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Listed below are this products frequently asked questions:
I have a fish tank which is too heavy to move - what should I do?
Switch off the pump. Cover the tank with two thick blankets. Spray the Indorex as directed, i.e. always holding the can vertically so that the nozzle is pointing downwards.
Indorex spray is heavier than air so any of the chemicals that might be harmful to the fish will stay at ground level.
Ventilate the room for one hour and then remove the blankets and switch the pump back on.
I used Indorex a few days ago and there are still fleas jumping around!
The relevant stages of the flea lifecycle need to be explained:
- Old, crusty pupae (>4 dd old) are unaffected by any insecticide. These pupae can survive in the house for over 12 months... but, they do hatch out in response to vibration, especially in warm humid weather.
- These newly hatched fleas will be killed within 24 hours by the permethrin for up to 2 months after application. The process can be speeded up by aggressive vacuum cleaning for 7 consecutive days, encouraging the pupae to hatch and these can be physically removed by the vacuum cleaner.
- Pay special attention to areas where dogs/cats lie/sleep. Spray bag of vacuum with Indorex.
I'm asthmatic - what should I do?
Preferably get someone else to spray for you, then ventilate rooms and go back in after 30 mins, OR - hold a damp hankie over your mouth and then follow instructions as above.
The product itself represents no particular danger but the propellant is carbon dioxide and increased levels of this gas can be associated with asthma attacks.
Is it safe for my very young baby (crawling on the floor) after spraying?
Yes - no toxic reaction has ever been recorded to permethrin other than skin irritation following contact with 'raw' liquid compound. Furthermore, Indorex binds electrostatically to all surfaces such that it will not come off on the skin.
Is it safe to use if I'm pregnant?
Yes - no toxic reaction has ever been recorded to permethrin other than skin irritation following contact with 'raw' liquid compound and pyriproxyfen has even been incorporated into the drinking water in the Far East to control mosquito larvae.
What about House Dust Mites (HDM)?
Indorex is now fully approved by the Health and Safety Executive for the control of House Dust Mites. HDM are the main allergens involved in atopic dermatitis in dogs and are also often implicated in asthma in humans.
A single application of Indorex will provide at least 12 months' control. However, dead HDM are just as allergenic as live ones. For this reason it is essential that, following the application of Indorex, a high power, high filtration vacuum cleaner is used regularly to eliminate the dead HDM bodies. HDM also prefer humid conditions in the house so the installation of a de-humidifier can be a considerable benefit.
What about Human bedding?
If you are concerned about fleas or larvae in the mattress, spray the mattress and then cover with two sheets - that should be perfectly safe. Likewise with pillows; two pillowcases on the pillow should be safe enough.
What coverage does 1 can provide?
At the HSE recommended apllication rate (5 second burst per sq metre) - there is sufficient in one can to cover 80 sq metres, and estate agent stats give a total surface area range of 55 to 74 sq metres for a 3 bed semi.
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