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Exile DB

This treatment applies to the following species:
Company: Aspen


Control Darkling Beetles adults and larvae

Time Saving Band Treatment

Flexible application for any poultry operation

Keep Out of Reach of Children

Exile DB Caution

Active Ingredients







Contains 4 lbs. of active ingredient per gallon

EPA Reg No. 53883-225-40940

EPA Est. No. 53883-TX-002



● Call a poison control center or doctor immediately for treatment advice.

● Have person sip a glass of water if able to swallow.

● Do not induce vomiting unless told to do so by a poison control center or doctor.

● Do not give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.


● Take off contaminated clothing.

● Rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15-20 minutes.

● Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment advice.


● Move person to fresh air.

● If person is not breathing, call 911 or an ambulance, then give artificial respiration, preferably mouth-to-mouth if possible.

● Call a poison control center or doctor for further treatment advice.


● Hold eye open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 15 to 20 minutes.

● Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first 5 minutes, then continue rinsing eye.

● Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment advice.

Have the product container or label with you when calling a poison control center or doctor or going for treatment. For information on this product, contact the National Pesticide Information Center, 1-800-858-7378, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM PST. You may also contact the National Poison Control Center, 1-800-222-1222, day or night, for emergency medical treatment information. FOR CHEMICAL EMERGENCY: Spill, leak, fire, exposure, or accident call CHEMTREC 1-800-424-9300.

Note to Physician: No specific antidote is available. Treat the patient symptomatically.

Precautionary Statements


Exile DB Caution

Harmful if swallowed, absorbed through skin, or inhaled. Avoid breathing vapor or spray mist. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.

Personal Protective Equipment (ppe)

Applicators and other handlers must wear:

Some materials that are chemical-resistant to this product are listed below. If you want more options, follow the instructions for Category C on an EPA chemical-resistance category selection chart.

● Long-sleeved shirt and long pants

● Chemical-resistant gloves made of any waterproof material such as barrier laminate, butyl rubber, nitrile rubber, neoprene rubber, natural rubber, polyethylene, polyvinylchloride (PVC), or Viton

● Shoes plus socks

Follow manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning/maintaining personal protective equipment, PPE. If no such instructions for washables, use detergent and hot water. Keep and wash PPE separately from other laundry.

Engineering Controls Statement

When handlers use closed systems, enclosed cabs, or aircraft in a manner that meets the requirements listed in Worker Protection Standard (WPS) for agricultural pesticides [40 CFR 170.240(d)(4-6)], the handler PPE requirements may be reduced or modified as specified in the WPS.

User Safety Recommendations

Users should:

● Wash hands before eating, drinking, chewing gum, using tobacco, or using the toilet.

● Remove clothing/PPE immediately if pesticide gets inside. Then wash thoroughly and put on clean clothing.

● Remove PPE immediately after handling this product. Wash the outside of gloves before removing. As soon as possible, wash thoroughly and change into clean clothing.

Environmental Hazards

Do not apply directly to water, to areas where surface water is present, or to intertidal areas below the mean high water mark. Do not contaminate water when disposing of equipment washwaters.

This product is highly toxic to bees exposed to direct treatment or residues on blooming crops/plants or weeds. Do not apply this product or allow it to drift to blooming crops/plants or weeds if bees are foraging in or adjacent to the treatment area. This product is toxic to wildlife and highly toxic to aquatic invertebrates.

This chemical demonstrates the properties and characteristics associated with chemicals detected in ground water. The use of this chemical in areas where soils are permeable, particularly where the water table is shallow, may result in ground water contamination.



Look for the bee hazard icon in the Directions for Use for each application site for specific use restrictions and instructions to protect bees and other insect pollinators.

This product can kill bees and other insect pollinators.

Bees and other insect pollinators will forage on plants when they flower, shed pollen, or produce nectar.

Bees and other insect pollinators can be exposed to this pesticide from:

● Direct contact during foliar applications, or contact with residues on plant surfaces after foliar applications

● Ingestion of residues in nectar and pollen when the pesticide is applied as a seed treatment, soil, tree injection, as well as foliar applications.

