Cy-kick CS liquid concentrate insecticide provides 90 days of full-throttle killing power, controlling insects indoors and outdoors. With a broad spectrum label including spiders, ants, mosquitoes, bees, cockroaches, crickets, fleas, flies, bed bugs, silverfish, ticks, wasps, wood infesting borers and more, you don’t have to pick and choose between different insecticides for different pests. Cy-Kick CS works great against every insect you’re up against, so one product and one application is all you need. Simply mix 1 to 2 oz Cy-kick CS per gallon of water and apply using a small commercial sprayer or foamer. Spray liberally indoors along baseboards, in cracks and crevices, and wall voids. Cy-Kick is also used as an outdoor perimeter or lawn treatment. The density of Cy-Kick CS is similar to water, resulting in an even, consistent mixture that requires little agitation to remain in full suspension. When sprayed, Cy-Kick CS creates a thick barrier of microcapsules that is impossible for insects to cross without being exposed to a lethal dose of insecticide. Exposed insects pick up microcapsules on their hairs and body triggering a rapid release of the active ingredient, resulting in death. Cy-kick’s active ingredient Cyfluthrin is a pyrethrin, which means it is user-safe, environment friendly, and less likely to cause skin irritation than other active ingredients. Cy-kick CS is virtually odorless, and will not create a visible residue or stain when used according to the recommended label rate. 16 oz.
|Active Ingredient:||Cyfluthrin 6.0%|
|Target pests:||All types of household and commercial pests including ants, bed bugs, roaches, spiders, earwigs, crickets, centipedes, beetles, and more.|
|Pet safe:||Yes; when used as directed.|
|NOT FOR SALE TO:||NY, PR, CT|
|Manufactured By:||Whitmire Micro-Gen (Manufacturer Product Number: 59011779)|
How Cy-Kick CS Works
The active ingredient in Cy-Kick CS is Cyfluthrin, a synthetic pyrethroid that attacks the central nervous system of target pests. Made to mimic the effects on insects of naturally occurring pyrethrum, man-made cyfluthrin has the advantage of remaining effective for up to 3 months. SmartCap Technology means Cy-Kick CS stands up to porous and highly absorbent surfaces such as concrete, while the polymer shell protects the active ingredient making it readily available to pests. When sprayed, Cy-Kick CS creates a thick barrier of microcapsules that is impossible for insects to cross without being exposed to a lethal dose of insecticide. Exposed insects pick up microcapsules on their hairs and body, triggering a rapid release of the active ingredient, resulting in death. Though Cy-Kick CS is tough on insects, it is very gentle on people and pets when used correctly.
Cy-Kick CS Target Pests
A wide variety of structural pests including ants, bed bugs, cockroaches, earwigs, fleas, millipedes, mosquitoes, scorpions, spiders, wasps, bees, and yellowjackets
PESTS CONTROLLED WITH CY-KICK CS: Ants, Asian Lady Bugs, Bed Bugs, Bees, Boxelder Bugs, Cadelles, Carpenter Ants, Carpenter Bees, Carpet Beetles, Centipedes, Chocolate Moths, Cigarette Beetles, Clover Mites, Cluster Flies, Cockroaches, Crickets, Darkling Beetles, Dermestids, Drugstore Beetles, Earwigs, Elm Leaf Beetles, Fire Ants, Firebrats, Fleas, Flies, Flour Beetles, Grain Weevils, Grasshoppers, Hide Beetles, Hornets, House Flies, Indian Meal Moths, Larder Beetles, Lesser Grain Borers, Lesser Mealworms, Loopers, Mediterranean Flour Moths, Merchant Grain Beetles, Mealworms, Millipedes, Mosquitoes, Psocids, Rice Weevils, Sawtoothed Grain Beetles, Scorpions, Silverfish, Sowbugs, Spiders, Springtails, Stable Flies, Stored Product Pests, Termites, Ticks, Yellowjackets, Warehouse Moths, Wasps, Wood Wasps, Wood-Infesting Borers and Beetles
Target Uses of Cy-Kick CS
Cy-Kick CS is an ideal broad-spectrum insecticide for prevention, maintenance, or active infestations of over 55 common structural pests in residential and commercial applications. SmartCap Technology makes Cy-Kick CS ideal for a variety of surfaces, including porous and highly absorbent areas like concrete and mulch. SmartCap microencapsulation also increase the residual life of Cy-Kick CS to up to 90 days, making it ideal for quarterly pest control treatments. Because Cy-Kick CS is a microencapsulated suspension, it is more resilient in direct sunlight and more easily picked up by tough pests such as cockroaches, scorpions, and mosquitoes.
ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Cyfluthrin 6.0%
Cy-Kick CS Application Instructions
Cy-Kick CS can be used inside as a crack and crevice treatment or outside as a perimeter treatment for listed pests, for localized treatment of wood-destroying insects, for outdoor mosquito control, and for yellow jacket baiting outdoors. See below for further details. Always read the product label completely before use.
Mixing instructions - Thoroughly clean spray equipment before using Cy-Kick CS. Shake concentrate well before diluting. When diluting, first add approximately one-half of the water to the spray tank and then add the proper amount of Cy-Kick CS. When emptying the bottles, triple rinse with water, shake well and add the rinsate to the spray tank. Add the rest of the water and agitate the sprayer thoroughly. Agitate sprayer occasionally during use to ensure even mixture. Shake or re-agitate sprayer if spraying is interrupted or if dilution is left in sprayer overnight. If spray screens are used, they should be 50 mesh or larger. See video above for handheld sprayer application.
Void/Crack and Crevice Application - To treat insects harbored in voids and in cracks and crevices, apply with equipment designed for void applications. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for proper equipment set up and operating pressures. Place the tip of the applicator at or into the crack or crevice to be treated. Apply product in short bursts while keeping tip in position. Allow the air stream to push insecticide deep into voids. Application should be made in such a manner to limit dripping and run-off on structural surfaces and plants.
16 ounce bottle yields 8-16 gallons of finished solution for standard application rates. 120 ounce bottle yields 60-120 gallons of finished solution. 1 gallon of finished solution covers approximately 1,000 square feet. For higher volume outdoor applications, a 16 ounce bottle treats 16,000-32,000 square feet and 120 ounces bottle treats 120,000 to 240,000 square feet (approximately 2.75-5.5 acres).
Standard Application Dilution rates / Mixing Ratios for Cy-Kick CS
*0.5 fl. oz. (15 mL)/gal. of water – 0.05% - maintenance, prevention applications
*1.0 fl. oz. (30 mL)/gal. of water – 0.10% - clean-out applications, longer residual control, or high insect infestations
*For outdoor perimeter treatments, use 0.5-1.0 fl. oz/1,000 square feet in sufficient water to adequately cover the area being treated. Alternate directions are to use 4-8 fl. oz/ 50 gal. of water. See product label for Suggested Mixing Chart for Larger Tank Sizes.
*For yellowjacket baiting outdoors, use 2.0g of concentrate to 100g of bait matrix. See below for details.
Cy-Kick CS is for use in the following areas:
Apartments, Calf Hutches, Calving Pens and Parlors, Campgrounds, Empty Chicken Houses, Dairy Areas, Dog Kennels, Food Storage Areas, Grain Mills, Granaries, Hog Barns, Homes, Horse Barns, Hospitals, Hotels, Meat Packing Plants, Food Processing Plants, Milkrooms, Motels, Nursing Homes, Rabbit Hutches, Resorts, Restaurants and other Food Handling Establishments, Schools, Supermarkets, Transportation Equipment (Buses, Boats, Ships, Trains, Trucks, Planes (do not use in airplane cabins)), Utilities, Warehouses, Commercial and Industrial Buildings; Federally inspected meat and poultry plants, Livestock Housing
Dilute Cy-Kick CS to 0.05% or 0.10% (0.5 oz. or 1.0 oz) with water using the spray dilution chart. Cy-Kick CS should be used as a Crack & Crevice residual product where insects may be hiding, living and breeding and/or for selected spot application. When using in food/feed areas of food/feed handling establishments, restaurants or other areas where food/feed is commercially prepared or processed, refer to the section entitled “Food/Feed Areas of Food Handling Establishments” on product label for use directions. Non-food/feed areas are areas such as garbage rooms, restrooms, floor drains (to sewers), entries and vestibules, offices, locker rooms, machine rooms, boiler rooms, garages, mop closets and storage (after canning or bottling).
