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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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97 of 102 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.
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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.
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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.
By Juani in Jacksonville on 03/20/2017
This did not work for me and I tried it twice! Very disappointed. After spending money on your products, I have to hire professionals to take care of the fleas! Is there any money back guarantee on your products?
Thank you for your comments! We are sorry that you have not seen the results you expected from using the Ultracide. Keep in mind that when treating for fleas indoors, most infestations require at least 2-4 treatments 2 weeks apart to control the flea population. This is in addition to vacuuming, treating pets, and treating outdoors, as needed. Since you are the end user of the products you purchase, we are unable to accept returns on used products unless there may be a rare instance that an item is defective, which would be handled on a case-by-case basis. We accept returns on most unused products in original condition within 90 days of purchase. Ultracide is one of our most popular flea control products. We are always here to answer questions for you via telephone, email, or Live Chat, before or after your purchase. We hope that you will take advantage of our Free Expert Advice as well as our Pest Guides, Customer Reviews, and Questions and Answers that are available on our website. Our Flea Treatment Guide has great additional information and videos to assist you when treating for this pest: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/how-to-get-rid-of-fleas-a-483.html Please let us know if we can further assist you at any time.
By Derek in Laurens, SC on 02/19/2017
Product seems to work well. You will still need to vacuum at least every other day, wash all bedding, and treat all animals. I would also suggest treating area at least twice with this product, with a week or so in between treatments.
By Karen in Seminole, Florida on 02/11/2017
This product was recommended at the store and it worked very well with "my flea problem". Highly recommended over the fogger since there is no prep or clean up.
By Diane in Mishawaka on 12/24/2016
Did the job. No adverse effects and most of all No fleas. Get the buggers off your dog and this product will get them out of your house. Most important to keep vacuuming the house and you'll be free of fleas.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
Flees were defeated with PT Ultracide Great Product
By James in demotte on 12/17/2016
The dog brought home flees from the groomer,washed and washed with flee shampoo but was still getting them, realized they were in the house now.we vacuumed then sprayed the carpet with stuff from PetSmart, no luck.Got PT Ultracide, one application and they were gone, not one left.Washed the dog with flee shampoo and done.Used less than one can for 2500SF house.I bought another can just in case.Time for a new groomer.
By Gail in New Orleans, LA on 12/11/2016
A local pesticide company highly recommended PT Ultracide for ridding my home of carpet beetles. I was skeptical and hesitant to buy it, but I am so very thankful that I did. I chose to use more cans than recommended, because by the time I identified the pests, they had destroyed an expensive area rug, new drapes, and many of my garments. DoMyOwnPestControl sells this fabulous product at a discount compared to the price I paid locally. My order was filled correctly and arrived timely. This product works extremely well, and it works fast. A few days after removing the source (an unopened carton of dog biscuits), removing the infested area rug, and vacuuming and spraying my house, I saw no more carpet beetles, which is a miracle. I can't say enough about this fabulous product. It literally saved my sanity and my remaining fabric furnishings.
By Steven in Woodstock, GA on 12/06/2016
Excellent website. Easy to navigate and prompt delivery every time. I've been ordering for a number of years and never had a problem. You even found me on vacation and delivered to my rental. Thanks, Steve
By Steven in Woodstock, GA on 11/16/2016
Great website, easy to use, reliable delivery
By Steven in Woodstock, GA on 10/27/2016
Extremely easy website. I use it once a month and have never had any trouble. It would be nice if a longtime, regular customer can get a discount. I can't afford to buy over $50 in product at once but I spend over $20 every month.
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TG for Ultracide and DMO Pest Control
By Miranda in Phoenix AZ on 10/16/2016
First - want to say that PT Ultracide rocks and so does DMO Pest Control. I just had a little flea pop-up a full 9 months after quashing a heavy infestation. Ugh! Crap! Luckily I had a bit of a can of Ultracide left, so I could immediately zap the little buggers and lay down some more IGR in case these late bloomers dropped a few eggs. Sent away to DMOPC for two more cans post-haste that evening, and appreciated the quick delivery. Some tips for everyone: (1) follow the instructions, you just need a light spray on carpets, and under seat cushions on upholstered furniture. (2) Don't forget to spray the underside of your couch - learned this the first time. (3) You do NOT have to throw out your vacuum bag. I checked several County Extension sites affiliated with universities, and they say they USED to believe this, but now know it is not necessary. I still see lots of bad "throw it out" advice out there. Save yourself money and headaches and just keep vacuuming. (4) Move as much furniture as you can when you vacuum - that's a hiding place for fleas. Those $10 sliders at the hardware store will make this much easier. Consider stacking some furniture out of the way for two weeks so you aren't pushing it around every time. My local pest company FAILED to get rid of my fleas the first go-round (and second go-round) and I think the permethrin they sprayed damaged the finish on some of my wood furniture. It was Ultracide that did the trick. Easy to use, doesn't smell bad or perfumely and is very effective when you follow the directions. Have hope!
