How To Use Pt Alpine Flea & Bed Bug

It can be difficult to tell the difference between bed bugs and fleas, but there are a few key things you can look for. Bed bugs are generally smaller than fleas, and they’re more likely to be found in clusters. If you find one or two bugs in your home, it’s probably a good idea to have your home inspected for bed bugs. You should also be on the lookout for small reddish dots on your sheets or mattress those are bed bug droppings.

Fleas are larger than bed bugs, and they tend to live in large groups. You’ll often see them jumping around when you look under your bed or furniture. If you see a large number of these little critters crawling around in your house, it’s time to call an exterminator.

The Pt Alpine flea is a great way to get rid of fleas and eliminate their eggs, larvae, and adult fleas. They can be used as a part of a treatment regimen, or as a single line of defense when other treatments aren’t available. The flea can harbor more than 20,000 eggs at one time. The adult female flea can lay 2-3 eggs daily for up to 2 months. These eggs hatch into larvae within 3 days and feed on organic debris in the pupal case to develop into adults that emerge within 4 days.

How to Use Pt Alpine Flea & Bed Bug Repellent

There are a few simple steps you should follow to make sure the product is effective.

1. Apply a thin layer of the repellent to your pet’s skin and fur, using a paper towel and being careful not to get any on yourself or your pet’s face.

2. Allow the repellent to dry for about 30 minutes before going outdoors with your furry friend.

How Alpine Flea Insecticide Works

PT Alpine Flea and Bed Bug Aerosol previously known as Alpine Flea Insecticide with IGR Aerosol has the combined convenience of adulticide and insect growth regulator in one product for complete flea control.  The active ingredient dinotefuran is a newer active ingredient in the class of insecticides called neonicotinoids, disrupting the insects’ nervous system and causing paralysis and death. Products with dinotefuran, such as the PT Alpine line, are granted an official “Reduced Risk” status by the EPA.  The dinotefuran provides up to 30 days of control for adult fleas, and the insect growth regulator inhibits the development of younger stages of fleas for up to 7 months.

While the insect growth regulator in Alpine Flea Insecticide will continue to work for up to 7 months, it is recommended to re-apply Alpine Flea Insecticide after 14 days if new fleas continue to emerge.  This will increase the knockdown of new adults.  Preparations and cleaning such as vacuuming thoroughly before and after treatments will also greatly affect the success of Alpine Flea Insecticide.  See below for complete treatment instructions.

How Long Does It Take PT Alpine to Dry?

When you’re done applying PT Alpine, it’s important to wait at least 30 minutes before you go into the room. This will give the product a chance to dry and give you time to get some work done.

You can also use this time to take care of any other tasks around the house or prepare for your next appointment.

When it’s time for you to enter the room, make sure that you are dressed in clean clothes and shoes. You should also be wearing gloves and a mask if possible, but these aren’t necessary if no one else is going into the room until after you have left.

Alpine Flea Insecticide Target Pests

Flea eggs and larvae, adult fleas

PESTS CONTROLLED WITH ALPINE FLEA INSECTICIDE: Adult and immature fleas, hatching flea eggs

Target Uses of Alpine Flea Insecticide

For indoor treatment of active flea infestations and to prevent flea infestations from developing, especially in sensitive areas where a Reduced Risk Pesticide is preferred. Prevents re-infestation for 7 months. Alpine Flea Insecticide is also ideal when treatment is limited to a few areas or the convenience of an aerosol ready-to-use product is desired.

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Dinotefuran .25% Pyriproxyfen .10% Prallethrin .05%

PT Alpine Flea and Bed Bug Aerosol Application Instructions

  1. Identify treatment areas: especially those where pets frequent, such as in and around pets’ sleeping and resting areas. These are the primary areas where fleas and their eggs are found. (Before treatment, a test application should be made to upholstery, drapery, light-colored, delicate fabrics, or wood surfaces in an inconspicuous place.)
  2. Prepare treatment areas: For best results with Surface/Carpet treatments, vacuum thoroughly before spraying and discard the vacuum bag in the outside trash. Canister vacuums are also excellent as they can be easily emptied.
  3. Apply treatment. For flea infestations, a single can treats over 2000 square feet. SHAKE WELL BEFORE USE. Hold the can at arm’s length and direct the spray toward the target area, keeping 36” away from the surface being treated. Using a sweeping motion, apply a light uniform spray to furniture, rugs, carpets, drapes, and around all pet resting areas. Avoid thoroughly wetting surfaces. Mist-treated areas only until “slightly damp”. Do not over-treat. Reapply in 14 days, if necessary. IMPORTANT: Only complete and proper application to carpets, upholstery, drapes, and other fabrics will provide thorough flea/tick elimination. Keep children and pets out of areas during treatment. Vacate the room after treatment, and ventilate until surfaces are dry before reoccupying.
  4. For best results, eliminate fleas on pets with an approved flea product like Petcor Flea Spray or a product recommended by your veterinarian.

