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Suspend SC

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
Yield: 22-64 gallons
NOT FOR SALE TO: Can not be shipped to NY, AK,CT. New York must use an aerosol or Sterifab for bed bug insecticide.
Manufactured By: Bayer



How to Use Suspend SC 

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

Indoors-

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.

Outdoors-

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

  • 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
     

Compare to: D-Fense SC

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  • 103 of 114 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  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.

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  • 73 of 74 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Highly recommend
    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.

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  • 71 of 80 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  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!

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  • 51 of 56 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  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!!

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  • 45 of 48 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Outstanding results!
    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.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Suspend
    By Jim on August 4, 2014

    I have used Suspend for about four years now and have never had to use a pest control service to control spiders. I live on a lake, which seems to attract numerous spiders, but Suspend keeps everything I check.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 Stars  Suspend SC
    By Janna on July 29, 2014

    I applied Suspend SC to all the ant hills in my yard. I was concerned because it did rain within a 48 hour time frame from the application, but that didnít seem to have any adverse effects and it appears that it did kill the pesky little things. They were really destroying my lawn with all their activity. So far so good!

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Used around maintenance facility
    By Michelle on July 29, 2014

    We ordered Suspend to be used around our maintenance building & pump station at our golf course. It seems to be working as we have seen less spiders and other insects.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 Stars  Suspend SC
    By Howard on July 27, 2014

    So far the spiders are looking to be under control after two months of spraying. The wasp are also not as plentiful.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 Stars  Suspend SC
    By Wayne on July 23, 2014

    Not an immediate knockdown insecticide, but highly effective for the long term.

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Great Product
    By Dale on July 23, 2014

    July-Aug is always the period that I would see so many spider webs around the patio furniture, as well as have insects entering my home. The stuff I would get from Lowe's and HD, simply did not work. This product was sprayed all around the exterior of my home, including up the walls and doors 2-3 feet, and around all patio areas and furniture. I have seen almost no signs of any webs, and am very impressed. I will be reapplying it in the next week [will have been 4 wks then from first application] to maintain the control of spiders and bugs. The price was about the same as what I use to pay monthly when I had a pest service. But you use very little of the product in one application. So worth the money, and amazed how well it has worked.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Suspend SC
    By Wayne on July 14, 2014

    Great stuff kills any bug that may cross were sprayed. Use it around our camper when we go camping, no bugs any were around our camper or in it. We never have a problem with aints even if you leave food out for the dogs. would recommend this to anyone who want to be bug free.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  One of the best products made
    By Bayou on July 12, 2014

    I have been using this product for years and find it to be one of the best ones for the price. Can be used indoors and outdoors. Bottom line--it does the job.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 Stars  Good Bug Killer
    By John on July 8, 2014

    This is an excellent insecticide, results were wonderful. I have told close friends about this product.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Suspend PC
    By Bryan on July 7, 2014

    Great stuff. I sprayed as directed, and the next morning there were 7 cockroach corpses strewn across our kitchen and den floor. My wife was ecstatic!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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May 6, 2014 Jesse from Presque Isle, Maine asked:

QHow much Suspend SC do I use for a 1 liter pressure sprayer?

A You would use .25 oz Suspend SC per liter of water.

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May 4, 2014 Chris from Pembroke Pines, Fla asked:

QWhich are your two top effective proven products to kill and control millipedes?
They are all over the outside walls especially at nights-in multitudes.

A Suspend SC would be great for Millipedes. It dries clear and has a 2 month residual

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April 25, 2014 Sue from Illinois asked:

QI am not sure if I am trying to treat silverfish or springtails insects. Is Suspend sc good for both?
My home holds alot of moisture and I find these insects on siding of house, near air conditioner, in sink, in between cracks of cincrete, moist, dark areas, and occasionally through vents of my home. What is the best solution. I currently am using Suspend SC. Help?

A Suspend SC is a great product and will treat for both Springtails and Silverfish. We would recommend having the pest identified, because there are baits that can be used for Springtails. If you can take a clear pictire, please email it to support@domyownpestcontrol.com

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April 21, 2014 Brian from Citrus Heights, Ca asked:

QAnts
I have been using Suspend SC but this year I have small ants that seem to be coming from the ground and trees. What is most effective for these? There looks like small mud mounds in the area, they must have a hotel underground.

A Suspend SC is still one of the best ants sprays on the market. Suspend can be sprayed as a broadcast or spot treatment on the lawn, on bushes, shrubs, trees and as a perimeter treatment around the foundation of your home. It is difficult to identify the specie of ant that you have without having a visual of the ant available. Please call us at 866-581-7378 for further assistance identifying the ant specie if needed.

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April 14, 2014 Jesse from Honolulu, Hi asked:

QHow much is shipping to Hawaii (96816)?
I'm looking to purchase a b&g sprayer and suspend sc.

