Delta Dust Insecticide - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Rebecca from Columbus, Ne
    09/13/2017
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    Does Delta Dust Insecticide kill millipedes?
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    Yes, Delta Dust Insecticide is labeled to kill millipedes. 

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  • Asked by Fj from San Jose, Ca
    06/12/2013
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    Where else can we buy this Product and is it available?
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    Delta Dust Insecticide is a professional grade that is not available retail. We would be more than happy ship you this product as we do offer free standard shipping.
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  • Asked by Regina from Oklahoma
    03/17/2017
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    Do you have to wear PPE when applying Delta Dust?
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    Yes, we recommend wearing Personal Protection Equipment as Delta Dust Insecticide is a professional grade product.

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  • Asked by Kala from Amarillo, Tx
    03/04/2014
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    Safe for pregnant women?
    Delta Dust is listed as an insecticide that is used in my workplace for quarterly pest control. If they do not spray in my office, is it still safe to walk in the hallways or other offices that were treated?
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    Absolutely! You can frequent areas that have been treated with Delta Dust without any cause for concern. However, you would want to make sure that you are out of the treatment area while the application is being performed. Once the application is complete, it is perfectly safe to return to the treated area as long as it has been used according to the product label.
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  • Asked by Paul from Chicago
    08/25/2014
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    Will 1lb of Delta Dust treat a basketball size Yellow Jacket Nest?
    I have a basketballl sized yellow jacket nest that I plan on using Delta dust to treat entrance and then inject into nest (in attic). Will 1lb of product be enough for this endeavor?
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    A 1lb bottle of Delta Dust is enough to treat 1,000 sq feet. When applying, the duster should be filled only halfway - no more than two-thirds full. This allows for adequate air space to create the desired air/dust mixture prior to application. If there is too much dust in the duster, clumps of dust on treated surfaces may result, leading to overapplication. Please refer to our Article "How to Get Rid of Yellow Jackets" before treating for safety tips and proceedures.
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  • Asked by Bob from Santa Ana California
    07/09/2014
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    What is the shelf life of Delta dust or eco pco dx dust?
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    The shelf life of Delta Dust and Eco PCo Dust is 3 years form purchase date. The delta dust should still be effective, as long as it was properly stored in a dry moderate temperature area.
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  • Asked by Angie from Ohio
    07/11/2012
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    How come I can't dust Delta Dust on baseboards? And how long before it will start working on killing bed bugs
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    You can use Delta in the cracks and crevices in and around your baseboards. You should not apply it on the outside of the baseboards because it will get moved around just through normal daily activities (walking past, vacuuming, sweeping, etc) and will not remain in the areas where you applied it. Bedbugs usually start dying within 1 week of coming into contact with areas treated with Delta dust. Please note that you should not use Delta Dust alone to combat bedbug infestations as it is slow acting. Please checkout our bedbug kits for our product recommendations.
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  • Asked by Arthur from Norwood Ma.
    06/27/2013
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    Will Delta Dust kill springtails? I have so many.
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    Delta Dust Insecticide is not labeled to treat springtails. However, if they were to travel through a treated area, it is a strong possible they will die. Please read our article "How to Get Rid of Springtails" which contains all of the information you need to eradicate and prevent springtails.
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  • Asked by Jess from Connecticut
    10/10/2012
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    Delta dust - anythying similar?
    is there anything similar to delta dust that can be shipped to CT? Is this product safe to use with children or will it travel at all? We are thinking of using a dust in our attic (the kids dont go there, but it is attached through a door from our child's room). Looking at controlling, actually completely removing (hopefully) carpet beetle larvae.
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    You can purchase and use Evergreen dust for use in the attic in CT. The dust should not be broadcast over the entire attic. Instead you should concentrate on dusting the cracks, crevices and voids and other areas where these insects harbor. If you have vents that blow air through the attic and into the home caution should be used to take care the dust is not blown through the vents. To learn more about carpet beetle elimination, please take a few minutes to read our article : Carpet Beetle Pest Control
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  • Asked by Kathrin from San Antonio, Tx
    05/12/2014
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    Will Delta Dust kill Springtails?
    Can I apply Delta Dust inside of plug/light outlets if I remove the cover?
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    Delta Dust Insecticide is not labeled to treat springtails. However, if they were to travel through a treated area, it is a strong possible they will die. Please read our article "How to Get Rid of Springtails" which contains all of the information you need to eradicate and prevent springtails.
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  • Asked by Kay from Valdosta, Ga
    02/13/2018
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    Can you place Delta Dust Insecticide inside the couch, like underneath it where the wood is located?
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    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.

