I have never heard of it, but what I have just read on several sites, Sevin powder sounds very dangerous and is definitely poisonous! Diatomaceous earth is not, it's just an irritant when inhaled. One can also use the food grade diatomaceous earth to control worms in cats by mixing it into the food once in a while.
How to Kill Fleas With Sevin Killing flea populations is easy with Sevin Dust. This product works on a variety of insects and is very effective in controlling fleas. The active ingredient in Sevin Dust is carbaryl, an insecticide that kills over one hundred insect species. Sevin Dust can be sprinkled in the yard on your lawn, and also on fruit and vegetable bearing trees and plants as well as shade trees, bushes and ornamental type plants. Some people put Sevin Dust on window sills to keep fleas from coming inside their homes. Sevin Dust is a highly poisonous product so care must be taken when handling it. It is not recommended that you use Sevin Dust on your pets, even though some people do. Difficulty:EasyInstructions Things You'll Need Sevin Dust Gloves Mask Goggles Shaker bottle 1 Read the instructions and warnings on the product packaging. Sevin Dust is a poison. While it has been approved for use, you do not want the dust on your skin or in your eyes. More importantly, it is easy to inhale Sevin Dust as the powder is very fine. Wear a mask while working with this product. 2 Decide what areas you want to treat. Because Sevin Dust is so versatile, you can sprinkle it anywhere in your yard. The caution is that Sevin Dust is a wide spectrum insecticide, meaning it kills many different types of insects. While you may not like fleas in your yard, other insects are beneficial. Insects are killed when they ingest it, so put Sevin only in the places where you know the fleas are, and out of places that beneficial insects such as lady bugs inhabit. 3 Sprinkle Sevin Dust on the areas you wish to treat. Put it into your shaker bottle. Now shake the Sevin Dust on the areas you want treated. If you have fleas coming into your home, treat the perimeter of your home by sprinkling Sevin Dust where your home's foundation and ground meet. Place Sevin Dust at the base of any doorways, being careful not to get it inside the door frame. Lastly, sprinkle Sevin Dust on your lawn. 4 Wash your hands thoroughly with warm water and soap when you are finished. Also discard your mask, or if it is plastic, rinse it off. Change clothes and put your used clothing into the washing machine. Tips & Warnings Use a container that has a shaker on top. The product is very fine, like talcum powder, so a shaker enables you to put Sevin Dust exactly where it is needed. Sevin Dust is a poison. Use with caution and be careful not to inhale the dust. If by accident you ingest Sevin Dust or get it in your eyes, contact a physician immediately. Read more: How to Kill Fleas With Sevin | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4449090_kill-fleas-sevin.html#ixzz1Nxgaamtd -----Original Message----- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of MaiMaiPG Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 1:29 PM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor Rural wisdom is Sevin powder in the cat bedding and around the house. On May 31, 2011, at 12:10 PM, Beth wrote: > I need something new. Advantage just isn't working any more. Spent > all day yesterday cleaning & combing cats to get rid of fleas & they > just had Advantage 2 weeks ago! > Frontline used to not kill the fleas, just make them sterile, is > this still the case? I couldn't use it because my one cat scratched > himself raw because the fleas were still crawling. > Beth > Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org > > --- On Tue, 5/31/11, Lorrie <felineres...@frontier.com> wrote: > > From: Lorrie <felineres...@frontier.com> > Subject: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor > To: feralfriendsonl...@yahoogroups.com > Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org > Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2011, 8:19 AM > > > Have any of you used Pet Armor? It is supposed to be the exact same > thing as Frontline Plus - Fipronil and S Methoprene - The Pet Armor > site claims it is a generic for Frontline, and it is much cheaper. > I'm seeing it advertised in all sorts of places now, so if any of > you > have used it and find that it works and is not harmful, please > let me > know. > > Lorrie > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org