Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Mike from Shell Knob, Mo
    06/20/2012
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    Which products will work for spiders on my boat dock?
    How often would need to spray on this metal dock and wooden walkways ?
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    The most popular spider control product for use around water is Essentria IC3. This is the most popular choice because it effective for spiders, kills most other insects (eliminating the spiders prey which will help keep new spiders from moving back into the area) and it safe to use around water. Most other insecticides are prohibited near the water because of the risk of contaminating the water and harming aquatic animals. You will need to repeat the application once a month through the warm season.
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  • Asked by Joanna from Sherrills Ford, Nc
    06/30/2018
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    What can we use to kill spiders on my boat dock?
    We want an environmentally friendly way of killing the spider population on our boat dock. We don't want to use anything that can harm the Lake water and wildlife.
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    The most popular spider control product for use around water is Essentria IC3, because it is effective for spiders, kills most other insects (eliminating the spider's prey which will help keep new spiders from moving back into the area) and it safe to use around water. Most other insecticides are prohibited near the water because of the risk of contaminating the water and harming aquatic animals. You will need to repeat the application once a month through the warm season. 

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  • Asked by John from Essex, Ma
    03/23/2012
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    Does Essentria IC3 kill honey bees?
    I have bee hives on my property. Will this product kill the bees? Thanks, John
    A
    Essentria IC3, like most insecticides, even natural ones, will kill bees if they land on a treated surface.  You should not apply this product or any other type of product intended to kill insects on any flowering plants that the bees may land on.
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  • Asked by Barry from Arlington, Va
    08/25/2012
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    Are you supposed to dilute this product?
    I am interested in spraying outdoors to control mosquitoes.
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    Yes, Essentria IC3 is supposed to be diluted with water. According to the Essentria IC3 product label:" To control adult mosquitoes and other biting flies using ground application, dilute 1 to 3 fluid ounces of Essentria IC3 per gallon of water. Treat harborage areas such as shrubbery and vegetation where mosquitoes/flies may rest. Shrubbery and vegetation
    around stagnant pools, marshy areas, ponds and shorelines may be treated. Repeat as necessary." Please read the product label for complete usage instructions.
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  • Asked by Erica
    06/25/2010
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    Does Essentria IC3 kill roaches?
    Our neighborhood is a former farming area that is full of roaches. Even though we have a pest guy treat our yard, we are finding them inside the house. I want to use a product that won't hurt my family but will kill the roaches. Does this work on roaches?
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    Yes, Essentria IC3 is labeled to kill roaches. Be sure to treat around the perimeter of each room, under appliances, around door frames and window frames and any place where utilities (cables, pipes and wires) enter into the structure.
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    38 of 39 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Jonathan from San Jose Ca
    04/24/2014
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    Is Essentria IC3 safe while pets are around?
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    Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate is safe for people and pets to be around after the treated area has dried. Dry time may take 1-2 hours.
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    35 of 35 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Brooke from Clyo, Ga
    04/26/2013
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    Is Essentria IC3 safe to use in areas where there are dogs, cats, chickens, and guinea fowl?
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    Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate is safe to use in areas where these animals will be as long as you follow the product label and you remove them from the area during the application. They can safely re-enter the area as soon as it has dried.
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  • Asked by Mmla from New Orleans La.
    05/11/2015
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    How long does one spray last of Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate?
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    Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate has a residual of 3-4 weeks.
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    23 of 23 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by John from Essex, Ma
    03/22/2012
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    Is Essentria IC3 effective against ticks
    Does it kill and repel ticks?
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    Essentria IC3 is labeled for ticks and should do a great job helping to control them on your property. Do not make spot applications. Treat the entire area where exposure to ticks may occur. Use more water (not more product) when treating areas with dense ground cover or heavy leaf litter. Ticks may be reintroduced from surrounding areas on host animals. Retreatment may be necessary to achieve and/or maintain control during periods of high pest pressure. All of your pets should be treated with a product that is specifically labeled for use on dogs for tick control.

    You can also help by creating a "tick safe zone" in your yard. You should have an area that is at least 9 ft wide between your yard and any wooded area. Trim back trees to allow as much sunlight as possible into your yard. Keep grass as short as possible. Remove as much leaf litter as possible. A clearly defined, well manicured border between your yard and any wooded areas or weedy lots will reduce the chance of ticks infesting your yard.

