Safety Products

Please be sure to read the product label of any insecticide you choose to use to get information on the personal protective safety gear you will need. In most situations, it is recommended that you wear long pants, a long sleeved shirt, closed toe shoes with socks, chemical resistant gloves, and goggles. In areas where ventilation is poor, a manufacturer may recommend you wear a mask or a respirator. We have put together two different safety kits that will make selecting the correct safety gear easier for you.

How to Treat for Pests in Cracks & Crevices

By DoMyOwn staff

Crack and Crevice Pest Control

a crawlspace that could be treated for termites
Crack and Crevice pest control refers to the method of puffing small amounts of insecticide chemical dust by way of a hand duster directly into cracks and crevices that serve as harborages and highways for crawling pests. Insects will not detect the dust, but pick up small particles as they move along tight spaces and eventually ingest those fatal particles by absorption or ingestion when they clean themselves.

Target Pests

Crack and Crevice Pest Control is most effective against crawling pests that hide away underneath baseboards, inside walls, and other tight spaces. These pests include cockroaches, ants, earwigs, silverfish, firebrats, centipedes, millipedes, and spiders.

Most Popular Dusts for Crack and Crevice Pest Control

  • Delta Dust Insecticide - Delta Dust is the only waterproof dust available, great for wall voids and cracks and crevices.
  • Drione Dust - Pyrethrin dust provides quick control of many common pests for up to 6 months.
  • BorActin Insecticide Powder - A versatile dust that offers proven control of crawling insects in commercial and residential locations.

Hand Dusters for Crack and Crevice Pest Control

Hand dusters are easy to use--simply fill and puff! These dusters are most often used for crack and crevice applications.

  • Puffy D Insecticidal Duster - Features a 12" applicator for reaching inside cracks and crevices.
  • Dustin Mizer - A great hand-held duster for dusting insecticides in garden and landscape areas.
  • Hand Duster - Professional duster recommended for applying dust in hard to reach areas.

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