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Paul from Sherwood Park A.b Canada writes,

Is the Mosquito Control Kit safe for contact with pets and children?

Are the sprays for foliage toxic? What kind of wait time is involved?


The Mosquito Control Kit contents are wonderful products. The Bifen IT is safe once it is dry for pets and children. We do recommend keeping them out of the area until the treatment is complete. Bifen IT is labeled to be sprayed on ornamentals, flowers, shrubs, trees, broadcast across the lawn and around the perimeter of the home. It is not toxic to these areas. The wait time for drying will depend on the weather outdoors. It is normally between 2-3 hours.

The BTI Mosquito dunks are for bird baths, old automobile tires, rain barrels, ponds, abandoned or unused swimming pools (particularly above ground types), ditches, tree holes, roof gutters for collecting rainwater, flower pots, animal watering troughs, waste water treatment plants, elevator shafts, basements that flood, sump pumps and any drainage areas within buildings. Additionally, the toxin will continue to be released into the water for a period of 30 days or more, providing continuous kill. Each briquet will effectively treat up to 100 square feet of surface water regardless of depth.


Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

Answer last updated on: 08/18/2014

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