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  • 11/12/2010Laure


    Q
    What's the difference between Demand CS and Suspend SC?
    A
    Both products have an active ingredient that is classified as a synthetic pyrethroid, so they really are very similar in the way that they work.  Suspend SC contains the active ingredient deltamethrin and is a bit more versatile when it comes to bedbug treatments though as it can be sprayed on mattresses, carpets (spot treat only) and on furniture (crack and crevice only). Demand CS cannot. Demand CS contains the active ingredient lambda-cyhalothrin, and it is micro encapsulated which will make it last a little bit longer in outdoor applications.

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  • 08/14/2009Shanae


    Q
    Is Demand CS safe to use around children and pets?
    What's the risk of transfer since Demand CS is capsulated? For instance, we have hardwood floors and we vacuum the floors and the baseboards. Can the insecticide be transferred from the vacuum to another surface (such as when vacuum rugs and couches) and increase the risk of contact?
    A
    If you are applying the product correctly, it should only be in cracks and crevices and other closed off areas. There should not be any issues with transfer effect like you are speaking of.  Once you apply Demand CS, the tiny microscopic balls of insecticide will bond to porous surfaces and will not be removed by general cleaning or vacuuming.  You should allow 30 minutes after application for the product to dry before cleaning or allowing children and pets to re-enter the room.

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  • 04/26/2011Sharon


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    Does Demand CS kill stinkbugs?
    A
    Absolutely.  Although stink bugs are not specifically on the label, the active ingredient Lambda Cyhalothrin in the Demand CS has shown great results on Stink Bugs. Many of our customers buy Demand CS for stinkbugs and the customer feedback has been great in regards to the results.

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  • 11/07/2010Curious


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    Should I mix Demand CS with Suspend SC and Gentrol?
    I've seen the ability to mix Gentrol with either Demand or Suspend, but can all 3 be mixed? Seems this would offer the best combo for heavy knock down, lingering kill, and nymph control to potentially pyrethin resistant bed bugs. Also, can you confirm the pyrethrin resistance rumored in bed bug populations?
    A
    There are indeed strains of bedbugs that are resistant to synthetic pyrethroid insecticides. Synthetic pyrethroids such as Suspend SC and Demand CS are the man-made versions of natural pyrethrin insecticides such as Exciter or Pyganic Pro. There is no valid reason to mix Suspend SC and Demand CS together, it would not make either product work better or produce better results, though it could make treated areas repellent to bedbugs lessening the effectiveness of the treatment. Both Demand CS and Suspend SC can be mixed with Gentrol IGR for a good knockdown and to break the growth cycle of the bedbugs and their eggs. If you do have a problem with a pyrethroid resistant bedbug population, you should use Phantom and Gentrol together. Phantom is not a pyrethroid, it is from a class of insecticides called pyrrole and there is no known resistance from bedbugs to this product. We also highly recommend that you use an aerosol with a straw attachment such as Phantom aerosol for the small cracks and crevices and a dust such as MotherEarth D for long lasting residual control.

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  • 05/18/2011Vangie


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    Is spraying Demand CS to eliminate bed bugs in the house perfectly safe for my children under 8, and my dogs?
    A
    Using Demand CS indoors for bedbugs is safe as long as you follow the Demand CS product label. Be sure to have all children and pets out of the area while you are doing the application and they can return as soon as the treated area is dry.

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  • 03/30/2012Fre


    Q
    How often should I use the demand CS for bed bugs?
    A
    According to the Demand CS product label you can use Demand CS every 21 days as part of your bedbug control program.

    19 of 23 people found this answer helpful.
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  • 10/30/2010Brad


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    Is Demand CS better than Phantom and Cyzmic CS for bedbugs?
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    Cyzmic CS is the generic equivalent of Demand CS and works exactly the same for bedbug infestations. Phantom is a non-repellent insecticide that insects cannot detect and therefore readily walk over treated surfaces. Phantom is not a synthetic pyrethroid like Demand CS or Cyzmic CS and so far bedbugs have not shown any resistance to the active ingredient in Phantom. The one downside to Phantom is that it can take 7-10 days to kill the bedbugs that come into contact with treated areas and in that time period they can continue to bite and lay eggs. Demand CS and Cyzmic CS do have a faster kill rate than Phantom.

