Demand CS is a water-based insecticide concentrate that offers excellent indoor and outdoor pest control. Demand's micro-encapsulated technology means that when you apply it, it leaves thousands of micro particles that bind to the surface offering long-term protection and fast insect knock-down. In fact, Demand CS is up to 200 times more active on flies, mosquitoes, and other insects than other insecticides. Demand CS controls more than 30 common insects including spiders, ants, flies, wasps, fleas, ticks and bed bugs. It can be used both indoors and outdoors with little to no odor or staining.
|Active Ingredient:||Lambda-cyhalothrin 9.7%|
|Target pests:||Large variety of yard, home and ornamental pests. Scroll down for complete list.|
|For use in:||Indoors (Crack and crevice only), outdoors.|
|Application:||Always read the label for complete use instructions and restrictions.|
|Pet safe:||Yes, when dry.|
|Yield:||24 - 100 plus gallons|
|NOT FOR SALE TO:||NY, CT|
How Demand CS Works
To understand how Demand CS works you must first know what it is. Demand CS is a microencapsulated water-based formulation offering superior insect control. Compared to older pyrethroid materials that have been used for many years with declining results, it is up to 200 times more active on flies and other animal health pests allowing lower rates. And it’s designed not only to work better, but to work longer. Demand CS controls over 30 insect pests including: Ants, Bees, Carpet Beetles, Centipedes, Cigarette Beetles, Cockroaches, Confused Flour Beetles, Firebrats, Fleas, Ticks, and more.
Demand CS combines an advanced generation pyrethroid with a unique capsule suspension formulation for outstanding protection against numerous perimeter insect pests.
Once the formulation has been applied and dried, lambda-cyhalothrin, the active ingredient, is released from the capsules. Control will occur primarily through direct contact of the insect pest with the capsules, with lambda-cyhalothrin transferring directly from the capsule to the cuticle of the insect. It is also possible for the capsules to be ingested in the case of insect pests which preen themselves such as cockroaches.
Demand CS Target Pests
Large variety of yard, home and ornamental pests, including but not limited to:
PEST CONTROLLED WITH DEMAND CS: • Ants • Aphids • Armyworm • Azalea caterpillar • Bagworm • Bed bugs • Bees • Beetle • Black turfgrass ataenius • Black vine weevil • Bluegrass billbug • Boxelder bugs • Broadmite • Brown soft scale • Budworm • California oakworm • California red scale (crawler) • Cankerworm • Carpenter bees • Carpet beetles • Centipede • Chiggers • Chinch bug • Cigarette beetles • Clover mite • Cluster flies • Cockroaches • Confused flour beetles • Crickets • Cutworm • Earwigs • Eastern tent caterpillar • Elm leaf beetles • European sawfly • Fall webworm • Firebrats • Flea beetle • Fleas • Flies • Forest tent caterpillar • Grasshopper • Grubs • Gypsy moth larvae • Hyperodes weevil • Japanese beetle • June beetle • Lace bugs • Leaf skeletonizer • Leaf-feeding caterpillar • Leafhopper • Leafminer • Leafrollers • Lesser grain borer • Litter beetles • Mealybug • Midges • Millipede • Mites • Mole cricket • Mosquito • Oleander moth larvae • Parasitic Wasp • Pillbug • Pine sawfly • Pine shoot beetle • Pineneedlescale (crawler) • Pinetip moth • Plant bug • Red flour beetles • Rice weevil • Root weevil • Sawfly • Saw-toothed grain beetles • Scale insect (crawler) • Scorpions • Silverfish • Sowbugs • Spider • Spider mite • Spider Mite, (two-spotted spruce) • Spittlebug • Striped flea beetle • Striped oakworm • Termites • Termites, (above ground only) • Thrips • Tick • Tip moth • Tussock moth larvae • Wasps • Webworm, sod • Whiteflies
Target Uses of Demand CS Insecticide
Demand CS Insecticide Concentrate is ideal for general, broad-spectrum pest control, perimeter applications, and crack and crevice treatment indoors. Demand CS is also ideal for treatment of flying insects such as mosquitos, lawn and ornamental pests such as ticks and fleas, and crawling pests such as spiders, beetles, and scorpions. See complete list of pests below.
ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Lambda-cyhalothrin 9.7%
Demand CS Application Instructions
***Always read product label and directions completely before using!
Use indoors (crack and crevice only) and/or outdoors. Best applied with a 1 gallon sprayer. Apply to outside foundation and all entry points such as around windows, doors, etc. Always read the label completely before use.
