For those of you that have kids, they are likely your pride and joy. There isn’t anything you wouldn’t do to make sure they feel safe and loved. Because safety is one of your top priorities as a parent, you may be asking yourself how safe pest control is for your children. In fact, some parents fear pest control isn’t safe and do nothing instead. Effective Pest Services is here to talk about pest control and your kids’ safety.
How Dangerous is No Pest Control?
Many people have considered the dangers of pesticides in their home as it pertains to their child’s safety. However, have you ever thought about the dangers that come by not doing anything to combat pests in your home? There are many insects and rodents that pose a much larger threat to the safety of your family when you don’t do anything to keep them out of your home. Rodents like mice and rats pose significant threat of disease when they get into your home. They also cause significant damage to your home as they chew and build their nests. Many insects like fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, bedbugs and cockroaches carry disease and leave behinds bites that can cause rashes and extreme discomfort as well. One thing all of these pests have in common is their ability to contaminate food and wreak havoc on your home.
Safe Exclusion in Pest Control
There are several things you can do that will help eliminate a great deal of pests from making their way into your home. Following are some of the top exclusion methods you can use to ensure your home isn’t appealing to pests.
– Seal doors and windows so pests cannot get in.
– Repair any plumbing leaks that could attract several different kinds of pests.
– Repair any rips or tears in your window and door screens.
– Clean vents and gutters to eliminate a place for nests to be built.
– Keep your landscaping trimmed and cleaned up.
– Store your food properly so pests have no access to it.
What Precautions Should Be Taken when Pesticides are Used?
Sometimes you are going to run into a pest problem that requires pesticides to get rid of it. In this case, you need to know that all pesticides used by pest professionals have been tested and deemed safe for household use. If you feel uneasy at all, it may be a good time to leave your home with your kids and take care of lingering errands for a few hours.
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At Effective Pest Services, the safety of your family is our top priority. All of our pesticides are safe and don’t pose a threat to anyone other than the bugs and pests that have taken over your home. Call us to schedule a consultation and custom treatment plan today!