Flea & Tick killer for permimeter of house?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by awayneward, Jun 15, 2004.

  1. awayneward

    awayneward LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    I have a customer that lives in a location that has some light woods around the property, approximately 2 acres. The house is in the center of the property and he has two dogs. He is wanting something applied around the perimeter of the house to help keep down the infestation of fleas and ticks. Anyone have a surefire solution for this. Thank you
  2. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,389

    Talstar granular. Excellent residual.
  3. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    I've been using Cyfluthrin granules around the perimeter of my house for about 4 years now. Usually pick up a bag at Home Cheapo, spread it with a handheld spreader about 20' out. Don't see any spiders, or bugs in the house much at all. I also treat all window and door sills with a similar spray product.

    Kills: Fleas, Ticks, Carpenter Ants, Roaches, Spiders, and lots of other "Creapy Crawlies".

    It's labled safe for restaurants/commercial kitchens.
  4. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,454

    I use Diazinon granules around my house, but I don't think you can use it professionally. I have 2 dogs (pampered show breeds and fleas drive them absoultely crazy) and my neighbors on both sides have outside dogs that are flea bound. So far it has been great for them. However, the previous posts sound more applicable to your situation. But I just wanted to share my experience.
  5. martn

    martn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    Permethrin. It is active ingredient in all flea and tick products. I think you can purchase it from HD in a liquid. Lesco has it.
  6. awayneward

    awayneward LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    Thank you for your responses, I will let you know how this project works out.
  7. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 795

    Will talstar take care of black ants?
  8. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969

    Here in the Bug Capital of America (Florida), Talstar is the number one insecticide used both inside and out for just about all insects.
  9. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 795

    Thanks for the reply.I heard Talstar was actually pretty safe compared to insecticides of recent years.If I recall correctly,a dog can lick it off the ground without getting sick.Try that with Diazinon.(lol)
  10. sprayman73703

    sprayman73703 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    I have had great luck with "Tempo EC". It is basically save around humans and animals, but will kill all insects and even scorpions. It is even labeled for use inside homes. Plus it isn't real expensive and easy to use since it takes just a small amount of product. The only drawback is that additional apllications are needed after a rain of watering if the insect problems still exist.

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