Drione Dust - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Irene from Yonkers Ny
    08/01/2012
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    What can I use to rid ground hornets in my yard
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    You can use Drione dust directly applied to the nests with a hand duster for ground hornet control. We recommend that you either treat very late in the evening or very early in the morning to minimize the risk of attack. You should note that Drione dust takes a few days to kill the hornets and will not immediately knockdown the insects.
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  • Asked by Cheryl from Aurora
    09/29/2015
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    Is Drione Dust safe around cats that are more sensitive to pyrethrins?
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    Drione Dust does have pyrethrin as one of its active ingredients. When applying any insecticide, you should take great care and concern to not apply it within reach of pets or children. Dust in particular should be applied in areas where it would not be accessible to your cat but also in areas where the dust will remain undisturbed such as behind or underneath household appliances, inside wall voids, and where plumbing enters the home such as underneath kitchen and bathroom sinks.

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  • Asked by Marie from Brookhaven, Pa
    12/13/2016
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    Will applying the Drione Dust bring more bugs out before solving the problem?
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    Drione Dust will kill insects that come into contact with treated areas.  It does not contain anything that will attract insects. 

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  • Asked by Charla from Paola
    10/04/2014
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    On killing Brown Recluyse...
    I want to kill brown recluyse in my home. They are worse upstairs, I wonder if they are in the attic. I've read your recommendations about the Cyper spider kit. But, I like the idea of using Pyrethrin over synthetics. Many of your replies on other questions say that since spiders don't lick their feet the Drione dust doesn't work as well as the Cyper. So, can you tell me how the Cyper works differently than the Drione?
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    Since Brown Recluse spiders are known for hiding in cracks, crevices and hard to reach areas, using Drione or Tempo 1% Dust inside wall voids does provide great control and preventative measures. Treating with Cyper WP will affect the spider directly and also help get ride of the insects that the spiders feed on. Applying Cyper WP indoors and outdoors is recommended. Indoors, spray around all baseboards, door frames, window frames, under appliances, in closets and storage rooms and in areas where utilities enter into the structure. Outdoors you should spray around the bottom of the foundation, on the ground adjacent to the foundation, door frames, window frames and places where the utilities enter into the structure.

    Brown recluse spiders are frequently found in and around boxes stored in closets and attics. Boxes in such places should be taped shut to eliminate potential nesting sites. Unnecessary clutter should be eliminated, spider webs removed from interior and exterior areas, and a thorough vacuuming should be undertaken around, under, and behind furniture.

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  • Asked by Patricia from Central Butte, Sk
    06/10/2017
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    How do I clean up the residue of Drione Dust?
    It is all over my apartment snd i don't feel safe using table and counters. It does not wipe off with water.
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    Since the Drione Dust is a powder, you should just vacuum it up like any other powder on a surface. If it was applied too heavily by a pro to your home you need to report the company for mis-use of product. Dusts - when used indoors - should only be used lightly and directly into crevices, not on surfaces out in the open. Soap and water on a scrub brush should pull the product up as well. 

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  • Asked by Nancy from Arlington, Va
    08/09/2015
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    Will Drione dust damage juniper ground cover?
    I have a yellow jacket nest in juniper ground cover. I can see the nest, but do not want to damage the surrounding ground cover.
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    Drione Dust will not harm Juniper. Be sure to apply directly to the nest in the cooler times of the day. 

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  • Asked by Dan from Atlanta, Ga
    07/10/2013
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    What should I use if I have bees on the outside wall of my house? I want to exterminate them.
    They are behind the painted wood of the outside house. I can see where the bees are going in and out, but can't see the nest. Is Evergreen Pyrethrum Dust 1% strong enough to kill or do I need Drione dust? Or is their something else you would recommend? I have a dog and want the least toxic possible.
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    As long as you are keeping the dog out of the area while you are doing the treatment and keeping the bottle of dust out of its reach, either product you mentioned will be safe for you pet to be around. A dust is definitely the best way to go for a bee nest as it will take the product back to the ones you dont see, just by treating the entry hole. The Drione dust would be our recommendation and will provide a little longer residual. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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  • Asked by Victoria
    02/27/2011
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    We have outdoor fleas because we live in the woods. Will Drione Dust work to get rid of the fleas?
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    Drione dust is labeled for outdoor flea control in lawns. The Drione dust product label (bottom of pg 2) recommends that you use 16 oz per 1,000 sq ft. This type of application can get very expensive and can be washed away when it rains. We recommend you purchase and use our Outdoor Flea Kit which comes with an insecticide to eliminate the jumping biting adults and an Insect Growth regulator to stop the growth cycle of the immature fleas.

