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Debra from Wamego writes

Are Merit Granules safe to use on a lawn where we have wildlife such as birds and rabbits?

is Merit Granules safe to use on a lawn where we have wild life, like many varieties of birds, also rabbits. We also have cats. I will not use any product that threatens to kill or cause wildlife or any animals to suffer in any way. Our grub situation appears to be quite serious suddenly. We are in KS, it has been warm & I think they are hatching or whatever they do. We have about 2 acres. Thank you.

Answer:

As long as you follow the product label and keep all animals off of the area during the treatment and for a couple of hours following the treatment you should not have any issues at all. Do you know what kind of grubs you are dealing with? If you are dealing with Japanese Beetle Grubs you could also use St Gabriels Milky Spore which is non-toxic to animals and people at all stages. You can check with your local cooperative extension office to see what kind of beetle grubs you are dealing with if you are not sure.

Answer last updated on: 02/16/2013

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