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I need to find a flea killer that is safe to use around my young child?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics

In brief: Safe flea products

It's best to find one that has as its active ingredient pyrethrins, pyrethroids, or permethrins, as they have lower toxicity for humans than the other pesticides available.
It's a good idea to ask a pest control expert what specific product would work best for your home, yet still be safe for a child to be around. Prevention is the best treatment of all -- use flea treatments on any pets.

In brief: Safe flea products

It's best to find one that has as its active ingredient pyrethrins, pyrethroids, or permethrins, as they have lower toxicity for humans than the other pesticides available.
It's a good idea to ask a pest control expert what specific product would work best for your home, yet still be safe for a child to be around. Prevention is the best treatment of all -- use flea treatments on any pets.
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