Bed Bugs – Apply to cracks and crevices where evidence of bed bugs occurs. This includes bed frames, box springs, inside empty dressers and clothes closets, carpet edges, high and low wall moldings and wallpaper edges. Do not use this product on mattresses, pillows, bed linens or clothes. Remove all clothes and other articles from dressers or clothes closets before application. Allow all treated areas to dry thoroughly before use. Not recommended for use as sole protection against bed bugs.
*Do not apply more than twice per week. Treatments must be at least 3 days apart.
*Cy-Kick CS may 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. Apply as a dry foam (approx. 25:1).
Cy-Kick CS can be used as a residual treatment on outdoor surfaces and/or as a crack, crevice and void treatment of buildings, porches, window frames, leaves, patios, garages, garbage dumps and other areas where pests congregate or enter premises. Repeat treatment as necessary to maintain effectiveness, but not more than twice per week. Treatments must be at least 3 days apart. Use the 0.05% or 0.10% (0.5 oz. or 1.0 oz) rate. Cy-Kick CS can be used as a residual treatment to control pests in outdoor void areas such as meter boxes and manholes. Repeat treatment as necessary, but not more than twice per week. Treatments must be at least 3 days apart. Use the 0.05% or 0.10% (0.5 oz. or 1.0 oz) rate.
Perimeter Treatment - To help prevent infestations of buildings, treat a band of soil 6 to 10 feet wide around and adjacent to the building. Also treat the building foundation to a height of 2 to 3 feet where pests are active and may find entrance. Treat other insect entry points such as doors, windows, under siding and eaves of structure. Cy-Kick CS may be applied in compressed air, backpack or power spray equipment. An application rate of 0.5 to 1.0 fluid ounce of Cy-Kick CS per 1000 sq. ft. is desirable. Apply in sufficient water to adequately cover the area being treated. Application should be made in such a manner to limit dripping and run-off on structural surfaces and plants. Alternate directions are to use 4 to 8 fl. oz. of product per 50 gallons of water.
Mosquitos – Use handheld, backpack, or truck mounted sprayers only. Use up to 150 gallons of diluted spray per acre. Treat shrubbery, vegetation and other areas where mosquitoes may rest. Shrubbery and vegetation around stagnant pools, marshy areas, ponds, and shorelines may be treated if applied as a wet spray.
Fleas – Treat infested areas. This product will kill fleas on contact but does not provide residual control.
Yellow Jacket Control Outdoors – Add 2.0g of concentrate to 100g of bait matrix and mix thoroughly (approximately ¼ tsp of concentrate per 3.75 oz. of bait) per dispenser. Mix only enough bait for immediate use. Hang dispensers in a sunny location, from a tree limb or other suitable support around the periphery of the area to be protected and at heights inaccessible to children and pets. Use 3-4 dispensers/acre or place them about 100 ft apart. Replenish dispensers with fresh bait as long as yellowjackets are present. Unused baits will probably be unattractive to yellowjackets after a few days, especially if temperatures are above 90 degrees F. See product label for more details on baiting suggestions and how to make and mark dispensers. See also our Alpine Yellow Jacket Bait Station Kit with Onslaught.
Cy-Kick CS Features
- Pet safe when dry
- Virtually no odor or staining
- Easy mixing ratios
- Labeled for applications in food-handling establishments
- SmartCap Technology protects active ingredient from UV rays and porous surfaces.
- SmartCap Technology reduces exposure risk during mixing and application.
- Convenient squeeze and pour containers make measuring and mixing easy.
