An insecticide dust is a dry formulation of a contact insecticide. Dusts are used in different areas such as gardens, wall voids and other areas where certain bugs are pests. Dust formulated insecticides are injected into cracks and crevices with a Crusader Duster or broadcast in attics, gardens, crawl spaces with a Dustin Mizer crank duster.
Always choose the correct dust for the pest control job at hand.
Improper use of a dust can be unsafe and can also fail to control the targeted
pest or bug.
Many people use insecticide dusts improperly. The
most common mistake is using a dust in open areas such as cabinets and along
baseboards. Not only is this unsafe and not approved in label instructions
but this type of application rarely works. Most roaches and other pests
will simply walk around small piles of dust, making it ineffective. A dust
should be applied to cracks, crevices, entry points and hiding places.
Wall voids and areas beneath false bottoms of cabinets are good places to apply
a dust. These are the areas where bugs hide and they are out of reach of
pets and children.
Insecticide Dusts Used in Pest Control
Permethrin Dust is often used in pet kennels, vegetable and flower gardens and is an excellent alternative to using Sevin Dust. Permethrin Dust is safer than other dusts, when using on pets or in vegetable gardens.
Drione Dust has been a favorite with pest professionals for many years. This insecticide contains Silica Gel and natural pyrethrins and is used for many different pests, including ticks, spiders, roaches and ants.
Delta Dust is another favorite with pest control operators. This insecticide dust contains Deltamethrin (an active ingredient also found in Suspend SC insecticide concentrate,) a very safe synthetic pyrethroid. Besides giving excellent control of many different pests, Delta Dust is also water proof. This unique property makes Delta Dust the preferred insecticide dust to use in damp areas where many pests such as ants and carpenter ants are often found.
Dipel Dust is used by organic gardeners. This product is excellent for controlling worms or caterpillars that feed on plant leaves.
Always choose the correct insecticide dust for the job. When used correctly, an insecticide dust will give you good control of many different insect pests without harming people or pets. They are also a good, odorless crack and crevice tool that enhance pest control sprays.