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Product Overview

Suspend SC insecticide is a suspended concentrate containing Deltamethrin. Suspend SC broad label includes the control of ants (Suspend makes an effective ant spray killer), spiders, roaches, flies, mosquitoes, fleas, wasps and hornets, centipedes, millipedes, pantry pests, silverfish, bedbugs, beetles and many more. Suspend SC leaves a clear residual on surfaces that keeps on killing pests for up to 3 months. Suspend SC Insecticide is an EXCELLENT general purpose perimeter pesticide for use both indoors and outdoors.

Suspend SC Features

  • Non-staining insecticide for indoor & outdoor use
  • Kills over 50 insects includng ants, cockroaches, scorpions, & bed bugs
  • Pet safe when dry
  • Virtually no odor or staining
  • Low mixing rate is economical
  • Labeled for applications in food-handling establishments
  • Convenient squeeze and pour container makes measuring and mixing easy
  • Will not damage plants, plastics, fabrics, or other surfaces where water alone causes no damage
  • Broad pest and application site label makes Suspend SC an extremely versatile and popular product!

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient: Deltamethrin 4.75%
Target pests: Ants, Bed Bugs, Spiders, Pantry Insects, Silverfish, Fleas, Roaches, Mosquitoes and others
* See label for complete list
For use in: Indoors & outdoors: Residential & Commercial buildings including Food Handling areas
Residential & Commercial Turf and Landscape Ornamental Plants
* See label for complete list
Application: 0.25 - 1.50 oz. per gallon of water
* See label for complete application instructions
Pet safe: Yes, if used as directed on label - After it Dries
Yield: 22 - 64 gallons
Formulation: Professional Product
NOT FOR SALE TO: AK, CT
Shipping Weight: 1.24 lbs
Manufactured By: Bayer (Mfg. Number: 4031982)
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How to Use Suspend SC

How Suspend SC Works

SUSPEND SC Insecticide with DeltaGard offers the benefits of deltamethrin in a concentrated suspension of pure micro-crystals. The micro-crystals give Suspend SC a long residual (up to 3 months), and instead of being absorbed into porous materials, they stay on the surface. As a result, insects continue to contact them long after the insecticide has been applied. Yet Suspend SC leaves no visible residue, has virtually no odor, and won't clog spray equipment.

Suspend SC is a residual concentrate in the synthetic pyrethroid family of insecticides.  The active ingredient Deltamethrin kills by acting as a high-power poison to the insect's central nervous system.  Once poisoned, the insect’s nerve cells become excited, causing paralysis and eventual death.  Suspend SC is diluted with water and applied with a sprayer.  Once the product has dried, pests easily pick up the millions of microscopic particles left behind, and the active ingredient kills by contact and ingestion.  Though Suspend SC is deadly to insects, it is very gentle on people and pets, when used properly, and is labeled for outdoor and indoor crack and crevice use.

The formulation of Suspend SC is a Suspended Concentrate, meaning finely ground particles of the active ingredient are suspended in water. Suspend SC has no additional solvents, but it does contain surfactants to help suspend the solid particles and biocides to prevent microbial growth and extend the shelf life.

Suspend SC Target Pests

Suspend SC controls a wide variety of crawling, flying, turf, and ornamental pests found in and around households, including, but not limited to, ants, bed bugs, beetles, boxelder bugs, chinch bugs, fleas, mosquitos, pantry pests, roaches, and spiders.

INSECTS CONTROLLED:

Adelgids, angoumois grain moths, annual bluegrass weevil, ants, aphids, armyworms, azalea lace bugs, bagworms, bees, bed bugs, black turfgrass ataenius, boxelder bugs, cankerworms, cardamom thrips, carpenter ants, carpet beetles, cecid flies, centipedes, chiggers, chinch bugs, cigarette beetles, cockroaches, crickets, cutworms, elm leaf beetles, elm spanworms, European pine sawflies, fall webworms, firebrats, fleas, flea beetles, flies (including stable, house, cluster, and horseflies), flour beetles, fungus gnats, gnats, grain weevils, grain mites, grasshoppers, greenstriped mapleworm, ground beetles, gypsy moth, hornets, imported willow leaf beetles, indian meal moths, Japanese beetles (adults), June beetles (adults), killer bees, lace bugs, leafhoppers, leaf-feeding caterpillars, leaf rollers, leaf skeletonizers, lesser grain borers, lice, loopers, mealybugs, mediterranean flour moths, merchant grain beetles, midges, millipedes, mimosa webworms, mites (suppression only), mole crickets, mosquitoes, moths, multicolored asian lady beetle, orangestriped oakworms, pantry pests, pharaoh ants, pillbugs, pine shoot beetles, pine tip moths, pinyon spindlegall midges, plant bugs, redhumped caterpillar, red imported fire ants, sawfly larvae, saw-toothed grain beetles, scale insects (crawlers), scorpions, silverfish, sod webworms, sowbugs, spanworms, spiders, spider mites, springtails, tent caterpillars, ticks, termites (formosan and Eastern subterranean- localized control only), wasps, webworms, wood-infesting insects, yellow-jackets, yellownecked caterpillar