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  • 03/14/2011Joe


    Q
    What is the dilution per gallon as well as the outdoor coverage area for Demand CS for tick control?
    If I fill my 2 gallon hand sprayer, what amount of Demand CS do I need to add? What kind of coverage can I typically get from it? I am spraying a section of my yard that is lightly wooded, no grass, mostly leaves and branches. I am solely concerned with controlling the tick population. I have read the booklet that came with the product but it is a little vague, ie outdoor surfaces. The Archer IGR is much more clear in its instructions. For Demand CS, I think I need to use 7.5 ml/gallon which should yield about 1500 sqft coverage. Does this sound correct? Thanks so much.
    A
    You can use 0.2 fl.oz. (6mL),  0.4 fl.oz. (12mL). or 0.8 fl.oz. (24mL) of Demand CS per gallon of water. We recommend using the highest concentration for the initial treatment and then, depending on how bad the infestation is, you can use 0.2 - 0.4 fl oz for the monthly follow up treatments. According to the product label, this is the most effective way to treat for ticks using Demand CS: "To control nuisance ticks (e.g. dog ticks) apply to kennels, yards, runs, and other areas where pets may frequent. For best coverage to control ticks, apply using a coarse fan spray to vegetation brush, branches, rock walls, and other areas near habitation where ticks may harbor or frequent. Treat entire area rather than making spot treatments, and retreat as necessary to maintain control. Do not apply to pasture or cropland, and do not allow animals and people access to treated areas until the deposit has dried. Applications can be made on a monthly basis, beginning in the spring and can continue until frost to control both larvae and adult ticks"

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  • 06/21/2011George


    Q
    How can I use Demand CS to help get rid of mosquitoes on my property?
    Our lot is partially thickly wooded. When we sit outside at night, we have a mosquito problem. How do we apply Demand CS to protect us outdoors? Can you use Demand CS with a fogger or a garden hose measuring applier?
    A
    Demand CS can be applied using just about any type of sprayer including a hose end sprayer. The hose end sprayer needs to be able to be calibrated to 0.8 fl.oz. (24mL) of product per gallon of water. A good choice would be the Chapin Hose End Sprayer 6005.  Mosquitoes must land on the treated areas to be killed so be sure you are spraying the areas where they are known to land such as the underside of the leaves on trees and shrubs. It is also helpful to spray a 2 ft wide band around the perimeter of your property to deter low flying mosquitoes from entering.

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  • 04/29/2011Jen


    Q
    What is the best product for killing box elder bugs?
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    We have numerous products that are labeled for killing box elder bugs that work excellent.  Demand CS is definitely one of our most popular and will work great on box elder bugs.  In addition, Demand CS is labeled for almost any other insect you could have an issue with and can be used safely indoors as well as outdoors.  It also has a long residual which lasts up to 90 days.  It would be a great choice.

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  • 04/15/2010Chris


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    If using outdoors, how many sq feet does one bottle of Demand CS cover?
    A
    How large of an area Demand CS covers outside is all dependent on what you are treating for, how strong you mix it, and how thick the ground cover is you are spraying it on.  An 8 ounce bottle of Demand CS will treat anywhere from 10,000 sq. feet to 40,000 sq. feet.  You should read the product label for exact calculations based on your specific situation. 

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  • 09/13/2010Danny


    Q
    How much Demand CS should I use per gallon of water?
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    The final concentration will really depend on what pest you are treating for and where you are treating. You will add between 6ml-24ml per gallon of water. Please take a few minutes to read through the Demand CS product label to find the appropriate concentration for your needs.

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  • 11/22/2010Krysta


    Q
    What is the best product for a tick infestation?
    I live in Hawaii and due to the year round warmth, ticks are EVERYWHERE. I absolutely loathe ticks, but somehow my home has become their home too. I have a dog who is on Biospot Flea and Tick treatment, but it doesn't seem to work so we're switching to Frontline or Advantix. Yesterday, I found seven ticks in my home, two of which were already engorged, so they've been feeding. I believe they're brown dog ticks from the pictures I've found. The two engorged ones were on wall and floor, and the others have been on blankets, baseboards, floor, and in the shower. My husband sprayed the yard with Ortho Max about a 3 weeks ago and they're already back. I believe it's the dog bringing them in from the yard and my husband on his uniform since he's in the Army and is always going to the ranges and laying down in the grass and dirt. From what I've read, Demon WP seems to be the hardest hitting for ticks and is safe for indoor and outdoor use, as well as pet friendly when dry. I'm also looking at Demand CS and Talstar P (Talstar One), and Permetherin SFR 36.8%. Talstar P actually had a 5 star review for killing off brown dog ticks. What is the best product for my situation? I would like to only treat outdoors if possible, but indoors may be necessary too. I want to completely disintegrate these ticks. Any other bug I can handle, but not ticks. We also have centipedes in Hawaii (HUGE ones), and although there haven't been any in my home, I'd like to use something that works for them too, just in case. Thank you so much.
    A

