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Permethrin SFR 36.8%

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Permethrin SFR, from Control Solutions, is the strongest permethrin insecticide on the market. It has a very broad label allowing broadcast application indoors and outdoors allowing for some of the best control of pest insects. Permethrin is one of the most economical insecticides on the market.

Target Pests

Permethrin SFR is used for the control of ants armyworms bees beetles bed bugs boxelder bugs carpenter ants carpenter bees chinchbugs cockroaches crickets earwigs fire ants fleas flies firebrats millipedes spiders termites ticks wasps and many other listed insects.

For Use In

Permethrin SFR is for use on ornamentals grown in interiorscapes perimeter insect control on lawns ornamental trees and shrubs around residential institutional public commercial and industrial buildings parks recreational areas athletic fields pre-construction lumber and logs and for use on buildings and structures.


For a broadcast treatment for the control of nuisance pests using Permethrin SFR apply using a 0.5% emulsion (1 2/3 ounce per gallon of water) as a residual spray to outside surfaces of buildings such as exterior siding, foundations, porches, window frames, eaves, patios, garages, and refuse dumps.

Permethrin SFR can be applied to lawns adjacent to or around private homes, duplexes, townhouses, condominiums, house trailers, apartment complexes, carports, garages, fence lines, storage sheds, barns, residential structures, commercial and institutional buildings, and other areas where pests congregate or have been seen. Repeat treatment as necessary to maintain effectiveness.

Permethrin SFR can be used indoors as a broadcast insecticide on flooring, furniture and cracks and crevices. Refer to the label for exact directions for applying permethrin on the inside of the home.

You can also use permethrin sfr as a dog dip to control fleas, ticks, and mange on pets. Mix according to labelled directions and apply directly to the dog. Let air dry and everything on the pet will be treated.



Coverage Area

One ounce of Permethrin SFR will treat up to 1000 square feet depending on mix rate.

Time to Kill

Permethrin will begin working in 30 minutes.

Mix Rate

The Permethrin SFR mix rate varies from 1.66 oz to 6.66 oz per gallon of water depending on desired strength of finished solution.

Active Ingredient

Permethrin 36.8%

Permethrin SFR 36.8%

Permethrin SFR 36.8%

Permethrin SFR Is a broad-use professional strength termiticide/insecticide. It is labeled for both pre and post-construction termite applications. Permethrin SFR can be used on lawns, landscapes, ornamentals, around homes, sheds and barns on a variety of insects. It is safe for use in and around animal housing, including poultry houses, and on listed animals


Permethrin SFR acts as an insecticidal barrier to control and prevent subterranean termite (Coptotermes, Heterotermes, Reticulitermes and Zootermopsis) infestations in and around structures. For effective control the insecticide emulsion must be adequately dispersed in the soil to establish a barrier between the structure and the termites in the soil. To establish an effective insecticidal barrier with this product the proper control practices and application techniques should be implemented for proper use by a professional or a DIY home applicator.


When treating adjacent to an existing structure, the applicator must check the area to be treated, and immediately adjacent areas of the structure, for visible and accessible cracks and holes to prevent any leaks or significant exposures to persons occupying the structure. People present or residing in the structure during application must be advised to remove their pets and themselves from the structure if they see any signs of leakage. After application, the applicator is required to check for leaks. All leaks resulting in the deposition of termiticide in locations other than those prescribed on this label must be cleaned up prior to leaving the application site. Do not allow people or pets to contact contaminated areas or to reoccupy contaminated areas of the structure until the clean-up is completed.


When applying Permethrin SFR indoors, procedures should include structural design consideration and variable post-application effects from heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC)


Outdoor application procedures should include consideration of such variable factors effected by soil type, soil compaction, grade conditions, utilities and, location and type of domestic water supply. Contamination of public and private water supplies must be avoided by using anti-backflow equipment or procedures to prevent siphonage of insecticide into water supplies.


Applying Permethrin SFR Indoors

Inside residential homes and the nonfood/feed areas of commercial establishments including garbage rooms, lavatories, floor drains (to sewers), entries and vestibules, offices, locker rooms, machine rooms, garages, mop closets, packaged goods storage areas and other non-food/feed areas of Food Handling Establishments. Use Permethrin SFR to control pests listed in the following table by application of a 0.5% emulsion. Do not apply directly to sewers or drains, or to any area like a gutter where drainage to sewers, storm drains, water bodies, or aquatic habitat can occur, except as directed by this label. Do not use in aircraft cabins.


Suggested Add Ons

Make sure you have the right sprayer for this product: We suggest a Hose End Sprayer or a 1 Gallon Pesticide Sprayer


Alternatively, you can purchase Reclaim IT Insecticide which is our own patented brand of insecticide and a better value.


