Today Royal Pest Management Entomologist John Moore was interviewed about STINK BUGS on The John Watson Show on a local Wilmington Delaware radio station WILM 1450AM. John Moore was brilliant as he answered all of John Watson's questions about where stink bugs got their name, where they came from and how to get rid of stink bugs. Most of the interview was serious stuff...after all... there are STINK BUGS EVERYWHERE... but there was one very funny moment during the show: John Watson asked if a house could just be "fogged" all over to get rid of STINK BUGS John Moore said that they hide in walls and cracks and chimneys and the fogging wouldn't reach them plus since Royal is a planet friendly pest control company, we don't like to use chemicals that won't accomplish their intended goal... and then our Mr. Pest Control Entomologist said, "I have had stink bugs in my house all summer."
He failed to mention he has them in his house (and his wife puts up with it) because John Moore studies the patterns and habits of STINK BUGS and has devised methods to lead them away from homes and trap them without using chemicals. It sort of left us all speechless saying a pest control guy had them in his house and then saying people should call us to get rid of stink bugs. Just for the record... they are hard to totally get them out of your home but at Royal we do know ways to exclude them from your home. In the late summer call us and we'll show you how to get rid of stinkbugs for NEXT YEAR. Great Job to BOTH John Moore and John Watson. [FYI: The girl in the picture above is Heather Ficarra, who interns in the Royal Marketing Department. If anyone is looking to hire a GREAT YOUNG Marketing person, contact us here and we'll pass it along.... we wish we had the budget to keep her ]