Crack and Crevice Treatment

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.

Examples

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

Application Equipment

  • System III
  • Aerosol container with Crack & Crevice tip
  • Bait applicator with Crack & Crevice tip
  • Bellow Duster

Common Pests treated with this Technique:

  • Cockroaches
  • Silverfish
  • Bed bugs
  • Spiders
  • Centipedes
  • Many other crawling insects.

Products Used in the this type of treatment:

  • Contact Insecticides
  • Residual Insecticides
  • Baits
  • Dust

Recommended Products:

Easy Links:

Aerosols

http://www.epestsolutions.com/Aerosols.html

Baits

http://www.epestsolutions.com/Baits.html

Concentrated Insecticides

http://www.epestsolutions.com/Concentrates.html

Tools

Dusts

http://www.epestsolutions.com/Dusts.html

Granules

http://www.epestsolutions.com/Granules.html

Monica Bird (946 Posts)

Monica’s compassion for her customer's struggles with pest control issues and passion for pest control stems from over 10 years in the industry. With a master’s degree in entomology, she uses her knowledge and experience in chemistry, insects and pests to educate her customers.


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