Phantom is an indoor/outdoor termiticide and insecticide that kills termites, ants, cockroaches, and now bed bugs, through a powerful non-repellent active ingredient. Pests can't even detect Phantom, so they walk right over it and then spread it to other insects hidden behind walls or in their home colony, killing every other pest they come in contact with.Â Phantom is virtually odorless, clear in color and provides superior pest control with a long-lasting residual.
|Active Ingredient:||Chlorfenapyr 21.45%|
|Target pests:||Termites, cockroaches, ants, bed bugs and more (see product label for complete list)|
|For use in:||indoors (crack and crevice only) and outdoors around the perimeter.|
|Application:||21 oz bottle makes 28 gallons of 1.25% solution for termites or 7 gallons (mix 3 fl oz. per gallon of water) for general pest control including bed bugs, roaches and ants.|
|NOT FOR SALE TO:||AK, CT, NY, MA, SC|
|Manufactured By:||BASF (Manufacturer Product Number: 59021551)|
How Phantom Insecticide & Termiticide Works
Phantom Termiticide/Insecticide is a non-repellent liquid concentrate that is diluted with water and usually applied with a pump sprayer. Phantom contains the active ingredient Chlorfenapyr, which belongs to a relatively new class of insecticides called pyrroles that are produced from microbes. Pyrroles do not metabolize into active insecticides until after they enter the host target pest. Chlorfenapyr disrupts the production of ATP in the part of the cell that turns food into energy, causing cellular death and ultimate mortality. Because this process is slower than other modes of action, Phantom can have a transfer effect similar to that of baits on social insects like ants, cockroaches, and termites.
Insects do not smell, taste, or avoid applications of Phantom. This means that Phantom can be used in conjunction with baits (do not spray on top of baits). Phantom also eliminates pest build up in one area, preventing pest avoidance of treated areas. The residual of Phantom will last for 30 days or longer. Phantom also has a high potency, so fewer applications are needed for effective treatments.
Phantom Insecticide / Termiticide Target Pests
Ants, termites, bed bugs, centipedes, beetles
PESTS CONTROLLED WITH PHANTOM TERMITICIDE/INSECTICIDE: termites (Reticulitermes spp. (R. flavipes, R. virginicus, R. hageni, R. tibialis, R. Hesperus), Coptotermes spp. (C. formosanus), and Heterotermes spp. (H. aureus); ants (acrobat, Argentine, carpenter, odorous house, pavement, pharaoh’s, pyramid); beetles (Asian lady, confused flour, darkling larva (yellow mealworm), saw-toothed grain); bark scorpions; bed bugs; boxelder bugs; centipedes, cockroaches (American, Asian, brown-banded, German, Oriental, and smokybrown); European earwigs; house crickets; house flies; paper wasps (not a knockdown agent); pillbugs; spiders (black widow, cellar); silverfish
Target Uses of this Product
Phantom is a Termiticide and insecticide labeled for indoor (follow the label carefully) as well as outdoor use. It combines nonrepellency, superior control, long-lasting effects, and the ability to control populations faster than baiting systems—all in a low-dose, virtually odorless formulation. Phantom can be used as a soil drench, wall foam or as a general use spray as desired.
Phantom is a popular choice for ants and cockroaches because it can be used in conjunction with baiting. Phantom is also ideal for bed bug control because it is non-repellent and effective for pyrethroid resistant strains of bed bugs. Because of its long residual and efficacy with these and other common household pests, Phantom is an excellent choice for apartments, hotels, or similar commercial properties.
*Phantom also comes in a convenient aerosol formulation for smaller jobs or crack and crevice treatments.
Though Phantom is labeled for use as a soil drench for subterranean termites, products such as Termidor SC are more cost effective and last longer in the ground.
ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Chlorfenapyr 21.45%
Phantom Insecticide / Termiticide Application Instructions
For termite treatments, use 4 gallons of 0.125% solution per 10 lineal feet of a 6 in. by 6 in. trench, establishing a continuous treated zone between the wood and other cellulose material in the structure and the termite population(s) in the soil. For pre-construction treatment to be covered by concrete slab, use 1 gallon of 0.25% finished solution per 10 square feet. Apply using a coarse spray nozzle and low-pressure spray (less than 25 psi). See our article How to Do a Termite Treatment for more details on liquid termite treatments.
Phantom may be converted to a foam for treatments in structural voids. Foam applications to voids above soil should be done with a wet foam (10:1 expansion ratio or less). See mixing table on the product label for dilution rates.
For general pest control indoors, applications should be made to breeding areas, nesting sites, hiding places, runways, and other places where pests are found or likely to infest. For use with only low-pressure directed spray application equipment. Use a 0.5% solution for crack and crevice or spot applications. Do not apply more than once every four weeks.
