Gentrol IGR Concentrate travels deep into wall cavities, cracks and crevices, reaching the stored product pests that other treatments miss. Hydroprene, the active ingredient, prevents stored product pest larvae from progressing to the pupal stage of development, so the larvae die before they become breeding adults and future infestations. If you are using Gentrol IGR as a fogging application, please note that for fogging, it is labeled for use in food handling areas and other indoor applications ONLY.
Gentrol Concentrate should never be used to eliminate a roach population by itself.
* Gentrol will not kill roaches...it only prevents them from reproducing.
Roaches, Drain & Fruit Flies, Bedbugs, and Stored Product insects
For use in
Food & Non-Food areas
1 oz. per one gallon of water (Crack & Crevice, Spot, or Fogging) * Most effective when mixed with a liquid insecticide * Roaches repeat every 4 months * Bed Bugs repeat every 2 weeks * Fruit & Drain Flies repeat every 2 - 4 weeks * See label for complete application instructions
Gentrol IGR (Insect Growth Regulator) Concentrate travels deep into wall cavities, cracks and crevices, reaching the stored product pests, drain and fruit flies, and fleas, that other treatments miss. Hydroprene, the active ingredient, prevents pest larvae from progressing to the pupal stage of development, so the larvae die before they become breeding adults – and future infestations. Cockroaches and bedbugs exposed to Gentrol will become adults incapable of reproducing.
Stored product pests encounter hydroprene the same way they encounter insecticides – traveling on or rubbing against a treated surface. Gentrol IGR Concentrate spreads out from its point of application, creating a much larger treated surface than conventional insecticides. Gentrol Concentrate should always be diluted with water when applying with a sprayer. Because Gentrol is an insect growth regulator and not an adulticide, it should not be used as the sole protection for target pests.
Roaches, drain flies, fruit flies, bed bugs, stored product pests
PESTS CONTROLLED WITH GENTROL IGR CONCENTRATE: Cockroaches, drain flies, fruit flies, bed bugs, stored product pests (including Indian meal moths, rice moths, tobacco moths, red flour beetles, confused flour beetles, lesser grain borers, merchant grain beetles, sawtooth grain beetles, warehouse beetles, cigarette beetles, and Dermestid beetles)
GENTROL, an Insect Growth Regulator (IGR), is a synthetic juvenile hormone "look-alike" which disrupts the normal growth development of bedbugs and roaches. Bedbugs and roaches exposed to the GENTROL IGR Concentrate will become adults incapable of reproducing, thus ending the cycle of an infestation. Use GENTROL IGR Concentrate in apartment buildings, hospitals, hotels/motels, residential homes, nursing homes, and marine vessels. Because of its broad labeling, Gentrol can be used in many sensitive areas where other sprays cannot. Gentrol is an excellent accompaniment to baiting programs for cockroaches, and it can be tank mixed with insecticides for treating bed bugs, roaches, or other listed pests.
Whether it’s used as a fogging agent or general surface spray, the long-term control of Gentrol IGR Concentrate is ideal for these sites:
Use Gentrol as a general surface spray, fogging, spot, or crack and crevice application. Mix Gentrol Concentrate with diluent and apply with spray or hand application equipment, such hand-pressurized or power-operated sprayers capable of delivering general surface spray, fogging (space spray/mist), spot, crack and crevice spray applications, or with a paint brush, roller, or similar device.
Mix GENTROL IGR Concentrate with water and apply with spray or hand application equipment, such as hand pressurized or power-operated sprayers capable of delivering spot or crack and crevice spray applications.
Dilution Preparation: For spot and crack and crevice preparations:
Use 1 ounce of GENTROL IGR Concentrate to 1 gallon of water. Partially fill the mixing container with water, add the GENTROL IGR Concentrate, shake or stir, and fill to final volume. Use diluted solution within 48 hours of mixing. Shake or stir before each use.
Spot and Crack and Crevice Applications:
Apply GENTROL IGR Concentrate diluted spray solution using either a pressurized spray system capable of delivering a pinpoint or variable spray pattern or a device capable of coating evenly. Make crack and crevice applications directly to areas such as crevices, baseboards, floors, ceilings, or walls. Make spot treatments to areas such as storage areas, closets, doors, and behind and under furniture and beds. To treat bedbugs, apply to harborage points mentioned above; in addition, under beds, bottom side of box springs (do not treat linens and mattresses), under and behind night stands, to points where carpet and wall meet, cracks in cove base, molding, and other areas where bedbugs harborage.
Gentrol Concentrate may be tank mixed with an adulticide currently registered for use, unless the product label prohibits such use.
Gentrol Concentrate may also be converted to a foam. For best results, use the higher amount of the foaming agent rate range.
Always read the product label completely before use.
Each 1 oz. bottle yields 1 gallon of finished solution. Each 16 oz. bottle yields 16 gallons of finished solution. 1 gallon of finished solution covers 1,500 square feet of surface area.
Standard Application Dilution rates / Mixing Ratios for Gentrol IGR Concentrate
1 fl. oz. (30 mL)/gal. of water – surface, spot, or crack and crevice applications
1 fl. oz. (30 mL) per 12,000 cubic feet – fogging applications
Gentrol IGR Concentrate is for use in the following areas:
Apartment buildings, bakeries, bottling facilities, breweries, boiler rooms, cafeterias, candy plants, grocery stores, day care centers, hospitals, residential homes, hotel/motels, office buildings, kitchens, laboratories, cereal processing facilities, manufacturing plants, mausoleums, meat and produce canneries, nursing homes, restaurants, schools, locker rooms, stores, taverns, warehouses, as well as various modes of transportation such as aircraft, buses, trucks, trailers, rail cars, and marine vessels; food and non-food areas of food-handling establishments.
