How to Mix Pounce Insecticide

Pounce insecticide isn't your average household or garden bug killer. It is permethrin-based, and it is typically used on large farms. It can be dispersed by sprayers or crop-dusting airplanes. It also, however, can be used for homes and gardens if mixed correctly and the applicator takes special care to wear protective clothing. The instructions for Pounce usually advise mixing it with enough water to allow for good coverage -- which is vague at best. If you use Pounce at home, follow more specific mixing instructions.

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Pounce should not be inhaled.

Step 1

Put on protective, waterproof clothing as well as rubber or water-resistant boots, long, rubber gloves, eye protection and spray mask. Those protective items are necessary because it is not safe to come in contact with Pounce insecticide.

Step 2

Mix 10 milliliters of Pounce insecticide with 5 liters of water -- or about 2 teaspoons of Pounce with 5 1/4 quarts of water -- in a plastic bucket that holds at least 5 gallons. The resulting amount treats 100 square meters, or just over 1,000 square feet.

Step 3

Stir the Pounce-water mixture with a gloved hand or a disposable, wooden paint-stirring stick until all the Pounce dissolves in the water.

Step 4

Place a funnel in the opening of a handheld chemical pump sprayer's reservoir tank, and slowly pour the Pounce insecticide into the sprayer by way of the funnel.

Lillian Downey

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