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  • Asked by Alex from Clemson, Sc
    09/06/2013
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    How long Delta Dust stays active in a container?
    I have Delta Dust that is few years old. I cannot find any expiration date on the container.
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    Delta Dust will remain effective as long as it stays dry.  You should keep the lid on at all times and keep it away from moisture.  We have customers that have had Delta Dust for over 5 years and it is still effective.
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  • Asked by Thomas from Cumberland Ri
    10/20/2011
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    Since Delta dust is not for sale in RI do you offer another dust which I could apply in wet places?
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    Unfortunately Delta dust is the only water proof dust on the market.
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  • Asked by Katie from New York, Ny
    03/01/2018
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    Can I dust areas with Delta Dust that have already been dusted with Boric Acid? Will they react?
    I am treating for carpenter ants. I have already treated with Boric Acid, but I want to try the Delta Dust. If the two dusts are combined will they react?
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    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.

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  • Asked by Andrew from San Francisco, Ca
    10/28/2015
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    What is the difference between Delta dust and Alpine dust?
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    The difference between Delta Dust and Alpine Dust are the active ingredients. Delta Dust is waterproof and contains deltamethrin. Alpine is a reduced risk dinotefuran dust. Both will last many months in undisturbed voids and treat many insects.

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  • Asked by Stephanie
    10/23/2014
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    Is Delta Dust Insecticide effective for killing roaches? I have an incredible problem.
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    Yes, Delta Dust Insecticide is effective for killing roaches. Delta Dust Insecticide would be best used in the wall voids. You cam remove the faceplates of your electrical outlets and dust inside the wall voids. However, if you have a roach infestation we would highly recommend our Roach Control Kit #2. This professional kit includes 1 packet of Demon WP Insecticide (which makes 4 gallons of finished solution) for spraying the outside perimeter of the home and inside underneath appliances, behind cabinets, under toilets and sinks, etc. You'll also get 4 x 35 gram tubes of Invict Gold Roach Bait Gel--one of the best roach baits on the market. Invict Gold can be applied up high in the kitchen in the corner of cabinets and in cracks and crevices in kitchens and bathrooms. The bait contains a slow-acting poison that attracts and kills feeding roaches, who also spread the bait to other roaches by contact or by sharing food. Finally, 20 Gentrol Point Source stations provide an IGR (Insect Growth Regulator) that will stop roaches from laying eggs, helping to halt the infestation. The combination of an IGR with roach bait is a highly effective roach control strategy that is widely used by pest control professionals. Demon WP must be applied with a 1 gallon pump sprayer, like the Chapin 1 gallon sprayer.
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  • Asked by Jeffrey from Hauula, Hawaii
    06/05/2014
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    How to treat inside hollow concrete block walls for roaches. Beach house in Hawaii on ocean.
    I have tried everything, even tented the house but the enamel paint on the walls prevented penetration of gas. Place is clean, tight, no garbage problems, and I have used powders in attic and interior walls, built on slab. They have moisture from the ocean and humidity, and food might be old dead comrades in the walls. This has been going on for years and in summer they come out in numbers and die on floor...stink up the place, seem to stay inside walls mostly during rest of year. I am thinking of drilling holes at intervals and putting a cap in the hole for treatment access. Have caulked many gaps, still have a few trim boards to do. Spray(cedar oil) and worse stuff and gel every 3 months, exterior granules and spray. Roaches not infesting inside house, come out of walls and die on floor...scares the vacation renters. What can I put in these walls that will fume the voids? I am afraid to let up on the treatments and have not tried stuff that gets carried back into the walls...they die before they can return. Need a roach expert guru opinion.
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    There is not a product that can create a fog within the wall voids. Using an insecticide dust such as Delta Dust is the longest lasting treatment for voids since the formulation is very stable. This dust is also moisture resistant. You can use residual sprays along baseboards and baits in cracks and crevices up high. You can also place glue boards in areas where you have seen activity to better identify what kind of roaches you are seeing so that you can better tailor your treatment.
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  • Asked by Mdj from Philadelphia, Pa
    05/28/2015
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    Which is the most powerful bed bug repellent
    I know about the options for non-repellent treatment (like Temprid SC, Phantom, etc) but I really need a repellent solution: I'm only getting bed bugs from one source - through the wall of a neighboring house (the person who lives there is very old and doesn't want to combat the bed bugs!). So I want to spray a repellent along that side of my house.
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    We do not carry any products that will repel bed bugs. If you share an adjoining wall with someone who has bed bugs, we would recommend using a dust, such as Delta Dust, in the wall void if you can put anything under the baseboards. This is a long term treatment for bed bugs, as well as various other pests as well. You will do a thin layer on the floor so that the bed bugs walk through it and dry out. This is not instant and should be done every seven months. This could be a possible solution so that they do not keep coming into your unit.
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  • Asked by Ave from Morgantown
    11/30/2016
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    Will Delta Dust treat for carpet beetles and bed bugs?
    I have bedbugs nymphs in one of the bedrooms and various carpet beetles. I have read that Delta Dust will last up to 6 months but is it safe to walk on the carpets after application? Will this transfer to my bed after walking on the carpets or do I need to vacuum after applying?
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    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. 

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  • Asked by Brian from Norman
    01/29/2014
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    Is Delta Dust safe around animals?
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    Delta Dust should only be applied to cracks and crevices that are inaccessible to animals. Please refer to the product label for application instructions.
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