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When I moved into my current home, I almost immediately noticed the roaches. While the place wasn’t overrun with them, I saw them far too often. For a few years, my husband and I tried almost every anti-roach product available on the market. We would enjoy success for a short duration. However, the roaches always came back. Then, a wonderful thing happened. We hired a pest control company to spray our home for termites. As a bonus, the chemicals used to prevent termites got rid of our roach issue. If you want to protect your family from harmful roaches, contact a local pest control entity today. On this blog, you will learn how to rid your home of roaches for good with the help of a pest control specialist.

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How To Keep Your Pets Safe When Exterminating Pests

Jennie Lucas

You may have noticed rodents, insects, ants, and other types of pests inside your home. If you have pets, it is normal to be cautious about getting professional extermination done because you are concerned about their safety. Thankfully, it's possible to get rid of pest while keeping pets safe, all thanks to modern extermination methods.

Removing Pets From The Home

When having a pest extermination done indoors, you'll need to take your pets out of the home for a couple hours, or at least out of the specific rooms being treated. You want to prevent them from accidentally breathing in any chemicals that are being used, and if you want to be extra safe, just take them outside.

The key to keeping your pets safe is to keep them out of the home until all surfaces that have been treated for pest extermination are dry to the touch.

Keeping Your Fish Safe

Should you take your fish outside with you too? As long as you completely cover the fish tank, your fish should be fine. You want to prevent any airborne extermination chemicals from entering the water, where it can become deadly to fish.

Protecting Pets Outdoors

If the outside of your home is being treated, you need to treat the situation the same as if it were indoors. Keep your pets away from the area for a few hours to make sure they don't breathe in any airborne chemicals. If you let your pets outside, keep them on a leash and take them away from the perimeter of the house.

Using Alternative Methods

You don't have to use chemicals to deal with pests. If chemical exposure to pets is a big concern, ask about alternative pest control methods that can be used. Traps and bait can be placed in areas where your pets cannot get to, keeping them safe.

Assessing The Risks of Ignoring The Problem

Some homeowners decide that it is too big of a hassle to keep their pets safe during a pest extermination, and avoid having any extermination done. Keep in mind that leaving pests in your home can still put your pets at risk. Pets can be bitten, stung, have allergic reactions, and be subject to the diseases that pests carry. You can control your pet's safety during an extermination, but you cannot control their safety if pests are still in your home.

Always let your exterminator know that you have pets when inquiring about extermination. They can provide you with information about safe extermination methods that will take your pets into consideration.


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