Tick treatment - Knowledgebase Question

fontana, Ca
Question by cristinaalba
July 2, 2008
My dogs and the pets got ticks and the vet said that my backyard need treatment. What shoul I use to control and erradicate? Thank you


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Answer from NGA
July 2, 2008

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Acaricides (pesticides) registered for the control of ticks in California include the following 7 chemicals.

Carbaryl (Sevin, other brands). This material belongs to a class of pesticides called carbamates. Carbaryl may be used against ticks on turf and recreational areas. There are numerous brands available for public use. Both sprays and granules have been reported effective against ticks.

Chlorpyrifos (Dursban, other brands). This material belongs to a class of pesticides called organophosphates. Chlorpyrifos may be used against ticks on turf and recreational areas. Some products are available for public use, other formulations are restricted to licensed applicators. Sprays and granules reported effective against ticks.

Cyfluthrin (Tempo). This material belongs to a class of pesticides called synthetic pyrethroids. Cyfluthrin may be used against ticks on turf and ornamentals. This product is available for commercial use only. It is effective against blacklegged ticks.

Diazinon (Diazinon, other brands). This material belongs to a class of pesticides called organophosphates. Some products available to the public, but many restricted by label to commercial use. Sprays and granules moderately effective against blacklegged ticks.

s-fenvalerate (Zema Lawn Spray). This material belongs to a class of pesticides called synthetic pyrethroids. This product may be used against ticks on lawns and backyards. It is a hose sprayer kit for homeowner use.

Fluvalinate (Mavrik Aquaflow, Yardex). This material belongs to a class of pesticides called synthetic pyrethroids. Fluvalinate may be used against ticks on turf and ornamentals. This material is effective against blacklegged ticks.

Permethrin (PermaKill 4Week Tick Killer). This material belongs to a class of pesticides called synthetic pyrethroids. It is labeled for use against ticks on the lawn. Permethrin is highly effective as a clothing toxicant against ticks.

Be sure to follow label directions.

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