Pesticide Use Information
TRIMESTER PROGRAM Current Pesticide Use Info:
ALL Summer TMP treatments will use Bifen IT as listed below.
Key to Application Methods (and other abbreviations) shown on your service ticket:
AI: This just means “Active Ingredient” and indicates that the next few words, usually unpronounceable, are the name of the actual chemicals in the product.
C&C = Crack and crevice. The product is applied into small spaces between surfaces or objects, along baseboards, etc.
D&I = Drill and Inject, for putting dust into walls or termiticide under cement slabs, etc.
EP = Exterior Perimeter. A spray or granular application around the foundation area of your home.
EPLI = Exterior Perimeter Limited Interior. A type of application specified by some termiticide manufacturers. Often noted with additional codes to show how exactly the product was used indoors.
SPACE = Application into the air as a fog or mist.
EPA REG. NUMBERS: Each product must have a registration number from the Environmental Protection Agency. Frankly, none of our customers are ever the least bit interested in this information, but according to law, we MUST put it on the ticket.
PRODUCTS. Below are the most common products you may see on your ticket and their major uses.
AEROSOLS: For fleas, we often use EPA Reg No. 2724-490 Precor 2000 Plus Premise Spray. Methoprene 0.085% Permethrin 0.350% Phenothrin 0.300% N-octyl bicycloheptene dicarboximide 2.000% Piperonyl butoxide, Technical 1.400% (16 oz. can.) Precor 2000 is a pre-packaged aerosol product made specifically for flea control. It is sprayed directly onto carpets and floor surfaces. It contains both insecticide and an insect growth regulator which helps keep eggs from becoming breeding adults. We use few other aerosols.
BAITS: (Insects) InTice Granular Bait EPA Reg. No. 73079-2 Orthoboric acid 5% or Demand G EPA Reg. No. 100-1240 Lambda-cyhalothrin1 0.045% Granular exterior bait. Granular baits are sprinkled around the house on the ground. Drax Liquidator EPA Reg. no. 279-3399 Orthoboric acid 1% is a sugar-based ant bait in liquid form. It is extremely sticky if spilled. Maxforce Carpenter Ant Gel EPA Reg. No. 432-1264 Fipronil 0.0010% These and all other ant bait gels and liquids are applied either in bait stations, small caps, on some sort of trays or in little dabs in cracks and crevices so that insects may eat them and share them with their colonies.
BAITS (Rodents): Contrac Meal Place Pacs EPA REG. NO. 12455-75 Bromadiolone 0.005%; Final All Weather Blox EPA REG. NO.: 12455-89 Brodifacoum 0.005% 20 gm. ea.; First Strike Soft Bait EPA Reg. No. 7173-258 First Strike Soft Bait Difethialone 0.0025%; Fastrac Place Pacs EPA Reg. No. 12455-97 Bromethalin 0.01% ; EPA Reg. No. 7173-218 Generation Mini Blocks Difethialone 0.0025% We use numerous rodent baits as some are more suited to certain locations than others, but they all work the same way… rodents eat them then die. Always keep children and pets away for all rodent baits and take both the child and the information about the pesticide with you to the hospital or medical facility should accidental consumption occur.
DUST: Borid Dust EPA Reg. No. 9444-129 99.0% boric acid Boric acid is a very common ingredient in many pesticides. This dust is applied in areas where insects live and hide. It is frequently and extensively used in Carpenter Ant treatments applied around pipes and along the sills of the house.
FOGS: Fogging is seldom used except in circumstances where it is necessary to treat inaccessible spaces or enclosed areas where flying insects are present in large numbers. ExciteR EPA Reg. No. 655-798 Pyrethrins 6.0% Piperonyl Butoxide, Technical 60.0% and CB Fogger EPA Reg No. 9444-185 AI:Pyrethrins 0.50% Piperonyl Butoxide technical 1.00% N-Octyl Bicycloheptene Dicarboximide1.00% The first product is applied with equipment that blows it into a mist with a powerful fan, while the CB product is a prepackaged “flea bomb” type packaging used for very small areas.
LIQUIDS: Bifen I/T EPA Reg. No. 53883-118 Bifenthrin 0.06% (1o/1g) and Termidor EPA Reg. No. 7969-210 Fipronil 0.06% (0.8o/1g) These are general purpose insecticides used in perimeter applications and maintenance programs such as our TMP system as well as for termite control.