Alpine Flea Insecticide Aerosol with IGR is the newest flea control product from the Alpine line of products. Alpine products are made from dinotefuran which was granted a reduced risk status from the EPA. This means that Alpine Flea Insecticide with IGR is one of the safest products you can have in your home for flea control. The powerful ingredient in Alpine flea insecticide, dinotefuran, provides 30 days of control for adults fleas, and since Alpine flea insecticide contains an IGR, it also provides up to 7 months of control on hatching eggs. When treating a flea infestation in the home, vacuuming is a crucial part of treatment. All flooring should be thoroughly vacuumed before treatment as well as the days following your first application. A second treatment and more vacuuming should be done exactly 14 days after the first treatment for best results. For bad flea infestations, treatment may need to extend to 4 or more treatments. All pets and outdoor areas should be treated as well.
|Active Ingredient:||Dinotefuran .25% Pyriproxyfen .10% Prallethrin .05%|
|Target pests:||Fleas -adult fleas and immature fleas|
|For use in:||Apartments, Commercial Structures, Homes, Hotels, Kennels, Motels and Veterinary Clinics|
|Application:||One 20 oz. can will treat up to 2,625 square feet|
|Manufactured By:||BASF (Manufacturer Product Number: 59012565)|
How Alpine Flea Insecticide Works
Alpine Flea Insecticide with IGR Aerosol has the combined convenience of adulticide and insect growth regulator in one product for complete flea control. The active ingredient dinotefuran is a newer active ingredient in the class of insecticides called neonicotinoids, disrupting the insects’ nervous system and causing paralysis and death. Products with dinotefuran, such as the PT Alpine line, are granted an official “Reduced Risk” status by the EPA. The dinotefuran provides up to 30 days of control for adult fleas, and the insect growth regulator inhibits the development of younger stages of fleas for up to 7 months.
While the insect growth regulator in Alpine Flea Insecticide will continue to work for up to 7 months, it is recommended to re-apply Alpine Flea Insecticide after 14 days if new fleas continue to emerge. This will increase knock-down of new adults. Preparations and cleaning such as vacuuming thoroughly before and after treatments will also greatly affect the success of Alpine Flea Insecticide. See below for complete treatment instructions.
Alpine Flea Insecticide Target Pests
Flea eggs and larvae, adult fleas
PESTS CONTROLLED WITH ALPINE FLEA INSECTICIDE: Adult and immature fleas, hatching flea eggs
Target Uses of Alpine Flea Insecticide
For indoor treatment of active flea infestations and to prevent flea infestations from developing, especially in sensitive areas where a Reduced Risk Pesticide is preferred. Prevents re-infestation for 7 months. Alpine Flea Insecticide is also ideal when treatment is limited to a few areas or the convenience of an aerosol ready-to-use product is desired.
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Dinotefuran .25% Pyriproxyfen .10% Prallethrin .05%
Alpine Flea Insecticide with IGR Application Instructions
- Identify treatment areas: especially those where pets frequent, such as in and around pet's sleeping and resting areas. These are the primary areas where fleas and their eggs are found. (Before treatment, a test application should be made to upholstery, drapery, light-colored, delicate fabrics, or wood surfaces in an inconspicuous place.)
- Prepare treatment areas: For best results with Surface/Carpet treatments, vacuum thoroughly before spraying and discard vacuum bag in outside trash. Canister vacuums are also excellent as they can be easily emptied.
- Apply treatment. For flea infestations, a single can treats over 2000 square feet. SHAKE WELL BEFORE USE. Hold can at arm’s length and direct spray toward target area, keeping 36” away from the surface being treated. Using a sweeping motion, apply a light uniform spray to furniture, rugs, carpets, drapes, and around all pet resting areas. Avoid thoroughly wetting surfaces. Mist treated areas only until "slightly damp". Do not over-treat. Reapply in 14 days, if necessary. IMPORTANT: Only complete and proper application to carpets, upholstery, drapes, and other fabrics will provide thorough flea/tick elimination. Keep children and pets out of areas during treatment. Vacate room after treatment, and ventilate until surfaces are dry before reoccupying.
- For best results, eliminate fleas on pets with an approved flea product like Petcor Flea Spray or a product recommended by your veterinarian.
Always read the product label completely before use.
Each 20 oz. can of Alpine Flea Insecticide with IGR Aerosol will treat up to 2,625 square feet. An area of 80-100 square feet can be treated in approximately 10 seconds. Keep in mind that most infestations will require at least one follow-up treatment after two weeks.
Alpine Flea Insecticide is for use in the following areas:
Apartments, Commercial Structures, Homes, Hotels, Kennels, Motels and Veterinary Clinics
When treating upholstered furniture, treat under cushions and areas where flea development occurs. Cover aquariums and fish bowls and remove birds prior to treating. See above for complete application instructions.
Alpine Flea Insecticide is appropriate for carpeting or upholstered areas and for porous flooring such as concrete. Sealed or stained surfaces such as hardwood floors will be unlikely harborage sites for fleas; these sites should be tested in a small area for staining or discoloration before use.
Fleas may appear for up to two weeks after treatment. This is the pupal window – when younger stages of fleas may still emerge – and the residual activity of Ultracide should kill adults who emerge during this time. Frequent vacuuming (every day or every other day) will also help encourage immature fleas to emerge more quickly while also picking up the organic matter on which larvae feed.
Alpine Flea Insecticide with IGR Aerosol is not intended for outdoor use.
Alpine Flea Insecticide with IGR Features
*Convenient ready-to-use formulation has adulticide and insect growth regulator in one product!
*No additional equipment needed for mixing or application
*IGR Continues to prevent re-infestation for 7 months
*Certified EPA Reduced Risk pesticide means it’s one of the safest products you can use
Extra Tips for Using Alpine Flea Insecticide with IGR
*Alpine Flea Insecticide with IGR is NOT labeled for use on animals. Keep pets out of treatment are until product dries.
*Treat outdoor areas where pets play, rest, or otherwise frequent to prevent re-infestation using appropriate products such as our Indoor/Outdoor Flea Kit.
*Try using a paper towel to mark “hot spots” where pets frequent, and pick up just before you treat the area.
*Wash or dispose of pet bedding before treatment.
*Additional cleaning such as steam cleaning or mopping should be done prior to application of Alpine Flea Insecticide with IGR.
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23 of 24 people found this review helpful:
worth every penny! exterminators are a waste of time & money
By Becky on February 8, 2012
We tried everything to rid our home of fleas, it was exhausting! Even shelled out $ to an exterminator & found more fleas a month later! All our animals were given capstar & frontline, I vacuumed constantly, nothing worked until this product! I still continue w the vacuuming as a precaution but haven't seen a flea since! & my cat who was deathly sick from fleas is now healthy again! I even order 2 extra cans just in case I ever need again, but taking every precaution not to have these nasty pests again! Who knew they were so hard to get rid of, it took us 6 months & finally discovering this product! We were told hardwood floors were almost impossible to rid of fleas, but that's been proven wrong! I highly recommend this product-save yourself from months of pulling your hair out!
12 of 13 people found this review helpful:
Works very well
By Linda on April 17, 2012
This product is easy to use and works very well. I used 1-1/2 cans to do my 3700 sq ft house. I had already had a pest control service spray this product the first time. All I can tell you is the fleas are still not entirely gone. Vacuum, vacuum, vacuum. I did not do this enough to start out with. Next, use a good product on your pet. I used Advantage II and will be using it again 10 days later. I also had the yard sprayed. This product alone is not an instant fix in Florida where I live and I doubt anything would be. You still have to get all the eggs.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful:
By Anthony on May 3, 2012
Moved to NC and discovered fleas. Purchased this product and followed the simple instructions and no more fleas! Vacuumed as directed and never saw another flea in the house or on my 3 dogs again!! I would purchase in the future if I ever need it!
10 of 10 people found this review helpful:
By Sammy\'s on October 2, 2012
I used this in conjunction with the Petcor flea spray - they are a force to be reaconed with!! Vacuum, then spray. Repeat a day later, then a week later. You'll be very surprised how great this works. We had a terrible flea season in the Mid-Atlantic states - warm weather last winter added fuel to the fire.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful:
By Lrw on September 2, 2012
I used Advantage II on the cat! I used Alpine flea spray on the carpet and everywhere the cat hangs out! Ten days have gone by and so far the fleas are gone!
