In all instances read the label before using and follow safety directions. Shake Hawkeye Spider and Insect spray and add 20ml of product per litre of water in an appropriate sprayer, close sprayer and mix spray solution thoroughly.
Hawkeye Spider and Insect Spray is applied to surfaces and in cracks and crevice to control insects. This should be done as a fine spray giving even coverage over the surface, not past the point of run off. See product label for precautions when using the product. should be done as a fine spray giving even coverage over the surface, not past the point of run off. See product label for precautions when using the product. Treated areas should always be ventilated for at least 2 hours, and preferably 4 hours before re-using area. To do this, open windows and doors (if possible) and allow outside air to flow through the treated area.
If using to control crawling insects (eg. spiders, ants, fleas, cockroaches, bed bugs):
Apply a light spray as a barrier on surfaces where crawling insects have been seen, are known to walk over, or use as a harbourage. For example, cockroaches like to harbour under fridges or ovens, hunting spiders will crawl overs doors and up skirting boards and walls walls, web-spinning spiders will crawl around the wall/ceiling interface (scotia, cove etc), and bedbugs often harbour behind skirting boards. A common application area for general crawling insect control is skirting boards and lower parts of walls, window and door frames and perimeter of rooms or buildings. If you have a heavy infestation of insect pests, you should also treat outdoor areas, especially under decks, porches and around vegetation. Hawkeye Spider and Insect Spray can also be used as a general barrier spray outside a building to reduce the ingress of crawling insects such as spiders and ants. To do this spray 1m up and 1m out from exterior walls.
If treating web-spinning spiders, do not clean away webs before application. Spray the webs ensuring good coverage of the entire webs. After two weeks the webs may be cleaned away. Web-spinning spiders often reside away from the web and are difficult to reach while spraying and often eat their web to recover energy. Spraying the web ensures they will still receive a dose of active ingredient,
If treating ants we recommend Hawkeye Ant Spray (exterior), Flea, Ant and Roach Spray (interior) and Ant Bait as the most effective solution to eliminate the nest. However, Spider and Insect Spray can be used to kill trailing ants but will not wipe out the nest. To do this, spray ant trails where ants are walking with a band that extends 5cm either side of the trail to the point of, but not past run oﬀ.
When treating fleas, the recommended solution for application to soft furnishings is Hawkeye Flea, Ant and Roach Spray. Spider and Insect Spray can be applied to hard surfaces or to soft furnishings that have minimal contact with people or pets, eg under couches etc.
If using to control flying insects (eg. flies, crane flies):
Apply a light spray in a sweeping motion into surfaces where insects land such as ceilings, windowsills or upper parts of walls and verandas. The spray pattern should be very fine droplets so they cover the surface evenly without pooling to form larger droplets that will drip (eg, not past the point of run off). Application to ceilings in bedrooms is not recommended because of the possibility for overspray or drips to fall onto bedding. Always cover food contact surfaces (eg benchtops) when applying and wipe clean after application in case of overspray. Likewise furniture (eg couches) should be covered with a drop cloth. Flying insects that land and stay on a treated surface for long enough should pickup sufficient active ingredient to kill them, but the effect may not be instantaneous.
Spraying veranda or pergola ceilings early in the summer helps reduce fly population indoors.
Tip: Keeping the dogs away from the front door reduces the fly population inside house as they attract lots of flies.
If using to control biting, flying insects outdoors (mosquitoes, midges/sandflies):
Mosquitoes and midges rest in dark, humid outdoor areas, such as in tall grass, hollow trees or under leaves. If mosquitoes are swarming around your house, apply a light spray of Hawkeye Spider and Insect Spray to areas around building foundations, shrubs, under and around patio furniture, in carports or in the garage. Check and treat outdoor storage sheds as well. Do not spray on plants that are flowering when spraying outdoors.