Allison from San Antonio, Texas writes,
Is Bedlam Insecticide effective against sarcoptic mange?
My dog is being treated for sarcoptic mange. Trying to take care of the environment as well. Would like to spray on couches, floors, beds, etc. Or would you recommend a different pesticide for this problem?
No, Bedlam Insecticide is not labeled for sarcoptic mange. There are few products that are labeled for that pest. Since your pet has already been treated, we would recommend that you wash and dry (high heat) all bedding and thoroughly vacuum all resting areas. Indoors you can use a product called Steri-Fab on all upholstered furniture, rugs and pet beds and resting areas. Outdoors you can use a product called Permethrin SFR on pet resting areas and other areas frequented by your pet. In most cases, it is not necessary to treat the outdoor environment unless it is frequented by animals such as stray dogs or foxes because sarcoptic mites cannot live very long off of the host animal (usually not more than 72 hours).
Answer last updated on: 12/07/2014