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06/13/2015Philip from SAGINAW asked:

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Is this Suspend SC safe for wildlife (birds, lizards) and beneficial insects?
I am concerned about affecting birds, lizards, and earthworms if I were to use this product.
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Suspend SC is not selective and will eliminate any insect that contacts the treated area, including beneficial insects. You can help eliminate the impact on beneficial insects by limiting the application to only areas where actually needed. After the prdocut has dried it is not harmful to other animals.

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06/12/2015Helen from Windham CT asked:

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Living in CT and live Suspend SC
I bought this product when living in NC but have moved to CT. It says this cannot be shipped to CT. Is there another comparable product that kills ticks as effectively? I would like one exactly like Suspend SC
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Fenvastar EcoCap would be a great product to consider. It works just as well as Suspend but can be shipped to CT.

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06/05/2015Laura from Broadway VA asked:

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Caterpillar infestation on my evergreen and rose bushes
I have sprayed Sevin concentrate 2 days in a row and my bushes are still filled with them. Help
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Suspend SC is labeled for Caterpillars. Directly spray the plant foliage and nest. The larvae are usually easy to contact if spraying is done in late morning when the larvae congregate on the tent surface to warm in the sun. Mechanical control is also helpful with this pest. The egg masses are easy to spot after the leaves have dropped in the fall. Simply clip off and crush or drop into a bucket of soapy water.

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05/30/2015L. from Philadelphia, PA asked:

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Are you sure Suspend SC is safe to use if you have cats?
I read that cats cannot process pyrethrins. While Suspend SC is supposed to be applied to crevices, the carpet still gets damp where it meets the wall and sometimes you'll get a puddle under the stove or fridge where you have to wipe up the excess. Have any long term studies been done around pets?
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Suspend SC is labeled to be safe for pets if they are not in the area during the application and while the surfaces are still wet. Once they are completely dry, they can return to the area that you have applied the product. The product will not reactivate if it gets wet again. Please contact Bayer for information on the studies that they have performed for long term safety. They can be reached at (800) 331-2867.

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05/30/2015daniel from dracut, ma asked:

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I just had my house treated for springtails using Suspend SC and approximately 6 hours after being treated I
noticed significantly more activity from the springtails than normal. Is this common before the chemical starts to take effect??
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Suspend SC can take up to 24 hours to work. It is not a contact kill and needs time in order for it to work. Please give the product more time for it to work. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

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05/28/2015Bob from Cincinnati, OH asked:

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What is the best pesticide for carpet beetles to use indoors that won't harm a cat?
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Please visit our Carpet Beetle Control Page.

Vacuuming: Carpet beetle larvae like to feed in dark, undisturbed locations like closets, attics, basements, and storage areas. The wide availability of food sources for the larvae (including dust and lint, and pet hair) makes vacuuming the best way to ensure there is minimal food for the larvae to feed on. Vacuuming can also help to remove the larvae and adult beetles already in the home. Regular vacuuming and laundering of rugs, furniture, and linens can help to ensure the beetles are removed and have no food source. If you find a contaminated item, bag and remove this item from your home, if possible.

Proper storage: Before storing silks, woolens, or furs, dry clean as the beetles are attracted to stains and soiled garments. Store in a well-sealed container, using mothballs. Mothballs can limit the beetle’s attraction to the wool or silk. Store pet food, dried meat, and other dried animal products in a well-sealed container.

Insecticides: For things that cannot be washed or dry cleaned, insecticides are the best bet for prevention and eradication. Both Talstar P and Suspend SC are excellent products to use.

Insecticides can be used for spot-treatments, as a boundary at the edges of rugs, under rugs, under furniture, walls and floors of closets, shelving, cracks, and lint or dust accumulating areas. Be careful around oriental rugs or other fabrics, as some insecticides can stain. Never spray clothing or bedding with insecticide, and always read instructions. They are safe for pets if they are not in the area during the application. The pets can return once the surfaces have completely dried.


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05/26/2015Dan from virginia asked:

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Does Suspend SC leave a visible residue on the treated surface?
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Suspend SC dries clear on treated surfaces.