Target Uses

Suspend SC is a versatile insecticide approved for a wide variety of uses including indoor and outdoor, residential, industrial, and institutional applications. It's even approved for use in restaurants and other places where food is manufactured, processed or served. Outdoors, it can be applied to turf grass and landscape ornamentals. It's highly effective against many important pests from ants and cockroaches to spiders, scorpions and bedbugs.

ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Deltamethrin - 4.75%

Suspend SC Application Instructions

  • Suspend SC is a liquid insecticide concentrate which must be diluted with water and applied with a sprayer.
  • It is best to shake your Suspend SC container a few times before dispensing, in case of any settling of solids.
  • Treatments may be applied at 21-day intervals, or as necessary, to maintain adequate control.
  • Treat specific areas that insects inhabit or where they are frequently found.
  • Use 0.25 to 1.5 fluid ounces of SUSPEND® SC in one gallon of water and apply to adequately cover 1,000 sq. ft. Under conditions of severe pest infestations, when quick knockdown and/or longer residual control is desired, use 1 gallon of 0.06% per 1,000 sq. ft.
  • When diluting, it is recommended to add approximately half the water to the spray tank, then add the proper amount of Suspend SC in accordance with the rates in the appropriate proportion. Agitate, then add the remaining water slowly to avoid excess foam. Thoroughly agitate the sprayer before using to insure proper suspension.
  • If spraying is interrupted when using a backpack or handheld spray equipment, reinvert sprayer before use.

*** ALWAYS READ THE PRODUCT LABEL COMPLETELY BEFORE USE ***

1 Pint (16 oz.) of Suspend SC concentrate yields 10-64 gallons of finished solution, depending on mixing rate used. 1 Gallon (128 oz) of concentrate yields 85 to over 500 gallons of finished solution.  One gallon of finished solution should cover approximately 1,000 square feet.

Standard Application Dilution rates / Mixing Ratios for Suspend SC:

  • 0.25-0.75 fl. oz. (7.5-22.7mL)/gal. of water – 0.01%-0.03% - maintenance or preventative treatments; smaller pests such as ants, fleas, pantry pests, and silverfish
  • 0.75-1.5 fl. oz. (22.7-45.4mL)/gal. of water – 0.03%-0.06% - cleanout treatments, heavier infestations, longer residual control;  tougher pests such as cockroaches, spiders, bed bugs, and mosquitoes
  • 1.5 fl. oz. (45.4mL)/gal. of water – 0.06% - Termites (localized control only)
  • 0.75 fl. oz. (22.7mL)/gal. of water – 0.03% - Carpenter ants

Use in the Following Areas:

Residential, industrial, and institutional control in and around households and other structures; commercial and residential turf and landscape ornamental plants; non-food and non-feed areas of Aircraft (cargo only), Apartment buildings, Bakeries, Bottling facilities, Breweries, Buses, Cafeterias, Candy plants, Canneries, Dairy product processing plants, Food manufacturing plants, Food processing plants, Food service establishments, Granaries & grain mills, Hospitals, Hotels, Houses, Industrial buildings, Installations, Kitchens, Laboratories, Mausoleums, Meat, poultry & egg processing & packaging plants, Mobile & motor homes, Nursing homes, Offices, Railcars, Restaurants, Schools, Ships & vessels, Trailers, Trucks, Warehouses, Wineries; carports, garages, storage sheds, unoccupied horse stables and pet kennels; athletic fields, recreational areas, residential landscapes, parks

Indoors

Suspend SC may be applied as a crack and crevice or spot treatment in residential buildings and structures.  Use 0.25-0.75 fl. oz./gal. of water for most treatments.  Treat where pests are found or normally occur, such as around floors, baseboards, expansion joints, around water and sewer pipes, and voids formed by equipment or appliances.  For spot applications, use a low pressure system with a fan-type nozzle to apply spot treatments.  Do not treat entire floor, carpet or floor covering.  Do not apply as a space spray.  Application to furniture should be restricted to areas where prolonged contact by humans will not occur.

