Pregnant Cat & Pesticide Question

pimerzSeptember 13, 2013

So, I was an irresponsible mom and now Abby Dabby Doo is expecting-- a rare occurrence around here. Needless to say, I'm very excited! And all the kittens are welcome to live a good life here on the farm.

I have created a nesting area using a plastic swimming pool in our closed-in breezeway. Everything looks good, except that I killed a roach in there yesterday. I have some boric acid roach powder and thought about using that, but am unsure if it will be safe for Abby or the kittens.

Does anybody have any advice on what to use?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

She's beautiful!

When she starts acting like she's thinking about weaning the kittens, *get her spayed at once*.

Cats very often come into season while they're still nursing.

If you only saw one roach, & you stepped on it, I think you have taken care of the problem!

    Bookmark   September 13, 2013 at 3:25PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

most non-pyrethrin-based topicals are safe for these cats- they only stay on the skin and do not get any systemic product.

    Bookmark   September 13, 2013 at 4:21PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

You're reading too fast, lzrddr:

Flea meds won't do a thing for roaches.

(I still think one stepped-on roach doesn't call for chemicals.)

    Bookmark   September 13, 2013 at 4:54PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I see from your page you are zone nine. The warmer the climate the better chance you will see them. It just comes with the territory in the south. They can come from outside, in a grocery sack, etc. I wouldn't treat for them either if it was a solitary instance but like Sylvia said, it would be squashed. Just be observant if you see their feces in hidden areas or activity when a light is made on. Beautiful cat. Best of luck to the Mama.

    Bookmark   September 13, 2013 at 7:41PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

oops, sorry about that. No idea about Boric Acid... not as 'non-toxic' as I used to think... cats that walk through any pesticide, even boric acid, will lick if off their feet. Best to do as suggested for roaches.... step on them.

    Bookmark   September 14, 2013 at 10:48AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Dog training human.....
I am an intermittent dog trainer. I worked hard at...
Cat,s ears causing misery
we adopted sweet kitty (8yrsold) just 6 wks ago. Took...
Adopted older stray dog now poops in the house...
Hi, I adopted a stray dog from mexico. She is very...
Lynn Souliere Neal
Excellent Animal Hospital in New England?
We are happy with our vet (actually vets, she has a...
Smelly dog ears
I am not used to having a long floppy eared dog (Dachshund)....
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™