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Boating Bug Battles

Thursday October 18, 2012

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Question:

what products would be good to use around boat docks & piers for spiders, slugs, snakes, flies, gnats, mosquitoes, dragonflies?

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Answer:

Treating docks that extend out over the water is a very touchy area. There are actually many products specifically labeled for use on this site and you can view the entire list quickly on PestWeb in our Product Documents resource. Select the "Products by Approved Site" tab and then "Exterior Non-landscaped settings / Boat docks and piers". What you will find for insect control is that all of the products are pyrethrum based, so no residual insecticides made the list. The problem is that any pesticide dripping into the water below presents a problem, whether or not it really ends up there at a level high enough to kill any aquatic organisms. Just introducing toxic materials into public waterways is not allowed, so spraying the dock it... Read more

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