Tekko Pro Insect Growth Regulator

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Tekko Pro Insect Growth Regulator
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5 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.9

11 Reviews | 28 Q&A

Product Overview

Tekko Pro Insect Growth Regulator makes controlling the insect population on your property simple. It uses its two active ingredients: pyriproxyfen and novaluron, to stop the juvenile pests from growing into adults. By disrupting the life cycle of the insects by keeping the juveniles from growing into adults, this gives a long term solution to pest control problems. For use in many areas, from furniture and carpets to kennels and poultry houses.

Tekko Pro Insect Growth Regulator is a great example of using pesticides to deal with pests over a longer period of time than other products that kill the pests outright, but can't control the population from rebounding. The active ingredients are the key behind behind the success, for two completely different reasons. Pripoxyfen is a juvenile hormone analog, which makes the pre-adult stage of the insect longer so that it dies before it can reproduce. And novaluron is a Chitin Sythesis Inhibitor, stops the insect from being able to molt, making it more likely to die from outside influences. These two chemicals work together to stop insect control problems in their tracks. Tekko Pro Insect Growth Regulator works for up to 7 months after application.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient: Novaluron - 1.3%
Pyriproxyfen - 1.3%
Target pests: Fleas, Roaches, Flies, Mosquitoes, Gnats, Crickets, Litter Beetles and Ants
* See label for complete list
For use in: Commercial & Residential (Indoors & Outdoors): Apartments, Dairies, Food Processing Plants, Hospitals, Hotels, Nursing Homes, Office Buildings, Kennels, Restaurants, Sport Stadiums, Supermarkets, Theaters, Warehouses and Lawns
* See label for complete list
Application: * See label for complete application instructions
Pet safe: Yes, if used as directed on Label
Formulation: Professional Product
NOT FOR SALE TO: AK
Shipping Weight: 1.15 lbs
Manufactured By: Control Solutions (Mfg. Number: 82100005)
UPC: 072693821040

Details

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

INDOOR USE CONTROL OF FLEAS

The active ingredients in Tekko Pro are Novaluron and Pyriproxyfen, both are insect growth regulators. Insect growth hormones are naturally occurring in insects and Tekko Pro prevents the adult flea from developing. These properties will gradually result in the reduction and eventual elimination of the flea population. Flea eggs and flea larvae that come into contact with Tekko Pro will also not develop into adult fleas. Tekko Pro works for up to 7 months by inhibiting the development of the immature stages of the flea and preventing them from reaching the biting adult stage. Tekko Pro does not work on adult fleas and flea pupae that already exist.

Note:

  • If a high population of adult fleas is present, it may be necessary to use an adulticide. Tekko Pro may be combined with an EPA registered flea adulticide.
  • Application of Tekko Pro prior to the flea season will aid in reducing developing populations. Apply to areas where pets and other animals are known to frequent and where previous infestations have been known to occur to prevent the emergence of adult fleas and also control stages of fleas that don’t resemble adult fleas.
  • Before treatment, vacuum carpets, draperies and upholstered furniture. Dispose of vacuum bag in an outdoor trash receptacle.
  • Remove pets prior to spraying treatment area.
  • After treatment, do not allow children and pets into treated areas until spray has dried. Spray Mixing: Prepare a diluted spray solution by adding 1 fluid ounce Tekko Pro per gallon of water. Partially fill the mixing container with water, add Tekko Pro, agitate and fill to final volume. Do not allow spray mixture to stand overnight. Agitate before each use.

Use with an Adulticide Insecticide:

For immediate relief of adult fleas, Tekko Pro may be combined with an insecticide registered for control of adult fleas. This mixture will also inhibit the development of the immature stages of the flea for up to 7 months. Follow all precautions and use directions on both products. Use at the application rate specified in the table below.

Note: Do not allow children or pets to contact treated surfaces until spray has dried.

CONTROL OF COCKROACHES AND CRICKETS

Tekko Pro will prevent nymphal cockroaches and crickets from developing into adults. After application, cockroaches with twisted wings will begin to appear indicating that they are unable to reproduce. When used as directed, cockroach and cricket populations will be eliminated. One treatment works for 6 months against hatching cockroaches and crickets. If a high population of adult cockroaches are present, the use of an EPA registered adulticide may be necessary for immediate relief. Tekko Pro concentrate may be combined with a cockroach adulticide.

Spray Mixing:

Prepare a diluted spray solution by adding 2 fluid ounces Tekko Pro per gallon of water. Partially fill the mixing container with water, add Tekko Pro, agitate and fill to the final volume. Agitate before each use. Do not allow spray mixture to stand overnight.

Use with an Adulticide Insecticide:

For immediate relief of adult cockroaches, Tekko Pro may be combined with an insecticide registered for adult cockroach control. This mixture will also inhibit the development of the immature stages of the cockroach for up to 6 months. Follow all precautions and use directions on both products. Use at the application rate specified in the table below.

Note: This product cannot be mixed with any product containing a label prohibition against such mixing.