When Using This Product Take Steps To:

● Minimize exposure of this product to bees and other insect pollinators when they are foraging on pollinator attractive plants around the application site.

● Minimize drift of this product on to beehives or to off-site pollinator attractive habitat. Drift of this product onto beehives or off-site to pollinator attractive habitat can result in bee kills.

Information on protecting bees and other insect pollinators may be found at the Pesticide Environmental Stewardship website at:

Pesticide incidents (for example, bee kills) should immediately be reported to the state/tribal lead agency. For contact information for your state, go to: Pesticide incidents should also be reported to the National Pesticide Information Center at: or directly to EPA at:


Spray Drift Management

The interaction of many equipment- and weather-related factors determine the potential for spray drift. The applicator is responsible for considering all of these factors when making application decisions. Avoiding spray drift is the responsibility of the applicator.


For aerial applications, the spray boom should be mounted on the aircraft so as to minimize drift caused by wing tip vortices. The minimum practical boom length should be used, and must not exceed 75% of the wing spam or rotor diameter. Spray should be released at the lowest possible height consistent with good pest control and flight safety. Applications more than 10 feet above the crop canopy should be avoided.

Importance of Droplet Size: An important factor influencing drift is droplet size. Small droplets (<150-200 microns) drift to a greater extent than large droplets. Within typical equipment specifications, applications should be made to deliver the largest droplet spectrum that provides sufficient control and coverage. Formation of very small droplets may be minimized by appropriate nozzle selection.

Wind Speed Restrictions: Drift potential increases at wind speeds of less than 3 mph (due to inversion potential) or more than 10 mph. However, many factors, including droplet size, canopy, and equipment specifications determine drift potential at any given wind speed. Do not apply when winds are greater than 15 mph and avoid gusty and windless conditions. Risk of exposure to sensitive aquatic areas can be reduced by avoiding applications when wind direction is toward the aquatic area.

Restrictions During Temperature Inversions: Do not make aerial or ground applications during temperature inversions. Drift potential is high during temperature inversions. Temperature inversions restrict vertical air mixing, which causes small suspended droplets to remain close to the ground and move laterally in a concentrated cloud. Temperature inversions are characterized by increasing temperature with altitude and are common on nights with limited cloud cover and light to no wind. They begin to form as the sun sets and often continue into the morning. Their presence can be indicated by ground fog; however if fog is not present, inversions can also be identified by the movement of smoke from a ground source. Smoke that layers and moves laterally in a concentrated cloud (under low wind conditions) indicates an inversion, while smoke that moves upward and rapidly dissipates indicates good vertical mixing.


To avoid potential contamination of groundwater, the use of a properly designed and maintained containment pad for mixing and loading of any pesticide into application equipment is recommended. If containment pad is not used, maintain a minimum distance of 25 feet between mixing and loading area and potential surface to groundwater conduits such as field sumps, uncased well heads, sinkholes, or field drains.


Airblast sprayers carry droplets into the canopy of trees/vines via a radially or laterally directed airstream. The following specific drift management practices should be followed:

● Adjust deflectors and aiming devices so that spray is only directed into the canopy.

● Block off upward pointed nozzles when there is no overhanging canopy.

● Use only enough air volume to penetrate the canopy and provide good coverage.

● Do not allow the spray to go beyond the edge of the cultivated area (i.e., turn off sprayer when turning at end rows).

● Only spray inward, toward the orchard or vineyard, for application to the outside row.

No-Spray Zone Requirements for Soil and Foliar Applications: Do not apply by ground within 25 feet or by air within 150 feet of lakes, reservoirs, rivers, permanent streams, marshes or natural ponds, estuaries, and commercial fish farm ponds.

Runoff Management: Do not cultivate within 10 feet of the aquatic areas to allow growth of a vegetative filter strip. When using Exile® DB on erodible soils, Best Management Practice for minimizing runoff should be employed. Consult your local Natural Resources Conservation Service for recommendations in your use area.

