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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.
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|Active Ingredient:||Deltamethrin - 0.05%|
|Target pests:||Ants, Bedbugs, Cockroaches, Fleas, Silverfish, Scorpions, Sowbugs, Millipedes, and others
* See label for complete list
|For use in:||Residential & Commercial, Cracks & Crevices Indoors and Outdoors|
|Application:||1 lb. delta dust treats approx. 1000sq/ft.|
|NOT FOR SALE TO:||AK, CT, NY, RI (Use Drione Dust)|
|Coverage Area:||1 lb. Covers 1,000 sq. ft.|
|Shipping Weight:||1.12 lbs|
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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76 of 84 people found this review helpful:
By Jennifer on 09/28/2008
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!!!!
53 of 60 people found this review helpful:
By Rhonda on 06/23/2006
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.
46 of 50 people found this review helpful:
This stuff saved my sanity and my marriage!
By A in San Diego, CA. on 06/23/2011
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!
33 of 35 people found this review helpful:
Amazing againsts stink bugs!!
By Marilyn on 03/28/2008
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!
31 of 34 people found this review helpful:
By Carrie on 01/13/2007
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.
Death for Carpenter Bees
By Jonathan in Asheville NC on 04/24/2017
Bought 5LB Most likely it will be a lifetime supply since we did the house in about 1/2 lb. We never saw any bees quickly exit from use but the numbers have dropped significantly. Would recommend product.
By Robert in Marion, AR on 04/23/2017
We moved into a new construction home about a month ago. My wife noticed an army of ants along the base board and trim in our master. I used suspend sc from a backpack sprayer on the outside along window sills and the bottom of the house. I sprayed delta dust from the bulb duster (black bulb with needle tip) every 3-4ft. in between the baseboard and carpet in the bedrooms. I then mixed suspend sc with water in a spray bottle and sprayed it in the rooms that have tile along the corners and along baseboard. The next day no ants were in sight and I have many ant piles in my yard. This has worked like a charm for me so I recommend this product to anyone.
By Thanks. in Winston Salem NC on 03/22/2017
It's may be working I really don't know, I still see roaches!!!
Thank you for your comments! For a complete roach control program, we recommend to use additional products that have a faster kill than insecticide dust alone. We have excellent Roach Control Kits which contain the products recommended to combat a roach infestation completely, including roach bait gel, liquid concentrate, and Insect Growth Regulator (IGR). You can view these kits here: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/roach-control-kits-c-2_73.html We also have a great Roach Treatment Guide with more tips and videos: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/how-to-get-rid-of-roaches-a-458.html Please let us know if we can further assist you anytime
By Vanessa in Brookfield on 03/21/2017
The apartment we are renting was full of roaches and spiders. The first night living there i left a cup of orange soda out. It was infested of roaches. Ever since I placed the poison in the house I have not seen any. My best investment ever!
By Chris in Hilton Head, SC on 03/18/2017
We had a problem with USPS loosing my delivery even though their tracking said it had been delivered. I contacted DoMyOwnPestControl through their web site. After explaining the situation and answering sensible security question, I was promised a replacement. It arrived in two days. Great service. Now I am awaiting Carpenter Bee season to kick in so I can check out the product.
By Mosley in Denver, CO on 02/22/2017
I own Elite Pest Defense here in Denver, CO and I use Delta Dust in all cracks and crevices for a myriad of pests including spiders, earwigs and wasps. It does the job and it does the job well!
By Solomon in McDonough on 02/19/2017
The delta dust works really fast! On a Saturday morning, I got up and used my freshly ordered bulb and delta dust in all of the outlets. My wife suddenly stopped looking at houses on her tablet. She and I are suddenly more confident in our home and it feels good.
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By Troy in Miami Florida on 10/20/2016
Great Product. I had yellow jackets in my patio floor. I vacuumed maybe 200 inside a vacuum cleaner but they were still coming in and out. I bought different types of product to kill them but without spraying the nest directly they just continue to come and go as they pleased. I found this product online and it seemed to do the trick. I applied it in the night and in the morning it looked like a yellow jacket grave yard by my door by the patio. I recommend this product a 100%.
By Marlene in Turtle Creek, PA on 10/17/2016
Received in the mail - used that day - and the ground bees were gone the next...extremely pleased.
By Gary in Leo, IN on 10/05/2016
This product has definitely diminished the nest. However I had to use the product 3 times and the yellow jackets are still not all dead yet (over a 4 week period). It obviously takes time I guess. I probably collected over 400 yellow jackets either sickly or dead in our basement. It is working, but it's not 100% which I had hoped for sooner.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
06/14/2016 Lily from Los Angeles, Ca
QWould Delta Dust purchased 5 years ago still be effective now?
Used it to kill bed bugs, and applied it every 6-12 months since for prevention. Got some bed bugs now and dusted it again. Would it still be effective? (Stored it in the original container with the cap on, in the cabinet under the kitchen sink)
A For Delta Dust Insecticide†have a shelf life of around 3 years from the purchase date. We advise to reorder new product for a more effective treatment.†
For Delta Dust Insecticide†have a shelf life of around 3 years from the purchase date. We advise to reorder new product for a more effective treatment.†
06/05/2016 Diana from Rockaway Beach
QDoes Delta Dust kill bird mites?