Suspend SC Insecticide can be converted to a foam and the foam used to treat structural voids to control insect and arthropod pests in walls, under slabs or in other void areas.

Bed bugs – Remove linens and wash before reuse. Apply to mattresses as a spot treatment, especially tufts, folds, and edges until moist.  Apply to the interior of the frame.  Allow to dry before remaking bed.  We do not recommend Suspend SC as the sole treatment for bed bugs - instead it is recommended to use a variety of bed bug control products. There is also a high risk of resistance when using Suspend SC for bedbug treatment.  See Get Rid of Bed Bugs for complete treatment recommendations.

Carpet Beetles, Fleas and Ticks – A total integrated pest management program is recommended.  It is suggested that infested areas be thoroughly vacuumed prior to treatment. These areas include all carpet, upholstered furniture, baseboards and other indoor areas frequented by pets. The vacuum cleaner bag should be discarded in an outdoor trash container upon completion. Pet bedding should be cleaned or replaced. Apply Suspend SC Insecticide as a uniform coarse low-pressure spot or crack and crevice treatment to areas where these pests normally inhabit. Care should be taken to limit spot treatments to pet bedding and its surrounding area, infested floor coverings and pest habitats. Do not treat entire area of floor, carpet or floor coverings. Do not apply as a space spray. Restrict applications to furniture where no prolonged contact by humans will occur. Do not allow people or pets to contact treated areas until spray has dried. This product can be used with an Insect Growth Regulator (IGR). Effective flea control includes controlling the source of flea infestations. This can require treatment of pets with a product registered by EPA for such use and treating outside areas frequented by pets. Suspend SC Insecticide can also be applied out-of-doors for flea control. Do NOT treat pets with this product.

Outdoors

Use Suspend SC Insecticide to control outdoor pests by application as either a perimeter treatment, residual spray or broadcast application to lawns, grounds, and ornamental plantings.

For residual control, apply Suspend SC as a coarse low-pressure spray at the rate of 0.75 to 1.5 fl. oz./gal. of water to surfaces of buildings, porches, screens, window frames, eaves, patios, refuse dumps, garages, and lawns.

  • 1 Gallon of finished solution will generally cover 1,000 square feet when using a hand pump sprayer for spot or perimeter treatments.

Fire ants - Apply Suspend SC Insecticide as a drench. Dilute 1.5 fl oz per one gallon of water. Gently sprinkle 1 to 2 gallons of the diluted insecticide over the surface of each mound and surrounding area to a 2-foot diameter. For best results, apply in cool weather, 65 to 80°F or in early morning or late evening hours. Treat new mounds as they appear. Pressurized sprays may disturb the ants and cause migration, reducing product effectiveness.

Turf-grass applications – Uniform coverage is essential. Apply Suspend SC as a broadcast application using a conventional hydraulic boom-type sprayer or similar suitable equipment using a minimum of 2 gallons of water per 1000 square feet and 0.4 to 0.9 fl. oz./1000 sq. ft. (17.5 to 39 oz. per Acre).  Delay irrigation or mowing for 24 hours after application for surface feeders such as cutworms and webworms.  For sub-surface feeders such as mole crickets, irrigate with 0.25 to 0.5 inch of water immediately after application.

Ornamantel pests – Apply 4 to 8 fl. oz. per 100 gallons of water.  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.

See complete product label for additional instructions on outdoor applications.

Suspend SC Features

  • Pet safe when dry
  • Virtually no odor or staining
  • Low mixing rate is economical
  • Labeled for applications in food-handling establishments
  • Convenient squeeze and pour container makes measuring and mixing easy
  • Will not damage plants, plastics, fabrics, or other surfaces where water alone causes no damage
  • Broad pest and application site label makes Suspend SC an extremely versatile and popular product!
  • Suspend SC Insecticide may be tank-mixed with other currently registered pesticides unless expressly prohibited by the product label.

Extra Tips

  • Suspend SC Insecticide may be tank-mixed with other currently registered pesticides unless expressly prohibited by the product label.
  • Best applied with a hand pump sprayer like the Chapin 1 gallon pump sprayer
  • Allow at least 30 minutes after application before allowing pets or children into treatment area. For best results, allow 24 hours after outdoor application before expected rainfall or watering. Some applications may require irrigation.
  • Store out of direct sunlight and extreme temperatures for maximum shelf life. We recommend using your product within 3 years of purchase.
  • More frequent applications may be needed on concrete or similar porous surfaces.
  • Shake Suspend SC before dispensing in case of any settling out of the solids.  Any separation does not adversely affect efficacy of the product as long as the container is shaken before dispensing.
  • Not labeled for use on edible vegetation

