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james from philadelphia,pa. asked:

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Does Phantom have its own brand of spray equipment?
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No, Phantom does not have its own brand of spray equipment. You can use a regular hand pump sprayer for most applications.

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Bob from Everett, WA asked:

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How do I kill and control "sugar ants"?
Our vacation home is located near Chelan Washington on the Columbia River. Every spring we get hit with waves of what locals refer to as sugar ants. Very very small ants that get into anything that looks like a food source. Even had them get through screw top lids on 1 gallon plastic mayo jars used to store dog food. Currently I use boric acid powder sprinkled on their trail but I'm concerned about exposure to family dogs. Anything safer and better??
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Phantom would be a good choice for ant control. Phantom should be applied around baseboards, door frames, window frames and places where utilities (cables, pipes and wires) enter through the wall as these are the most likely places for the ants to enter/exit. You can also treat all around the foundation of your home and the exterior window frames, door frames and places where utilities enter to stop the ants from gaining access in the first place. Phantom is a non-repellent insecticide that has a delayed reaction which allows ants time to get back to the colony and spread the product. In essence, the ants will not be able to tell that the product is in place and they will pick it up on the fine hairs all over their body and inadvertently carry it back to the colony where over a course of a few days it will knock out the entire colony. Phantom works really well because you don't have to worry about whether the ants will all take the bait, they just need to walk over the treated areas. Phantom comes in two formulations, concentrated liquid and aerosol for your convenience. Be sure to keep your pets out of the area while you are treating and they can safely return to the treated areas as soon as they are dry, usually 1-2 hours.

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carol from florida asked:

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Best ant bait to use in an open crawl space?
My house is on piers with an open crawl space. I am having problem with small protein eating ants coming in from where the wall meets the wood floors. I have used your Advance granular, which they do like, but the granules are usually too large to fit through the opening in the floors/wall cracks (I see where they have carried the granules back to the crack but left them). I have cats and there are outdoor animals (raccoons, possums, etc.) that travel under my house, so I want the least toxic method to get rid of these ants. What do you suggest to use indoors as well as outdoors? I have been told that applying petroleum jelly around all the piers and pipes that connect to the ground will keep them out, but I certainly don't want to take on that job!
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Phantom Aerosol would be a good choice for you. Phantom should be applied around baseboards, door frames, window frames and places where utilities (cables, pipes and wires) enter through the wall as these are the most likely places for the ants to enter/exit. Phantom is a non-repellent insecticide that has a delayed reaction which allows ants time to get back to the colony and spread the product. In essence, the ants will not be able to tell that the product is in place and they will pick it up on the fine hairs all over their body and inadvertently carry it back to the colony where over a course of a few days it will knock out the entire colony. Phantom works really well because you don't have to worry about whether the ants will all take the bait, they just need to walk over the treated areas.

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Jasmin from Newark, NJ asked:

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Can I use phantom in the drawers to my dressers? There are silverfish eating my clothes.
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You can use Phantom in the cracks and crevices in the dresser drawers if you remove all of the clothes from the dresser prior to the application and you allow the application to dry before putting the clothes back.

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Jasmin from Newark, NJ asked:

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Can I use Phantom Aerosol Spray around light fixtures on the ceiling?
I believe there are silverfish and spiders coming out of the light fixtures since I always see them on the ceilings.
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You can use Phantom around the light fixture as long as you take care not to spray it directly onto exposed wiring or electrical components as it is a liquid.

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Cindi from Cocoa, FL asked:

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Is it okay for me to use Phantom in places other than cracks and crevices?
I know it says on the label to use in voids, cracks, crevices and spot treatment, but the places the ants are coming from are beneath my baseboards. Is it okay for me to spray along the baseboards around the house, including the living room and kitchen? And when it says use in a well ventilated area, do I need windows open or can I just blast my air-conditioner and turn on the fans after application? ( By the way, I find your site extraordinarily informative, I really love it! )
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You can spray the bottom of the baseboards with Phantom but do try to aim for the cracks at the bottom of the baseboards where the ants are emerging. Most homes are pretty well ventilated but if yours is not then you should indeed open a window for a few minutes while you are applying the product. We appreciate the compliment on our website!

