Delta Dust Insecticide - Questions & Answers

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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 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 Ken from Cleveland, Tx
    04/22/2017
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    Is Delta Dust safe to use in a vegetable garden?
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    Delta Dust Insecticide cannot be used on or around anything edible.  A better option would be the Sevin Dust or Bonide Eight.

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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 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 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 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 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 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 Lela from Victoria, Tx 77901
    06/03/2013
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    What product do you recommend for ants that are coming out of my electrical outlets?
    Mainly in the kitchen but also on the mantel of my fireplace, where I have electrical outlets.
    A
    You could definitely use a dust like Delta Dust and puff it into the outlets and wall voids to treat ants. Depending on what type of ants you are dealing with you could use our Complete Ant Kit  as well.
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  • Asked by Sherry from Chandler Indiana
    09/20/2014
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    Can Delta Dust be used in a hose sprayer?
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    Delta Dust cannot be applied in a liquid hose end sprayer. It should be applied dry using a dust applicator.
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  • Asked by Nm
    05/08/2014
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    Will this help against "Homoeosoma nebulella a.k.a Sunflower moth". Please need help ASAP.
    I did research and found my sunflowers have sunflower moth and I want to know if this product would help me. Also I would like any other insecticide recommendation to fight off sunflower moth. Thank You
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    We would recommend to use Dipel Dust and applywhen the flowers begin to shed pollen; this is when the eggs of the moths have hatched and the larvae are beginning to grow but before the seeds have formed. You can apply early morning or late afternoon to minimize bee exposure.
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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 Eileen from Houston, Tx
    07/12/2013
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    What do i need to use to get rid of crazy ants in my kitchen?
    I have ordered Delta Dust and it should be here soon. Will that work to get rid of the ants? What can I use in my kitchen that will not poison me but will keep "all" bugs out of my home?
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    If you have had the species of ant in your home identified by a professional, and you indeed have the species know as the crazy ant, then you will have a limited amount of products to use to control the colony. Crazy ants are extremely hard to control and most products do not work to eliminate the entire colony at its source which is your main objective. The Delta Dust you ordered will only kill the ones that come into direct contact with it and will only temporarily give you relief over the ants in your home. A better option would be to use a bait labeled for crazy ants like the Advion Ant Bait Gel inside in areas you see them trailing, and use a non-repellant spray called Termidor around the foundation of your home for controlling the population outside and to help drop the numbers inside your home. Both products are items with delayed kills that allow the ants to spread it to other ants in the colony for a larger effect and allows it to get back to the queen. Termidor can only be used outdoors around your foundation of your home but it will kill almost any bug that comes into contact with it and will do a great job of keeping pest out of your home in the future. If used properly, you should not need to spray inside you home for the ants you have currently or any other pest  down the road. As long as you follow the label on both the Advion Ant Gel and the Termidor when spraying, both are completely safe. Even though the Delta Dust would not be the best option for your current pest problem, it is a great barrier dust to use indoors around baseboards and cracksand crevices for added control. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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  • Asked by Robert from Houston Tx
    02/17/2014
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    I live in Houston Tx and want a dust to apply to exterior brick weep holes. Suggestions?
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    Delta Dust would work if you are treating the exterior of your home as it is the only waterproof dust product available. To see if Delta Dust will work for the pest you are treating, please consult the product label.
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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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