Cyzmic CS Controlled Release Insecticide - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Darci
    04/14/2011
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    Will the residue from Cyzmic CS kill bed bugs?
    Is the residue able to kill them for weeks like the BedLam spray? I want to do overkill and spray anything and everything in my house but that would take tons of cans of BedLam, so I need something I can mix for a sprayer. But I want the residue to still continue to kill the bed bugs for a few weeks. What is best for that?
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    Cyzmic CS is labeled for bed bugs and will kill them. You can apply Cyzmic every 21 days indoors. It is very important to follow the product label instructions and resist the temptation to spray 'anything and everything'. According to the Cyzmic product label :

    Bed bugs: Clean floors and surfaces by vacuuming. Apply as a coarse, low-pressure spray to harborage areas including crevices, baseboards, loose plaster, behind bed frames and headboards, beneath beds and furniture, and to bedsprings and bed frames. Do not apply to furniture surfaces or mattresses where people will be laying or sitting. Infested bedding should not be treated, but should be removed, placed in sealed plastic bags, and taken for laundering and drying at high temperatures.

    There is another product called Phantom that can last up to 30 days and it can be sprayed in all of the places the the Cyzmic can be sprayed in plus it can be used on the tufts, folds, seams and edges of mattresses and box springs. Phantom has the benefit of being non-repellent which means that insects cannot sense that it is there so they cannot avoid treated areas. There is no known resistance from bed bugs to the active ingredient contained in Phantom.

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  • Asked by Dan
    09/18/2010
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    Does Cyzmic CS have the same residual (90 days) that Demand CS has?
    Demand CS lasts up to 90 days. All I've been able to find about Cyzmic CS is "long lasting residual", which is very general. Has there been any real testing if it is really as good as Demand CS?
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    The Demand CS label also does not give a definitive time frame, but you are correct that it is well known that any product that is micro-encapsulated (like Demand CS and Cyzmic CS) are going to have a longer residual than most other products. Cyzmic CS is an exact generic version of Demand CS. While there are no immediate studies that we are aware of, we have received great customer feedback on Cyzmic CS and the results seem to be right in line with Demand CS.
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  • Asked by Joanna
    10/07/2010
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    Is Cyzmic CS safe for children and also is it safe when use on siding(will it damage it or not)?
    We have a problem with ladybugs and box elder bugs. There are so many of them that is almost impossible to get into our house without leading some of them in to the house!
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    Cyzmic CS is very safe to use around children and animals as long as they are out of the area while you are spraying. They can return as soon as the area is dry. Cyzmic CS is odorless, dries clear, leaves no stains, is non-irritating to the skin, and will not break down easily with rainfall. It is also safe to apply to siding and we have never had an issue from our customers applying it on any surface.If the ladybugs and boxelder bugs are in your home, they most likely moved in during the fall. When the weather warms up, they will come out of their hiding places (usually wall voids, drop ceilings attics) and try to find their way outdoors. Unfortunately, after the ladybugs and boxelder bugs have gained entry there is not much you can do beyond vacuuming them up and applying a residual insecticide such as Cy-Kick Aerosol around the door frames and window frames and other cracks and crevices may give you some relief.
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  • Asked by Terri
    07/24/2010
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    What is the shelf life of Cyzmic CS?
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    Cyzmic CS, like most of our bottled liquid products, should have a shelf life of 2 to 3 years if stored in a cool dry place and out of direct sunlight.
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  • Asked by Bill from Arizona
    10/15/2011
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    Cyzmic CS Micro-encapsulated Insecticide Compared to Knox Out (Micro encapsulated Diazinon).
    I've used & like Knox Out which you don't sell. How does Cyzmic compare in terms of effectiveness?
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    For one thing Diazinon (Knox Out) was outlawed years ago and is no longer available.  As far as products left today Cyzmic CS is one of the best.  It has the longest residual of any of the products we sell and is labeled for just about anything you would want to treat.  It would be a great choice for your pest control needs.
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  • Asked by Jack from Flower Mound, Texas
    06/13/2013
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    How much Cyzmic CS should be used per gallon of water?
    This would apply to exterior/interior application.
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    You want to use 12mL of Cyzmic CS Micro-encapsulated Insecticide per one gallon of water
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  • Asked by Steven from Shelbyville,in
    03/21/2012
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    Does Cyzmic CS control spiders? Will it kill Brown Recluse spiders?
    I live in Indiana and just rented a home that is invested with spiders as well as silverfish and Roolie Pollies as I call them and also millipedes and some other pest or a mold bacteria that creates a pest of some kind but I need a good residual for Bacteria and pests and pet safe . Indiana State so thats where I am so The Heat is going to be the worse so the best is what I need for a many a pest and also something for the auto and the best residual on concrete as well as vinyl,wood,metal and yard
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    Cyzmic CS would be a good choice for general insect control and spider control. Even though Brown Recluse spiders are very scary to have in your house they are no harder to get rid of than any other spider. The hardest part of getting rid of the brown recluse is finding them since they like to remain hidden. Cyzmic CS would be a great choice for indoor and outdoor spider control. Spraying Cyzmic CS will also help to get rid of the insects (silverfish, sow bugs aka rollie pollies and millipedes) that spiders feed on and that will help to stop new spiders from moving in. Indoors, spray around all baseboards, door frames, window frames, under appliances, in closets and storage rooms and in areas where utilities enter into the structure. Outdoors you should spray around the bottom of the foundation, on the ground adjacent to the foundation, door frames, window frames and places where the utilities enter into the structure. As for the mold or bacteria you have noticed, this problem would need to be treated with a different product. Boracare with Moldcare can be used to treat mold and certain wood fungus on unfinished wood. If you have a mold/bacteria problem in other areas you would need to contact a professional.
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  • Asked by Brenda from Huntsville
    05/28/2016
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    Will spraying Cyzmic CS Insecticide on plants harm them?
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    As long as you are not spraying the Cyzmic CS on edibles of any kind, the Cyzmic is safe for you to spray on plants like trees, flowers and bushes without it harming them. 

