DELTA DUST containing deltamethrin is the world's first and only 100% waterproof insecticide dust, so it works in the wet and damp places that insects love. Nothing short of running water will disturb it, making Delta Dust an ideal crack and crevice treatment. Delta Dust should be applied with a bellows hand duster (sold seperately) which allows you to easily apply the dust in hard to reach areas. One application of Delta Dust will keep on killing insects for up to eight months.
Delta Dust should not be the only product used in the fight against bed bugs as it does not kill quick enough. For best results, use a contact kill such as Sterifab or Bedlam in addition to Delta Dust.
Can not be shipped to NY.
Delta Dust Insecticide Specifications:
|Active Ingredient:||Deltamethrin 0.05%|
|Target pests:||Ants, Bedbugs, Cockroaches, Fleas, Silverfish, Scorpions, Sowbugs, Millipedes, and numerous other pests.|
|For use in:||Cracks and Crevices indoors and outdoors|
|Application:||1 lb. delta dust treats approx. 1000sq/ft.|
|NOT FOR SALE TO:||NY, CT, RI, AK. Can not be shipped to NY: choose Drione Dust|
DeltaDust containing deltamethrin is the world's first and only 100% waterproof insecticide dust, so it works in the wet and damp places that insects love. Nothing short of running water will disturb Delta Dust, making Delta Dust an ideal crack and crevice treatment. Delta Dust should be applied with a bellows hand duster (sold seperately) which allows you to easily apply the dust in hard to reach areas. One application of Delta Dust will keep on killing insects for up to eight months.
DELTADUST® Application Tips:
* DeltaDust is intended for application with a hand or power duster (Actisol® DPA or similar equipment), with a paint brush or by other suitable means, for hiding and runaway areas and other places where insects are found.
* In living areas, apply in such a manner as to avoid depositions on exposed surfaces or introducing the material into the air. In the home, all food processing surfaces and utensils should be covered during treatment or thoroughly washed before use. Exposed food should be covered or removed.
* To apply insecticide directly into cracks and crevices, use a bulbous duster or other suitable equipment. Apply lightly and uniformly to infested area. Pay particular attention to: cracks and crevices, service ducts, floors and ceilings, wall voids, around electrical and telephone fittings and equipment, around water and sewer pipes, under and behind cabinets, refrigerators and sinks, around windows and door frames, along baseboards, in attics and crawl spaces. The amount to be applied will vary with the site but should usually be in the range of 2-3 grams of DeltaDust per square yard (or 0.5 lbs per 1000 square feet).
Proper Dusting Tips:
* When applying, the duster should be filled only halfway - no more than two-thirds full. This allows for adequate air space to create the desired air/dust mixture prior to application. If there is too much dust in the duster, clumps of dust on treated surfaces may result, leading to overapplication of the product and messy spills.
* Between each squeeze, the duster should be shaken slightly to get dust floating inside the unit.
* When applying dust into cracks and crevices and on surfaces, gently squeeze the duster to ensure the application of very thin layers of dust. When dusting correctly, you should barely be able to see the dust emerging from the tip of the duster.
* Before relaxing your grip on the duster, pull it away from the surface or crack you are treating to prevent sucking up lint, moisture or debris. Small amounts of these items will eventually cause lumping and/or clogging of the duster.
* Place several pebbles or small ball bearings in your duster to keep the dust agitated and ensure than any clumps are broken up prior to application. Also, always keep the screen inside the duster in place as this is designed to help maintain a fine dust consistency.
* When treating around electrical outlets, use dusters fitted with plastic or fiberglass spouts, or place a small section of rubber hose or plastic tubing over the metal tip to avoid contacting electrical wires. These tubes will also enable you to reach around corners and beneath cabinet voids that would otherwise be impossible to treat.
* Carry a small brush and a damp cloth. These can be used in the event that dust accidentally drifts out of cracks and crevices and onto non-target areas. Use the brush to push excess dust into cracks, and use the cloth to wipe up.
* Do not apply dust to baseboards.
