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How long do toxicara eggs last in soil?

Peter ft63 at dial.pipex.com
Mon Jan 29 09:18:26 EST 1996


We have moved to a house whose garden was covered with dog faeces,
from the previous occupants. We have two very young children, and
there is the obvious risk. One cannot guarantee that a child will not
put his fingers in his mouth sometime.

I am aware that the soil does not *become* dangerous for around 2
weeks after the dog has done its business. 

How many months do the eggs take to decay in the soil? 

I posted this question in some dog owners' groups, with no response,
not suprisingly.


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