Need information on Taxidermy Shop insecticide for hide beetles and other insects which frequent trophy rooms. Tim’s Taxidermy.
If you review our HIDE BEETLE article, you’ll see we have several options listed. Here’s a summary of what you can do.
Hide Beetles: https://bugspray.com/article/hide.html
If the area is small, BEDLAM PLUS aerosol will do the job at a reasonable cost. It can treat 800 sq/ft for a good 2-3 months once the problem is under control. Initially you should treat more frequently; once every 2-4 weeks for established hide beetle infestations.
Bedlam is water based, can be applied to carpeting, hardwood floors, animal mounts, etc. and will kill both adults and larvae within one day. But Bedlam contains a growth regulator which will effectively prevent eggs from developing. This is a good additive and insures the life cycle can be broken.
WHEN TREATING LARGE BUILDINGS OR BAD PROBLEMS USE BITHOR
Now if the area you need to treat is large with a lot of carpet or if the problem is bad, go with BITHOR. It uses two actives, one which works on active larvae and adults and the second which lasts 2-3 months working on eggs that hatch long after the first active is gone. Apply it directly to mounts by wiping them down with a treated rag or sponge. You can also apply it with any standard PUMP SPRAYER or even a MINI FOGGER.
Add 1 oz of Bithor per gallon of water and plan on getting 800 sq/ft of coverage per mixed gallon. Do a followup treatment in 1 month and the problem should be cured. Treat every 3 months after that to prevent reinfestations.
For large scale jobs, the MINI FOGGER is well suited. It will create a light mist that will fall over carpeting, furniture and mounts efficiently and quickly. Misting is a great way to treat because you won’t miss any part of the fabric or animal fur/hide.
This machine comes with a 32 oz tank. Add 1/2 oz to the tank and plan on using the mixture over 500 sq/ft of area.
In summary, Bedlam Plus is good for spot treating small areas with no or slight issues. For any large scale treatments or if you have a bad problem, use the Bithor.
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