Outdoor Flea and Tick Kit - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Dianna from Auberry, California
    05/09/2015
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    Is this product safe around animals?
    I'm concerned about the chemicals in this product poisoning my dogs.
    A
    This kit is pet safe as long as you follow the product label directions. Keep pets out of the area while you are spraying and until the treatment is dry, usually about an hour. You also want to make sure you store products out of reach of pets and children.
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  • Asked by Jessica from Md
    03/08/2016
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    Will the Temprid SC in this kit kill other insects or change the backyard ecology?
    We all know there must be a balance of living organisms in our yards. Will this sanitize all insects that get exposed or is it selective? I would rather not destroy the whole ecosystem in my yard.
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    Insecticides such as Temprid SC are not selective so they can kill just about any insect that contacts a treated surface.  You should direct any application of pesticides to the stems and leaves of the plant and try not to get any on the actual flowering part where the bees or other beneficial insects pollinate.

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  • Asked by Terry from Snellville, Ga
    07/28/2015
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    How many square feet does a bottle of Archer IGR cover in the Outdoor Flea and Tick Kit?
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    The Archer IGR in the Outdoor Flea and Tick Kit mixes at 1 oz per gallon of water per 1,000 sq ft. It will make 16 gallons of finished solution treating 16,000 sq ft.

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  • Asked by Lucio from San Antonio, Tx
    07/31/2015
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    What is the best insecticide to kill fleas and ticks in the yard? I have outside pets.
    A

    The Outdoor Flea and Tick kit, will get the job done!  The Outdoor Flea and Tick Kit contains professional products to help prevent and treat infestations of fleas and ticks outdoors. Please see our Flea Pest Guide and our Tick Pest Guide for more information about treating for these pests.

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  • Asked by Leann from Orange, Ca
    08/06/2015
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    Will the Outdoor Flea and Tick treat other spiders, and, and fleas?
    I have spiders, ants, and fleas. I need something to spray outside that is safe for my dog and cat, who both eat the grass.
    A

    You may want to consider our Outdoor Flea and Tick Kit.  The kit contains a liquid insecticide called Temprid SC and an insect growth regulator called Archer, which can be used for ants, spiders, and other pests in addition to fleas.  All of the products in the kit are safe for pets if used as directed.  If you are not already doing so, it would be a good idea to treat the dog and cat with pet flea control products as well.  

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  • Asked by Chuck from Portland, Or
    09/26/2016
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    What are the most effective products for outdoor flea control?
    My yard is about an acre in size, pretty much all landscaped so lots of bark dust. I need and effect flea control product that is safe for both pets and plants but will also hold up reasonably in our cool damp Pacific Northwest climate.
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    We would recommend our Outdoor Flea and Tick Kit. The kit contains professional products to help treat and prevent fleas outdoors. 

    STEP 1 - NON-CHEMICAL CONTROL - Harborage Elimination, Removing Debris

    Before you apply any insecticides, it is important to Inspect the treatment area to identify which pests are present and where you need to target your treatments. These areas may vary depending on whether you are treating for fleas or for ticks.

    Wearing white socks with shoes while walking around moist, shady areas will help to find fleas. To locate ticks, drag a white towel attached to a dowel or rod across the suspected areas to pick up insects.

    *For both fleas and ticks, start with areas where pets and where wild animals may frequent, particularly shady areas where they like to find rest.

    *Remove yard debris such as leaves and grass clippings so that your application will reach the ground instead of just the things on top of it.

    *Be sure to check under porches or decks, around outbuildings like sheds, and along fence lines.

    *Mowing and trimming overgrown shrubs or trees will help to eliminate areas where fleas and ticks like to breed.

    *Avoid over-watering lawns: fleas will thrive in moist areas.

    STEP 2 - SPRAY - Temprid SC and Archer IGR

    Both the Temprid SC and the Archer IGR are water-based concentrates that you should dilute with water only. Wear gloves when mixing and handling pesticides, such as Nitrile Chemical Resistant Gloves.

    *To mix the Temprid SC, shake the container well before diluting. You will use 8-16 mL of Temprid SC per gallon of water, or per 1,000 sq. ft. if a higher volume of water is needed for adequate coverage.

    *Use the lower rate for prevention or for low-level infestations. Use the higher rate for heavy infestations.

    *Fill sprayer tank 1/3 - 1/2 with clean, temperate water.

    *Add desired amount of Temprid SC, then close lid and agitate the sprayer to begin mixing.

    *Add the desired amount of Archer IGR to the tank. Use 1 oz. of Archer IGR concentrate per gallon of water or per 1,500 square feet of area.

