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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the insecticide made from?
We use pyrethrum insecticide, that has been approved for use in and around food processing plants and restaurants. Pyrethrum is considered biodegradable and is sought for sensitive applications like the post-harvest treatment of fruits and vegetable. Pyrethrum is so safe that the U. S. government approves its use on such insect-prone foods as tomatoes, even while they are on their way to the supermarket or processing plant.

How safe is pyrethrum?
Pyrethrum is clear and free of allergens. Furthermore it has a low toxicity level. It is water based and biodegradable. It is a natural insecticide that protects the chrysanthemum flowers from plant eating insects. They do not build up immunity to pyrethrum as they do other chemicals and synthetic compounds dangerous to humans.

Does pyrethrum leave a residue like other chemicals and synthetic compounds?
NO. Pyrethrum is completely biodegradable. After pyrethrum affects the mosquitoes and other insects it decomposes harmlessly.Will insecticides with pyrethrum harm my pets?Used according to the label instructions, the insecticide is considered non-toxic to mammals. Pyrethrum insecticides have been used in agriculture and equine applications for a quarter century with no known harmful effects.

Is pyrethrum effective against any other insects?
Yes. Almost all insects are killed or repelled by pyrethrum including mosquitoes, flies, spiders, gnats, roosting wasps and all other insects.

Even though the products used for misting systems might  contain pyrethrum which is a natural pesticide, they all have PBO used which boost the effects allowing for a lower dose of pyrethrum to yield better results. Once PBO is used with pyrethrum it is no longer all natural and should always be treated as a pesticide. There are other things used in the formula that may not be on the EPA exempt list that would also keep product from being all natural. Permethrin is another product used which is a man made product and should never be considered all natural. Some companies use illegal advertising/ false advertising and lead the consumer to think the product being used is all natural. safe, will not harm, organic and comes from flowers but the truth is they are in violation of the law when making claims not found on the product label. Misting systems can safely be used when used according to product label and when all warnings on label are followed.

Companies making claims about Safe, All Natural, Organic and Will Not Harm People, Pets and Plants need to show you the FIFRA 25(b) status on the label. If you do not read the product is exempt and falls under FIFRA 25(b) then the product is not all natural and all warnings should be followed on label. In Texas we are regulated by the TDA and required to list on our invoice the product used and list percentage.

What kind of facilities benefit from using an automatic insect control system?
Backyard pool and patio areas, Restaurant patios, Zoos, Veterinary Clinics, Commercial trash areas, Equine facilities, Bovine housing, Poultry houses all use automatic insect control systems. Controlling mosquitoes, flies, gnats, dirt daubers, flies, spiders, etc., creates a healthier environment for your family and your pets.

What is the system warranty?
2 YEAR WARRANTY ON PARTS AND LABORThis includes reservoir, timer, pump, nozzles, tubing and hardware. We offer a full 90-day, money back guarantee on every residential system we install. If, within 90-days, we are unable to adjust or otherwise modify your pest control system to perform as expected to your complete satisfaction, we will remove it and give you a 100% refund for the cost of all materials and products included in your purchase.Our Distributors may not offer the exact Guarantee or Warranty listed on website so be sure to ask your sales person.How often should the timer be set to come on?Let nature be your guide. In early spring, 2-3 times a day for 10-15 seconds should be adequate. As different pests swarm or become active, you may increase or decrease the number of sprays you use. You should never need to exceed 6 times per 24-hour period.

How long before I have to refill?
The frequency of re-filling your system will depend upon the number of nozzles, the number of sprays per 24 hours, the severity of the insect problem and the length of each spray cycle. Our finely machined spray nozzles each emit approximately 1.6 ounces per minute at 200 PSI. The average system sprays about sixty seconds total per day. All systems are protected by an automatic shut off that keeps the system from running when the tank is dry, thereby protecting your pump from being destroyed. The system shuts itself off when the liquid level is too low.

What type of maintenance does the system require?
All maintenance will be done by your Spider Be Gone dealer. (1) You should rinse your intake filter (that hangs inside the drum) each time you refill your drum. Washing your intake filter prevents clogging of your nozzle tips and filters. (2) Your tank should be washed out every refill to remove any natural bacterial growth or residue accumulation. (3) When refilling your system, check to assure pressure is set around 200 PSI. This prolongs the life of your pump. (4) If at all possible, use softened or filtered water to prolong the life of your tips and filters.

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