Suspend SC Insecticide is a suspended concentrate containing Deltamethrin. Suspend SC's broad label includes the control of ants (Suspend makes an effective ant spray killer), spiders, roaches, flies, mosquitoes, fleas, wasps and hornets, centipedes, millipedes, pantry pests, silverfish, bedbugs, beetles and more. Suspend SC leaves a clear residual on surfaces that keeps on killing pests for up to 3 months. Suspend SC Insecticide is an EXCELLENT general purpose perimeter pesticide for use both indoors and outdoors. 16 oz.
|Active Ingredient:||Deltamethrin 4.75%|
|Target pests:||ants, bed bugs, spiders, pantry pests, silverfish, fleas, roaches, mosquitoes and more!|
|For use in:||Indoors and outdoors, including food handling areas|
|Pet safe:||yes, when dry|
|NOT FOR SALE TO:||Can not be shipped to NY, AK,CT. New York must use an aerosol or Sterifab for bed bug insecticide.|
How Suspend SC Works
SUSPEND® SC Insecticide with DeltaGard offers the benefits of deltamethrin in a concentrated suspension of pure micro-crystals. The micro-crystals give Suspend SC a long residual (up to 3 months), and instead of being absorbed into porous materials, they stay on the surface. As a result, insects continue to contact them long after the insecticide has been applied. Yet Suspend SC leaves no visible residue, has virtually no odor, and won't clog spray equipment.
Suspend SC is a residual concentrate in the synthetic pyrethroid family of insecticides. The active ingredient Deltamethrin kills by acting as a high-power poison to the insect's central nervous system. Once poisoned, the insect’s nerve cells become excited, causing paralysis and eventual death. Suspend SC is diluted with water and applied with a sprayer. Once the product has dried, pests easily pick up the millions of microscopic particles left behind, and the active ingredient kills by contact and ingestion. Though Suspend SC is deadly to insects, it is very gentle on people and pets, when used properly, and is labeled for outdoor and indoor crack and crevice use.
The formulation of Suspend SC is a Suspended Concentrate, meaning finely ground particles of the active ingredient are suspended in water. Suspend SC has no additional solvents, but it does contain surfactants to help suspend the solid particles and biocides to prevent microbial growth and extend the shelf life.
Suspend SC Target Pests
Suspend SC controls a wide variety of crawling, flying, turf, and ornamental pests found in and around households, including, but not limited to, ants, bed bugs, beetles, boxelder bugs, chinch bugs, fleas, mosquitos, pantry pests, roaches, and spiders.
PESTS CONTROLLED WITH Suspend SC: Adelgids, angoumois grain moths, annual bluegrass weevil, ants, aphids, armyworms, azalea lace bugs, bagworms, bees, bed bugs, black turfgrass ataenius, boxelder bugs, cankerworms, cardamom thrips, carpenter ants, carpet beetles, cecid flies, centipedes, chiggers, chinch bugs, cigarette beetles, cockroaches, crickets, cutworms, elm leaf beetles, elm spanworms, European pine sawflies, fall webworms, firebrats, fleas, flea beetles, flies (including stable, house, cluster, and horseflies), flour beetles, fungus gnats, gnats, grain weevils, grain mites, grasshoppers, greenstriped mapleworm, ground beetles, gypsy moth, hornets, imported willow leaf beetles, indian meal moths, Japanese beetles (adults), June beetles (adults), killer bees, lace bugs, leafhoppers, leaf-feeding caterpillars, leaf rollers, leaf skeletonizers, lesser grain borers, lice, loopers, mealybugs, mediterranean flour moths, merchant grain beetles, midges, millipedes, mimosa webworms, mites (suppression only), mole crickets, mosquitoes, moths, multicolored asian lady beetle, orangestriped oakworms, pantry pests, pharaoh ants, pillbugs, pine shoot beetles, pine tip moths, pinyon spindlegall midges, plant bugs, redhumped caterpillar, red imported fire ants, sawfly larvae, saw-toothed grain beetles, scale insects (crawlers), scorpions, silverfish, sod webworms, sowbugs, spanworms, spiders, spider mites, springtails, tent caterpillars, ticks, termites (formosan and Eastern subterranean- localized control only), wasps, webworms, wood-infesting insects, yellow-jackets, yellownecked caterpillar
Target Uses of Suspend SC
Suspend SC is a versatile insecticide approved for a wide variety of uses including indoor and outdoor, residential, industrial, and institutional applications. It's even approved for use in restaurants and other places where food is manufactured, processed or served. Outdoors, it can be applied to turf grass and landscape ornamentals. It's highly effective against many important pests from ants and cockroaches to spiders, scorpions and bedbugs.
ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Deltamethrin 4.75%
Suspend SC Application Instructions
*Suspend SC is a liquid insecticide concentrate which must be diluted with water and applied with a sprayer.
*It is best to shake your Suspend SC container a few times before dispensing, in case of any settling of solids.
* Treatments may be applied at 21-day intervals, or as necessary, to maintain adequate control.
* Treat specific areas that insects inhabit or where they are frequently found.
* Use 0.25 to 1.5 fluid ounces of SUSPEND® SC in one gallon of water and apply to adequately cover 1,000 sq. ft. Under conditions of severe pest infestations, when quick knockdown and/or longer residual control is desired, use 1 gallon of 0.06% per 1,000 sq. ft.
* When diluting, it is recommended to add approximately half the water to the spray tank, then add the proper amount of Suspend SC in accordance with the rates in the appropriate proportion. Agitate, then add the remaining water slowly to avoid excess foam. Thoroughly agitate the sprayer before using to insure proper suspension.
* If spraying is interrupted when using a backpack or handheld spray equipment, reinvert sprayer before use.
***ALWAYS READ THE PRODUCT LABEL COMPLETELY BEFORE USE***
1 Pint (16 oz.) of Suspend SC concentrate yields 10-64 gallons of finished solution, depending on mixing rate used. 1 Gallon (128 oz) of concentrate yields 85 to over 500 gallons of finished solution. One gallon of finished solution should cover approximately 1,000 square feet.
Standard Application Dilution rates / Mixing Ratios for Suspend SC:
*0.25-0.75 fl. oz. (7.5-22.7mL)/gal. of water – 0.01%-0.03% - maintenance or preventative treatments; smaller pests such as ants, fleas, pantry pests, and silverfish
*0.75-1.5 fl. oz. (22.7-45.4mL)/gal. of water – 0.03%-0.06% - cleanout treatments, heavier infestations, longer residual control; tougher pests such as cockroaches, spiders, bed bugs, and mosquitoes
*1.5 fl. oz. (45.4mL)/gal. of water – 0.06% - Termites (localized control only)
*0.75 fl. oz. (22.7mL)/gal. of water – 0.03% - Carpenter ants
Suspend SC is for use in the following areas:
Residential, industrial, and institutional control in and around households and other structures; commercial and residential turf and landscape ornamental plants; non-food and non-feed areas of Aircraft (cargo only), Apartment buildings, Bakeries, Bottling facilities, Breweries, Buses, Cafeterias, Candy plants, Canneries, Dairy product processing plants, Food manufacturing plants, Food processing plants, Food service establishments, Granaries & grain mills, Hospitals, Hotels, Houses, Industrial buildings, Installations, Kitchens, Laboratories, Mausoleums, Meat, poultry & egg processing & packaging plants, Mobile & motor homes, Nursing homes, Offices, Railcars, Restaurants, Schools, Ships & vessels, Trailers, Trucks, Warehouses, Wineries; carports, garages, storage sheds, unoccupied horse stables and pet kennels; athletic fields, recreational areas, residential landscapes, parks
Suspend SC may be applied as a crack and crevice or spot treatment in residential buildings and structures. Use 0.25-0.75 fl. oz./gal. of water for most treatments. Treat where pests are found or normally occur, such as around floors, baseboards, expansion joints, around water and sewer pipes, and voids formed by equipment or appliances. For spot applications, use a low pressure system with a fan-type nozzle to apply spot treatments. Do not treat entire floor, carpet or floor covering. Do not apply as a space spray. Application to furniture should be restricted to areas where prolonged contact by humans will not occur.