    *To measure the Archer IGR, first shake the bottle well. Then squeeze the bottle to fill the small reservoir with the desire amount of concentrate. Unscrew only the cap on the small reservoir side to pour out the pre-measured concentrate.

    *Shake, agitate, or stir tank mixture again, then add the remaining volume of water. Agitate tank mixture again before application, or if spraying is interrupted.

    *For tick treatments, treat the entire outdoor lawn and ornamentals where ticks have been found. For ornamental plants, try to treat the entire plants, including the undersides of the leaves. You may want to use a higher volume of water to get more thorough coverage.

    *Also treat around rock or brick retaining walls, along pathways, on and around piles of yard debris or other dense foliage, and anywhere pets or wild animals may spend time.

    *For flea treatments, concentrate your spraying on areas where animals spend the most time and where dense vegetation is found, such as under decks, in shady areas such as under trees, and where yard debris may build up.

    *Fleas cannot develop on hard surfaces such as driveways or in open, sunny areas, so you do not need to treat these areas for fleas.

    *You may also apply the Temprid/Archer solution as a perimeter treatment around the foundation of the structure, creating a band 2-3 feet up onto the structure and 2-3 feet out onto the surrounding yard.

    *Keep pets and children out of the treatment area until the application has dried, usually about an hour.

    *Try to mix only enough solution to use at the time of application. Diluted concentrates will break down and may damage spray equipment. Always rinse spray equipment and allow to dry thoroughly after use.

    *Store concentrates in temperate areas out of direct sunlight and out of reach of children and pets.

    STEP 3 - REPEAT!

    *Most of your tick control will come from the initial application, but it may take several treatments to fully eradicate a tick or flea population.

    *For heavy infestations of ticks and for all flea applications, repeat STEP 2 after 14 days to catch new adults that have emerged or insects that animals have carried into the treatment area.

    *For most tick treatments and for prevention, reapply Temprid SC and Archer IGR at 30 day intervals.

    *Consider mowing 24 hours after applying sprays to stimulate flea pupae so they will be exposed to the pesticides.

    *Both Temprid SC and Archer IGR will aid in the prevention and control of many common pests, such as ants and cockroaches. See the Temprid SC label and Archer IGR label for complete additional instructions.  

    STEP 1 - NON-CHEMICAL CONTROL - Harborage Elimination, Removing Debris

    Before you apply any insecticides, it is important to Inspect the treatment area to identify which pests are present and where you need to target your treatments. These areas may vary depending on whether you are treating for fleas or for ticks.

    Wearing white socks with shoes while walking around moist, shady areas will help to find fleas. To locate ticks, drag a white towel attached to a dowel or rod across the suspected areas to pick up insects.

    *For both fleas and ticks, start with areas where pets and where wild animals may frequent, particularly shady areas where they like to find rest.

    *Remove yard debris such as leaves and grass clippings so that your application will reach the ground instead of just the things on top of it.

    *Be sure to check under porches or decks, around outbuildings like sheds, and along fence lines.

    *Mowing and trimming overgrown shrubs or trees will help to eliminate areas where fleas and ticks like to breed.

    *Avoid over-watering lawns: fleas will thrive in moist areas.

    STEP 2 - SPRAY - Temprid SC and Archer IGR

    Both the Temprid SC and the Archer IGR are water-based concentrates that you should dilute with water only. Wear gloves when mixing and handling pesticides, such as Nitrile Chemical Resistant Gloves.

    *To mix the Temprid SC, shake the container well before diluting. You will use 8-16 mL of Temprid SC per gallon of water, or per 1,000 sq. ft. if a higher volume of water is needed for adequate coverage.

    *Use the lower rate for prevention or for low-level infestations. Use the higher rate for heavy infestations.

    *Fill sprayer tank 1/3 - 1/2 with clean, temperate water.

    *Add desired amount of Temprid SC, then close lid and agitate the sprayer to begin mixing.

    *Add the desired amount of Archer IGR to the tank. Use 1 oz. of Archer IGR concentrate per gallon of water or per 1,500 square feet of area.

    *To measure the Archer IGR, first shake the bottle well. Then squeeze the bottle to fill the small reservoir with the desire amount of concentrate. Unscrew only the cap on the small reservoir side to pour out the pre-measured concentrate.

    *Shake, agitate, or stir tank mixture again, then add the remaining volume of water. Agitate tank mixture again before application, or if spraying is interrupted.

