PT Alpine Flea & Bed Bug Pressurized Insecticide is an industry-leading product designed to control and eliminate flea and bed bug infestations in your home. This powerful insecticide is effective against adult and immature fleas, adult bed bugs, and adult lone star and brown dog ticks. With a unique combination of three active ingredients, it provides fast-acting and long-lasting control. This comprehensive guide will walk you through how to use this product effectively and safely.
To use PT Alpine Flea & Bed Bug Spray, first vacuum and clean the area to be treated. Shake the can well, hold it at arm’s length, and spray in a sweeping motion, keeping the can 36 inches away from the surface. Treat infested areas such as rugs, carpets, furniture, and pet resting areas for fleas, and areas like wall junctions, beneath carpets, closets, and furniture for bed bugs. Allow surfaces to dry before reoccupying and reapply as necessary. Always follow safety guidelines and do not treat pets or apply directly to bed linens.
What is PT Alpine Flea & Bed Bug Spray?
PT Alpine Flea & Bed Bug Spray is a ready-to-use, pressurized insecticide that is applied in a sweeping motion. One of its key features is its ability to treat an area of 80 to 100 square feet in approximately 10 seconds. The product contains Dinotefuran, Pyriproxyfen, and Prallethrin as active ingredients. Dinotefuran is a neonicotinoid that disrupts the insects’ central nervous system, Pyriproxyfen is an insect growth regulator that continues to work on the eggs for up to seven months, and Prallethrin is a pyrethroid that provides quick knockdown of the pests.
How Does PT Alpine Flea & Bed Bug Spray Work?
The product works by targeting different stages of the pests’ life cycle. Dinotefuran and Prallethrin rapidly kill adult fleas and bed bugs, while Pyriproxyfen prevents eggs and larvae from maturing into adults. Pyriproxyfen remains active indoors for up to 7 months, providing long-term prevention of re-infestation. The pressurized technology allows for easy application with a light spray that dries quickly, enabling rapid reentry into treated areas.
Preparation Before Application
Before applying the spray, thoroughly vacuum the area. This helps to remove any flea eggs, larvae, or adult fleas present in the area. If you’re treating an area where pets sleep, wash or dispose of their bedding. Shake the can well before use to ensure the ingredients are well mixed and ready for application.
How to Apply PT Alpine Flea & Bed Bug Spray?
Hold the can at arm’s length and direct the spray towards the area to be treated. Use a sweeping motion to apply the product and back away from the treated area while holding the can 36 inches away from the surface being treated. Apply the product at a rate of 20 ounces (one can) for up to 2,625 square feet, or 10 ounces (half a can) for up to 1,300 square feet. Do not apply more than 20 ounces per 2,625 square feet.
Areas to Treat
Treat infested areas or potentially infested areas, including rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, pet beds, pet resting areas, room edges, and around and under furniture or other stored items. When treating upholstered furniture, treat under cushions and areas where flea development occurs.
Bed Bug Treatment
Apply where bed bugs harbor or are suspected of traveling. Treat areas such as wall junctions and floors, beneath floor coverings and carpets, closets, shelves, curtains, furniture (behind, under, and/or inside furniture, including upholstered furniture), headboards, picture frames, and box springs. When treating mattresses, remove linens before application. Do not apply directly to bed linens or other bed surfaces that come in direct, prolonged contact with occupants of the bed. Allow mattresses to dry before the bed is re-made and used.
When treating luggage, apply only to empty luggage. Direct product into luggage pockets, seams, folds, and around wheels. Areas of rooms where luggage is stored may also be treated.
Allow surfaces to dry before reoccupying treated areas. Reapply as necessary but not more than once a day. If new fleas continue to emerge, it is recommended to re-apply the product after 14 days.
Do not treat pets with this product. Treat pets with a product registered for use for flea control on animals in conjunction with this treatment. When applying to mattresses, do not apply to bed linens. Remove bed linens before applying. Do not apply to entire mattress; apply only to edges, tufts, folds, sides, and seams. Check for potential staining issues before treating by testing a small, inconspicuous area of the item to be treated. Store in a cool, dry area away from heat.
PT Alpine Flea & Bed Bug Spray offers a powerful solution to control and eliminate flea and bed bug infestations. Its unique combination of active ingredients provides fast-acting and long-lasting control. However, it is important to use it correctly and safely. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions and safety guidelines when using this product.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is PT Alpine Flea & Bed Bug Spray safe to use around children and pets?
Yes, PT Alpine Flea & Bed Bug Spray is safe to use around children and pets. However, it is recommended to keep children and pets out of the treated area until the product has dried completely.
How soon after application can I vacuum the treated area?
You can vacuum the treated area about 24 hours after application. Vacuuming too soon after application may remove some of the residual product, reducing its effectiveness.
Does PT Alpine Flea & Bed Bug Spray have a strong odor?
PT Alpine Flea & Bed Bug Spray has a low odor formula, making it more pleasant to use indoors.
Can I use PT Alpine Flea & Bed Bug Spray on my pet’s bedding?
Yes, you can use PT Alpine Flea & Bed Bug Spray on your pet’s bedding. However, it is advisable to wash or dispose of old bedding before treating the area.
How long does it take for PT Alpine Flea & Bed Bug Spray to work?
PT Alpine Flea & Bed Bug Spray starts killing fleas and bed bugs immediately after they come into contact with the product. However, it may take a few days to a week to fully eliminate an infestation, depending on its size.
Can I use PT Alpine Flea & Bed Bug Spray outdoors?
No, PT Alpine Flea & Bed Bug Spray is designed for indoor use only. It should not be used outdoors or in areas where it can be washed away by rain or irrigation.
Can I use PT Alpine Flea & Bed Bug Spray on my clothes or in my wardrobe?
Yes, you can use PT Alpine Flea & Bed Bug Spray in wardrobes and closets. However, do not apply the product directly to clothing. Instead, spray in the empty wardrobe or closet, paying particular attention to corners and crevices.