Steri-Fab Insecticide

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Steri-Fab Insecticide

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4.5 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.3

192 Reviews | 109 Q&A

Product Overview

Steri-Fab should be used as a supplemental product to a bed bug elimination program.  We recommend using our bed bug kits to eliminate infestations. Steri-Fab alone will not eliminate a bed bug infestation as it leaves NO residual.

STERI-FAB is so easy to use, with no dilution or prep required. Just spray STERI-FAB on mattresses, bedding, furniture, carpets, vehicles, and any other inanimate surface to control bed bugs, fungus, germs, mildew, mold, and odor-producing bacteria. STERI-FAB kills bed bugs fast and dries crystal clear in 15 to 20 minutes with absolutely zero messy residue. Available in pint and one gallon sizes.

Comes in Gallon sizes to refill the 16 oz. spray bottle.

Shake Well Before And During Use.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient 1-Decanaminium, N-decyl-N,N-dimethyl-, chloride 0.11%, Alkyl* dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride *(50?4, 40?2, 10?6) 0.08%, Isopropyl alcohol 60.39%, Phenothrin 0.22%
Target pests Bed Bugs and their Eggs, Lice, Ticks, Fleas, Dust Mites, Fungus, Bacteria, Mold, Mildew and deodorizes
For use in Mattresses, Upholstered Furniture, Carpets and many other inanimate objects
Application * See label for complete application instructions
* Shake well with each use
Pet safe Yes, if used as directed on label
Yield Application estimates: 10 - 12 oz. will treat a typical couch or sofa
* 1 gallon will treat about 8 - 10 pieces of upholstered furniture or 5 sets of mattresses and box springs
Shipping Weight 1.12 lbs
Manufacturer Noble Pine (Mfg. Number: PRO-STERIFAB12)
EPA Registration 397-13


How Steri-Fab Works

Steri-Fab acts as a contact kill on bed bugs and other insects using a combination of a synthetic pyrethroid insecticide and isopropyl alcohol. Steri-Fab also acts as a bacteriacide, fungicide, sanitizer, viricide, mildewcide, germicide, deodorant, bacteriostatic, and fungistatic. Because Steri-Fab does not leave any residual, it can be applied virtually anywhere. Simply shake well, then apply to desired treatment areas. Insect mortality is imminent for those contacted with Steri-Fab spray. Disinfection generally occurs within 10 minutes of spraying.

Steri-Fab Target Pests

Bed bugs, bed bug eggs, dust mites, lice, mildew, bacteria, fungus, odor-causing organisms


bed bugs, bed bug eggs, lice, louse eggs, ticks, fleas, dust mites, fungus, gram negative and gram positive bacteria, mold, mildew, odor-causing organisms; roaches, silverfish, sowbugs, centipedes, firebrats, mites; herpes simplex type 2, athlete’s foot fungus

Target Uses of Steri-Fab Spray

Conditions that require insecticides are often breeding grounds for many types of bacteria, fungus, germs, odors, and mildew. STERI-FAB is a product unlike any other available in the world, boasting 11-way protection against not only insects but fungus, germs, and odors.

STERI-FAB is a viricide, bactericide, sanitizer, fungicide, insecticide, germicide, deodorizer, disinfectant, mildewcide, bacteriostatic and fungistatic all in one, eliminating the need to keep many different single-use products on hand.

Steri-Fab is a useful disinfectant and deodorizer for areas with lots of personal traffic, such as waiting rooms, lobbies, conference rooms, patient rooms, day care centers, and bathrooms, as well as modes of transportation such as buses, taxis, and cars.

Steri-Fab is also an integral part of many bedbug treatments as it is one of few products proven to kill immature and adult bedbugs and bedbug eggs, and it can be used in sensitive areas such as mattresses and upholstered furniture. Steri-Fab is also sold in many of our popular Bed Bug Kits.

ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Combination of synthetic pyrethroid, a dual quat, and isopropyl alcohol

Steri-Fab Application Instructions

Shake well before and during use. Surfaces and objects must be cleaned of gross filth before treatment. Spray surfaces and articles until thoroughly dampened and allow to remain wet for at least 10 minutes. If using a hand or power sprayer, keep approximately one foot from surface to be sprayed, and apply Steri-Fab over all surfaces until thoroughly dampened coverage is obtained. Allow upholstered or fabric surfaces to dry before use. Hard surfaces may be wiped dry after at least 10 minutes. Sterifab will have a slight alcohol smell when sprayed. Always read the product label completely before use.

