Cifox is known to professional disinfectants as an effective insecticide that works well against bedbugs and other parasitic insects. Tsifoks allows you to quickly and permanently get rid of insects, but there are some drawbacks, in some cases limiting its use at home. Nevertheless, people use it, and in general reviews about the drug are pretty positive.
So, before deciding whether to use Cyphox against bedbugs in an apartment, let's get acquainted with this tool.
Composition, form of production and principle of operation of the facility
The Cifox, which is also used against bugs, is a concentrated (25%) solution of the insecticide - cypermethrin, in addition to which the solvent, fragrances and emulsifiers are contained in the composition. Such a solution is also often referred to as an emulsion concentrate.
Tsifoks is made in the form of a transparent liquid, which has a slightly yellowish hue and a specific sharp odor. The preparation is packaged in polymer bottles with the capacity of 50 ml, 500 ml and 1 l.
It is interesting
Cypermethrin is an insecticide of the pyrethroid group, which is also obtained from the alkaloids of Persian chamomile. It effectively blocks the nerve impulses of bedbugs, and for a short time they die. To date, this substance is recognized as one of the most effective insecticides.
How to prepare and use Cyphox from bedbugs
The ready-for-use aqueous solution of the preparation Tsifoks obtained from dilution of the concentrate has a milky shade and is strongly exposed to oxygen, as a result of which it can not be stored for a long time to avoid a decrease in activity. Thus, the remedy is recommended immediately before use, and store the solution - no more than 8 hours.
"Six months ago we had bugs. We tried a couple of times to poison them with the Combat and Dichlophos, but there was no sense at all. Well, my wife has a friend who works at the Sanitary and Epidemiological Station. She advised me to buy Tsifox from bedbugs. It is bred with a very large amount of water, but this does not stop the stink. Bedbugs from him die in a moment. Three hours of treatment from under all cracks povylazili and died right in the middle of the apartment. True, the apartment had another three days to weather, but it was worth it. "
To prepare the solution, it is necessary to take a suitable container and mix the necessary amount of tap water with Tsifox concentrate from the vial, stirring constantly.
To eliminate bugs, it is recommended to use the following relationships:
- if the room is heavily infested with bed bugs, a 0.05% solution is suitable: 2 ml of Cifox is added to 1 liter of water, 10 ml of 5 liters of water, and 20 ml of concentrate per 10 liters of water.
- If there are few bedbugs, 0.01% solution should be used: 1 ml of water per 0.4 ml of Cyfox, 5 ml of water - 2 ml, 10 ml of water - 4 ml.
The components are thoroughly mixed for 5 minutes, after which they are poured into a pre-prepared household spray - it will be convenient to spray the composition onto various surfaces.
If bedbugs in the house have appeared recently and their number is not very large yet, it is necessary first of all to process the places of possible dispersal of parasites, which are usually located near the beds:
- bed frame or beds
- the reverse side of the carpets next to the bed and sofa
- back walls of bedside furniture
- wall joints of wall-paper and plinth near the bed.
In those cases where there are many bedbugs in the house, it is worth paying attention to all the secluded places that can serve as a potential home for them:
- back walls of all furniture in the apartment
- all skirting boards
- the bottom surface of the windowsills
- back of paintings
- soft part of chairs from below
- electrical appliances (always disconnect before this)
- cavities of electrical outlets (neat)
- ventilation holes.
If the treated surface absorbs fluid well (wood, plywood, fabric), then the solution consumption can be increased to 100 ml per square meter.
When destroying bedbugs, spraying is carried out only with open windows, as the preparation of Cifox is quite toxic. Immediately after the work is finished, the room must be ventilated for at least half an hour.
Wet cleaning can be done after 12 hours - also with open windows. The aqueous solution on the surface retains its properties from 1.5 (0.01% solution) to 3 (0.05% solution) months, which is one of the reasons for its high effectiveness against bedbugs and other house insects.
Advantages and disadvantages of the drug
One of the advantages of Cifox is its ability to remain effective for a long time on the treated surfaces - this allows to destroy even those bugs that at the time of treatment have not yet emerged from the eggs (they will also be destroyed as they exit). In addition, the drug is effective against cockroaches and fleas in the apartment.
