Cyzmic CS Micro-encapsulated Insecticide

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Cyzmic CS - 0.4 oz

Cyzmic CS is a water-based insecticide concentrate that provides excellent control of dozens of insect pests in a powerful micro-encapsulated formulation (CapVantage) for long-lasting control and little to no odor.

CapVantage Micro Encapsulation means that each droplet of insecticide is encased in a protective microscopic capsule, providing a long residual, even in direct sunlight or other harsh weather conditions. CapVantage also means the product can be picked up more easily by the tiny hairs on insects’ bodies - especially flying insects. The micro-encapsulation also provides benefits to the applicator, including reduced exposure to the active ingredient.

All-around, Cyzmic CS is a longer-lasting, more effective product on a wide range of insect pests including bed bugs, ants, mosquitoes, beetles, flies, stink bugs, carpenter bees, and more. Cyzmic CS can be used for a variety of indoor and outdoor pest applications, including perimeter pest treatments, residential areas, commercial properties, food-handling establishments, livestock and poultry housing, and turf and ornamental. Cyzmic CS can be reapplied at 21-day intervals, if necessary. Cyzmic CS is not a knockdown insecticide, but it can be used in conjunction with knockdown sprays.

*Cyzmic CS is now available in single-use .4 oz bottles!

Compare to micro-encapsulated Demand CS.

How Cyzmic CS Works

Cyzmic CS is a water-based insecticide concentrate that targets dozens of structural, turf, and ornamental pests in a long-lasting formulation. The active ingredient Lambda-Cyhalothrin is one of the strongest in the synthetic pyrethroid class of insecticides. Designed to imitate the action of the natural pesticide pyrethrin (derived from the chrysanthemum flower), it quickly attacks the central nervous system of target pests. The primary advantages of this synthetic ingredient include longer residual, lower cost, lower rates, less odor, and longer shelf life. With the CapVantage technology of Cyzmic CS, you can use less product to get more even distribution of the active ingredient over your treatment area, helping to maximize your time, and money.

Encapsulation of the active ingredient also makes it more accessible to pests, especially on porous surfaces like raw wood or brick. Larger pests like roaches, scorpions, or spiders can pick up capsules with more active ingredient at a time, causing death more quickly. CapVantage also helps to coat leaf surfaces more evenly for treatment of flying insects like mosquitoes and ornamental pests like spider mites. The active ingredient not only stays in place, but it also is less susceptible to breakdown from sunlight and heat.

Target Uses for Cyzmic CS

Cyzmic CS is a versatile insecticide that is ideal for applications including: broad-spectrum perimeter pest control, crack and crevice indoor treatments, mosquito treatments, fire ant mounds, turf and ornamental pests, commercial applications, agricultural and industrial buildings, parks, recreational areas, athletic fields, food-handling establishments, livestock and poultry housing, and pet kennels.

Application Instructions

How to Use Cyzmic CS (Video):

How to Use Cyzmic CS 0.4 oz Bottle (Video):

CYZMIC CS is for use as a general surface (nonfood/nonfeed areas), crack and crevice, or spot treatment in, on, and around buildings and structures and their immediate surroundings, and on modes of transport. Areas of use include industrial buildings, houses, patios, porches, closets, furniture, apartment buildings, mobile homes, laboratories, buses, greenhouses (non-commercial), stores, factories, warehouses, wineries, vessels, railcars, trucks, trailers, aircraft (cargo and other non-cabin areas only), schools, nursing homes, hospitals, mausoleums, restaurants, hotels, correctional facilities, livestock/poultry housing, pet kennels, food granaries, food grain mills and food manufacturing, processing, and servicing establishments. See product label for complete application instructions.

*Dilute Cyzmic CS with water for application using hand-held or power-operated application equipment such as a hand or backpack sprayer. You can also apply Cyzmic CS with low-volume equipment such as the Micro-Injector or Actisol for crack and crevice and general spot treatment indoors.

