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Margaret writes,

Do you recommend any pest control for wood mulch around a play set?

We have put up a play set (swings, slide, sand box), and we have put wood mulch around it as a cushion for the play set. I have been told that ants (and other undesired bugs) make this their home. Is there something I can use that is kid friendly (my daughter is old enough not to eat the wood chips) if any gets on her hands or feet?


You can spray around the perimeter of the play area with Talstar P. Talstar P has a long residual, so it keeps on killing pests for up to three months after you have sprayed it. Plus, Talstar P is odorless, dries clear, leaves no stains, is non-irritating to the skin, and will not break down easily with rainfall. We do not recommend spraying any insecticides directly on areas where children will be coming in skin contact on a regular basis.

Answer last updated on: 08/30/2010

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