My question concerns grub control and pets. I have two dogs and two cats. Will the granules and spraying chemicals described in your article harm pets? I have seen the cats eat the grass at times (although, there’s not much grass left – have to start over with new seeding and fertilizing). I live near Albuquerque, New Mexico just in case you might have any specific “hints” for me.
Thank you very much. I appreciate your time.
If you review some of the Safety Videos or statements below any product you’re thinking about using, you’ll learn all our products won’t pose a hazard to children or pets if used properly. So to answer your question, no, they won’t harm your pets.
So for example, on our Merit G page here:
You’ll see there is a video and a statement regarding your exact safety concerns.
For the liquid grub treatment material Vegetables Plus here:
We have a similar safety video.
Alternatively, you can opt for some “alternative” products featured in our Non Toxic Pest Control Site. These plant essential oils and food extract based products have proven to be effective for many pests including grubs. In place of the Merit G, you can get the ECO IC Granules. They will have to be applied more frequently, probably every 2 months to be sure you get control, but they will work. In place of the Vegetables Plus, you can use the ECO IC Concentrate. This could be applied ever 2-4 weeks and can be used for almost any pest. We also have the organic Grub Killer RTS which can be sprayed over the top as well.
ECO Granules: http://www.non-toxic-pest-control.com/granules/eco-exempt-granules
ECO IC Concentrate: http://www.non-toxic-pest-control.com/concentrates/eco-exempt-ic-concentrate
Grub Killer RTS: http://www.non-toxic-pest-control.com/concentrates/grub-killer-rts
I have found a wealth of information otherwise unknown to many who offer advice. Thank you for your web page. My only question is:
I have active grub worms in my centipede grass. I also have 2 Jack Russell Terrier dogs which live back there. I would like to know which treatment would be most effective on bugs but less harmful to the pups.
Tech Support says
@guest: Any of the products listed above will do the job and be safe enough for use where the pups and adult dogs are kept. In fact, if you follow the guidelines listed in our Safety Videos, most all of our products can be used safely in and around the home where people and pets reside. There are some precautions you need to do beforehand to insure their safety but if you follow the label and our general guidelines, you’ll keep risks minimal to non existent. Here is the link to these informative clips: