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Linda writes,

How long after spraying Topia Insecticide, is it safe for pets?

I have a fire ant problem on my porch, but that is where my dog is a lot of the time. Will this work on fire ants, and is it safe for my dog?


Topia will kill ants that come across the barrier, but Topia will not make it back to the fire ant colony.  If you want long term control of fire ants, you usually would want to use a fire ant bait in the yard that the ants eat and take back to the colony to kill the queen.  We recommend our best selling fire ant bait Extingush Plus Fire Ant Bait.  To answer your first question, Topia is very safe for use around pets.  Typically, you would just want to have your dog inside or in another area while you are spraying. Once the spray is dry, usually about 30 minutes, it is perfectly safe to have your pet back in the area. All of the fire ant baits are pet safe also.

Answer last updated on: 07/03/2010

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