Does your family have dogs, cats, or other pets throughout the household? At the same time, are you having any issues with pests that require the use of pesticides, baiting, or other potentially toxic solutions? If so, you may need to take extra steps to protect your pets both from the invasive pest population as well as the pest management chemicals and strategies being employed.
Pets are often naturally inquisitive and, if not monitored properly during pest management, may expose themselves to toxic substances being used to eliminate the pest population. Being aware of the risks and keeping your pet under control and safe during pest eradication is critical.
How To Keep Your Pet Safe From Pests
1. Alert Your Pest Technician
If you have a pest control specialist applying substances or laying traps around your home to deal with a pest problem, make sure they’re aware of the presence of pets as well. They can make sure to apply pest control solutions in areas your pet may have a harder time accessing, or also suggest possible solutions that aren’t dangerous to pets.
2. Contain Your Pet & Its Belongings
Keep your pet contained far away from pest control areas, especially when pesticides and other substances are being applied. At the same time, be sure their toys, water and food bowls, or other belongings are also removed from the area so they don’t have a threat of secondary exposure.
3. Don’t Apply Human Substances to Pets
Don’t try to protect your pets from pests by spraying them with human-safe pesticides or other such treatments. If you must, visit a pet store and find anti-pest sprays or collars designed specifically for animals.
4. Visit Your Vet
If you fear your pet has been exposed to a potential toxic pesticide or might’ve gotten into a bait trap, take them to the vet immediately. Your vet should be able to quickly determine if there’s any danger and prescribe the best procedure or medication to prevent further injury.
Contact EcoShield today to learn about pet-friendly pest control options.