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PT Ultracide, previously known as Ultracide is a very effective flea control aerosol that provides immediate kill of adult fleas and prevents formation of new adults from eggs or larvae. Ultracide dries quickly and will eliminate flea problems for up to seven months. (Ultracide differs from Precor 2000 in that Ultracide has an initial faster kill.)
|Active Ingredient:||0.05% Pyrethrins
|Target pests:||flea larvae and eggs, adult fleas, Ticks|
|Application:||20 oz. covers approx. 2625 sq. ft.|
|Pet safe:||Yes. But not for use directly on animals. Keep pets away during treatment until product dries (Read the label).|
|Shipping Weight:||1.62 lbs|
|Manufactured By:||Whitmire Micro-Gen (Mfg. Number: 59012799)|
How Ultracide Works
Ultracide Spray contains Permethrin and Phenothrin to kill adult fleas fast. It also contains Pyripoxyfen (an insect growth regulator) to prevent reinfestation for up to seven months. Pyripoxyfen penetrates deep into the base of carpet and upholstery fibers, where pre-adult fleas live and targets fleas in the egg and larval stages of development, preventing them from producing new infestations of breeding, biting adults.
While the insect growth regulator in Ultracide will continue to work for up to 7 months, it is recommended to re-apply Ultracide after 14 days if new fleas continue to emerge. This will increase knock-down of new adults. Preparations and cleaning such as vacuuming thoroughly before and after treatments will also greatly affect the success of Ultracide. See below for complete treatment instructions.
Utracide Target Pests
Flea eggs and larvae, adult fleas
PESTS CONTROLLED WITH ULTRACIDE: all stages of fleas
Target Uses of Ultracide
For indoor treatment of active flea infestations and to prevent flea infestations from developing. Prevents re-infestation for 7 months. Ultracide is also ideal when treatment is limited to a few areas or the convenience of an aerosol ready-to-use product is desired.
Ultracide Application Instructions
How do I use Ultracide Spray to treat for fleas?
- Identify treatment areas: especially those where pets frequent, such as in and around pet's sleeping and resting areas. These are the primary areas where fleas and their eggs are found. (Before treatment, a test application should be made to upholstery, drapery, light-colored, delicate fabrics, or wood surfaces in an inconspicuous place.)
- Prepare treatment areas: For best results with Surface/Carpet treatments, vacuum thoroughly before spraying and discard vacuum bag in outside trash. (This product may also be used for infested surfaces inside motor vehicles.)
- Apply treatment. For flea infestations, a single can treats 2000 square feet. Hold container upside down 2-3 feet from surface, point actuator towards the surface and push button. Using a sweeping motion, apply a light uniform spray to all surfaces of furniture, rugs, carpets, drapes, and around all pet resting areas. Avoid thoroughly wetting surfaces. Mist treated areas only until "slightly damp". Do not over-treat. Reapply in 14 days, if necessary. IMPORTANT: Only complete and proper application to carpets, upholstery, drapes, and other fabrics will provide thorough flea/tick elimination. Keep children and pets out of areas during treatment. Vacate room after treatment, and ventilate until surfaces are dry before reoccupying.
- For best results, eliminate fleas on pets with an approved flea product like Petcor Flea Spray or a product recommended by your veterinarian.
Always read the product label completely before use.
Each 20 oz. can of Ultracide covers up to 2,625 square feet. An area of 80 – 100 square feet can be treated in approximately 10 seconds. Keep in mind that most infestations will require at least one follow-up treatment after two weeks.
Ultracide is for use in the following areas:
In and around Apartments, Automobiles, Homes, Hospitals, Hotels, Kennels, Motels, Offices, Schools, Supermarkets, Transportation Equipment (Buses, Boats, Ships, Trains, Trucks), Warehouses, Utilities, Veterinary Clinics and Other Commercial and Industrial Buildings
For flea control, follow the step-by-step directions above. When treating upholstered furniture, treat under cushions and in areas where flea development occurs. Cover aquariums and fish bowls and remove birds from area prior to treating.
