Yes, you can apply Delta Dust Insecticide in furniture under the cushions, at furniture joints, and behind fabric tacking. We recommend using a hand duster such as the B&G Bulb Duster 1150 when applying insecticide dusts. Be sure that you do not apply dust directly on skin contact areas. Excess dust can be wiped up with a damp paper towel.
Delta Dust Insecticide will not react with boric acid dusts but applying too much dust to an area can make insects avoid it. If you can see the dust so can they, we would not recommend applying both in the same area.
Yes, Delta Dust Insecticide is labeled to kill millipedes.
Delta Dust is labeled to treat both bedbugs and carpet beetles. However, it would not be applied in areas where walking on it would be an issue. It is labeled for application in cracks and crevices only. For bed bug control, Delta Dust will not eradicate an infestation and is meant to be used along with other products. It would be a good idea to take a look at our Bed Bug Control Guide for more information on how to do a complete treatment for bed bugs.
Many products that will treat bed bugs will also treat for carpet beetles, but with different application instructions. Please see the below for tips on treating for carpet beetles, and always follow the product label instructions.
How to Get Rid of Carpet Beetles
Carpet beetle infestations can be very difficult to control. The best weapon for getting rid of them is to combine cleaning and insecticides.
• Vacuuming: Carpet beetle larvae like to feed in dark, undisturbed locations like closets, attics, basements, and storage areas. The wide availability of food sources for the larvae (including dust and lint, and pet hair) makes vacuuming the best way to ensure there is minimal food for the larvae to feed on. Vacuuming can also help to remove the larvae and adult beetles already in the home. Regular vacuuming and laundering of rugs, furniture, and linens can help to ensure the beetles are removed and have no food source. If you find a contaminated item, bag and remove this item from your home, if possible.
• Proper storage: Before storing silks, woolens, or furs, dry clean as the beetles are attracted to stains and soiled garments. Store in a well-sealed container, using mothballs. Mothballs can limit the beetle’s attraction to the wool or silk. Store pet food, dried meat, and other dried animal products in a well-sealed container.
• Insecticides: For things that cannot be washed or dry cleaned, insecticides are the best bet for prevention and eradication. Temprid SC is an excellent products to use.
Insecticides can be used for spot-treatments, as a boundary at the edges of rugs, under rugs, under furniture, walls and floors of closets, shelving, cracks, and lint or dust accumulating areas. Be careful around oriental rugs or other fabrics, as some insecticides can stain. Never spray clothing or bedding with insecticide, and always read instructions.
• Outdoor maintenance: Adult carpet beetles are most commonly found outside. They feed on pollen and nectar, but lay eggs in bird, rodent, bee, or wasp nests or old spider webs to give the larvae an abundant food source. Clearing these away from your home, along with checking near highly pollinating plants near your house and checking cut flowers for the beetles before bringing them inside.