Bug Juice Insecticide is a contact pesticide paint additive for both interior and exterior surfaces. When added to standard log home stain, this insecticide safely and effectively eliminates crawling and flying insects. Bug Juice Insecticide is EPA registered for use in both food and non-food areas such as kitchens, dining rooms, and living spaces.
Features and Benefits:
• Easy to mix and apply.
• Compatible with most oil-based and water-based paints and stains. Please call our Customer Service with any questions concerning compatibility.
• Will not affect the color or drying time of the coating.
• Formulated for Exterior and Interior use.
• Can be used with Perma-Chink and Sashco stains and sealants.
• Bug Juice Insecticide can be applied on most exterior surfaces including Log Homes, Exterior Walls, Decks, Exterior Doors, Doorways and Door Jambs, Sheds, Eaves, Plumbing Entry Points, Skirting Boards, and Window Jambs and Sills.
• Bug Juice can be applied in most Interior surfaces such as Commercial Kitchens and Kitchen Pantries, as well as on Walls, Floors, and Ceilings.
• Bug Juice should not be applied to formica, plastic, or other similar surfaces.
• Bug Juice can generally be used anywhere insects enter a home or gather.
Special Notes Concerning Application:
• When mixing Bug Juice into an oil-based stain, the product must be applied to the surface within 6 hours. When mixing Bug Juice into a latex paint, the product must be applied to the surface within 3 hours. If you are not going to use the entire 5-gallon pail within this time frame, it is better to mix the Bug Juice into the stain one gallon at a time.
• Bug Juice cannot be mixed with water.
Will Bug Juice Repel Bugs?
• Bug Juice Insecticide does not repel insects, but rather is designed to kill them.
• The insecticide begins to work after an insect makes contact with the treated surface. After the insect lands or crawls on a treated surface the feet of the insect absorb the active ingredient.
• Most insects will die within 24 hours of contact with the treated surface.
• Bug Juice kills crawling and flying insects such as the American Cockroach, Citrus Weevil (Mexican, Leafnotcher, and Diapreps), German Cockroach, Imported Fire Ants, Leafcutter Ants, Mosquitoes, Silverfish, Southern Fire Ants, Pecan Weevil, Fleas, Ticks, Black Widow Spiders, and Hobo Spiders.
Does Bug Juice Insecticide Affect the Appearance of the Finish?
• Bug Juice will not affect the color or drying time of the coating.
• Walla Walla recommends the treated surface be hosed off and cleaned with water twice a year.
• Bug Juice will typically last two - five years when mixed with stains or paint and the exterior has been cleaned on a regular basis.
• Bug Juice cannot be mixed with water to make a stand-alone topical application. Bug Juice must instead be used as an additive to a finish.
How To Mix Bug Juice with WoodGuard Exterior Stain:
• When mixing Bug Juice with WoodGuard stain, Penetrol must be used to ensure that the Bug Juice remains effective.
• Ratio for 1 Gallon Treatment: 4 fl. Oz. of Penetrol to 1.66 fl. Oz. of Bug Juice. Mix the Penetrol and Bug Juice thoroughly together, making an emulsion. Then add the mixture to the WoodGuard stain. Mix thoroughly.
• Ratio for 5 Gallon Treatment: 20 fl. Oz. of Penetrol to 8.3 fl. Oz. of Bug Juice. Mix the Penetrol and Bug Juice thoroughly together, making an emulsion. Then add the mixture to the WoodGuard stain. Mix thoroughly.
Additional Technical Resources for Bug Juice Insecticide:
• Bug Juice Insect Control Study by Bayer Crop Science
Thank you for your question. Thankfully, Bug Juice is safe for humans and pets to touch and walk on after it dries. Bug Juice's active ingredient, Deltamethrin, targets insects' mucous membranes and is rated safe for exterior and interior use. I would, though, wear gloves and eye protection when working with Bug Juice as it is a potent insecticide. Bug Juice will be safe to touch when the paint it is bound with dries. Please don't hesitate to call or email us if you have any questions at all.
Bug Juice's manufacturer reports that it will typically last two - five years when mixed with stains or paint and the exterior has been cleaned on a regular basis. The insecticide cross-links with the paint coating, so it generally follows the effectiveness of your paint. Once your paint or stain starts wearing away, the Bug Juice will start wearing away as well.