If you have pets, there may be some special considerations to take into account when it comes to pest control services. Learn more about what you should do to prepare for pest treatment and things you can do after a treatment to keep everyone safe.
Keep Pets Contained
First and foremost, make sure that you are working with a pest control company that has pet-friendly policies and practices integrated pest management. Next, make sure that you have your pets safely controlled and contained to a certain area of the home. This will allow the technician the space they need to do their job.
In addition, pets, especially dogs, will be curious about the new visitor and all the interesting smells they may be bringing into the home. It is always a good idea to keep pets away from the materials and tools that will be brought into the home. In most cases, pest control treatments will be limited to areas like baseboards and kitchen cabinets, where pests are most commonly found. However, it is still a good idea to keep your pet in a kennel or other area of the home that won’t be receiving treatment.
If your home is being treated for fleas, there may be some extra precautions. Be sure to discuss these with your pest control expert.
Birds and reptiles are especially sensitive to changes in their environment. We recommend that you cover any cages with a blanket to absorb any treatments from getting in their habitats. You may also want to consult with your veterinarian and pest control technician to see if any further precautions should be taken.
Post Treatment Tips
In most cases, your pet will be able to safely access treated areas once the product has dried. If there are any special steps that need to be taken to protect your pet post pest control treatment, your technician should go over these with you.
At PMi Pest Management, we are committed to providing safe and effective pest control treatments. This includes keeping your pets safe and healthy. Call us today with any additional questions or to schedule a consultation.