Aug 18, 2014 - 08:17 AM
For fleas, if you have to spray indoors, use Ultracide, and let it dry for several hours before you bring the child back indoors.
For fleas outdoors, Bifen, Cyonara and Onslaught all work very well. The animals also need to be treated and cared for. This is an ongoing process until the fleas are eliminated. A 1 time treatment is usually not sufficient. You many have to bath them daily and comb the fleas off to get control. PetCor is a great on animal spray for cats and dogs that also contains a growth hormone for the fleas.
Here's is what I would do for spiders -
1) Spray the entire outdoor area - yard and all, especially under shrubs, under decks, etc. with Bifen IT. It's a great product, cheap, low odor and relatively safe.
2) Indoors, use the ePest IPM Bug Traps and place them under furniture, in corners of rooms, under beds along the walls, and anywhere you think you can catch spiders. Use about 15-20 throughout the whole house. As you are placing the traps, use a good flashlight and look behind everything and see if you can find any. If you do, just suck them up with a vacuum.
3). Check the bug traps after a few days and see what you have captured. If you have captured a lot of spiders, then it may be time to spray indoors. Any of the above products work well indoors.
Bifen - low odor, quick kill, lasts about 1-2 weeks.
Cyonara - high odor, quick kill, lasts about 2-3 weeks.
Onslaught - medium odor, quick kill, the longest lasting - about 3-4 weeks.
Nothing outside will last any longer, regardless of what they say. In the heat and rain, all pesticides dilute and are ineffective in a matter of days, weeks.
Hope this helps.