By Mike on September 13, 2014
Very easy to use and gets the job done. The area covered is smaller than stated on the can so buy a little extra and make sure to follow the directions...vacuum vacuum vacuum
Great Flea Control!
By Steph on June 30, 2014
We had a major flea problem in our house recently. I had flea bites all over my lower legs. We ordered and sprayed the Alpine Flea Insecticide and wa la no more fleas. It is a great product!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
Worked as advertised.
By Chu on June 17, 2014
I used 2 cans of Alpine and 2 cans of ultracide in a course of 10 days. It was probably overkill, but my wife and kids skin reacted very badly to flea bites. We couldn't wait for the flea life cycle to break. We vacated the house and checked every few days (walking around wearing white shocks). If we found any fleas in our socks, We'd do another can. It has been more than a month and we have not seen any flea.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
Death to all fleas
By Dee on June 3, 2014
We were overwhelmed and discouraged by the daunting task of ridding our home of fleas! We ordered the kit with Alpine flea insecticide, and CimeXa insecticide dust. We watched the video and followed the directions to a T (vacuum, spray, dust, vacuum... vacuum, vacuum, vacuum...repeat in 14 days). It is VERY important that you follow all the directions, and vacuum EVERY day! I am happy to say that we are flea free and loving this product! IT REALLY WORKS! PLEASE NOTE: The kit comes with 2 cans of Alpine spray and 2 bottles of CimeXa dust. It states that this should be enough to complete the application the 2 times needed for a 2000 square foot house. My home is 1400 square feet, and I ended up having to order 3 more bottles of spray and 1 more bottle of dust to complete the 2 applications. It was however well worth it because it did the job wonderfully!
By Glenn on January 23, 2014
The Alpine flea spray worked extremely well. After 2 applications and some vacuuming, the flea problem was gone. I paid a lot of money to pest professionals to eradicate the problem with absolutely no success whatsoever.. They just kept telling me everyone had the problem and there were too many environmental controls on using chemicals to kill fleas!! Highly recommend product. It works
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
By Kenyatta on September 30, 2013
Tried everything to get rid of fleas, tried this product and one treatment and they were gone! Best product on the market. Bought extra cans thinking I would need at least three treatments but one I have more cans than fleas.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful:
By Kevin on September 19, 2013
Forget foggers folks. Put in the hard work to vacuum, treat EVERYTHING with this stuff then vacuum EVERYTHING until you puke (every other day for a month). Then get rid of your animals...
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
Must have for flea control!
By Mike on September 17, 2013
I have feral rescue cats that I keep in a kennel with concrete floors. I have used lots of things,D.E., sprays etc. They worked some but only after several applications. In the spring when the temperature gets warm enough, the fleas will come out almost overnight and cover my pant legs as soon as I go in there. This spring I ordered this product and sprayed the floors and anyplace I could. Within a couple of days there were no fleas at all! Even today, 9-17-13 there are no fleas. I also used it on one of my rentals that had fleas and it worked flawlessly. If you have a flea problem, order this and I think you will cure that problem. Just like all of the other products I have ordered from here, they work as described.
