The Xpert Winterizing Kit contains a combination of professional products from our overwintering kit, but with the added protection of the PestXpert Home Barrier Insect Killer Concentrate and PestXpert Foaming Insect Killer for controlling pests such as stink bugs (including the brown marmorated stink bug), kudzu bugs, lady bugs (asian beetles), box elder bugs, pill bugs and more. The PestXpert Winterizing Kit includes an insecticide and a dust applicator to keep stink bugs and other overwintering pests at bay, as well as a foaming insect killer to provide additional protection in hard to reach places such as cracks and crevices.
This kit includes 1 x 8 oz. bottle of PestXpert Home Barrier Insect Killer Concentrate, 1 x 4 oz. bottle of Cimexa Dust, a hand duster for easy application, and one can of PestXpert foaming insect killer.
PestXpert Home Barrier Insect Killer Concentrate is formulated to effectively and efficiently kill over 50 insect pests, including fleas and ticks.
CimeXa Insecticide Dust contains amorphous silica gel, which acts as a desiccant when insects crawl across it. Dust is extremely stable, but it is only for use in voids and areas where it will not be easily disturbed or picked up by people or pets.
PestXpert Foaming Insect Killer is a first-of-its-kind foaming aerosol barrier spray. This product has a foaming characteristic that allows you to see where you have sprayed and will disappear within a few minutes to create an invisible home barrier.
For the best Stink Bug Treatment, perform a thorough Inspection prior to treatment, and practice good sanitation and exclusion to prevent these pests from entering the home. Treatments should begin in August before temperatures begin to drop and continue through November or until the first frost.
The Xpert Winterizing Kit contains the insecticides needed to help keep stink bugs and similar overwintering pests out in the Fall. It is important to perform a thorough inspection of the structures you want to protect so that you can identify and correct any areas where stink bugs are able to harbor and possibly enter the structure. These preventative measures will greatly increase your chances of a successful Stink Bug Treatment.
How to Use the Xpert Winterizing Kit
This treatment should begin before temperatures drop and pests start searching for places to harbor for the winter. Relying on treatments in the Spring, when pests are moving back outdoors, will provide limited results. Your first treatment should be in August, before the weather begins to cool, and continue through November or until the first frost of the Fall. The best treatment for overwintering pests is preventative treatment.
PestXpert Home Barrier Insect Killer Concentrate is a liquid concentrate that must be diluted with water and applied with a hand pump sprayer. PestXpert Home Barrier Insect Killer Concentrate contains deltamethrin, which is a synthetic pyrethriod - which means that it is effective for longer periods of time.
*To mix the PestXpert Home Barrier Insect Killer Concentrate, fill sprayer tank 1/3 - 1/2 with clean, temperate water. Shake PestXpert Insect Killer before opening, then add desired amount of PestXpert Home Barrier Insect Killer Concentrate to sprayer tank. Shake or agitate mixture before adding remainder of water, then agitate again before spraying.
*For initial treatment, use 4 fl. oz. per gallon of water.
*For follow up treatments, use 4 fl. oz. per gallon of water.
* PestXpert Home Barrier Insect Killer Concentrate should be sprayed around the outside of the home to create a protective barrier to keep bugs from getting inside. Spray about 3 ft. up the side of the house, and about 3-5 ft. out from the structure from the base of the foundation (spraying directly on the ground) -- this will give you a powerful continuous barrier against pests.
*Spray around window frames, door frames, any cracks and crevices around foundation or where caulking around windows and doors has opened up, around vents leading inside, and around lights (these bugs are attracted to the light from windows, doors, etc.).
*Concentrate spot treatments on the sides of the home that receive afternoon and/or full sunlight.
*Keep pets and children out of the treatment area while spraying and until the application has dried, usually about an hour.
*Try to use up all the spray mixture in one application. If spray solution is stored overnight, re-agitate the tank before spraying.
*Do not apply PestXpert to edible plants such as vegetable gardens or fruit trees.
*Repeat treatment every 30 days through the Fall or until the first frost.
STEP 2 - DUST - CimeXa Insecticide Dust and Bellow Hand Duster
For the best control of stink bugs and similar pests, apply CimeXa Dust both indoors and in cracks and crevices outdoors. CimeXa Dust is all natural and contains no active ingredients that degrade in sunlight or over time. Using the included bellow hand duster ensures accurate applications into areas where dust will not be easily moved or washed away by rainfall.
*After your insecticide spray has dried, you can apply the insecticide dust.
*Using insecticide dust can be very messy, so be sure to wear gloves and consider having a moist paper towel handy to clean up excess dust indoors.
*To fill the Bellow Hand Duster, remove the black rubber stopper on top of the duster. Gently unscrew the white top of the CimeXa dust, then slowly tap the dust into the duster. Fill the duster up to halfway (or less), so there is plenty of room for the dust to move inside the duster.
*You may want to add a few small objects such as coins, pebbles, or marbles to prevent clumping inside the duster.
*Replace the black stopper so that it fits snugly into the opening. Remove the black rubber cap from the end of the extension wand. To apply dust, hold the duster upside down, so that the extension wand is on top, then gently squeeze the bellows between the thumb and fingers.
*Apply insecticide dust to cracks and crevices such as:
around window and door frames
around areas where cables, pipes and wires enter the structure
around eaves and soffits
any crack, crevice or gap where pests can enter
*Dust can also be used indoors in cracks and crevices where the dust will not easily be removed or disturbed, such as behind outlet covers, under baseboards, around pipe collars, and under and behind cabinets.
*Re-apply insecticide dust every 6 months.
STEP 3 – Apply PestXpert Foaming Insect Killer to Cracks and Crevices