Endangered Species Notice

Under the Endangered Species Act, it is a federal offense to use any pesticide in a manner that results in the death of a member of an endangered species. Consult your local county bulletin, County Extension Agent, or Pesticide State Lead Agency for information concerning endangered species in your area.

Resistance Management

Some insects are known to develop resistance to insecticides after repeated use. As with any insecticide, the use of this product should conform to resistance management strategies established for the use area.

Exile® DB contains a Group 4A insecticide. Insect biotypes with acquired or inherent tolerance to Group 4A insecticides may eventually dominate the insect population if Group 4A insecticides are used repeatedly as the predominant method of control for targeted species. This may eventually result in partial or total loss of control of those species by Exile® DB and to other Group 4A insecticides.

The active ingredient in Exile® DB is a member of the neonicotinoid chemical class. Insect pests resistant to other chemical classes have not shown cross-resistance to Exile® DB. In order to maintain susceptibility to this class of chemistry in insect species with high resistance development potential, it is recommended that for each crop season: 1) only a single, soil application of Exile® DB be made; 2) foliar applications of products from the same class not be made following a long residual, soil application of Exile® DB, or other neonicotinoid products.

If a soil application of Exile® DB has not been made during a crop season and foliar applications are to be made, avoid using a block of more than three consecutive applications of Exile® DB and/or other Group 4A products having the same or similar mode of action. Following a neonicotinoid block of treatments, Aspen Veterinary Resources strongly encourages the rotation to a block of applications with effective products with a different mode of action before using additional applications of neonicotinoid products. Using a block rotation or windowed approach, along with other IPM practices, is considered an effective use strategy for preventing or delaying an insect’s ability to develop resistance to this class of chemistry.

Foliar applications of Exile® DB or other Group 4A products from the neonicotinoid chemical class should not be used on crops previously treated with a long-residual, soil-applied products from the neonicotinoid chemical class.

Other Group 4A, neonicotinoid products used as foliar treatments include: Actara, Assail, Calypso, Centric, Clutch, Couraze, Galiant, Impulse, Intruder, Leverage, Nuprid, Pasada, Provado, Trimax Pro, and Venom.

Other Group 4A, neonicotinoid products used as soil/seed treatments include Admire Pro, Advise, Alias, Belay, Couraze, Cruiser, Gaucho, Macho, Macho Max, Nuprid, Platinum, Venom, and Widow.

Contact your Cooperative Extension specialist, certified crop advisor, and/or product manufacturer for additional insect resistance management recommendations. Also, for more information on Insect Resistance Management (IRM), visit the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (IRAC) on the web at

Directions For Use

It is a violation of Federal Law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.

Do not apply this product in a way that will contact workers or other persons, either directly or through drift. Only protected handlers may be in the area during application. For any requirements specific to your State or Tribe, consult the Agency responsible for pesticide regulation.

See individual crops for specific pollinator application restrictions. If none exist under the specific crop, for foliar applications, follow these application directions for crops that are contracted to have pollinator services or for food/feed crops & commercially grown ornamentals that are attractive to pollinators.


Do not apply this product while bees are foraging. Do not apply this product until flowering is complete and all petals have fallen unless the following condition has been met.

If an application must be made when managed bees are at the treatment site, the beekeeper providing the pollination services must be notified no less than 48-hours prior to the time of the planned application so that the bees can be removed, covered or otherwise protected prior to spraying.


Do not apply this product while bees are foraging. Do not apply this product until flowering is complete and all petals have fallen unless one of the following conditions is met:

● The application is made to the target site after sunset.

● The application is made to the target site when temperatures are below 55°F.

● The application is made in accordance with a government-initiated public health response.

● The application is made in accordance with an active state-administered apiary registry program where beekeepers are notified no less than 48-hours prior to the time of the planned application so that the bees can be removed, covered or otherwise protected prior to spraying.

● The application is made due to an imminent threat of significant crop loss, and a documented determination consistent with an IPM plan or predetermined economic threshold is met. Every effort should be made to notify beekeepers no less than 48-hours prior to the time of the planned application so that the bees can be removed, covered or otherwise protected prior to spraying.

