Riptide and Sector are our most popular products for use in automatic residential mosquito misting systems. The biggest difference is that Riptide has 5% all-natural pyrethrins, while the active ingredient in Sector is permethrin, a synthetic version of pyrethrin. Pyrethrin does have the advantage of being a natural active ingredient, and it offers the fastest knockdown of target insects. Riptide is also a water-based concentrate, so it does not contain the oils that permethrin products such as Sector will contain. The primary advantage of permethrin (Sector) is that it is less costly. Sector may give you residual of 1-2 days in areas without direct sunlight.
Pyranha 1-10 PX is a mosquito system that has the two active ingredient are permethrin and piperonyl butoxide. It should not be used in a propane or thermal fogger. There is no residual with this product.
Sector Mosquito Misting concentrate has the same active ingredients as Pyranha with the same amount of the active ingredient. It is a water based insecticide that can be used in automatic spraying systems, ULV foggers, mosquito misting systems, cattle barns, animal quarters, dairies, poultry houses, warehouses and more. Sector does have a residual effect.
Riptide is a water based misting concentrate with 5% pyrethrin. Riptide Waterbased Pyrethrin ULV is new technology that delivers effective control of a wide range of insects including mosquitoes, stored product pests, cockroaches, biting insects, crawling insects, flies and more without oil residues or oil-related issues. This product does not have any type of residual.
They will all be very effective in working to kill pests. If you are looking for a longer lasting product, we would recommend using Sector.
Sector Misting Concentrate works good on mosquitoes for a quick knockdown and does have a residual. With the active ingredients of 10% Permethrin and 10% PBO, it is most commonly usd in misting systems. Sector has 2 of the 3 products we recommend for mosquito control and works great for enclosed areas such as barns and stables.
For outside treatement in a yard, camping area, etc. the combination of Bifen IT, Exponent and Nyguard IGR will be more effective becasue you are using all 3 modes of action. Along with the synergist Exponent for a fast knockdown(24hrs), you have the 30 day residual of Bifen IT and the IGR to stop the development of juvenile stages of mosquitoes.
Per the SDS, Sector Misting Concentrate is harmful if absorbed into the skin as it can cause skin irritation. It is safe if used as directed in misting systems.
No, Sector Misting Concentrate should be used inside of a misting system or an approved fogger.
While many insecticides are in fact repellent to insects, most are not labeled to repel the insects away, they are labeled to kill the insects that come in contact with the application. Sector, Permethrin SFR, Tengard and Riptide are all labeled to be applied to horses and various other farm animals for a wide variety of insects. Please carefully read and follow the label instructions when making the application to the horses.
Sector Misting Concentrate is designed for use in a ULV fogger.
Sector Mosquito Misting Concentrate is a new water-based insecticide designed specifically for misting systems. Sector provides quick knockdown, kill and residual control of flying insect pests including mosquitoes, flies and other insects. The recommended use rate is 1/2 gallon per 55 gallon drum.
You can see the different mosquito misting solutions on our Mosquito Misting System Refills Page
Sector Misting Concentrate could only be used a surface spray in a mist blower for mosquitos outside but will only kill the ones that you make direct contact with. It will not leave any residual that will continue to kill once dry. For more long term control a product like Talstar P would be more effective. It will continue to kill up to 30 days outside. The key is to apply to the underside of the leaves where the adults lay during the day.
We would not recommend mixing Sector Misting Concentrate and Bifen XTS since both of these products contain synthetic pyrethroids (similar active ingredients). Also, Sector is primarily applied with fogging or misting equipment, while Bifen XTS cannot be applied in automatic misting machines or fogging machines. If you would like to give us more information about your situation, such as where you are treating and for what pest, then we would be happy to offer further recommendations for you. You may contact our Customer Service staff at 866-581-7378 M-F 9a-5p EST.