It is not recommended to apply Demand G Granules in the rain. The granules do need to be watered in after application, so you can apply right before it is going to rain so that the rain will activate the product instead of it being watered in by hand.
Demand G granules is an excellent option for 2-3 month control of grasshoppers in your lawn. The product will applied with a speader and watered in.
If you are looking for a liquid solution, Demand CS would be an excellent option as well. This can also be used indoors around the baseboards, cracks and crevices. This will last approximately 90 days indoors and 30 days outdoors.
Once the Demand G has been watered in and dried it will not be reactivated by rain or irrigation to make it unsafe for your pets to be in the lawn. While large amounts of rain can certainly reduce the length of time the Demand lasts outdoors, average rain and irrigation it is designed to hold up to.
Yes, Demand G Granules will be very helpful in getting rid of a springtail infestation. First and foremost we recommend addressing any moisture issues in and around your home as springtails tend to nest in areas where there is excess moisture. In conjunction with Demand G, it would be a good idea to use Bifen IT as an indoor crack and crevice treatment and a barrier treatment around the foundation of your home.
We don't have the exact spreader setting for your model spreader. The easiest way to determine the correct setting for your needs is outlined below:
If you need to use 3lbs of product per 1,000 sq ft you would add 3 lb of product to spreader, start with a medium setting, then apply product to a 20 x 50 ft area (1,000 sq ft). If you have product left, your setting is too low. If you run out of product, your setting is too high. Typically if you walk at a normal pace and set the spreader at the middle setting, that is usually the right amount per 1000 square feet. If you only have a few settings, then it is best to start lower and then you can easily increase as needed.
Demand G is labeled for millipede control and will help you limit their numbers greatly. According to the Demand G product label: "For optimal control, remove debris and leaf litter from next to the foundation, cut back vegetation and branches that touch the foundation, and move or rake back rocks, deep mulch, or other potential pest harborage areas next to the foundation prior to application". You should not rely solely on chemical control. There are ways to modify the environment immediately around your home to discourage insects from moving in. Please take a few moments to read our article How to Get Rid of Millipedes to learn how to make your property less desirable to this pest.
<span font-size:13.3333330154419px"="">Demand G has an application rate of 2-3 lbs product per 1000 square feet. So if you can figure out what your walking speed is then you know anytime you apply any product that calls for so much of it per 1000 square feet, you always set your spreader on this setting. You can calibrate this by marking off a 1000 square foot (10 x 100) area and placing 4 ounces of any type of product of similar granule size, or of the extinguish in the spreader. Start with a low setting and start walking your marked off area at a normal pace. You can adjust as you go and find the basic setting for you to apply the product over a 1000 square feet.