Agricultural Use Requirements

Use this product in accordance with its labeling and with the Worker Protection Standard, 40 CFR Part 170. This standard contains requirements for the protection of agricultural workers on farms, forests, nurseries, and greenhouses, and handlers of agricultural pesticides. It contains requirements for training, decontamination, notification, and emergency assistance. It also contains specific instructions and exceptions pertaining to the statements on the label about personal protective equipment (PPE) and restricted-entry intervals. The requirements in this section only apply to uses of this product that are covered by the Worker Protection Standard.

Do not enter or allow worker entry into treated areas during the restricted-entry interval (REI) of 12 hours. Exception: If the product is soil injected or soil incorporated, the Worker Protection Standard, under certain circumstances, allows workers to enter the treated area if there will be no contact with anything that has been treated.

PPE required for early entry to treated areas that is permitted under the Worker Protection Standard and that involves contact with anything that has been treated, such as plants, soil, or water is:

● Coveralls

● Chemical resistant gloves made of any waterproof material such as barrier laminate, butyl rubber, nitrile rubber, neoprene rubber, natural rubber, polyethylene, polyvinylchloride (PVC), or Viton

● Shoes plus socks

Application Instructions

Exile® DB is a flowable insecticide for the control and suppression of a variety of listed insect pests. Exile® DB may be applied as a soil treatment to cotton, tobacco, cucurbit vegetables, greenhouse vegetables, head, stem and brassica vegetables, leafy vegetables, legume vegetables, root and tuberous vegetables, strawberries, sugarbeets, bushberries, citrus, grapes, hops, pome fruit, stone fruit, tropical fruit, tree nuts, and other listed crops, Exile® DB may also be applied as a foliar treatment on cotton, soybeans, tobacco, leafy vegetables, fruiting vegetables, legume vegetables, root vegetables, tuberous and corm vegetables, strawberries, bushberries, bananas and plantains, pome fruits, citrus, grapes, stone fruits, tropical fruits, pomegranates, coffee, hops, Christmas trees, and tree nuts, and as a seed piece treatment for potatoes.


Do not apply Exile® DB in enclosed structures such as planthouses or greenhouses except as specifically instructed in the TOBACCO, CUCURBIT VEGETABLES, FRUITING VEGETABLES, and GREENHOUSE VEGETABLES, Cucumber and Tomato only (Mature plants in production greenhouses) sections of the label.

APPLICATION DIRECTONS FOLIAR: Apply foliar applications of Exile® DB as a directed or a broadcast foliar spray. Thorough coverage of foliage is necessary without runoff for optimum insecticidal efficacy. Use adequate spray volumes, properly calibrated application equipment, and spray adjuvant if necessary to obtain thorough coverage. Failure to provide adequate coverage and retention of Exile® DB on leaves and fruit may result in loss of insect control or delay in onset of activity. Apply Exile® DB with properly calibrated ground or aerial application equipment. Minimum spray volumes, unless otherwise specified on crop-specific applications sections, are 10 gallons per acre by ground and 5 gallons per acre by air. Exile® DB may also be applied by overhead chemigation (see additional information in CHEMIGATION section of the label below), if allowed in crop-specific application section.

APPLICATION DIRECTIONS SOIL: When applied as a soil application, optimum activity of Exile® DB results from applications to the root zone of plants to be protected. The earlier Exile® DB is available to a developing plant, the earlier the protection begins. Exile® DB is continuously taken into the roots over a long period of time, and the systemic nature of Exile® DB allows movement from roots through the xylem tissue to all vegetative parts of the plant. This results in extended residual activity of S-Cloprid AG, the control of listed insects, and the prevention and/or reduction of plant virus transmission or symptom expression, and plant health benefits. The rate of Exile® DB applied affects the length of the plant protection period. Use higher listed rates when infestations occur later in crop development or where pest pressure is continuous. Exile® DB will generally not control insects infesting flowers, blooms, or fruit. Additional crop protection may be required for insects feeding in or on these plant parts, and for insects not listed in the crop-specific, pests-controlled sections of the label. Additionally, specific Exile® DB application instructions are also provided in the crop-specific sections of the label.