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  • Asked by Broderick
    02/12/2016
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    What is the mixing ratio for Cyzmic CS Micro-encapsulated Insecticide?
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    The mixing ratio for Cyzmic CS Micro-encapsulated Insecticide is 0.2 fl. oz. per gallon of water for maintenance treatments.

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  • Asked by Nathan from Sc
    03/21/2013
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    At what rate do you use Cyzmic SC outdoors for mosquitoes?
    I read the product label, I see where it says .2 oz per gallon, but then listed below that it has the concentration listed at .8 with note 4, which says use .6 for residual control. If I was going to spray outside of my home on the brick, eves, & shrubs & trees, at what rate would I use to kill & provide a residual for mosquitoes?
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    For mosquito control outdoors where the product will be in contact with UV rays and rain we recommend using the highest allowed usage rate which is 0.8 fl. oz. per gallon of water (0.06% active ingredient) as it will have the fastest knockdown and last the longest.
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  • Asked by Steve from Norfolk, Va
    09/13/2016
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    Can you mix Cyzmic CS with Talstar P?
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    There really is no reason to mix Cyzmic CS and Talstar P as they're both synthetic pyrethroids so there would be nothing to gain by mixing these products together. Mixing these two products would make the concentration too strong and instead may act as a repellent causing insects to simply avoid the treated areas prolonging the infestation.

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  • Asked by Michael from Franklin, Tn
    05/13/2014
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    Is Cyzmic CS safe for indoor use around children?
    I have a recluse spiders in my home. We have hardwood, carpet and tile flooring. I was wanting to know about using the spray indoors as I have a crawling baby, who puts everything in her mouth, and if it is harmful to my baby and my 4 year old.
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    Cyzmic CS is safe for children and pets if applied when they are not in the area and the treated spaces are completely dried prior to re-entry. It will only be applied directly to indoor cracks and crevices.
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  • Asked by Nathanael from Murrieta, Ca
    06/08/2016
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    Would Cyzmic CS be good to use on my lawn to get rid of mites/ticks?
    We have these super tiny red bugs that get on my puppy everytime he goes out on the lawn in southern California. At first, we thought they were baby ticks, then maybe mites of some sort. I've tried Permethrin SFR, but still see them. What is the best/strongest thing to use?
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    Cyzmic CS Micro-encapsulated Insecticide would be a great propduct to use as a lawn broadcast to kill and prevent clover mites and over 200 other labeled insects. Simply mix 0.8 oz per gallon of water and apply as a liberal braodcast spray over your entire lawn. Outdoor applications such as these would require a retreatment every 30-60 days. Be sure to keep children and pets out of the treated area until it dries completely. Once dry, it is completely safe for pets. 

