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Are Hookworms in your soil?


“Will Wondercide kill hookworms, ova, larva, and mature worms in the environment?”

Hookworms (like roundworms and tapeworms) are intestinal parasites, but unlike roundworms and tapeworms they can persist and live in the yard (soil) without an intermediate host. The hookworm enjoys warm, southern, tropical climates, but has even been found in more temperate areas such as North Carolina and Virginia.

Most dogs (and cats) will acquire hookworm larvae by ingesting them during routine grooming of their fur, however, hookworms are also known to penetrate through the skin (paws, belly, etc.) into the digestive tract of the animal. There, they attach to the intestinal lining and deposit eggs, which are excreted into the feces of the dog or cat.

The key step to controlling hookworms is to maintain a clean and sanitary environment. Start by picking up pet feces. To treat the environment, use Outdoor Pest Control yard spray in and around the yard to control the spread of hookworms and other parasites (fleas, ticks, mosquitoes). Wondercide will dissolve the full life cycle, including insect egg and larvae, which is crucial to controlling hookworms. This will essentially break the egg-layer cycle and create a barrier of re-entry, which will subsequently eliminate the next generation of insects. Voila, parasites no more!

Outdoor Pest Control is a water-soluble concentrate that comes in pints, quarts, or gallon bottles. It's best applied with a hose-end sprayer outside and will provide multiple applications. To apply, just put 8 ounces of concentrate into the lawn sprayer and fill with warm water to the 20-gallon fill line. Attach a hose to sprayer lid and attach the lid to the container. Shake until mixture is white and then apply. Spray lawn, garden, patios, decks and all outdoor surfaces because fleas, ticks, and hookworms can live anywhere!

Treat twice within a few days (within 2-10 day, making sure your initial sprays are closer together if your pest pressure is high). After that, treat routinely every 4-6 weeks. Use as often as needed to maintain control of your environment. 

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