Make sure you stay protected when handling chemicals with the help of our homeowner safety kit.


Product Q & A

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Is it good for mosquitoes?
A shopper on Aug 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I use Permethrin primarily for termite control, but it is also excellent for controlling crickets and mosquitoes. It's easy to apply, it doesn't leave a permanent smell, it lasts pretty much all season...good stuff.
Does Permethrin SFR have any odor after it has dried?
Bill on Jul 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I don't like the smell while I apply it, kind of petroleum smell, but once it dries and you clean up, there is no smell.
I use a respirator with vapor filter while applying.
For springtail?
Virginia C on Jan 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can use Permethrin SFR on the exterior for control and elimination of Springtails and a long list of insects.
How much can apply to dogs?
A shopper on Sep 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Do not use on dogs under twelve (12) weeks old. Consult a veterinarian before using this
product on medicated, debilitated, aged, pregnant or nursing animals. Sensitivities may occur
after using any pesticide product on pets. If signs of sensitivity occur, bathe your pet with mild
soap and rinse with large amounts of water. If signs continue, consult a veterinarian
immediately. Avoid contact with face, eyes, and genitalia. Repeat applications every 2 weeks,
if necessary.

¼ fl. oz. to 1¼ gallons water, 0.0626% AI. Dip wash. For a dip wash rate
I use a spray-on brand name insect repellent that contains .05% permethrin and 99.5% inert ingredients to provide protection for my hunting clothes and gear. Can I dilute Permethrin SFR and use it for this same purpose. It would be far more economical.
Bill on Jul 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I get what you are saying, but it isn't approved for that application. I suspect that it has been tested for that.
I use it in the yard, and as a perimeter around my foundation.
After a spider bite, I sprayed my tractor and barn.
Hello, About cats. Is this product dangerous to cats when used as a lawn pesticide? Is the residual toxic to cats or the concentrated chemical? Also, can it be sent to CA?
Ken on Jun 3, 2016
Do not allow people or pets on treated surfaces until the spray has dried. Do not touch treated surfaces until the spray has dried. Once dried it will be safe for the pets to come back out.
I see that once this product is dry it says it is safe for cats to contact the area that was sprayed. What if it then rains (thus rewetting the area that was sprayed with the permethrin)? Would cats be required to be kept in until the rain is done and the wetness dries?
A shopper on May 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, once it completely dries it binds with the surface that it is applied to and will not cause any harm.
does this product eliminate lice on cattle?
Sundance on Mar 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes the Permethrin SFR is labeled for the use on Non-Lactating dairy cattle to eliminate flies, gnats, mites, ticks, and lice
How do you get rid of the smell?
GailH on Jan 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: If applied in a well-ventilated area the smell of the Permethrin SFR 36.8% will go away quickly normally within 1-2 hours
Will this work on grubs and mole crickets?
A shopper on Dec 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would not recommend using this product for grub control.

Lawns: Mix 0.4 – 0.8 fl. oz. of Permethrin SFR in 4 to 25
gallons of water per 1000 square feet. Use the higher rate
for fast knockdown and increased residual control. Dense or
excessive (greater than 3 inches) lawn height and arid
conditions may require higher volume application rates.
Repeat application if necessary. Application in combination
with compatible surfactants or wetting agents may enhance
Is this product legal in Canada?
A shopper on Oct 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, this product is not labeled for sale in Canada.
I have looked on the container everywhere and it does not say the mix ratio for a dog dip... Can you help me?
Chelsea L on Sep 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: ¼ fl. oz. to 1¼
gallons water,
0.0626% AI. Dip

Thoroughly wet animal to
skin with sponge or rag.
Let drip dry.
This works for scabies mites ?
Anniitta on Sep 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Permethrin SFR is not labeled for use on humans skin for scabies. It can be used on animals for mites, please refer to label for exact animal and application rate. 4 fl. oz. to 25
gallons water (treats
50-100 head),
0.05% AI. High
pressure spray.
Can I mix this material to treat clothing against ticks?
woodman on Jul 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No sorry, Permethrin SFR is not labeled for application to clothing. You can use this however to spray landscape and lawn for Ticks.
What is the best product for killing borers in my oak trees?
Bama on Jun 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Itt is important to remember that stressed, unhealthy trees can be attacked repeatedly and will need repeated applications of insecticide indefinitely. In most cases this is neither economical nor environmentally justified. When chemical treatments are used, efforts always should be made to improve overall tree health.

