Pesticides and Pets - keeping your pets safe during pest control services
It is quite common for homeowners to raise concerns relating to pest control within their homes and the potential effect that it has on their pets.
Early preparations are the key to keeping your pets safe during pest control services
- Make the pest control Specialist aware of you have pets
- Remove your pets from the area before you begin applying pesticides.
- Remove all pet toys, chew bones, food bowls and bedding from the area as well.
- Keep pets away from treated areas until the pesticide is completely dry and the area has been well ventilated (around two hours).
- Cover fish tanks to prevent liquid and vapors from entering the tank. And its always better to turn off fish tank pumps during the application
- Cover up their tanks and cages with a blanket or towel to prevent any overspray, air-borne mist or droplets from getting in
- Pesticide baits are often prepared with food ingredients that can be attractive to pets. If you use rat, mouse or cockroach baits, ask the pest control specialist to place the baits in locations where your pet cannot reach them, or inside special bait station where your pets can't reach it