How to do a CRACK & CREVICE Treatment
Definition of Crack and Crevice Treatment:
The application of small amounts of insecticide into cracks and crevices in which insects hide or through which they may enter the building.
- Such openings commonly occur at expansion joints, between different elements of construction and between equipment and floors.
- These openings may lead to voids such as hollow walls, equipment legs and bases, conduits, motor housing, junction or switch boxes.
Concept of Crack and Crevice Treatment
- The goal of Crack & Crevice treatment is to deliver the insecticide to a specific location where it is likely to impact the pest with little or no impact on the area surrounding the treatment site.
- The effect may be repellency (exclusion from the site) or may be used during inspection to flush insects (identifying infested areas).
- It may be used in sensitive areas where limiting pesticide exposure is an important consideration.
Gaps between structural members, behind moldings, between pieces of equipment, etc.
Advantages of the crack and crevice treatment:
- Little or no exposure to pesticide outside the crack
- Cost-effective use of materials
- Targeted treatment by delivering pesticide to the pest
- System III
- Aerosol container with Crack & Crevice tip
- Bait applicator with Crack & Crevice tip
- Bellow Duster
Common Pests treated with this Technique:
- Bed bugs
- Many other crawling insects.
Products Used in the this type of treatment:
- Contact Insecticides
- Residual Insecticides