Demonstration: Comparing Two Hot Shot Products

Learn how to read a label by answering questions to compare two Hot Shot Fogger labels to see how these products are similar and different.
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Demonstration: Comparing Two Hot Shot Products

Comparing Hot Shot Fogger (Green can) with Hot Shot No‐Mess Fogger (Blue can)

Complete Blue Label and Complete Green Label 

Pesticide Questions:

Comparing Hot Shot Fogger (Green can) with Hot Shot No‐Mess Fogger (Blue can)

  1. What is the signal word on the products? What level of toxicity does this indicate?
  2. What are the active ingredients and what is the percentage of each active ingredient on each pesticide?
  3. Are the active ingredients different between the two pesticides?
  4. What are the areas where the products may be used in?
  5. Where should you store these products when not in use?
  6. How do you dispose of this pesticide?
  7. What steps should you take before you start fogging?
  8. What do you do to start fogging? Do you stay in the room?
  9. How many hours should the treated area stay closed off? Is there any benefit of leaving the area closed off for a longer period of time?
  10. What should you do before your reoccupy the space?
  11. Does this product control spiders?
  12. Does this product control roaches?
  13. Do these products only kill crawling insects?
  14. Can you use these products outdoors?
  15. Do both products offer first aid statements instructing what to do if you swallow the pesticide?
  16. Does the pesticide contain the Poison Center number?

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Answers

1. What is the signal word on the products? What level of toxicity does this indicate?

Caution. Oral: 500 mg/kg and higher, Inhalation: 2 mg/l and higher, Dermal: 2,000 mg/kg and higher, Eye Effects: No corneal opacity; irritation reversible within 7 days or No irritation, Skin Effects: Moderate irritation at 72 hours or Mild or slight irritation at 72 hours

2. What are the active ingredients and what is the percentage of each active ingredient on each pesticide?

Hot Shot Fogger: Tetramethrin 0.10%, Cypermethrin 0.60%, Other ingredients 99.30%
Hot Shot No‐Mess Fogger: Tetramethrin 0.20%, Cypermethrin 0.86%, Piperonyl butoxide 0.50%, Other Ingredients 98.44%

3. Are the active ingredients different between the two pesticides?

Both products contain Tetramethrin and Cypermethrin, but the Hot Shot No‐Mess Fogger contains Piperonyl butoxide

4. What are the areas where the products may be used in?

Enclosed spaces such as Apartments, Attics, Basements, Barns, Boat Cabins, Cabins, Campers, Crawl Spaces, Garages, Homes, Households, Sheds, Storage Areas, Trailers

5. Where should you store these products when not in use?

Store in a cool, dry area away from heat or open flame.

6. How do you dispose of this pesticide?

Do not puncture or Incinerate! If empty, place in trash or offer for recycling if available. If partly filled, call your local solid waste agency for disposal instructions.

7. What steps should you take before you start fogging?

On both labels: Open cabinets, cupboards, drawers, closets, and doors in areas to be treated. Remove or cover exposed foods, dishes, utensils, food‐processing equipment and surfaces. Remove pets and birds. Cover and turn off air flow systems in aquariums. Remove or cover children's and pet toys. Close outside doors and windows. Shut off fans and air conditioners and temporarily disconnect smoke alarms.
Only on Hot Shot Fogger (green can): Cover waxed wood floors and waxed wood furniture in the immediate area surrounding the fogger (newspaper may be used.) Turn off all flames and pilot lights. Call your gas utility or management company if you need assistance. Do not use fogger in a cabinet or under a counter or table. Place a chair, table, or stand in the center of the room to be fogged. Cover with several layers of newspaper or paper towels.

8. What do you do to start fogging? Do you stay in the room?

On both labels: Shake the pesticide well before using. Tilt Sprayer away from face (fogger can sprays up.) Press valve all the way down, hooking the catch. Do not inhale the spray mist.
On Hot Shot Fogger: Set fogger on newspapers or paper towels and leave the premises immediately. Keep treated area closed for at least two hours. Keeping treated area sealed for a longer period will enhance the fogger performance.
On Hot Shot No‐Mess Fogger: Set can in center of room and leave premises immediately. Keep treated area closed for at least two hours. Keeping area sealed for a longer period will enhance the fogger performance.
NOTE: No mention of setting fogger on newspaper or paper towels with the No‐Mess Fogger, even though it is displayed in the pictures on the box!

9. How many hours should the treated area stay closed off? Is there any benefit of leaving the area closed off for a longer period of time?

2 hours (Add 30 minutes to include the period in which the room must be aired out.) Keeping treated area sealed for a longer period will enhance fogger performance.

10. What should you do before your reoccupy the space?

On both labels: Before reoccupying the area, open all doors and windows, turn on air conditioners and fans and allow treated area to air out for 30 minutes. Turn on smoke alarms and aquariums.

11. Does this product control spiders?

Hot Shot No‐Mess Fogger (blue can)

12. Does this product control roaches?

Both

13. Do these products only kill crawling insects?

No, both products are labeled to kill both flying and crawling insects on contact

14. Can you use these products outdoors?

No, both products are labeled for Indoor Household/Residential Use Only

15. Do both products offer first aid statements instructing what to do if you swallow the pesticide?

Both products offer First‐Aid Statements. However, only the Hot Shot Fogger (green can) explains first aid if the pesticide gets on skin or clothing, in the eyes, or if swallowed. The Hot Shot No‐Mess Fogger (blue can) only has First‐Aid if the pesticide gets on skin or clothing.

16. Does the pesticide contain the Poison Center number?

No, they both read to call the Poison Control Center, but do not have the phone number. All the more reason to have a MR. YUK sticker on your phone or magnet on your refrigerator!