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Jason from Wetumpka, Alabama writes,

How long does the Sevin Dust need to be down on the yard before it rains?

trying to kill all insects and mites


When applying Sevin Dust, or any other insecticide dust outdoors, you want to have as many dry days in a row as possible to allow the product to work. Once it rains it will wash away the dust as it is not designed to stick to the surfaces outdoors long term. A better option would be a residual insectice like Suspend Polyzone that you mix with water and after its dried for 6 hours, will hold up to rain and most outdoor elements for roughly 90 days before reapplication is needed. Suspend Polyzone can be applied to lawns, trees, flowers, ornamentals, bushes and on and around the home as protection as well. It is not for use on edibles so a product like Thuricide or Fertilome Triple Action would be better for pests on edibles/gardens. 

Answer last updated on: 01/28/2015

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