Drione dust is a non-staining, odorless insecticide dust with pyrethrins that kills a wide variety of general household pests including bed bugs, ants, roaches, crickets, centipedes, spiders, beetles, ticks, fleas, mites, silverfish and more. Effective for up to 6 months if left undisturbed.
|Active Ingredient:||Pyrethrins - 1.0%|
Piperonyl Butoxide - 10.0%
Amorphous Silica Gel - 40.0%
|Target pests:||Ants, Bees, Bedbugs, Boxelder bugs, Cadelles, Centipedes, Cheese mites, Cigarette beetles, Cockroaches, spiders, drywood termites, fleas, beetles, lice, pillbugs, scorpions, ticks, wasps, and more.|
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Active Ingredients: Pyrethrins - 1.0%; Piperonyl Butoxide - 10.0%; Amorphous Silica Gel - 40.0%
DESCRIPTION: Drione dust is a desiccant dust with a residual of over 6 months.
Drione dust is labeled for Ants, Bees, Bedbugs, Boxelder bugs, Cadelles, Centipedes, Cheese mites, Cigarette beetles, Cockroaches, American, Oriental, Confused flour beetles, Dark mealworms, Drugstore beetles, Drywood termites, Earwigs, Fleas, firebrats, Grain beetles, Grain mites, Granary weevils, Ground beetles, Lice, Millipedes, Pillbugs, Red flour beetles, Sawtoothed grain beetles, Scorpions, Silverfish, Sowbugs, Spiders, Ticks, Wasps, Drione dust may be used in non-food areas such as cracks and crevices in homes, office buildings, schools, warehouses, etc.
USE: Drione dust is best applied with a hand duster. Apply to cracks, crevices, wall voids, and underneath appliances. Do not apply in or around ventilation, vents, or HVAC units, or food areas.
Tips for using Drione dust:
* Within food areas, application of DRIONE® is limited to crack and crevice treatment only.
* Care should be taken to avoid depositing the product onto exposed surfaces or introducing the material into the air. Avoid contamination of food or food processing surfaces.
* For applications in non-food areas, apply a continuous visible film where insects hide:
- Underneath and behind stairs, refrigerators and appliances
- On, around, and behind moldings, shelving, baseboards, pipe openings, cracks and crevices
* For severe infestations, apply Drione behind cabinets and walls, in crawl spaces and attics.
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44 of 44 people found this review helpful:
By None on July 23, 2008
I spoke with Mike about a horrible problem I had. BEDBUGS! We got them on our travels from another state. Mike realized right away that I had a problem and the product arrived FAST! I rid my whole house of this menace in less than 2 weeks. Drione Dust is awesome. I have recommended this site to everyone who hate bugs as much as I do. Unfortunately, I pitched my 1920's wooden sleigh bed before I found this site. Drione works and kills within 24 hours.
31 of 31 people found this review helpful:
By KC on July 28, 2006
I had a huge problem with boring bees (had already killed 27 with a squash racket). I applied the drione dust to one of the many holes in my log house and then I started finding dead boring bees around my house. Now after 2 months I have yet to see any new holes or bees. Thank You
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By Tina on August 14, 2010
I live in an apartment and the management decided it was time to get the bed bugs treated. We were told the exterminators would come once a week for 3 weeks and after that we should have no more issues with bed bugs. After almost three weeks, we still saw no difference and were suffering from sleepless nights. A friend suggested Drione dust and I decided to give it a try since i was very disappointed with the on-going treatment. Drione dust proved to be magic and with just one treatment that I left on for 42 hours, I am happy to say 'Adios bed-bugs'. I strongly recommend this product for all those folks suffering. You'll need the Bellow hand duster with it as well.
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By Mark on April 17, 2007
Can't say enough good things about Drione Dust. It's been incredibly effective for me. I've cleaned out 3 or 4 yellow jacket nests with it. They were all within walls and cracks, so injecting it into the cracks at night was all it took -- just one application. I've also taken down large spiders with it, and just recently knocked out a nest of carpenter ants. I don't know how it works, but I don't care. Highly suggest purchasing the applicator/injector. Much easier to aim the stuff.