8 oz. bottle yields 10-40 gallons of finished solution for standard application rates. Quart (32 oz.) bottle yields 40-160 gallons of finished solution.
Standard Application Dilution rates / Mixing Ratios for Demand CS:
- 0.2 fl. oz. (6mL)/gal. of water – 0.015% - light infestation, maintenance, general crawling pests
- 0.4 fl. oz. (12 mL)/gal. of water – 0.03% - moderate infestation
- 0.8 fl. oz. (24 mL)/gal. of water – 0.06% – clean-out, severe infestations, scorpions, spiders
Watch the video on this page for general use mixing and application instruction using a 1 gallon sprayer.
Demand CS is for use in the following areas:
In, on and around buildings and structures for the control of listed pests, including on lawns, ornamental trees and shrubs around residential, institutional, public, commercial, agricultural and industrial buildings; and parks, recreational areas and athletic fields; food handling establishments; livestock/poultry house structures; pet kennels
Use as a crack and crevice treatment only. May apply at 21-day intervals. Remove pets or children from treatment area until product is dry.
For bed bugs – Use 0.2-0.4 fl. oz./gal. of water. Do not apply to bedding or to mattresses or furniture surfaces where people will be laying or sitting.
May be converted to a foam for treatment in structural voids.
1 Gallon of finished solution will generally cover 1,000 square feet when using a hand pump sprayer for spot or perimeter treatments.
If using a hose-end sprayer, calibrate to 0.2, 0.4, or 0.8 ounces, and use 1-5 gallons of water per 800-1600 square feet. Higher volume applications will result in better coverage, particularly for mosquito control.
For ornamental pests – Use 1.5 – 5 fl. oz (44-148 mL) / 100 gallons of water – May be applied at 7-day intervals if necessary. Use lower dilution rates for more frequent applications or limit to spot treatment. The addition of a spreader sticker may increase application to waxy foliage.
When using large tank mixtures, use a buffering agent if necessary to keep pH from 5-7.
For lawn and turfgrass pests – Use 3.4-7 mL/1000 square feet or 5-10 fl. oz. / Acre
For thatch or subsurface inhabiting pests, use irrigation after application or higher water volumes to carry the active ingredient to the target pests.
See complete product label for additional instructions on outdoor applications.
Demand CS Features
- Pet safe when dry
- Virtually no odor or staining
- Low mixing rate is economical
- Labeled for applications in food-handling establishments
- iCap technology creates a longer-lasting, more effective insecticide concentrate
- Capsules protect active ingredient from UV rays, extreme pH, and porous surfaces
- Over 10,000 capsules of killing power in every square inch treated
- Up to 200 times more effective on mosquitoes, flies, and other insects than other insecticides
- Diluted mixture resists settling
- Can be tank mixed with almost all labeled insecticides, IGRs, additives, or synergists
- iCap technology and liquid concentrate reduce exposure risk during mixing and application
- Convenient squeeze and pour container makes measuring and mixing easy.
- Has no harmful effects on earthworms, soil processes, or soil microorganisms when used correctly.
Extra Tips for Using Demand CS
- Best applied with a hand pump sprayer
- 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. Some applications may require irrigation.
- Add Demand CS last when tank mixing with other products.
- Use with an IGR such as NyGuard IGR for control of all life stages of insects such as fleas.
- Store out of direct sunlight and extreme temperatures.
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70 of 76 people found this review helpful:
By Eric in Scottsdale, AZ on June 9, 2009
We live at the base of the McDowell Mountains in North Scottsdale where crickets, spiders and scorpions are everywhere. I applied Demand CS right before sunset and the following morning it looked like an atomic bomb went off in my yard. Dead crickets, black widow spiders, cockroaches and last but not least the follow evening a slowly dying scorpion in our bedroom that accidentally crossed the wrong path. In nearly three weeks since we applied the product, I have yet to see ONE single cricket, spider, or cockroach. Great product!
49 of 49 people found this review helpful:
By Lauren in Gates, NC on April 29, 2010
We own a log home and have been plagued by carpenter bees. We have tried several other products: powders, liquids, professional and home store strengths and this is by far the best! It is non staining and easy to apply with a garden pump sprayer. After application, we watched the bees hover a minute and then decide to take up residence somewhere else. Those that stuck it out, were dead in the morning. It is almost instantaneous! We also applied it to our barn and found it killed bugs that we didn't even know we had a problem with. Try this product= it works!!!
