How to Treat Kennels With Sevin Dust

by Laure Justice
Use Sevin dust around the kennel as part of your flea-fighting plan.

Use Sevin dust around the kennel as part of your flea-fighting plan.

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If a serious flea infestation is making you and your dog miserable, your veterinarian might recommend adding a strong pesticide, such as Sevin dust to your flea control plan. Sprinkle a layer of Sevin dust around your pet's kennel, but never directly in your dog's bedding or eating area, to kill fleas and ticks. Maximize the treatment's effectiveness by treating the kennel the same day you treat your pet for fleas and ticks. Make sure your veterinarian confirms the two treatments are compatible.

Step 1

Put on the face mask and rubber gloves to protect yourself from airborne dust when applying Sevin. Also make sure your pets are not exposed to the airborne dust.

Step 2

Open the can's shaker lid and sprinkle the dust in out of the way places, such as runways, sills and ledges where fleas can hide and lay eggs. Use your gloved fingertips to push the dust into cracks.

Step 3

Sprinkle a liberal coat of Sevin dust around the open areas of the kennel and around the perimeter of the kennel. Allow the dust to settle completely before allowing your pets to return to the kennel.

Items You Will Need

  • Face mask
  • Rubber gloves
  • Sevin dust in shake can

Tip

  • Carefully wash your hands and immediately launder clothing that was worn during application process.

Warnings

  • While Sevin dust is generally considered safe for use around kennels, a certain amount of controversy exists regarding its safety.
  • You should always consult your veterinarian before applying Sevin dust or any pesticide to ensure it's safe for your pet.
  • Be sure to watch your dog after exposure for signs of illness, such as slobbering, vomiting and listlessness. Consult a veterinarian immediately if symptoms develop after exposure to this or any pesticide.
  • Check the product label carefully for updated warnings on protecting yourself and your pets when using the product.

Photo Credits

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About the Author

Laure Justice is a professional copywriter, since 2008. Justice has a broad-based business education, holding an AA in business administration and a Bachelor of Arts in management, plus certifications in accounting and international trade. She has written for GMC, Bounty Paper Towels, Purina's Petcentric, Colgate, Type F, Kudzu, eHow and many others.