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  • Asked by Quennehen from Avenel, Nj
    06/17/2014
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    Can Cyzmic CS Micro-encapsulated Insecticide be mixed with Gentrol to kill German roaches?
    I live in an apartment complex and it seems that everybody here is having a problem with german roaches. The exterminator came twice but the problem is not being solved. I decided to order Cyzmic, Gentrol, Invict Gold and D-fense dust to treat the problem. My question is: Can you mix Cyzmic with Gentrol, and do you apply the Invict gold before or after you spray the mix? I want to make sure that I don't contaminate the gel bait. Also, How often should I do the treatment with the mix and the gel? And can I spray the mix on the counter tops and furniture? Thanks.
    A
    Yes, the Cyzmic CS Micro-encapsulated Insecticide can and should be mixed with the Gentrol IGR and a gallon of water to perform the application at one time. The order in which you apply the products is not very important, making sure to keep the roach bait and the spray completely separate is most important. We recommend putting the Invict Gold Roach Bait Gel up high in cabinets, drawers, and under the lip of the countertops and spray along the baseboards. You want to make sure that you don't get the spray on the bait or place the bait on top of the areas that have been sprayed. The Cyzmic CS Micro-encapsulated Insecticide can be reapplied after 21 days and the Invict Gold Roach Bait Gel can be reapplied as needed. You should NOT spray your countertops or any other food preparation surface.
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  • Asked by Ken from Phoenix Az
    07/10/2012
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    How much finshed dilution will 1 quart of Cyzmic cs make at a the maximum legal percentage?
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    The highest labeled rate is .8oz Cyzmic per gallon of water.  The quart bottle contains 32 oz.  This equates to 40 finished gallons at the highest rate of application.
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  • Asked by Josh from Ashland, Ohio
    05/20/2016
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    Why isn't Cyzmic CS Micro-encapsulated Insecticide working with carpenter bees?
    I have mixed this at 1/2 oz per gallon of water. I sprayed there area of living twice. Today I mixed some up and actually sprayed them while they were flying/hovering around there nests and most of them shook it off like it was nothing. I may have killed one or two but what gives?
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    Cyzmic CS Micro-encapsulated Insecticide does not kill on contact. The insect has to ingest the product or it has to make its way through the follicles into the insect.  It does not sound like it has been enough time to knockdown the population.  We also recommend to dust in the holes that are bored so that the larvae would be killed. Be sure to review our Carpenter Bee Guide.
     

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  • Asked by James from Boston Ma
    08/26/2011
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    Is Cyzmic CS kill Bed bug eggs? Is any other products will kill the bed bugs eggs?
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    Cyzmic CS is not labeled to kill bedbug eggs. Both Bedlam aerosol and Sterifab are labeled to kill bedbugs and their eggs. You should note that even those products that can kill the eggs do not kill the eggs 100% of the time and repeat treatments every 7-10 days will still be required.
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  • Asked by Daulton from Texas
    06/01/2016
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    Do you need a professional applicator license to purchase Cyzmic CS Micro-encapsulated Insecticide?
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    In most states you do not need a license to use the products on our website if you are using them on your own property. You will need a license if you are treating other people's property for profit. There are some products on our website that are restricted in certain states and if you are in the named state you will not be able to purchase that product. The state restrictions are listed on each individual product page like Cyzmic CS Micro-encapsulated Insecticide, TX is not one of them.

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  • Asked by Julia from Keizer, Or
    06/21/2014
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    Will this product help control indoor and outdoor fly infestation?
    We have had a major problem with large flies since early spring thanks to a neighbor having had a sheep housed next to our shared fence. I keep fly strips up inside and bait bags outside with no reduction in the fly population.
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    Cyzmic CS is labeled for flies and will provide a lasting residual but a slower kill. It can be used both inside and out and will help kill any flies that land on the treated surface.  We would also recommend for outdoors the Maxforce Fly Spot Bait that kills flies in a minute or less in most cases. Maxforce Fly Spot Bait is labeled for use indoors and outdoors in commercial settings and outdoors for residential settings.  Just one small spot of bait will last up to 6 weeks to provide indoors and 30 days outdoor control of pesky flies.
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  • Asked by Gj from Long Branch
    01/27/2017
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    What are the pros/cons of using Cyzmic CS over Bifen IT for mosquito control?
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    Cyzmic CS is an encapsulated insecticide, which means each bit of active ingredient is protected in its own capsule. This helps the active ingredient to stay stable for longer, especially in the harsh heat, sunlight, and rainfall many areas get during the Summer months when mosquitoes are most prevalent. Encapsulation also helps to distribute the product more evenly over surfaces like foliage, and it keeps the product in place better, preventing runoff. Since mosquitoes may only touch a leaf in a few small spots, encapsulated insecticides give us the best chance that a mosquito or other target pest will pick up a bigger chunk of that active ingredient more quickly. We also use less product per application, and applicators get less exposure to active ingredients . The only real disadvantage to a product like Cyzmic CS is that it costs more per application than Bifen IT. If you have a very large area to treat or need the extra flexibility of some of the additional pests on the Bifen IT label, then the Bifen may be a better choice for you.

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