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Jmg from Plantation writes

I sprayed Demon Max on my carpets,baseboards, etc for dog tick infestation-2wks apart. Why do I still see them

I sprayed every inch of the baseboards to every corner to every crack - 1-2 ft above and down. 1oz to 1 gallon. I sprayed my carpet and everything - why am I still finding brown ticks even though I used this Demon Max?? Does this stuff kill ticks or what?


Demon Max is not to be applied on surfaces that come in contact with the skin or broadcast to the open carpeted areas.  It is labeled to kill ticks but for indoor use you are very limited in where you can apply it, as a crack and crevice or spot application to areas where these pests hide, such as baseboards, corners, storage areas, closets, around water pipes, doors and windows, attics and eaves, behind and under refrigerators, cabinets, sinks, furnaces, and stoves, the underside of shelves, drawers and similar areas.  How long it takes the ticks to die after they come into contact with a treated area will depend on a number of factors. It will depend on the maturity of the tick as well as how long they stayed on the treated area, how long it has been since the area was treated and the concentration that was used to treat the area. Demon Max is a great product for tick control - and you used the correct dosage. Typically it can take anywhere from a couple of hours to a day or so for them to die. It can take several weeks for you to stop seeing ticks indoors because the ticks like to stay hidden which also means they could be staying out of treated areas and eggs may hatch out prolonging the infestation. We recommend doing follow up treatments every two weeks at the highest usage rate of 1 oz of product per gallon of water until you do not see any ticks. We recommend using an IGR such as Archer IGR in combination with the insecticide that you choose. IGRs (insect growth regulators) will interrupt the growth cycle of juvenile ticks which will stop them from being able to mate and lay eggs

Answer last updated on: 10/04/2013

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