Orthene PCO Pellets

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Orthene PCO Pellets

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Product Overview

Orthene® PCO is one of the most popular and effective ways to control a wide variety of bothersome home and pantry pests, including ants, firebrats, crickets, pillbugs, earwigs, and cockroaches. Orthene PCO was uniquely designed to target and exert control over even the most stubborn household pests that tend to be resistant to other products, like the German Cockroach (which ranks among the most pesticide-resistant pest next to the housefly). Research continues to demonstrate that the active ingredient in Orthene PCO—acephate—remains one of few insecticides to which the German cockroach and other insecticide-resistant pests remain vulnerable. The unique 97 percent formulation of Orthene PCO Pellets means that you deal with less residue dust and lower odor. This product comes in the form of small pellets which dissolve easily water for use as a crack and crevice spray or for perimeter and spot treatments. Orthene PCO can be used on a variety of surfaces with stain or film, including stainless steel, tile, glass and porcelain. This product should not be used on carpet or upholstery.

Box contains 10 - 1.40 ounce packets

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient: Acephate 97.4%
Target pests: Ornamental Insects on Trees & Shrubs: Ants (including Imported Fire Ants), Cockroaches, Crickets, Firebrats, Earwigs, Pillbugs, Sowbugs, Pantry Pests (Confused Flour Beetle, Indian Meal Moth and Trogoderma), and Wasps
For use in: Industrial, Institutional, and Commercial Buildings including Restaurants,Warehouses, Stores, Hospitals, Hotels, Manufacturing Plants and Ships
* Orthene PCO pellets are NOT for use inside residential homes
Application: 1 packet = 1% Concentrate per 1.4 gallons of water
* See Label for complete application instructions
Pet safe: Yes, if used as directed on Label
Formulation: Professional Product
NOT FOR SALE TO: AK, CA, CT, IN, ND
Shipping Weight: 1.23 lbs
Manufactured By: Amvac

Details

Orthene PCO is one of the most popular and effective ways to control a wide variety of bothersome home and pantry pests, including ants, firebrats, crickets, pillbugs, earwigs, and cockroaches. Orthene PCO was uniquely designed to target and exert control over even the most stubborn household pests that tend to be resistant to other products, like the German Cockroach (which ranks among the most pesticide-resistant pest next to the housefly). Research continues to demonstrate that the active ingredient in Orthene PCO—acephate—remains one of few insecticides to which the German cockroach and other insecticide-resistant pests remain vulnerable. The unique 97 percent formulation of Orthene PCO Pellets means that you deal with less residue dust and lower odor. This product comes in the form of small pellets which dissolve easily water for use as a crack and crevice spray or for perimeter and spot treatments. Orthene PCO can be used on a variety of surfaces with stain or film, including stainless steel, tile, glass and porcelain. This product should not be used on carpet or upholstery.

Box contains 10 - 1.40 ounce packets

Directions For Use:

Cockroaches, Ants, Crickets and Firebrats: Apply as a coarse, low pressure spot spray, crack and crevice spray or with a paint brush to localized areas where these pests are found or normally occur. Including corners of rooms and closets, around television sets and radios, along and behind baseboards, around and under sinks, dishwashers, washing machines, refrigerators, stoves and cabinets; areas where plumbing enters or leaves the room or other areas inhabited by these pests. Note: A period of 3 to 7 days may be necessary for Orthene PCO Pellets to reach its maximum effect on cockroaches.

Earwigs, Pillbugs and Sowbugs: Apply as a coarse, low pressure spot spray to areas around doors and windows, storage areas, baseboards and other areas where these pests may enter or be found.

Pantry Pests - Exposed Stages (Confused Flour Beetle, Indian Meal Moth and Trogoderma): Apply Orthene PCO Pellets at 1.0% as a spot application to pantry and cupboard shelves where food containers suspected of being infested are stored. Prior to spraying, remove all foodstuffs, shelving paper and utensils. Do not replace the food packages until the surface has dried. Replace shelving paper. Infested food packages should be destroyed.

Wasps: Apply Orthene PCO Pellets as a spot application at 0.5% to 1.0% to the nest, nest entrance, and surrounding areas where the wasps alight. Wasps are generally less active early and late in the day, so it is advisable that nests should be treated during these times.

Perimeter Treatment: To control Cockroaches, Ants (including Imported Fire Ants), Pillbugs and Earwigs apply Orthene PCO Pellets at 0.5% to 1.0% to a band of soil 6 to 10 feet adjacent to the structure; also to a height of 2 to 3 feet on the foundation where pests may be active or may find entrance. Also, apply as a residual spray or with a paint brush to surfaces of buildings, window frames, shutters, entry ways, screens, eaves, patios, garages, carports, around garbage areas and other areas where these pests congregate. Note: When making perimeter treatments only foraging ants will be controlled.

Ants (including Imported Fire Ants) in Mounds within a treated perimeter or other non-crop areas: In order to control a mound or nest, a drench treatment is necessary. For mound drench treatment, dissolve on packet of Orthene PCO Pellets in 9 gallons of water. Apply on gallon of mix to each mound by sprinkling mound until it is wet and treat a four foot diameter circle around the mound. For best results, apply Orthene PCO Pellets in the early morning or late afternoon when ants are most active. Mound drench applications made under prolonged hot and dry conditions may be ineffective due to the location of ants deep within the nest. Note: Grass in treated areas may be injured. Do not treat a mound more than once per season.

