Questions about TERRO® Ant Dust

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Q.Is the dust effective to use on a yellow jacket nest that is in a wall?
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While this product is effective on wasps and bees, there have been no specific tests performed to determine its efficacy on yellow jackets. This product is designed to be used in cracks and crevices where unwanted insects may dwell.

Q.Is this the appropriate Terro product to be used on ant hills between the pavers on a patio? Or is another better.
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Yes, when applied as instructed, this product is appropriate for use on ant hills between on a patio. 

Q.I have a lot of baking soda sprinkled on the ground already, is it ok to use terro ant dust around it or will it lose potency on ants crawling around the area?
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We have no testing information on using this product in conjunction with baking soda.

Q.Was told this would help with crickets? True/False?
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This product is effective for crickets.

Q.How long should pets be away from treated area?
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As long as the product is applied, pets should be kept away from the treated area. This product will continue to be effective for up to eight months after the first application.

Q.I’m installing a new paver patio. There is an ant infestation along the wall where pavers will be installed. I’ve just sprinkled the dust along the wall and hoping that it works. I’ll probably have to retreat same area in future and would like to know if the ant dust will damage my new pavers
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This product can be used on patio's. We recommend keeping the dust  contained to cracks and crevices.

Q.Does Terro Ant Dust contain diatomaceous earth?
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The main ingredient in this product is Deltamethrin (0.05%). All other ingredients are proprietary.

Q.Is this product safe around pets outside? Or, how long should my dog avoida treated area?
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We recommend keeping pets away from the treated area.

Q.Is this safe to use in areas where pets and wilflife frequent?
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This product is recommended for crack and crevice application. When used outdoors, we recommend applying around windows and doors, porches, screens, eaves, patios, garages, under stairways, in crawl spaces and other areas where pests hide.

Q.How long do you keep the dust out? And how do you get rid of the dust?
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This product will be effective for up to eight months after applied. We recommend removing the dust when the insects are controlled. To clean, please sweep all the traces of the product into a pile, vacuum, and then wipe down the areas with soapy water and rinse. Gloves should be worn when cleaning.


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