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  • Asked by Paul from American Fork, Ut
    10/07/2011
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    Are Essentria products safe around pregnancy?
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    Yes, Essentria products are the safest professional products available.  They are made from plant oil extracts and contain no man made chemicals.  This being said, as when applying any insecticide, you should follow the label, only treat in approved areas, and have others leave the treatment area while you are treating.  After the spray dries, which usually only takes about 30 minutes, it is perfectly safe to have children, pets, and pregnant woman back in the area.
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  • Asked by John from Oklahoma
    06/06/2012
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    Essentria IC3 for marina and boat spider/wasp control
    We have a boat that's stored under a cloth cover on the water in an open but covered marina. We have a terrible problem with wasps and spiders infesting the boat and the marina roof above it. I'd like a product that I can apply no more than once per month to the underside of the roof and around the boat and cover that will kill the bugs and prevent them from coming back. The product would need to be safe for children on the boat and for fish since we'd inevitably get some overspray into the lake while spraying around the boat and marina. Is Essentria the right product for this, or can you recommend another one? Also, I've heard that these insecticides are safe around children "after they've dried." If we apply it to the inside of the boat and then let it dry, it will be re-wetted as water splashes back on the boat and wet kids crawl around on it. Will re-wetting the product make it toxic to humans again?
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    Essentria IC3 is the right product for you! Essentria IC3 is safe to use around your family and also around aquatic life and it will work great for wasps and spiders. Essentria does not repel insects but rather eliminates them once they land on treated surfaces. Once Essentria IC3 has dried after the application it will not reconstitute so there is no worry that a child may be harmed if touching a surface that has been treated, dried and now has been gotten water on it.
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  • Asked by Mike from Charlotte, Nc
    05/05/2015
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    How long does the outdoor residual last for Essentria IC3?
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    Essentria IC3 has a 2-4 week outdoor residual.
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  • Asked by Angel from Miami, Fl
    06/20/2016
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    Can Essentria IC3 be mixed with a Bifenthrin product such as Talstar?
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    You could potentially add 1-2 oz of the Essentria IC3 to a gallon of Talstar P dilution for extra knockdown of target pests. However, these insecticides cover pretty much the same target pests, so most customers will not use both at the same time. Essentria IC3 is safe to use in more areas, than Talstar P, such as near boat docks or bodies of water, while Talstar P will have a longer residual than Essentria.

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  • Asked by David from Harriman, Tn
    11/11/2011
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    Does Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate work on Brown Recluse spiders?
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    Essentria IC3 will eliminate any type of spider (excluding tarantulas) that comes into contact with treated areas. Even though Brown Recluse spiders are very scary to have in your house they are no harder to get rid of than any other spider. The hardest part of getting rid of the brown recluse is finding them since they like to remain hidden. 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. Essentria IC3 will also help to get rid of other insects which in effect remove the spiders' food source and help make your property less favorable to them in the future.
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  • Asked by Tom from Fort Collins, Co.
    01/24/2012
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    Does Essentria IC3 effectively kill grasshoppers? Can it be used safely around vegetables?
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    Essentria is labeled to kill grasshoppers, along with many other insects.  However, it is not labeled to apply it to anything edible.  So you could not spray it on vegetables.
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  • Asked by Sherry from Newport Beach, Ca
    10/10/2012
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    Is it advisable to use Essentria IC3 with a hose-end sprayer? I have a large area to cover.
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    You can certainly use Essentia IC3 in a hose end sprayer as long as the sprayer can be calibrated to dispense the correct amount of product needed for your application usage rate.
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  • Asked by Gary from Coldspring, Tx
    06/19/2018
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    What can I use to treat fire ants near a fish pond?
    1/2 acre pond stocked with catfish. Deer and birds drink from pond. What can you suggest to treat the fire ants.
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    You could use a natural product such as Essentria IC3 for fire ant mound treatments. This product is safe to use around aquatic life and other wildlife, although we still would not recommend spraying directly on top of or into the pond. Please refer to page 3 of the product label for instructions on treating fire ants with IC3.

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  • Asked by Claudio from San Diego,ca
    12/15/2014
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    Can I spray Essentria IC3 before rain or in rain and much oz. for a four gal backpack?
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    We do not recommend spraying Essentria IC3 when it rains because it will wash away. If it is going to rain, we would make sure the product has been down for at least 6 hours before it does so. You will use 0.5 - 6 fl. oz. depending on what you are treating for.
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  • Asked by Will from Franklin,tn
    05/23/2012
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    Will Essentria IC3 damage or discolor the baseboards in my home?
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    Essentria IC3 has been tested on many surfaces and does not usually discolor stain surfaces. We still recommend that you test the product for discoloration or staining on a small inconspicuous area before spraying all baseboards as of course not all surfaces have been tested.
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  • Asked by Rob from Traverse City, Mi
    05/15/2012
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    Longevity/residual
    For an exterior structural application for spider's, paper wasps, etc., what's the residual longevity of the product?
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    Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate can be expected to last about 6 weeks around a structure.  Longevity depends on exposure to sunlight mainly.  Areas not in direct view of the sun can last longer.  Areas exposed to sunlight for much of the day can be much less.  UV light is the most degrading factor to residual longevity.
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