If you have pets in your home, you need to take extra precautions when it comes to pest control. Many of the traditional methods of pest control are not safe for animals, and can even be dangerous if they are ingested. In this blog post, we will discuss 10 tips for safe and effective pest control with pets. We will also cover what professional pest control companies do to keep your pets safe during treatment! We worked with a pest control company in Florida to create this article so if you live in South Florida and need pest control you can contact them by clicking here to visit their website.
Pest control can be a tricky business when you have pets in the home. Many traditional methods of pest control, such as sprays and baits, are not safe for animals to be around. If ingested, these products can cause serious health problems for your pet. In addition, some pest control treatments need to be applied in areas where your pet has access. This can be a challenge if you have a dog that likes to dig, or a cat that likes to climb.
Here are some tips for safe and effective pest control with pets:
-Talk to your veterinarian about safe pest control options for your pet. They may be able to recommend products that are specifically designed for use around animals.
-Read the labels of all pest control products before using them. Make sure that they are safe for use around pets, and that you understand how to apply them properly.
-If you are using a pest control treatment that needs to be applied in an area where your pet has access, make sure to follow the instructions carefully. This will help to ensure that your pet does not come into contact with the treatment.
-If you are using a pest control treatment that is applied to the outside of your home, make sure to keep your pet inside until the treatment has had time to dry.
-If you have a dog, consider using an underground fence to keep them away from areas that have been treated with pest control products.
-If you have a cat, make sure to keep them indoors during and after a pest control treatment.
-Be aware of the signs of pesticide poisoning in animals, and contact your veterinarian if you think your pet has been exposed to a toxic substance.
-You can also contact your local poison control center for more information on pesticide poisoning in animals. From experience I can tell you to have your credit card ready as one state’s pest control hotline would not give any information until payment had been processed. Luckily our pet was ok, he had eaten a poison worm that had been placed in the ground to try and get rid of moles in the yard. This was a case when we should have called a professional to come out instead of trying to do it ourselves. Don’t make the same mistake we did as the call to poison control cost more than it would to have someone come out and treat our yard!
-When in doubt, contact a professional pest control company. They will have the experience and knowledge to safely and effectively treat your home for pests, while keeping your pets safe.
-If you are hiring a professional pest control company, make sure that they are aware of your pets and take steps to protect them during the treatment process.
Following these tips will help you to safely and effectively control pests in your home, even if you have pets. If you have any concerns about using pest control products around your pet, be sure to talk to your veterinarian or a professional pest control company. They will be able to advise you on the best course of action for your particular situation.