Always read the product label completely before use.
One 21 oz. bottle makes 28 gallons of 0.125% solution for termites or 7 gallons of general use spray for cockroaches and ants. A 75 oz. bottle makes 100 gallons of finished solution for termites or 25 gallons of general use spray.
Standard Application Dilution rates / Mixing Ratios for Phantom Insecticide:
*0.75 fl. oz. (22 mL)/gal. of water – 0.125% - most termite applications
*1.5 fl. oz. (44 mL)/gal. of water – 0.25% - small volume termite applications
*3.0 fl. oz. (88 mL)/gal. of water – 0.5% - general pest applications
*Use 4 gallons of 0.125% solution per 10 lineal feet for perimeter termite treatments.
*One gallon of 0.5% solution for general pest applications covers approximately 1,000 square feet.
Phantom Termiticide & Insecticide is for use in the following areas:
Pre-construction and post-construction termite treatments in and around residential, commercial, and industrial buildings; inside houses, apartments or other residential structures, meat, poultry and egg processing and packaging plants, the food/feed and non-food/feed areas of food-handling establishments and commercial, institutional and warehousing establishments; food service, manufacturing and processing establishments such as restaurants, cafeterias, supermarkets, mills, processing plants, bakeries, breweries, dairies, meat slaughtering and packing plants and canneries; schools, groceries and supermarkets, restaurants and cafeterias, hotels and motels, hospitals and nursing homes, warehouses and industrial buildings, laboratories, zoos, pet shops, computer facilities, sewers
Cockroaches: Phantom is effective against American, Asian, brownbanded, German, Oriental, smokybrown, and other cockroach species. Use a 0.5% dilution. Apply dilution as a coarse, low pressure spot or crack and crevice spray to areas where these pests normally inhabit or are likely to infest.
Limited spot treatment of Phantom dilution can be made to surfaces beneath cabinets, spaces between equipment or expansion joints, surfaces behind sinks, lockers, water pipes, cabinets, or other areas where cockroaches may hide. Reapply, if needed, every 4 weeks or more.
Ants: Phantom is highly effective against household and structure-invading ants, including the following species: acrobat ants, Argentine Ants, Carpenter Ants, odorous house ants, pavement ants, Pharaoh's ants, pyramid ants, and other species.
Apply crack and crevice or spot treatments of a 0.5% dilution to areas of known or suspected ant activity. Where possible, apply Phantom directly to ant nest(s) or nesting site(s) or ant-infested wood or structural voids. Reapply, if needed, every 4 weeks or more.
Bed bugs: Do not make surface applications to mattresses. Mattress treatments must be confined to the seams, folds and edges only. Remove linens and wash before reuse. Allow to dry before remaking bed. Use an approved product for other treatment areas. Not recommended as the sole protection against bed bugs.
Exterior application of Phantom is limited to spot and crack and crevice treatments where pests enter around doors, windows, eaves, attic vents, and holes in exterior walls where utilities enter. Apply a maximum of 1.2 fl. oz. of dilution per 2 square feet.
Phantom Termiticide / Insecticide Features
*Convenient tip-and-pour bottle makes measuring and mixing easy.
*Pests do not detect Phantom applications so they unknowingly contact and ingest Phantom during routine activities.
*Precision targeted application method means less product goes farther.
*Effective against a wide variety of household ants and cockroaches.
*Labeled for use in food-handling environments.
*Effective for pyrethroid resistant strains of bed bugs.
*Excellent choice to accompany baiting programs.
Extra Tips for Using Phantom Insecticide
*Store out of extreme temperatures and direct sunlight.
*Do not treat within a distance of one foot out from the dripline of edible plants.
*Do not make general surface or space applications such as for pantry pests in cupboards, cabinets, or containers.
*Do not reapply more than once every four weeks.
*Diluting more than recommended rates may cause product to become repellent and ineffective.
*Do not apply as a broadcast spray indoors or full perimeter application outdoors.
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37 of 44 people found this review helpful:
By Williams on June 1, 2010
Great Product, works well on ridding bed bugs. This product is not messy and leaves not build up or residue.
31 of 34 people found this review helpful:
By Geoff on June 10, 2010
I have used this product every spring for a number of years; simply spray around the outside foundation of the house and we are ant and insect free for the entire season. A trick we learned from one of the expensive exterminators we hired to get rid of carpenter ants. Now we do it ourselves and save big $$.
27 of 32 people found this review helpful:
By Lee on May 4, 2010
All crawlers scattered and were not seen by that night. None seen next day and I am still looking without finding any insects crawling. Great stuff!!!!!