0 of 5 people found this review helpful:
July 13, 2013
Bought along with FleaStoppers. Have 2 mini Doxie pups and NEVER had fleas before. Bought at vets suggestion. Had to hire our exterminator to come and treat our house. Expensive failure.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful:
A Big Thank You
July 6, 2013
After being infested with the passing of a pet we struggled with the control of the fleas left behind. We had spent a lot of money buying insecticides from the local Big Box hardware stores and had "bombed" the whole house every three to four days as our flea traps, four spread around the house, indicated one new hatch after another and after constant vacuuming. The "bombings" only knocked the adult population down temporarily until the next cycle / hatch. It was a frustrating and discouraging effort. In desperation I discovered this site and "Alpine" so I decided that at this point I had nothing to lose other than to call a exterminator. With the help of the sales person who had personal experience with this product I ordered two cans to cover the house. Starting on a Saturday I applied the spray as per the instructions along with the usual vacuuming. It was easy and much safer than setting off numerous "bombs" and trying to get out of the house before inhaling the fumes. We went out to dinner and when we got back the spray had already dried with very little residual smell. Immediately the flea count in our traps went down and continued to drop until a week later when we have detected vertually no fleas in the house. Other than twice daily vacuumings we did not apply anything else. At first we detected a few adult fleas in the traps after the spraying, but after a day or two they disappeared and only the little juveniles were being caught. Soon after those numbers dropped off rapidly. I can't say enough other than a big thank you to "Do My Own Pest Control". They have finally brought back peace of mind to our home. It is so nice to be able to enjoy our home again without feeling those fleas hopping on our legs and arms.
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January 13, 2012Cat from Fort Worth, Tx asked:
QHow does Alpine Flea Insecticide with IGR Aerosol smell?
Also, how long before my cat and I can re-enter?
AAlpine Flea Insecticide does have a mild odor but we have never had anyone complain that they thought it was offensive. Everyone should stay out of the room for at least 30 minutes or until the product has had a chance to dry.
January 29, 2012Gail from Reading,pa asked:
QCan you use Alpine Flea Insecticide with IGR Aerosol on hardwood floors and furniture?
I live in an apartment with hardwood floors and a couple area rugs.
AYes, you can use Alpine Flea with IGR on hardwood floors, furniture, area rugs, etc. It can be applied to almost any surface. However, you should always treat a small area first and allow it to dry before treating the entire area just to make sure there are no issues. The most important part of any flea treatment though is to vacuum very thoroughly before the treatment, then every 2 to 3 days after the treatment. You should then apply a second treatment in exactly 14 days after the first one.
June 25, 2013Fred from Myrtle Beach, Sc 29579 asked:
QRe: Alpine Flea Insecticide with IGR Aerosol -- does it automatically kill flea eggs and larvae?
Do you need to vacuum immediately after applying this product ? we're hearing different things from different people; such as the flea eggs only get destroyed if you vacuum the carpets after applying this product; but waiting 2 1/2 hours to vacuum after applying this product. How do I get the accurate instructions on how to apply and use this product? Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciative. Thank You for your help!
AAlpine flea Insecticide with IGR will not kill flea eggs or larvae. It will make some eggs sterile and it will cause the larvae to become non breeding adults. The vacuuming does not destroy eggs. Vacuuming does stimulate the eggs to hatch and the larvae to emerge from the cocoon causing them to be exposed to the product you sprayed. Vacuuming should be done immediately prior to the treatment so as many of immature fleas are exposed as possible. We recommend you continue to vacuum daily or every other day for the following 14 days so more of the immature fleas will be exposed to the treatment. Vacuuming isn't demanded on the product label instructions but we can tell you from experience that it will certainly speed along the flea control program.
December 12, 2013Gaby from Titonka, Iowa asked:
QHow do you recommend dealing with bedding and mattresses while using this product?
You have addressed vacuuming daily/every other day, but not how to deal with bedding. Should we wash bedding and vacuum mattresses on the same schedule? Would running bedding through the dryer be as effective? Just looking for some suggestions or experiences.
A Assuming that you are treating for fleas,we recommend that you vacuum the flooring daily and the linens weekly (washed and dried in heat). The Alpine Flea Insecticide with IGR Aerosol will be applied once every two weeks. Below is a great article on treating fleas inside the home.
Assuming that you are treating for fleas,we recommend that you vacuum the flooring daily and the linens weekly (washed and dried in heat). The Alpine Flea Insecticide with IGR Aerosol will be applied once every two weeks. Below is a great article on treating fleas inside the home.
May 15, 2014Carol from Santa Cruz, Ca asked:
QWhat is the best indoor flea treatment that can be used on carpets and is safe for cats?
We have a horrible flea infestation problem and need to get a product that we can mix to do all of the carpets. Bombing is not an option as we have many cats. We plan to include a igr also. The product we use should not be toxic to cats once it is dry as they lay on the carpet.