Taking care of summer outdoor pests (+ enter to win a $25 gift card)

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Taking care of summer pests + insects with Sevin dust

Now that we have gotten our grass greener and taken care of our houseplants, it is time to make sure that our yards are clear of those infamous summertime insects and pests.

Central Garden & Pet has just the product to help with that called Sevin Ready-To-Use 5% Dust. 

Taking care of summer pests + insects with Sevin dust

GardenTech® Sevin® Brand Insecticides have been trusted by homeowners and professionals to control a wide variety of outdoor insects, including ants, caterpillars, Japanese beetles, white grubs, Lyme disease-transmitting ticks, and other listed insects.

You see, we have this cute little guy living with us indoors.  And we don’t want to be bringing in fleas and ticks indoors with us to infect him.

Taking care of summer pests + insects with Sevin dust

Sevin® Insecticides are designed for outdoor usage, but they can be applied on household plants so as long as the plants are taken outside for treatment; once dried, the plants can be brought back inside.

Sevin® 5% dust is an insecticide so there are careful instructions you will want to follow.  Wear gloves when applying, do it at a time when the winds are calm, and keep people and pets out of the area until the dust has had time to settle.  I treated around this wooded area in the backyard.  Ticks have been bad this year and I am hoping to not have to pull any off of me or my cute little guy inside.

Taking care of summer pests + insects with Sevin dust

I also treated the front yard.

Taking care of summer pests + insects with Sevin dust

And treated this HUGE ant bed in my flower garden.

Taking care of summer pests + insects with Sevin dust

First I dug up as much of the ant bed as I could.

Taking care of summer pests + insects with Sevin dust

Then I treated that area and the remaining ants with the Sevin 5% dust.  I checked that spot a few days later and all the ants were gone.  Yay, now I have my flower bed back.

Taking care of summer pests + insects with Sevin dust

Do you have some summer pests that you need to take care of?  Ants, ticks, beetles, grubs, beetles have their days numbered in your yard when you use Sevin 5% dust. 

And here’s the best part!  One of you will win a $25 American Express gift card – perfect for helping you pick up some products to help around your home and yard. 

Just follow the instructions on the rafflecopter widget below.  Giveaway will end Tuesday, June 25th at midnight and the winner will be chosen and emailed. 

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  1. Mary Happymommy says:

    We need to work on weed control.

  2. Tabitha P. says:

    deal with the weeds.

  3. hmmm…definitely weeds and ANTS!!! 😛
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  4. Susan Christy says:

    Ants – everywhere!

  5. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I have ants and we use traps

  6. Thomas Murphy says:

    I have lots of ants

  7. I am praying this works!!!

  8. fleas, ticks… ants… flies… anything that doesn’t belong there NEEDS to GO!!! 🙂

  9. Jessie C. says:

    Occasionally ants and mostly weeds.

  10. sara floyd says:

    I have a lot of ants

  11. Carolyn says:

    I have used Sevin for years to control pests on vegetable plants. It is very effective against tomato worms and those caterpillars that destroy squash and cucumber vines.

  12. We have squirrels! They are aggravating because they are constantly digging holes in the flower beds! Wish they’d find another yard to hide their acorns for the winter. 🙂 Our lawn service has taken care of the ant problem. Sometimes as many as 10 mounds would pop up after a rainstorm!

  13. Colleen Padgett says:

    I need to get rid of theses earwigs,

  14. Carpenter ants are the big problem in my neck of the woods.

  15. Really need some help with my roses. Hope this ships internationally it doesn’t say so I would assume so.

  16. Jessica To says:

    We have deer ticks and weeds in our yard.

  17. I have used Sevin in my garden, with great success. Take care with killing ants though, if you have peonies! They dont open without the ants assistance! I learned that the hard way :(.

  18. Wild Orchid says:

    This would be great! We have lots of ants and aphids.

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  19. Sandy Manning says:

    I’ve seen an unusual amount of fire ant piles for this time of year. Yuk!

  20. My hubby has ants in his shop. Big black ones. That’s unusual for around here since it’s so wet. Time to take action.

  21. Please take it easy with the pesticides. Pesticides also kill the good bugs too. Like the bees that we need to pollinate our flowers and vegetables, and the butterflies too.

  22. Jennifer Marie says:

    We have lots of ants and bees.

  23. Shelley says:

    Ants. I use ants traps to get rid of them.

  24. We have ants! I hate them!

  25. Does anyone else have rose chafers?

  26. Holly Wert says:


  27. Ants and spiders!

  28. Barbara Montag says:

    We sometimes get a wasps nest close to our house – yikes!
    Thank you.

  29. We have lots of ants!

  30. Would love to have rose bushes again if the Japanese beetles coud be controlled.

  31. barbara n says:

    I have to be careful of fire ants in lawn and garden

  32. We’ve had so many ANTS this year! I’ve got to give this a try!

  33. I know I have ticks in my back yard. grrrr. pull one off the jack russell daily.
    Glad to know that Sevin works well.

  34. Ellie W says:

    We have ants and mosquitoes.

  35. ants and who knows what else. we have a new kitten, and our grown son is here for a 3 week visit with his dog, and we don’t need any bugs on either of them. Thanks for info.

  36. The usual – ants of all kinds, pesky caterpillars and a groundhog family

  37. we have ants we’d like to get rid of!

  38. We have so many ants!
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  39. Harmony B says:

    Ants are always a problem

  40. Tabathia B says:

    spiders and ants

  41. ants!!!

  42. Tammy S says:

    We have ants like crazy! We also have a problem with snails.

  43. meredith says:

    I hate japanese beetles and ants

  44. I have ants that I know of I also have a gopher that keeps coming up and destroying my onions and potatoes!!

  45. Maureen says:

    I’m constantly battling the weeds and the fire ants.

  46. Claudia says:

    We have weed problems.

  47. Nataly Carbonell says:

    I have ants and wasps

  48. We are very blessed Thank God! we really don’t have a big bug problem, just a few ants here and there but sometimes they get on my nerves

  49. I have slugs…don’t like the trails that they leave!

  50. Ants and weeds need to be gone!!

  51. ants, ants, ants!!!

  52. Nancy Campbell says:

    Sevin does a great job protecting our roses from japanese beetles. Does it alao kill bees and butterflies?

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