Ultracide is excellent for porous flooring such as concrete, however it may stain finished flooring, such as hardwoods. Also, fleas will rarely harbor on sealed hardwood flooring.
Fleas may appear for up to two weeks after treatment. This is the pupal window – when younger stages of fleas may still emerge – and the residual activity of Ultracide should kill adults which emerge during this time. Frequent vacuuming (every day or every other day) will also help encourage immature fleas to emerge more quickly while also picking up the organic matter on which larvae feed.
Ultracide is not intended for use outdoors.
*Convenient ready-to-use formulation has adulticide and insect growth regulator all in one.
*No additional equipment is needed to measure or apply Ultracide.
*Continues to prevent re-infestation for up to 7 months
Extra Tips for Using Ultracide
*Ultracide is NOT labeled for use on animals. Keep pets out of treatment area until product dries.
*Treat outdoor areas where pets play, rest, or otherwise frequent to prevent re-infestation using appropriate products such as our Indoor/Outdoor Flea Kit.
*Try using a paper towel to mark “hot spots” where pets frequent, and pick up just before you treat the area.
*Wash or dispose of pet bedding before treatment.
*Additional cleaning such as steam cleaning or mopping should be done prior to application of Ultracide.
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96 of 101 people found this review helpful:
This stuff is great.
By Joe in syracuse, ny on 08/15/2009
As a tech, I do this for a living and Ultracide is the only product I will use for fleas. My company wants us to use other products, but I won't until they stop buying it. Remember to read the label. I also tell my customers to vacuum everyday for the next 2 weeks after using Ultracide, it brings the adults out of the pupa stage and gets rid of them faster!
63 of 68 people found this review helpful:
What a blessing!
By Mary on 10/14/2008
I live in the south where the fleas are quite a bother, and as we have 5 dogs that stay indoors, it has been a job fighting the fleas. We purchased the Ultracide from our local vet and what a blessing it has been. We only used 1/2 a can for our 1400 sq foot house and after just 24 hours our dogs are resting much more comfortably. I have not seen a flea since then and as an added bonus I found that the Ultracide also kills the huge palmetto bugs that plague us here. It is well worth the cost and I have found that I am now saving more money by using the Ultracide as I do not need to purchase the topicals such as Frontline or Advantage. Thank You.
51 of 51 people found this review helpful:
By Lisa in Mississippi on 05/25/2010
I bought this 3 weeks ago, sprayed the entire house, we had fleas really bad...jumping and biting my 10 month old. Pprior to using Ultracide, I had spent alot of money on those bomb things and used them over and over...the fleas would come right back. After spraying Ultracide I have not seen a flea since. I will continue to use this and recommend it highly to anyone.
49 of 50 people found this review helpful:
By Nate in Chicopee, MA on 03/17/2010
I used to use this product as a tech. Works great if you vacuum everyday to "wake up" the eggs and larvae. If you don't vacuum before application and everyday after then don't bother trying any product.
37 of 37 people found this review helpful:
Great for flea infestation
By Kathleen in Largo, FL on 03/23/2011
Best price I could find with free and fast shipping to boot. I have 4 indoor cats that picked up fleas from a visiting dog. Fleas were so bad that I was picking them off of me everywhere I went. Once the cats were treated, I misted all carpeting, baseboards, and upholstery with Ultracide. No need to apply heavily. I immediately noticed a difference. Vacuumed thoroughly the next day. Reapplied Ultracide about a month later. We've been flea-free ever since and the spray can is still at least half full! Would highly recommend this product and this company. However, it is aerosol so remove pets until the mist settles and wear a protective face mask when applying. It's still much more convenient than foggers.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful:
By Jackie in Sanford, FL on 03/15/2012
This is the ONLY indoor flea spray I have found that works consistently. What is really great is that my cat and dog can go back in the home after 15-20 minutes with NO ILL effects. The state of Florida is having a terrible problem with fleas, and this keeps me almost completely flea free!! Recommend it without reservation!
