Evergreen Pyrethrum Dust 1%

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Evergreen Pyrethrum Dust 1%

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4 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.2

33 Reviews | 31 Q&A

Product Overview

Evergreen Pyrethrum Dust with 1% Pyrethrin is a botanical insecticide dust that treats a broad range of insects (over 230 pests) including bed bugs, ants, roaches, crickets, fleas, centipedes and more. The pyrethrin gives the dust a fast kill and makes this all natural and safe for use around people and pets (always follow directions for safe use). Evergreen Pyrthrum Dust is OMRI Certified. Can be used in food handling and feed areas.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient: Pyrethrins 1%
Target pests: Controls over 230 insect including Ants, Bed Bugs, Beetles, Boxelder Bugs, Centipedes, Cheese Mites, Clothes Moths, Clover Mites, Cluster Flies, Crane Flies, Crickets, Deer Tick, Drain Flies, Fleas, Flies, Fruit Flies, Moths, Pillbugs, Silverfish, Stink Bugs, Weevils, Whiteflies
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For use in: Commercial & Residential: Indoor & Outdoor: Homes, Apartments, Hotels, Restaurants, Food Processing Facilities, Stored Product areas, Wall Voids, Voids in Attics
In and Around Animal and Livestock Facilities: Beef Barns, Dairies & Dairy Barns, Horse Stables & Barns, Poultry Houses
On-animal Use for Domestic Animals: Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Horses and other Livestock
Outdoor Use: Beneath Building Decks, Perimeters, Gardens, Kennels, Nurseries, Outdoor Eating Facilities
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Application: Duster
* See label for complete application instructions
Pet safe: Yes, if used as directed on label
* Do NOT apply directly to your pet
Formulation: All Natural
Special Features: OMRI Certified
Shipping Weight: 0.79 lbs
Manufacturer: MGK
UPC: 1848920000521
EPA Registration: 1021-1871


May be used on Livestock Animals and Livestock Premises.


Only Apply as a Spot Treatment to Areas No Greater Then 2 Feet by 2 Feet Per Room.

Crawling Insects:

Apply Evergreen Pyrethrum Dust, at the rate of 1.5 ounce per 50 square feet of surface area, into voids, cracks and crevices or other places where insects are traveling or harboring. Apply a continuous visible film underneath and behind stairs, behind and beneath sinks, stoves, refrigerators and other appliances, around garbage cans, cabinets. Treat on around and behind moldings, shelving, baseboards, doorsills, doorframes, floors, around drains, pipes and pipe openings, plumbing, bookcases, storage, utility installations and other areas where insects hide or travel. For severe infestations apply behind cabinets and walls, in crawlspaces and attics at the rate of 16 - 20 ounces per 1,000 square feet (4 to 5 ounces per 250 square feet).


For Bees and Wasps (Yellow Jackets, Hornets, and Paper Wasps):

It is advisable to treat bee and wasp (yellow jacket, hornet, and paper wasp) nests in the evening when insects are less active and have returned to the nest. Wear protective clothing if deemed necessary to avoid stings. Use a hand duster with extension tubes if necessary. Thoroughly dust the nest, entrance and surrounding areas. For best results, check nests carefully one or two days after treatment to ensure complete kill. Remove and destroy nest to prevent emergence of newly hatched insects. If removal is not possible, retreat the nest if necessary. For nests in wall voids, drill a hole in the area of the nest, apply dust, and reseal.

For Use on Landscape Plants, Indoors and Outdoors:

Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, Flowers and Foliage Plants

Building Perimeter Treatments:

To aid in preventing entry and infestations of buildings by listed insects, Apply 16 to 24 oz. of Evergreen Pyrethrum Dust per 1,000 square feet (4 to 6 ounces of Evergreen Pyrethrum Dust per 250 square feet) to building exterior as a perimeter treatment in a band extending 12 - 18" along and adjacent to foundation, and to a height of 2 to 3 feet up the side of the building where these pests are active and may find entrance.

To Kill Insects Harboring in Lawns, Landscaping, and Backyards:

To aid in the control of listed insects, apply Evergreen Pyrethrum Dust at the rate of 8 to 24 ounces per 1,000 square feet (2 to 6 ounces of Evergreen Pyrethrum Dust per 250 square feet). For best results, lawn should be mowed one to two (1 - 2) days before applying, and clippings removed. Be sure to cover the entire lawn surface where insects are present, or normally frequent. Apply under ornamental plants, shrubs and trees. Do not water or irrigate immediately following application. Keep pets and children out of the treated area until after the dust has settled.

