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68 Comments for the Fleas and Ticks Home Remedy

kathryn

To get rid of fleas and ticks on outdoor dogs just dust them with Sevin dust that you use on your lawn and gardens. It is great and it will not harm the dog or your yard!

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Anonymous

well I guess it depends how many dogs you have to treat such as in the case of us dog rescuers&how much money you have to work with sevin does come in different strengths so be careful use common sense if you do have to resort to using it dust lightly personally I get lg advantages put it in dose cup & distribute according to weight&use borax in yard not on a windy day or when rains exspected&in betweenswear by adams dilluted per instructions in spray bottle rubbed in if the advantage begins to fail beforeits due again
&I have 7 dogs rite now 2 are wolf dogs & you want to talk about alot of thick hair!just gotta stay on top of itpost on your calender when due & it wont get out of hand in the first place

Peggy Sue

For 6 weeks now we have battled fleas in the yard. We think they were put here by the squirrels. There are hundreds of them. they say you only see 10% so that means we have millions. we tried Ortho, Spectriciad, Bengal, Borax, Sevendust 5%, and a few things a neighbor gave us. NOTHING WORKED until I put SEVEN 10%. fleas carry diseases so if it kills my dog, better her than my children. Thank God for Seven-dust 10%

Anonymous

If the particular can or bag says it is ok for use on dogs and cats, then it is ok. The strength is too low to harm them. I bought a big bag yesterday on clearance for 3 bucks that said in big letters right on the frong 'Fine to use on dogs and cats' so if my dog or cat gets sick they are getting sued.

noselo

This is the safety information for SEVIN: The effects may be chronic -- don't show up til year later -- tumors...

Manufacturer
Manufacturer: Solaris Group, The
Div.,Scotts
Address: P.O. Box 5008
City: San Ramon
State: CA
Zip Code: 94583
Toll Free Number: 888-295-0671
Date Info Verified: 2003-01-01
Related Items: Products by this manufacturer




The following information (Health Effects, Handling/Disposal, and Ingredients) is taken from the product label and/or the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) prepared by the manufacturer. The National Library of Medicine does not test products nor does it evaluate information from the product label or the MSDS. (What is an MSDS?)

Health Effects Enter text or highlight term...
Warnings: PRECAUTIONARY STATEMENTS: HAZARDOUS TO HUMANS AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS. CAUTION: Harmful if swallowed. Causes eye irritation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Avoid breathing dust. Wash thoroughly after handling. Avoid contact with food, feed, feeding troughs and water receptacles. STATEMENT OF PRACTICAL TREATMENT. Swallowed: Give water or milk to drink and telephone for medical advice. Consult medical personnel before inducing vomiting. If medical advice cannot be obtained, then take person and product container to the nearest emergency treatment center or hospital. In case of eye contact, wash eyes immediately with fresh water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention if irritation persists. For skin, wash with plenty of soap and water. Inhalation: remove patient from exposed area. NOTE TO PHYSICIANS: Emergency Information call 1-800-457-2022. Carbaryl is a moderately reversible cholinesterase inhibitor. Atropine is antidotal. ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS: This product is extremely toxic to aquatic and estuary vertebrates. Do not apply directly to water. Do not contaminate water by cleaning of equipment or disposal of water. NOTICE: Buyer assumes all responsibility for use not in accordance with directions.
Bar Code: 0-71549-02410-D

Acute Health Effects: From MSDS
Inhalation: The systemic toxicity of this substance has not been determined. However, it should be practically non-toxic to internal organs if inhaled.

Eye Contact: Eye contact may include discomfort, tearing, swelling, redness, and blurred vision.

Skin Contact: This substance is not expected to cause prolonged or significant skin irritation. If absorbed through the skin, this substance is considered practically non-toxic to internal organs. No evidence of allergic skin reactions have been associated with carbaryl.

Ingestion: Ingestion may cause irritation of the digestive tract which may include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. If swallowed, this substance is considered slightly toxic to internal organs.

Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: None listed.

Carbaryl is a inhibitor of the cholinesterase enzyme, found in nervous tissue, red blood cells, and plasma.

Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
Neurotoxicity: Carbaryl is not considered to be a neurotoxin in the sense of producing direct histopathological changes to nerve tissue. Delayed and irreversible neurotoxic effects have not been observed in vertebrate species including man.

Teratogenicity: Carbaryl is not considered to be a teratogen or a chemical that causes birth defects. Certain developmental changes have been observed in some species when the dose of carbaryl administered to the mother caused signs of toxicity. Results from monkey teratology studies have not demonstrated birth defects even at maternally toxic dose levels.

Mutagenicity: Carbaryl has demonstrated positive findings when tested in some in vitro systems; however, results from in vivo mammalian investigations have been negative.

Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
Carbaryl has been associated with the development of tumors of high dose groups in both rats and mice in lifetime feeding studies.

This product does not contain a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer.

Health Rating: 1
Flammability Rating: 0
Reactivity Rating: 0
HMIS Rating Scale: 0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe;
N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
MSDS Date: 1996-11-21


annoyed by fleas and idiots

To the annoying person that keeps saying 'hellooo'... Sevin is the trade name for the active chemical Carbaryl. It's still the same as it was in the 70's. You can't just assume that it's been changed because it's an old product. It can build up in host animals over time or kill by acute dosages. Maybe instead of trying and failing to sound smart or condescending by being sarcastic and not really answering anything, do a little research.

Anonymous

To the person who said 'Sevin is a poison just like Frontline' 'only difference is advertising'. Maybe you should educate yourself.

Sevin is a methylcarbamate, which is an old class of broad spectrum nerve toxins. This means that it can affect anything with a nervous system, including but not limited to insects, fish, birds and mammals. Dosage is critical and enough could harm any pet. Just use it as directed for dusting animals and don't do it too frequently.

A lot of the newer products are well thought out, being selective and systemic. The active ingredient in Frontline is fipronil, It's pretty selective for insects. It's mode of action actually requires it to move throughout the dog's system. It's not a poison for dogs, just insects.

Others have Insect Development Inhibitors (Program) and Insect Growth Regulators (Frontline Plus and Biospot) These chemical disrupt processes unique to insects, sparing you and your pet danger because you don't produce chitin and don't pupate or metamorphosize.

So you should get off your high horse, educate yourself and shut up instead of spewing disinformation around, trying to sound like you know something. it's people like you that get others in bad situations. If someone comes looking for answers, how are they supposed to know the difference between a real answer and your babbling?

laura

'Frontline Plus' does not work.

Anonymous

IF YOUR HOME IS INFESTED WITH FLEAS, FIND A BLACK WALNUT TREE CUT SOME OF THE LIMBS AND PLACE THEM THROUGHOUT YOUR HOUSE, THE FLEAS WILL LEAVE ASAP! THE LIMBS OF A BLACK WALNUT TREE PUT OF A CERTAIN ODORS THAT FLEAS DO NOT LIKE, FOR WHAT REASON I DON'T KNOW, BUT I DO KNOW IT WORKS!! YOU CAN ALSO PLACE THE LIMBS AROUND DOG HOUSES THROUGHOUT YOUR YARD.

Anonymous

To the people using Sevin on their pets: if you are too cheap to buy a vetrinarian-recommended product, then don't own a pet. I sell pesticides for a living, and the ONLY one that I have ever seen that gives a recommendation to be used on pets to treat for fleas is Bayer's tree and shrub protect, and now even that cannot be used because they have added a fertilizer to it. I have NEVER seen instructions anywhere on the Sevin packaging to apply it to a pet. You can't even buy this stuff in a bag any more (only a shaker container) because they don't want you handling it too much. You aren't even supposed to put it out when it is windy (says so on the container) because they don't want the risk of people, or animals, inhaling it.

Amy Joe

I have been using Sevins 5% now for 1 yr. I don't put directly on my 2 dogs or 6 cats. I dust bedding, crates, climbing towers....then shake off excess. I do my yard, gardens and even my concrete walk ways, to get into cracks. I also do all entrance stairs. We have never had any sick animals or people! I am NOT to cheap to go to the vet, this just enables me to spend more $$ on feeding all the stray cats!!

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