Each 20 oz. can of Alpine Flea Insecticide with IGR Aerosol treat up to 2,625 square feet.  An area of 80-100 square feet can be treated in approximately 10 seconds. Keep in mind that most infestations will require at least one follow-up treatment after two weeks.

Alpine Flea Insecticide is for use in the following areas:

Apartments, Commercial Structures, Homes, Hotels, Kennels, Motels, and Veterinary Clinics


When treating upholstered furniture, treat under cushions and areas where flea development occurs.  Cover aquariums and fish bowls and remove birds prior to treating.  See above for complete application instructions.

Alpine Flea Insecticide is appropriate for carpeting or upholstered areas and for porous flooring such as concrete.  Sealed or stained surfaces such as hardwood floors will be unlikely harborage sites for fleas; these sites should be tested in a small area for staining or discoloration before use.

Fleas may appear for up to two weeks after treatment. This is the pupal window – when younger stages of fleas may still emerge and the residual activity of Ultracide should kill adults who emerge during this time. Frequent vacuuming (every day or every other day) will also help encourage immature fleas to emerge more quickly while also picking up the organic matter on which larvae feed.


Alpine Flea Insecticide with IGR Aerosol is not intended for outdoor use.

Alpine Flea Insecticide with IGR Features

* Convenient ready-to-use formulation has adulticide and insect growth regulator in one product

* No additional equipment is needed for mixing or application

* IGR Continues to prevent re-infestation for 7 months

* Certified EPA Reduced Risk pesticide means it’s one of the safest products you can use

* Low odor

Extra Tips for Using Alpine Flea Insecticide with IGR

* Alpine Flea Insecticide with IGR is NOT labeled for use on animals.  Keep pets out of the treatment area until the product dries.

* Treat outdoor areas where pets play, rest, or otherwise frequent to prevent re-infestation using appropriate products such as our Indoor/Outdoor Flea Kit.

* Try using a paper towel to mark “hot spots” where pets frequent and pick up just before you treat the area.

* Wash or dispose of pet bedding before treatment.

* Additional cleanings such as steam cleaning or mopping should be done prior to the application of Alpine Flea Insecticide with IGR.

Also, How Long Before My Cat and I Can Re-Enter?

Alpine Flea Insecticide does have a mild odor but we have never had anyone complain that they thought it was offensive. Everyone should stay out of the room for at least 30 minutes or until the product has had a chance to dry.

Alpine flea Insecticide with IGR will not kill flea eggs or larvae. It will make some eggs sterile and it will cause the larvae to become nonbreeding adults. The vacuuming does not destroy eggs. Vacuuming does stimulate the eggs to hatch and the larvae to emerge from the cocoon causing them to be exposed to the product you sprayed. Vacuuming should be done immediately prior to the treatment so as many immature fleas are exposed as possible. We recommend you continue to vacuum daily or every other day for the following 14 days so more of the immature fleas will be exposed to the treatment. Vacuuming isn’t demanded on the product label instructions but we can tell you from experience that it will certainly speed along the flea control program.

Can you use Alpine Flea Insecticide with IGR Aerosol on hardwood floors and furniture?

Yes, you can use Alpine Flea with IGR on hardwood floors, furniture, area rugs, etc.  It can be applied to almost any surface. However, you should always treat a small area first and allow it to dry before treating the entire area just to make sure there are no issues. The most important part of any flea treatment though is to vacuum very thoroughly before the treatment, then every 2 to 3 days after the treatment.  You should then apply a second treatment exactly 14 days after the first one.

How effective are the PT Alpine Flea and Bedbug Aerosol on bedbugs and what’s the residual?

PT Alpine Flea and Bedbug Aerosol are labeled for bed bugs. If you are treating for an active infestation of bed bugs, it is best to treat every 10-14 days until you do not see activity for 30 days. After that, treatments can be done every 30 days as needed for maintenance.

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