Where To Use Insecticide Dust

Used in areas such as wall voids, cracks, crevices and other similar areas, insecticide dust is a dry formulation of a contact insecticide. Insecticide dust is injected into cracks, crevices, and scattered broadcast in attics, gardens, and larger crawl spaces.

Improper use of insecticide powder can be hazardous for both pets, and children alike. The most common mistake would be applying the dust in open areas, such as along baseboards and in cabinets. Many people use this insecticide improperly, and not only is it unsafe, it is also not approved in the label instructions and very rarely works with this type application. What happens is that the pests and bugs will simply walk around the small piles of dust, rendering it ineffective.

Used correctly, the insect-destroying powder should be applied to cracks, crevices, hiding places, and entry points, because these are the places where bugs and pests hide. These locations are also out of reach of children and pets. “Cracks and crevices”, and other terms that are similar, (crawl spaces, voids, attics, etc) are areas where pests are most likely to hide and breed. And thankfully, these are places where children and pets are most unlikely to come into contact with insecticide dust, sprays, baits, and other pest control materials.

An insect-killing dust is not to be confused with wet-able powders or granules. Reading the instructions very carefully on any product will help you choose the correct type of insecticide you need in performing your pest control job. Experts at do-it-yourself pest control companies are very helpful and knowledgeable when it comes time to identify pests, and with advising you on the best insecticide to use.

There are several different insecticide dusts that are used in various types of pest control. Delta Dust is a popular dust, not only because it gives excellent control of many different pests and bugs, but because it is waterproof as well. This unique quality makes Delta dust the preferred dust to use in damp spaces and areas where pests, such as ants and roaches are found. The active ingredient in Delta dust is Deltamethrin.

Permethrin Dust is an effective product to use in many situations because it is safe to use on pets, in pet kennels, and in gardens. It is a preferred alternative to Sevin dust because of it safety features. Drione Dust has been in use for decades by professionals when treating pest infestations. This particular type of dust contains Silica Gel and is used for different pests, such as ticks and spiders.

Dusters are used to apply and disperse these dusts in homes, businesses, and gardens. There are many that can be used for various pesticide jobs. A hand bellows duster, electric duster, and a crank duster are some of the most popular dust dispersers used. Be sure to choose the right one for the particular pest control job you have in mind. A hand bellows duster can greatly improve your results and is highly recommended. By “puffing” the dust into the cracks, crevices, and crawl spaces, it creates a small cloud of the dust, helping it cling to the interior. Once the surface is covered with small amounts of the insecticide dust, bugs and pests cannot avoid it as they crawl through the area, giving you a better “kill” for the targeted pest.

This method will give good control of several different bugs and pests without being harmful to children, pets, and garden plants, when used correctly. These types of dust are odorless, making them a great choice for use in your home.