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  • Asked by Fran
    06/29/2010
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    Will Drione Dust work to get rid of spring tails? Can you recommend anything? I live in NY. Thanks!
    I just found out that the miniscule pests I see every evening are most likely springtails. They are so small they look like a dot of dirt. They are around my windows (basement and 1st floor), baseboards, bathtub and sink and they jump when I go to kill them. Anyway...I need help to get rid of them! I noticed them last season, didnt know what they were, sprayed...and then they went away...but apparently now I have a larger problem since they are back. Do you think Drione Dust will work or can you recommend anything else? Thanks.
    A
    Spring tails can be tough to eliminate because they reproduce very quickly. In almost every case where people have spring tails, they also have a moisture problem such as a leaking or sweating pipe, poor ventilation in their crawl space, lots of wet mulch right up next to their house, etc. You must locate and correct the moisture problem to get rid of the spring tails, insecticides alone will not do the job. Unfortunately, almost all of the products that are recommended for springtail control are products that cannot be shipped to New York. D-Fense Dust applied to cracks and crevices should help, but the spring tails can take up to a week to die after contacting the dust. You can also use D-Force Aerosol to help knock down the spring tails a bit faster. We recommend applying Demand G granules in the lawn. You could also use FenvaStar EcoCap as a residual indoors in cracks and crevices.
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  • Asked by Stephen from Smithville Tn
    08/12/2014
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    I used Drione Dust to get rid of bedbugs in my apartment complex. They seem to be making a comeback. Help
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    First, using powders or dusts alone will not effectively get rid of a bedbug infestation. Insecticide dusts (such as Drione) and powders take about a week to actually kill insects and in that time the bedbugs can still bite and reproduce. We offer bedbug kits that contain all of the different products you need to eliminate bedbugs and retreatments should be done every 7-10 days until you do not receive a bite for 30 days. Most dusts only need to be applied once every few months and unless you vacuumed. We also highly recommend using mattress and boxspring encasements to help eliminate bedbug infestations. These bedbug proof covers will trap existing bedbugs and eliminate hiding places and make inspections easier.
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  • Asked by Larry from Commack, Ny
    10/12/2011
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    What are the risks and wise precautions for overhead work today where Drione Dust was applied in July 2008?
    I have a main floor bathroom exhaust fan that vents through flexible duct that passes through to the outside above a ceiling where Drione Dust was applied to solve a bee problem in July 2008. Would a contractor be in danger doing a fan replacement? What should I caution him to do or not do?
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    There are three basic active ingredients in Drione dust, Pyrethrins, Piperonyl Butoxide, Amorphous Silica Gel. Both the pyrethrins and Piperonyl Butoxide have lost their potency and should no longer be an issue for anyone. The Amorphous Silica Gel however does not fade away over time, it is a desiccant and can be irritating if it gets in your eyes or if it is inhaled. People working around these old deposits of dust should wear eye protection and a dust mask and should wash their hands before eating, drinking or using the toilet.
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  • Asked by Michael from Natick, Ma
    03/12/2014
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    Can I apply Drione dust to an area where I had bees entering last season to kill them this season?
    I had bees entering an opening by my basement window at the end of last summer. I am afraid that they have a nest in my wall and want to kill them before they become active this spring. Can I apply Drione dust before I see any activity this spring?
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    Drione Dust can be applied to voids and nest entry ways that had previous activity or current activity as the dust will last. You should apply using a dust applicator and when the bees are less active (at night or very early in the morning). Dusting entry points also helps with the treatment of other insects too.
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  • Asked by Chris from Ghent, Ny
    05/31/2017
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    Can Drione Dust be added to latex stain?
    Will dust mix with latex stain as carpenter bee prevention? If so, how much per gallon?
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    Drione Dust cannot be mixed with any type of paint or stain.  D Fense SC is a liquid concentrate that would be a better option as it is actually labelled to be mixed with paint in order to prevent carpenter bees. 

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  • Asked by Paul from Page, Az
    06/30/2015
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    Will Drione Dust work on Dust Mites?
    I have an infestation of dust mites in a building I have recently moved into. I am constantly cleaning to try and limit the numbers but still find them daily. I have tile floor and wood base boards where they seem to be hiding and coming from. Is this product suggested for these creatures? If so how should I go about using it?
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    Drione Dust is not labeled for dust mites. I would recommend switching to a product such as bedlam that is labeled for dust mites.

     

    Dust mite allergies can cause sneezing, nasal congestion, itchy eyes, respiratory issues, eczema, and most severely, asthma. While you won’t find dust mite bites on your family members, exposure to dust mites in the first year of life can cause a lifelong allergy to this pest, so learning how to kill dust mites is important for your family’s health. A multi-step approach to dust mites treatment is the best course of action to rid your home and prevent dust mite accumulation.

