Since Sterifab is not a residual product how long can the claims be made on a treated surface?
Sterifab is essentially inactive after it dries. This has become one of the major selling points of the product because it reinforces the nonresidual qualities of the product.
Can any EPA-registered product be applied to mattresses upholstered furniture, carpets, etc.?
Sterifab is labeled for application on mattresses, upholstered furniture, carpets, and many other inanimate objects. If a product label does not specifically mention these it is a violation of federal law to apply them.
With the advent of bed bug problems a number of products are being touted for use on mattresses, and upholstered furniture. Why is Sterifab unique?
Sterifab is labeled for mattresses, upholstered furniture and many other inanimate items. In addition, it is not a residual product. As such, items that are treated with Sterifab can be used after the application has dried.
Why should someone who only wants a disinfectant be interested in a product like Sterifab, which also kills insects, etc.?
It is the rare circumstance indeed when the need for a disinfectant does not also warrant the need for an insecticide. Conditions that require disinfectants are normally breeding grounds for many different types of insects.
There are a number of disinfectant cleaning products that are available.
Can these products be applied to mattresses, upholstered furniture, carpets, and other porous surfaces?
Disinfectant cleaning products are specifically labeled for hard-non-porous surfaces. They are not allowed to be applied to porous surfaces, (mattresses, upholstered furniture, carpets, etc.) by EPA. Sterifab is not a cleaner, and is labeled for these, and other items.
How Is Sterifab applied?
Sterifab can be applied using a sprayer that will work with a water thin liquid. (When using an electric sprayer, check with the manufacturer for compatibility with a flammable liquid).
Sterifab should not be used to replace existing products. Sterifab should be used in addition to other products. (Currently using a standard disinfectant - one that is diluted with water that is used to mop floors, etc.)
Sterifab should be used for applications that other products are not suitable for, eg: to be sprayed directly on furniture, lockers, cabinets, drawers, carpets, car interiors, animal bedding/cages, beds, bus seats/interiors, hospital waiting room areas, doctors' offices, police cars, prisons/holding cells, garbage bins, etc.
Why should someone who only wants an insecticide be interested in a product Like Sterifab? What else kills bacteria, fungus, virus, etc.?
It is just as rare for an environment to only need an insecticide as it is for it to only need a disinfectant. Conditions that require insecticides are often breeding grounds for many types of bacteria, fungus, germs, odors, and mildew.
Sterifab makes so many claims, how can this amazing product not be residual?
Sterifab is a combination of synthetic pyrethroid, a dual quat and isopropyl alcohol. When the product dries (15-20 minutes at room temperature) it is no longer active.
Can Sterifab be sold for home and or office use directly by the customer?
Sterifab is not a restricted-use product and as such can be sold to the end user.
Why doesn't Sterifab contain a fragrance and/or dyes?
Sterifab is fragrance and dye free, so after the product dries only the person who applied it will be aware it has been sprayed.