Your beloved pet friends are part of your family, so you’re looking for a way to make sure that they are protected at all costs. You aren’t alone in that regard, you can guarantee that. You need to make sure that you protect your babies from all sorts of things, including pest control. It may not seem a big deal to have your dog sniffing around while the professionals are taking care of your home for example, but it is, actually. Here are some tips so that you can make sure your pet stays safe during pest control procedures.
Alert your pest control official that you have pets beforehand
Forearmed is forewarned. So make sure you tell the professionals coming to your home that you have pets. This will allow them to come with the right equipment and the knowledge that they may have to allow for certain pets to become accustomed to them being there. It may also change the way they apply things like pesticide. Keep reading for more details.
Shut your pets in an area that doesn’t need to be treated
From nuisance to genuine danger, having your pet roaming around at will is simply not a good idea when you are trying to let professionals do their job in your home. Some of the pesticides used in pest control can be dangerous in high concentrations, so keep your pets in areas that are closed off and away from the action, no matter how much they may hate the idea.
Consider alternative pest control
If you are worried about chemicals and your pets – both during application and after the fact – consider the option of an alternative pest control like ultrasonic or natural pesticides. These can offer some peace of mind to those who want to make sure that their pet is totally safe.
Talk to your professional about options in pesticide use
Don’t be afraid to talk to your pest control professional about pesticides and your pets. S/He’ll be happy to fill you in on everything you need to know so that you can understand exactly how (or whether) the application is dangerous for your animals and how to proceed.
No one wants to see an animal get hurt, so make sure that you use these instructions as a solid guide to communicating with your pest control professional so that both your and your pets’ safety are taken into consideration.