Orthene PCO Pellets can only be applied in cracks and crevices indoors.
Orthene PCO Pellets is considered a repellent product in that insects can detect that it is on the surface where it was applied. It may not repel insects from an area and may only do so for a short time. It is more designed to provide a lasting residual to continue to kill after application.
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 GuideÃ‚ that provides the products we advise to use for your bedbug treatment along with instructional videos on how to use them.Ã‚
Orthene PCO Pellets can be applied to baseboards, cracks and crevices, behind appliances, in closets, under sinks, etc. in sites listed on the product label. Note: A period of 3 to 7 days may be necessary for Orthene PCO Pellets to reach its maximum effect on cockroaches. Roach bait is not to be placed in the same areas where Orthene PCO Pellets has been applied. Roach bait should be applied in pea size amounts under and around plumbing pipes, doors and windows, behind and under refrigerators, cabinets, sinks, closets, stoves and other equipment where cockroaches hide. Inspect bait placements and reapply when necessary. Keep in mind that this product is not for indoor residential use.
The key thing to remember is "spray low and bait high."
You may view the step by step instructions on how to fully treat for roaches in our Roach Control Pest Control Guide here.
The residual of Orthene PCO Pellets is approximately 30 days outdoors and 90 days indoors. Be sure to follow the label regarding where this product can be sprayed.
The odor that the Orthene PCO Pellets has comes from its active ingredient Acephate, which is why the product is for outdoor use and is not to be used indoors.
Orthene PCO Pellets should not be used in homes for treatment of cockroaches. Gentrol IGR should only be used indoors. Exciter can be used inside or out if used as directed. Please consider using Temprid FX, Gentrol IGR and Exciter to indoor crevices and a professional roach bait gel (to areas not sprayed). We do have an article/videos on How to Get Rid of Roaches for a successful eradication program.
Orthene PCO Pellets is not labeled to control bees and would not be recommended to control them but does state it is toxic to them.
Yes, Gentrol IGR can be mixed with any insecticide including Orthene PCO Pellets.
Orthene PCO Pellets should be mixed with water and applied according to the product label instructions. It should not be applied as a foam application with a foaming agent.
Orthene PCO Pellets are not labeled for treating carpenter ants. Please check out our article on How to Get Rid of Carpenter Ants for more information on how to implement a successful treatment program.
We would not recommend mixing Orthene PCO Pellets with Conquer Liquid Insecticide. Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance.
Orthene PCO Pellets is not labeled for mole crickets.
Talstar P does a fantastic job treating mole crickets.
Mole Cricket adults:Achieving acceptable control of adult mole crickets is difficult because preferred grass areas are subject to continuous invasion during the early spring by this extremely active stage. Applications should be made as late in the day as possible and should be watered in with up to 0.5 inches of water immediately after treatment. If the soil is not moist, then it is important to irrigate
before application to bring the mole crickets closer to the soil surface where contact with the insecticide will be maximized. Grass areas that receive pressure from adult mole crickets should be treated at peak egg hatch to ensure optimum control of subsequent nymph populations (see below).
Mole Cricket nymphs: Grass areas that received intense adult mole cricket pressure in the spring should be treated immediately prior to peak egg hatch. Optimal control is achieved at this time because young nymphs are more susceptible to insecticides and they are located near the soil surface where the insecticide is most concentrated. Control of larger, more damaging, nymphs later in the
year may require both higher application rates and more frequent applications to maintain acceptable control. Applications should be made as late in the day as possible and should be watered in with up to 0.5 inches of water immediately after treatment. If the soil is not moist, then it is important to irrigate before application to bring the mole crickets closer to the soil surface where contact with the insecticide will be maximized.
No, Orthene PCO Pellets should not be used on ornamentals.
We would recommend using Orthene Spray 97 Insecticide. This is labeled for use on ornamentals. You will use .2 oz per gallon of water.
Orthene PCO Pellets are not labeled for use inside residential homes and would not be recommended. We would recommend our Indoor Flea Kit. Here is a great video on how to use our Indoor Kit.