* Apply dust carefully and judiciously so it does not travel to areas where it might represent a hazard. Prevent food contamination by not applying dust to where it could filter down onto food or food areas after it is applied. Also, be aware of any air currents that could transfer dust to containers or other objects, leading to food contamination.
* If the applicator is to apply any kind of dust for extended periods of time, he or she should wear a respirator approved by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
* When using high-volume or high-pressure equipment to apply dust in attics or sub-floor crawl spaces, wear a NIOSH-approved respirator. Also, shut off fans, air conditioners, and hot-air heating equipment if necessary. If the dust is combustible, put out all flames and pilot lights, and shut down all spark-producing equipment in the treated area to avoid explosions.
* In general, do not place the tip of the duster in a moist location or allow the duster to sit in moist environments as it will absorb water and become clogged. Clogged dusters can be cleaned by scraping out the spout with a piece of stiff wire.
* Always follow the label when using DeltaDust.
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54 of 59 people found this review helpful:
By Jennifer on September 28, 2008
The siding on my home is red cedar and apparently it is a favorite treat for CARPENTER BEES. They were making terrible holes in the siding like perfectly round bullet holes, and then the woodpeckers would come along and peck at the wood making long channels so they could reach the carpenter bees behind the wood. It was a mess. My painters filled the wood with BONDO and caulk and wood filler...but that did not stop the bees. Over night they bored right through ALL of the products and the fresh paint. I called three exterminators but everyone told me they would spray and I would have to pay again and again in a few months because you could not kill them with just one spray. I BEG TO DIFFER! I found Delta Dust and I puffed it into the fresh new active holes that the bees made after painting. Within 24 hours I picked up over thirty dead bees on the ground around my house (I have small dogs and I did not want them eating dead poisoned bees). By 48 hours the count had risen to over SIXTY dead bees... and there are NONE flying around the holes, or siding any more! DELTA DUST IS A MUST for carpenter bees. It worked GREAT!!!!
37 of 42 people found this review helpful:
By Rhonda on June 23, 2006
We have ordered Delta Dust in the past to control Brown Recluse Spiders. It is amazing! We had our house sprayed for several years, twice a year, and we would still have Brown Recluse Spiders. I found your website and ordered Delta Dust from you, and our Brown Recluse Problem has been cut in half. We continue to apply the Delta Dust and see great results. Thank You!! P.S. We use it as a perimeter treatment and also in wall voids, in the attic space and under the house. I am very thankful for your product as we were killing approximately 5 spiders a week before we used the Delta Dust. I still find them now and then, especially when the dust has been washed away outside.
35 of 37 people found this review helpful:
This stuff saved my sanity and my marriage!
By A in San Diego, CA. on June 23, 2011
My husband picked up bed bugs in a four star hotel while away for work in the UK. We know that's where he got them because he'd seen one inside his suitcase the day he returned and he was asking me if I knew what it was. I didn't and we just thought it was "a bug" not realizing that a within a week we'd both be covered all over our abdomens and arms with the nasty bed beg bites. We vacuumed, cleaned, tossed bedding, dry cleaned etc but they kept coming back. Until I did my research and discovered Drione dust. Follow the instructions to a T and you'll succeed in eradicating those evil, disgusting pests. We also did the "Vasoline" around the feet of our bed which helps keep them from climbing up the bed from other areas of the home. It was HELL. HELL!! But we beat them. We also bought the air tight mattress and box spring protectors. They work! It's all good, it all helps. Good luck!
27 of 28 people found this review helpful:
Amazing againsts stink bugs!!
By Marilyn on March 28, 2008
You have probably saved my home. I have an infestation (almost overnight) of STINKBUGS. Very difficult to get rid of. Got the Delta Dust - amazing - within just a few day they were gone . It states the product last for 6 months but it hasn't been that long, however just having relief from the constant pest is great. I must say I did not have much luck with the duster - difficult to spray. Ended up using a turkey baster, sorry guys. But I really encourage any one with a problem with Stink bugs to get this and get it FAST!