Another advantage of the drug is an affordable price. A bottle for 500 ml of concentrate costs approximately 370 rubles. With the dilution according to the instructions of one vial of Cifox in the conditions of processing agricultural territories, there are enough pests per hectare, and with this same bottle, several large apartments, densely packed with furniture, can be successfully treated from bugs .
Meanwhile, this tool has some drawbacks, which you need to know in advance:
- In view of the rather high toxicity, Tsifoks is considered a professional drug from bedbugs , which is sold only to employees of disinsection services if there is an appropriate certificate. Recently, it became possible to purchase this drug for personal domestic needs, but it is difficult to find it in free sale.
- When processing the room with Cifox, you must strictly adhere to the safety rules that are prescribed in the instructions, otherwise the destruction of bedbugs can result in poisoning the owners of the apartment.
- Some insects (including bed bugs) may develop resistance to insecticides of the pyrethroid group. If this happens, then the entire population of parasites reacts much less to such a disinfestation until the latter is completely ineffective. Therefore, if the house was previously treated with Tsifoksom and this did not work, it is likely that the efficiency of re-treatment will be low.
For comparison: similar to Tsifoks, the drug Kukaracha retains the residual effect of only three days, and the dust is Clean house - about a month. Meanwhile, Cucaracha and Pure house are more often used in everyday life, since they are less toxic to humans and animals.
"When I was a student renting an apartment, I had a real bugger at home. I saw these bloodsuckers for the first time in my life, so I did not dare to fight them myself, I summoned the disinsector from a private company. He performed the treatment with the drug "Tsifoks", which for a long time is eroded and terribly smells. I generally could not go home until late in the evening, because it was impossible to breathe, even with the windows open. Bedbugs, I must say, disappeared all to one - no re-processing is no longer needed. Now I recommend this method to all. "
Safety measures and rules of action for possible intoxications
When killing bedbugs in an apartment with such a serious insecticide, as Tsifoks, you need to make sure of the strict observance of all safety standards. Adolescents, pregnant and lactating women, poison sensitive persons (allergy sufferers) are not allowed to work. For processing, protective clothing is required:
- Special overalls or unnecessary clothes that can be thrown away
- rubber boots or any unnecessary shoes
- Safety goggles that will not miss harmful fumes
- respirator, in extreme cases - a gauze bandage.
After work it is necessary to take a shower and rinse thoroughly with soap all open areas of the body where the emulsion could get to.
Before processing the room from bedbugs, all people and pets are removed from it, aquariums are taken out or hermetically closed. It is better to remove all food and dishes for a while.
After 12 hours, you can spend wet cleaning, during which the floors and contact surfaces are washed with a soap-soda solution neutralizing the effect of the poison. In secluded places do not wash with such a solution, enough pure water.
If Tsifok still got into the body, the following symptoms of poisoning may appear:
- unpleasant taste in the mouth
- increased salivation
- tremor of extremities
- pain in the head and / or stomach.
As the provision of pre-hospital care you need to bring the victim to the air, prepare him 2% soda solution for mouth and nose rinsing. To force to drink the activated coal from calculation of 1 tablet on 10 kg of weight with a glass of water or other adsorbent.
Eyes are digested with albucid. If the solution has got on the skin, it can not be rubbed, it's enough to remove it with a rag. Affected area must be rinsed with water, using soap or soda.
"I read on the Internet about the means of Tsifoks from bedbugs, as the most effective. Before that I tried several powders, I did not take any of these parasites. We can not find Tsifoks in Ukraine, so we had to ask friends from Russia to send. With him a lot of trouble (you need to dilute the solution), but the effect is worth it. I put it on the apartment once and the bugs no longer bothered me! Although I myself was a little poisoned, my head was very dizzy for a couple of days. "
The drug Tsifoks, reviews of which are generally positive and quite numerous, can also be used to control other insects: cockroaches, ants, wasps, fleas, mites, garden pests.
This strong insecticide will help to get rid of all parasites for a long time, including in the garden. When using the same in the apartment, the main problem is usually an unpleasant and persistent odor of the remedy.
If you have your experience using the Zyphox to fight bed bugs, be sure to leave your feedback in the comments box at the bottom of this page.