- Broad-spectrum killing power and 90-day residual control of structural pests on all surfaces
- SmartCap Technology offers extended residual control and enhances performance on porous and highly absorbent surfaces and in direct sunlight.
- Insects easily pick up optimal sized SmartCap microcapsules, leading to the fast diffusion of the active ingredient into the exoskeleton of the pest.
- The microcapsule is designed to release the active ingredient into the exoskeleton of insects while reducing its exposure to mammals.
Extra Tips for Using Cy-Kick CS
- Cy-Kick CS should be applied with handheld, backpack, or truck mounted sprayers only.
- Not for use in outdoor residential misting systems or fogging devices.
- 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.
- Store out of direct sunlight and extreme temperatures.
- Use concentrate within 3 years of purchase for best results.
- Not for use on edible vegetation.
- Heavy applications may leave a visible deposit on some surfaces.
- Shake concentrate well before mixing.
- Does not provide instant knockdown of bees, wasps, and yellowjackets.
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91 of 97 people found this review helpful:
Takes care of all my insect problems
By Howell on July 22, 2008
I have used Cy-Kick CS for years. I never hire pest control services. This solutions takes care of all my insect problems. I use it in my house, the outside area my house, the porches and deck areas, and in my shop. However, try to spray AFTER a rain spell (on your outside area). Spray the lower edge of your house, around weep holes, around doors and windows. I use it every two to three months, or after lengthy rain spells. Spray inside your house under and behind couches, beds, other furniture, under sinks, etc. My pets have never been harmed by this product.
64 of 65 people found this review helpful:
Works fairly quickly.
By Travis on May 23, 2007
I am mainly trying to kill and get rid of scorpions. I have used this product in the past and killed them fairly quickly as well as other bugs around the house. With the Cy-Kick CS I did not hear crickets and saw a lot of dead roaches.
61 of 61 people found this review helpful:
Only product that eliminated scorpions
By Roxanne on March 14, 2010
Arizona resident - with mature date palms next door - need I say more? After stuggling with an interior scorpion problem for two years, I purchased the first pint of Cy-Kick and began spraying systematically on the first of each month. This was after hiring a monthly pest service for about a year - they would come on the first and I would begin to see live scorpions inside around the 15th so would spray in between visits. The service was using a weaker solution for interior and Cy-Kick for exterior. Taking the task on my own, I begin with spraying interior with Cy-Kick for first two months, and exterior every month. Now I only spray interior once a year and exterior every month. Haven't seen a scorpion inside for a year!!! Pest control experts will say spray doesn't touch scorpions - I beg to differ. Cy-Kick is the only way to go.
54 of 57 people found this review helpful:
By John on April 15, 2008
I applied some Cy-Kick CS directly on a scorpion while I was treating my house. That sucker was dead in about 3 minutes. So far I haven't seen any in my house.
37 of 38 people found this review helpful:
Cy-Kick CS is fantastic on Arizona scorpions
By Keith on March 21, 2010
I started using Cy-Kick CS after moving into a home infested with scorpions. After using this product for two months (2oz per gallon), spraying exterior of house and perimeter fence, scorpions have disappeared. I only have to spray once a month. Well worth the money if you have ever been stung.
Cy-Kick CS REALLY WORKS!
By Jean on April 22, 2014
We live in the desert area in Arizona. My husband has been using Cy-Kick for about 10 years now and we've only seen 2 scorpions over those years. Our neighbors have exterminators treat their homes but they still have problems with scorpions. But, it not only kills scorpions, it kills the bugs that scorpions eat and those terrible black widow spiders we have out here. This stuff really works.
By Jerry on April 16, 2014
This product will not only kill those little guys....but all other bugs that we can easily do without around the house.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
Bye, Bye Box Elder bugs
By Arnie on April 12, 2014
For over 10 years I have had problems with box elder bugs...This product works period....no more bugs... Thank you, do my own pest control... Great service also.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
Finally! Death for scorpions
By Mark on March 24, 2014
We've all been stung several times and after many pest control companies in Phoenix failed to get rid of the scorpions in and around my home I found Cy-Kick and now no more problem. We don't worry about the little blighters anymore. This stuff REALLY works. What a great relief!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful:
Goodbye Pest Control Co, Hello DoMyOwnPestControl!