41 of 43 people found this review helpful:
Ants, crickets, and roaches no more...
By Gregory in Tempe, AZ on April 15, 2009
We have tried several pest control companies to eradicate our recurring summer sewer roach problem to no avail. When the city treats the sewer drains and manholes, the roaches come into our yard and house. We also live in an area with crickets and tiny black ants. Nothing seemed to stop everything until we tried Demand CS. I read the label carefully and found that the strongest wipe out dose was for scorpions. I carefully measured, mixed, and sprayed the yard, block wall, foundation, windows and doors. The next morning was like a nuclear winter. Dead roaches, ants, and crickets everywhere. Our gardener cleaned them up like leaves. We now use the maintenance dose every three months and have not had a pest in a year. Awesome Stuff!!!
34 of 35 people found this review helpful:
This is magic!
By Steve on September 4, 2008
Bought a neglected house with roaches all over the yard. After spraying 24 gallons of Dursban over a two month period I was still seeing too many roaches to count at night. I put Demand CS down and the next morning had over 60 dead roaches, 30+ more the following day and in 1 month and only 2 applications I'm down to 1 or 2 a day outside (dead) and none inside in a month. I've been outside at 11pm on hot nights and not seen one live roach! This is magic.
33 of 36 people found this review helpful:
By Sarah on December 29, 2006
Demand CS kills fleas that we could never get rid of before. Dead on contact.
Great for Carpenter Bees!
By Jim in Gainesville, GA on April 17, 2015
We started pre-spaying with Demand for the first time last year and have practically eliminated damage from the carpenter bees. Prior to spraying with Demand, we had numerous carpenter bee holes and lots of sawdust, not to mention the following woodpecker damage from their searching for the carpenter bee larva. Just this morning, I recommended Demand again to a friend. It works great!
By Jason in Fort Myers, Florida on April 16, 2015
the product was as advertised. The company sent me an email notifying me that the product had been shipped. I got the product within a couple of days and I'm very pleased with it.
Best in the West!
By James in Las Vegas, NV on March 4, 2015
If you need something to rid yourself of bugs, especially if you live in SCORPION TERRITORY, this is the VERY BEST to use, Demand CS. Works like a CHARM!!
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By Vicki in Clinton, IL on January 25, 2015
It is the best spider eliminator on the market . We had tried several products before Demand CS and the spiders were back in a few weeks. With Demand CS, we sprayed the outside the house in the spring and the effects would last all summer.
By David in Austin on November 24, 2014
I had a problem with millipedes--would usually see half a dozen a night crawling across the floors. After a crevice treatment along the baseboards, I am finding only dead ones.
By Jerry in Waynesboro, TN on November 16, 2014
this stuff is great, sprayed the exterior of my house and barn to get rid of the Asian Beetles, they will land and walk around on the surface that was sprayed and will die before morning. you do have sweep them up. This also kills more of the insects listed in your bug killers that you buy at your big box stores. Mix the proper amount with water in a sprayer and spray. The 8 oz. package will last a very long time, I mix 12 ml (.4 oz.) to a gallon of water.
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Miracle spray for box elder bugs!
By Dana in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 23, 2014
We have a HUGE tree in our front yard that has Box Elder Bugs! I have had them in homes in the past, and had professionals come and spray and they would still find their way inside. They are impossible to get rid of. We found this spray, and we find them dead all over outside, and dead in the windows, but we never see them live in the house! This stuff really is a miracle treatment for those darn bugs. I would recommend it to anyone who has them. Even though we bought if for the Box Elder Bugs, I am assuming it works for other bugs and spiders because we never see any of those in the house either.
Demand for Scorpion Control
By Dennis in Mesa AZ, 85212 on October 16, 2014
I have been using Demand for about 2 years now. The first year I sprayed at a minimum of once every three months, except for winter months. I saw a noticeable decrease in scorpion activity. This spring (April 2014) I sprayed again. From that time, till early Oct, I found one (1) live scorp in my garage. I found numerous dead scorpions in the garage, and around the yard in that time. To say I am very happy with this product would be the understatement of the year. All my friends with scorp problems now know about Demand. I live in Mesa AZ, and having pest control companies knock on my door is a weekly event. I tell them I treat my own yard. They ask what I use. When I tell them, they invariably say, "Oh, that's what we use too." I will continue to use it as long as they make it, lol.