Suppression, or less than complete control of certain insect pests that may carry diseases including reduced feeding, may also result from a Exile® DB application. Residual control of these pests may require supplemental control measures.

Exile® DB is not allowed for use on crops grown for production of true seed unless intended for private or commercial planting unless allowed under 24(c) state-specific labeling. Additional information on Exile® DB uses for these crops and other questions may be obtained from the Cooperative Extension Service, PCA’s, consultants, or local Control Solutions, Inc. representatives.

Apply only to plants grown in field-type soils, potting media, or mixtures thereof. Do not apply to plants grown in nonsoil medias such as perlite, vermiculite, rock wool, or other soilless media, or plants growing hydroponically. Pre-mix Exile® DB with water or other appropriate diluent prior to application. Keep Exile® DB and water suspension agitated to avoid settling.


Do not apply more than 0.5 lb. active ingredient per acre, per year (365 days) regardless of formulation or method of application unless specified within the crop-specific, application section for a given crop.

Mixing Instructions

To prepare the application mixture, add a portion of the required amount of water to the spray tank and with agitation, add Exile® DB Insecticide.

Complete filling tank with balance of water needed. Maintain sufficient agitation during both mixing and application. Exile® DB Insecticide may also be used with other pesticides and/or fertilizer solutions. Please see “Compatibility” section of the label. When tank mixtures of Exile® DB Insecticide and other pesticides are involved, prepare the tank mixture as recommended above and follow suggested “Mixing Order” below.

Mixing Order: When pesticide mixtures are needed, add wettable powders or wettable granules first, Exile® DB Insecticide and other suspension concentrate (flowable) products second, and emulsifiable concentrates last. Ensure good agitation as each component is added. Do not add an additional component until the previous is thoroughly mixed. If a fertilizer solutions is added, a fertilizer/pesticide compatibility agent may be needed. Maintain constant agitation during both mixing and application to ensure uniformity of spray mixture.


Test compatibility of the intended mixture before adding Exile® DB Insecticide to the spray or mix tank. Add proportionate amounts of each ingredient in the appropriate order to a pint or quart jar, cap, shake for 5 minutes, and let set for 5 minutes. Do not use a mixture when poor mixing or formation of precipitates that do not readily redisperse indicates an incompatible mixture.

Poultry Housing Structures

Exile® DB may be used indoors as a spot, crack and crevice, or overall surface spray to control darkling beetles and hide beetles on floors, walls, and support beams of poultry or turkey housing structures, and within 25 feet of the perimeter of the poultry house.


● Do not apply more than 7 days prior to bird placement.

● Do not apply when birds are present.

● Do not allow food or feed to be contacted by the spray.

● Remove feed and water from the treatment area before applying.

● Do not restock birds until spray has completely dried.

● For perimeter spray, do not allow this product to contact plants in bloom if bees are foraging the area.

● Do not apply this product, by any application method to linden, basswood, or other Tilia species.

Mixing And Application Rates

Calculate the surface area to be sprayed. Apply 3 fl. oz. of Exile® DB per 1000 square feet of surface in 1/2 to 2 gallons of final dilution per 1000 square feet. To prepare the dilution, partly fill the spray tank with 1/2 the water to be used, then add the appropriate amount of Exile® DB, mix, then add the rest of the water while agitating or mixing. Maintain agitation while spraying. Prepare a fresh mixture for each application.

Apply Exile® DB to the entire footing including 1 foot up onto the wall above the footing, and to 3 to 4 foot wide bands directly beneath all feed lines. These areas are where the vast majority of the adult and larval beetles reside when the birds are in the house, and therefore will have an increased likelihood of coming in contact with the insecticide. Measure these areas to determine the correct amount of Exile® DB needed for the application.

Apply between flocks after de-caking and sanitation procedures have been completed. If Beetle infestations are very high it may be necessary to treat the footings including 1 foot up onto the walls and the entire floor area of the house.

Also apply as a crack and crevice spray around wall insulation or other areas where beetle may be located.

In structures having support beams it is necessary to treat the floor 1 foot around each post and 2 feet up onto the posts.