A Shipping cost vary day to day. Please call us at 866-581-7378 so that we may give you  an accurate price. Speak with you soon!

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April 6, 2014 Paul from Westborough, Ma. asked:

QI have sprayed with Suspend SC but still active with small ants (slowed down, but still there). They look like tiny black ants and move very fast. I think they came in with mail.

A Suspend SC is a great general pest control concentrate. However, the ants will have to contact the treated areas in order to be eradicated. For small black ants outside, I would recommend applying Termidor SC (1ft up and 1ft out) directly around the exterior foundation. I would also apply InVict Xpress Granules to areas that have activity in the lawn.

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March 30, 2014 Gerard from Cape Coral Fl asked:

QCan the Suspend Sc be used in the 2 gal spray mixture with the nyguard igr?
We have many pests running around on our lawn turf with 4 dogs that is bound to happen. I am now taking the oppurtunity to pick up feces, our critters consist of many kind of roaches beetles and whatever else is attracted to the poops. So I am hoping that this will knock them out completely, so will it even be necessary to include the igr for additional killing power? Thank You In Advance!

A Yes, the Suspend SC will do a great job of controling roaches, beetles as well as most any other lawn pest. Depending on the amount of insects present in your area will play a part in how long it will take for the population to dwindle until its gone. Spraying once every 30 days or so in the beginning will help control the population well and then you may be able to back off to spraying only once ever 60 days or so. You can mix the IGR into the mixture with the Suspend for added control to stop the insects reproductive cycle. As long as you keep pets and children out of the area while you are doing the treatment and until the areas have completely dried (30 min-2 hours) it is completely safe.

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March 20, 2014 Mary from Belle Mead Nj 08502 asked:

QI have varied carpet beetles that emerged 3 mos. after suspend and gentrol . Should I now use pheremone traps
I have been spraying outside perimeter with home defense and placed boric acid tablets in basement and attic.

A It sounds like the beetles were either re-introduced to the home or there was some larvae that are just now emerging. You can likely do another spray with the Suspend and Gentrol and get control over what is left. While you could try the beetle pheromone traps the vacuuming, cleaning and spraying of the residual insecticides will be the most effect. For further tips on carpet beetle control you can refer to our articles "Varied Carpet Beetle Identification and Biology" and "How To Get Rid of Carpet Beetles". 

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March 10, 2014 Adrian from Greenville, Sc asked:

QSome concerns from a parent and pet owner.
My wife and I live in a small 3 bedroom house and have been having some problems with carpet beetles. We did a good vacuuming last fall and had no additional problems through the winter. Now this past week in March as the weather is starting to warm, I've been noticing adult beetles crawling around, more so in the kitchen area. We do not know how where they are getting in. They like to hang out around the stove and refrigerator (where we did a very thorough cleaning last fall because of them). We also noticed some larvae behind our couch because it's up against a wall and also under our bed around the baseboards. I have two questions: 1. Can this be applied to crevices where the baseboard meets the carpet? I was not sure if this would be OK or not since carpet is porous. I would only be treating the crevices, not the entire carpet area of course. Is this an acceptable application of the product? Or would I need something specifically for porous services? 2. I want to try doing the pest control on my own, but my main concern is obviously the safety of my child and pets. I know that this is safe for pets and kids after things have dried, but our child is 16 months old and into everything. I obviously would allow time for the product to completely dry. But say my kid decides for some reason he wan't to lick the carpet in the area that was treated and dried, (even though we try to keep an eye on him at all times), would there be a danger if something like that were to happen? Same question if a pet licked a dry treated area. These are my two main concerns about doing the treatment myself. Your answers are truly appreciated.

A Yes, it seems that you are taking all the correct steps to treat for carpet beetles. Please review our Carpet Beetle control page. Along with persistant vacuuming, application of Suspend, we recommend to also use Gentrol IGR. Gentrol will further break down the reproduction cycle. Rest assured that after dilution, there is only a large enough active ingredient to kill small insects. Treated areas are safe for children and pets to be around after haing dried. This will take 1-2 hours. Please call us at 866-581-7378 so that we can better assist you with your treatment.

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March 6, 2014 Richard from Port St Joe, Florida, Also Morganton, Nc asked:

QDo you recommend Demon, Suspend SC or some other?
A local professional company uses Demon. I assume that is Demon WP Insecticide. After reading your info and watching your video what do you recommend for general home use?

A Suspend SC and Demon WP are both synthetic pyrethroid products and both offer great control of general pests. Demon WP will last a bit longer outdoors and since it is a wettable powder it also stays on the surface of porous areas such as concrete or wood which creates a greater opportunity for insects to come into contact with it. The downside to this is that Demon WP will leave behind a white powdery residue that is especially noticeable on dark surfaces. Both Demon WP and Suspend SC can be used indoors for pest control but because of the white powdery residue that Demon WP can leave behind it may be best to stick with Suspend SC for this use

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