21 of 22 people found this review helpful:
By Carrie on January 13, 2007
I use a hand duster to puff Delta Dust into wall voids by inserting the duster underneath my baseboards. It will kill whatever is living inside the walls or travelling along the perimeters of the room. Also used Suspend SC (liquid version of Deltamethrin) with a gallon sprayer on top of the dust for an added punch-- this duo of Delta Dust and Suspend SC has given me great results in getting rid of earwigs, spiders, ants, and fleas.
Delta Dust 3, Bugs 0
By Cheryl in Springfield, Missouri on March 23, 2015
(Edited version. Use this one, DD.) I bought a one pound bottle in 2007 to deal with a BAD spider problem. I was bitten 30+ times in two years. And yes, I'd called in professional exterminators three times. The last guy professed to specialize in spiders. I took the morning off from work to let him in, then followed him around pointing into corners, moving dressers, lifting both my mattress and box spring so he could saturate between them. That very night I was bitten twice more. We hadn't so much killed them as annoyed them. So, at the end of my tether, and with zero expectation of success, I ordered a bottle of DD. Problem solved. Same result with the Roach crisis of 2010; it only took two treatments. And last week I used the last bit from that old bottle to take care of what I thought were fleas, but were probably bed bugs. (You can tell because I learned online that they bite in a straight line of threes, - very distinctive characteristic.) Time to get a new bottle to deal with my next,"Eek!! What's THAT??!!" moment.
One of my favorite products!
By Rachel in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on January 22, 2015
We used this under the appliances in our apartment and haven't seen any pests since! I also used it a little outside on some anthills we've been having a problem with and couldn't believe how fast and efficiently it worked! You get a lot for your money, too. This bottle will last us a long time!
By Marie in Dallas TX on December 6, 2014
Seems to have done the trick and gotten rid of the bees!
By Dan in Sherman Texas on November 25, 2014
This dust works on anything with 6 legs. I have not found any bug that can withstand this Dust treatment if used according to the directions. Highly recommend. Will purchase again if I need to. This ia a product that works, not something that you get OTC. This is NOT a waste of money and time.
By Anita in Trent Woods, NC on October 31, 2014
Awesome product, but make sure you apply generously. It may also need several applications, depending on size and location of nest. Eliminated an extremely large and complex nest, positioned between the flashing and wall of my brick home.
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By Joe in Hermitage, PA on October 18, 2014
It's difficult to find a product that will get rid of Yellow Jackets as all the good stuff has been taken off the market. Delta dust is the answer to your prayers as it does a superb job not only on Yellow Jackets but other pest insects as well.
By Gorjusone in Chicago, IL on October 17, 2014
I was having trouble with indoor insects -spiders and outdoor pest-hornets. Once I placed the delta dust in the bulb all was great. Spiders ran, the hornets stayed far away. It has rained a few times since and there are no signs of either proving that it is effective after a rain storm. Great product!
Amazing spider and camel cricket control in crawl space
By David in Greenville, sc on October 1, 2014
My crawl space is bug, damp and was full of spiders and crickets. I purchased this along with an electric duster (expensive, but bombed my crawl space and attic in 10 minutes). Check back a week later and nothing to see. All bugs dead. This is the first product I've found that I have had satisfying results. I will retreat in a few months to make sure the bugs don't make their way in for the winter. As a note, when you bomb with a duster, the stuff goes everywhere and sticks to everything. Good! You can see all of the webs and clean up with a hand duster. I can now work in my crawl space without much fear of the dreaded recluse or widow. This company is awesome, and so is their customer service.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
Not for Yellow Jackets
By Rob in St. Paul, mn on September 23, 2014
Based on online reviews I purchased Delta dust for a situation where the Yellowjackets had formed a nest inside the overhang of my house. I used Bellows duster and applied 3 to 4 puffs of Delta dust for five nights straight. After 8 days there was no noticeable sign that the activity of the nest was slowing down. I switched the insecticide to Sevin Dust did one application and within two days the activity in the nest has almost completely stopped.
