How to Use Pesticide Dust Properly

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How to Use Pesticide Dust Properly

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"When using a bellows duster, holding the duster upside down delivers light puffs of dust, sideways delivers a moderate level of dust, and holding the duster right side up delivers a powerful dispersal of dust."

How To Use Pesticide Dust Properly

Using a bulb duster for dusting applications

Dusts are a highly effective pesticide formulation to utilize when performing pest control treatments. There are many problem pests that take to products that are delivered in dust form and often prefer it to the other formulations of pesticides you’ll find out there. Among some of the common species of pest which are effectively controlled via insecticidal dusts are roaches, fleas, bed bugs and ants.

Insecticidal dusts bring a lot of benefits: they don't need to be mixed, they are long-lasting and continue to effectively kill pests long after application. Also, aside from longevity, they are also safer to use compared to most conventional pest control methods. There are even insecticidal dusts that have organic and natural ingredients.

However, it's important to note that for dust applications to be effective, you need to correctly apply the dust or else you won't get the desired results. Below we will share with you how to properly apply pesticide dusts so it gets the job done against your target pest.

Steps For Proper Dust Application

Applications of D-Fense Dust

Most of the dust products that are sold come with a specially formed top that serves as an applicator. However, the applicator tip often is not as effective as a handheld duster. Handheld dusters are able to disperse the dust better and more precisely to where you want the dust to go.

Keep in mind that pesticide dusts are meant to be applied to voids, cracks and crevices, or hard to reach/inaccessible areas, like in weepholes, wall voids, or behind and under appliances. Dust applications also are not meant to be seen, so you should not puff too many times or else you'll create a heavy layer or pile of dust which pests are more likely to avoid.

We recommend using a handheld or electrical duster for a more convenient application.

  • Step 1: To use the handheld duster, start by popping or twisting off the rubber top. Fill the duster about halfway with your preferred choice of dust (like D-Fense Dust) and then secure the cap back to seal the product in. Remember that you do not want to completely fill the duster; you want to leave enough room for air circulation. If you overfill the duster, it will not have the air needed to actually puff the dust.
  • Step 2: Next, take off the protective cover on the tip of the straw, and give the bulb a gentle squeeze to start dusting.
  • Step 3: When applying dust into cracks and crevices and on surfaces, gently squeeze the duster to ensure the application of very thin layers of dust. When dusting correctly, you should barely be able to see the dust emerging from the tip of the duster.
  • Step 4: Treat between carpet and baseboards, cracks and crevices, around plumbing and in other hard to reach places until the area is thoroughly treated.
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