Per the Suspend SC product label: For control of carpet beetles, fleas and ticks indoors, apply as a coarse, low pressure crack and crevice spot treatment to problem areas and infested habitats. Do not treat entire floor, carpet or floor coverings. Do not apply as a space spray. Application to furniture should be restricted to areas where prolonged contact by humans will not occur. Care should be taken to limit spot treatment to pet beds and infested floor coverings.
The Ultracide you ordered is a fantastic option for indoor broadcast treatments as it has a knock down and residual as well as an IGR within the can. Be sure to vacuum at least every other day to stimulate egg hatch and pull up any live or dead adults and feces.
Please see our Flea Treatment Guide for more tips and information.
Suspend SC is not a non-repellent product, so during the initial application insects could potentially detect the product. However as the product dries to the surface it will become less noticeable to insects in general and they will continue to walk over the treat surface. If you are looking for an outdoor home foundation spray that is a non-repellent you could go with a product like Termidor SC or Dominion 2L, both of which work very well for carpenter ants as well as other pests.
Once Suspend SC has dried, it is safe for pets to eat in the area. This should not harm your pet because the product is dry and does not reactivate if the area gets wet again. If you notice any changes in your pet, we would recommend contacting Poison Control and/or your vet.
There are no temperature restrictions for applying Suspend SC.
A general insecticide, such as Suspend SC, can be used indoors to kill and prevent ants, roaches, crickets, and various other insects. This product is mixed with water and applied around baseboards and cracks and crevices. Be sure to keep pets and children out of the area until the product has dried completely, usually1-2 hours. The mixing rate of Suspend SC is 0.25-1.5 fl oz per gallon of water. For general pest control, we recommend using the 0.25 fl oz per gallon of water rate.
If you were to mop along the edges of the wall where Suspend SC was applied, it would take it up.
No, you’ve been treating too often and with too much product. The main thing to know when dealing with fleas is that there is no overnight fix for them, it can take multiple applications to completely eliminate them sometimes 2-3 treatments or more. You also want to make sure that you are following the instructions on the product labels that you are using. Suspend SC is not labeled to be used anymore often than once every 21 days. Per the product label for indoor applications, you should also only apply as a coarse, low pressure crack and crevice spot treatment to problem areas and infested habitats. Do not treat entire floor, carpet or floor coverings. Do not apply as a space spray. Application to furniture should be restricted to areas where prolonged contact by humans will not occur. Care should be taken to limit spot treatment to pet beds and infested floor coverings. Suspend SC would not be a good choice for indoor flea control because it can only be used over cracks and crevices. For indoors, we would highly recommend our Indoor Flea Kit. It is our most popular product for indoor flea control and is usually the final treatment that people end up using that works when they have tried everything else. Please read over our Flea Treatment Guide, refer to section 2.2.
Suspend SC can kill beneficial insects like bees and butterflies if they contact a treated surface long enough to receive a lethal dose and is labeled for asian lady beetles aka lady bugs. It is not really selective in the insects it kills.