Our dear pets’ safety should always come first when it comes to pest management procedures. It’s critical for us as pet owners to be aware of the possible dangers connected to these treatments and to take the appropriate safety measures to ensure the health and safety of our furry family members.
Never be hesitant to inquire about the products and techniques a professional pest control company uses, as well as how they might affect your dogs or cats.
There is a long-held misconception that pets shouldn’t be exposed to pesticides sprayed around the house and yard. Although it’s true that some of the chemicals used in the past were harmful to both people and pets, pest control experts now make sure to use solutions that are safe for your pets.
Also, when DIY-ing, always become familiar with the product’s active ingredient and mechanism of action, and make sure you strictly adhere to the label’s instructions.
So Is Pest Control Safe for Pets?
Due to their differing physiologies from humans, dogs and cats may be more susceptible to certain chemicals. To ensure the best course of action, speak with a veterinarian. Dogs and cats should also be kept out of treated areas until the chemicals have had time to settle.
Below, you will find some essential guidelines for keeping pets safe while treating pests.
Notify the Pest Control Experts That You Have Pets
It’s usually a good idea to let the pest control specialist know that you have pets before they come to your house. The majority of modern pest control methods are quite safe for use in homes with pets, but it’s a good idea to let the licensed exterminator know about any pets you may have. In this manner, you can guarantee the safety of your pet by using safe methods and supplies.
Steer Clear of Rodent Poisons
If you have pets, stay away from using any kind of rodent poison because even if your pet is unable to enter the bait station, it still poses a significant risk to them. Unlike many other pesticides that are intended for insects, these poisons are specifically made to be used on mammals.
It is always possible that your pet will come into contact with a rat that has consumed the poison but has not yet died because these products can take up to two days to kill rodents. Remember that the pests may disperse the poison outside the bait station, even if the poison is kept in a bait station and your pet never comes into contact with a dying rodent.
Prevent Pet Food from Being Contaminated
There are certain steps you must take in advance to ensure the safety of your pets and effective pest control. For instance, keeping pet food and water bowls covered or removed until the pest treatment is finished. Pet food bags also should be kept out of the treatment area and properly sealed.
Keeping Fish, Reptiles, and Birds Safe During Pest Control
Of course, pet-friendly pest control isn’t limited to dogs and cats. Feathered and scaly companions also require protection. If the treatment takes place indoors, make sure to place a thick blanket over any aquariums holding fish or reptiles. The tank should be fully covered by the blanket to stop air leaks.
It may be best to move the tank to a different room that isn’t being treated, depending on what products you’re using and where. Even in this scenario, you should still cover the tank with a blanket and place a rolled-up towel at the base of the door to prevent outside air from leaking in.
Because of their extremely efficient respiratory system, birds have delicate lungs. Therefore, it’s imperative that they stay far away from the treatment area. Move the bird cage outside if the treatment area is indoors. Ideally, as far away from the residence as you can. It’s advisable to cover the cage with a sheet or blanket as an extra precaution.
To prevent chemicals from escaping and reaching the bird, you should also make sure that doors and windows are closed while the treatment is being administered.
Avian pets may be temporarily transferred into smaller cages and kept inside if the treatment area is outdoors. Once more, to avoid drift, make sure all doors and windows are closed.
Call Titan Pest Services for Pet-Friendly Pest Control
Prioritizing your pet’s safety during pest control treatments is essential if you’re a responsible pet owner. You can guarantee your pets’ well-being by being aware of the possible hazards, choosing pet-friendly pest control services, taking the required safety measures, and keeping an eye out for any negative reactions.
By hiring Titan Pest Services, you are hiring licensed professionals who will prioritize the safety of your pets. We are a family-owned and operated full-service pest control company based in Closter, New Jersey. We specialize in both commercial and residential pest control.
Please contact us if you have any questions or need assistance keeping your home pest-free.