Bees are probably dead
By Barry in fair oaks ranch texas on September 21, 2014
I used this two years ago and the bees left the wall or died therein. They came back to the same place! Thought the dust would hang around. Re dusted with new batch. Will see. I think they are gone for now.
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May 4, 2010 Daniel asked:
QDoes Delta Dust kill carpenter bees immediately?
Does Delta Dust kill carpenter bees immediately? I drenched two of them today and they both flew off. One was boring a nest and the other was actually in a nest. I believe one actually survived and came back to its nest. Thanks.
ADelta Dust will not kill on contact. In fact, no product will kill a bee or other insect immediately other than Wasp Freeze or a pyrethrin aerosol. The bees that you covered with Delta Dust will die, but not until the bees ingest the dust. When bees walk through a hole or land on a surface that you dusted, they pick up the dust on their bodies. Later, when they groom themselves as most insects do, they will ingest the small dust particles and die soon after. All dust products work better the less you apply. You should only apply a very thin light dusting of the material. Bees and other insects have thousands of microscopic hairs on their bodies and will pick up the dust quite easily. A pile of dust in one place will look like a mountain to a small insect and they will walk around it instead of through it.
September 2, 2009 Barbara asked:
QIs Delta Dust safe for having pets in the house such as parrots?
AYes, Delta Dust is very safe to use indoors around pets and children. You should keep children and pets out of the room while you are applying the product, and then it is ok to allow them to come back in once you are done. Of course, you want to use common sense and not dust out in the open or inside the parrots cage, but if you apply Delta Dust into the areas specified on the product label, (cracks and crevices, under appliances, and inside wall voids) there should be no issues.
July 26, 2011 Leah asked:
QHow quickly does the Delta dust kill spiders?
I have brown recluses I have dusted under furniture and behind appliances.
AHow quickly the Delta dust will kill a spider is dependant on how much dust the spider picks up on its body and the size of the spider. Typically dust can kill a spider in as little as an hour or as long as 24 hours or more depending on these factors.
July 27, 2011 Karen asked:
QWhat is the difference between Delta dust and Drione dust? I want to kill brown recluse spiders.
Which one do you think would be better?
AThe main difference in these two products are the active ingredients. Delta dust contains the synthetic pyrethoid deltamethrin while Drione dust contains the natural ingredient pyrethrins. Both will do a fantastic job eliminating almost any insect including spiders, though you should note that dust insecticides can take several days to actually kill the insect. Delta dust does have one advantage over Drione dust, Delta dust is the only waterproof dust on the market and it will still be effective even if it gets wet.
May 26, 2010 Kathy asked:
QI had Delta Dust puffed into my attic, how safe is it, and can I go into the attic?
ADelta Dust is a very safe product and only strong enough to kill small insects. If the Delta Dust has already been applied and settled, it should be perfectly safe to re-enter the attic space.
March 8, 2015
Jon from Holly Springs, Nc asked:
QApply to Kitchen Electrical Outlets
I plan to apply delta dust with a duster to all electrical outlets in my house, after removing the outlet covers. I'm curious though, I have 3 outlets in my kitchen that are right above the counter space...is it ok to apply the delta dust to these outlets. One of these outlets experienced a fair amount of ants last year. I guess I'm a little nervous about dusting that close to a food space even though I'm dusting into the wall void. Maybe I'm being over nervous with my first use of this product. :-) Finally, do I need to wear a make and gloves when using the duster?
A Yes, Delta Dust can be applied to all the outlets in your kitchen, as well as in your home. It is not necessary to wear gloves or a mask. Make sure that you are doing a light dusting in these areas so that the pests will walk through it and dry out. Since it's in the wall voids, it will not affect your food.
January 23, 2015
Elizabeth from Clearwater, Fl asked:
QIs there a powered (not battery) dust disperser available? ...perhaps, an attachment to a blower?
Needed for powerful dispersion (insufflation) of powder underneath a house (in the "crawl space" where we do not want to enter). German roaches are the target.
