• Please Note: If you have questions about an order you placed, shipping policies, product availability or product returns, please do not use this form. Direct these questions to our customer support center or by calling 1-866-581-PEST.

    Most product questions are answered within 24 hours.
    Not all questions and answers will appear on our website. Thank you for choosing DoMyOwnPestControl.com!
  •  
  • * (limit 110 characters)
  • (optional)
  • *
  •   (city, state)
  •     Cancel

Q&A Home    View All Questions    View by Product

Sherri from Newport Beach, Ca. Writes,
02/24/2012:

Will Permethrin SFR kill black widow and brown recluse spiders? Is it safe for gardens, children, and pets?

will permethrin sfr get rid of black widows and brown widows or is there a better product for these spiders? Please tell me the dangers for small children, animals and an organic garden. Thank you

Answer:

Brown recluse spiders and black widow spiders share the same biology as every other species of spiders and are not any harder to kill than other spiders. Permethrin SFR is labeled for spiders and should do a great job in helping you eliminate spiders in and around your home. Permethrin SFR is safe around children and pets as long as they are kept out of the area during the application and they do not return to the area until it is dry. Permethrin SFR should not be used in an organic garden because it is a synthetic product and it is not labeled for use on most types of edible plants.

Answer last updated on: 02/24/2012

55 of 59 people found this answer helpful. Was it helpful to you?