If you have pets in your home, you would never want them to be in danger of getting hurt or harmed in any way. Our pets are more like additional family members than they are animals. If you are getting pest control services performed on your property, you want to make sure your pets are going to be safe throughout the services. If there are chemicals that are being used, there are certain measures you should take to make sure your pets are protected. Effective Pest Services is here to share some tips to help keep your pets safe during pest control services.
Tell Your Exterminator You Have Pets
One of the most important things you can do to protect your pets during pest control services is to talk to your pest control specialist. Any reputable pest control company should always ask if you have pets on your property before they start any services. In the off chance that they don’t, make sure they are aware that you have animals. Let them know where your pet’s feeding areas are and where they like to spend their time, so the technician knows what areas to watch out for.
How Long After Pest Control is it Safe for Pets?
You should never allow your pets to freely roam during pest control services. If you aren’t going to be home during the services, you need to make accommodations for your pet for that day. If you can’t remove them from your property for a bit, make sure they are contained in a place that they will be safe. If you have a kennel trained pet, this is an ideal place for your pet to stay during treatment. Your pets shouldn’t be introduced to any treated areas until after the chemicals have had a chance to completely dry. If the treatment is applied to the exterior of your home, then you must wait for at least 20-30 minutes before allowing your dogs to go outside.
How Do I Prepare for Pest Control?
It is important that you don’t only take care of your pets, but also the places they spend the most time during treatments. You will need to remove any food and water dishes so that they are kept safe from any harmful chemicals. These items need to be stored in sealed containers or a completely different place until all pest control products have dried. You will also need to remove any pet bedding that could be in the way of the pest control technician so that there are no chemicals left when they are finished treating your home.
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If you have pets in your home, you can rest assured that the pest control specialists at Effective Pest Services will make sure they are safe during treatment. We will consult with you before and after we have treated your home with any further instructions that could help keep your pet safe as we get rid of pests that are both dangerous and irritating. It is our goal to make sure that your family, including pets, are all safe during treatment. It is important to note that pest infestations pose a much more dangerous risk than pest control treatments. Call us today!