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Karen from Owensboro, Ky. asked:

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My apartment is infested with ants and I also have a problem with a insect that looks like a flying ant. Is th
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The flying ants are trying to fly away to make a new nest but should die off pretty quickly but they are a good indicator that there is a nest located somewhere nearby. Phantom Aerosol would be a good choice for ant control indoors. Phantom is a non-repellent insecticide that has a delayed reaction which allows ants time to get back to the colony and spread the product. In essence, the ants will not be able to tell that the product is in place and they will pick it up on the fine hairs all over their body and inadvertently carry it back to the colony where over a course of a few days it will knock out the entire colony. Phantom works really well because you don't have to worry about whether the ants will all take the bait, they just need to walk over the treated areas. Phantom should be applied around baseboards, door frames, window frames and places where utilities (cables, pipes and wires) enter through the wall as these are the most likely places for the ants to enter/exit.

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Carrie from Kansas City,MO asked:

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I have ants in every room of my house! I don't see a trail, how do I get rid of them?
The ants are in every room, bathroom, hallway, ceilings, floors. They are very small, and I never see them in large groups, just one here, one there. I cant find a trail. Ive been using Terro, but, only about 20-30 will eat off of it. I think I see some of them go into the metal ring around my kitchen sink. How do I get rid of them if there isnt enough eating the poison to take homme to momma? How do I kill them?
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Phantom Aerosol would be a good choice for you. Phantom should be applied around baseboards, door frames, window frames and places where utilities (cables, pipes and wires) enter through the wall as these are the most likely places for the ants to enter/exit. Phantom is a non-repellent insecticide that has a delayed reaction which allows ants time to get back to the colony and spread the product. In essence, the ants will not be able to tell that the product is in place and they will pick it up on the fine hairs all over their body and inadvertently carry it back to the colony where over a course of a few days it will knock out the entire colony. Phantom works really well because you don't have to worry about whether the ants will all take the bait, they just need to walk over the treated areas.

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Kristin from Ames, Iowa asked:

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Can I spray Phantom in bins with my stuff?
I am moving and I am packing all my items that cannot be put in the dryer in plastic storage containers. The PCO that my parents use gave us a can of Phantom, and I was going to spray my things with this and then seal the containers with duct tape. Also, can Nuvan/Hot Shot Pest Strips be used after the Phantom is sprayed? This is for bed bugs, by the way. I do not want them to come with me.
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Phantom should only be sprayed on the areas that are listed on the product label. Phantom should only be used in cracks and crevices around baseboards, door frames, window frames, around the edges of mattresses and boxsprings, etc. Phantom is not labeled to be sprayed all over personal items or as a space spray for your bins. Stick with the Nuvan strips for the sealed bins. Be sure to loosely pack items in the bin so that the vapor can circulate sufficiently.

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Hanna asked:

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Can I continue to steam where I've applied Phantom to get rid of bed bugs?
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You cannot steam where you applied Phantom because the heat will cause the residual to deteriorate. The residual from Phantom lasts approximately one month.

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christine from sd asked:

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Can you spray Phantom on your bed, babys furniture? is it safe? Is this product known to cause cancer?
A man came in today and sprayed for bedbugs with phantom. He sprayed the baseboards and the permiter. my living room furniture, my babys bed, the dog bed and my mattress and boxspring? is it still safe to sleep on? and what should i do if not? Is this stuff toxic? He had my one year old, my dog and myself stay in the house while he was spraying.
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We cannot comment on any work done by a pest control company for liability reasons. We can tell you that the areas you mentioned that were sprayed with the Phantom are listed as areas that can safely be treated on the Phantom Aerosol product label. You do need to let the treated areas dry before you use them and you do need to cover the mattress with a sheet before you use it again. Phantom is safely used in homes everyday to help eliminate bedbug infestations.

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Marc from charlottesville, va asked:

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I need an insecticide european hornets will take back to the nest and kill the queen
I have lots of european hornets at night at my windows. I was hoping at I could put a light out with a disk under it that the hornets would get on themselves and then take back to the nest. Is there such a thing? I tried Phantom but it seemed to kill too quickly as there were 20 dead hornets on the deck in the morning.
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There are no products on the market for European hornets like you have described. Phantom would be a pretty good choice but if you were not satisfied with the results from that product you could try Termidor SC. Termidor has a little bit more of a delayed reaction time and it has one of  the best transfer effects on the market.