    Demon WP or Demand CS would be great choices for tick control. A wettable powder (Demon WP) or a microencapsulated formulation (Demand CS) might offer the best chance of particles of the active ingredient clinging to the ticks as they move across the surface. Demand CS may be the best choice for you because it does not leave a visible residue like the Demon WP can. Ideally, the indoor application would be made into every possible crevice in the room where the female ticks could go, but this could be a daunting effort. Try to picture where the ticks will wander for a place to hide, such as behind floor molding would be an obvious one. They might get up under stuffed furniture, behind pictures on the walls, inside dressers and other items in your home. All of these areas should be treated. We recommend using an IGR such as Archer IGR in combination with the insecticide that you choose. IGRs (insect growth regulators) will interrupt the growth cycle of juvenile ticks which will stop them from being able to mate and lay eggs. We also recommend using an insecticide dust such as Pyganic dust. Dusts have a much longer residual than liquids and they can be applied inside of wall voids where ticks may hide.

    For outdoor areas, you use the combination of insecticide and IGR.Tie a white cloth to a stick or broom handle and  drag the cloth around over the lawn and grassy areas, and examine the cloth for ticks, which will latch onto the material as it passes by. Areas where ticks are found can be can be treated. You should also treat any tall growth or shrubs.


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  • 05/14/2015Milc from Franklin


    Q
    Is Demand CS safe to use on roses, hydrangeas, other flowering shrubs, and perennials, as well as lawn?
    A
    Demand CS when applied per label should not harm non edible ornamental vegetation. 

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  • 01/07/2011D.e.


    Q
    Will the smell of Demand CS harm me or my pets?
    The pest control company just sprayed the inside of my house. The smell is strong. Will it harm my pets or me? Will it kill roaches and pincher bugs?
    A
    Once Demand CS is dry, it is usually safe for you and your pets to return to the treated area. If the smell is strong, you should open the windows for about an hour to ventilate the treated area. If you have any further concerns, you should contact the company that performed the treatment.

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  • 09/24/2013Kevin from Lancaster, Ca


    Q
    What's the main difference between Demand EZ and Demand CS?
    I am intersted in killing household spiders, ants and roaches. Which product is for me? I would like the best result for the longest period of time at the cheapest price? Do you have a backpack style sprayer with the one arm pump.
    A
    Demand CS and Demand EZ contain the same active ingredient, Lambda-Cyhalothrin and both are labeled for treating spiders, ants and roaches. Demand CS is applied every 90 days indoors and 30 days outdoors. Demand EZ uses a patented iCAP technology which means there is a coating over the substance that allows the insecticide to last up to six months without reapplying. The mix ratio for both is 0.8 fl oz per gallon of water per 1,000 sq ft. Please refer to the product labels for more details on treatment areas.


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  • 01/09/2011Kaye


    Q
    How often should I spray Demand SC for bird mites?
    A
    Demand CS should not be sprayed more than once a month indoors.

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  • 06/11/2010Raymond


    Q
    How Often do I Apply Demand CS?
    I am using the product in my residence and dwelling perimeter
    A
    Demand CS can be applied every 90 days indoors and every 30 days outdoors for general pest control applications.

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  • 06/23/2013Lee from Va


    Q
    Is Demand CS safe for eliminating spider mites on orchids in the home?
    If so, what strength should be use. If I am able to take them out on the desk and spray them can I use a hose end mixer_
    A
    Yes, Demand CS is labeled for spider mites. The product label  states it is for use on plants intended for aesthetic purposes or climatic modification and being grown in interior plantscapes, ornamental gardens. You can use this product indoors and outdoors. Please refer to the product label for application instructions.

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  • 05/22/2013Ruth from Grayson, Ky


    Q
    IF using for bed bugs inside, how do you use this?
    A
    Demand Cs  would be mixed at 12mL per gallon of water and can be applied to cracks and crevices, baseboards,corners of cabinets, wall hangings. Please keep in mind that Demand Cs contains a synthetic pyrethroid in which bed bugs have shown signs of resisitence to.

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