PT Microcare CS Aerosol

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PT Microcare CS Aerosol

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Product Overview

PT Microcare CS Pressurized Insecticide is a non-residual pyrethrum spray that is effective against flying insects, lice and eggs, fleas and ticks and more. PT Microcare CS may be used in sensitive accounts such as food handling areas, and due to its repellency, it can be used as a barrier around windows, doors and other pest entry points.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient: Piperonyl butoxide 2.5% Pyrethrins 0.5%
Target pests: Crawling and flying insects including Dermestid Beetles, Gnats, Grain Mites
See label for complete list
For use in: As a barrier around windows, doors and other insect entry points (direct contact kill)
Application: * See label for complete application instructions
Pet safe: Yes, if used as directed on Label
Formulation: Professional Product
Shipping Weight: 1.63 lbs
Manufacturer: BASF (Mfg. Number: 59012509)
UPC: 804338140809
EPA Registration: 499-539

Details

Complete name: PT Microcare CS Pressurized Insecticide

Labeled for:

Angoumois Grain Moths, Ants, Bees, Beetles, Centipedes, Chiggers, Cigarette Beetles, Clothes Moths, Cockroaches, Confused Flour Beetles, Crickets, Dermestid Beetles, Dried Fruit Beetles, Drug Store Beetles, Fleas, Flies, Gnats, Grain Mites, Granary Weevils, Indian Meal Moths, Lice (on clothing, bedding and furniture), Meal Worms, Mediterranean Flour Moths, Mosquitoes, Moths, Pillbugs, Red Flour Beetles, Rice Weevils, Saw-toothed Grain Beetles, Silverfish, Sowbugs, Spiders, Stable Flies, Ticks, Wasps, Waterbugs, Weevils, and Yellow Jackets.

Features:

  • Can be used in sensitive areas.
  • Due to its repellency, it can be used as a barrier to exclude access around windows and other pest entry points.

FOR USE IN:

Airplanes (Cargo areas), Bakeries, Beverage Plants, Boats, Cabins, Campers, Campgrounds, Canneries, Dairies, Flour Mills, Food Processing Plants, Food Storage Areas, Grain Mills, Homes, Hospitals, Hotels, Industrial Installations, Kennels, Meat Packing Plants, Motels, Nursing Homes, Office Buildings, Patios, Picnic Areas, Railroad Cars, Recreational Vehicles, Residences, Restaurants, Schools, Ships, Supermarkets, Tents, Trailers, Truck Trailers, Warehouses, and Zoos.

INDOOR TREATMENTS

To make a spot treatment release product onto the surface. Do not exceed 2 sq. ft. for each spot treatment.

INDOOR PESTS/CRAWLING INSECTS

Cockroaches, Crickets, Firebrats, Silverfish, Spiders: Make spot treatment and/or Crack and Crevice injections into hiding places such as cracks and crevices, moist areas, openings around pipes and sinks, under refrigerators, and meter boxes. Treat floors, walls, under pallets, behind shelves and drawers. Apply directly on insects in these locations where possible. Repeat as necessary, but not more than once every 7 days.

FLEAS AND TICKS:

Apply PT Microcare CS to pet beds and resting quarters, adjacent cracks and crevices, baseboards, carpets and floor coverings, between and under cushions of upholstered furniture and other areas where pests may be present. Entire carpets may be treated. Thoroughly vacuum infected area to capture as many adult fleas as possible. Tightly seal vacuum bag and dispose. Applications to most surfaces should be as light as possible, approximately one 20 oz. can per 412 sq. ft. It may be necessary to use a higher volume of spray, approximately one 20 oz. can per 250 sq. ft., on long, dense shag carpets. Old bedding of pets should be replaced with clean, fresh bedding after treatment. Animals should not be sprayed with this product.

BOOKLICE & SILVERFISH:

Inject into cracks and crevices associated with baseboards, door frames, bookcases and other harborage sites. Repeat as necessary, but not more than once every 7 days.

ANTS:

Treat trails, nests and points of entry around doors, book cases and storage areas. Apply directly on insects in these locations where possible.

