Is it safe to use Baygon around and indoor orchid garden?
As a general rule, the use of aerosols close to plants should only be done outside in the open. This prevents direct exposure of the aerosol mist to the plant. Most all traditional aerosols contain solvents and other ingredients that can cause problems when coming in contact with plants. Outside applications can be used downwind ensuring none will coat the plant; inside the home without a breeze or wind, the chance of prolonged exposure is much higher and should be avoided.
To use one of our residuals like BAYGON in the home where you keep plants, we suggest you first remove the plants prior to the application. If you let the area settle at least one hour after treating, the plants can be reintroduced without a problem. It’s really during the treatment and the first 30-60 minutes afterwards which present the real risk. Keep the plants away during this time if you must spray inside and you should be fine.
Alternatively, you could apply one of these two organic aerosols: HOUSE PLANT INSECT KILLER or the ORGANIC FLYING INSECT KILLER. Either can be used safely inside around plants and do not pose a hazard to people or pets. Certified as organic, these two products do a good job of handling most any insect on or around plants. The only drawback is that you will have to use them more frequently since they don’t last as long as the Baygon. But other than that, we have found they work well. If you have further questions, please give us a call on our toll free at 1-800-877-7290.