another question… looking at permethrin concentrate and aquacide… which is better in the sense of killing the cloth casting moths and carpet beetles and in the sense of we have animals. (we will be spraying rugs, etc. as our basement is infested. (we will also be getting nylar to go along with one of the before-mentioned products).
PERMETHRIN and AQUACIDE are closely related but there some important differences. Listed below are some of the more significant ones.
Permethrin can be bought as a concentrate. This means you can mix up what you need, as you need it, and can store some for future use. Aquacide is a ready to use material. This means you pay a premium for it and it will cost more to ship.
A good Permethrin concentrate should be virtually odorless when compared to something like Pyrethrin, the active ingredient in Aquacide.
Permethrin will provide a residual which means it will remain active on treated surfaces for several days to several weeks depending on the surface being treated, the concentrate it was applied at and the local weather conditions. When it comes to treating pests like CLOTHING MOTHS, this can be important. Pyrethrin, the active in Aquacide, is gone within an hour or two.
Permethrin is the most commonly used pesticide on a worldwide basis – especially for food crops – since it has such a low impact on mammals. In fact, it enjoys a label for direct treatment to many animals like dogs, horses, cattle and others.
There are other differences but these would be the main ones. And don’t get me wrong; Aquacide would be fine for this application. Since both will work on the target pest, either could be used. But I would say the Aquacide would be best suited for misting or fogging.
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