A We do have a variety of dusters to choose from. Plase visit our dusters page here.
October 23, 2014 Stephanie asked:
QIs Delta Dust Insecticide effective for killing roaches? I have an incredible problem.
A Yes, Delta Dust Insecticide is effective for killing roaches. Delta Dust Insecticide would be best used in the wall voids. You cam remove the faceplates of your electrical outlets and dust inside the wall voids. However, if you have a roach infestation we would highly recommend our Roach Control Kit #2. This professional kit includes 1 packet of Demon WP Insecticide (which makes 4 gallons of finished solution) for spraying the outside perimeter of the home and inside underneath appliances, behind cabinets, under toilets and sinks, etc. You'll also get 4 x 35 gram tubes of Invict Gold Roach Bait Gel--one of the best roach baits on the market. Invict Gold can be applied up high in the kitchen in the corner of cabinets and in cracks and crevices in kitchens and bathrooms. The bait contains a slow-acting poison that attracts and kills feeding roaches, who also spread the bait to other roaches by contact or by sharing food. Finally, 20 Gentrol Point Source stations provide an IGR (Insect Growth Regulator) that will stop roaches from laying eggs, helping to halt the infestation. The combination of an IGR with roach bait is a highly effective roach control strategy that is widely used by pest control professionals. Demon WP must be applied with a 1 gallon pump sprayer, like the Chapin 1 gallon sprayer.
September 26, 2014
Jon from Durham Nc asked:
QWhat do you do if you have been covered in Delta Dust?
We recommend that if you are covered in Delta Dust that you seek medical attention.
September 20, 2014
Sherry from Chandler Indiana asked:
QCan Delta Dust be used in a hose sprayer?
September 12, 2014
Jihad from Atlanta Ga. asked:
QWill delta dust kill honey bees?
A Yes, Delta Dust will kill honey bees as well as other forms of bees, wasps and similar flying, stinging species.
August 25, 2014
Paul from Chicago asked:
QWill 1lb of Delta Dust treat a basketball size Yellow Jacket Nest?
I have a basketballl sized yellow jacket nest that I plan on using Delta dust to treat entrance and then inject into nest (in attic). Will 1lb of product be enough for this endeavor?
A 1lb bottle of Delta Dust is enough to treat 1,000 sq feet. When applying, the duster should be filled only halfway - no more than two-thirds full. This allows for adequate air space to create the desired air/dust mixture prior to application. If there is too much dust in the duster, clumps of dust on treated surfaces may result, leading to overapplication. Please refer to our Article "How to Get Rid of Yellow Jackets" before treating for safety tips and proceedures.
August 20, 2014
David from Grand Rapids, Mi asked:
QIf I only have a very small location to use Delta Dust, can I apply directly from the tip of the bottle?
I have wasps entering a exterior electrical outlet so I was going to place it around the outside perimeter of the outlet.
A Delta Dust is intended for application with a hand or power duster, with a paint brush or by other suitable means, for hiding and runaway areas and other places where insects are found. We recommend removing the cover on the exterior electrical outlet and using a Bellow Hand Duster to apply the Delta Dust inside the electrical outlet and the areas between the outlet and siding. Without getting the dust inside the outlet, we can not predict if the Wasps will come into contact with dust if it is just applied around the outlet. When treating around electrical outlets, use dusters fitted with plastic or fiberglass spouts, or place a small section of rubber hose or plastic tubing over the metal tip to avoid contacting electrical wires. These tubes will also enable you to reach around corners and beneath cabinet voids that would otherwise be impossible to treat.
July 15, 2014
Amber from Ohio asked:
QHow long does it take to kill bed bugs?
A The kill time of Delta Dust Insecticide can vary depending on the age of the bed bug and other environmental conditions. However, it typically takes 3-7 days to kill bed bugs once they cone in contact with the insecticide. Delta Dust should not be the only product used in the fight against bed bugs as it does not kill quick enough.
July 9, 2014
Bob from Santa Ana California asked:
QWhat is the shelf life of Delta dust or eco pco dx dust?