    *For tick treatments, treat the entire outdoor lawn and ornamentals where ticks have been found. For ornamental plants, try to treat the entire plants, including the undersides of the leaves. You may want to use a higher volume of water to get more thorough coverage.

    *Also treat around rock or brick retaining walls, along pathways, on and around piles of yard debris or other dense foliage, and anywhere pets or wild animals may spend time.

    *For flea treatments, concentrate your spraying on areas where animals spend the most time and where dense vegetation is found, such as under decks, in shady areas such as under trees, and where yard debris may build up.

    *Fleas cannot develop on hard surfaces such as driveways or in open, sunny areas, so you do not need to treat these areas for fleas.

    *You may also apply the Temprid/Archer solution as a perimeter treatment around the foundation of the structure, creating a band 2-3 feet up onto the structure and 2-3 feet out onto the surrounding yard.

    *Keep pets and children out of the treatment area until the application has dried, usually about an hour.

    *Try to mix only enough solution to use at the time of application. Diluted concentrates will break down and may damage spray equipment. Always rinse spray equipment and allow to dry thoroughly after use.

    *Store concentrates in temperate areas out of direct sunlight and out of reach of children and pets.

    STEP 3 - REPEAT!

    *Most of your tick control will come from the initial application, but it may take several treatments to fully eradicate a tick or flea population.

    *For heavy infestations of ticks and for all flea applications, repeat STEP 2 after 14 days to catch new adults that have emerged or insects that animals have carried into the treatment area.

    *For most tick treatments and for prevention, reapply Temprid SC and Archer IGR at 30 day intervals.

    *Consider mowing 24 hours after applying sprays to stimulate flea pupae so they will be exposed to the pesticides.

    *Both Temprid SC and Archer IGR will aid in the prevention and control of many common pests, such as ants and cockroaches. See the Temprid SC label and Archer IGR label for complete additional instructions.

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  • Asked by Jim from Hillsborough, Nc
    06/10/2018
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    Can the Outdoor Flea and Tick Kit control ticks on grazing land (where horses graze)?
    A

    The Outdoor Flea and Tick Kit cannot be used in grazing areas/pastures. We recommend consulting with the Dept of Ag for recommendations on tick control in this area.

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  • Asked by John from Tulsa, Ok
    04/01/2017
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    What would you recommend for the following situations with fleas & ticks, bagworms, ants and termites?
    1) Fleas/ticks in the yard. 2) bug barrier to spray on brick and around the perimeter of approximate 450-550 3) soil treatment around the perimeter of the home for ants and termites. 4) treat flower beds/mulch for insects, wood borers, bagworms, etc. So many products are available and application types, not sure what to order or how much?
    A

    The Outdoor Flea and Tick Kit contains professional products to help prevent and treat infestations of fleas and ticks outdoors. Cyzmic CS is a versatile insecticide concentrate with two active ingredients, providing both a quick initial kill and long-term residual control of adult fleas and ticks. Archer Insect Growth Regulator prohibits the development of immature stages of fleas and ticks, effectively interrupting the breeding cycle of target insects. These concentrates can be diluted and applied together to save time and energy.

    Taurus SC is designed for the prevention and treatment of termite infestations, and it can be applied either pre-construction or post-construction. Taurus SC is also labeled for the outdoor perimeter control of many common invaders, most effectively for ants. Because of its efficacy and longevity, termite treatments with Taurus SC may last up to 10 years, and outdoor perimeter treatments only need to be applied twice per year.  Fipronil, the active ingredient in Taurus SC, is known to be the best product on the market for termite control. Be sure to read the product label to make sure you are doing the treatment correctly. Our instructions, How to do a Termite Treatment can also be very helpful for homeowners. Taurus SC may also be used in structural wall voids to treat active subterranean termite and ant infestations. Taurus SC is not for general indoor use.

    Sevin Bug Killer Concentrate has been trusted for over 50 years to protect your fruits, vegetables and ornamental plants from over 100 different kinds of insects. From Japanese beetles to spiders and even earwigs, Sevin Bug Killer Liquid Concentrate does it all.

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  • Asked by James from Eleele, Hi
    12/19/2016
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    Do I have to worry about rain before applying Outdoor Flea & Tick Kit?
    A

    It is best to apply the products in the Outdoor Flea and Tick Kit at least 24 hours before you are expecting any rain. 

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  • Asked by Karen from San Mateo, California
    07/14/2015
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    What should I use to treat fleas under my house?
    It has space to crawl, but not easily.
    A

    Our Outdoor Flea and Tick Kit has two products labeled to be used outdoors for fleas. You will mix the products together and spray them in the area. This treatment can be done every two weeks until you no longer see activity. You may also want to check for signs of rodents or other small animals that may be bringing the fleas into this area. See our Flea Pest Guide for more information about treating for fleas.