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By Donna on August 21, 2006
This is the second time we have a had a hornets nest in the last two years. The first time we paid a "pro" to come and do the job for us, who had to come back a second time to reapply. This time we tackled the problem ourselves (along with DMOPC) and there was not a single hornet coming in or out the next morning, thanks to Drione Dust. Great great stuff at 1/2 the cost. Thanks!!
Bye Bye Bees!!!
By Carol on September 9, 2014
Excellent product. Was looking for a dust to use for bees was discouraged when the one we wanted was not available for sale in NYS. I emailed customer service and they directed me to Drione. No more bees!! Just wish i tried this before the several sprays and foggers that worked but did not eliminate them. Drione worked wonders inside and outside well worth the money and would of saves us lots had we tried it before the sprays. Recommend it to everyone and will be purchasing it again next spring.
Drione Dust and Bellow Hand Duster
By Ann on September 8, 2014
I used Drione Dust with the bellow hand duster this summer to control dozens of cicada killers. The products seemed to work effectively, but time will tell. This will be an on going battle because I am sure I didn't find all of the tunnels to kill off the larvae. On the recommendation of other customers, I put some small pebbles in the bellow duster and that seemed to help keep the dust from clumping.
Carpenter Bees & Ants
By Billp on July 23, 2014
In 2000, I bought a cedar log house that was 10 years old and we were the 5th owners! Previous owners had neglected the carpenter bees and every spring/summer there was a virtual black cloud of them that hovered around the whole place! My kids used to chase them with tennis rackets for fun. I tried using various insecticides sprayed on the wood or mixed into stains applied to the wood, but they were not effective since the bees don't actually eat the wood, they just chew holes in it. I started using Drione Dust applied directly to the bee holes in the logs with a bellows hand duster and the results were almost immediate. Within a couple of minutes, females were abandoning their nests and dozens of them were falling helplessly to the ground. I have been diligent in using this product annually and as-needed. The key is perseverance since these guys come back to reproduce where they were born. Today I have virtually no carpenter bees to speak of and it's no problem to treat the occasional invaders on a spot basis. Drione also works GREAT for carpenter ants! I found a colony between the logs inside a little used coat closet recently. I forced Drione between the logs with the duster and within 15 minutes there were hundreds of little ant bodies scattered all over the floor of the closet! I'm sold!
By Barbara on July 17, 2014
One application...no more carpenter bees ! Don't know if they will return but I will be prepared. So far, very effective.
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Very Pleased with Results
By Robert on July 15, 2014
This is our second purchase of Drione Dust. We have found it very effective for black carpenter ants.
red devil elimination
By Al on May 4, 2014
I have been struggling to eliminate the Red Wasps. I could always slow them down but never get the nests I used Drione powder spraying under the shingles and cracks around the house concentrating where I knew was thier paths. Results from one application. No wasps in garage or house And very few in tbe yard. Very sucessful
By Pat on January 11, 2014
I bought this after doing research on the computer.the pest stuff you buy at stores does not have enough pesticide to kill anything really.all those major brand names are nothing.this is what you need.i sprayed it on some different insects and nothing moved after 5 seconds .and not one bug around my house.only bad thing is it did not ship when it was supposed to.but they refunded my shipping.I will always use do my own pest control.make sure you do the right measurements
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Good So Far
By Lashawn on December 13, 2013
I bought this about two months ago for apartment roaches and so far it seems to keep them out. I live in the city and it is hard to get these little suckers under control.. Would definitely recommend this product.
By Jay on November 6, 2013
Dusted area of infestation in a log cabin. Put dust in between the logs and checks. Kills almost instantly. Ants came pouring out and died. Continued coming out and dying for a day or so. Am going to use a ground solution and gel to be sure under the cabin in the crawl space to be sure eradicated.
By Fred on October 20, 2013
The dust is a little hard to use as a dust because here in Michigan it always seems to absorbs moisture so it is not a dry powder. It took about 2-3 days and two dustings to kill off the yellow jackets but it does work!!!
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February 14, 2010 Shannon asked:
QIs Drione Dust safe around people and pets?
I have a newborn and two dogs. If we were to buy Drione Dust and treat our house for ticks, can I have the newborn and dogs in the house while treating? If not, how long until we can go back into the house? Also, is it safe to be in the house after treatment with a newborn and two dogs?