    • Reducing humidity: Using a dehumidifier or air conditioner to reduce the humidity to at or below 50 percent humidity in the air and reducing the air temperature will slow and eventually impede the life cycle of dust mites, since the lower humidity makes it difficult for the mites to absorb water in the air. This is a very important step in getting rid of these pests.
    • Vacuuming: If possible, use a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Arresting) filter compatible vacuum to trap the microscopic mites and particulates. Dust commonly contains other allergens, including pet dander, cigarette ash, mold spores, pollen, and other insect feces, so vacuuming can help alleviate many symptoms of allergies. 
    • Bedding maintenance: Switching out woolen or feather bedding for synthetic materials, as well as replacing traditional stuffed animals with washable ones, can lessen the accumulation of mites. Washing all bedding at hot temperatures once a week, or freezing non-washables overnight, can kill the existing dust mites. Using allergen-impermeable dust mite covers for mattresses or pillowcases can help to prevent more mites to live in your bedding once you have gotten rid of them. Cleaning mattresses and box springs is also important, and deep cleaning with a steam cleaner can achieve this. 
    • Insecticides: Some insecticides can be used as spot treatments for killing dust mites (and other pests) on contact and when used in conjunction with proper cleaning, a good dust mite spray can be a powerful tool against dust mites.
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  • Asked by Kelly from Hamburg Ny
    07/12/2015
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    Can you sell and ship Drione Dust to New York State?
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    Yes, we do sell Drione Dust and we can ship it to New York. We offer free shipping!

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  • Asked by Albert from Bedford, New York
    07/18/2012
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    Cicada Killer Wasps. I have established nests and would like to kill the eggs that have been deposited.
    1. Pyrethrin spray in hole 1st -- then Drione Dust for established nests. 2. Drione Dust in hole 1st -- then Pyrethrin spray for established nests. 3. What's best to use for new nests made that day? 4. Should I keep the area dry if using either of the above? 4. What's the closest I can get to Cymethrin and the strongest that can be shipped to me (I live in New York State)?
    A

    You can spray pyrethrins in the individual holes and then after the application dries dust each of the hoels with Drione dust (the Drione dust will not work when wet). Below is the usual recommendations for cicada killer wasps:

    Cicada Killer wasps thrive in disturbed environments, such as landscaped yards and places where bare soil is exposed. You can discourage the wasps from nesting in your yard by cutting your grass on the highest setting and by adding a thick layer of mulch to flower beds during the Cicada Killer Wasp season. These wasps do not like over saturated lawns either, so over watering during their season will help prevent them. Unfortunately, there is no fool proof way to prevent cicada killer wasps. For current infestations, you would need to use Drione in each individual burrow.


    We also like to let our customers know that the Cicada Killer wasps are beneficial insects that provide free pest control for a couple months each year. Cicada killer wasps paralyze and provision their burrows with other insects to feed their young.  The beneficial Cicada killer wasps, while large and intimidating to see, are mostly harmless and there have been very few reports of anyone getting stung by just being near them. In most cases where a sting was reported, the wasps were being held or molested in some way.

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  • Asked by John from Liberty, Mo
    05/10/2012
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    How many pounds of Drione do you need to treat a 3600 sq foot house for spiders and which duster would be best?
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    According to the Drione dust product label you will need to use 16 oz per 1,000 sq ft of surface area being treated. Most folks will only use 1 lb of dust when treating their home because they are not covering all 3,600 sq ft. Instead all treatments are kept to cracks, crevices and voids around the perimeter of the rooms. The Bellow Hand Duster is our best selling hand duster for home owners.
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  • Asked by Lela
    08/21/2019
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    Can I mix Drione Dust with water to easily spray on different surfaces?
    I am looking for treatment for bed bugs.
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    Drione Dust should not be mixed with water. It is labeled to apply to voided areas and those areas you cannot spray a liquid solution. We recommend that you treat with one of our Bedbug Kits. Please find detailed information on treating for this insect in our How to Get Rid of Bedbugs Article.

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  • Asked by Mark from Buffalo N.y.
    05/30/2012
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    Is Drione dust the best available product for reg. and carpenter ants for N.Y.?
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    Drione dust will help eliminate any type of ant that crosses over treated areas and is a good choice for ant control. Drione works very well when applied directly to ant nests in voids and cracks and crevices as well.
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  • Asked by Kay from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    11/11/2016
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    Will Drione Dust kill ticks that are hiding in an open hole in my walls, and cracks and crevices?
    I wanted to try and eliminate them myself because the exterminator quoted me $625. How often should I apply? I have also bought Bifen I/T, Pivot IGR, and Permethrin. I have treated my dogs with Bravecto. And when applying the dust, should I first apply the liquid insecticide first, then let it dry, and then apply the dust? Would Delta Dust be just as effective as Drione? How often should I retreat to break the life cycle?
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    Drione Dust is labeled to treat for ticks. Yes, you would want to use the Bifen IT indoors around the baseboards and cracks and crevices, and then apply the dust. Delta Dust is also labeled for ticks, and is waterproof as well, so if you are using both that might be a better option for your application. You would wat to use the Permethrin product you have for an outdoor application as it is an oil based formulation and could stain some areas. You would want to treat anywhere your dogs go in your yard. We recommend paying special attention to your entrances to your home so that you can get a barrier there.

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