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05/26/2015Luther from Manvel,tx. asked:

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What pests does Suspend SC defend against?
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Suspend SC  will eradicate many insects including ants, carpet beetles, firebrats, fleas (outdoors), ticks (indoors), gnats, midges, centipedes, millipedes, pillbugs, sowbugs, elm leaf beetles, ground beetles, asian lady beetles, bees, boxelder bugs, cockroaches, flies, spiders, scorpions, mosquitoes and many others. Please refer to the product label for the full list of pests and mixing/application instructions.

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05/25/2015Ron from Toano, VA asked:

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How long does Suspend SC typically take to kill?
I have been having a huge Wasp and Carpenter Bee problem this year. My children are too scared to step outside. They cover the bushes out front. My wife and I have counted at least 2 dozen or more at any given time. I have sprayed a 1oz to 1gal mix of Suspend SC to the bushes they congrigate on. I used about 1.5 gallons of mix onto all the bushes. I assume the pole they collect will be taken back to the nest(s) and will infect the queens, eggs, etc. What is typical time to take effect for Flying Insects such as Wasps, Bumble Bees, Carpenter Bees, etc. How long after treatment should I expect to see a reduction in the number of these insects. Also assuming proper exposure to the treated area, what is the typical time for Spiders, etc. to die?
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The amount of time it takes Suspend SC to kill will depend on how bad the infestation is. It could generally take 1-2 weeks. The rate that was used of Suspend SC per gallon of water is fine. It is a residual so it does need time for it to work. This treatment can be done every 21 days outdoors.

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05/21/2015Norma from WARRENSBURG MO asked:

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Will Suspend SC kill the larvae and eggs of carpet beetles?
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Suspend SC will kill adult Carpet Beetles that come into contact with the treated areas. Carpet beetle infestations can be very difficult to control. The best weapon for getting rid of them is to combine cleaning and insecticides.

It is very important that the source of the infestation (where the damaging larva is harboring) is discovered and eliminated, not just the visible adult insects you see wandering around. Until you find out what that is and deal with it you will continue to get more of the carpet beetles emerging from hiding. Carpet beetles may be as likely to feed on grain based food materials as they are on animal byproducts. Pet foods stored in forgotten places, baking goods left too long in the cupboard, rodent baits tossed in the attic - all of these are quite susceptible to carpet beetle feeding. Plus, you also have the typical carpet beetle diets of dead insects (wasp nests in the attic, dead insects in window sills), feathers (bird nests, dead birds), hair (dead rodents, wool products, trophy mounts), and other things made from animal byproducts. Once the source of the infestation is removed or cleaned, using Suspend SC will help get rid of the annoying adult beetles. You can spray once a month until all of the beetles are gone.


Vacuuming: Carpet beetle larvae like to feed in dark, undisturbed locations like closets, attics, basements, and storage areas. The wide availability of food sources for the larvae (including dust and lint, and pet hair) makes vacuuming the best way to ensure there is minimal food for the larvae to feed on. Vacuuming can also help to remove the larvae and adult beetles already in the home. Regular vacuuming and laundering of rugs, furniture, and linens can help to ensure the beetles are removed and have no food source. If you find a contaminated item, bag and remove this item from your home, if possible.

Proper storage: Before storing silks, woolens, or furs, dry clean as the beetles are attracted to stains and soiled garments. Store in a well-sealed container, using mothballs. Mothballs can limit the beetle’s attraction to the wool or silk. Store pet food, dried meat, and other dried animal products in a well-sealed container.

Insecticides: For things that cannot be washed or dry cleaned, insecticides are the best bet for prevention and eradication. You can also mix in Gentrol IGR with your Suspend SC. This will help to break down the reproduction cycle.


Insecticides can be used for spot-treatments, as a boundary at the edges of rugs, under rugs, under furniture, walls and floors of closets, shelving, cracks, and lint or dust accumulating areas. Be careful around oriental rugs or other fabrics, as some insecticides can stain. Never spray clothing or bedding with insecticide, and always read instructions.


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05/19/2015dan from sherman texas asked:

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Does Suspend SC dry clear?
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Suspend SC will dry clear after applied and dried.

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04/27/2015Stan from Brentwood, TN asked:

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Will Suspend SC kill ticks in my landscaping and yard?
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Suspend SC is labeled for ticks and can be applied to lawns and landscaped areas. It will be mixed at a 1.5 fl oz per gallon of water per 1,000 sq ft once a month.

