Spectracide Bug Stop Home Barrier provides protection against home-invading insects. Contains an active ingredient that is effective in targeting and killing insects such as bees, wasps, spiders, flies, beetles, ants, ticks, cockroaches, scorpions, and mites. It is labeled for use both indoors and outdoors as cracks and crevices. This ready-to-use insecticide is ideal to use under sinks, along baseboards, on patios, window frames, screens, and doors as an outdoor foundation treatment. It is guaranteed to have a water-based formula that does not leave stains and oil residue on surfaces. Provides long-lasting control of up to 12 months and avoids leaving any unpleasant odor after usage. For safety, avoid using around pets and people until the spray has dried. Comes in a 32 oz. RTU bottle.
It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling. For use around the home only. Do not use on pets.
People and pets should not be allowed in treated areas until spray has dried.
Do not water the treated area to the point of runoff.
Do not make applications during rain.
All outdoor applications must be limited to spot or crack-and-crevice treatments only, except for the following permitted uses:
Treatment to soil or vegetation around structures
Applications to lawns, turf and other vegetation
Applications to building foundations, up to a maximum height of 3 ft. Other than applications to building foundations, all outdoor applications to impervious surfaces such as sidewalks, driveways, patios, porches and structural surfaces (such as windows, doors, and eaves) are limited to spot and crack-and-crevice applications only.
The application is prohibited directly into sewers or drains, or to any area like a gutter where drainage to sewers, storm drains, water bodies or aquatic habitat can occur. Do not allow the product to enter any drain during or after application.
SHAKE WELL BEFORE USING.
HOW TO USE
Shake well before each use.
Adjust nozzle to narrow fan spray to prevent excessive wetting and waste of product. Spray just enough to cover area to be treated.
Avoid contamination of food, feedstuffs, and domestic water supplies. All food-processing surfaces and utensils should be covered during treatment or thoroughly washed before use. Remove pets and birds, and cover fish aquariums before spraying.
Spray areas where cockroaches, Palmetto bugs, ants**, clover mites, crickets, cigarette beetles, confused flour beetles, red flour beetles, rice weevils, sawtoothed grain beetles, dermestid beetles, firebrats, waterbugs, silverfish, earwigs, box elder bugs, centipedes, millipedes, stink bugs, pillbugs, sowbugs, scorpions and spiders are found or normally occur including dark corners of rooms and closets; cracks and crevices in walls; along and behind baseboards; beneath and behind sinks, stoves, refrigerators and cabinets; and around plumbing and other utility installations. Pillbugs, sowbugs, scorpions, and spiders must be sprayed directly to be killed.
For ants**, apply to ant trails, around doors and windows and wherever else ants may find the entrance.
For control of carpet beetles, thoroughly spray along baseboards and edges of carpeting; under carpeting, rugs, and furniture; in closets and on shelving; and wherever else insects are seen or suspected.
For control of fleas and brown dog ticks, thoroughly spray pet beds, resting quarters, nearby cracks and crevices, along and behind baseboards, window and door frames, and localized areas of floor and floor covering where fleas and ticks may be present. Pet bedding should be replaced with clean, fresh bedding after treating the area. Do not treat pets with this product. To control the source of flea infestations, pets should be treated with a product registered for application to animals.
Note: Test inconspicuous sample of fabric or rug for staining before use. Check carpet manufacturer's warranty and care and maintenance information before using the product on your specific brand of carpeting.
Bees, wasps, box elder bugs, centipedes, millipedes, pillbugs, sowbugs, scorpions, spiders, flies, Asian beetles, stink bugs and mosquitoes: For use only as an aid in reducing annoyance from these insects. Spray outside surfaces of screens, doors, window frames or wherever insects may enter the room. Also spray surfaces around light fixtures, on porches, in garages and other places where insects land or congregate. Pillbugs, sowbugs, scorpions, and spiders must be sprayed directly to be killed.
Ants**, ticks (including ticks that transmit Lyme disease), crickets, flies, and earwigs: For treatment of infestation of these insects in areas where there are weeds or bushy non-crop areas, spray infested areas thoroughly. When treating for ticks, give special attention to areas frequented by pets. For ants, thoroughly wet hills and runways.
Apply a continuous band of insecticide around building the foundation and around windows, doors, utility line entrances, eaves, vents, and other areas to reduce the potential for entry by crawling pests. Remove debris and leaf litter from next to the foundation, cut back vegetation and branches that touch the foundation and move or rake back rocks, deep mulch or other potential pest harborages next to the foundation.
Apply the band up to 3 ft wide around the structure and upward along the foundation to 3 ft and around windows, doors and roof overhangs. Apply as a coarse spray to thoroughly and uniformly wet the foundation and/or band area so that the insecticide will reach the soil or thatch level where pests may be active. One quart will cover 200 sq ft.
Treat infested areas and areas likely to be infested, such as wood surfaces; voids and tunnels in damaged wood; behind veneers; in structural voids (between stud walls and spaces between wood and foundations); along cracks; along crawl spaces and around outside buildings, porches, woodpiles, wooden fences, and decks. Kills exposed subterranean termites ‡, dampwood termites ‡, dry wood termites ‡, carpenter ants, ambrosia beetles, death hunter beetles, false powderpost beetles, and powderpost beetles.
For Carpenter Bees
Treat active tunnels where carpenter bee activity has been observed. Leave the entrance hole open for 48 hours after application to allow the bees to contact and distribute the insecticide throughout the nest galleries. Then plug the entrance hole with a piece of wooden dowel coated with carpenter’s glue or wood putty. Plugging the hole will prevent reinfestation of old nesting tunnels and reduce the chances of wood decay.
For localized control only. The purpose of such applications of this product for termites is to kill workers or winged reproductive forms that may be present in treated channels at the time of treatment. Such applications are not a substitute for mechanical alteration, soil treatment or foundation treatment but are merely a supplement. This product is not recommended as sole protection against termites. For active termite infestations, get a professional inspection.