By Keith on March 7, 2014
Just sprayed the house the day before yesterday. Found black widows, a couple of other spiders and other insects, dead around the house the next day. Today I saw a spider wobbling around on his way to spider heaven. Found this product through our former pest control company. Next I need WASP FREEZE, then I will feel complete. Great product! I also purchased a 2 gallon sprayer which was fun to use.
CY-Kick CS does Kick
By Jesse on December 2, 2013
I have been using Cy-kick for many years and I would encourage anyone to use it. I have never had a problem with it. Cy-kick does everything it says it will do. It is a great product and I will use it as my number 1 choice for pest control. I have used other products, but I keep going back to Cy-Kick. It does kick ---- on pests. Low or no odor, safe and non-staining.
Cy Kick CS
By Pat on December 2, 2013
I have used this chemical before in New Jersey. Now that I am in South West Florida, I find that this chemical is equally as potent on all the critters here. Thanks
By Leo on November 29, 2013
This product has been effective at my Ga. home in controlling black ants, roaches and above all scorpions. I noticed it is not as prominently advertised for the scorpion control as in the past. This leaves the impression it may not be as useful for that purpose as previously thought. I am trying again and hope for the best.
By Craiger on November 25, 2013
It is the best! Killed roaches for past two months. When I see them in the first morning the bugs are DOA! My wife thanks you and I thank you for getting the wife off my back.
a godsend -Works & it is residual
By Txmagca on November 9, 2013
I lived in rural Hill country TX for 20 yrs where we had a horrible problem with everything from scorpions under every rock & in the house every day to chiggers behind the pool house to black widows to a variety of ants. I used this about twice a year as directed and it took care of our problems almost completely (did not use for fire ants). Follow directions for protection if you go into the attic with it, etc. Keep shaking the solution periodically when treating. Works better than the hired pest guys. In TX I applied every April at the start of insect invasion season. In CA I use perimeter & windows to keep the spiders out of the house.
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July 15, 2010 Ray asked:
QDoes Cy Kick CS kill black widow spiders?
There are so many other products that state, "Kills spiders (excluding Black Widow and Brown Recluse)".
AYes, CY Kick CS will kill just about any spider that it is sprayed on. Spiders are very difficult to control however and most residual insecticides like Cy Kick CS will kill any spider that it is physically sprayed on, but new spiders entering the area are very difficult for any insecticide to control. This is because spiders bodies are high off of the ground and they do not groom their legs like other insects do. How these products mainly control spiders is that they kill the spiders food that is around, all of the other bugs, and if there is no food around, then the spiders will not want to be in that area anymore.
July 18, 2010 Julius asked:
QIs Cy-kick CS better than Bifen It?
What is the difference between Cy-Kick CS and Bifen IT?
AThe main difference is that the Cy-Kick CS is a microencapsulated suspension. Micro Encapsulation means that each droplet of insecticide is encased in a protective microscopic capsule, which provides a long residual even in direct sunlight. Micro cap also means the product can be more easily picked up by the tiny hairs on insects and especially flying insects. So, while both the Bifen IT and the Cy-Kick CS are great products there are some instances where Cy-Kick CS is a bit more effective such as spider and scorpion control and on outdoor surfaces that are exposed to the elements.
August 6, 2009 Xxx asked:
QCan I use Cy-Kick CS while my dog is in my house?
AYes, you can use Cy-Kick CS while the dog is in the house. When you mix this concentrate with water, it is only .06% active ingredient and only strong enough to kill small insects. It is a good idea to keep pets and children outside or in another room while treating and then allow about 30 minutes for the product to dry. Once dry, it is perfectly safe for children and pets to re-enter the living space. Of course you should always store the bottle of concentrate just like any other cleaning chemicals, out of reach of children and pets.
October 5, 2010 Derek asked:
QWhat works better for killing scorpions, Demand CS or Cy Kick CS?
