When insecticide mixing a pest control product such as a pesticide concentrate. You must first declare the particular pest you are after, your target pest. Let’s say you have decided to use a general Pest control product like Onslaught. Onslaught is micro-encapsulated for a longer lasting residual and it has a ton of different pests on the label. Each pint bottle of Onslaught Concentrate will make between 16 and 32 gallons of finished insecticide spray. The label will tell you how much Onslaught to mix with one gallon of water to effectively control your target pest. If the pest you’re after is not listed on the label, use a product that lists your target pest.
TIP: When Insecticide mixing, Use only use the prescribed amount of product in your mix!
I’ve talked to a lot of people about pest control over the years and they tend to agree that if one ounce of product is good, 2 oz.s will do the job even better and will probably work faster. This is a bad practice when insecticide mixing and is against the law.
Professional pest control products are specially formulated chemical products. Changing the application rate will backfire on you most of the time. Some of these products are undetectable by certain pests and that’s what make them work. If a pest can see it smell if or taste it, the pest most likely avoid going near it.
Check the label to get insecticide mixing rates. The label says to mix 0.5 Liq. oz.s (1/2 ounce) of Onslaught to one gallon of water in your spray tank. Do it and mix it up well.
Here is what may do with this product. Sounds like a broad label and an easy product to get started with.
Crawling insect pests indoors:
- Apply as a coarse, wet spray to surfaces where these pests are normally found.
- Treat floors, baseboards, around doors and windows, in attics, crawl spaces, eaves, corners, closets, walls, utility pipes, storage areas, and all cracks and crevices.
- Contact as many insects as possible with direct spray.
- Repeat applications as needed, but do not exceed more than one (1) application every seven (7) days.
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