Tips for using Evergreen Dust effectively

  1. Apply the product only as specified on the label.
  2. Do NOT apply the product where it will directly contact people and pets (for example, do not apply the dust on your pet). Keep dust treatments to cracks and crevices where insects live and hide.
  3. For Bed Bugs: use Evergreen Pyrethrum dust in conjunction with other bed bug control products including Bedlam Aerosol, Cyonara 9.7 or Onslaught, and other bed bug insecticides.
  4. Clean-Up: Vacuum up remaining dust and dead insects after treatment.
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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Yellowjackets in my walls

    By Marc on 09/30/2011

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    I had a yellowjacket nest in my walls and all the wasp spray in the world wouldn't suppress the growing problem and activity. One application of this stuff about 10pm after all were back in the hive took care of it. Not a peep since.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars


    By Karen on 04/24/2012

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    I live in Florida and as you know we have lots of problems with Roaches and Palmetto bugs. Since I saw Billy the Exterminator using Pyrethrum I decided to try it. I was thrilled that my cats were not in danger and the product has worked wonders. I have not seen any bugs at all. I tried it for sugar ants and that worked also. This stuff is great and I would reccomend it to everyone. Sincerely, Karen M Burrows

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    24 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Great product!

    By Fernando on 10/25/2013

    I used this with a dusting bellow to get into a hole in my siding where yellow jackets were very active. I puffed this dust in there and it took care of the problem it seemed like the same day. By the next morning there we a bunch of yellow jackets dead on the ground and no activity from the active hole.

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    20 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Works Great

    By Fs on 05/15/2013

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    Has killed ants and carpet beetles (even a few moths) in just a few days. No odor and easy to use.

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    17 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Excellent Stuff, Does What I've Been Looking For

    By Chris on 04/14/2012

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    Awesome Product, I will be ordering more. Kills on the spot and keeps them from coming back. I have a massive ant problem out here in the country land and it stopped the problem. Highly recommend for any insect problem. Also works great outdoors.

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    14 of 16 people found this review helpful

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Questions & Answers

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Once Evergreen dust is applied inside walls, crevices, electrical boxes, how long does its potency last?

We are trying to create barriers against bed bugs between apartments in multi-unit buildings and don't want to reapply constantly. Diatomaceous earth works forever as long as it doesn't get wet but doesn't have the instant kill that this dust has.

Evergreen Pyrethrum Dust 1% can last for up to 4-6 months depending on where it was applied. You should also note that Evergreen Pyrethrum Dust 1% dust does not have an immediate kill (all dusts take time to kill insects), and it can take about 3 days for insects to die after they have come into contact with treated areas. And while it is true that Diatomaceous earth can last indefinitely it will still need to be reapplied as it becomes covered with other dust or debris.

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Does Evergreen Pyrethrum Dust contain boric acid powder?
No, Evergreen Pyrethrum Dust does not contain boric acid, but rather it uses pyrethrin which is a plant extract to kill the insect. 

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18 of 19 people found this answer helpful

Does Evergreen Pyrethrum Dust have a long-lasting effect against all insects and does it work as a residual treatment?

Could it work underneath steam hot water pipes which is the main area where the bugs in my home reside such as pillbugs, silverfish, centipede, etc?


Evergreen Pyrethrum Dust will last up to 8 months and provide long lasting residual protection on just about any insect that walks over it.  The main concern is that if you apply it where there is moisture than it can lose some of its potency and turn clumpy.  It is not water resistant.  It can be applied underneath water pipes (unless they are leaking or dripping) and just about any other avenue that insects use to gain entry. Delta Dust may be more suited to your needs. Delta Dust is water proof and provide the same results as Evergreen Pyrethrum Dust.

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What are the side effects for humans if the product is inhaled or comes in contact with the skin?
Evergreen Pyrethrum Dust is an all natural product and the ingredient from it comes from the crysanthymum plant. You would want to use the same precautions with an all natura product as you would any other insecticide or even house cleaning product. Take care to follow the instructions on the label and only use in areas it designates is safe for use. If it touches your skin, wash your skin with soap and hot water to remove it. Any side effect to a human would vary on the human and their sensitivity to the product.

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How does Evergreen Pyrethrum Dust kill bed bugs?

I recently purchased Evergreen Pyrethrum Dust and applied it to my daughters room around the baseboards and inside the drawers and around the wooden platform of her bed. I did this about 2 weeks after the PCOs came and treated all of the bedrooms in my house as an extra precaution. Since the PCOs had treated my house after their first visit, she has not gotten any bites. However, when my daughter slept in her room the night after I applied the dust, she was terribly bitten all over her arms and shoulders. I called the PCOs again and they came back and retreated all the bedrooms. This is in addition to the relentless cleaning I have been doing. My question is then, how does the dust work? Does it aggravate the bed bugs to come out of their hiding place? How long does it take for it to kill the bed bugs?


It sounds like the treatment that the PCO's applied had worn off after two weeks (bedbug treatments are supposed to be repeated about every 7-10 days to stop this from being a problem). Evergreen Pyrethrum Dust has the active ingredient of Pyrethrins and can take up to 1 week to kill a bedbug which is why you must use it conjunction with other products. It does seem to be coincidental that your daughter received bites the night after you applied the dust. Had she been sleeping some where else besides her room before that night? If so, the bedbugs may have simply been hiding in the wall and when she resumed sleeping in her room they were able to detect her and came out to feed. We have never had complaints of the dust causing the bedbugs to bite. If the dust has not been vacuumed up or otherwise removed, there is no reason to reapply as the dust will last for several months.

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Evergreen Pyrethrum Dust 1% 4 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.2 (33 Reviews / 31 Q&A)

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