A 16-ounce bottle of Steri-Fab will easily treat a mattress set or sofa. 1 gallon will treat 8-10 pieces of upholstered furniture or 5 sets of mattresses and box springs. Exact yield will vary with each use.

Standard Application Rates for Steri-Fab:

* Steri-Fab is ready-to-use and should not be diluted.

* 10-12 oz. treats a typical sofa or couch.

* 4-5 oz. typically treats a small upholstered chair or love seat.

Steri-Fab is for use in the following areas:

No label restrictions as far as specific types of institutions. For use on surfaces and articles including cracks, crevices, seams, creases, and folds of mattresses or other furniture, rugs and carpets, animal quarters and surrounding areas, restroom surfaces, non-porous and non-food contact surfaces in kitchens, other non-porous surfaces.


Shake well before and during use.

How do I use Steri-Fab to eliminate Bedbugs?

To Eliminate ROACHES, BEDBUGS, ANTS AND SILVERFISH LICE and LOUSE EGGS: The infested areas should be sprayed thoroughly and repeatedly, directing the spray into all crevices, cracks, hiding places, seams, creases and folds. Allow Steri-Fab to dry about 15-20 minutes before using treated area. Because Steri-Fab was formulated not to be a residual product, you must make direct contact with insects and their eggs to be effective. Retreat every 7-10 days or as needed.

To kill FLEAS AND TICKS: The infested area should be sprayed thoroughly and repeatedly directing the spray into all animal quarters and surrounding areas. For best results remove and destroy old animal bedding prior to use. Do not spray animals. Animals should be treated with an appropriate flea and tick spray designed for their use before they reenter the treated area.

On hard surfaces for sanitizing, deodorizing: Apply Sterifab on all surfaces until a moist surface it obtained and allow to remain wet for at least 10 minutes.


* Steri-Fab is not designed for outdoor use.

Steri-Fab Features

  • Convenient, ready-to-use formulation
  • Steri-Fab can be applied on virtually any surface
  • Steri-Fab is listed as an approved treatment for second-hand furniture in many states
  • Steri-Fab contains a unique crystal tracer that can be observed with a highly magnified UV light
  • Leaves no residue on treated surfaces

Extra Tips for Using Steri-Fab

  • Steri-Fab does not leave any residual, so it should be used in conjunction with residual products for pest control.
  • Before applying, be sure that the nozzle is set at fine spray.
  • Always shake well before and during application.
  • Do not apply directly to people or animals.
  • Do not apply directly to clothing, shoes, or other garments that will be worn.
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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    This stuff works!

    By Annie on 09/14/2007

    Wow! Does this stuff work. New York City is experiencing a resurgence in bedbugs due to people traveling all over the place, and I found the tell-tale bites on my legs. Yikes! I saved myself over $200 from the local pest control "consultation" by contacting Do My Own Pest Control. They were helpful, and within days I had my first shipment of Steri-Fab. The treatment is simple, effective, and best of all-NO odor. Using this product is as simple as cleaning your bedroom-dust, take the pictures off the wall, strip the mattress, and spritz away! I haven't had a bite in over three weeks and there is no residue or after-smell. Now I can just vacuum, dust a bit, and everything is clean and good to go! This is a great product and a fabulous website. Everyone loves a good buffet, but with Steri-Fab, you don't have to be one, LOL. Thanks again!

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    195 of 214 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Easy, effective, and affordable

    By Victoria on 08/20/2009

    Verified Purchase

    When I found bed bugs, I promptly bought box spring covers and the mattress covers and washed all sheets and pillows in hot water. Unfortunately, bed bugs are not limited to beds. And in the days since I had discovered them, they had moved to my sofa, as well. I ordered Steri-Fab and shipped it immediately. I sprayed the sofa, area rugs, and the bed frame itself. Seven days later, I repeated the process. Not a single bite since. I am always going to keep some Steri-Fab on hand now, just in case.