AThe Demand CS and Cy-Kick CS are very similar in performance for killing scorpions. Both products contain active ingredients that are synthetic pyrethroids and both products are micro-encapsulated. Cy-Kick CS is a bit more popular with customers that are trying to control scorpions.
April 25, 2010 Dan asked:
QHow does Cy-kick CS compare with Talstar (bifen) products?
ACy-Kick CS and Talstar are both great products and are both very popular choices on our website. Other than them both being different active ingredients and killing insects in different ways, they are both very effective and can be used indoors and outdoors and they are both very safe. We would say that the main difference is that Cy-Kick CS is microencapsulated which means it will hold up a little better outdoors in UV light, probably about 3-4 weeks longer than Talstar. Either one would be a good choice and really just depends on personal preference.
April 15, 2014
Tayler from Ogden, Ut (soon To Be Phoenix, Az) asked:
QWhere are the best places to use Cy-Kick, Delta Dust and/or Drione Dust when treating for scorpions?
We're moving to an area of Arizona outisde of Phoenix that is known to have frequent scorpion problems. I've already ordered several products to treat our new home (in addition to trying to seal the house and eliminate harborages in the yard). I've ordered Bifen granules to treat the yard and rock landscaping; Cy-Kick CS to treat around the foundation, the walls of the house, around bushes, and around baseboards and entry points inside the home; and both Drione Dust and Delta Dust to treat void spaces. So, I have a few questions: First, when treating with Cy-Kick inside the home, how and where do you spray most effectively for scoprions? Can Cy-Kick be applied in the attic as well? Second, when treating with Delta Dust and Drione dust, where are the most effective places to use each type of dust - both inside and outside the home? (I have read some sites that say to use a 50/50 mixture of drione and delta dust throughout the home. I've also seen some sites that say use Drione dust under cabinets and appliances, around switches, vents, and fixtures - and to use Delta Dust in the attic because insects will avoid Drione dust and using it in the attic may drive pests downward into living spaces. I'd never heard that before - and I certainly want to kill whatever is in the attic while it's in the attic without driving pests downstairs.) And is it overkill to both spray and dust in attic spaces, or to spray Cy-Kick around baseboards as well as applying dust under baseboards? Will both pesticides still be effective if used in the same place?
When using Cy-Kick inside, you are applying to cracks and crevices around the room, along the baseboards, bottom of door frames, behind the toilet when the pipes come in, etc. You would use either the Delta Dust or Drione Dust, we would not advise of using them together it would really be a waste of product. The key is applying only a light dusting so that insects will not avoid it, if you can see the dust, so can they. You would apply underneath baseboards, inside of cracks and crevices, and behind cabinets and in the attic around the vents and other cracks and crevices. Please also read over our scorpion control article here
April 11, 2014
Cathy from Loving, Tx (north Central Part Of The State) asked:
QWhat do you recommend for a general protection, perimeter house spray for a home in Texas?
Cy kick CS is one of our most popular products for your region. It has 90 days of full-throttle killing power, controlling insects indoors and outdoors. With a broad spectrum label. So it will do a great job standing up to UV rays.
March 2, 2014
Phillip from Las Vegas Nv asked:
QTons of scorpions at the pond just outside my yard. How do I kill the scorpions wothout harming the pond life?
There are turtles, fish, ducks etc in the pond and I dont want to hurt them.
A Essentria IC3 is a great product to apply to treat scorpions and other insects around water areas without harming any aquatic organisms.
March 2, 2014
Phillip from Las Vegas Nv asked:
QI have a major scorpion problem by the pond just outside my yard.
February 26, 2014
Fred from Los Angeles asked:
QI have a 50 gallon tank in my back yard. How many ounces do I need to use of Cy-Kick CS?
November 14, 2013
Emg from Arizona asked:
QCan Cy-Kick CS be used in small areas, such as apartments?
Yes, Cy-Kick CS can be used in apartments. You would focus on cracks, crevices, and entry points.
