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Poison in yard for fleas

post #1 of 17
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I had to sprinkle poison on the acre due to a sweet German Shepherd who is alergic to fleas.  The poison is something like seven dust and it about covered the property. I realize that I will not be able to free range for a spell but it was unavoidable.  This poison killed all their fun little bugs too, but I had no choice.    How many rains and how long before I can let the girl out again?


Edited by Bedste - 9/13/09 at 5:38pm
I am currently working towards having a dozen of each of my favorite breeds---- after hatching and brooding--my goal is to have 12 plus BO-WA-EE-Welsummer-Ancona
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I am currently working towards having a dozen of each of my favorite breeds---- after hatching and brooding--my goal is to have 12 plus BO-WA-EE-Welsummer-Ancona
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post #2 of 17

Friendly bump...............hopefully someone can answer your question. What was the name of what you put down?

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The 3 C's of life: choices, chances and changes ~ You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change.

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post #3 of 17

Good question.. pop

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I prefer an ugly truth to a pretty lie. If someone is telling me the truth that is when i will give my heart. ~ Jack Nicholson 

Look! A ladder!! Maybe it leads to heaven, or a sandwich... 

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post #4 of 17
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It was granules in a big orange bag.... I will have to check the trash and find out the name of it in the morning.... it is dark and rainy

I am currently working towards having a dozen of each of my favorite breeds---- after hatching and brooding--my goal is to have 12 plus BO-WA-EE-Welsummer-Ancona
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I am currently working towards having a dozen of each of my favorite breeds---- after hatching and brooding--my goal is to have 12 plus BO-WA-EE-Welsummer-Ancona
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post #5 of 17

If that 'poison' killed off all the bugs, there wouldn't be much for them to free range for other then grass and weeds.

I'd be worried about that poison being obsorbed up into the grass and plants as well, and not just sitting on top of the soil.

I'd be bringing healthy goodies to them in the run for a few weeks.

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~Make every day a great day - life's happening now - not when you're younger/older, richer, smarter, or retired~
Hobby farmer to include: chickens, ducks, Tennessee Walker horse, mini pony, 3 herding dogs, 2 house cats, 1 house bunny, 1 parakeet
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post #6 of 17
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Thanks....  ok....  better safe than sorry.... maybe they can free range in November....

I am currently working towards having a dozen of each of my favorite breeds---- after hatching and brooding--my goal is to have 12 plus BO-WA-EE-Welsummer-Ancona
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I am currently working towards having a dozen of each of my favorite breeds---- after hatching and brooding--my goal is to have 12 plus BO-WA-EE-Welsummer-Ancona
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post #7 of 17

It depends on the 'poison' in the granules.  I would contact a vet(that treats livestock, poultry etc) or call the manufacturer.

The 3 C's of life: choices, chances and changes ~ You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change.

http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/vfaw.html
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The 3 C's of life: choices, chances and changes ~ You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change.

http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/vfaw.html
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post #8 of 17

If they're out, they may eat the dead poisoned bugs. I wouldn't take any chances.
My poor dog is chewing his fur off right now because of flea bites, so I understand your situation.

post #9 of 17

Maybe we need to start a flea rant thread because I've been battling them this summer too...they're horrible! hmm  My Frontline Plus is NOT keeping them at bay this year.  We did treat our yard earier this summer too, so I'm glad that my chicks will have a few weeks before they're out and about.  I think our product was in granules too, but I can't remember what it's called either...

Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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post #10 of 17

Teach1rusl,

Not to bash a particular manufacturer, but sometimes one product works better on a dog than another.  All my dogs were on Frontline Plus, and one still got fleas persistently.  I went on the website, etc, and they came up with every excuse except that perhaps their product didn't work for my dog.

My vet recommended that I try Advantix.  I did, and it solved the problem for that dog.  Just a case of different body chemistry. 

Since I cleared the dogs of fleas, I haven't had any in the yard, but they don't roam over the whole place.  I agree about contacting the manufacturer about when it would be safe to allow your chickens access to the treated area.

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