21 of 22 people found this review helpful:
By Willard on July 26, 2010
We have had an opportunity to use the product, and have found it to be very effective so far. We were being bombarded by carpenter ants, and the little black ants but after treating with Phantom termiticide we seen them no more. Also in the past we used the Demand CS against an invasion of German Roaches and it was also very effective. I would like to say your products have been 100% effective. Thank you very much. Willard
19 of 23 people found this review helpful:
By FB on May 13, 2011
This stuff freed me from Bed Bugs. It's worth every penny and them some. If you aren't 100% certain how to use it hire somebody to use it for you. It works great.
By K on September 15, 2014
Good product, works well for the do it yourselfer.
Peace of mind
By Pete on August 28, 2014
We have a commercial property.Pest was our problem thus we found DO MY OWN PEST CONTROL over the internet.We called and they guided us over the phone.We are very happy with the help.This product really helped us.We are very satisfied. This and the other products we used are fantastic.
By Irv on July 29, 2014
The delivery timing was as promised,and it works as advertised. We will purchase from "do my own pest control" when we next need pesticides.
Very good product
By Anita on May 26, 2014
I bought this product because I had a case of bed bugs. I had removed the mattress/box springs and then I sprayed around the walls in the whole house. Every time I sprayed I would see the bugs because the spray interrupted their routine. I have since had all carpet removed and laminate flooring put in place. I sprayed around the walls before they put the laminate down. God willing, we are done with the bugs. If not, I still have this stuff that I can use. I also have not seen any other bugs in the house since using this product.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
Worked the entire summer.
By cj on April 6, 2014
Worked entire summer, but ants returned next spring.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful:
By Crystal on March 24, 2014
This stuff was nothing short of amazing. We tried almost everything in the past with no luck. Within a month the bedbugs were just about gone, now months later and no sign of them!!!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
This stuff works
By James on September 21, 2013
At one time I applied pesticides commercially and this stuff works, as long as you use it the way it was intended. To those that claim it isn't working, or it is feeding the pests thoroughly clean your house using bleach (It will clean up all residual pesticides) then clean it again to clean up the bleach residual, Use only this product and don't clean where it is applied with anything but water for a week and you will be bug free.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful:
By Richeson on September 10, 2013
The product has not had any effect on the roach infestation. The product also left visual residue on the hardwoods. The product was also expensive for lack of performance.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
Has worked well for me
By Mark on September 7, 2013
I live in a row home or "town house" in an east coast city and had an outbreak of bedbugs near two years ago. I had been given some of this product as it was used to treat my mother's apartment to rid of B-bugs and it works. I still find an occasional deadite b-bug and have even had a few encounters with one climbing a wall in broad daylight, this is not normal b-bug behavior and I suppose they are confused, poisoned and wandering to death, they move too slow to be healthy as far as I know. Anyway I do use subsequent application of diatomaceous earth after spray has dried or following day as this works hand in hand and not only for myself but my mother and a sister as well. I only have given 4 stars as in my, albeit half clay basement I still have daddy longleg spiders galore so I guess it isn't effective on all pest. One last thing , I was able to rid kitchen of annoying fruit fly and gnat issues as well just last summer. This years problem is flies in a backroom and so far so good. P.S. I have two cats and one dog and have observed no ill effects and all have had proper vet checkups since. I do however take precaution not to let the pets return until area sprayed is COMPLETELY dry. In it's liquid form this chemical can be dangerous for felines/cats so be smart and keep bottle well out of their way. Also Lol, I purchase form this site and shipping is within 3 days...cause it sucks to have to wait when in need. Good luck to all with b-bug issues it is a lot of work but they can be neutralized!
used for bedbugs
September 5, 2013
we used this to keep bedbugs at bay as we hadnt had any live ones in a long time, but we wanted to try something else. so far so good, we havent seen ANY kind of bugs at all! This stuff is easy to use and the smell is not too bad, I would reccomend this product :)
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September 8, 2009 Gerardo asked:
QIs Phantom Insecticide safe around kids and babies?
AYes, Phantom is safe while kids/babies and pets are in the house. Phantom is only strong enough to kill small insects. It is a good idea to keep pets and children outside or in another room while treating and then allow about 30 minutes for the products to dry. Once dry, it is perfectly safe for children and pets to re-enter the living space. Of course you should always store the products just like any other cleaning chemicals, out of reach of children and pets.
September 18, 2009 Cybele asked:
QHow effective is Phantom Insecticide for bed bug control?
