Pet friendly ant killer


If you have a bad ant infestation, you need to call an exterminator to come out and treat the inside and outside of your house. Most of the chemicals will be pet safe after a certain amount of time. You can just take your dog and spend the day somewhere else.

If you have areas you really think the pet will get into on a regular basis, like around their food bowl, then you could use diatomaceous earth. This is a natural product that looks like a white powder. It's completely safe for humans an pets. In fact some people feed it to their animals as a natural dewormer, though I have my doubts as to the effectiveness of it in that instance. I've even heard that some people ingest the occasional amount of it for the same purpose, in some places.

The way I understand that it works is that the grains of dust are actually like microscopic little knives. The don't hurt soft creatures like you, your dog, worms, etc..., because the nicks are so small and we heal. However, supposedly any insect with an exoskeleton gets nicked and it cuts their exoskeleton. This causes them to dehydrate because they don't have skin that rapidly seals up. They die of dehydration.

Again, it's a white powder, so it isn't going to stay in high traffic areas for very long, but you can put it down anywhere you want and it's perfectly safe, even if your dog goes and licks it. It will last much longer if it's in places you normally wouldn't disturb, like the back of your dish cabinets, under trim, under your washer and dryer, etc...

I'm pretty sure you can order some online. It's hard for me to get around where I'm at, because the small bags online are more expensive and the bags I can find locally are cheaper, but they want to sell you like 50lbs at a time. It's something you can look into, though, that may solve your problem.

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