CONTROL OF STORED PRODUCT PESTS

Including Indian Meal Moths, Rice Moths, Tobacco Moths, Red Flour Beetles, Confused Flour Beetles, Lesser Grain Borers, Merchant Grain Beetles, Saw-toothed Grain Beetles, Warehouse Beetles, Cigarette Beetles, and Dermestid Beetles

Spray Mixing for Surface, Spot, Crack and Crevice Application:

Prepare a diluted spray solution by adding 1.5 fluid ounces of Tekko Pro per gallon of water. Partially fill the mixing container with water, add Tekko Pro, agitate and fill to final volume. Agitate before each spray application.

Preparation of Adulticide and Tekko Pro Combination:

Tekko Pro can be mixed with other EPA registered pesticides and used in accordance with the most restrictive of label limitations and precautions. No label dosage rates may be exceeded.

Tank Mixes:

Make applications in accordance with those use precautions and label instructions that are consistent for each product. Prepare the tank mix using the label rate of adulticide and Tekko Pro by adding the adulticide first and making sure it is well mixed and in suspension, then adding the correct amount of Tekko Pro according to the label instructions below.

Note: This product cannot be mixed with any product containing a label prohibition against such mixing.

OUTDOOR USE CONTROL OF FLEAS

Apply Tekko Pro dilution to areas where pets normally frequent including but not limited to under trees, ornamental plants, and shrubs. Application on soil surfaces will provide 21 days of IGR activity. If large populations of adult fleas exist, treat the lawn area with an EPA registered lawn treatment product to kill adult fleas.

Spray Mixing:

To prepare a diluted spray solution, mix 1.0 fluid ounce Tekko Pro in a sufficient volume of water (minimum amount of water 1 gallon), depending on spray equipment used, to cover 1,000 ft. Partially filling the sprayer with water, add Tekko Pro, agitate and fill with water to the final volume. Agitate before each spray.

Use with an Adulticide Insecticide:

For immediate relief of adult fleas, Tekko Pro may be combined with an insecticide registered for control of adult fleas. This mixture will also inhibit the development of the immature stages of the flea for up to 7 months. Follow all precautions and use directions on both products. Use at the application rate specified in the table below.

CONTROL OF FLYING INSECTS

Tekko Pro may be used for the control of HOUSE FLIES, STABLE FLIES, MOTHS, MOSQUITOES, NUISANCE FLIES (GNATS, MIDGES) and other similar flying pest insects such as those classified as Dipterous or Hymenopterous.

General Surface Treatments:

Tekko Pro causes a decrease in the number and hatching of eggs laid by treated adults. Fly larvae (maggots) treated with Tekko Pro cannot develop into normal adults. The use of Tekko Pro will result in a reduction in adult fly populations after 3-4 weeks, at the time when previously hatched adult flies have died naturally.

Tekko Pro may be used for control of flying insect pests in, on and around buildings as described in the use table. These areas include, but are not limited to residential, commercial, public, industrial and agricultural buildings. Tekko Pro may be used to control nuisance flies, gnats, midges, and mosquitoes by application into moist breeding areas (potted plants, moist debris or litter) or into areas holding standing water such as gutters, drains, pools and fountains.

Treatments in Combination with an Adulticide:

Use Tekko Pro in alternation or in a tank mix combination with an adulticide insecticide for quick knockdown and more rapid control of adult flying insect pests. As an IPM strategy, combining or alternating Tekko Pro with other types of chemicals, such as pyrethroid or other insecticides can reduce or prevent the development of genetic resistance to these adulticide insecticides.

CONTROL OF COCKROACHES AND CRICKETS

Tekko Pro will prevent nymphal cockroaches and crickets from developing into adults. After application, cockroaches with twisted wings will begin to appear indicating that they are unable to reproduce. When used as directed, cockroach and cricket populations will be eliminated. One treatment works for 6 months against hatching cockroaches and crickets. If a high population of adult cockroaches are present, the use of an EPA registered adulticide may be necessary for immediate relief. Tekko Pro concentrate may be combined with a cockroach adulticide.

Spray Mixing:

Prepare a diluted spray solution by adding 2 fluid ounces Tekko Pro in a sufficient amount of water (minimum amount of water 1 gallon) to cover 1,000 ft. Partially fill the mixing container with water, add Tekko Pro, agitate and fill to the final volume. Agitate before each spray. Do not allow spray mixture to stand overnight.

Use with an Adulticide Insecticide:

For immediate relief of adult cockroaches, Tekko Pro may be combined with an insecticide registered for adult cockroach control. This mixture will also inhibit the development of the immature stages of the cockroach for up to 6 months. Follow all precautions and use directions on both products. Use at the application rate specified in the table below.

Preparation Of Adulticide and Tekko Pro Combination:

Tekko Pro can be mixed with other EPA registered pesticides and used in accordance with the most restrictive of label limitations and precautions. No label dosage rates may be exceeded.

