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"Spray" for bugs

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by KikisGirls, Apr 19, 2017.

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    Yes, it is the same as commonly recommended for lice and mites. Permethrin is a synthetic pyrethrin, pyrethrins are derived from a flower related to chrsanthemums and are accepted as organic, but Permethrin is not considered organic (I think that's right). Anyway, it is far stronger and more toxic, so be careful not to use more than is safe. Applied to the bugs, it kills most anything, applied to other living things may be safe, or not, so follow manufacturer recommendations.
     
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    Thanks.
     

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