1. Can I use Home Defense™ Indoor & Outdoor Barrier
Spray to treat fleas outdoors?
Yes. Apply Home Defense to the dog's kennel and to surrounding
soil, sand pits, etc where fleas breed or any area where the fleas
are causing a nuisance. Do not apply HomeDefense directly on to
pets. We do not recommend spraying Home Defense on to carepts, rugs
or other soft furnishings indoors.
2. Should I apply Defender Snail & Slug Pellets to
the leaves of my lettuces?
No. Apply the pellets to the soil. Small amounts of metaldehyde
can be absorbed into the plant if the pellets are allowed to sit on
the leaves. It is not absorbed through the roots.
3. Is my dog safe if I use Defender Snail & Slug
Pellets that include a taste deterrent?
Unfortunately we cannot guarantee that all dogs will find the
pellets repulsive, though most will. You cannot assume that your
dog is safe. Keep all packets locked away out of reach of your dog.
Try to apply the pellets to nooks and crannies where snails hide
but which dogs cannot reach or use bait traps that dogs cannot get
into. If you suspect your dog may have eaten any pellets, seek
immediate veterinary help.
4. Do Defender Snail & Slug Pellets harm
No. The pellets have no effect on soil organisms and
5. Can I safely spray Pyrethrum insect spray on my herbs
Yes. Do not pick the herbs and vegetables for one day after
spraying, but from then on it is fine.
6. Can I use MaxGaurd on my indoor plants?
Yes - ornamental plants ONLY.
7. Can I use MaxGuard on herbs and lettuce?
No. Even though MaxGuard is a low toxicity spray, it is a
systemic insecticide that is absorbed into plant tissues and is not
easily washed off. It has not been scheduled for use on food
* If MaxGuard has been accidentally sprayed on to food
plants, do NOT harvest or eat any fruits or leaves from affected
vegetables, fruit trees or herbs for at least 3 weeks. It will take
that long for it to break down completely within the
8. How soon after application with Defender Glyphosate
360 Weed Control will the weeds die?
It depends on the time of year and on the type of weed. Spring
and autumn are the best times to apply it. Some weeds will wither
within a day or two. Others will look perfectly healthy for two to
three weeks before they brown off and die completely. Some
hard-to-kill weeds need special treatment or will need follow-up
10. Will Defender Glyphosate 360 Weed Control kill weed
seeds in the soil?
No, but the advantage is that you can replant the area with a
week or two of applying the weedkiller.
To reduce the weed seed bank, first kill off the existing weeds
with an application of Defender Weed Control. Hoe the soil lightly,
water and wait for weed seeds to germinate. Once the area is green
with a carpet of new weed seedlings, apply Weed Control a second
This is a good strategy when preparing areas for new turf or new
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