Suspend SC Insecticide can be converted to a foam and the foam used to treat structural voids to control insect and arthropod pests in walls, under slabs or in other void areas.
Bed bugs – Remove linens and wash before reuse. Apply to mattresses as a spot treatment, especially tufts, folds, and edges until moist. Apply to the interior of the frame. Allow to dry before remaking bed. We do not recommend Suspend SC as the sole treatment for bed bugs - instead it is recommended to use a variety of bed bug control products. There is also a high risk of resistance when using Suspend SC for bedbug treatment. See Get Rid of Bed Bugs for complete treatment recommendations.
Carpet Beetles, Fleas and Ticks – A total integrated pest management program is recommended. It is suggested that infested areas be thoroughly vacuumed prior to treatment. These areas include all carpet, upholstered furniture, baseboards and other indoor areas frequented by pets. The vacuum cleaner bag should be discarded in an outdoor trash container upon completion. Pet bedding should be cleaned or replaced. Apply Suspend SC Insecticide as a uniform coarse low-pressure spot or crack and crevice treatment to areas where these pests normally inhabit. Care should be taken to limit spot treatments to pet bedding and its surrounding area, infested floor coverings and pest habitats. Do not treat entire area of floor, carpet or floor coverings. Do not apply as a space spray. Restrict applications to furniture where no prolonged contact by humans will occur. Do not allow people or pets to contact treated areas until spray has dried. This product can be used with an Insect Growth Regulator (IGR). Effective flea control includes controlling the source of flea infestations. This can require treatment of pets with a product registered by EPA for such use and treating outside areas frequented by pets. Suspend SC Insecticide can also be applied out-of-doors for flea control. Do NOT treat pets with this product.
Use Suspend SC Insecticide to control outdoor pests by application as either a perimeter treatment, residual spray or broadcast application to lawns, grounds, and ornamental plantings.
For residual control, apply Suspend SC as a coarse low-pressure spray at the rate of 0.75 to 1.5 fl. oz./gal. of water to surfaces of buildings, porches, screens, window frames, eaves, patios, refuse dumps, garages, and lawns.
*1 Gallon of finished solution will generally cover 1,000 square feet when using a hand pump sprayer for spot or perimeter treatments.
Fire ants - Apply Suspend SC Insecticide as a drench. Dilute 1.5 fl oz per one gallon of water. Gently sprinkle 1 to 2 gallons of the diluted insecticide over the surface of each mound and surrounding area to a 2-foot diameter. For best results, apply in cool weather, 65 to 80°F or in early morning or late evening hours. Treat new mounds as they appear. Pressurized sprays may disturb the ants and cause migration, reducing product effectiveness.
Turfgrass applications – Uniform coverage is essential. Apply Suspend SC as a broadcast application using a conventional hydraulic boom-type sprayer or similar suitable equipment using a minimum of 2 gallons of water per 1000 square feet and 0.4 to 0.9 fl. oz./1000 sq. ft. (17.5 to 39 oz. per Acre). Delay irrigation or mowing for 24 hours after application for surface feeders such as cutworms and webworms. For sub-surface feeders such as mole crickets, irrigate with 0.25 to 0.5 inch of water immediately after application.
Ornamantel pests – Apply 4 to 8 fl. oz. per 100 gallons of water. Apply when pests become evident. Thorough coverage is required for best results. Apply with sufficient water to ensure coverage of upper and lower leaf surfaces.
See complete product label for additional instructions on outdoor applications.