*Dilute by filling the applicator tank with the desired amount of water and add Cyzmic CS. Close and shake before use to ensure proper mixing. Shake or reagitate applicator tank before use if the application is interrupted.

*Watch the videos on this page for general mixing and perimeter spray application tips.

Standard Application Rates:

*0.2 fl. oz. (6 mL)/gal. of water – 0.015% - light infestations, maintenance, general pest prevention

*0.4 fl. oz. (12 mL)/gal. of water – 0.03% - most indoor applications, turf and ornamental pests

*0.8 fl. oz. (24 mL)/gal. of water – 0.06% - Severe infestations, clean-out, tough pests like roaches, scorpions

*1.5 – 5.0 fl. oz. per 100 gal. of water for Ornamental Pest applications

*3.4-7 mL per 1,000 sq. ft. (5 – 10 fl. oz. per Acre) for Lawn and Turfgrass Pest applications

For Perimeter Barrier Applications, use the desired amount of concentrate in 1-5 Gallons of water to cover 800-1600 sq. ft. Higher volumes of water are appropriate for heavy vegetation or landscaping materials.

Cyzmic CS Features

  • Reduced exposure to active ingredient
  • Easy measuring
  • Little to no odor
  • Easy mixing with herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and liquid fertilizers
  • Reduced clogging of spray equipment
  • Can be used on porous and non-porous surfaces with little or no staining
  • Versatile applications, dozens of listed target pests
  • Low use rates
  • Longer residual, especially in heat, rainfall, and sunlight
  • Approved for use in food-handling establishments

Extra Tips for Use

  • Keep people and pets out of the treatment area until applications are dry.
  • Reapply at 21-day intervals indoors, if needed.
  • Do not contaminate any animal food, feed, or water when making applications in animal housing areas.
  • Do not mix with oil.
  • Ideal water pH is 5-7.
  • Dilute only the amount of product that you plan to use right away.
  • Do not use on edible crops or products stored for food or feed.
  • Do not use in any type of irrigation equipment.
  • Store out of direct sunlight and extreme temperatures.

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  • 45 of 47 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 stars  Not bad, cheaper than Demand
    By Dan in Payson, Utah on 02/27/2011

    Cyzmic is a good product. I would say it does the job as well as the spendy Demand CS, given that it is the same generic formula. However, Cyzmic has some pretty intense fumes when mixed really heavy for a roach flush out or bed bugs. The smell is hardly noticeable for .015% dilution for spiders ect.

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  • 41 of 45 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 stars  A little goes a long way!
    By Todd in Blackwood, NJ on 08/21/2010
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    4 stars because I've only had this item for about a month. Used it to deter carpenter ants from entering the house, and yard bugs (silverfish, ants, earwigs, etc). So far so good. Based on the directions, you don't need to use much. An 8 oz. bottle will last a long time if you're a homeowner. Good buy.

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  • 36 of 39 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Outstanding product
    By Michael in Riverview, FL on 11/03/2013
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    I got tired of paying $60 dollars locally for a bottle of Demand CS. I searched the web and came across this site which had it $20 dollars cheaper. I ended up buying the Cyzmic CS that contains the same active ingredients. I ordered on a Monday night and received it Thursday. This product works identical to Demand and took care of my pest problem. This company has great prices, product selection and fast FREE shipping. 5 stars everyday from a very happy customer.

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  • 35 of 36 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Instant Gratification
    By Aubrey in Houston Texas on 09/01/2016

    I've been using this product at my home for over 5 years. So when I was vacationing with family in Miami, I ordered a bottle for my wife's sister that had a spider, ant and roach infestation. Two days after treating her property, she called me to tell me she keeps seeing dead bugs inside and outside everywhere. Even the gnats that flew around the porch light at nighttime were gone.

