D-Fense Deltamethrin Dust should not be mixed with or applied directly to water in any way. It is waterproof if exposed to water after application. When used as directed on the product label as a dust it can last up to 8 months in undisturbed areas.
You can locate local bee keepers by contacting your local cooperative extension office. Many bee farmers will come remove honey bees free of charge because of the recent decline in the honey bee population. If this is not an option for you, you can use a hand duster to apply a dust product such as D-Fense Dust into and around the area where the bees seem to be gaining access to your home. Over a period of a couple of days to a week (timeline will depend on how many bees are contacting the treated area) this will kill off the colony that has taken up residence in your home. Any insecticide applications should be done very early in the morning or very late in the evening when the bees are less active. After the bees have been eliminated it is important to remove the bee hive from the void where the bees were nesting. Failure to remove the hive can lead to mold issues and secondary infestation from hive beetles and other insects. If the bee hive is in an area that is not easily accessible you may want to consider hiring a professional pest control operator.
Each of these products will help with Springtails, when used in certain locations. Have you located the nesting site? This is going to be an area where it is dark and damp. Sometimes, located the problem areas is the biggest factor when treating for Springtails.
Possible Nesting sites are: under mulch and moist soil, under patio slabs, around pool decks , under logs, pinestraw, and wood chips, under wood decks built, indoors in bath traps, under kitchen or bathroom sinks, and under linoleum, around jacuzzis or hot tubs, in damp crawl spaces and wall voids, under the sheathing, insulation, or sheet rock in the siding of your home if these places are prone to moisture.
Please read our How To Get Rid of Springtails Article for suggested treament procedures.
Yes, D-Fense Deltamethrin Dust is labled for webbing clothes moths. You use this as a crack and crevice treatment in closets and other storage areas where the moths are found. This is an adjunct treatment and will not control moth larvae already on the clothes. Do not apply this product directly to clothing.
D-Fense dust can be applied to any active yellow jacket nest. We do recommend that you wait until late in the evening to do the application as the yellow jackets will be less active and less likely to sting.
Yes, both Delta Dust and D-Fense Dust are water-resistant. If a treated area were covered or washed in water, the you would need to reapply once the area is dry.
Each individual State regulates what products they classify as restricted for various reasons including registration with manufacturer, regulations, etc.Generic insecticides also tend to have less rules than the name brand products when it comes to registering with the State. You should be able to contact the Pesticide Registraton Board through the Deptartment of Agriculture for further information.