Suspend SC is a premium, high-grade formulation that contains deltamethrin, a third-generation pyrethroid that kills more than 50 pests by interfering with their basic nerve cell functioning. Suspend is different from other insecticides because it is a single, pure isomer and has the power to kill insects.
The chemical also comes with a flexible label that enables application on mattresses, carpet and upholstery, box spring—common hiding places for most insects. This Suspend Insecticide review will walk you through all you need to know about this insecticide.
Target pests and insects
This chemical is said to control more than 50 pests including, ants, carpenter ants, firebrats, centipedes, millipedes, fleas, gnats, pantry pests, silverfish, bees, bed bugs, ticks, box-elder bugs, midges, crickets, flies fleas, killer bees, lice, mosquitoes, cecid flies, cockroaches, elm leaf beetles, moths, hornets, scorpions, sowbugs, spiders, multicolored asian lady beetle, pillbugs, yellow jackets, and wasps.
Suspend also treats pantry and pests ornamental, including grain borers and flour beetles. Most people get Suspend to control bed bugs. These are especially disgusting creatures and are usually the reason people learn about this product.
Features of this product
Suspend is an odorless insecticide that controls a wide variety of nuisance pests and one treatment can lasts for up to 3 months. The product works at low and high concentrations and provides almost immediate knockdown. Even better, it won’t stain the painted areas, plastic or material and is resistant to water. This bed bug control chemical should be applied where pests hide with special attention to dark, corners, drains, cracks, crevices, sinks, stoves, crawl spaces and baseboards attics. While applying, be sure to allow for ventilation as this is dangerous.
Main active ingredients of Suspend
As stated earlier, the active ingredients in Suspend are pyrethroids and deltamethrin. This ingredient kills when an insect comes into contact with it through paralysing the pest’s nerve cell functioning. Pyrethroids has an instant disabling effect and is considered to be one among the most effective of all the synthetic pyrethroids in the market. Deltamethrin does not leave behind any odour, and can kill a wide variety of pests within minutes. Suspend Insecticide offers Deltamethrin in the concentrated suspension of pure microcrystals, which give Suspend Insecticide a long residual, and rather than being submerged into porous materials, they float on the surface.
Use and application of Suspend on bed bugs
According to the manufacture, you are required to use a low pressure system that comes with pinpoint to apply the spray mixture to areas like floors, crevices, cracks and on walls, expansion joints, areas around sewer pipes, and voids created by appliances. For control of ticks, fleas, and carpet beetles, you are required to apply as a coarse, low-pressure crack to problem areas. Don’t treat the whole floor, carpet or floor coverings. If you must apply to furniture, avoid applying to areas where humans will make contact with it. Great care must be exercised in handling this insecticide.
Potential dangers and side effects of Suspend insecticide
While Suspend kills a number of pests, it is one of the most toxic insecticides out there. The product is harmful when inhaled as it can cause vomiting and diarrhea. The most important thing to remember is not to come into contact with this chemical until the spray dries.
This chemical is extremely toxic to water and there it shouldn’t be applied to water or areas where there is surface water. Also, water based spray should not be used in motor housing, conduits, swathe boxes, junctions boxes or any electrical equipment due to possible shock hazard.
Non-toxic alternative to Suspend
Suspend is a synthetic pyrethroid that’s chemically similar to naturally pyrethrins, but modified to be stable in the environment. While they are generally considered to be less toxic choices for insect treatment, they are capable of causing adverse reactions. If you want to get rid of bed bugs in your home for good without toxic chemicals, Defensive End! for bed bugs is still your best bet.
Some people spend hundred on products like Suspend with no relief from bed bugs completely, and it’s potentially highly dangerous to humans.
Because of this we can’t recommend Suspend for treating bed bugs.
(read my Bedroom Guardian Review)