Suspend SC Features
*Pet safe when dry
*Virtually no odor or staining
*Low mixing rate is economical
*Labeled for applications in food-handling establishments
*Convenient squeeze and pour container makes measuring and mixing easy
*Will not damage plants, plastics, fabrics, or other surfaces where water alone causes no damage
*Broad pest and application site label makes Suspend SC an extremely versatile and popular product!
* Suspend SC Insecticide may be tank-mixed with other currently registered pesticides unless expressly prohibited by the product label.
Extra Tips for Using Suspend SC
*Best applied with a hand pump sprayer like the Chapin 1 gallon 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.
*Store out of direct sunlight and extreme temperatures for maximum shelf life. We recommend using your product within 3 years of purchase.
*More frequent applications may be needed on concrete or similar porous surfaces.
*Shake Suspend SC before dispensing in case of any settling out of the solids. Any separation does not adversely affect efficacy of the product as long as the container is shaken before dispensing.
*Not labeled for use on edible vegetation
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92 of 102 people found this review helpful:
Suspends the bugs
By Retired on October 27, 2008
Yes, that is right, Suspend SC suspends the bugs. It is so easy to apply and has no smell to it. I am glad to have found this website so I could do my own exterminating. If you can wash your hands or make a sandwich you can apply these chemicals. Make sure you buy a good pump sprayer at least as good as the one on this website for around $49. The first application will pay for itself. No more expensive visits from these so called professionals. Take it from me, retired early, I did not retire early by spending all my money. Good luck.
63 of 68 people found this review helpful:
This product works!
By AJ on October 9, 2008
We live in a valley that is also backed by woods. I just ordered Suspend SC this year to use for asian beetles. Every year since we moved into our older house they would come about this time (the first couple weeks of october) and they literally cover the outside of our home. They get into everything, our laundry, light fixtures, food, etc. They stink and stain everything. The only way we could do anything was by vacuuming them. But I told my husband I wasn't ruining another $500 vacuum because of this problem anymore. I did some research and found this site (sooo glad) because a few days ago we sprayed the entire outside of the house, especially the windows. As I sit here right now typing, there are no lady bugs entering my house! Last year at this time I would already have my vacuum out. I went outside and looked on the house and there are hardly any landing on the spray, and those that do seem to be dying quickly. I cannot thank this site enough. I am deadly afraid of spiders and get them bad in my basement as well, but after reading other reviews I guess I won't be worry about those either!
60 of 60 people found this review helpful:
By Doyle on June 8, 2007
Before spraying with Suspend SC, both my home and the homes around me were infested badly with roaches, spiders, ants and centipedes. After spraying the perimeter of my home and the inside with Suspend SC, I was sweeping up roaches, centipedes and spiders by the hundreds for about three days. then I would find roaches and centipedes that had tried to cross the boundaries I had treated. They would die within about six feet of crossing it. I would recommend it for the novice or for the professional over all other products. I would recommend all the products from this company as excellent.
45 of 49 people found this review helpful:
Best I have ever used!
By William on April 28, 2006
Fleas, roaches, wasps, carpenter bees, ants, etc. etc. Suspend SC is the best I have ever used!!
40 of 43 people found this review helpful:
By Dave on August 22, 2008
I bought a place in the woods and the spiders were very bad in my basement. My wife said I needed to do something or the washing was not going to get done (washer and dryer in basement). So I tried Suspend SC and the results are outstanding. It's like a bad massacre. The bugs don't have a chance. Suspend is the best at a good price.
Works very well
By Viv on February 24, 2014
I live in a rental in the older part of Dallas, with lots of mature trees and homes built in the 1940's. The neighborhood has an American Roach problem. I've only seen one roach about half alive since spraying the outside perimeter of the home with this product. It's easy to use and easy to understand instructions were a big help. I will definitely be using throughout the summer months and until I move.