11 of 12 people found this review helpful:
By J in Palmetto, FL on 05/19/2011
The product is working well so far. Fast & easy to apply as instructed. Takes an hour or two to dry and to resume occupation of the room by people and pets which is reasonable. The residual odor is not bad and dissapates within 3 hours, I would say. In the room we used it, there are no more signs of flea life for the last 3 days, yeah!! I need to roll the treatment out to the rest of the house now.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful:
Great Product and Service
By Christina in Houston, TX on 05/13/2011
I hired a exterminator to get rid of fleas in my home after trying everything myself and still having a problem. The exterminator used Ultracide and I ordered a can which was much cheaper than paying him. He suggested we spray again after a week to make sure all the eggs that may have been missed were killed. We did so and haven't had any other problems. The cats are treated monthly and we still have spray just in case the problem comes back. I received my order quickly and was very happy overall.
9 of 10 people found this review helpful:
So far so good
By Monica in Richmond, CA on 04/28/2011
I sprayed my carpet, maybe too heavily because I didn't get as much coverage as the label said, but that was ok, I had enough to finish. Now the cats have been defleaed with pills, so I suppose we are all A-ok now. I hope so. If fleas should reappear, I'll head for the Ultracide again, but I think we should be ok now as these are indoor cats.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful:
By Tommy in Springfield, IL on 10/21/2010
We were having seroius flea problems and had tried all sorts of stuff from the store, but nothing worked. Then I got on the internet and found "DoMyOwnPestControl" and decided to give them a try. Two things. One: This Ultracide with the growth inhibator is fanatastic stuff. It really works! Two: DoMyOwnPestControl by far had the best price. And, no shipping! If you have a flea problem and want to get rid of them. get the Ultracide, and get it from DoMyOwnPestControl!
9 of 11 people found this review helpful:
By Michael in Dayton, OH on 08/24/2010
It has been about 2 weeks since I used Ultracide, and it has been extremely effective. Other than an occasional flea that was probably carried in, there has not been any further infestation.
14 of 14 people found this review helpful:
By Jan in Staunton, IL on 07/09/2010
I found this product to be of high quality, easy to use, and no lingering foul odor.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful:
Kills as fast as it was shipped!!
By James in Huntsville,AL on 06/29/2010
The UPS truck got here so quick it must have been on the truck before I even ordered it. The spray was excellent, nearly odor-free, spread very well, and left no residue. This product completed my kill-zone, having treated my yard and given the dogs' flea baths and medicinal control. We have seen a significant reduction in fleas in very little time.
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By Karen in SPOKANE, WA on 05/31/2010
WE HAVE ORDERED MULTIPLE TIMES FROM DOMYOWNPESTCONTROL AND THIS WEBSITE ALWAYS DELIVERS ON TIME AS PROMISED. IT ALSO CARRIES MORE COMMERCIAL GRADE PRODUCTS FOR A REASONABLE PRICE. THE ONLY PROBLEM WITH UNTRACIDE AND 565 PRO PLUS IS IN A SEVERE FLEA INVESTATION, THE FLEAS BECOME IMMUNE TO THE PRODUCTS. IN FACT, IN RARE CASES, WHEN FLEAS BECOME IMMUNE, THE PRODUCT MAKES THEM GROW MORE AND STRONGER. NOT THE FAULT OF DOMYOWNPESTCONTROL. THE PRODUCTS ARE GOOD. THANK YOU
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By Karen in SPOKANE, WA on 05/19/2010
This is our second order of Ultracide. This is a great product for hard to kill fleas. Terminix also uses this product, its so good! Our product was shipped as promised and delivered on time. Thank you Do My Own Pest Control!
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QHow long do you wait to vacuum rugs after application?
I most recently bought Ultracide from my local pest control store and applied it to my carpets. I have one particular hallway that is the most affected area. It seems all the adult fleas have been killed and now we only see the tiny little fleas. Should I continue to vacuum the rugs to get rid of these little fleas? The pest control person told me to wait at least one week to see if the product truly worked, and I should not vacuum or clean the floors because it would remove the product from the carpets and floors. Is this a good idea since the eggs can lay dormant for some time before hatching?