ADrione Dust is a very safe product and also very effective. Like any product. you need to make sure you apply it as directed and read all instructions for it to work properly on insects and be safe for your family. Drione Dust is meant to be applied in cracks and crevices, underneath appliances and inside wall voids. If you apply it correctly and in these types of areas, it will not be accessible for your pets and children to come in contact with but it will be in the places that bugs like to hide. You do not have to remove the pets and children while you are treating, but it would be a good idea to have them in a different room while you are applying the dust. After 30 minutes have passed after you have applied the product, it is perfectly safe for them to be back in the room that you treated.
November 12, 2010 Laure asked:
QWhat's the difference between bedbug spray and dust?
ASprays come either in a can or a concentrate that you mix with water. Sprays need to be re-applied every 7-10 days in most situations. Dusts need to be applied with a hand duster and most last for around 6 months. When you are dealing with bedbugs, it is important that you use both a dust and a spray. The reasoning behind this is that while dusts may last a long time, they also take a long time to kill the bedbug(time that the bedbug will still be able to breed), bite and lay eggs. Sprays offer a faster kill, but do not last very long. Also, dusts must only be applied to areas that will later be inaccessible such as wall voids, under furniture, under carpets, etc. Many of the bedbug sprays can be applied to the mattress, box spring, couch and other areas that are a bit more sensitive. Professional standards require the use of both dusts and sprays. We recommend purchasing one of our bedbug kits as they come with all of the insecticide products you need to do a proper treatment.
June 20, 2010 Steve asked:
QWhat is the shelf life of Drione dust?
ADrione Dust will remain effective as long as it stays dry. You should keep the lid on at all times and keep it away from moisture. We have customers that have had Drione Dust for over 5 years and it is still effective.
April 10, 2011 Tyler asked:
QWhat's the difference between Delta Dust and Drione Dust?
Besides being waterproof, what is the difference between Drione Dust and Delta Dust?
AThe only real difference is that they are different active ingredients. Delta Dust has an active ingredient of Deltamethrin, and Drione Dust is a 1% natural pyrethrin. Both are very effective and our most popular dust products that we sell. They just kill the insect in different ways. Either is a great choice.
August 25, 2010 Nick asked:
QIs Drione Dust water proof?
If I were to dust the perimeter of my house and yard, would it stand up to water? And if not, what would you recommend?
May 4, 2014
Rebecca from Al asked:
QHow large an area will a pound of Drione cover?
I have 3 acres, and many yellow jacket in ground and ant hills throughout the yard.
A When using Drione Dust the idea is that you puff the dust into the individual holes. We would also recommend using the Alpine Yellow Jacket Kit.
March 12, 2014
Michael from Natick, Ma asked:
QCan I apply Drione dust to an area where I had bees entering last season to kill them this season?
I had bees entering an opening by my basement window at the end of last summer. I am afraid that they have a nest in my wall and want to kill them before they become active this spring. Can I apply Drione dust before I see any activity this spring?
A Drione Dust can be applied to voids and nest entry ways that had previous activity or current activity as the dust will last. You should apply using a dust applicator and when the bees are less active (at night or very early in the morning). Dusting entry points also helps with the treatment of other insects too.
September 3, 2013
Dee from Waldorf asked:
QDoes Drione Dust work well for killing fleas on concrete floors?
I have a infestation of fleas and springtails in my basement. The basement is unfinished so there is nothing but cement floors and insulation on walls.
A Drione is not labeled to be broadcast over floors so we would not recommend it for this use. If the floorplan is wide open and there are no obstructions, we would instead recommend Precor Fogger Plus for this area. The Permethrin in Precor® Plus Fogger immediately kills adult fleas, while Precor IGR prevents pre-adult fleas from creating new infestations of breeding, biting adults.
July 25, 2013
P from Rainier, Wa asked:
QIs Drione Dust being manufactured anymore?
A Yes, we sell Drione Dust in one and seven pound pails with free standard shipping.
July 10, 2013
Dan from Atlanta, Ga asked:
QWhat should I use if I have bees on the outside wall of my house? I want to exterminate them.