Tank Mixes:

Make applications in accordance with those use precautions and label instructions that are consistent for each product. Prepare the tank mix using the label rate of adulticide and Tekko Pro by adding the adulticide first and making sure it is well mixed and in suspension, then adding the correct amount of Tekko Pro according to the label instructions below.

OTHER USES FOR CONTROL OF LITTER BEETLES (Such as Darkling, Hide and Carrion Beetles):

Tekko Pro can be applied to litter beetles, such as in poultry houses infested with litter beetles, to break the lifecycle of these insects. Make uniform application of Tekko Pro to litter at the rate of 1 oz. to a sufficient amount of water (minimum of 1 gallon) to cover 1,000 ft using a low pressure sprayer or similar applicator to achieve thorough coverage. Remove the old litter and animals from immediate treatment area. Make surface treatment immediately after animals are removed and again just prior to new animal placement, making sure to treat areas where beetles frequently occur, such as walls, supports, cages, stalls and around feeders. Application of EPA registered adulticides, to kill adult egg-laying beetles, to walls and floors at cleanout and before reintroduction of animals, will suppress beetles that escaped earlier treatment and will help delay onset of future infestations. Cover or remove exposed food, feed, water and watering equipment. Apply Tekko Pro uniformly to floor area and to walls, posts, and cage framing (birds grown in cages only). Application should also be made into cracks and crevices around insulation. Reapply after each grow-out or sanitization procedure. Make perimeter treatments around the outside of building foundations to prevent immigrating adult beetles. Apply Tekko Pro or EPA registered adulticide insecticides, or both, in a uniform band at least 1 foot up and 1-4 feet out from foundation. To maintain population control, it is advisable to maintain a year-round treatment program.

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  • 4 of 5 Stars

    Flea infestation

    By David on 10/14/2016

    Used this product along with Bifen ,they knocked down the infestation in a couple days .the eggs must have started hatching about 10 days later I sprayed again at about 2 weeks ,so far it seems to have worked very good . Straight up directions ,no bad odor easy application.

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    8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Tekko Pro IGR

    By Ken on 10/15/2016

    Tekko Pro + Cy-kick removed a fairly heavy flea infestation within 3 weeks spraying once a week. I am completely flea free.

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    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    This worked for me.

    By Chris on 04/23/2017

    This product took care of 95% of the infestation in the first application. One week later after a second application I'm 100% bug free. My situation was severe, on a standard problem one application should do it. Now I will treat once every 3 to 4 months. I live in a standard tract housing development (about 1/3 acre lot) I applied product to the front and back yards and I still have 70% of the juice left for future applications. I am very happy with the results.

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    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    IGR Are Must

    By Michael on 09/14/2016

    For those real tough roach jobs this is a main player.

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    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Great stuff

    By Mel on 09/22/2016

    Does just as it states, works great.

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    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Questions & Answers

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Q
Can I mix Tekko Pro Insect Growth Regulator with Suspend SC?
A
Yes, the Tekko Pro Insect Growth Regulator can be mixed and applied the same time as Suspend SC and any other residual insecticide. 

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What is the best IGR?

I have used Gentral and Tekko but don't see much difference in control. I am looking for the best control of roaches, mosquitos, bed bugs ect.
A
NyGuard IGR is probably our top IGR both with one of the largest labels of pests that it stops the reproductive cycle on as well as length of time it holds up sunlight outdoors. Gentrol is the only IGR on the market to have claims that it works on bedbugs, but an IGR is not needed for controlling bedbugs if the treatments are being done appropriately with the right insecticide residual products. Make sure you are using the IGR, whether its Nyguard-Tekko-Gentrol, with the best insecticide for your needs. For roaches, mosquitoes, bed bugs and a huge variety of other pests most customers are using Temprid SC. 

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Is Tekko Pro Insect Growth Regulator Concentrate safe for household animals?

I have dogs and cats in the household along with some lizards I would like to know what precautions I need to take to keep my animals safe.
A

Tekko Pro Insect Growth Regulator Concentrate will not harm animals as long as they are kept out of the area until dried. This can take 1-2 hours. 

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What's the completed mix AI percentage of Tekko Pro IGR?

For example the Gentrol is .05 AI when diluted with water.
A
The Tekko Pro IGR has various recommended mixing ratios based on what insect you are treating. The Tekko Pro IGR is mixed at 1 oz per gallon, 1.5 oz per gallon, or 2 oz per gallon depending on the target pest. Therefore, depending on the mixure and amount of water used (1 gallon of water is the minimum recommended) then the percentage of active ingredient in the diluted solution will be 0.010% AI when using 1 oz per gallon, 0.015% AI when using 1.5 oz per gallon, and 0.02% AI when using 2 oz per gallon of water. Please note that the percentage of active ingredient listed above are based on a 1 gallon water dilution rate.

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Can Talstar P and Tekko Pro be mixed and applied at the same time?
A

Yes, Talstar P and Tekko Pro can be mixed together in the same tank and applied at the same time. You will dilute 1 oz. of each product per gallon of water.

 

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