AIt is our recommendation and industry standard that you vacuum immediately before the application of Ultracide and every day or every other day after the application for the next two weeks. Vacuums can physically remove a decent percentage of flea eggs that are in the carpet, along with much of the organic crud that the flea larvae feed on. A critical part of the diet of the larva is dried blood, present there as fecal material from the fleas that are on the pets. Wherever the pets spend time they will shed the fecal matter and the eggs, so it is extremely important that you focus on these potential hot spots where the pets sleep. A vacuum also will remove a small percentage of larvae, but the larva is pretty tenacious, and will wrap around the carpet fibers down there at the base of the pile, and hold on for dear life as the vacuum passes by. The pupa is even tougher to physically remove, for it uses fibers as part of its "cocoon". But, the vacuum will stimulate the flea adults still in their pupa form to quickly emerge as the adult, and at this point perhaps be sucked up in the vacuum. Even if they are not removed by the vacuum, at least they now are exposed and susceptible to your treatment. After two weeks most infestations require that you do a second application of the Ultracide and continue with the vacuuming.
QIs Ultracide flea spray safe to use around children and pets?
I am concerned about a chemical application for obvious reasons. If you spray Ultracide aerosol on your carpet, sofa, chairs, bed etc. does it have the potential of making myself children and pets sick? It can't be a good thing. Are there any secret to use this as effectively as possible without harming loved ones?
AUltracide is a very safe and effective flea control product that is used widely by professional companies such as Terminix and Orkin in homes with children and pets all the time. As long as you follow the directions on the product label, there are no issues with anyone in the home being sick. You should only apply this product to carpeted areas and upholstered areas. Do not apply on top of couches and chairs where people rest their arms, fleas do not breed in these areas. You would want to spray around the foot of the furniture, and underneath couch cushions. You should have children and pets in another room while you are treating. After treatment allow 30 minutes to dry and then it is perfectly safe for children and pets to re-enter the room.
QHow long does it take Ultracide to dry before I can go in the room?
ATypically, Ultracide should be dry and it will be safe to re-enter the room 30 minutes after application of the product.
QI have used Ultracide for three weeks now, but I am still finding tiny fleas on my cat. What should I do?
We are vacuuming a few times per week, have applied Ultracide to all furniture, carpet, hardwood and drapes (home is mostly hardwood). Disposed of cat bedding. Cat (indoor animal) has been treated with Revolution three weeks ago. There are no visible fleas in the home, but the cat still has 15 or so tiny fleas each day when I use flea comb. What do I do next?
AUltracide should be used once every two weeks until you do not see fleas any longer. Light to moderate infestations will require at least 2 treatments and heavy infestations may require three treatments. The product sounds like it is doing exactly what it is supposed to do, as you are not finding the large adult fleas, only the very small juvenile fleas that are emerging from their cocoons. At this point, you should treat again (be sure to wait at least two weeks from the time of your last treatment) and keep up the vacuuming.
QDoes Ultracide flea spray work on concrete basement floors?
I've heard that with sprays, they are soaked into the concrete and not as effective.
AUltracide does work on nearly all surfaces, including concrete floors. Since concrete floors are very porous, an aerosol works well because the particle size of the product is so small it can evenly coat the porous surface and work its way in tiny cracks and crevices where the fleas like to lay their eggs. If you were to look at concrete under a microscope, it would look like the moon, full of large cracks and crevices and crater like indentations. Aerosol particles are so small they can fill these quite easily and therefore work very well on concrete surfaces.
11/07/2014 Adam from St. Paul Mn
Q4 weeks of Ultracide and fleas are still terrible- is this normal?