CARPET BEETLES:

Make applications on and under edge of floor coverings, under carpets and furniture and in closets or other locations where these insects are found. Entire carpets may be treated. When treating entire carpets see directions under Fleas and Ticks. Repeat application as necessary, but not more than once every 7 days.

LICE AND EGGS:

Not For Use on Humans or Animals.

For Lice Control: Spray on an inconspicuous area to test for possible staining or discoloration. Inspect after drying, then treat entire area to be treated. Hold container upright with nozzle away from you. Depress valve and treat from a distance of 18 inches. Treat at the rate of 1 second per each square foot. Thoroughly treat all furniture or similar objects that cannot be laundered or dry cleaned. Do not use article until spray is dry. Repeat treatment as necessary, but not more than once every 7 days.

FLYING INSECTS:

Flies, Moths, Gnats: Close all windows and doors and direct fog upward at a rate of 5 to 8 seconds per 1,000 cubic feet. Disperse in all locations. Keep area closed for at least 15 minutes. Do not remain in treated area. Repeat application as necessary, but not more than once every 7 days.

STORED PRODUCT PESTS:

Make spot and/or Crack and Crevice treatment to localized areas including shelves, cupboards, walls and floors where food products suspected of being infested are stored. Remove or cover food before treatment. This treatment is supplemental to good housekeeping, since it will have no effect on insects within packaging. Infested food packaging should be destroyed.

AIRCRAFT CARGO AREAS:

Direct fog upward at the rate of 2 to 4 seconds per 1,000 cubic feet. Dispense in all locations. Keep area closed for at least 15 minutes. Do not remain in treated area.

APPLICATIONS IN FOOD HANDLING ESTABLISHMENTS Places other than private residences in which food is held, processed, prepared or served.

FOOD AREAS - APPLICATION LIMITED TO CRACK AND CREVICE TREATMENT ONLY:

Includes areas for receiving, storage, packing (canning, bottling, wrapping, boxing), preparing, edible waste storage and enclosed processing systems (mills, dairies, edible oils, syrups). Serving areas (when food is exposed and facility is in operation) is also considered a food area. Apply prescribed amounts of PT Microcare CS directly into cracks and crevices or voids using injection tube or other Whitmire Micro-Gen equipment in points between different elements of construction, between equipment and floor, openings leading to voids and hollow spaces in walls, equipment legs and bases where insects hide. Care should be taken to avoid depositing the product onto exposed surfaces or introducing the material into the air. Avoid contamination of food, food utensils or food processing surfaces. Food should be removed or covered before treatment. All food contact surfaces and cooking utensils should be covered before treatment.

APPLICATIONS IN THE FOOD AREAS OF FOOD HANDLING ESTABLISHMENTS, OTHER THAN AS A CRACK AND CREVICE TREATMENT ARE NOT PERMITTED.

INDOOR AND OUTDOOR TREATMENTS

CARPENTER ANTS:

Locate source of infestation. Inject 5-10 seconds of product into insect tunnels and cavities. Treat trails, points of entry or exits from voids such as around doors and windows. Treatment of trails on tree trunks or fences is permitted.

FOR ACTIVE AND HIBERNATING STAGES OF BOXELDER BUGS, ELMLEAF BEETLES, CLUSTER FLIES AND CLOVER MITES:

Inject into cracks and crevices and/or voids where these insects may be harboring or hibernating. Infested areas include, but are not limited to, cracks and crevices, behind siding, wall voids, around window and door frames. Repeat as necessary, but not more than once every 7 days.

OUTDOOR TREATMENTS

FLYING INSECTS:

Treat outside surfaces of screens, doors, window frames or wherever these insects may enter the room. Also treat surfaces around light fixtures on porches, in garages, and other places where insects light or congregate. Repeat as necessary. Treat normal fly resting areas such as ceilings, upper corners of the area, around windows and doors, light fixtures and other surfaces known to attract flies. Hold can one to two feet from target surface and apply at the rate of one 20 oz. can per 250-375 square feet of surface area. Treat so as to lightly moisten the target surface. For best results initiate treatment at the beginning of the fly season and repeat weekly, or as necessary, during periods of heavy fly activity.