Compare to: D-Fense SC

  
  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Suspends the bugs

    By Retired on 10/27/2008

    Yes, that is right, Suspend SC suspends the bugs. It is so easy to apply and has no smell to it. I am glad to have found this website so I could do my own exterminating. If you can wash your hands or make a sandwich you can apply these chemicals. Make sure you buy a good pump sprayer at least as good as the one on this website for around $49. The first application will pay for itself. No more expensive visits from these so called professionals. Take it from me, retired early, I did not retire early by spending all my money. Good luck.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Highly recommend

    By Doyle on 06/08/2007

    Before spraying with Suspend SC, both my home and the homes around me were infested badly with roaches, spiders, ants and centipedes. After spraying the perimeter of my home and the inside with Suspend SC, I was sweeping up roaches, centipedes and spiders by the hundreds for about three days. then I would find roaches and centipedes that had tried to cross the boundaries I had treated. They would die within about six feet of crossing it. I would recommend it for the novice or for the professional over all other products. I would recommend all the products from this company as excellent.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    This product works!

    By Aj on 10/09/2008

    We live in a valley that is also backed by woods. I just ordered Suspend SC this year to use for asian beetles. Every year since we moved into our older house they would come about this time (the first couple weeks of october) and they literally cover the outside of our home. They get into everything, our laundry, light fixtures, food, etc. They stink and stain everything. The only way we could do anything was by vacuuming them. But I told my husband I wasn't ruining another $500 vacuum because of this problem anymore. I did some research and found this site (sooo glad) because a few days ago we sprayed the entire outside of the house, especially the windows. As I sit here right now typing, there are no lady bugs entering my house! Last year at this time I would already have my vacuum out. I went outside and looked on the house and there are hardly any landing on the spray, and those that do seem to be dying quickly. I cannot thank this site enough. I am deadly afraid of spiders and get them bad in my basement as well, but after reading other reviews I guess I won't be worry about those either!

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Best I have ever used!

    By William on 04/28/2006

    Fleas, roaches, wasps, carpenter bees, ants, etc. etc. Suspend SC is the best I have ever used!!

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Outstanding results!

    By Dave on 08/22/2008

    I bought a place in the woods and the spiders were very bad in my basement. My wife said I needed to do something or the washing was not going to get done (washer and dryer in basement). So I tried Suspend SC and the results are outstanding. It's like a bad massacre. The bugs don't have a chance. Suspend is the best at a good price.

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Questions & Answers

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How much Suspend SC do I mix in a 2 gallon sprayer for exterior residential application?
A
You should use 1 ounce of Suspend SC for each gallon of water for general pest control outdoors.

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What is the shelf life of Suspend SC and Demand CS?

I see no expiration date on my bottles of Talstar, Suspend SC and Demand CS. What is the shelf life on these products?

A
Talstar P, Suspend SC and Demand CS have a shelf life of about 3-5 years from the date of purchase. They should be stored in a place where they are protected from over heating, freezing and direct sunlight to ensure the longest shelf life possible.

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I have small children and want to use Suspend SC for spider control in my home. Is it safe?
A
Yes, Suspend SC and all of our products are safe as long as you follow the instructions on the product label. When mixed with water, these products are only strong enough to kill small insects. You should keep all children and pets out of the room while you are treating. Use common sense when applying, you obviously do not want to spray on any toys or around pets food and water bowls. Wait 30 minutes for product to dry, then it is perfectly safe for children and pets to re-enter the room.

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How long can Suspend SC be stored for after mixing?

After mixing Suspend SC, can the unused portion in the sprayer be stored for a period of time?

A
Most sprayer manufacturers warn against storing insecticides inside the sprayer. Storing liquids (even plain water) inside the sprayer can cause the rubber components to deteriorate quickly and make the sprayer inoperable. Only mix exactly what you can use and discard any left over solution and thoroughly rinse the sprayer after each use.

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Can I spray Suspend SC on anything inside the house?

I'm trying to get rid of what I am assuming to be bed bugs, but may be some other type of small insect that is biting at night. I am assuming and hoping that this product can get rid of whatever it is. Can I spray Suspend SC on anything inside the house? Where and on what can I spray this product?

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Suspend SC can applied to mattresses, especially tufts, folds, and edges until moist. You should also apply to the interior of the frame. Allow to dry before remaking bed.  Also, you would want to treat around the perimeter of the room, baseboards, feet of the bed, etc.  You may want to try one of our Bed Bug Kits which have a variety of products which are proven to treat bed bugs.

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