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Suspend SC Insecticide

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  • Controls pests for up to 3 months
  • Broad target pest and application site label
  • Kills over 50 insects including ants, cockroaches, scorpions, & bed bugs
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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 including 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!
 

envu professional products

Bayer Environmental Science Professional is now Envu.

Envu will continue to offer the same great insecticide, herbicide, and fungicide brands you depend on and trust – including Maxforce, Temprid FX, Suspend SC, Suspend Polyzone, Tempo SC Ultra, Celsius WG, Merit, and more.  The packaging will slowly transition to Envu branding. 

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. (7.5 - 45.4 ml) 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 CT, NY (Restricted To Licensed Applicators Only)
Shipping Weight 1.24 lbs
Manufacturer Envu (Formerly Bayer) (Mfg. Number: 85789260)
EPA Registration 432-763

Details

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

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  • 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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    332 of 340 people found this review helpful

  • 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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    227 of 243 people found this review helpful

  • 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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    202 of 216 people found this review helpful

  • 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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How much Suspend SC would put in a 48oz sprayer?
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Suspend SC is mixed at 0.25-1.5 fl oz per 1 gallon of water (128 oz) per 1,000 sq ft in a one gallon spray applicator.

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We have springtails and silverfish and have used suspend SC. Is there anything stronger?

We used to use diazinon granules and they worked. Can we purchase it anywhere?

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Unfortunately, Diazinon was banned by the EPA years ago and is no lonnger available or manufactured.  Suspend SC is one of our best sellers and is considered one of the best there is.  Springtails are very tricky to treat though.  Springtails breed from moisture areas around the house, and unless you find the source of the problem it does not matter how much you spray, they will still reproduce and continue to be a problem.  Please read our How To Get Rid of Springtails article from our website for some ideas and suggestions. 

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Is it ok to add a surfactant or spreader-sticker along with Suspend SC to improve the residual of sprayed areas?
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Yes, you could apply surfactants to help insecticides such as Suspend SC adhere to the outside treated surface areas better.

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On a "true" log home what is best in the treatment of cluster flies...Suspend SC or Cypermethrin?

The home is in northern NH. I think I should spray all the logs real soon as cooler nights are around the corner. I try to keep up with caulking around the doors and windows as well as between the logs. Any other suggestions?

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Suspend SC is considered to be better for outdoors than cypermethrin because it will last much longer than cypermethrin does outdoors.  Cypermethrin does have a stronger initial knockdown, but will break down much quicker in UV light and heat than Suspend.  Typically Cypermethrin will only give about 30 days of protection whereas Suspend SC can give 60 to 90 days before needing to be re-applied.

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Is Suspend SC micro-encapsulated?
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Suspend SC is not microencapsulated. Suspend SC is a suspended concentrate. Products that have CS after their names such as Cy-Kick CS and Demand CS are capsulated suspensions.

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Does Suspend kill butterflies?
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Butterflies are insects and will be affected by an insecticide like Suspend and any other product the same way the target pests like ants and spiders would be. The best way to reduce the chance of the Suspend affecting the butterflies and beneficial insects is to spray later in the day when they are not active and are back in their homes/nests, and try to avoid blooms of flowers and plants they would be using for pollenation. Most structural insects you would be targeting are not going to be landing in the same places they would be so it helps keep you from doing as much damage.

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How do you clean a sprayer after making an application of Suspend SC?

such as Neem or Miracle grow?

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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

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Can I spray Suspend SC inside of my restaurant?

I have a 2 weekly program professional pest control, but I would like to spray twice a week in dishwash area and some areas of dining room.

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Suspend SC can be used in restaurants. Please take a few minutes to read over the product label so that you know exactly where you are allowed to spray Suspend SC in your restaurant. You can also read our article Restaurant Pest Control to learn more about stopping pests before they become a problem.

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Does Suspend SC work for bed bugs?
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Suspend SC used to be the go to product for bed bug control. However, there have been signs that some strains of bed begs have become resistant to it since it has been used so much.  Still, bed bug control has much better success if you use a variety of products. Our bed bug kits have many products that are considered the top bed bug control products. Our kits also come with full instructions.  They have a very high success rate with our customers and your best chance of eliminating a bed bug infestation.

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Has anyone used Suspend SC to control stinkbugs?

These pests are a big problem in Pennsylvania and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Also, spreading to Maryland and the D.C. area.

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Suspend SC is a very popular product for stink bugs and widely used by our customers.  The key to stink bug control is to treat in the fall when the stink bugs normally look for entry into a home.  Even more important is to make sure there are no cracks around windows or under doors.  You should seal all cracks and holes with caulk or other suitable material to prevent entry from stink bugs and other pests during the fall and winter.

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