|Active Ingredient:||0.05% Pyrethrins|
|Target pests:||flea larvae and eggs, adult fleas|
|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).|
|Manufactured By:||Whitmire Micro-Gen|
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. Contains the insect growth regulator (IGR) Nylar
Ultracide differs from Precor 2000 in that Ultracide has an initial faster kill. Precor 2000 is more well-known by name.
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.
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, their eggs, and ticks 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.
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54 of 58 people found this review helpful:
This stuff is great.
By Joe on August 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!
39 of 43 people found this review helpful:
What a blessing!
By Mary on October 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.
32 of 33 people found this review helpful:
By Nate on March 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.
28 of 28 people found this review helpful:
By Lisa on May 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.
16 of 16 people found this review helpful:
Great for flea infestation
By Kathleen on March 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.
this is awesome!
June 14, 2013
1 sweep of the area, and fleas are gone!!! Best ever and I have told my dog and cat lover friends all about this stuff!
By John on May 5, 2013
Wasted so much money on bombs and sprays from big box stores.. One can of this wiped them all out. I thought I was never going to get then under control. Now, in flea free.
DAY 2 they (fleas) were ALL dead!
By Miles on April 20, 2013
May 2012, I treated my cat w/topical treatment and I used (2) cans of this in my 1100 sq ft apt and on day 2 there were no more fleas. Since this miracle has happened I now keep my cat INSIDE. To this day April 2013 I have had NO more fleas.
By Nate on April 7, 2013
This stuff was very easy to use- the directions were clearly written and I got it to work on the first attempt. In the space of one day, I treated all problem areas and I have enjoyed bite-free days since!
By Paulie on February 19, 2013
It's fairly effective stuff, but doesn't totally eliminate the lil devils. Need to spray with the can upside down. Customer service was excellent.
Solved my problem.
By Me on February 18, 2013
Our outdoor cats developed a flea problem which they ended up bringing inside. Being generous with this spray and steam cleaning the carpets solved the problem. I would highly recommend this product!
By Diego on February 9, 2013
My pesky problems were gone in a matter of seconds,thanks to you all
ultracide flea spray
By Tom on December 30, 2012
worked great. killed the pesky fleas. then i retreated a week later to get the newborn babies.
Ultracide for ticks
By Diane on December 30, 2012
I ordered Ultracide because our exterminator used it when we had an infestation of ticks and it worked. I am keeping a can in case we need it in the future. It really works.
By Marge on November 7, 2012
Wonderful product! Had a serious problem with flea infestation. Used this product as directed and !VOILA! no more fleas! Also works very well on ants!
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August 12, 2009 Katie asked:
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.
September 12, 2009 Brooklyn asked:
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.
July 28, 2010 Tracy asked:
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.
October 27, 2010 Michelle asked:
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.
November 4, 2009 Steve asked:
QDoes Ultracide flea spray work on concrete basement floors?
Does this product 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.
May 31, 2013
Tammie from Lusby, Md asked:
QUltracide for Carpet Beelte Adult and Larvae?
Is this a good spray for carpet larvae? Can I spray it inside my kitchen cabinets and then replace food and other stuff once it dries?
AUltracide is not labeled for Carpet Beetles or their larvae and definitely not for use inside kitchen cabinets. Carpet beetles will be around the edges of carpet and fabric like wool rugs or clothing, not in cabinets. If you are experiencing beetles in your cabinets you may have a type of grain beetle. Please try to get a sample on a glue board or tape and take it to a local pest control company or your local Cooperative Extension office to get a proper identification so that we can give you the best information for your treatment needs.
May 13, 2013
Thad from Clayton, Nc asked:
QWhere inside vehicles do I need to spray Ultracide to kill fleas? Do I need to spray on the seats? I have sprayed on the floor but I still feel the fleas.
AThe Ultracide can be used in all fabric areas of the car and cracks and crevices, just like you would use it in the home for flea control. Floorboards, seats, cushions, and floor mats are all places you can spray the product. You need to vacuum the car thoroughly everyday just like you would the home as well to help expose any dormant eggs to the product you put down. Spray Ultracide every 14 days and let dry completely before re-entering the car. If you are only feeling the fleas, and not seeing them still, you need to put down glue boards to try and get a sample of the pest in your car to make sure you are treating for the right insect. You can take a sample to your local Cooperative Extension to have it identified by the Entomologist on staff.
May 6, 2013
Lisa from Casselberry, Fl asked:
QDoes Ultracide have an expiration date?
If so where is it located on the can?
AMost insecticides have a shelf life of about 3-5 years is stored properly in a temperature stable environment out of direct sunlight. Most manufactures will only have the date the item was actually made imprinted on the can/bottle. Each placement is going to vary by manufacturer and many times can be in a coded form.
