Sevin Dust Use

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by spatcher, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. spatcher

    spatcher Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Virginia - Southside
    Everyone has to make a choice as to what they use for pests. Before I bought it I did a bit of research and would like to pass on the info. Bottom line though, if it works for you and have had no problems then do what you will. I have read here in posts that it is okay to use with no worries. I have read that it is okay to use but you cant eat their eggs for a week. And I have read dont ever use it. I found an entry on another site by a writer that wrote the company and they responded that it should not be used on chickens. Finally, I found the following and decided it wasnt worth the risk. I hope this helps with some of the questions people have.
  2. Ericasl

    Ericasl Songster

    Feb 21, 2008
    The Dalles OR
    Thanks for the info, always good to read up on what we use.
  3. spatcher

    spatcher Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Virginia - Southside
    You're welcome Erica.
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    hi..i just read my bag of sevins dust today...and for one of its uses it said for use on pets...and to dust them down to the skin with it.(just dont get it in thhier eys..etc..).and use on thier bedding also..[​IMG].....but it did say for cats and dogs...but the person that metioned it to me last night uses it..with no problems, on her may use it if my chickens get a bad bug problem..and just not eat the eggs for a bit.....thanks, Wendy
  5. amysue2012

    amysue2012 Songster

    Oct 6, 2007
    Montpelier Ohio
    What about DE? I've read some about it on here. I havent tried useing it but I havent notice a but problem with my chickens eather.

    I do use seven on my dogs. They go out and tend to bring back ticks. Ive found seven works great for that.
  6. spatcher

    spatcher Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Virginia - Southside
    Some people swear by it. Hope it dont come back to haunt them. Says to rub it in the dogs skin then on the safety sheet tells you to wash your hands thoroughly after touching it. Just dont seem right to me. Like maybe they have the attitude of "hey, its just an animal". Other than the garden, I dont think I would ever use it.
  7. Miltonchix

    Miltonchix Taking a Break

    Jul 14, 2007
    Milton, Florida
    Quote:Wash your hands so you don't accidentally ingest any by rubbing mouth/face. I'll bet it doesn't say its safe to eat anywhere on the container. That statement is just another one of those the lawyers made them add because someone at sometime probably took a mouthful and got sick. Then sued of course.
    Sevin dust is sometimes, as a last resort, quite necessary. I've used it several times with great results.
  8. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    Do NOT use more than 3% sevin. A good friend of mine accidentally used 10%, and her favorite chicken died.
    I dust under their tails, and in their dust bath spot, mixing a bit in the dirt. I figure if it's okay for tomatoes up to a week prior to picking, it should be okay for chickens. Nothing is completely safe in this world. Oh yea, some people use Adam's flea and tick shampoo
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2008
  9. spatcher

    spatcher Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Virginia - Southside
    The data sheet linked on the initial post is for Ortho Sevin Dust @ 5%.
  10. lovethechickens

    lovethechickens Songster

    Feb 16, 2008
    Antioch California
    10 percent says on the bag, not safe. And the 5 percent gives you directions for putting it on your animal. [​IMG]

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