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Customer or not, Dr. Kramer will be happy to answer your pest-related questions FREE of charge. Questions regarding pest control, pest prevention, pest identification or wildlife management are all welcome. Please fill out the form below with your pest related questions. We monitor e-mail inquiries daily and usually respond within 1-2 business days.

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FREE Pest Identification. It’s not just an ant or just a fly! From the phorid fly to the “fungus gnat,” a misidentified pest is a recipe for a festering problem. Unfortunately, many people in our industry are deficient in the fundamental skill of pest identification. These misidentifications can lead to many problems – especially for the customer. The good news is: our entomologists are here to help! If you would like our team to assist you in the identification of a pest, please package the specimen in an old medicine bottle (or something of the sort to protect against crushing), and mail to:

Innovative Pest Management, Inc.
8335 Guilford Rd, #C
Columbia, MD 21046
Attn: Pest I.D.

If you have any questions about this process, please take a look at our instructional video below or give us a call at (240) 755-0077.

A titan beetle in North America?

Question: Has a Titan Beetle ever been discovered in North America? I believe I may have identified a undersized Titan Beetle. Answer: The titan...

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Colorful, but invasive: the Bagrada bug.

Question: I would like to know what this bug is please. I have spent hours researching it. Thank you! Answer: Thanks for the picture! You have...

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An incredible wasp

Question: What insect is this? I’ve never seen a bug like it. Larger than a crane fly, with a colorful exoskeleton like a wasp and 3 long...

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