Can I spray D-Force in the house if I have pets? I want to get rid of Stink bugs. If I cant is there anything out there pet friendly.
All of the products we have listed for STINKBUG CONTROL are okay to use inside and outside the home where children and pets are active. The key is to follow some common sense guidelines. For the D-FORCE AEROSOL, which is mostly used inside, you’ll need to have people and pets away from the area you are treating till the area has had sufficient time to dry. This is generally an hour but could be more or less depending on the weather, if the windows can be opened, etc. On the D-Force page, you’ll find a SAFETY VIDEO on how to use, handle and store D-Force which is very helpful and easy to understand. I suggest you watch this clip as it covers everything you need to know. Additionally there is the alternative “organic” options listed such as the ECO KO AEROSOL. This product is made from food oils and extracts and is as safe as it can get for use around people and pets. The trade off is it won’t last as long compared to the D-Force and you should follow all the same guidelines we go over in our video but if you want the safest product option available that will control stinkbugs, this would be your choice.
For the outside of the home and the attic, you’ll need to use the CYPERMETHRIN and DELTAMETHRIN DUST. Both products have safety videos on their respective product pages and again, I suggest you watch them as they cover all you need to know. Furthermore, the spray should only be used on the outside of your home on the siding itself so when done right, there would be no exposure to them and therefore no risk. The same is true with the dust since it’s use should be in the attic of the house and not in any living space like the aerosol. Again, you should keep the kids and pets away when doing the application but once the outside of the home has dried, they’ll be able to return without being exposed to anything hazardous. And we also have alternatives for both these products which are of the same “food grade” composition so if preferred, you can opt to use them instead. In place of the Cypermethrin you’d use the ECO IC CONCENTRATE. In place of the Deltamethrin Dust you’d use the MOTHERS EARTH DUST. If you have further questions, give our sales office a call at 1.800.877.7290.
Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:
Stinkbug Control: http://www.bugspray.com/article/stinkbug.html
Deltamethrin Dust: http://www.bugspray.com/catalog/products/page1008.html
ECO IC Concentrate: http://www.non-toxic-pest-control.com/concentrates/eco-exempt-ic-concentrate
Mothers Earth Dust: http://www.non-toxic-pest-control.com/dust/mothers-earth-diatomaceous-dust