The Long Shot Puffer Duster has a 14 inch wand that makes it easier to access in treating hard to reach areas. It is a handheld duster that can easily slide through cracks, crevices, wall voids and places that a regular duster cannot reach. It features a built in, clean out rod and a durable high quality natural gum rubber construction. The clear body allows any user to see the dust and the cap will prevent any dust leakage. The Long Shot Puffer Duster includes a 14 inch curved tip wand making it easy for the user to treat target areas without any other tools or dusters needed. Product can hold up to 4 oz. of insecticide.
The Long Shot Puffer Duster has been designed to make dust applications much easier without standing on your toes! The 14" curved tip makes all crack and crevice treatments easier for the user without bending and stooping.
Note: Placing a coin in the duster helps in breaking up the dust and prevent it from clumping.
Remove black rubber cap from top of the bellows. Fill the duster only halfway with dust. This will allow for enough air space to create the desired air/dust mixture before application. If there is too much dust in the duster, clumps of dust on treated surfaces may result, leading to over application of the product and messy spills.
Between each squeeze, shake the duster gently to get dust floating inside the bellow.
When applying dust into cracks and crevices and on surfaces, gently squeeze the duster to ensure the application of very thin layers of dust. When dusting correctly, you should barely be able to see the dust emerging from the tip of the duster.
Pull the duster away from the surface or crack you are treating to prevent sucking up lint, moisture or debris before relaxing grip on the duster. Small amounts of these items will eventually cause clogging of the duster. If the nozzle becomes clogged, unscrew the rod from the rear of the nozzle and insert it into the nozzle to break up any clogs.
The correct way to use the duster is upside down (with the bellows facing downward). Place coins or small pebbles in your duster to keep the dust agitated and ensure than any clumps are broken up prior to application.
Carry a small brush and a damp cloth to use in the event that dust accidentally drifts out of cracks and crevices and onto non-target areas. Use the brush to push excess dust into cracks, and use the cloth to wipe up.
This is a great tool for dusting for insects. My prior approach was a tube that I used with an air compressor to shoot powder into a drilled hole. This is much easier to use and control the spray. I have used it on carpenter ants and yellow jackets, both building nests in my house. I still have to drill the holes where I find evidence of pests but then this duster has effectively killed them. I have also used the duster to powder some ant trails outside of the house.
Bought it to deal with bees in the eves over a bay window after continual spraying did nothing. 3 puffs of 1% dust from this thing and no more bees. I had to have a professional do this a couple yrs back, and he charged me 100 bucks. I just copied what he did and saved $50 already.
How far vertically will the long shot puffer dust?
I'm trying to dust inside of 12 ft column.
This duster is designed to treat cracks and crevices or voids where you place the tip of the duster, so it will only travel a few inches from the tip. For larger voids, the B&G Mini Dust-R 1151M has a larger capacity and will push dust about 36 inches from the tip: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/bg-mini-dustr-1151m-p-378.html. There is also a 2 quart version of this duster, the B&G 1152-A, which is frequently used to treat attics and crawl spaces: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/bg-quart-duster-1152a-p-319.html. Both of these pump dusters come with extension tips that would still allow you to dust through a small opening. Pump dusters also add a static charge to the dust, helping it to cling to surfaces.
If you have a tall vertical void to treat, you could also drill high in the column and let gravity carry the dust down. For more detailed instructions, you may also call our customer service at 866-581-7378 M-F 9a-5p EST, so that we may address your specific situation.
Is this Long Shot Puffer Duster appropriate for bed bug powder applications?
Kanine inspection detected bed bugs in only one place at the start, Aug. 30, in one bedroom. Total of 1 live b. bug found in first visual inspection on Sept.6, no other signs..eggs, etc. I had professional treatment on Sept. 9, found 2 dead bugs, plus a follow up on Sept. 23. found 2 dead bugs same place. This is a 2 bedroom apartment - total 660 sq. feet. No bites on us at all. Six days after follow up saw 1 live bed bug 3 feet from bedroom door in hallway, on a damp towel draped over a hamper. Did not see anything after that. Am terrified of infestation. Would like to apply, by myself, bb killer dust, as one precaution. Bought 'bb and crawling insect killer dust'. Is this puffer appropriate to use for dusting under baseboards, cracks in wood floor, etc. No carpets in apartment. Thank you.