Alpine D Dust Insecticide - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Bryan from Tx
    02/12/2020
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    Would Alpine Dust be recommended for resistant German Roaches?
    In a commercial restaurant, I'm dealing with pyrethroid resistant German Roaches. I've used the Alpine roach bait with decent results before. I'm wondering if Alpine dust would do better than Deltadust in the wall voids, since they are resistant to pyrethroids, even when mixed with PBO. I've used pyrethrin, PBO (Exponent), Fenvastar plus, and Gentrol in my Actisol. I've seen limited results, even when using an oil base. I've pressure dusted Deltadust into a majority of the wall voids, and a few are coming out and dying, but I'm still seeing too many to believe I've gotten decent control. They even laugh at Cyzmic CS.
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    Alpine Dust could be used in place of DeltaDust but with roaches baits are the most effective part of treatment or using a spray such as Phantom that works like a bait in that it has a transfer effect back to the colony.  All the sprays/dusts you have used only kill those that contact a treated area or that are sprayed directly (pyrethrin/PBO).  It can take weeks/months to completely eliminate a roach infestation especially in a commercial setting where food/water could be available, so proper santitation and good housekeeping are a key part of treatment.  We have a guide here that can help as well.

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  • Asked by Chris from Louisville, Ky
    05/22/2017
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    Will Alpine Dust kill carpenter bees?
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    Alpine Dust is labeled for general bees. If this product is applied in areas where carpenter bees are, it will make the area unhabitable for them to live and dry them out, killing them as well. Be sure to only do a light coating of dust to ensure that they do not avoid it.

    Please take a look at our Carpenter Bee Guide for tips on how to treat and prevent carpenter bees in the future.

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  • Asked by Megrimlock from Woodbridge, Va
    07/27/2017
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    How well would Alpine Dust work for Bald Faced or European Hornets? Is it a fairly fast kockdown?
    Tempo 1% dust is fast...Delta dust is too slow.
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    Alpine Dust will kill off a hornet nest within 1-2 days of application.

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  • Asked by David from Nj
    04/23/2017
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    Is Alpine Dust labeled for carpenter bees?
    I see it says bees on the label, however it does not seem to do anything to them.
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    Alpine Dust is not labeled to treat carpenter bees. We would recommend using Delta Dust instead. 

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  • Asked by Dave from Marathon, Fl
    09/23/2019
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    Is Alpine Dust safe to use around ouside plants?
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    Alpine Dust is not for use on plants so we are not sure if it would harm a plant if drift occurred. Per the Product Label: Outdoor Treatments: Apply around and in cracks and crevices or voids associated with windows and doors, porches, screens, eaves, patios, garages, under stairways, and in crawl spaces and other areaS where pests hide. Direct contact with dry dust is required to be effective. 

    Mulched Areas: Use as a treatment ofr Millipedes, Earwigs, Crickets, Ground Beetles, Sowbugs and Pillbugs. Remove mulch, sprinkle product at 0.3 -1 oz per sq/yd. Return mulch, mixing product with mulch. 

     

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  • Asked by Dylan
    02/21/2020
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    Is this effective against japanese beetles?
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    The Alpine D Dust Insecticide is not labeled for japanese beetles. However, it is labeled for ground beetles. 

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  • Asked by Dave from Nj
    09/22/2015
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    Is Alpine Dust a knockdown dust?
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    Alpine dust is a contact and residual powder insecticide for crack and crevice, spot and void treatment. Alpine Dust has two active ingredients for quicker kill broad-spectrum use: Dinotefuran and Diatomaceous Earth. Dinotefuran is a newer non-repellent active ingredient that the EPA has granted Reduced Risk status for public health use. Dinotefuran is part of the insecticide class neonicotinoids, neuro-active insecticides that are modeled after nicotine. Dinotefuran is a central nervous system inhibitor that takes effect after insects ingest it. Diatomaceous Earth is a completely natural insecticide made of crushed freshwater diatoms (basically tiny algae fossils) directly from the earth. When insects contact or ingest diatomaceous earth, the scratchy surfaces cut through the waxy coating on the insects’ exoskeleton, causing dehydration and eventual death. 

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  • Asked by Jennine from Manley Hot Springs, Alaska
    06/15/2014
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    Does Alpine Dust work for Carpenter Ants?
    We have a carpenter ant infestation in the rafter void of our cathedral ceiling. We've treated the interior & exterior of the house with protein and sweet baits, but the infestation persists so we'd like to dust the void. Delta and Drione are both listed "Not for Sale in AK" and are mildly repellent; but Alpine is non-repellent and doesn't appear to have restrictions in Alaska so we could use it instead as long as it is effective for carpenter ant control.
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    Alpine Dust is labeled for carpenter ants and would be an excellent addition to your treatments.

    Per the product label: "For ants, apply to ant trails, in openings around doors and windows and other places where ants enter premises. Direct contact with dry dust is required to be effective."

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  • Asked by Michael from Florida
    03/15/2017
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    Can Alpine Dust be used to treat for termites?
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    Alpine Dust is not labeled for termites.  If you take a look at our Termite Control Guide, you can see which products are recommended to treat this pest. 

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