Mixed Suspend SC solution must be used or discarded within 24 hours.
Unfortunately, per the product label the maximum mix rate of Suspend SC is 1.5 fl oz per gallon of water depending on the insects you are targeting. We cannot advise mixing insecticides at a higher rate than the product label by the manufacturer due to a few reasons.
The product labels for insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, etc have been reviewed and approved by the EPA and, therefore, provides the legally amount allowed to be applied per application or per year for that pesticide or herbicide. The Label is the Law.
Second, the manufacturers and reseach teams spend months/years and money into into developing and testing products before product labels are issued, approved and available for retail. The application rates listed on the product labels have been proven scientifically to be effective for treating the pests/weeds/diseases on that label therefore mixing at a higher rate than what is recommended is not going to necessarily going to be better or give faster results. In fact, using too much product can cause undesired effects like insect repellency, unnecessary risk to people and non-target animals, and simply wasting your time and money.
Suspend SC is labeled for bed bugs, however, if bedbugs have been found in the home you will want to follow our detailed bedbug guide which will take you through each step necessary to completely eliminate the population. As you go through the guide linked below you will see the non chemical steps (such as washing and drying clothes and linens) as well as chemical steps including where and how to use each product. Our Bed Bug kits are the best route to make sure you are using the best products on the market and without breaking the bank. Each kit is designed to treat a different size home or number of rooms, so you can choose the one best suited to the areas you have effected by the pest problem. The kits come with all the products need to do a complete treatment in all the places bed bugs can hide and enough product to complete roughly 4 repeat applications. Since every home and infestation is different you will want to do diligent and meticulous treatments with the products every 7-14 days until you can go 30 days in a row with no signs of live bed bugs and no new bites on the occupants of the home. If you have any questions regarding info you see in our guide or the products within the kits please let us know, and we would be more than happy to assist you.
Bed Bug Guide- Click through the areas labeled as Identify, Inspect, Treat and Prevent:
Bed Bug Kits:
Pets should not be present during the initial application of Suspend SC or while wet. Once completely dry, it is safe for their return.
Suspend SC is labeled for roaches and should do a great job helping you eliminate the infestation. It is possile that after the first application you may see a couple of more roaches than before, but you should start to see some results after 3-4 weeks. This product is designed to kill insects, including roaches, that cross it’s path. It is not designed to eradicate roaches alone in every situation. We recommend, that in addition to a concentrated liquid insecticide like Suspend SC, you also use a high quality roach bait gel indoors such as Maxforce FC Magnum to help get the roaches that hide in places where you cannot spray (cabinets, counter tops, drawers) as well as an insect growth regulator such as Gentrol Point Source to help stop the breeding cycle of the roaches. You can purchase both of these products together in our Roach Control Kit Rotation A. Instead of Suspend SC, Temprid FX is included in the kit in it’s place. Please take a moment to review our How to Get Rid of Roaches Guide for more information on implementing a successful treatment plan.
If you are looking for a product as a contact kill spray that is safe for crevices and open air spaces of the home you can use a product like Microcare Aerosol. For a residual product to use along crevices, windows, and baseboards you could apply a product like Gentrol Complete which will last for at least several weeks on the surface continuing to kill anything that crawls over or lands on the treated surfaces. You will want to determine what species of gnat you have in the home so you can locate and eliminate the breeding site and source of it in your home.
That information is not available on the Suspend SC safety data sheet unfortunately, and it's not something provided to us by the manufacturer. For that information, you will need to contact Bayer directly, the phone number for their product information is: 1-800-331-2867. It is also recommended to speak with her doctor before applying any product as we cannot be certain of how everyone would respond to products.
No Suspend SC cannot be poured down drains for drain flies. We would recommend our Drain Fly Kit , it contains all the products you should need to successfully treat your drain fly problem, and it includes products that are safe for use in household drains. We also have a guide here that explains the best treatment.
You will need to call the hotline number for Suspend SC at 1-800-331-2867 so the manufacturer can provide you with assistance.
Suspend SC should be applied when temperatures are above freezing. After the application has dried, the low temperatures will not impact the application, even it gets below freezing.
Suspend SC is not labled to be used in a misting machine or fogger however can be used in handpump sprayers, backpack sprayers and mist blowers.
We are sorry to hear that you are having trouble measuring Suspend SC into the measuring side. The product can be measured by squeezing the bottle and allowing it to go up the straw on the side of the bottle to fill the measuring side. Once measured to the amount you want (1.5-2oz) you fill it into your gallon sprayer and spray. Please make sure to agitate the mixture first before applying.
Please take a moment to view our How to Use Suspend SC.Insecticide Video.