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Old 10-23-2010, 10:11 PM   #31
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Ah ok so once it settles then it's fairly safe then. I wore a mask while applying, just to be on the safe side, though I've never seen a pro do it so probably overkill.

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These can be purchased over the counter, at least here in Pa. and are good for spiders and crawling insects.

Active ingredients:
1) Lambda-cyhalothrin (trade names: Demand, Border, other trade

I looked into it and Karate and Warrior are other names for it:

http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/l_cyhalotech.pdf
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Old 11-15-2010, 12:17 AM   #33
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It appears that Cyzmic is another "generic" for the same thing as Demand. Amazon has an 8.5oz bottle for about $30 shipped.
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nice to know engloid, thanks. I still love the name "Cyonara", what a great name!
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nice to know engloid, thanks. I still love the name "Cyonara", what a great name!
I ordered some of it, but it's not come in yet. I'll try and remember to check back here and post up the results.
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I'm looking forward to seeing real life results too, since it's winter now the spiders are dormant anyway, I'll see results more in spring. I'll do another spraying then probably. That experiment of mine seems promissing though. I do see a spider web going from the cold water pipe to my dehumidifier all the time though. I remove it with the broom and a few days later there's another in same spot! The sump pit is a nice spider living area though, I need to screen out that opening or something.
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Oh, I did find that this same "active ingredient" is used in pesticide that kills beetles...but in MUCH lower concentration...so you shouldn't have any beetle problems either.
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Yeah this stuff kills a lot of stuff, even bed bugs, according to the instructions. Going to bring a whole gallon with me if ever I go in a motel. LOL.
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From the direction book, CYZMIC CS kills:

ants
bedbugs (adult)
bees
boxelder bugs
carpenter bees
carpet beetles
centinpedes
cigarette beetles
clover mites
cockroaches
confused flour beetles
crickets
earwigs
firebrats
fleas
flies
lesser grain boxers
millipedes
mosquitos
red flour beetles
rice weevils
swa-toothed grain beetles
silverfish
sowbugs
spiders
ticks
wasps
litter beetles
pillbugs
scorpions
spider mites
spiders
tics
termites


Not a bad list for a $30 bottle of pesticide.
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Amazon has a powder as well: http://www.amazon.com/Demon-Wp-Envel...bxgy_ol_text_c
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BTW, this is the same stuff that Billy the Exterminator uses on his show for about everything. Now...he doesn't mention if he uses the actual real thing or the synthetic...and this stuff is synthetic. Probably doesn't make any difference. the directions on this actually say that it's food safe. Don't think I'd want to take a swallow on it, but it's safe to use in food processing plants and restaurants.

I think I'm going to spray some on my deck this year to keep the carpenter bees off of it.
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Yeah it says it's safe for food as well. It is working well so far though. Still too much snow left for spiders to be coming out but I'm finding lot of dead centipedes in my basement. I think I will have to make a small project of going around with a caulk gun and sealing gaps such as rim joists, where the floor meets the wall etc.
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Yeah it says it's safe for food as well. It is working well so far though. Still too much snow left for spiders to be coming out but I'm finding lot of dead centipedes in my basement. I think I will have to make a small project of going around with a caulk gun and sealing gaps such as rim joists, where the floor meets the wall etc.
Snow? I hate that for ya! I'll be hating it all day long, while I'm out riding the motorcycle here in the mountains of Tennessee....in 88 degree temp.
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Haha been melting fast though, but it can be 2 digit positive numbers one day then the next it's 2 digit negative numbers with blowing snow. I hate this time of year because of that. It can drag on till end of May until the warmish weather stays, then it rains and rains and rains. So... when is Christmas again? Oh yes, 258 days.
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I just thought of this now, but say a bug gets killed by this stuff and my cat happens to eat the bug, would that be a hazard? There's a chance that bugs come up stairs then die and the cat will see an easy meal.

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