CARPENTER BEES:

Locate entrance holes. Inject 5 - 10 seconds of product into entrance holes. Seal bee entrances after application.

PERIMETER TREATMENT:

For crawling insects, including but not limited to Ants, Cockroaches, Crickets, Earwigs, Pillbugs, Sowbugs, and Scorpions: For treatment of infestations of these insects in outdoor areas which are landscaped, planted, mulched or unmaintained. For ants treat mounds and runways. Repeat applications as infestation warrants and as reinfestations occur, but not more than once every 7 days. Apply PT MICROCARE to cracks and crevices where insects may enter premises. Areas to be treated include, but are not limited to, weep holes, under siding, wall voids, soffits, around attic vents, cracks and crevices, and openings around windows, doors and pipes. Treatment of infested fences and tree holes is permitted. To help prevent infestations of buildings treat a band of soil 6 to 10 feet wide around and adjacent to the building. Also, treat the building foundation to a height of 2 to 3 feet and where pests are active and may find entrance. A rate of 14 seconds per 100 square feet is desirable.

CRAWLING INSECTS:

For treatment of localized infestations of these insects in outdoor areas which are landscaped, planted, mulched or unmaintained, treat infested areas. For ants, wet hills and runways. Repeat applications as infestation warrants and as reinfestations occur. Treatment of infested fences and tree holes is permitted.

CAMPGROUNDS, PATIOS AND PICNIC AREAS:

Treat in the direction of a slight breeze away from user that allows the fog to drift into areas of infestation. Treat while moving away from the treated areas. Allow spray to dissipate before occupying the treated area. Direct treatment from a distance of 4 to 6 feet from flowering plants, shrubbery and grass where the insects may be resting. Avoid heavily wetting foliage. Treat on and around benches, blankets, chairs, garbage cans, patio furniture and tables. Allow spray to dry before occupying the treated area.

BOATS, CAMPERS, TENTS, TRAILERS AND RECREATIONAL VEHICLES:

Treat area for 1 to 3 seconds. Leave area unoccupied for 15 minutes.

CABINS:

Close all windows and doors and direct fog upward at a rate of 2 to 4 seconds per 1,000 cubic feet. Disperse in all locations. Keep area closed for at least 15 minutes. Do not remain in treated areas.

TREATMENT FOR IN GROUND SERVICE BOXES:

Ants, Centipedes, Clover Mites, Cockroaches, Crickets, Earwigs, Fire Ants, Millipedes, Scorpions, Silverfish, Sowbugs, Spiders (such as Black Widow and Brown Recluse), Springtails: Use actuator or other Whitmire Micro-Gen equipment to treat open boxes and exposed surfaces. Do not contact any electrical wiring or mechanical parts of meter.

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  • 1 of 5 Stars

    I returned this product

    By Cheri on 01/27/2012

    Verified Purchase

    I returned this product after reading all the warnings on the can. It does not appear to be safe AT ALL to use inside though this was not stated in the advertisement on the web site. While it may kill the drugstore beetles that I am trying to get rid of, it also appears to be harmful to pets and humans so I certainly can't use it in my home. I think this information should have been stated on the website.

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    16 of 21 people found this review helpful

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    Microcare

    By Sharon on 10/05/2011

    I purchased this product to treat an infestation of no-see-ums (biting midges) in my home. However after spraying the rooms and leaving for 15 minutes I found that they were still airborne in these rooms. After retreating I had the same result. I know Pyrethrin is supposed to be effective for this but wonder if the minimal dose (.50%) is too low. I was not pleased to see that you can retreat on a daily basis as that indicates it has no long term effects

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    14 of 17 people found this review helpful

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    Microcare

    By Charles on 10/24/2012

    Verified Purchase

    The stuff I order for the Noseeums,does not work. In fact all that I sprayed is more toxic to me and my wife than the noseeums. Those critters are still eating us alive. It was effective on a few spiders and other crawling insects but I purchased this stuff for one thing only,noseeums as what was recommended to me by CSR.

