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Bob from Padadena. Md writes

Can Permethrin SFR be sprayed on the ground and shrubs to control ticks?


Permethrin SFR 36.8% would be a very effective insecticide to control ticks.  It is labeled for ticks (including Deer Tick and Western Black legged Tick).  Permethrin would be mixed at 0.4 to 0.8 Fluid Ounces per gallon of water to treat 1000 square feet of lawn and applied as a broadcast application.  It would also be a good idea to incorporate an insect growth regulator (IGR) such as Archer IGR for complete control of ticks.  All of these products are pet safe if used as directed.  Pets need to be kept out of the area being treated during application and until everything is completely dry.  Please look over our Tick Control Guide for more information on treating and preventing this pest. 

Answer last updated on: 06/01/2019

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