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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.
10/16/2016 Lu from Brooklyn, Ny
QShould I wear a mask to use PT Ultracide?
2 weeks ago I noticed Flea dirt on my dog, last week I began my fight against fleas. Bathed her with Flea and Tick shampoo then a two days ago I began using Fronline Plus. I have seen a few fleas on her since this but I'm seeing that it's normal as they are dying for them to come out to the coat. Anyways I haven't really seen any around my house because I live in an apartment with tile floor everywhere, however I wanna just use this to make sure my home doesn't become a completely infested. Should I wear a mask to use this product, is it safe around babies (7 month and 2 year old), and is it safe for humans/dogs.
A Ultracide†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.††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. †Per the product label, "applicators must wear long-sleeve shirts, long pants, socks and shoes, and chemical resistant gloves." Respiratory devices are not required.†
Ultracide†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.††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. †Per the product label, "applicators must wear long-sleeve shirts, long pants, socks and shoes, and chemical resistant gloves." Respiratory devices are not required.†
10/10/2016 Lynn from Rudolph
QIs PT Ultracide safe during pregnancy?
A When used according to the product label, PT Ultracide - 20 oz. is safe for use in a home where a pregnant women resides. It is important that everyone (including the pregnant person) except for the applicator is out of the area during the application. Everyone is free to return to the treated area as soon as it is dry. †It would not be recommended for a pregnant woman to atually apply the product as a safety precaution.
When used according to the product label, PT Ultracide - 20 oz. is safe for use in a home where a pregnant women resides. It is important that everyone (including the pregnant person) except for the applicator is out of the area during the application. Everyone is free to return to the treated area as soon as it is dry. †It would not be recommended for a pregnant woman to atually apply the product as a safety precaution.
07/22/2016 Michael from Columbia, Tn
QHow long after spraying PT Ultracide can people and pets touch treated area?
A Once dry it is only for people and pets to be back in area treated with PT Ultracide - 20 oz.† Typically this is about 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Once dry it is only for people and pets to be back in area treated with PT Ultracide - 20 oz.† Typically this is about 30 minutes to 1 hour.
04/10/2016 Liam from Florida
QWill the Ultracide affect any of my electronics or furniture negatively?
A Ultracide should not have any negative affects on furniture, although if you have concerns about any fabrics it would be best to do a test application in an inconspicuous spot first.† Ultracide should not be applied to electronics.†
Ultracide should not have any negative affects on furniture, although if you have concerns about any fabrics it would be best to do a test application in an inconspicuous spot first.† Ultracide should not be applied to electronics.†
01/07/2016 Amber from Leonville, La
QCan I use Ultracide around the outside of my house?
I have a small house so one can should be plenty for the inside. If I have some left over after I spray my house could I use it on the outside?
A Ultracide is labeled for use indoors only. We do carry outdoor flea control products. Please take a few moments to review our article on How to Get Rid of Fleas for more helpful treatment information.
Ultracide is labeled for use indoors only. We do carry outdoor flea control products. Please take a few moments to review our article on How to Get Rid of Fleas for more helpful treatment information.
01/06/2016 Parker from Birmingham, Al
QCan I spray Ultracide on my leather furniture?
I have leather furniture and the cushions do not come off. I want to spray it but don 't know where or how since I have read a lot of the Q&A about not spraying on top of couches.
A We would not advise spraying Ultracide on any leature furniture as it cause staining to the treated area. You may treat upholstered furniture under cushions for more effective results.
We would not advise spraying Ultracide on any leature furniture as it cause staining to the treated area. You may treat upholstered furniture under cushions for more effective results.
09/21/2015 Rachel from Albany, Ny
QIs it safe to treat with Ultracide and then allow a pregnant dog to return?
A Yes. Please be sure to keep your pet out of the area until Ultracide has had time to dry completely.
Yes. Please be sure to keep your pet out of the area until Ultracide has had time to dry completely.
06/06/2015 Reta from Baton Rouge La
QWhat is the shelf life of Ultracide?
A Ultracide - 20 oz. will last up to 1 year after opening. Please store in a cool dry area.
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.
11/03/2014 Mike from Norcross
QHow Do You Kill Flea Eggs?
Can you please explain how to kill flea eggs? Thank you.
AThe key to killing flea eggs is using an IGR or Insect Growth Regulator. Most IGR's cause growth abnormalities in the egg and larvae stages that prevent growth. 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 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. You should only apply Ultracide 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. Vacuum immediately before the treatment and every other day for the next 14 days. A second treatment may be needed after 14 days for heavy infestations.