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04/22/2015John from NY asked:

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Is Suspend SC an instant kill?
Is this product an instant kill?
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Suspend SC is not a contact kill. It does take some time to effect insects after they contact a treated surface.  They will die within a few hours up to 24 hours

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04/21/2015rich from palm bay Florida asked:

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What is the best product to use to get rid of German roaches. I would prefer a spray.
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We really recommend using more than one product to eraciate roaches.  You could our German Roach kit. The German Roach Control Kit is perfect for roach control problems in homes, apartments, and similar small treatment areas. This kit is designed specifically to treat infestations that have been Identified as German Roaches but it will treat other common roaches, as well. 

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04/15/2015Keith from Ri asked:

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Will Suspend SC kill fruit flies?
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Suspend SC is not specifically labeled for fruit flies. We do carry Tempo SC Ultra which is labeled for fruit flies. We also recommend eliminating the source and applying traps to the area.

Fruit Fly Control Article

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04/02/2015Jack from atlanta, ga asked:

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I checked with Bayer and they say that Suspend "suppresses" mites meaning it only kills 50% so not sure you
can say it is that effective. Also says this on the label. Have your customers found it effective for bird mites?
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Suspend SC is not labeled for bird mites and we do not recommend it for that use. Susped is successfully used for plant infesting mites. It is important to be absolutely sure you are actually dealing with bird mites. Have the suspected bird mite identified by a reputable source, such as your local cooperative extension office or a reputable pest control operator. Treatments will vary for different pests. Treatment for say bedbugs is much different than the treatment for bird mites.  If you do indeed have bird mites, you must first find the source of the infestation, usually a bird nest or a dead bird on or in the home. Removal of the infested nest or bird and a thorough cleanup is necessary. For treatment in the home, we recommend you frequently vacuum all carpet and upholstery and dispose of the bag or vacuum contents in a sealed bag outdoors. Spray Sterifab on couches, chairs and other upholstered furniture where you may spend time resting. Use Cimexa dust in all cracks and crevices around the perimeter of the room. Apply a thin coat of MotherEarth dust to rugs and carpets. Rake (not sweep) nap back and forth, causing dust to enter rug or carpet. Let product sit overnight. Repeat application as necessary and vacuum every 3 - 4 days for effective control. MotherEarth dust does not have a fast knockdown, it can take several days for insects to die after they contact the dust. Onslaught can be used for a faster knockdown. Thoroughly apply as a fine particle broadcast spray using a hand pump sprayer to infested rugs and carpets and other cracks and crevices around the perimeter of each room. Put all clothes through the dryer on high heat to help kill mites and their eggs.We have had many customers use the above recommendations with great success. Most customers report that it can take several months to get rid of all of the mites. Finding and removing the source of the infestation is very important and is the key to getting rid of the mites for good.

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03/25/2015Albert from waveland ms asked:

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Will Suspend SC kill carpenter bees that are in between a sandwiched beam
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Suspend SC will kill carpenter bees that contact a treated surface or that are sprayed directly with it.

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02/17/2015Rusty from cumberland ri asked:

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Suspend SC for spider mites?
Had spider mites in my indoor garden if I empty the garden and treat with Suspend SC will that rid me of the spider mites?
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Suspend SC is not labeled to treat spider mites so we would not recommend it.  Most folks choose a product such as Talstar P as it is labeled for spider mites and is known to be gentle on plants.

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01/13/2015Shabbar from Conroe, TX asked:

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New Home Pest Treatment
I have purchased a new home and would like to do the pest treatment in and around the home myself. Could you please show me how to go about it. Products I need. How often to do what.
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Suspend SC is a very good product. It is a general pesticide that is labeled to treat various pests, including ants, roaches, spiders, etc. Suspend SC can be used indoors and outdoors. The residual is about 3 months indoors and 1 month outdoors. You will spray around the baseboards and cracks and crevices indoors. Outdoors, you can spray around the perimeter of your home.

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12/16/2014Jonathan asked:

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When using Suspend SC do I need a respirator mask?
Is Suspend SC bad to breath while treating interior off house?
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For general treatment indoors, using a basic respirator mask such as the N95 Valved Respirator Mask would be fine to use but is not required.  When using products such as Suspend SC according to the product label it is safe to use and there would be no danger of inhaling any odors.

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