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  • Asked by Gregory from New Brunswick, Nj
    06/10/2017
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    Can the Outdoor Flea & Tick Kit be applied with hot water, and will it kill mosquitoes also?
    A

    Yes, the Outdoor Flea & Tick Kit can be mixed with hot water, but the temperature of the water will not have any result on the effectiveness, so room temp or cold water is fine as well. The Cyzmic CS and Archer IGR are both labeled for mosquito control, so you can use it for that in your yard and other areas mosquitoes would breed and harbor. 

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  • Asked by Jason from Bristow, Oklahoma
    02/24/2018
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    Can the Outdoor Flea and Tick Kit be used indoors also?
    I have used Tenguard with an I.G.R outdoors and was also able to use it indoors. Can this product be used the same way? (i know the product has "outdoor" in its' name)
    A

    Although both products in the Outdoor Flea and Tick Kit can be used indoors we don't recommend using this kit indoors for fleas and ticks. Cyzmic CS can only be used on baseboards, cracks and crevices when treating indoors so it wouldn't be beneficial for a flea and tick treatment. 

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  • Asked by Nate from Wall Township, Nj
    07/14/2019
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    How often should the products in the Outdoor Flea and Tick Kit be reapplied?
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    For most tick treatments and for prevention, reapply the products in the Outdoor Flea and Tick Kit at 30 day Intervals.

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  • Asked by Lynn from West Fork, Ar
    05/11/2016
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    Do I need to add a Surfactant to the Outdoor Flea and Tick Kit?
    A

    No it is not necessary for you to add a surfactant to the Outdoor Flea and Tick KitTo mix the Temprid SC, shake the container well before diluting. You will use 8-16 mL of Temprid SC, and 1 oz. of Archer concentrate per gallon of water or per 1,000 square feet of area. 

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  • Asked by Alex from Dallas
    02/04/2019
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    What's is the best pesticide for killing ticks?
    A

    Our Outdoor Flea and Tick Kit contains some of the best products for treating for fleas and ticks outdoors.  It contains a concentrated liquid insecticide that will be mixed with water and sprayed outdoors monthly.  It also includes an Insect Growth Regulator (IGR) to assist in stoppping the reporductive cycle of fleas and ticks so it helps you get much quicker control over those insects and eradicate them from your lawn faster. Please see our Tick Treatment Guide here for more tips.

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  • Asked by Brandon from Spring Texas
    05/09/2017
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    Can the Outdoor Flea and Tick Kit be used in a hose sprayer.?
    A

    Due to the two portions of chemical being mixed together not having the same dilution ratio, it would be hard to ensure equal parts were dispersed with a hose end applicator. The Archer is applied at 1oz per gallon of water and the Cyzmic is 0.4 oz per gallon so a tank sprayer is recommended for use with these products. 

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  • Asked by Junior from Phoenix, Az
    07/04/2017
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    What is the best product for outdoor tick control?
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    We would recommend that you use our Outdoor Tick Kit.  The kit contains Cyzmic CS, whch is a versatile insecticide concentrate with two active ingredients, providing both a quick initial kill and long-term residual control of adult fleas and ticks, along with  Archer Insect Growth Regulator, which prohibits the development of immature stages of fleas and ticks, effectively interrupting the breeding cycle. These concentrates can be diluted and applied together to save time and energy.  You may want to take a look at our Tick Control Guide as well, for more tips and information on doing a complete treatment. 

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  • Asked by Matt from Herrin, Illinois
    07/08/2019
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    Can the chemicals provided in the Outdoor Flea and Tick Kit be used with a backpack mister?
    A

    Yes, the products in the Outdoor Flea and Tick Kit can be applied with a mister.  

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  • Asked by Bobby from Rio Rancho
    06/11/2019
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    Does the Outdoor Flea and Tick Kit work for deer ticks?
    A

    Yes, the Outdoor Flea and Tick Kit can be used for all tick species.

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  • Asked by L from Houston
    05/02/2021
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    Will Outdoor Flea and Tick Kit work in my barn, with cattle?
    Two cows
    A

    Yes, the Outdoor Flea and Tick Kit can be used in barns, however when using in farm buildings do not spray directly onto livestock, their food, water, litter, feed bins or surfaces accessible to stock.  They should be out of the area during treatment until dry, typically a few hours.

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