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By Jean in Payson AZ on October 9, 2014
I have been using Demand CS at my home for about three years now. We were having a problem with carpenter ants, earwigs, spiders, scorpions, and other assorted creepy crawling creatures. We have been very pleased with this product and highly recommend it.
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By Terry in Nebraska on September 28, 2014
As a small business owner, your reputation is the best way to get new clients, Demand will help give you that reputation. I have Tried Lambda star an Cynora 9.7 to alleviate costs, but neither has the residual or knock down that Demand has, would highly recommend!
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November 12, 2010 Laure asked:
QWhat's the difference between Demand CS and Suspend SC?
ABoth products have an active ingredient that is classified as a synthetic pyrethroid, so they really are very similar in the way that they work. Suspend SC contains the active ingredient deltamethrin and is a bit more versatile when it comes to bedbug treatments though as it can be sprayed on mattresses, carpets (spot treat only) and on furniture (crack and crevice only). Demand CS cannot. Demand CS contains the active ingredient lambda-cyhalothrin, and it is micro encapsulated which will make it last a little bit longer in outdoor applications.
August 14, 2009 Shanae asked:
QIs Demand CS safe to use around children and pets?
What's the risk of transfer since Demand CS is capsulated? For instance, we have hardwood floors and we vacuum the floors and the baseboards. Can the insecticide be transferred from the vacuum to another surface (such as when vacuum rugs and couches) and increase the risk of contact?
AIf you are applying the product correctly, it should only be in cracks and crevices and other closed off areas. There should not be any issues with transfer effect like you are speaking of. Once you apply Demand CS, the tiny microscopic balls of insecticide will bond to porous surfaces and will not be removed by general cleaning or vacuuming. You should allow 30 minutes after application for the product to dry before cleaning or allowing children and pets to re-enter the room.
April 26, 2011 Sharon asked:
QDoes Demand CS kill stinkbugs?
AAbsolutely. Although stink bugs are not specifically on the label, the active ingredient Lambda Cyhalothrin in the Demand CS has shown great results on Stink Bugs. Many of our customers buy Demand CS for stinkbugs and the customer feedback has been great in regards to the results.
November 7, 2010 Curious asked:
QShould I mix Demand CS with Suspend SC and Gentrol?
I've seen the ability to mix Gentrol with either Demand or Suspend, but can all 3 be mixed? Seems this would offer the best combo for heavy knock down, lingering kill, and nymph control to potentially pyrethin resistant bed bugs. Also, can you confirm the pyrethrin resistance rumored in bed bug populations?
AThere are indeed strains of bedbugs that are resistant to synthetic pyrethroid insecticides. Synthetic pyrethroids such as Suspend SC and Demand CS are the man-made versions of natural pyrethrin insecticides such as Exciter or Pyganic Pro. There is no valid reason to mix Suspend SC and Demand CS together, it would not make either product work better or produce better results, though it could make treated areas repellent to bedbugs lessening the effectiveness of the treatment. Both Demand CS and Suspend SC can be mixed with Gentrol IGR for a good knockdown and to break the growth cycle of the bedbugs and their eggs. If you do have a problem with a pyrethroid resistant bedbug population, you should use Phantom and Gentrol together. Phantom is not a pyrethroid, it is from a class of insecticides called pyrrole and there is no known resistance from bedbugs to this product. We also highly recommend that you use an aerosol with a straw attachment such as Phantom aerosol for the small cracks and crevices and a dust such as MotherEarth D for long lasting residual control.
April 29, 2011 Jen asked:
QWhat is the best product for killing box elder bugs?
AWe have numerous products that are labeled for killing box elder bugs that work excellent. Demand CS is definitely one of our most popular and will work great on box elder bugs. In addition, Demand CS is labeled for almost any other insect you could have an issue with and can be used safely indoors as well as outdoors. It also has a long residual which lasts up to 90 days. It would be a great choice.
May 18, 2015
Christine from Montreal Quebec Canada asked:
QALL my cats got CHRONIC asthma from living in an apartment that was treated for bed bugs.
I am moving again for my cats since they have asthma. Now the roofs ongoing leak is causing my cats to have way worse than breathing difficulties. I am moving found a place..was treated for bed bugs 3 years ago so landlord says w this ...how long is it active.
A We recommend that you contact the landlord or the company that treated for the specific products that were applied. You then can check with the manufacturer of the products for safety and residual information. It would be a good idea to check with your local vet on what is safe for your cats and what is not with them having breathing issues.