For Application as Spot Treatment: Spot treatments may be applied at moderate pressure (up to 35 psi) using a coarse fan tip. For spot treatments, no individual spot will exceed two square feet. Mix Orthene PCO Pellets according to dilution chart. Apply as a spot treatment using coarse fan spray to areas inhabited by cockroaches. Treat areas such as baseboards, under and behind refrigerators, stoves, dishwashing and other equipment as well as in storage areas, closets, sinks, cabinets, around windows, doors and water pipes. Spot treatment should also include underside of drawers, shelves and other sites where cockroaches frequent or travel.

Food Handling Establishments: For use in Federally Inspected Meat and Poultry Plants and places other than private residences in which exposed food is held, processed, prepared or served.

Food Areas - Application Limited to Spot and / or 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). Spray concentration shall be limited to a maximum of 1.0% active ingredient. Apply in small amounts directly into cracks and crevices using equipment capable of delivering a pin stream of insecticide in points between different elements of construction, between equipment and floors, openings leading to voids and hollow spaces in walls, equipment legs and bases, where labeled insects hide. Care should be taken to avoid depositing this product onto exposed surfaces or introducing the material into the air. Avoid contamination of food or food processing surfaces. Applications of this product in the food areas of food handling establishments, other than as a spot and / or crack and crevice treatment are not permitted.

Non-Food Areas: Includes garbage rooms, lavatories, floor drains (to sewer entries and vestibules, offices, locker rooms, machine rooms, boiler rooms, garages, mop closets and storage.) Spray concentration shall be limited to a maximum of 1.0% active ingredient. Apply to baseboard areas, around water pipes, surfaces behind and beneath sinks, lockers, tables, pallets and similar areas where insects hide or through which they may enter.

Serving Areas: Facilities where prepared foods are served, such as dining rooms, but excluding areas where foods may be prepared or held. Apply as a spot treatment to selective surfaces such as baseboards, under elements of construction into cracks and crevices. Avoid treating surfaces likely to be contacted by food. (Do not apply when facility is in operation or foods are exposed.) Do not allow spray or mist to contact food, foodstuffs or water supplies. Dishes and food handling utensils should be thoroughly washed in soap and water if exposed to contamination by the application of this product. Do not allow children or pets to come into contact with treated surfaces until sprays have dried.

Avoid contamination of food or food processing surfaces.

Caution: Do not apply directly to carpet as staining may occur. Do not treat unpainted masonry floors in poorly ventilated areas such as garages or basements, especially where moisture or high humidity exists since persistent odor could develop.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Very good with Rental Property

    By Broader on 08/04/2010

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    You see results the next day in unoccupied rental property. If you have an infestation in occupied rentals, the tenants see the results the next day. They are psychologically satisfied that an attempt to resolve the problem was made.

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    19 of 23 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Works Great!

    By Christine on 10/06/2010

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    This is the same chemical that our pest control person uses but we wanted to do more frequents sprays (and better). It works GREAT! Saw results immediately. We use along with Gentrol (growth/reproduction inhibitor - also purchased through this company).

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    17 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    It Actually Worked!!

    By Steven on 01/02/2016

    The brown roaches finally became too many during Summer/Fall of 2015 and the Cat couldn't keep up with killing them. I went to Wal-Mart looking for something that would work. The very nice lady there told me she tried something called Orothene. I found this Orthene and ordered two full boxes, thinking that I would need to keep re-applying. I ordered too much because it only took two packets and two sprayings to make all the roaches dead. I haven't seen one roach since November 2015. The product is labeled as "not for use in homes" but I sprayed everywhere it recommended. It smelled bad (rotten) and lasted about 4-5 days, but, it did not stain anything. The Cat and Dogs did not seem to be affected by it, even when let right back into the house. I am extremely impressed!! Thanks sooo much for a great product!!

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    16 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Best German Roach Killer Available

    By Larry on 09/09/2013

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    I have low income apartment housing where some people don't even try to keep things clean. I have been fighting german roaches for 10 years even using professionals with little to no success until I started using this product with Gentrol added to sprayer. Now I no longer have any problems unless someone new moves in & then their problem is resolved with one spraying. I have been using it for 3 years now every 2 months with no more german roaches. What a great product. This is the best stuff on the market "bar none".

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    12 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Effectiveness of Orthene PCO pellets

    By John on 04/01/2012

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    I have used this product with great success for 8 years. Used properly this producr controls any infestation along with sanitary cleaning.

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    9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Questions & Answers

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How much water per packet of Orthene PCO?
A
You want to use 1/2 packet Orthene PCO Pellets into one gallon of water.

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Is Orthene pco pellets safe for residential use?
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Orthene PCO pellets are not for use inside residential homes.  For protection against pests around and inside residential homes we recommend Talstar Insecticide.

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Are Orthene PCO Pellets labeled for use in residential areas?

Proven effective in commercial accounts, wondered if could be used "legally" in residential or multifamily locations.
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Orthene PCO Pellets are not labeled for residential settings, but we cannot find wording on the label that specifically forbids using the product there either. We recommend contacting the manufacturer to see what they intend their label to mean for use in residential areas. You can reach Valent at 1-800-89-VALENT (898-2536)

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Can I use Orthene PCO Pellets to treat bed bugs?

If not can you recommend me one please I really needed
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No, Orthene PCO Pellets are not to be used to treat for bed bugs as it is not labeled for that use or for any indoor residential use. Please review our How to Get Rid of Bedbugs Guide that provides the products we advise to use for your bedbug treatment along with instructional videos on how to use them. 

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Can I use Orthene inside the kitchen cabinets ?
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Orthene PCO Pellets can only be applied in cracks and crevices indoors. 

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