05/28/2016 N from Hamilton Tx
QHow much Delta Dust should I need for a 1000 sq/ft house?
We have an old house that needs to be torn down but is infested with bees of some sort. House is about 1000 sq/ft.
A You will want to try and locate and directly treat the areas where the nests are behind the walls as much as possible. Drilling holes into the wall and puffing the Delta†Dust into the nests and entry and exit points for the bees is the proper way to treat and then give the dust time to eliminate the nest entirely. That being said, each 1lb bottle should treat roughly 1000 sq/ft, so depending on how heavy you plan to apply the product (dont apply too heavy or they can't easily move through the dust) would depend on if you would need more than one bottle.†
You will want to try and locate and directly treat the areas where the nests are behind the walls as much as possible. Drilling holes into the wall and puffing the Delta†Dust into the nests and entry and exit points for the bees is the proper way to treat and then give the dust time to eliminate the nest entirely. That being said, each 1lb bottle should treat roughly 1000 sq/ft, so depending on how heavy you plan to apply the product (dont apply too heavy or they can't easily move through the dust) would depend on if you would need more than one bottle.†
05/24/2016 Jessica from Readyville, Tn
QIs Delta dust safe to use with a 4 month old baby?
We have brown recluses and was thing about using Delta dust but didn't know if it was safe to use with our baby who is 4 months. What is the safest treatment option?
A You must keep the Delta Dust out of reach of children. When applied you must keep them refrain from the area until the product settles sufficiently for your treatment. Please let us know if you need further information.
You must keep the Delta Dust out of reach of children. When applied you must keep them refrain from the area until the product settles sufficiently for your treatment. Please let us know if you need further information.
05/14/2016 Mark from Attleboro, Ma
QDoes Delta Dust have a shelf life in the container?
A The shelf life of Delta Dust is 3 years form purchase date. It†should still be effective, as long as it was properly stored in a dry, moderate temperature area.
The shelf life of Delta Dust is 3 years form purchase date. It†should still be effective, as long as it was properly stored in a dry, moderate temperature area.
04/11/2016 Wil from Portland, Or
QIs Delta Dust a repellant?
If I dust an area where ants are traveling, will they cross it and come in contact with it dying?
A Delta Dust is not considered a repellent. It will kill ants that come in contact with it, but will not stop them from coming. Please be sure to check out our Ant Guide for the moest effective treatment options.†
Delta Dust is not considered a repellent. It will kill ants that come in contact with it, but will not stop them from coming. Please be sure to check out our Ant Guide for the moest effective treatment options.†
02/25/2016 Matt from Gilbert, Az
QIs Delta Dust safe around dogs?
A Yes, Delta Dust is very safe to use indoors around pets when used as directed on the product label. 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. †It is used in cracks and crevices where they do not have access.
Yes, Delta Dust is very safe to use indoors around pets when used as directed on the product label. 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. †It is used in cracks and crevices where they do not have access.
11/20/2015 Rob from New London
QWould Delta work on Asian lady bugs if applied to areas where they are coming in from the outside?
Is it safe for my health?
A Delta Dust†Is a great product to use to treat and prevent Lady Bugs. Be sure that you where a Respirator Mask when applying. It is safe for people and pets to re-enter the treated area after dust settles. We also recommend using a liquid spray concentrate outdoors to prevent these pests from entering the structure. Our Overwintering Kit contains a great combination of products for treating overwintering pests such as lady bugs, stink bugs, and boxelder bugs.
Delta Dust†Is a great product to use to treat and prevent Lady Bugs. Be sure that you where a Respirator Mask when applying. It is safe for people and pets to re-enter the treated area after dust settles. We also recommend using a liquid spray concentrate outdoors to prevent these pests from entering the structure. Our Overwintering Kit contains a great combination of products for treating overwintering pests such as lady bugs, stink bugs, and boxelder bugs.
10/28/2015 Andrew from San Francisco, Ca
QWhat is the difference between Delta dust and Alpine dust?
A The difference between Delta Dust and Alpine Dust are the active ingredients. Delta Dust is waterproof and contains deltamethrin. Alpine is a reduced risk dinotefuran dust. Both will last many months in undisturbed voids and treat many insects.
The difference between Delta Dust and Alpine Dust are the active ingredients. Delta Dust is waterproof and contains deltamethrin. Alpine is a reduced risk dinotefuran dust. Both will last many months in undisturbed voids and treat many insects.
10/28/2015 Carla from Crouse, Nc
QHow long should I leave my heat pump off after I apply Delta Dust to my crawlspace?
We are dusting a 28x48 crawlspace using the dustin mizer and delta dust. The duct work is under house but covered with plastic sheeting on underbelly (double-wide manufactured home). I see that directions indicate to turn off fans, etc and close vents. How long should I allow the dust to settle before I turn it back on?
A Depending on how heavy you apply the dust will play some part in it, but usually you can allow the dust†to settle for at least a few hours and it would be fine to resume normal use of the ducts since it is covered by the sheeting.†
Depending on how heavy you apply the dust will play some part in it, but usually you can allow the dust†to settle for at least a few hours and it would be fine to resume normal use of the ducts since it is covered by the sheeting.†