Steri-Fab Insecticide - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Syed
    06/23/2011
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    How do I dilute Steri-Fab? How do I use the product?
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    SteriFab is easy to use, with no dilution or prep required. Just spray SteriFab on mattresses, bedding, furniture, carpets, vehicles, and any other inanimate surface to control bed bugs, fungus, germs, mildew, mold, and odor-producing bacteria. SteriFab kills bed bugs fast and dries crystal clear in 15 to 20 minutes with absolutely zero messy residue.

    Bedbug Control

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  • Asked by Dana
    08/02/2010
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    Can you use Steri-Fab to treat bed bugs inside a crib where a baby sleeps?
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    Steri-Fab can be used just about anywhere, but of course you should be very careful around a baby's crib. We would recommend washing the bedding in the crib where the baby touches and sleeps. Wash in a hot wash cycle and dry on high heat. This will kill all stages of bed bugs. With the bedding out of the crib, you can treat the frame of the crib and joints with Steri-Fab. Once dry, you can replace the bedding that was washed.
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  • Asked by Jefferson from Aruba
    12/19/2011
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    Can I use Sterifab on my dog?
    I understand that this product works against ticks and fleas as well, I wonder if it is save to use on pets, or what you recommended.
    A
    Steri-Fab is formulated to use on inanimate objects only and is NOT for use on animals or people. Sterifab is meant to be used to treat your pets environment where fleas or ticks could harbor such as your pets crate or dog bed. We do carry Petcor Spray which is labeled for use directly on animals for fleas and ticks.
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  • Asked by Jason from Washington, Dc
    03/18/2012
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    Is Steri-fab safe for cats?
    After use, does Steri-fab leave any residue that is harmful to cats? If so, can the residue be removed by rinsing?
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    Steri-Fab is a contact kill product only and does not leave any residual.  This is why it is safe to almost apply to any surface.  Once it has dried, it is gone and does not remain.
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  • Asked by Joanne from Gig Harbor, Wa
    08/19/2011
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    Is Steri-Fab completely safe for cats?
    If I spray it on furniture or rugs, can it still be toxic to my cat if she licks or lays on the fabric even after it has dried? I have read that pyrethroids/permethrin toxicity is a leading cause of poisoning in felines.
    A
    As long as you follow the Sterifab product label you should not have any issues with your cat. We have been selling this product for many years have never had a single report of cats having an adverse reaction to Sterifab.
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  • Asked by Mike
    07/13/2014
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    What is the shelf life of Steri-fab
    how long can it be stored ( cool dark place _ 70 degrees) and retain effectiveness
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    Steri-Fab will last on the shelf for up to 2 years, if stored in a cool dry area.
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  • Asked by Dan
    09/15/2010
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    Can Steri-Fab be applied with a fogger?
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    No. Steri-Fab is not labeled to be used in a fogging machine.
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  • Asked by Jodiej from Mena,ar
    06/15/2013
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    do you need gloves or resperator to apply sterifab
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    Sterifab does not require a respirator, however you may want to wear gloves when applying. Sterifab is a safe enough product that it can sprayed directly where people come in contact such as sofa, mattress, carpet, etc. Please make sure to refer to the product label before application.
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  • Asked by Azmissie
    12/29/2010
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    Does the use of this product require placing items in plastic bags?
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    Sterifab does not require you to place the item in a plastic bag for the product to work. Having said that, if you are performing a complete bedbug treatment you will be required to place certain items in plastic bags during the treatment process. Please take a few minutes to read through our Bedbug Treatment Guide to learn about bedbug treatments.
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  • Asked by Travis from Baltimore, Md
    07/31/2013
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    Whats the best product way to get rid of a bird mite infestation?
    My indoor/outdoor cat brought in these mites & now I'm going through it trying to figure out how to get rid of them. What product containing Bifenthrin is best for use in the house?
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    It is important to be absolutely sure you are actually dealing with bird mites. Have the suspected bird mite identified by a reputable source, such as your local cooperative extension office or a reputable pest control operator. Treatments will vary for different pests. If you do indeed have bird mites, you must first find the source of the infestation, usually a bird nest or a dead bird on or in the home. Removal of the infested nest or bird and a thorough cleanup is necessary. For treatment in the home, we recommend you frequently vacuum all carpet and upholstery and dispose of the bag or vacuum contents in a sealed bag outdoors. Spray Sterifab on couches, chairs and other upholstered furniture where you may spend time resting. Use MotherEarth Dust in all cracks and crevices around the perimeter of the room. Apply a thin coat of MotherEarth dust to rugs and carpets. Rake (not sweep) nap back and forth, causing dust to enter rug or carpet. Let product sit overnight. Repeat application as necessary and vacuum every 3 - 4 days for effective control. MotherEarth dust does not have a fast knockdown, it can take several days for insects to die after they contact the dust. Onslaught can be used for a faster knockdown. Thoroughly apply as a fine particle broadcast spray using a hand pump sprayer to infested rugs and carpets and other cracks and crevices around the perimeter of each room. Put all clothes through the dryer on high heat to help kill mites and their eggs.We have had many customers use the above recommendations with great success. Most customers report that it can take several months to get rid of all of the mites. Finding and removing the source of the infestation is very important and is the key to getting rid of the mites for good.
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  • Asked by James
    08/20/2009
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    Do you need to be licensed to buy and use Steri-Fab?
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    You do not need to be licensed to buy or use Steri-Fab.  All of the products on our site, although they are all professional and not sold over the counter, can be sold to homeowners as long as they use it for their own personal use. Our site caters to providing professional pest control products and expert advice to homeowners. 

