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Pet Safe Indoor Pest Control Precautions

Pest control is a highly sensitive undertaking, and needs the careful hand of a professional to make sure everyone stays safe. The main reason for this is because treatments sometimes use potent chemicals and pesticides. If handled incorrectly, pest products have been known to have serious consequences. The risks rise dramatically if you have small children, and can be especially dangerous if you have pets. Im this post, we’re going to talk a bit more about this. What should you know about household pets and pests control, and how can you implement pet safe indoor pest control.

How does pet safe indoor pest control work?

Pet safe indoor pest control starts with physically removing domestic animals from the area. When your home is undergoing extermination treatments, your pets should be out of the way for as long as possible. You may want to send your pet to kennels or a family member‘s house. This exclusion applies to caged animals, birds and fish. After your pets return, keep a close eye on them. Keep pets out of the treated area and monitor their behaviour. Also, keep them hydrated.

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Another example of when pets can be harmed by pest control, is when bait traps are set. Pets can confuse the poison for food and eat it, with devastating results. Another issues with pets is that they mostly use their noses to navigate the world. Pets are attracted to anything that has an unusual smell, and this includes pesticides. They can inhale the toxic residue of pesticides and this can adversely affect them. Domestic animals also take deeper and more frequent breaths than humans do, which is why they inhale more of these gases faster.

Preventing harm to pets around pest control

Pest control chemicals can leave behind a residue. This is why you should give your home a thorough clean after pest treatments once the pests have been exterminated. Scrub everything well enough that there are no chemicals left that you pet might lick or get on their fur or paws. Make sure to focus on anything that your pet interacts with, such as toys, bedding and so on. In fact, it’s probably better to remove these items entirely during the treatment process. Store them somewhere safe, so that they do not come into contact with pesticides.

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Household pets and pest control don’t mix well. Ultimately, the best way to practice pet safe indoor pest control is by hiring a professional. Avoid taking care of this problem yourself because it may lead to disaster. A professional can advise you on pet safe indoor pest control. They will use professional, secure bait traps that are tamper proof and cannot be accessed by larger domestic animals. Experts like Diamond know what to do to keep your pets safe. We can also implement pest control in a manner that does not harm your pets.


Sally has been writing on the subject of pest control for 4 years. She always carries out extensive and in depth research and always tries to bring you the most up to date, interesting topics.

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