Golden Retriever Dog Forums banner
1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Inactive
Joined
·
4,512 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
The house is getting sprayed for spiders tomorrow and being treated for ants. I am worried about the pesticides and Scout and think I should take her away from the house for several hours--but I've been told by a few people that the particles are at such a low level they really aren't that risky. Thoughts?
 

·
Goldens Rule in SW PA!
Joined
·
2,127 Posts
Probably isn't a problem but I'd probably take Scout and vamooose for a better part of the day if you can. I'm assuming this is a one-time deal and not a monthly thing. We have Terminix do our house quarterly (preventative) and we leave the dogs in the house while they do the exterior. They did come and spray for a big yellow jacket nest next embedded in our eve and said if the initial spraying didn't kill them--they'd have to come back and spray with a heavier-duty pesticide and we WOULD have to remove all animals for the better part of a day. Fortunately, the YJs are gone.

I'd lean on the conservative side (rare for me :) ) and go for a verrrrrrrry long walk that day.

Nice name "Scout"--we have a "Scout", too!

Good luck!

SJ
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
16,316 Posts
We had our house sprayed this spring for spiders and the guy told us to keep the dogs in a bedroom at least until the stuff dried.

It took about 2 hours and all was dried, go for a long walk and she should be ok!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21,195 Posts
sounds like a perfect opportunity to spend quality time with her....away from home!!
Why take a chance??
 

·
3 goldens
Joined
·
12,183 Posts
i WOULD TAKEHER AWAY FOR A WHILE. cALL ME PARANOID, BUT BETWEEN VAX, HEARTWORM PILLS, FLEA/TICK STUFF, THEY HAVE ENOUGH AROUND AND IN THEM AND IF ANY CAN BE AVOIDED, i THINK IT WISE TO DO SO.
 

·
Inactive
Joined
·
4,512 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
So I took her out for a few hours of swimming. Now the guy wanted to put down sticky spider traps...yeah, right, with a 5-month old? Sure enough, those darn traps are better at catching the dog than the spiders! I had to throw most of them away unless they were tucked behind furniture that she couldn't get to. Of course, this doesn't account for the bookcase in which the smart bugger used her paw to pull one out ;)
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top