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  • Asked by Nickole from Flint Michigan
    02/04/2015
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    What do I do if I get Steri-Fab on my skin or in my hair?
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    If you get Steri-Fab on your skin or hair we would recommend taking off any contaminated clothing and rinsing skin and hair immediately with plenty of water for 15-20 minutes. Then we would recommend contacting poison control or physician for treatment advice. 
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  • Asked by Annie from Sheboygan Wi 53081
    03/11/2015
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    Does the gallon steri fab come with a sprayer?
    I'm interested in ordering a larger amt. but need 2 sprayers
    A
    No, there is not a sprayer that comes with the Steri-Fab. You can purchase the Steri-Fab Continuous Action Sprayer for larger jobs.
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  • Asked by Lesley
    01/11/2015
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    Can you spray steric fab on wood?
    A
    Sterifab is a contact kill and does not leave a residual behind, therefore should be fine to spray on wood. We recommend to a small spot test to see if any discoloration occurs. 
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  • Asked by Anonymous
    03/05/2012
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    Does Steri fab have an odor when sprayed? If "yes", how long does it last? Will it go away after drying?
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    Steri-Fab does not have a strong odor at all and smells very much like rubbing alcohol.  It dries very quickly and does not leave a residual.  It is a contact kill product only, meaning it only kills when it is wet and there is nothing left when it dries.
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  • Asked by John from Transfer
    08/28/2016
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    Is Steri-Fab Insecticide safe to spray on your skin?
    I was told it is safe to spray on your skin.
    A

    Steri-Fab is NOT safe to apply to your skin.

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  • Asked by Glenn from Troy, Michigan
    06/07/2018
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    When is it safe to sleep on a mattress that has been sprayed with Steri-Fab?
    A

    Once the Steri-Fab application has dried, it ss safe to replace the linens and sleep on the mattress.

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  • Asked by Donna
    10/21/2009
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    Does SteriFab suffice to clean area rugs of mites or must they be taken up, sent out and cleaned? Thank you.
    A

    Steri-Fab will kill mites that are on the surface, but it is usually hard to get the mites that are deep down in the fiber base of the rug.  Having the rug professionally cleaned will ensure that the fibers deep down near the base of the rug are treated as well.

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  • Asked by John from Alpharreta, Ga
    03/11/2013
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    I need to exterminate scabies mites, what will work?
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    Scabies mites live on/in the skin and we do not carry anything to treat humans. Most folks need to visit their doctor to receive the medication needed to get rid of scabies. You may spray your furniture with a product such as Steri-fab to kill anything on furniture though treating the home is usually not necessary.
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  • Asked by Shirley from Jackson, Ms
    09/03/2016
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    Does Sterifab kill carpet beetles?
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    While Steri-Fab Insecticide is not labeled for carpet beetles, it is alcohol based and could kill any sprayed directly, but we would not recommend it for them.  For indoor carpet beetle control you may want to consider a product such as Nyguard Plus. This product contains an insecticide to kill the roaming adults and an insect growth regulator to stop the harder to kill immature beetles from reaching a reproductive state which in turn will break the cycle of infestation. As an added bonus this product also contains a deodorizer for carpet applications.  It is also best to find and eliminate the source of the infestation to get complete control.  We have a great guide here that might help.

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