I have a severe infestation of fleas in my home and have been using Ultracide to treat them for exactly 4 weeks today. I have been applying to ALL floor surfaces, washing linen daily and vacuuming all floor surfaces daily during this time. I noticed the "knock down" the day I first used it and for the first two weeks the population seemed to be steadily dropping off. I have not seen any full grown brown adults in the past 2 weeks which is reassuring but In the past several days the population seems to be rebounding and I'm very worried they are developing a tolerance to it. Last night was so bad I didn't sleep because as soon as I lay down I felt them crawling all over me in bed (while wearing long sleeve clothing and flea repellent no less) Is tolerance to Ultracide a possibilty? If so, what do I do next?
AYou are doing exactly what you should be doing. If you are still seeing fleas, it is possible that the problem was worse than you initally though. You will need to do treatments with the Ultracide until the fleas are completely gone. You will also keep vacuuming daily for the 14 days. The fleas will not build up a tolerance to it.
09/26/2011 Erin from Nj
QHow long does Ultracide take to work?
We first noticed fleas in the house about 3 weeks ago. We gave the cats (3, all indoor) flea baths and treated them with Advantage, as advised by our vet. We ordered Ultracide and sprayed the entire house 5 days ago. Initially, we saw less fleas. However, last night I got bit 5 times (I had never been bit previously) and my husband was bit 7 times. We've been vacuuming every single day. Is it necessary to move furniture and spray every inch of the carpet/floor with Ultracide? Do we then have to move the furniture and vacuum every single inch? We haven't moved anything and have only sprayed/vacuumed the visible, easy-to-reach locations.
AWhat you are describing is very normal when dealing with flea infestations. You will need to vacuum and spray with Ultracide all of the carpet, paying special attention to the places the cats like to spend time resting. This initial spray application will help knockdown the jumping biting adults that are present at the time of the application. The daily followup vacuuming will help speed up the life cycle of the flea so that the pupae (immature fleas) will become exposed to the insecticide. You will need to do a second application to get any of the stragglers. You should expect to see fleas, usually smaller than the ones you were seeing before, for a couple of weeks after you start treating.
QWhen dry, is Ultracide safe to walk on in bare feet?
AYes. Ultracide is formulated to be used on carpets in homes where the manufacturer knew people would walk with bare feet, children would sit and play and pets would rest. As long as you follow the product label and allow the treated areas to dry before walking on them there will be no issues.
QWhat is the best product for wood floors with a flea infestation?
I was wondering if there is an adulticide solution combined with an IGR that is recommended to cover a whole room with hardwood flooring. I know fleas,eggs and larvae are in the cracks of the wood throughout my home. This is an older house with original hard wood flooring. I need to get in all of the cracks and crevices of the whole flooring, not just baseboards and rugs and carpeting. I have tried many things, but they keep coming back. I see a lot of positive reviews but not anything on wood floors, just carpeting.
AMost products are not recommended for use on hardwood floors for flea control because fleas rarely harbor there. In most cases, the fleas will develop in upholstered furniture, pet beds, rugs and carpeted areas. We are always a bit reluctant to recommend any products that will be sprayed on hardwood floors because of the risk of staining or discoloration. We recommend no matter which product you use, that you first test it in an inconspicuous area. Ultracide has an adulticide and an IGR. After testing for staining, you can spray Ultracide directly into cracks and crevices on the floor. Vacuuming the crevices immediately before spraying will help to remove some of the flea eggs and stimulate the developing pupa to become exposed to the Ultracide. With heavy infestations, you may need to retreat after 14 days to get rid of the stragglers.
QDo I need to reapply Ultracide?
I applied Ultracide to my carpets just a little over two weeks ago and to my beds, couch, and car carpets and seats just a little over one week ago. I have been vacuuming non-stop everywhere everyday since our problem began just a little over three weeks ago. I disposed of the vacuum contents each time. I don't see any fleas, but I am still getting itchy areas on my skin after vacuuming and spending periods of time inside the house. After inspecting the itchy areas on my skin, I find very tiny one hole pin pricks at the center of the itchy area. I don't think I have the typical reaction to flea bites that result in the tiny lifted red bump. After awhile, the itchy areas go away and the pin pricks heal. Do you think I still have fleas? Should I reapply the Ultracide to everything again or just continue doing what I am doing? But for how long?
