Mar 10, 2015 - 07:13 AM
Microencapsulated products such as Microcare are not time release, they are basically slow release, giving a much longer period of activity compared to other liquid sprays that are not micro encapsulated.
Micro encapsulation is basically a process where the chemical, in this case pyrethrins, is encased inside tiny polymer balls. This is the same technology that is used in medications where the ingredient is encased in tiny balls and then placed inside a capsule. Sort of like the old "Contact" commercials. Here is a good image of what it looks like under a microscope -
Microencapsulated pesticides only serve to offer a longer period of activity. In this case, Microcare will last much longer with microencapsulated pyrethrins than a standard liquid version such as Excitr insecticide. Fruit Fly control requires good sanitation, removal of any food attraction such as rotting fruit, garbage, etc, and then usual treatment with Aersols or traps to control the flying adults. Here is a good page on Fruit Fly control - http://www.epestsupply.com/how_to_kil...