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  • 33 of 34 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Great for scorpions
    By Gene in Goodyear, AZ on 12/18/2012
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    Had a problem I didn't know about. Found several bark scorpions in the house. These are the most dangerous. Got a scorpion light and went hunting. Must have had a nest outside somewhere. Bought Cyzmic CS and sprayed according to directions. Checked 2 days later and found about 8 dead ones plus ALL of the other bugs. If there is anything better on the market, I'd like to know what it is. I am really impressed with this product.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Cyzmic CS - 0.4 oz
    By Paula in Whitesburg, Tennessee on 11/17/2017

    Great product and really low prices.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Good Product
    By David in Carlisle, PA on 11/13/2017

    I was being overrun by ants. I tried this product for the first time. Worked fantastic. I will be using Cyzmic more often in the future for indoor problem bugs.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Easy mix and spray
    By Jim in Las Vegas, NV on 11/10/2017

    I used Cyzmic inside my garage and around the entire perimeter of my house. It was easy to mix and use in my hand pump 2 gallon sprayer. I used 4 oz. Cyzmic per 1.5 gallons of water.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Cyzmic product
    By Regina in Pinebluff NC on 11/03/2017

    It worked well so I placed an order for a bigger sized bottle. The product was as described this a great alternative to exterminating companies!

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  • 4 of 5 stars  Cyzmic
    By James in Lumberton Nc on 11/03/2017

    Great product and very effected

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Killed cockroaches in a day
    By D in Lexington, SC on 10/22/2017

    Saw a couple of earwigs and cockroach scouts in my house after the weather turned colder. Used this to spray all the baseboards on every wall and cabinet, and the last two cockroaches were dead the next morning. Haven't seen any type of bug in weeks. Works very well inside with Demon Max outside around the perimeter. Can't beat it.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Cyzmic CS - 0.4 oz
    By Paula in Whitesburg on 10/21/2017

    Great product and really great/low price. Quickly works too.

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Cyzmic-cs-microencapsulated-insecticide
    By Paula in Waxahachie Texas on 10/06/2017

    We purchase this to spray for insecticide for inside the home it does not have a smell like the others do highly recommend

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  • 5 of 5 stars  easy to do
    By Jik in detroit michigan on 10/06/2017

    received very fast, easy to use, followed directions works as expected

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Love it
    By Suzanne in mesa on 10/03/2017

    Best stuff i have ever found

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04/14/2011 Darci

QWill the residue from Cyzmic CS kill bed bugs?
Is the residue able to kill them for weeks like the BedLam spray? I want to do overkill and spray anything and everything in my house but that would take tons of cans of BedLam, so I need something I can mix for a sprayer. But I want the residue to still continue to kill the bed bugs for a few weeks. What is best for that?


Cyzmic CS is labeled for bed bugs and will kill them. You can apply Cyzmic every 21 days indoors. It is very important to follow the product label instructions and resist the temptation to spray 'anything and everything'. According to the Cyzmic product label :

Bed bugs: Clean floors and surfaces by vacuuming. Apply as a coarse, low-pressure spray to harborage areas including crevices, baseboards, loose plaster, behind bed frames and headboards, beneath beds and furniture, and to bedsprings and bed frames. Do not apply to furniture surfaces or mattresses where people will be laying or sitting. Infested bedding should not be treated, but should be removed, placed in sealed plastic bags, and taken for laundering and drying at high temperatures.

There is another product called Phantom that can last up to 30 days and it can be sprayed in all of the places the the Cyzmic can be sprayed in plus it can be used on the tufts, folds, seams and edges of mattresses and box springs. Phantom has the benefit of being non-repellent which means that insects cannot sense that it is there so they cannot avoid treated areas. There is no known resistance from bed bugs to the active ingredient contained in Phantom.

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10/07/2010 Joanna

QIs Cyzmic CS safe for children and also is it safe when use on siding(will it damage it or not)?
We have a problem with ladybugs and box elder bugs. There are so many of them that is almost impossible to get into our house without leading some of them in to the house!

