Drione Dust - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Jane from New York
    04/05/2017
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    Is Drione Dust safe to use around pet birds?
    I have two budgies and a grackle, as well as a cat. The birds cages are just outside the room being treated, and the cat has free roam. Is this product safe for use around pet birds? How long will they need to be removed from the apartment for treatment?
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    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.

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  • Asked by Dee from Waldorf
    09/03/2013
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    Does Drione Dust work well for killing fleas on concrete floors?
    I have a infestation of fleas and springtails in my basement. The basement is unfinished so there is nothing but cement floors and insulation on walls.
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    Drione is not labeled to be broadcast over floors so we would not recommend it for this use. If the floorplan is wide open and there are no obstructions, we would instead recommend Precor Fogger Plus for this area. The Permethrin in Precor® Plus Fogger immediately kills adult fleas, while Precor IGR prevents pre-adult fleas from creating new infestations of breeding, biting adults.
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  • Asked by Todd from Utica
    11/24/2019
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    Does Drione Dust work for roaches?
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    Drione Dust could be used in cracks and crevices as part of a roach control program, but it should not be used alone.  For more information on a successful treatment program, please review our treatment article on How to Get Rid of Roaches

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  • Asked by Chase from Cecilia, Ky
    04/18/2018
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    How do you kill bees underneath a shed if you dont know where the entrance point is to the nest?
    There are several bees coming and going from underneath my shed but i am unable to pinpoint the exact entrance point. Would spraying all around the perimeter of the siding still be effective since i dont know where the nest is?
    A

    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?

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  • Asked by Stephanie from Ma
    09/17/2018
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    Can Drione Dust be applied in or near AC vents? Also, I have a problem with mice. Will this affect them at all?
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    Drione Dust can be applied near vents but not directly into them.  It will not affect mice.  You can find our mouse control products here.  

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  • Asked by Gerald from Portland, Or
    01/26/2015
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    What can be used to treat inside walls for roaches?
    treat main floor area with bait and igr, treating electrical boxes with insecticide drops as in cabinets. can not use aerosol due to allergies, what else can be done for inside walls.
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    We recommend using a liquid insecticide along baseboards, cracks and crevices and behind appliances such as Alpine WSG. This is a wettable granular that you mix in a 1 gallon pump sprayer. Alpine WSG is labled as reduce risk and meant to be used in sensitive conditions but will still give great results. Inside wall voids, applying Dione Dust with a bellow hand duster will give you a quick kill and last for up to 6 months in undisturbed areas. 
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  • Asked by Nancy from Melville, Ny
    07/02/2017
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    Can I blow Drione dust under the tub and is it effective for springtails and silverfish?
    I am in NY state.
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    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.

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  • Asked by Bill from Kalamazoo, Mi
    07/15/2015
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    Can I use Drione Dust outside in ground cover near a pond to treat for wasps?
    I have a big bee/wasp nest near my pond on rocky terrain surrounded by ivy and ground cover. I can't remove the rocks without getting stung. I have tried but can't find the nest. Can I apply Drione dust to the ivy, rocks, and soil area? I have a newborn and two dogs and was wondering how safe this may be. If Drione is not recommended, what do you suggest? Also, can you suggest equipment and clothing I will need to do this safely? Thank you!
    A

    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.

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  • Asked by B.brew from Ilion,ny
    05/21/2013
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    how well does the bee drilling kitswork in NY you sell ?bil
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    Drione dust works terrific in treating bees. With the application of Drione dust in the holes, the adult bees will pick up the dust and transfer it into the holes to the larvae.
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  • Asked by Catherine from Kansas
    09/18/2014
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    I would like to use Drione Dust in my attic. However, I have an attic or "whole house" fan. Can it be used there? If so, how far from the fan.
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    Drione 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.
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  • Asked by Ash from Tx
    07/17/2018
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    Can I use Drione Dust in the attic?
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    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.

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  • Asked by L from Chicago, Il
    11/04/2011
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    Do I have baby bed Bugs or fleas?
    I bought Drione from you to kill bed bugs, they are almost 100% gone. Now my ankles are being bitten all day by what seems to be fleas. Don't have a pet. I used mattress covers and also Bedlam. Do I have fleas or a baby bed bug problem? Evidence of fleas = Saw one bug seem to jump when I tried to kill it (may have been small fly), small black flecks, biting like fleas on ankles. Evidence of Bed Bugs plus I know I had them but your Drione has helped greatly! Thanks, Jon
    A
    That is a question we cannot answer.  In this situation, it is imperative to identify what you are dealing with.  The best way to do this is to catch one on a glue board or tape or something so that you can take it to a pest control company that has an entomologist on staff or a local college with an entomology department.  Some things you describe could be bed bugs or fleas.  It is too hard for us to give a definitive answer without a specimen to see.  We hope you understand our position.
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  • Asked by Lynda from Hilham, Tn
    08/19/2018
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    Does Drione Dust kill yellow jackets?
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    Drione Dust does not treat for yellow jackets.  As an alternative use Tempo 1% dust

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  • Asked by Alice from Petoskey Mi
    07/19/2014
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    Does Drione dust smell?
    Does Drione come in a liquid? We think we have ant nests.
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    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

    Ant Control Articles

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  • Asked by Dave from Vernon, Ct
    07/24/2018
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    I have wasp nest in outside vent that goes to my bathroom exhaust fan. Can I use Drione Dust on the outside vent?
    A

     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. 

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  • Asked by Russ from Tucson Az
    06/27/2013
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    Can you apply Drione through the toilet to treat septic systems of roaches?
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    Drione Dust is not labled to be used in toilets, drains, sinks, or septic systems.
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  • Asked by Lon from Duncannon, Pa
    08/06/2018
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    Was Drione Dust reformulated?
    It use to work well as a fine dust before it was in short supply. Now since we restocked it, its consistency is more like sand and doesn't puff well into voids. It even sounds gritty when used with a metal extension. What's the deal?
    A

    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.

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  • Asked by P from Rainier, Wa
    07/25/2013
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    Is Drione Dust being manufactured anymore?
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    Yes, we sell Drione Dust in one and seven pound pails with free standard shipping.
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  • Asked by Danny from Ny,ny
    10/16/2011
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    Is Drione dust poisonous to dogs if inhaled or swallowed?
    My dog just recently inhaled some Drione Dust and swallowed some, is it poisonous?
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    Yes, if Drione dust is inhaled or ingested in large quantities your dog could have an adverse reaction to the dust. In small quantities you most likely would not see any reaction other than sneezing as the dust could be irritating to the mucus membranes in the nose and mouth. We recommend that you take your dog to the veterinarian for an examination just to be safe. We have linked the Drione dust product label and MSDS in our answer so you can easily print them out to give to the vet.
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  • Asked by John from Washington Dc
    09/16/2011
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    Can I apply Drione dust beneath my radiators? How close to the radiators can I safely put the dust?
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    Drione dust should not be placed close to a radiator as it could over heat the product making it degrade more quickly than it normally would, and if the radiator gets hot enough it could potentially cause a fire. You should keep the dust far enough from the radiator to keep the dust from repeatedly getting heated up.
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