I am experiencing a problem with bed bugs and recently had my apartment treated with Phantom. The technician treated not only cracks and floorboards, etc, but sprayed my walls as well. I'm reading the info on this website which says only to treat seams, not walls. Is treating the walls safe and effective? How many treatments will I need? Apartment was sprayed today and I have seen several live bed bugs and have felt several bites. Shouldn't it kill them immediately?
APhantom is quickly becoming the new preferred treatment for bed bugs. It leaves a long term residual that has shown to kill bed bugs long after you initially treat. However, it is not an immediate kill. When a bed bug crosses over an area that has been treated with Phantom, it picks up the product on its body, but it can take days to kill the bed bug. This is why you will still see bed bugs and still may get bitten, but the bed bug will die. Phantom is very popular now because bed bugs build up resistance easily to certain products and Phantom is a product that they have not shown resistance to yet. Any good company should treat every two weeks for at least two cycles. It could take more than two treatments depending on the severity of the situation. I cannot comment on the companies interpretation of the instructions, but treating cracks and crevices, baseboards, and other areas will ensure that when the bed bugs come out of hiding that they will cross a treated barrier. You should consider our Bed Bug Treatment Kits. They have a very high success rate and will save you lots of money over hiring another exterminator if they are not successful.
September 25, 2009 Frederick asked:
QHow much Phantom Insecticide do I mix per gallon for roach control?
I am regular customer of yours. I am very pleased with Phantom. However, in the manual it states that the dilution for roaches should be 3 oz per gal. I am a little concerned as you mentioned 1.5 oz per gal?
A The amount of 1.5 oz per gallons of water more pertains if you are using Phantom for a termite treatment. You should use 3 oz per gallon of water when applying for roaches or other general pest control insects.
The amount of 1.5 oz per gallons of water more pertains if you are using Phantom for a termite treatment. You should use 3 oz per gallon of water when applying for roaches or other general pest control insects.
August 6, 2009 Arvid asked:
QIs there a restricted entry interval following an application of Phantom Insecticide for cockroaches? Is there any personal protective equipment required for such re-entry?
APhantom is an odorless and very safe liquid insecticide. There is no requirement to wear anything special upon re-entry. You should always wear gloves when applying any pesticide, but unless you are in a completely closed rooom with no ventilation, you do not need a respirator. You should allow enough time for the product to dry and then it is perfectly fine to enter back into the space with children and pets. Usually it takes 30 - 45 minutes for the product to dry thoroughly. Always read the product label for full treatment instructions.
April 15, 2011 Tyler asked:
QPhantom vs Termidor
What is better for termites: Phantom or Termidor?
A Termidor is definitely the most popular termite treatment product available. Phantom was made more for indoor pest control and perimeter pest control treatments. Since Termidor is not labeled to treat around the indoors for pest control, Phantom was made to serve that purpose. Although Phantom is labeled for termites treating, it does not last nearly as long as Termidor does in the ground and it is also much more costly per finished gallon than Termidor is.
Termidor is definitely the most popular termite treatment product available. Phantom was made more for indoor pest control and perimeter pest control treatments. Since Termidor is not labeled to treat around the indoors for pest control, Phantom was made to serve that purpose. Although Phantom is labeled for termites treating, it does not last nearly as long as Termidor does in the ground and it is also much more costly per finished gallon than Termidor is.
May 5, 2014
John from Ormond Beach Fl asked:
QLarge volume of small black ants in a cinder block wall in a sun room. best treatment?
A We would recommend to use Phantom. Phantom is a non repellent that will be picked up by the foraging ants and transferred back to the colony.
April 16, 2014
Melanie from Jersey City, Nj asked:
QThe bed bug treatment guide says to treat every 2 weeks, do you reapply Phantom spray every 2 weeks?
Should you spray with Phantom 2 weeks later even though it has a much longer residual?
A Phantom is only labeled to be applied once every 4 weeks. The guide was written with the products like Bedlam and Temprid in mind that are in some of the kits and is only a guideline. You should always follow the instructions on each individual product. It is recommend to apply some products every 2 weeks, this is due to the life cycle of the bedbugs and how long it takes the eggs to hatch out.
April 10, 2014
Barbara from 12635 Day St. Walker La. 70785 asked:
QDo you have a smaller bottle Phantom I can use for Bed Bugs?
I have bed bugs and cant reed of them . I need help bad I have kids and on a fixed income. I have heard this is the best for them . Do u have a smaller bottle I can get please so I can spray. Thanks Barbara
Phantom Termiticide/Insecticide 20 oz is the smallest quantity of liquid concentrate. You may want to look into the Phantom Aerosol 17.5 oz cans. Mattress treatments must be confined to the seams, folds, and edges only. Remove linens and wash before reuse. Allow to dry before remaking bed. Use as a crack and crevice or spot treatment in areas where insects may harbor.