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Joanne from Gig Harbor, WA asked:

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Does Phantom contain pyrethroids/permethrin?
I have two indoor cats, one with asthma, and I know that permethrin is highly toxic to felines. I donít feel that it is safe to use even if instructions are followed. Please advise.
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Phantom does not contain permethrin or any other synthetic pyrethroids. The active ingredient in Phantom is Chlorfenapyr which is from a different class of insecticides known as pyrrole. When applying Phantom (or any other insecticide) all pets should be removed from the area and they should not return until the area is completely dry and vented. Most insecticides only cause issues for felines when the animal is allowed to have contact with treated areas while they are still wet. In any case if your cat has specific issues we highly recommend that you consult with the animals veterinarian before applying any insecticides.

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william asked:

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Is Phantom Aerosol dangerous for pregnant women or children to be around?
I have a girlfriend that is pregnant and I need to get rid of the pests before the baby comes. I want to know Phantom Aerosol is organic or if it is at all fatal to pregnancy or kids.
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All children, pets and people not performing the application should be out of the area that is being treated. They can safely return as soon as the Phantom has had a chance to dry. Phantom does not pose any specific threat to pregnant women than any other person and no special precautions need to be taken other than the pregnant woman should not be present at the time of application. Phantom is not an organic product, it contains man-made chemicals. Be sure to read and follow the Phantom product label.

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yuen asked:

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what is the difference between bed bug treatment kit with phantom spray and bedlam spray?
I bought the bed bug treatment with the phantom spray but I found that your q and A seems to recommend the bedlam spray. What are the factors I should pay attention to when using the phantom spray. What are the advantages of using one spray over the other.
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There are many factors that we considering when answering a customer submitted question. Phantom is one of the top products on the market for bedbug infestations but for some customers it is too costly. Phantom is a non-repellent insecticide which means that bedbugs would not be able to detect that it is there and they will readily walk through treated areas. In the Q&A that you are referencing the other customer could have been using other synthetic pyrethroids in the same are which would have interfered with the non-repellent qualities of Phantom or there could have been a budget concern. Also the customer who submitted the Q&A you are referring to may have lived in a state where Phantom is restricted.

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Dante asked:

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Can I use Phantom inside concurrently with Termidor outside?
Is it OK to use these treatments at the same time, or should I treat with Termidor first and wait a certain amount of time before treating inside? Want to make sure I don't compromise efficacy of either product.
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You can indeed use Phantom Aerosol indoors while at the same time using Termidor SC outdoors. Both products are non-repellent and both products have a delayed reaction kill which means they will not interfere with each other.

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Joyce asked:

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Why do the instructions with Phantom aerosol say to use it only every 28 days?
The Q and A on this site says Phantom lasts only 7-14 days as a residual, no different than anything else. So why, then, do the instructions limit the application to only once in every 4 weeks? I have seen this limitation for no other pesticide for bed bugs.
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In the specific question that you are referencing, the person was also using Bedlam for spot treatments and it is Bedlam that should be re-applied every 7-10 days. Phantom has a residual that lasts about a month for bedbug control. The manufacturer of Phantom has spent a lot time, money and resources testing the efficacy and residual of their product for bedbugs. Their latest test results do indicate that Phantom will last about 30 days for bedbugs. We always recommend that your read and follow the product label on every product.

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Amy asked:

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Why can't one buy Phantom in NY?
I love your website.
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Some states have certain regulations and restrictions regarding pest control products. New York is the most restrictive state, and they do not allow us to ship most insecticides to residents that live there. We do have a page just for New York resident, so that they may see what products we are allowed to ship to to New York : NY Pest Control Products. We are glad that you liked our website!

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Jason asked:

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Has there been any report of bed bugs becoming resistant to Phantom?
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Phantom Aerosol Spray is currently one of the most promising products for bed bug control available right now.  It has shown very good results against bed bug colonies that are resistant to other products and to date has not shown any resistance to the Phantom itself.

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Brenda asked:

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Can I spray Phantom and then later on spray Bedlam over the same area?
Can I spray Onslaught and Phantom over the same area at different intervals? There is a small spot area underneath my computer table where the bugs are especially active and probably live between the floor tiles. I would like to spray the Phantom for long-term control and the Onslaught or Bedlam for more immediate control.
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You should apply one or the other, but not two in the same place.  All of the products you had mentioned are very good products and it really is overkill to apply two in the same place.  Bedlam and Onslaught may work a little quicker than Phantom and because of this it would not benefit you to spray Phantom over another product.  The Bedlam and Onslaught will kill the bugs just the same, and adding Phantom would not make them work quicker or more effectively.  All of this being said it would not hurt anything to apply Phantom over the same area, but it would not be very cost effective.

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