Keeping Pest Control Safe for Household Pets

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As a pet owner, it’s no surprise that you want to guarantee your household activities don’t harm your furry (or non-furry) friends. While eliminating pests has some very real health benefits for your pets, starting pest control treatments around them can be intimidating. Luckily, the team at Greenix Pest Control has experience and  tips to help you keep your pets safe while also knocking out invading bugs and rodents.

Is Pest Control Safe for Pets?

You’ve likely asked yourself before, are most pest control services safe enough to be used around pets? Although you typically won’t want to directly expose your pets to the pest control treatments (or any unnecessary chemicals), with a little planning, you can easily utilize pest control treatments in your home and still keep your pets safe. 

It’s very possible to find a pest control team that provides non-harmful and sustainable pest control services—like Greenix does. These teams use treatments that are both safe and effective. No matter the service your home is receiving, it’s typically a good idea to keep your pets contained during treatments for their safety, whether in a separate room or a temporary relocation. This will protect them from direct exposure to treatment materials, which limits the risks of general chemical ingestion or absorption, and also reduces the risks of injury or daring escapes. For additional details on how soon you should reintroduce pets into a treated space, talk with your pest control team for the best course of action.

To ensure your pets are not harmed by pesticides and chemicals used in pest control treatments, we recommend making sure your pest control team is only working with pet-safe pest control methods in your home. You’ll also want to avoid DIY pest control solutions, which can not only be costly and dangerous for you, but can also put your pets at risk.

Discuss Pets and Pest Control Safety With Your Pest Control Team 

Pest control treatments and their potential impacts vary greatly, even among treatments for the same pest types. Talk with service professionals about the specifics of managing pets as your home undergoes pest treatments. Even if you’re working with a company that offers pet-safe pest control, make sure your pest control team is aware of all the pets in your home, including insects, fish, reptiles, birds, and rodents.

By having a thorough discussion with your service team, you can make sure you’re staying on top of pest control safety for both yourself and your pets. Plus, your pest control team will appreciate the heads up about any pets in your home prior to entering the property, and you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing and following best practices for keeping your pets safe.

Knock Out Pests With Greenix Pest Control Today

Don’t let your family and your pets suffer with pest problems any longer! At Greenix, we offer sustainable pest control services and non-harmful treatment options, so you can get rid of the icky bugs and creepy crawlies without doing any unnecessary damage. To get started, contact our team for a free pest control service quote. Our knowledgeable service professionals will talk you through all things pest control and pets set you up with initial treatments and maintenance pest control plans that benefit your whole family—even the four-legged, furry, winged, and scaly ones!

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