By Tom on February 24, 2014
This is our 2nd purchase, the first a few years back in New Mexico, now we use it in FL for bugs at our apts. Stuff works great and even the pest control companies ask why we call them when they see we have the same stuff as them!
A gift worth giving.
By Ferdinand on January 24, 2014
Purchased Suspend SC as gift for niece (age mid-60s) who had heard of item. Received report that problem was with roaches. After application Suspend SC the population drastically declined and those which were seen usuallyhad "feet up in the air" dying. She is satisfied that the Suspend SC will solve the problem and is safe and easy to use.
By Bill on December 16, 2013
Great service on this site. Very helpful communication. Looking forward to doing future business.
By Jerry on November 26, 2013
Suspend was a surprisingly good antidote to the grasshopper invasion that threatened to devastate my ornamental garden shrubs. I have found few other products labeled for grasshopper control, and none that were as effective.
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By Nonni on November 22, 2013
Def seen some dead bugs since spraying 2 weeks ago! Planning on spraying every month until hatched eggs are gone. Living near the woods in Florida warmer climate, stronger pest control is a must and I am hopeful Suspend will do the trick.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
The Dead Zone
By Eric on November 5, 2013
I dont think any bugs survive , they all die. Yayyyy
By Sovanna on October 29, 2013
I received it as informed and applying around my house. Excellent product
By Pat on October 26, 2013
One of my neighbors runs a water pumping station and they had a lot of spiders so they used Suspend SC. I started using it to and it works great. Pet freindly and really takes care of the spiders. Great product.
By Brian on October 24, 2013
This is a great product for your general maintenence. I use suspend sc every quarter and my home is basically critter free!!!
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April 23, 2010 R asked:
QWhat is the shelf life of Suspend SC and Demand CS?
I see no expiration date on my bottles of Talstar, Suspend SC and Demand CS. What is the shelf life on these products?
ATalstar P, Suspend SC and Demand CS have a shelf life of about 3-5 years from the date of purchase. They should be stored in a place where they are protected from over heating, freezing and direct sunlight to ensure the longest shelf life possible.
August 9, 2010 Doug asked:
QHow much Suspend SC do I mix in a 2 gallon sprayer for exterior residential application?
AYou should use 1 ounce of Suspend SC for each gallon of water for general pest control outdoors.
October 23, 2009 Crystal asked:
QI have small children and want to use Suspend SC for spider control in my home. Is it safe?
AYes, Suspend SC and all of our products are safe as long as you follow the instructions on the product label. When mixed with water, these products are only strong enough to kill small insects. You should keep all children and pets out of the room while you are treating. Use common sense when applying, you obviously do not want to spray on any toys or around pets food and water bowls. Wait 30 minutes for product to dry, then it is perfectly safe for children and pets to re-enter the room.
May 24, 2010 Dan asked:
QHow long can Suspend SC be stored for after mixing?
After mixing Suspend SC, can the unused portion in the sprayer be stored for a period of time?
AMost sprayer manufacturers warn against storing insecticides inside the sprayer. Storing liquids (even plain water) inside the sprayer can cause the rubber components to deteriorate quickly and make the sprayer inoperable. Only mix exactly what you can use and discard any left over solution and thoroughly rinse the sprayer after each use.
January 24, 2010 Maureen asked:
QCan I spray Suspend SC on anything inside the house?
I'm trying to get rid of what I am assuming to be bed bugs, but may be some other type of small insect that is biting at night. I am assuming and hoping that this product can get rid of whatever it is. Can I spray Suspend SC on anything inside the house? Where and on what can I spray this product?
ASuspend SC can applied to mattresses, especially tufts, folds, and edges until moist. You should also apply to the interior of the frame. Allow to dry before remaking bed. Also, you would want to treat around the perimeter of the room, baseboards, feet of the bed, etc. You may want to try one of our Bed Bug Kits which have a variety of products which are proven to treat bed bugs.
January 23, 2014
Jamie from Irving Tx asked:
QDoes Suspend SC kill bed bug eggs?
