You should always keep Drione Dust and other insecticides out of reach of pets, especially birds. We would not recommend using Drione Dust directly in or on bird cages or resting areas. If you are using the dust in a neighboring room as directed on the product label, then you would not need to remove the birds from the home. Be sure to use an appropriate duster such as a Bellow Hand Duster to apply insecticide dust and avoid unnecessary exposure of people and animals to the insecticide. Using a duster will get the dust directly into cracks and crevices and help you to avoid over-application. Any excess or visible dust should be cleaned up with a moist paper towel before pets re-enter the area.
You can use a liquid concentrate such as Cyzmic CS around the foundation to leave a residual for the target insects, but it would be best to keep looking until you find how they are getting in and out of the void area for the best control. What kind of bees are you treating?
Drione Dust can be used in cracks and crevices, wall voids, etc. around the tub and bathroom. It will kill silverfish, springtails, and other insects that contact the treated area.
Drione Dust would only really work if you were to dust directly into the nest, but it can take longer for this treatment to work. Even if you dust inside the rocky cover you risk the fact that may not come in contact with the product. We highly recommend that you take a look at our "How to get rid of Wasps" article. It is better to treat with an insecticide that can give you a better and longer residual, so we would recommend our Wasp and Hornet Control Kit and our Complete Professional Bee Suit for safety.
Drione Dust can be applied to the attic. You should concentrate on dusting the cracks, crevices and voids and other areas where the 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.
Drione Dust does not come in a liquid formulation. It should be applied using a duster. According to the manufacturer's MSDS, Drione has a very mild, tea-like odor. For more information on treating for ants, please click on the links below. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Ant Control Products
Drione Dust will work great for this, along with a B&G 1150 Bulb Duster. At night after dusk when the bee activity is minimal, dust the area where they are flying in, coating the entry point. When the bees fly in and out in the morning they will get the dust on their bodies and bring it back into the nest. The bees will pass the dust around and usually within 24 - 48 hours (depending on colony size) the colony should be dead.
The formulation of Drione Dust has not changed. There was a pyrethrins shortage several years ago which caused Drione Dust to be hard to find for some time, but there have not been any stocking issues for awhile. It is important to store Drione Dust in a dry area with low humidity and to keep the top securely closed. If the dust gets damp or is stored in a humid area, then the dust could clump up and be more difficult to apply. If you have purchased from us and believe there is an issue with product you received, please contact us and have the manufacturer’s lot stamp handy for us to reference.