The amount of 1.5 oz per gallons of water more pertains if you are using Phantom for a termite treatment. You should use 3 oz per gallon of water when applying for roaches or other general pest control insects.
Phantom is an odorless and very safe liquid insecticide. There is no requirement to wear anything special upon re-entry. You should always wear gloves when applying any pesticide, but unless you are in a completely closed room with no ventilation, you do not need a respirator. You should allow enough time for the product to dry and then it is perfectly fine to enter back into the space with children and pets. Usually it takes 30 - 45 minutes for the product to dry thoroughly. Always read the product label for full treatment instructions.
Termidor is definitely the most popular termite treatment product available. Phantom was made more for indoor pest control and perimeter pest control treatments. Since Termidor is not labeled to treat around the indoors for pest control, Phantom was made to serve that purpose. Although Phantom is labeled for termites treating, it does not last nearly as long as Termidor does in the ground and it is also much more costly per finished gallon than Termidor is.
When used as directed Phantom is a very safe product, only containing enough of the active ingredient to kill insects, not enough to harm mammals. As with any chemical, it important to follow all label instructions and precautions and keep the product out of reach of children and pets. We recommend that you read through the product label and the MSDS to learn all safety precautions and instructions.
Phantom is a great choice for "social" insects or those insects that congregate together for nesting and feeding. Phantom offers a delayed kill that gives insects time to get back to the nest and infect other insects with the insecticide. Phantom is also a non-repellent insecticide which means that sensitive insects like roaches can not tell that it is there and they readily cross over the treatment area. Phantom is usually used indoors for current infestations. Exterior applications are limited to spot and crack and crevice treatments around door frames, window frames, eaves, attic vents, and holes where utilities enter into the structure.
Cy-Kick CS is micro-encapsulated and offers a faster knockdown of insects and can be used in more places than the Phantom. Cy-Kick is a great choice for outdoor perimeter control of roaches and many other insects. You can use the Cy-Kick-CS to treat around your fence deck and lawn. You may also want to consider what is bringing the roaches to your home. Take a few minutes to read through our article on Integrated Pest Management. This article can help you make a few changes to your yard and home that could stop the roaches from being attracted to the area in the first place.
You can mix .75 ounce - 3 ounces of Phantom per gallon of water depending on what pest you are treating and where you are treating. Please carefully read the Phantom product label to find out what concentration is proper for your needs.