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Joe writes,

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.


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"

Answer last updated on: 03/14/2011

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