Yes, Riptide can be used in dairy and livestock barns when applied according to the product label instructions. Be sure to follow safety precautions for animals, milk, food, etc. Riptide is most commonly used in automatic misting systems for flying insect management in these areas. For more tips, please view our Fly Treatment Guide.
Riptide 5.0% Pyrethrin ULV is not labeled to be used as a root drench. It is not a systemic and will not be absorbed through the roots. It is only for spraying plants surfaces to kill exposed aphids on plants. If you are looking for a systemic product to apply as a soil drench Adonis 2F would be a better option.
Riptide 5.0% Pyrethrin ULV odor is considered "slight and sweet" per SDS.
Yes, Riptide can be used in the Commander TriJet Fogger or any other ULV fogger. Per the product label: With a ULV spraying device, spray at a dosage rate of five (5) fl. oz. of undiluted concentrate per minute up-wind of the area to be controlled. If possible, space spray application should be made in the evening or early morning when Mosquitoes are typically most active." You can mix Riptide with NyGuard IGR .
While you can spray cedar oil and Riptide in the same place for insect control, we do not recommend mixing the products together. Riptide is water based and will not mix with the cedar oil. This could cause the products to be unstable and may also damage your sprayer.
Riptide 5.0% Pyrethrin ULV can be used in a misting system around horses as long as applied per label.
Riptide does not have a residual effect after it is dry. It also is applied using a misting system. Riptide is labeled to kill ticks, as well as various other flying insects. It is a contact kill only.
An option that is longer lasting is the Tick Control Kit. It contains Cyzmic CS and Archer IGR. An IGR is an insect growth regulator. This will stop the ticks from reproducing. The mixing ratio is Archer IGR: 1 fl. oz. Cyzmic CS: .4oz into one gallon of water. Treatments can be done every 14 days until the ticks are eradicated. After that, for regular treatments, spraying every 30 days is enough.
Riptide is a water based product that can be applied outside on listed plants but not wet to the point of runoff. Please provide the types of plants you will be treating near for more information on safety. Thank you!
We recommend that the car is not present to the product application or covered to ensure there is no damage to the vehicle.
We do not recommend treating with Riptide unless you are looking for a contact kill only. Per the product label it states the following: If used in a direct injection system, the pesticide container must be locked. Securely attach the end use label to the pesticide container in a weather protected area or plastic sleeve. Please let us know what you are treating for so that we can offer other recommendations.
Riptide is our most popular product for misting systems. However, according to the Spider Be Gone website, you will void any warranty if anyone other than the dealer that installed the system refills it.
No, Riptide 5.0% Pyrethrin ULV will not harm hummingbirds or any other animals if used as directed. Be sure not to apply the product in the areas where they are. Once the product has dried completely, it is safe for animals and birds to be in the area.