April 26, 2013
Mike from Palm Beach, Florida asked:
QWhat is most effective for cat fleas inside the home?
What is the most effective either - NY Guard Plus Spray, or Ultracide Spray ? After using Pfrecor Fogger and Ultracide Spray - I still have Cat Fleas & we have no animals. Does it take time after using Fogger and Spray to stop the infestation ?
AAre you still seeing the fleas or are you just feeling bites at this point?
April 5, 2013
Natalie from Dripping Springs, Tx asked:
QShould you remove kids toys, mattress when using Ultracide on carpet beetles?
Most of the carpet beetles were present in my children's rooms (carpeted rooms). Ultracide will be used next week to get rid of the beetles. However, do I need to (or would it be best) to remove all their toys and books from the bedroom? What about the clothes in the dressers and closet? I was told I can just place these items on top of the bed or dresser. Also, should I treat all carpeted areas in the home, even oriental rugs that are not close to baseboards?
APlease note that Ultracide is not labeled to control carpet beetles. When used as directed on the product label the product is being sprayed straight down on the floor or furniture that needs to sprayed and removing everything from the room is not necessary. The clothes in the dresser and closet should not be contacted by the spray as long as the drawers and door stay closed. All items should be removed from the floor so a thorough treatment can be achieved. When treating upholstered furniture, treat under cushions and areas where insect development occurs.
March 28, 2013
Kathy from Rtp,nc asked:
QWhy do we need to vacuum so much? How does Ultracide kill and prevent fleas?
If ultracide will eliminate flea problems for up to seven months, why does it still need to vaccum every day or every other day after the application for the next two weeks? and it asks a second application in 14 days. why?
AThe insect growth regulator in Ultracide lasts for up to 7 months. This is the ingredient that will stop reproduction of fleas. The other two ingredients are insecticides and they will only kill for about 2 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.
February 8, 2013
Patty from Altamonte Springs asked:
QIs this product odorless and is it toxic to people?
AUltracide does have a bit of an odor as do all aerosols though we have never had a complaint that the odor is very strong or that it lingers. As long as you follow the product label and stay out of treated area until it has dried the toxicity level is relatively low.
November 6, 2012
Scott from Dover, Florida asked:
QIs this product usefull in getting rid of bedbugs?
we are trying to find the right pest control company and the best priced one said that they use ultracide to get rid of bedbugs. He said it is a three-step procedure but all he uses is ultracide. Will this be effective?
A We cannot comment on the work that is done or will be done by a professional pest control company. Here is what we can tell you: Ultracide is not labeled for bedbugs so we would not recommend it for this type of application. Ultracide has a broad application nozzle which will not direct the product into cracks and crevices where bedbugs hide making it not ideal for bedbug applications. Also, the manufacturer has not tested Ultracide for bedbug applications so we have no idea if it will be effective for bedbugs. It will take multiple products to get rid of bedbugs (and also multiple applications of the products) but you must make sure the correct products are being used. Make sure only products that are labeled for bedbugs are being used and also make sure the products are being applied in areas where they are labeled to be applied (many products cannot be used on beds or furniture). Most of our customers and most professionals use the products that come in our bedbug kits, which is why we have put the kits together. Bedbug treatment guide: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/how-to-get-rid-of-bed-bugs-c-39_95.html
We cannot comment on the work that is done or will be done by a professional pest control company. Here is what we can tell you: Ultracide is not labeled for bedbugs so we would not recommend it for this type of application. Ultracide has a broad application nozzle which will not direct the product into cracks and crevices where bedbugs hide making it not ideal for bedbug applications. Also, the manufacturer has not tested Ultracide for bedbug applications so we have no idea if it will be effective for bedbugs. It will take multiple products to get rid of bedbugs (and also multiple applications of the products) but you must make sure the correct products are being used. Make sure only products that are labeled for bedbugs are being used and also make sure the products are being applied in areas where they are labeled to be applied (many products cannot be used on beds or furniture). Most of our customers and most professionals use the products that come in our bedbug kits, which is why we have put the kits together.
Bedbug treatment guide:
June 16, 2012
Jackie from Throop, Pa asked:
QCan you use in basement
I have concrete floors in the basement and there are alot of flees down there will this product work in non carpeted areas as well.
AUltracide will work great on the concrete floors in your basement.
April 12, 2012
Cindy from Boone Grove, In asked:
QCan I clean my carpets after treatment with my Rug Doctor machine? Will it cancel out the Ultracide?
AYou should clean your carpets prior to using the Ultracide. You will indeed remove the residual properties of the Ultracide if you wash the carpets after you apply the product.