March 25, 2014
Stephanie from Hagerstown, Md asked:
QCan I just use a regular, pump spray bottle with Phantom?
Or do I need a specific kind of bottle to apply this product?
February 3, 2014
Paul from Fort Pierce, Fl asked:
QWhat is a good product to spray for ant control in Florida?
I live in Florida, the ant is a very small ant, appears typically after a rain.
A Phantom is a great choice for "social" insects such as ants or those insects that congregate together for nesting and feeding. Phantom offers a delayed kill that gives insects time to get back to the nest and infect other insects with the insecticide. Phantom is also a non-repellent insecticide which means that sensitive insects like roaches can not tell that it is there and they readily cross over the treatment area. Phantom is usually used indoors for current infestations as a crack and crevice spray only. Exterior applications are limited to spot and crack and crevice treatments around door frames, window frames, eaves, attic vents, and holes where utilities enter into the structure
January 25, 2014
Ken from Sacramento, Ca asked:
QWhat is the reason why I can't use Exciter with Phantom?
I have read the Labels of both Phantom and Exciter in addition to other sources which state "not to use Exciter as an additive with non-repellent insecticides", but have been un able to determine why. Is Exciter a repellent or does it interfere/interact with the active ingredient in Phantom?
A Mixing a non repellant like Phantom with a synergist like Exciter will cause the Phantom to become somewhat of a repellant and also speed up the knockdown which is counter productive because it doesn't encourage the domino effect as well as good as non repllants. Non repellants have a slower kill which allows it to spread much more thoroughly throughout insect populations through the transfer and delay effect. When you add a synergist to a non repellant you loose that added benefit.
January 5, 2014
Jeff from Shanesville Pa asked:
QI used all of the FenvaStar in my first treatment, can Phantom termiticide be used for second?
Big home ( converted barn ). Phantom is commercial sized. And will be doing basement for spiders and other pests, but doing interior of home for bed bugs.
A The Phantom is a great product for bed bugs and can be used for your second treatment. Keep in mind that for a large home you would need the 78oz bottle of phantom as the 21oz bottle only makes 7 gallons of finished solution which is less than the bottle of FenvaStar creates. Also, typical treatments for bedbugs are every 7-14 days until you can go 30 days in a row with no signs or bites from the bedbugs. Phantom you can only spray once every 30 days. Another option that would be better would be the Temprid SC. It can be sprayed every 7 days for bed bugs and covers a larger range of insects than the Phantom for general perimeter control.
December 17, 2013
H8pest from H8pest@gmail.com asked:
QHow is Phantom different from Termidor?
Don't they both have the same active ingredient as well as shared target pest? It seems like maybe Phantom is better indoors and Termidor is better outdoors but what is the reasoning for that?
A Termidor and Phantom are not the same in many ways. Phantom is an indoor and outdoor use product which is highly used for roach and ant infestations but does cover a small range of other pests. Phantom has the active ingredient Chlorfenapyr 21.45%, which is different from the Termidor which has Fipronil 9.1%. Termidor is labeled for OUTDOOR use only. It can only be used indoors to spot treat termite or insect activity inside wall voids (for example when treating a live termite infestation in a wall void) . It cannot be used indoors for ant or pest control other than inside wall voids. Termidor can only be used twice a year around the foundation of the home and only sprayed 18" up and 18" out when treating. Termidor is primarily used for Termite and ant infestations and has a better transfer than Phantom. Both products are similar in that they are non-repellant transfer insecticides.
November 14, 2013
Faith from Seymour, In. asked:
QTwo months ago, I sprayed what was left of the Phantom I had purchased a couple of years ago at a friends house and purchased Onslaught (and a new sprayer) to do my own place. She is wanting me to retreat her place but I don't want to buy a bottle of Onslaught just for her. Can I put Phantom over top of it? Will the chemical mixture change/be ineffective together? Thank you for your help.
A We do not recommend treating other properties unless you are licensed or if you are the owner. Phantom has a residual for up to 90 days inside as does Onslaught. You do not want to treat with another product after treating a couple of months ago. Wait another month before treating with either product.
September 30, 2013
Sharin from Hartford Ct asked:
QCan Phantom be used on carpets and chairs?
Phantom Termiticide is not labeled to be used as a broadcast on open carpeted areas. You should try to keep applications of Phantom Termiticide to small spots and cracks and crevices around the room, do not spray over entire surfaces where people come in frequent contact. It can be applied to the seams and folds of mattresses and upholstered furniture underneath the cushions