They are behind the painted wood of the outside house. I can see where the bees are going in and out, but can't see the nest. Is Evergreen Pyrethrum Dust 1% strong enough to kill or do I need Drione dust? Or is their something else you would recommend? I have a dog and want the least toxic possible.
A As long as you are keeping the dog out of the area while you are doing the treatment and keeping the bottle of dust out of its reach, either product you mentioned will be safe for you pet to be around. A dust is definitely the best way to go for a bee nest as it will take the product back to the ones you dont see, just by treating the entry hole. The Drione dust would be our recommendation and will provide a little longer residual. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
June 27, 2013
Russ from Tucson Az asked:
QCan you apply Drione through the toilet to treat septic systems of roaches?
A Drione Dust is not labled to be used in toilets, drains, sinks, or septic systems.
May 21, 2013
B.brew from Ilion,ny asked:
Qhow well does the bee drilling kitswork in NY you sell ?bil
A Drione dust works terrific in treating bees. With the application of Drione dust in the holes, the adult bees will pick up the dust and transfer it into the holes to the larvae.
August 1, 2012
Irene from Yonkers Ny asked:
QWhat can I use to rid ground hornets in my yard
A You can use Drione dust directly applied to the nests with a hand duster for ground hornet control. We recommend that you either treat very late in the evening or very early in the morning to minimize the risk of attack. You should note that Drione dust takes a few days to kill the hornets and will not immediately knockdown the insects.
July 18, 2012
Albert from Bedford, New York asked:
QCicada Killer Wasps. I have established nests and would like to kill the eggs that have been deposited.
1. Pyrethrin spray in hole 1st -- then Drione Dust for established nests. 2. Drione Dust in hole 1st -- then Pyrethrin spray for established nests. 3. What's best to use for new nests made that day? 4. Should I keep the area dry if using either of the above? 4. What's the closest I can get to Cymethrin and the strongest that can be shipped to me (I live in New York State)?
You can spray pyrethrins in the individual holes and then after the application dries dust each of the hoels with Drione dust (the Drione dust will not work when wet). Below is the usual recommendations for cicada killer wasps: Cicada Killer wasps thrive in disturbed environments, such as landscaped yards and places where bare soil is exposed. You can discourage the wasps from nesting in your yard by cutting your grass on the highest setting and by adding a thick layer of mulch to flower beds during the Cicada Killer Wasp season. These wasps do not like over saturated lawns either, so over watering during their season will help prevent them. Unfortunately, there is no fool proof way to prevent cicada killer wasps. For current infestations, you would need to use Drione in each individual burrow.
We also like to let our customers know that the Cicada Killer wasps are beneficial insects that provide free pest control for a couple months each year. Cicada killer wasps paralyze and provision their burrows with other insects to feed their young. The beneficial Cicada killer wasps, while large and intimidating to see, are mostly harmless and there have been very few reports of anyone getting stung by just being near them. In most cases where a sting was reported, the wasps were being held or molested in some way.
You can spray pyrethrins in the individual holes and then after the application dries dust each of the hoels with Drione dust (the Drione dust will not work when wet). Below is the usual recommendations for cicada killer wasps:
Cicada Killer wasps thrive in disturbed environments, such as landscaped yards and places where bare soil is exposed. You can discourage the wasps from nesting in your yard by cutting your grass on the highest setting and by adding a thick layer of mulch to flower beds during the Cicada Killer Wasp season. These wasps do not like over saturated lawns either, so over watering during their season will help prevent them. Unfortunately, there is no fool proof way to prevent cicada killer wasps. For current infestations, you would need to use Drione in each individual burrow.
June 23, 2012
Mary from Dade City, Fl asked:
QWhat is the best way to irradicate brown recluse spiders using Drione Dust?
You would want to dust behind and underneath furniture, appliances, garage perimeter and inside wall voids. All dusts pretty much work the same way and all are OK on spiders. But the inherent problem is that spiders are hard to kill because they do not groom themselves. Unlike other insects that walk over dust, get it on their legs, and then groom themselves, spiders do not groom their legs and therefore do not ingest the dust as easily. For this reason, glue boards and sprays are typically used more often. We have a spider kit that is very popular for brown recluse spiders and all spiders in general that we would recommend.