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How to Use Deltagard Insecticide

By DoMyOwn staff

Deltagard Insecticide is an ultra-low volume (ULV) premise-use only spray for the control of flies and mosquitoes. The product formulation allows for dilution with water rather than oil and provides a quick knockdown of mosquitoes and flies in as little as five minutes. The product can be used in and around poultry and livestock facilities with the animals present, but is also labeled for residential and commercial use both indoors and outdoors.

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DeltaGard is a powerful insecticide used to quickly knockdown mosquitoes and flies in as little as 5 minutes. The product can be used to clear flying insects away before outdoor events like weddings, concerts, and picnics, and is also popular with livestock farmers. DeltaGard can be used around schools and neighborhoods as it is a reduced risk product. 
 
To use DeltaGard, read the product label then mix the appropriate amount of insecticide and water needed in an ultra-low volume sprayer, also known as a ULV sprayer. DeltaGard is compatible with handheld, backpack, and truck-mounted ULV sprayers. The product can also be used undiluted. 

Then, walk or drive along the areas where you want to control flying insects. DeltaGard can safely be used in and around grassy lawns, crops, parks, campsites, storm drains, playgrounds, golf courses, and neighborhoods.

Pay special attention to areas where flies and mosquitoes concentrate, like fences, the outer walls of buildings, and near trash and feed sites.

Spray DeltaGard in the late afternoon when insects are most active and there is very little wind. Always spray DeltaGard upwind while wearing personal protection equipment, including gloves and long sleeves. 

DeltaGard is safe to use in barns, chicken coops, and other areas where cattle, poultry, and swine live. When treating indoors, be sure there is plenty of ventilation and all food and water sources are properly covered. Animals may remain in place and do not need to be removed during treatment. 

DeltaGard uses a special technology called FFAST, or Film Forming Aqueous Spray Technology, to reduce the evaporation rate of water droplets sprayed with the insecticide. This allows the active ingredient to distribute more evenly in targeted areas. 

The EPA has designated DeltaGard as a reduced risk product. This makes DeltaGard safe to use in parks, playgrounds, schools and other sensitive areas where a residual application may not be possible.

To protect honeybees and other pollinators, do not apply DeltaGard on flowering plants or where pollinators are active. 

DeltaGard has many applications and dilution rates. Be sure to read the full product label carefully to safely and effectively apply DeltaGard.

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