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Lisa from Okeechobee, Fl writes,

How safe is Maxforce Complete Granular Bait when used around cats and dogs?

We just moved into a house in south fl which has a 2.5 acre yard overcome by ants. They are everywhere. We built a 35 x35 enclosure to allow our cats and dogs out. A couple of cats prefer to be out there 24/7. How safe is this product for my cats and dogs if I sprinkle it on the deck and in the yard they live in? I don't want anything remotely dangerous to them. If this is not the right product, can you suggest another?


 Maxforce Complete Granular Bait is safe for pets when applied as directed. It is such a small amount of active ingredient it should not harm pets. You may also want to try bait stations. Maxforce Complete Brand Granular Insect Bait may be sprinkled around structures and/or applied to refillable/serviceable bait stations as outlined below. Sprinkle this product evenly in a 1-2 foot wide band adjacent to the structure at a rate of 0.5 oz (one tablespoon) of bait per 25 linear feet. NOTE: Around structures the total application should not exceed 4-8 oz per 200-400 linear feet (or 0.5 oz per 25 linear feet). A typical application would be 4-8 oz adjacent to an average sized home of 200-400 linear feet. Be sure to treat areas such as porches, patios, driveways, sidewalks, flower gardens, landscape timbers and around trees, wood piles, air conditioning units and garbage receptacles.

Answer last updated on: 04/09/2015

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