In cases of extreme infestation, treat the entire facility. Apply 3 fl oz per 1000 square feet in 2 gallons of water per 1000 square feet as described above. Apply as a broadcast spray to litter over the entire floor to litter under feed and water lines, and to lower sections of walls to one foot above the foundation.

Resistance Management

In order to avoid problems with developed resistance to insecticides it is important to rotate to an Insecticide of a different class each 2-3 flocks. It is best to attempt to use 3 different classes of insecticides during a calendar year.

Ants in and around animal housing facilities

Use only crack and crevice or wall void applications in building interiors.

Apply at a rate of 3/4 teaspoon to 1 1/2 teaspoons Exile® DB per gallon of water (2 1/2 teaspoons to 2 1/2 fl. ounces per 10 gallons). Spray into cracks, crevices, drilled holes, onto walls, and around potential entry points such as doors, windows, vents, eaves, soffits, and utility access holes. If nests are present in voids, spray into the void if possible, or apply as a foam. (See specific instructions of foam generator). Spray surfaces to provide complete coverage but do not spray to dripping or runoff.

Also apply as a drench to soil, turf, ornamental shrubs or plants, or nonflowering ground cover around the exterior of the building, and along driveways or other hard surfaces where ants may be tunneling. For above-ground nests, such as in wood posts, decks, or fences, or in trees, spray into the cavity and on the wood surface.


● Do not use to control native or imported fire ants, harvester ants or pharaoh ants.

● Keep people and domestic animals out of the treated area until sprays have dried.

● Do not allow this product to contact plants in bloom if bees are foraging in the treatment area.

Storage And Disposal

Do not contaminate water, food or feed by storage or disposal.

Pesticide Storage and Spill Procedures: Store upright at room temperature. Avoid exposure to extreme temperatures. In case of spillage or leakages, soak up with an absorbent material such as sand, sawdust, earth, Fuller’s earth, etc. Dispose of with chemical waste.

Pesticide Disposal: Pesticide, spray mixture or rinse water that cannot be used according to label instructions must be disposed of at or by an approved waste disposal facility.

Container Disposal:

For Containers equal to or less than 5 Gallons: Nonrefillable container. Do not reuse or refill this container. Clean container promptly after emptying. Triple rinse as follows: Empty the remaining contents into application equipment or a mix tank and drain for 10 seconds after the flow begins to drip. Fill the container 1/4 full with water and recap. Shake for 10 seconds. Pour rinsate into application equipment or a mix tank or store rinsate for later use or disposal. Drain for 10 seconds after the flow begins to drip. Repeat this procedure two more times. Offer for recycling if available. If recycling is not available: then dispose of container in a sanitary landfill or, if allowed by State and local authorities, by burning. If burned, stay out of smoke.



Aspen Veterinary Resources®, Ltd. warrants that this product conforms to the chemical description on the label thereof and is reasonably fit for purposes stated on such label only when used in accordance with directions under normal use conditions. It is impossible to eliminate all risks inherently associated with use of this product. Crop injury, ineffectiveness, or other unintended consequences may result because of such factors as weather conditions, presence of other materials, or the manner of use or application, all of which are beyond the control of Aspen Veterinary Resources®, Ltd. All such risks shall be assumed by the Buyer. To the extent consistent with applicable law, except as expressly provided herein, Aspen Veterinary Resources®, Ltd. makes no warranties, guarantees, or representations of any kind, either expressed or implied, or by usage of trade, statutory or otherwise, with regard to the product sold, including, but not limited to merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, use or eligibility of the product for any particular trade usage. The exclusive remedy of any buyer or user of this product for any and all losses, injuries, or damages resulting from or in any way arising from the use, handling, or application of this product, whether in contract, warranty, tort, negligence, strict liability, or otherwise, shall be damages not exceeding the purchase price paid for this product or, at Aspen Veterinary Resources®, Ltd. election, the replacement of this product.

Manufactured for: Aspen Veterinary Resources®, Ltd., Liberty, MO 64068, USA



30 oz (1.0582 gm)

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