Fogging Application: Apply Gentrol Concentrate as a fog or an ultra-low volume (ULV) mist with equipment such as ULV, mechanical misting sprayers, aerosol generators, or thermal foggers to achieve uniform coverage. Apply at a rate of 1 ounce Gentrol per 12,000 cubic feet. Use water or oil as diluent, depending on the type of equipment used. Fogging applications are best for larger facilities including warehouses. Close room or warehouse and shut off all ventilation systems. Apply the product in the air and direct mist toward all areas that may harbor target pests. After treatment, leave the room closed for 30 minutes or longer as recommended by the equipment manufacturer or the labels of other products applied in tank mixing. Do not remain in treated area; ventilate before reentry.
Bed Bugs: Apply to harborage points mentioned above; in addition, under beds, bottom side of box springs (do not treat linens and mattresses), under and behind night stands, to points where carpet and wall meet, cracks in cove base, molding, and other areas where bedbugs harborage. Retreat at 14 days for heavy infestations. Gentrol cannot be used as the sole treatment for bed bugs.
Drain Flies, Fruit Flies: Apply Gentrol to areas of fly breeding. For drains, apply product into and around the downspout and catch basin area. Coat these areas thoroughly as fly larvae develop in the scum buildup on the sides of drain pipes. Repeat applications at 2 to 4 week intervals depending upon the severity of infestation.
Pantry/Cabinets, Small Food Storage Areas: Apply as a surface spray, crack and crevice spray, or spot treatment to pantry and cupboard shelves or other areas where food is stored. Prior to spraying, remove all food containers and foodstuffs. Do not replace food containers or foodstuffs until spray has dried. Do not store food in open containers in treated pantries. Destroy any infested food packages to ensure proper control.
Gentrol IGR Concentrate is not intended for outdoor use because it is not photostable (the product breaks down quickly in direct sunlight).
Gentrol IGR Concentrate Features
Contains the insect growth regulator (IGR) hydroprene, which disrupts pests’ normal growth pattern.
The only IGR labeled for use as a spot and crack-and-crevice treatment in all areas of food handling establishments.
May be applied as a general fogging agent or general surface spray.
Long-term control – 120 days.
Breaks the endless clean-out/reinfestation cycle.
Also targets cockroaches.
Easy dilution rate.
Use diluted solution within 48 hours of mixing. Shake or stir before each use.
When tank mixing with adulticides, be careful to match coverage areas of finished solutions. (Many insecticides are applied at a rate of 1 gallon of solution per 1,000 sq. ft.)
Do not apply directly to food or food-handling surfaces.
Gentrol is for indoor use only.
Not for use as the sole protection from listed pests, especially bed bugs and cockroaches.
Gentrol IGR is also available in a convenient ready-to-use aerosol or the discreet point source stations.
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A few years back our Queens, NY apartment became infested with bed bugs. The landlord called an exterminator, who treated our apartment about four times. One of the exterminators (then sent a different one each time) told me that the bug spray mix wasn't really meant to get rid of bed bugs permanently, just put them into temporary hiding. After the four or so treatments, we still had the bedbugs. I decided on this product after reading the literature that was available then. It turned out to work. After one treatment of this, the bed bugs slowed down, and after two they disappeared. I think I did this for a total of three times, and we never saw the bugs again. I had purchased the whole box and had most of it left after treating my apartment three times. Needless to say, the entire box of the Gentrol IGR cost less than a single visit from a NYC exterminator. As an added benefit, Gentrol IGR also fubars roaches. I now use it on my own commercial property for roach control, and for me, it is more effective (by killing the bugs and by cost) than hiring the bug company.
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Can Gentrol IGR concentrate be diluted with other insecticides?
Yes, Gentrol IGR concentrate can either be applied by itself in a gallon of water, or you can mix it directly with any other insecticide you happen to be spraying with. The Gentrol IGR comes in 1 ounce vials, which is the exact amount you need to mix with each gallon of water or gallon of other insecticide. 1 ounce or 1 vial of Gentrol IGR per gallon of water.
If bed bugs walk over dried Gentrol IGR, does it work? Or does it have to be sprayed on a live bedbug?
Does it work with all roaches? If yes, which ones?
Gentrol IGR does not have to be applied directly to bed bugs or roaches to work. It has a residual that can last up to 4 months, so it can be picked up by bed bugs, roaches, drain flies and pantry pests long after it dries. It will work on all species of roaches.
can I spray gentrol on all the walls and ceilings in my apartment?
I have small kids and am worried once the Gentrol dries if the residual is bad for them if they touch the walls? Also I have pets, what happens if I spray the floors, will the residual affect my dogs?
You should apply the Gentrol IGR as directed on the product label, directly into cracks and crevices around door frames, window frames, baseboards and under appliances. There is no need to spray the entire wall, ceiling or floor. All children should be out of the area during the application and they can safely return to the treated as soon as it has dried. The dried residual will not have any effect on people or pets even if they touch it. Also, by applying the product directly to cracks, crevices, voids and other inaccessible areas you will be limiting anyone's exposure to the product.