ACyzmic CS is very safe to use around children and animals as long as they are out of the area while you are spraying. They can return as soon as the area is dry. Cyzmic CS is odorless, dries clear, leaves no stains, is non-irritating to the skin, and will not break down easily with rainfall. It is also safe to apply to siding and we have never had an issue from our customers applying it on any surface.If the ladybugs and boxelder bugs are in your home, they most likely moved in during the fall. When the weather warms up, they will come out of their hiding places (usually wall voids, drop ceilings attics) and try to find their way outdoors. Unfortunately, after the ladybugs and boxelder bugs have gained entry there is not much you can do beyond vacuuming them up and applying a residual insecticide such as Cy-Kick Aerosol around the door frames and window frames and other cracks and crevices may give you some relief.

32 of 34 people found this answer helpful.
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09/18/2010 Dan

QDoes Cyzmic CS have the same residual (90 days) that Demand CS has?
Demand CS lasts up to 90 days. All I've been able to find about Cyzmic CS is "long lasting residual", which is very general. Has there been any real testing if it is really as good as Demand CS?

AThe Demand CS label also does not give a definitive time frame, but you are correct that it is well known that any product that is micro-encapsulated (like Demand CS and Cyzmic CS) are going to have a longer residual than most other products. Cyzmic CS is an exact generic version of Demand CS. While there are no immediate studies that we are aware of, we have received great customer feedback on Cyzmic CS and the results seem to be right in line with Demand CS.

25 of 26 people found this answer helpful.
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07/24/2010 Terri

QWhat is the shelf life of Cyzmic CS?

ACyzmic CS, like most of our bottled liquid products, should have a shelf life of 2 to 3 years if stored in a cool dry place and out of direct sunlight.

23 of 23 people found this answer helpful.
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10/15/2011 Bill from Arizona

QCyzmic CS Micro-encapsulated Insecticide Compared to Knox Out (Micro encapsulated Diazinon).
I've used & like Knox Out which you don't sell. How does Cyzmic compare in terms of effectiveness?

AFor one thing Diazinon (Knox Out) was outlawed years ago and is no longer available.  As far as products left today Cyzmic CS is one of the best.  It has the longest residual of any of the products we sell and is labeled for just about anything you would want to treat.  It would be a great choice for your pest control needs.

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Most Recent Customer Questions

10/27/2017 Margie from Leakey, Tx

QShould you mix Phantom with Cyzmic CS?
If yes, Why would you and would you also need Gentrol IGR?


No, we do not recommend mixing Cyzmic CS and Phantom at the same time. Cyzmic CS has a faster kill than Phantom, so you would lose the transfer effects of Phantom by mixing these two products together. You could use these insecticides in rotation with one another. You can mix Gentrol with either insecticide since Gentrol is a growth regulator (IGR) and does not kill adult insects. Gentrol is like birth control for insects, so it helps to interrupt the breeding cycle.†Be sure to check out our Pest Guides which have treatment guides for the most common pests to get the most out of your treatments and products.

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08/30/2017 Rick from Cedar Rapids, Ia

QCan I use Cyzmic CS Micro-encapsulated Insecticide for roaches?
My mother-in-law have a roach problem, pretty bad. You can literally sit on the porch and watch them walk on in from the neighbors. I was wondering if I could just use this to treat the problem?


Cyzmic CS Micro-encapsulated Insecticide certainly can be used for roaches, but if the infestation is severe, it is not likely that just using an insecticide by itself will completely control them.† It is usually necessary to use an insect growth regulator (IGR) along with a roach bait gel as well.† We normally recommend using one of our Roach Control Kits so that you will have everything you need to eradicate a roach infestation.† You may want to look over our Roach Control Guide for more information on how to kill and prevent roaches.†

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07/17/2017 Jan from Rohnert Park, Ca

QWill Cyzmic CS kill bird mites?


