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I have a dog and have just used Ortho Max Bug B Gone granules on the lawn and flowerbeds. I watered thoroughly. When is it safe to let the dog out?

Hardiness Zone: 9b

By ddzak from Pasadena, CA

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September 14, 20090 found this helpful

Seriously never use pesticides when you have animals unless it says animal friendly on the pack. Even the smallest amount ingested or even on the skin can make very ill or kill. I'd water every day for a week and even then watch him like a hawk and wash his feet when he comes in in case he licks any off.

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September 18, 20090 found this helpful

Some bug products get stronger with water. I would call the 800 number on the package or look them up on internet and get information from them. I would also call my vet and see what they say.

On an aside, I looked up this further info for my sister as her doggie became ill a few years back and no longer has an auto immune system. She has to be careful of everything the dog eats, breaths and comes into contact with. (Her name is Sweet Pea and she is a dachshund) I am sure I spelled it wrong :(

Anyway, the organic way of getting rid of bugs is to use Nematodes. Look it up on google. Very informative and the way to go. They don't work as well in very hot climates like where I live in SW Florida, but I am going to give them a shot in October. Good luck with the pooch and the bugs.

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