AIf you still had fleas then you would definitely see them. If you are not seeing any fleas but you are still itching and seeing signs of bites on your body, then we would recommend seeing a dermatologist to see if you can get the itchy areas identified with anything. Fleas are definitely noticeable. One way to determine if you have fleas is to place a white sock over your hand and arm and slide it across the floor. The small black fleas should be easy to identify on the white sock and will let you know if you still have activity or not. If you do still have some fleas then you should treat again. Flea Treatments almost always take 2 to 3 treatments and should be applied every 14 days since the flea eggs hatch every 14 days.
QShould I treat the cat litter with Ultracide?
My cat and house have been treated. I treated the carpets with Ultracide four days ago. I have been vacuuming everyday. Although the cat has been treated with Frontline, I have kept the cat in one room. She does not seem to have any signs of fleas. I recently was vacuuming the cat's room and changed the cat litter bag and replaced it with new. I put the wrapped up garbage bag to the side and continued to vacuum. I think I saw the bag moving as if fleas were trapped inside the bag with the cat litter. If there are fleas getting inside the cat litter, should the cat litter be treated with anything? Would it be okay to let the cat out of the room? I am afraid she might transfer eggs or fleas to other parts of the house which seem to be under control or the couch which I didn't treat at all.
AYou should not treat the cat litter with anything. Simply change the litter frequently and you should not have any issues. Go over the cat carefully with a flea comb. If the cat does not have any signs of fleas or flea debris, it should be just fine to let the cat back into the rest of the house.
QHow long should you wait to mop after you have applied Ultracide to a tile floor?
Will I need to reapply the Ultracide after mopping?
AYou should thoroughly vacuum the tile floor before applying the Ultracide, paying special attention to all cracks and crevices. This will help remove a great deal of the flea eggs, pupae and the debris they can develop in. Mopping can be done before the application and you should wait to mop for about two weeks after the application. Please test the Ultracide on an inconspicuous area of the tile to be sure it does not mar the finish.
QCan Ultracide be used on bedbugs, ants and roaches?
I bought some for fleas. Now I have a bedbug problem, can it kill them too?
A Ultracide is a specific product that is made for fleas. It is not labeled for bed bugs and would not be effective for treating bed bugs. You should use one of our Bed Bug Kits which will give you the best chance of defeating a bed bug problem. The products in the Bed Bug Kits are also labeled for roaches. We would recommend adding a Roach Bait Gel to the treatment. Below are some great articles on treatment. Please let us know if you have additional questions.
Ultracide is a specific product that is made for fleas. It is not labeled for bed bugs and would not be effective for treating bed bugs. You should use one of our Bed Bug Kits which will give you the best chance of defeating a bed bug problem. The products in the Bed Bug Kits are also labeled for roaches. We would recommend adding a Roach Bait Gel to the treatment. Below are some great articles on treatment. Please let us know if you have additional questions.
QIs there any effect from using Ultracide on people who have asthma or breathing problems?
Should you use Ultracide on clothes?
AUltracide is a very safe product and it does not have a strong odor. That being said there are different levels of severity of asthma, and certain people may be more sensitive to certain things. We are not doctors, so we always recommend leaning towards the side of caution. You should make sure some windows are open or have the person in question not be around while you are spraying the Ultracide. They can return to the treated area 1 hour after application and there should be no issues. Ultracide is not labeled to spray on clothes. Any article of clothing ran through a wash and dry cycle will kill anything on it so you do not need to treat it.
QIs Ultracide safe for hardwood floors?
We bought a home recently and the old owner removed the carpets. We refinished the hardwood floors, but we still find we have a lot of fleas. I want to apply to the baseboards of the home and hardwood floors.
AYes, Ultracide aerosol is perfectly safe on just about any surface. You should always test the spray first in a corner or inconspicuous area. Remember to vacuum all surfaces and cracks and crevices around baseboards first before you apply Ultracide. You should also vacuum often over the next week and apply again exactly 14 days later after your first application. Be sure to vacuum again before your second treatment.