November 7, 2013
Tim from Farmington, Mi asked:
QCy-Kick CS vs Phantom vs Talstar. Which is the better all around product for perimeter pest control in MI?
All of these products are excellent choices for general perimeter pest control. Talstar is our most popular product because it is so safe for both indoors/outdoors and even food handling areas - it dries clear and has no odor and has a very broad label. Phantom, on the other hand, has a powerful non-repellent active ingredient. Pests can't even detect Phantom, so they walk right over it and then spread it to other insects hidden behind walls or in their home colony, killing every other pest they come in contact with. Cy-Kick is one of the top products we recommend for scorpions and centipedes. It is hard to say which one is best because they are all excellent in their own way. Knowing which bugs you are targeting would help narrow down what type of product would be best for you. All in all - you will not go wrong with any of the three.
November 4, 2013
David from Sun Lakes, Az. asked:
QI live in Arizona and my pest control company is having trouble controlling scorpions at my house.
Can you suggest anything I might be able to do like sealing doors, sliding doors, taping unused doors?
Our most popular product for scorpions is Cy-Kick CS, which is microencapsulated so it has a long residual, but also packs a punch. There are many good reviews on the Cy-Kick page about how it works on scorpions. We also recommend the following to our customers with scorpions for the most complete treatment. Non-insecticide methods for scorpion control are: Harborage Removal- Harborage removal is key to scorpion control and will greatly reduce the numbers of scorpions in the area surrounding the structure, making it far less likely that they will enter. Harborage removal includes eliminating piles of lumber, bricks, and other stacked items that create clusters of tight spaces, elimination of vegetation and other heavy ground coverings near homes and buildings, trimming back tree and shrub limbs from walls and roof, and keeping gutters clear of leaves and other debris.
Our most popular product for scorpions is Cy-Kick CS, which is microencapsulated so it has a long residual, but also packs a punch. There are many good reviews on the Cy-Kick page about how it works on scorpions. We also recommend the following to our customers with scorpions for the most complete treatment.
Non-insecticide methods for scorpion control are:
Harborage Removal- Harborage removal is key to scorpion control and will greatly reduce the numbers of scorpions in the area surrounding the structure, making it far less likely that they will enter. Harborage removal includes eliminating piles of lumber, bricks, and other stacked items that create clusters of tight spaces, elimination of vegetation and other heavy ground coverings near homes and buildings, trimming back tree and shrub limbs from walls and roof, and keeping gutters clear of leaves and other debris.Exclusion- Scorpions and other pests can be kept out of structures to a large degree by installing tight-fitting screens, weatherstripping around doors and windows, and caulking cracks and crevices.
November 2, 2013
Howard from Phoenix Az asked:
QIs Cy Kick CS safe to use as a broadcast spray over my garage floor to make a major scorpion barrier?
When it's dry will I track in any to the house by walking through the garage?
A Cy Kick is not labeled for full surface broadcast sprays in garages, only baseboard areas and cracks and crevices. For a barrier around the home for Scorpions you would spray all the way around the foundation of the home 3 feet up and 6-10 feet out. The larger the coverage area the more product the scorpion gets on its exoskeleton for a quicker kill. Onslaught FastCap however is labeled for broadcast sprays and can be used outdoors in the same areas as the Cy Kick.
October 30, 2013
Steve from Hamilton Ohio asked:
QHow long does it take for Cy Kick CS to start working for killing roaches?
A Cy Kick will start working immediately on the roaches that come into contact with the treated surfaces. It is not a contact kill so they will not die as soon as they touch it, but it will start to work on their system and will start getting weaker and dying within a few hours of contact. Please keep in mind that if the roach infestation is large you will most likely need to use a roach IGR in conjunction with the Cy Kick to completely get rid of the problem. Using just an insecticide will often only knock back part of the roach colony without eliminating it in full. This is because since they do not die instantly after touching the product they still have time to reproduce before death occurs. So without the IGR you can often have a constant cycle of the roaches reproducing just as quickly as you are killing them. Take a look at our Roach Control Kits and our article on How To Get Rid of Roaches.