Cyzmic CS is a great all around general insecticide that can be used for many insects. While bird mites specifically are not on the label mites in general are, and it can be used in areas where mites may be found. Be sure to remove all nesting materials and birds from the area to ensure that the host and source is eliminated so you can get any lingering mites controlled quickly. Spray the areas outside the home where the nest was found and surrounding surfaces, and if any have made their way in the home during this process you can use the Cyzmic around baseboards and crevices and window and door frames.†

How to Get Rid of Bird Mites

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07/03/2017 Cmd from Jacksonville, Nc

QWhen you say Firebrats, do you mean Fire ants?
I have an infestation of palmetto bugs as well as a 60 foot radius in my backyard that is a fire ant mound that I need to get rid of ASAP, will this work for that?


Firebrats are similar to silverfish, not fire ants. Cyzmic CS is a great option for use in your lawn for palmetto bugs and fire ants. The mixing rate is 0.4 fl oz per gallon of water. This can be broadcast across your lawn and applied every 21 days as needed. The residual outdoors is 30 days and 90 days indoors.

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07/02/2017 Candice from Grand Prairie, Tx

QWhat is the difference between using Cyzmic and Suspend?
I contacted you guys about using a pesticide for indoor and outdoor use. It is a new construction home and we already have problems with roaches, spiders, wasps, mosquitos because I live next to the woods and lake. I was advised to buy Cyzmic but it looks like Suspend Polyzone would also be a good option. Please advise! I live on 1.3 acre and want to treat my lawn as well as indoors.


Cyzmic CS Micro-encapsulated Insecticide†and Suspend Polyzone are comparable in terms of how long they can last on outside surfaces, up to 90 days and are labeled for the same pests. †The differences is in the active ingredient and the formulation. †Cyzmic is micro-encapsulated which means each drop of active is encased in a small capsule that insects contact and pick on and they rupture to get a direct hit of the active. †Polyzone contains a polymer that helps it stick to surfaces better for the longer residual. †Either would be good to use, but CS products tend to work better on harder to kill insects such as scorpions and spiders since they actually pick it up and get the hit of active.

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06/13/2017 Sandip from Gilbert, Az

QCan I use Cyzmic CS Micro-encapsulated Insecticide on hardwood floor?


Cyzmic CS Micro-encapsulated Insecticide†is labeled for use indoors around baseboards and cracks and crevices. †If you follow the manufacturer's product label and mix accordingly, the product should not leave any residue, but be sure to only apply a fine mist around baseboards. †The†Cyzmic CS Micro-encapsulated Insecticide†is not labeled for broadcast spraying over your entire flooring. †

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05/22/2017 Michael from Utah

QWhat is the preferred amount of Cyzmic CS used to treat a yard?
When spraying a yard, what amount of product this product is recommended? For my 50 gallon power sprayer, how much product should I be using, how much product per gallon? Thanks


Cyzmic CS Micro-encapsulated Insecticide†rates for turfgrass application vary depending on the pest you are trying to treat per page 11-12 of the product label. †

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05/13/2017 Tom from Scottsdale, Az

QWhat shall I use to spray on outside of house foundation to prevent spiders entering?
I intend to spray on the ground just at the intersection of the foundation to prevent spiders from coming in my house


Cyzmic CS†would be a great product as a barrier spray to kill insects that contact the treated surface. †While there is not a product that will keep them out, sealing up all cracks and crevices that allow them entry is best way to prevent insects inside. †We also have a great general pest prevention guide that can help. †

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04/23/2017 Jim from Shawano, Wi

QWhat product can I use to prevent spiders & bees from making nest around windows and in corners?


Cyzmic CS Micro-encapsulated Insecticide†would be a great product to help prevent spiders and bees.† You may want to take a look at our general pest prevention guide for more information on treating and preventing nuisance pests.†

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04/16/2017 Mark from Jackson,tn

QShould I clean up dust before I spray Cyzmic CS?
I have boric acid down all around base boards, cracks and crevices. And IGR before I spray?


You do want to apply†Cyzmic CS Micro-encapsulated Insecticide†to a clean surface and remove any dust or debri before application so that the spray†contacts the surface for better application and continous barrier.† Dusts are best used applied to cracks and crevices and under baseboards where it will not be disturbed.

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