As a home or business owner, pest control is necessary to keep your structure free from harmful insects or other pests. While these services may be necessary, you may be wondering what impact pest control will have on your pets. There are many precautions you can take in order to keep your pets safe when exploring pest control in Harford County.
Are Pest Control Treatments Harmful to Pets?
Most pest control treatments are not harmful to your pets; however, there are some that can cause serious issues if your pet comes into contact with them. At Raven Termite and Pest Control, we work with you to make sure your pets are safe before, during and after the treatment process.
How to Keep Your Pets Safe- More About Pest Control in Harford County
There are things you can do to help keep your pets safe during pest control treatments, including:
- Talk to the technicians. Let them know you have pets in your home and what kind of pets you have. The technician will be able to give you guidance on how to protect your pets from potential harmful side effects.
- Take the better safe than sorry approach. If you can board your pets for the day, do so. Having your pets completely outside the structure will help safeguard them while the treatments are working on eliminating the pests. Give the treatment time to “dry out” so your pets don’t come into contact with wet chemicals they could get on their feet. Cover your fish tank or bird cage with a towel to prevent fumes from affecting your pets.
- If the technician is using traps or bait, inform them you have pets so the technician can place traps in areas pets cannot easily access.
- Use veterinarian recommended pest control on your pets (such as flea and tick treatments) to prevent your pets from carrying bugs back into your home.
Keeping your home or business pest free is the mission of Raven Termite and Pest Control, and we are dedicated to making sure you and your pets are safe. For pest control in Harford County, contact Raven Termite and Pest Control and receive a free estimate.