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Tracy writes,
04/26/2010:

Is there anything I can use to help get rid of a hookworm infestation in my backyard?

I live in Florida and am having a problem with hookworm infestation in our backyard. Is there anything I can use to help get rid of them?

Answer:

Unfortunately there is not a product on the market that is labeled or recommended for hookworms. While some insecticides that are labeled for turf or lawn infesting insect may work, there has not been enough research to add hookworms to the product labels. We†recommend that all animals be moved out of the contaminated area for at least 1 year (during warm spring/summer months, longer during cool winter/fall months) and all feces be removed. Keeping the animals out of the contaminated area for at least 1 year should help control the infestation pattern. It is also important to remove feces from the new latrine area to avoid another infestation. †Another option is to remove the contaminated soil and replace if you cannot keep out for 1 year

Answer last updated on: 04/26/2010

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