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    11 of 18 people found this review helpful

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    Microcare Aerosol

    By Anonymous on 06/05/2013

    Verified Purchase

    Unfortunately, this product does not work. It does not kill or get rid of Noseeums. I have tried it 3 times. I sprayed it all over the window frames, doors, etc. Up into the air in vast quantities and left the apartment for many hours. The Pest Control Guy also uses this product. But to no avail. I wish I could find something that is not toxic and works.

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    10 of 15 people found this review helpful

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    Noseeums

    By Aprile on 11/26/2014

    Verified Purchase

    Did not work. This was recommended on your online chat. She was wrong! This product did absolutely nothing to get rid of midges (noseeums). Do not waste your money!

    Expert ResponseExpert response:
    We are sorry that you have been unhappy with your purchase. It is almost impossible to control midges in mud or water outside, but you may use the Microcare or other residual products on window screens and around windows, door frames, and other areas where these insects may enter the structure. You may also want to use a fly light in residential areas such as the FlyWeb Fly Light: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/flyweb-fly-light-p-436.html Please also see our page on Midge Control to assist you with identification and treatment: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/midges-c-532.html As always, we are happy to assist you by telephone at 866-581-7378 M-F 9a-5p EST

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Questions & Answers

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Q
What is the best product to kill winged flying ants in a bathroom?

Most found in the tub. For sure they are ants not termites.

A
The winged flying ants will usually die in short order on their own because they are not able to fly off and secure a new nesting area for themselves. If you want to speed along the process you can use Microcare, a pyrethrin based aerosol. You should note that winged ants indoors most likely indicates an ant infestation somewhere in the home or under the home. You should carefully inspect the bathroom and try to find where the ants are emerging. You may even try to get a trail to start by placing a notecard with a dab of peanut butter and a dab of honey. Do NOT disturb the ant trail. By getting the ants to start a trail you will be able to figure out where the ants are entering into the bathroom and you will be able to directly treat the area with a product like Phantom or with ant baits. Please take a few minutes to read our article Getting rid of ants to learn more.

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Q
Is MicroCare Aerosol safe to use around pets?
A
Microcare Aerosol is safe to use around pets as long as you follow the product label. Pets should be out of the area while you are applying the product and they should not come back into the area until the product is dry.

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Q
Will it kill no-see-ums?

My husband bought a used fabric chair from the Salvation Army and we have been bothered ever since with something that bites and flutters around our legs. We done everything that we know and whatever it is, it's still there. Will this product take care of our problem?

A
Microcare is labeled for no-see-ums but it is very doubtful that you are dealing with no-see-ums. No-see-ums usually develop and live in areas by mud, sand, and debris around the edges of ponds, springs, lakes, creeks, and in tree holes or on slime-covered bark. We recommend that you contact your local Cooperative Extension Office and ask to speak to the entomologist and request an insect ID. The entomologist will tell you how to gather a sample for identification purposes. Trying to treat for an insect without a clear idea of what you are treating for often leads to treatment failure. If you want to try Microcare anyway you will need to spray the tufts, seams, folds and in between the cushions only. You can also use Microcare as a space spray to help get rid of flying insects in the room.

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Q
Can this product be used to spray around window frames where cluster flies are entering?
A
Microcare Aerosol - 20 oz. can can be sprayed around window frames to treat for cluster flies.

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Q
Does it kill wasps & hornets? Is it safe for fish(especially Koi)?
A
Microcare would not be the best product for wasps or bees.  It does not allow you to keep your distance when treating them and would not kill fast enough.  Also, all insecticides are very detrimental to all types of fish, including koi fish.  You should not use any around them.  We would recommend Wasp Freeze for treating any types of wasps or hornets.  Of course you would not want to use it around any fish or bodies of water.

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PT Microcare CS Aerosol 4 out of 5 stars Rating: 3.9 (24 Reviews / 13 Q&A)

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