Pet-Safe Pest Control
While it’s important to protect your home from insects and pests, it’s also essential to protect your pets with pet-safe pest control methods. Effective pest control techniques may use chemicals that can be harmful to people and pets alike when they are misused.
There are a variety of techniques used for pest control. While one method may be harmless to pets, others can require special preparation to ensure pet safety. For example, lawn care pesticides usually recommend that you and your pets do not come into contact with the treated surface until it has completely dried. Fumigation, on the other hand, requires all people and pets to stay away from the property during treatment.
Start With An Inspection
We always begin the pest control process with a thorough pest inspection. Our team determines the type and severity of an infestation and then recommends the best treatment options. At A-1 Bonded Termite, we understand that pets are part of your family. Our team of pest control experts will walk you through any necessary precautions to ensure your family’s safety during pest control treatment.
Pet-Safe Pest Control Tips
Since you can’t always avoid using pesticides around pets, here are a few helpful tips to ensure pet-safe pest control.
Lawn Pesticides Around Pets
Lawn pesticides can stay on grass for up to 48 hours after treatment. For a few days after application, ensure that you wipe down your pet’s coat and paws before entering the house. Keep a close eye on your pets for a few days to ensure that they don’t eat the grass after pesticide use.
Indoor Pesticides Around Pets
When using pesticides indoors, make sure to store and contain your pet’s items. Ensure that any pesticides do not come into contact with pet’s food, toys, beds, and food/water bowls. If possible, keep your pets in a different space during treatment. Most pesticides are safe after they dry. However, please follow the directions of your pest control service provider and the pesticide manufacturer carefully. Extra preparation and caution during pest control treatment will only help to ensure everyone’s safety.
DIY Pest Control vs. Professional Pest Control Company
While preventative steps may help to deter pest issues, DIY pest control methods typically don’t offer complete control. If you choose to try a DIY solution, make sure to follow the chemical manufacturer’s directions carefully to protect your family and pets, as instructions vary from product to product.
Professional companies such as A-1 Bonded Termite offer pest control solutions that effectively resolve pest problems. Our fully licensed, bonded, and insured pest technicians at A-1 Bonded Termite will notify you of any precautionary steps needed to keep your pets safe during pest control treatment.
Pet-Safe Pest Control by A-1 Bonded Termite
Our number one priority is your safety and satisfaction with our pest control services. If you have any questions about pet-safe pest control or would like to schedule a free inspection*, please call us today at 714-502-9230 or fill out the form on our contact page.
*Restrictions apply for some real estate transactions and multi-unit buildings. Please call for details.