Best Answer talpa , 01 July 2015 - 06:01 pm
Once dry, Ficam W has very low risk to any occupants of a premises be they human or animal.
It sounds like you used a profesional pest control company as they have given good advice as well as leaving a data sheet. Hopefully they spent some time trying to locate the trails of ants and followed them back to treat the source of the ants at the nest, which would give the most effective result.
If you think about the spray, a powder is disolved in water (usually 1 sachet /5L), the spray should have been light and concentrated in the areas that the ants were trailing, so only a small volume would have been used and distruibuted over the carpet. Unless someone is determined to lick the whole surface of the carpet after drying they are not going to be able to contact much of the insecticide. The longevity of the product and its degradation is determined by many things such as Heat, UV light, the traffic over the areas, vacuuming, mopping and the initial cleanliness of the surface treated.
You need to bear in mind that the MSDS sheet principally refers to the product in its undiluted state. It is very easy for clients to get very worried with no need when they read them.
Cats are deemed to be at greatest risk from Ficam W, we regularly treat properties where Cats have caused Flea issues and have never had any problems as we are very clear to customers of the risk if they let cats on to treated surface that havent dried, and the cats absorb the pesticide through their paws.
If you need further services get list of Pest controller in your area from either BPCA or NPTA website and they should be appropriately qualified and insured.Go to the full post