Insecticide products registered for borer control are listed in Table 1. Most of these products are applied as sprays to the trunks and branches, and are non-systemic, residual insecticides (e.g., bendiocarb, carbaryl, chlorpyrifos, endosulfan, es-fenvalerate, f luvalinate, lin-dane, methoxychlor, sumithion). While these products do not kill larvae that have already penetrated the sap-wood or heartwood, they will kill adult and larval stages tunneling through the treated bark layer. These are primarily a preventive treatment. Some products (those containing paradichlorobenzene and ethylene dichloride) act as fumigants to repel egg-laying adults or kill accessible larvae.

Systemic insecticides are ineffective for borer control and few are registered for this purpose
When used on a St. Augustine lawn, for the control of Sod Webworms & Chinch Bugs, what should the reapplication timing be like? The instructions only reference an "as needed" basis.
Erik S. on Jun 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This can be reapplied within 7-14 days.
How long is the shelf life of this 1.25 gal permethrin SFR 36.8%?
HT on Jun 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can store your Permethrin SFR 36.8% for up to 3 years, in a cool dry place. Do not allow it to freeze. It will be fine.
How about mosquitoes?
Buster on May 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This product will be very effective against mosquitoes. It can be used as a fog or a mist mixing at a dilution of 1.5 to 2.0 fl. oz. to 1 gallon of water.
Will Permethrin SFR kill black widow and brown recluse spiders? Is it safe for gardens, children, and pets?
Hansel on May 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, It is labeled for the use on spiders. Permethrin SFR can be applied to landscape ornamental gardens, including parks, lawns and grounds. It is not recommended to be used on a garden where the vegetation will be consumed. Keep all children and pets of the area until the treatment has fully dried.
How long should I wait to reapply it?
Gilbert on May 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Depending on the pest application it can be made on 7-10 day intervals as needed. Please refer to the product label for particular pest and locations.
Can this product be shipped to New York?
pat on May 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No sorry the Permethrin SFR is not labeled for use in New York. There are green products that are labeled for homeowner to purchase and use,

Essentria IC3 https://www.solutionsstores.com/essentria-ic3-natural-pesticide
Will Permethrin SFR work against websites and cinchbugs?
Yard novice on Apr 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, The SFR will work for both of these bugs use at a mixture of 0.4 � 0.8 fl. oz. of Permethrin SFR in 4 to 25
gallons of water per 1000 square feet. Use the higher rate for fast knockdown and increased residual control.
What brand is this? The label on the bottle is Martin brand Control Solutions. Is that indeed what brand your selling of this? Please advise.
Ryan on Apr 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We are selling Control Solutions Permethrin SFR qt, they are also the manufactures of Martin's Brand products.
I have outside cats. Will this product affect them if the area is sprayed?
David on Oct 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You need to keep them out of the area until the area is completely dry about 4 hours.
I have outdoor cats. Will this product effect them if applied to there area?
David on Oct 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No just allow it completely dry, about 4 hours.
How effective is this product on Chinchbugs, which seem to own my outer lawn?
JA on Aug 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Try to reduce as much thatch as possibles, I would recommend using Talstar over the Permethrin, Better for lawn.


Which is better for lawns Bifen XTS or Permethtin SFR.
Fred on Apr 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Fred. We recommend using Permethrin SFR for broadcast spraying lawns as it is not oil based so there is no change of damaging vegetation. Sometimes oil based products like Bifen XTS can burn vegetation on very hot and sunny days.
Correction to my previous question pertainig to the spray-on brand name insect repellent. It contains.5% permethrin.
Bill on Jul 29, 2016

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Product lasts longer than retail spray bottles at a fraction of the cost. We use it to stop spiders from nesting on and more importantly near our boat.
I take care near the waters edge yet spray liberal amounts around where our electrical hook ups are and the grass / grounds where our dock is secured to land.
This is my second time buying this product from this company and they did what they said they would , package arrived on time and well packed.
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Pine Beetles Use
I used this chemical on my pine trees in my yard. I have some pine tree beetles in a couple trees , but I sprayed all of them. Forest service says to spray late fall, early spring, late summer . I will have to tell you in year if all this worked . Great company to order from. I will order other chemical from them. prompt delivery.
December 9, 2017
6 months ago
I wish instructions were printed larger. Kills bugs though, I mean really kills bugs.
August 16, 2017
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Response from Solutions Stores
You can access the label on the website and increase font pretty easily.
August 17, 2017
Camille L Staff
Good product. Cut down on pests in and around the house significantly.
May 12, 2017
Never had an issue with this product!
May 12, 2017
Got rid of my tick problem
May 12, 2017
Service as expected.
Had zero issues with the placement, order, and receipt of the product.
October 21, 2015
Works well against mosquitos
This stuff works well in a thermal fogger (especially when diluted with kerosene or diesel) against those pesky mosquitos.
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