosquitoes in Jolly’s Pond, in Columbia, I saw several large aggregations of Sierran tree frog polliwogs. I’d not seen this before.
There were no mosquitoes, but thousands of frog larvae.
25 April 2019
Here is a video of an earthworm crawling up a stucco wall. I have seen this a few times, and finally caught it on video. Rainy evening, 28 March 2019.
Steve Deaver took this video of a severe carpenter ant infestation at a home in MiWuk Village. 31 May 2018.
This roof rat was eating a decorative pumpkin. In the second section, we see im carrying off a Contrac rodent bait place pack, and that was the last time we saw him. Video recorded early March 2018, Columbia California.