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    172 of 179 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Steri-Fab Helped Keep My Sanity

    By Syble on 12/16/2012

    Verified Purchase

    I had pulled down a birds nest in an outside storage area and got bird mites all over me. My husband and I cannot prove that the problem was bird mites because they are microscopic. Not knowing what I was dealing with until I had gone in the house, we got them in our sofa and two lounge chairs. I battled them for approximately two months with various fumigators and sprays. I was scared we were going to have to destroy those pieces of furniture. My husband did not get bitten nor did he feel them crawling on him. I read that they can select one host. Wow! Unlucky me! To avoid getting them spread into our bedroom, I tried many, many suggestions from an online site. It is a wonder I have skin left. It reached the point that my husband and doctor believed that there were no longer any mites, that I had developed a psychosis. I, however, knew better and came across your site. Praise God! I ordered the small bottle of spray and the gallon container. I sprayed the three pieces of furniture every day and also vacuumed the furniture every day for probably two or three weeks. No more mites crawling on me nor nibbling. Because larvae can continue to hatch if not eradicated, I am still vacuuming almost every day and spraying the furniture every two to three days. I praise this product. If I feel anything that even remotely makes me think of a mite, I vacuum that furniture and spray it well. Thank you to your company. I have a prescription for medication to help me get over the "feeling" of having mites on me which I never had to take. I knew I was dealing with the real thing and it was an ordeal that Steri-Fab has helped resolve. I strongly recommend it.

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    152 of 157 people found this review helpful

  • 3 of 5 Stars


    By Monique on 08/02/2010

    Verified Purchase

    Have used this product one time so far and it seems to work very well, did have a strong alcohol smell, we left the apartment after we sprayed and when we returned 6 hours later the smell was completely gone. Haven't seen any bed bugs on the couch or chair, we will spray again in about 3 weeks to make sure the bugs are gone. Didn't stain the couch fabric.

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    126 of 132 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Great product

    By Jen on 01/26/2011

    Verified Purchase

    I was getting bites overnight but I wasn't sure if it was fleas from my dog or bed bugs. I had never had bedbugs before and thought I might have brought them home with me from a trip to the cabins. I finally decided to search for something online to help treat this issue when I came across this product. I ordered it and used it all over my bed/mattress and floor. I stopped getting bites! It worked great. I had to do it again a week later though. I got one new bite the following week and remembered that the instructions did recommend re-spraying a week later. So far so good!

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Is Steri-Fab harmful if inhaled during the application? Is it irritating if you touch treated areas?
Steri-Fab is a very safe product to use and is used everyday in hospitals, day-cares and nursing homes without any issues at all. Steri-Fab does contain alcohol so it does have a bit of a smell but the smell is not harmful and it disappears after the treated area is dry. We have never had a complaint that Steri-Fab was irritating to anyone's skin after it has dried.

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Does Steri-fab kill on contact?

I willl be staying in a hotel in November, and I would like to know if it will kill bedbugs on contact. I don't want to stay there in a room with them until they die, and I don't want to bring them home with me either.

Steri-Fab does indeed kill on contact. Many of our customers (and all of our staff) use Steri-Fab when traveling and staying in hotels. We always recommend pulling the sheets off of the bed and closely checking the mattress and looking behind head board and in the cracks and crevices of the headboard for evidence of bedbugs. Never put luggage on the bed or on the floor.

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Is Steri-Fab sold in stores?

No, Steri-Fab Insecticide is considered to be a professional product and is not sold over the counter.  It can only be purchased at professional pest control supply stores such as ours.  We always have Free Shipping and we ship your order out quickly. 

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Can Steri-Fab be sprayed on my clothing and shoes?

No, Steri-Fab is not labeled to spray on clothing or shoes. It is best not to spray insecticides on anything that will be worn on your body.

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Does Steri-Fab continue to work after it dries?

If so, how long? Do the bugs that crawl on the dried surface that was sprayed die? Does it repel bedbugs?

Steri-Fab only works while it is wet. You must make direct contact with the bedbugs and bedbug eggs for Steri-Fab to be effective. While there may be some repellency from the Steri-Fab, it is not labeled as a repellent.

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