Suspend SC is a great residual insecticide to use outside to the cracks, crevices and entry points to the structure. You will treat once a month to the exterior and once every 90 days to interior crevices.
Suspend SC cannot be applied to anything edible. If you would like to tell us what kind of pest you need to treat for, we will be happy to recommend a different product.
Suspend SC is applied at 4 to 8 oz/100 gallons of water for ornamentals. Apply when pests become evident. Thorough coverage is required for best results. Apply with sufficient water to ensure coverage of upper and lower leaf surfaces.
Suspend SC would be a great product for you to use for the spiders and the ants on your property. It can be used in your yard, around the perimeter of your home and also inside your home when needed and it is safe for use around pets. Since grubs live underground they must be treated with a product that will target them where they live. We do have several products that are specifically labeled for grub worms on our website: Grub Worm Control. We also recommend that you contact your local cooperative extension office and inquire about the best time to start treatments for grubs in your region.
Suspend SC is labeled for interior crack and crevice application and listed outdoor use for listed pests only. We recommend that you contact your local cooperative extension office for a proper pest id for the mite species that you are experiencing. We recommend that you vacuum and launder belongings and steam while you awaiting the results of the pest identification.
Suspend SC should never be applied to counter tops. It is only applied to cracks and crevices down low around the home. If you have applied to the countertop you would need to wash with soap and water to remove the product. It may take a few times to completely remove it.
Suspend SC should not be applied to the carpet only interior cracks and crevices quarterly. NyGuard Plus can be applied to carpet inside the structure. Suspend SC is labeled for carpet beetle control and it will eliminate carpet beetles that come into contact with treated areas. It is very important that the source of the infestation (where the damaging larva is harboring) is discovered and eliminated, not just the visible adult insects you see wandering around. Until you find out what that is and deal with it you will continue to get more of the carpet beetles emerging from hiding. Carpet beetles may be as likely to feed on grain based food materials as they are on animal byproducts. Pet foods stored in forgotten places, baking goods left too long in the cupboard, rodent baits tossed in the attic - all of these are quite susceptible to carpet beetle feeding. Plus, you also have the typical carpet beetle diets of dead insects (wasp nests in the attic, dead insects in window sills), feathers (bird nests, dead birds), hair (dead rodents, wool products, trophy mounts), and other things made from animal byproducts. Once the source of the infestation is removed or cleaned, using Suspend SC will help get rid of the annoying adult beetles. You can spray once a month on the exterior (as weather permits) until all of the beetles are gone.
If you are applying an insecticide such as Suspend SC to the point of dripping or runoff, then you are likely using too much product. This could cause you to go over the labeled rates for legal and safe application. If you are treating on ornamental plants, then you want to get thorough coverage without runoff; runoff would mean that the product is falling off the leaf surface rather than staying on it and drying there to protect from your target insects.
Suspend SC is safe to use around the outside perimeter of the pool.
Yes, Suspend SC can be used for snow fleas. What is commonly referred to as the "snow flea" is actually a springtail and not a flea, but this particular species has a special protein which allows them to survive in very cold temperatures. Since these insects feed on decaying plant matter, it is important to locate and eliminate the conditions which favor their presence, such as cleaning up decaying plant matter near the home, fixing leaking pipes or sprinklers, and practicing good general lawn sanitation. Please take a few moments to review our article How to Get Rid of Springtails for more tips on eradicating this pest.
There is no valid reason to mix Suspend SC with another insecticide. Making a pesticide too strong can actually backfire. Areas that are treated with this overly concentrated spray will be repellent and insects will simply avoid the treated areas, prolonging the infestation.
Suspend SC is effective in direct sunlight, but if you do plan to treat in areas with direct sunlight, we would recommend Suspend Polyzone instead, as it has a special polymer coating which enables it to last longer under those direct UV rays. Suspend Polyzone will last up to 90 days outdoors, whereas Suspend SC will only last for about 30.
When looking to tank mix products like an insecticide and herbicide together, you want to follow the most restrictive labeling of the two and be sure that anywhere you may be looking to get insect control is not close to any desirable vegetation like bushes when its mixed with your weed control product. For lawn pests like ants, millipedes, and fleas it would be safe to mix the two so long as you keep the herbicide away from any plants it could harm around the lawn if drift were to occur. In those areas we would recommend only using the Suspend by itself.
It is best to triple rinse any equipment used to make an application of an insecticide such as Suspend SC? prior to using the sprayer for any other chemical application. Simply use warm water to rinse out the tank and spray through the wand. Repeat this 3 times prior to adding new chemical to the sprayer. You could also use a tank cleaner such as Monterey Spray Tank Cleaner.
Suspend SC can safely be applied to trees as directed on the product label. Pets should be out of the area during treatment and until dry.
No, it is not recommended to use Suspend SC since it would damage the hive also. I would check with your local beekeepers for treatment advice on hive beetles since a lot of products have known resistance in certain areas.
There are no temperature restrictions for applying Suspend SC.