May 14, 2015
Milc from Franklin asked:
QIs Demand CS safe to use on roses, hydrangeas, other flowering shrubs, and perennials, as well as lawn?
A Demand CS when applied per label should not harm non edible ornamental vegetation.
May 12, 2015
Matt from Oklahoma City, Ok asked:
QDo I need to plan my application of Demand CS around the rain?
We've had record rainfall the past week in my area with more rain on the way tomorrow, including flash flooding. What precautions should I take to avoid wasting my applications of Demand CS? Thanks.
A You should wait to apply Demand CS on a day when rain is not expected. The product cannot adhere to wet surfaces and rain would wash it away if the application had not had a chance to dry before the rain came. You should plan to have 24 hours without rain after the Demand CS application for best results.
May 9, 2015
Ron from Woodbine No 08270 asked:
QDemand CS kill carpenter bees?
How to apply?
A Yes, Demand CS will kill carpenter bees, Mix 0.4 fl oz of concentrate with a gallon of water. The finished solution should be applied with a one gallon hand sprayer as a coarse, low-pressure spray to harborage areas.
April 28, 2015
Phil from Stafford, Va asked:
QWhat is a good product to rotate with Demand CS?
I am looking to rotate another pesticide that does not use lambda-cyhalothrin. Demand CS has been wonderful but I do not want insects to build up a tolerance to it's active ingredient. Do you recommend another product that does not use lambda-cyhalothrin that I can rotate in with Demand CS?
A We do you could rotate Demand CS with Temprid Sc. Temprid SC (suspension concentrate) insecticide offers a unique dual mode of action by combining two powerful and effective residual insecticides: beta-cyfluthrin and imidacloprid -
April 24, 2015
Bob from Sullivan , Wi asked:
QIf the mix is 0.3%, how many gallons will the Demand CS make?
A If you mix Demand CS at the 0.3% ratio, it will make 32 gallons if you have the 8 oz bottle and 128 gallons of mixed solution if you have the 32 oz bottle. You will mix 0.4 oz (12 ml) of Demand CS per gallon of water.
March 13, 2015
Kim from Russell, Iowa asked:
QIs Demand CS ok to spray on painted cement siding?
The box elder bugs just hang out all over the front of our house on siding!!
A Like with all chemicals, we strongly recommend to do a test area first. Demand CS is listed to dry clear and is virtually odorless.
December 21, 2014
Kristy from Lafayette, La asked:
QWhat is the best product to use when trying to get rid of all bugs/insects?
I'm trying to get rid of roaches, spiders, small little grey bugs that keep coming out of no where. I've used some products from our near Lowes store and nothing seems to work, let alone last as long as they claim it's suppose to.
A Demand CS is definitely one of our most popular and will work great on spiders and roaches. In addition, Demand CS is labeled for almost any other insect you could have an issue with and can be used safely indoors as well as outdoors. It also has a long residual which lasts up to 90 days. It would be a great choice.
October 28, 2014
Brett from Lancaster, Oh asked:
QThe best all around spray for general use
What ever the gentleman that took care of our place before we relocated used was excellent. It was safe for pets and it had no odor. Is seemed to last foreever we would find dead insects on the floor up to a year later. He sprayed the same thing inside and outside the house and garage and we had no issues. I would love to find something like that. I have been reading but now I am confused.
A Demand CS would be a great choice for general pest control. It will hold up well to UV rays and rain and because it is a micro-encapsulated it works a little bit like a time released formula. Of course it will only kills those pests that contacted a treated surface so flying insects will always be a little bit harder to kill versus the crawling ones but Demand will take care of just about anything!
October 12, 2014
Austin from Detroit, Mi asked:
I have a one gallon sprayer for applying DemandCS. I have an unfinished basement that has some drywall in spots. There are a fair amount of spiders so I am trying to take care of that. When I spray along the top edge of the basement, after a few minutes I return and the application has dripped down the wall somewhat. Also around the windows you can see it dripping. I have the most fine nozzle I can put on the sprayer. Any techniques for this?
A The dripping of the Demand CS even after spraying on the fine mist setting can be a direct result of the actual sprayer or because you are spraying with your nozzle too close to the application area. Try standing and positioning the tip of your wand further back to test for drip and if it still happens maybe try purchasing another sprayer that is more of a professional brand such as out B&G Sprayers.