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Re: DIY Pest Control for Exterior/Interior of Home

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Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:17 pm
I am wondering what the dangers are of a person contacting the treated exterior surfaces after the app has dried, but then is wet again for some reason? I have little kids and I tend to apply the treatments to, say, the front door jamb, but sometimes my little kids hold the door jamb to go out over the threshold, and they may have wet hands.

Does water re-enable the dangerous-when-contacted elements of these chems after they have dried initially?
No idea. But just to be safe, I wouldn't spray the entire door jamb. Just spray the threshold and maybe 1' up the jamb from the threshold.

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Re: DIY Pest Control for Exterior/Interior of Home

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Re: DIY Pest Control for Exterior/Interior of Home

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stogie1020 wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:17 pm
I am a regular user of Talstar P/Bifenthrin (October-April) and Cy-Kick/Cyfluthrin (May-Sept, which is scorpion season here in AZ).

I am wondering what the dangers are of a person contacting the treated exterior surfaces after the app has dried, but then is wet again for some reason? I have little kids and I tend to apply the treatments to, say, the front door jamb, but sometimes my little kids hold the door jamb to go out over the threshold, and they may have wet hands.

Does water re-enable the dangerous-when-contacted elements of these chems after they have dried initially?
I think it is fine once it dries, but for piece of mind, you could maybe use Permethrin in those areas or until they are a bit older. Permethrin is in a lot of bug sprays, dog flea treatment, and is even the AI in the shampoo you would buy at the drug store if your kids happened to get lice.

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Re: DIY Pest Control for Exterior/Interior of Home

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Thanks gents, I think I will play is safe and just do the lower 6-8 inches of the front door jamb. I also used to spray the back concrete patio, but will probably just do the foot or so of patio right in front of the sliding door.

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