January 14, 2014
K. from Az asked:
QCan I use Suspend SC for food storage areas? The food will be in boxes and containers. A home pantry area.
Suspend SC can be applied as a crack and crevice application in a food handling area. All food must be packaged/covered or removed during treatment. If you are treating for a pantry pest, we recommend that locate all the infested items and get rid of them. Insecticides only will only kill the adults that are running around but usually the damaging larva remain in the food containers and are protected from insecticides.
December 15, 2013
Ekaterina from Nyc asked:
QFor how long is Suspend SC potent?
The apartment where we moved in has been exterminated 1 year ago. We just found out about it and we have a 10 month old baby, who crawls all around, so we are worried if there is a chance of her getting harmed. I have washed all the walls and floors in the apartment, but there is still some odor around some cracks and the apartment also has the same odor, which I feel when I enter from the outside. I am also worried that when I washed the walls, water got in the cracks and made Suspend SC more potent.
A Suspend SC does not a have a year long residual. If the treated areas were washed, it does not create the product to reactivate. Suspend SC is safe if applied and dried prior to children and pets entering the areas that you have recently treated. Please refer to the product label and MSDS for additional information.
November 13, 2013
Robert from Ca asked:
QIs Suspend SC insecticide federally restricted or California restricted?
A Suspend SC can be shipped to California but can not be shipped to NY, AK, or CT.
November 11, 2013
Knijuana from Charleston, Wv asked:
QWhat does the SC stand for in Suspend SC?
SC in Suspend SC stands stands for suspended concentrate.
November 5, 2013
Rhonda from Missouri City asked:
QWill Suspend SC kill brazilian wandering spider (aka banana spider)
Found a brazilian wandering spider in some bananas with a nest. We sprayed with Suspend SC all around the house shortly after, will this kill this type of spider? We haven't seen it since. Thanks
November 4, 2013
Bryce from Maricopa, Az asked:
QHow to treat for termites in Arizona.
Also, I have only noticed a few termite mud trails on my foundation outside. I want to nip the problem as soon as possible. I have read that termites can come from mulch or wood chip areas. Is this true? What is a good, general indoor/outdoor pesticide that I can use to kill other bugs?? Bifenthrin,deltamethrin, or permethrin? I currently use the store bought Ortho home defense, which I believe has Bifenthrin as the active ingredient. This has worked ok but I want to start using professional strength and mixing myself. Which is best?
A For general insect control outdoors you can use Suspend SC. This contains deltamethrin and is a professional grade strength. If you would like to continue using bifenthrin - consider Talstar P which contains 7.9 % bifenthrin.
October 30, 2013
Bruce from Nevada City, Ca asked:
QCan I use Suspend SC on a Yellow Jacket nest?
A While Suspend SC is labeled for yellow jacket control, it is not what we would recommend for a nest treatment. You would either want to use Tempo 1% Dust to puff onto/in the nest and allow it to transfer through all the cavities they have built and eliminate them without much risk to you of getting stung. Or you could use a product like Wasp X which is a foaming aerosol product that you can spray the nest with from 15 feet away that will consume the entire nest and foam up around it to suck the yellow jackets in. Tempo is preferred if it is a ground nest and you would apply the dust with a hand duster.
October 22, 2013
Martin from Buckeye, Az asked:
QI used Suspend on our lettuce. If I cut off the current leaves can I eat the next batch of leaves?
Suspend SC is not labeled to be applied in or around edible vegetation. We would recommend contacting Bayer at 866-992-2937 for tips on saving the harvest.
October 16, 2013
Eddie from West Palm Beach. Fl asked:
QIs it ok to mix Suspend SC & other sprays with city water? Will the chlorine affect the effectiveness?
We have a lot of chlorine in our city water and wondering should I buy purified water?
A Most pest control operators use city water to mix their pesticides with and have no problems with decreased effectiveness. Purchasing purified water would not be necessary.