Dust powder Insecticide offers control and works great in small cracks, crevices and small entry/exit points of the wasps, hornets, ground bees nests. They typically offer longer lasting kill as well and are easier to clean than liquid or foam base treatments.
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Depending on your wasps, hornet, bee or yellow jacket situation, it can be a better option over other treating methods such as a killer spray. Here are some of the best dust powder insecticides to aid in your battle against the stinging pests.
1) Bayer Tempo 1% Insecticide Dust Powder
This Tempo Dust Insecticide Powder by Bayer is formulated using Cyfluthrin as the active ingredient to kill wasps and a wide range of pests.
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This low odour insecticide powder remains active even in wet and moist environments and each treatment can last up to 8 months.
For nests that the stinging pest enters and exits from the top, simply apply treatment using the container that the Tempo comes in. For nest openings that are at the sides or underneath, you may need to use a puffer for more effective application.
2) DeltaDust Wasp Control Insecticide Powder (with Puffer)
The DeltaDust Insecticide Powder used Deltamethrin as its active ingredient to kill wasps and other pests. On top of wasp and carpenter bees, it also works effectively in killing roaches, bed bugs, ants, scorpions, fleas and many other species of pests.
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This long term residual dust does not give off smell and is non staining, hence no worries of damage on your house surface or the floor during application. Another great thing about the DeltaDust is that it does not absorb moisture when applied to wet surfaces.
To set-up the hand duster for application, simply remove the black rubber cap on top and fill it halfway with the powder treatment (not more than 2/3 full). This allows adequate air space between the dust and air to have the perfect mixing ratio. It also prevents forming of dust clumps on treated surfaces. To apply, simply squeeze the duster gently to keep the dust layer thin.
3) Evergreen Pyrethrum Insecticide Dust Powder
The Evergreen Pyrethrum Dust Powder is a botanical insecticide dust that uses Pyrethrin as its active ingredient to provide a fast kill to a wide range of pests.
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It is certified by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) and is an ideal product to be used around homes, buildings, apartments, barns, animal areas, hospitals, schools, food processing plants, hotels, nursing homes, food storage areas, supermarkets etc. That said, it should not be applied directly onto humans or pets.
4) Drione Pest Insecticide Dust Powder by Bayer (with Puffer)
The Drione Pest Insecticide Dust Powder by Bayer uses a unique combination of Pyrethrins, Piper only Butoxide, and Amorphous Silica Gel as its active ingredients.
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On top of wasps and bees, it also works on bedbugs, roaches, spiders, ticks, ants, centipedes, fleas and lice among other pests.
Every purchase also comes with a Duster Puffer for easy application.
5) Bonide Ground Bee & Spider Killer Powder
The Bonide Ground Bee & Spider Killer Powder is formulated using Permethrin to kill and repel ground bees, spiders, ants, earwigs, cockroaches, crickets and more.
Every purchase comes with a snorkel tube applicator to help apply treatment in hard to reach corners and areas.
To apply, simply shake the bottle to fluff powder content, open the container cap, point towards the target and squeeze.
Dust powder treatment works really well when you have wasps, bees, hornets, yellow jackets building their nests within the building structure or compound where the gap to get to them is narrow and small. They are also great if the area of treatment does not allow for liquid or foam residues of a wasp/hornet/yellow jacket spray.
One thing to note is that when it comes to pest treatment using dust powder insecticides, is that its always ideal to protect yourself by wearing a dust mask or respirator mask. The fine particles in dust treatments can’t be seen by the naked eyes, but if they do get into your body, they could cause some serious harm in the long run.