How to Keep Your Pets Safe During Extermination Treatment

If your home has been invaded by bugs, mice, or other unwanted pests, it’s a necessity to call a professional exterminator. Before we come treat your home, R and C Pest Control will ask you to take care of a few preparatory tasks to get ready for the treatment. One of the most important things you can do is prepare is to confine or remove your pets from the home so your pet – and the technician – can stay safe.

Curiosity Could Make Your Cat Ill

When R and C Pest Control comes to your home, your pets will be naturally curious about the chemicals we’re spraying and the processes we use to cleanse your home of pests. That’s why it’s so important to put your furry family members in a part of the home that’s not being treated. You could put them in a garage if it’s cool out there, or in a kennel in an out-of-the-way spot. Many homeowners board their pets for the day while we take care of their home. Talk to us about your options when scheduling treatment to keep your pet safe.

Birds, fish, reptiles, and small mammals like hamsters, are particularly sensitive to the chemicals we use for indoor treatment of bed bugs and fleas. It’s important to cover up their cages or tanks in a blanket to prevent any droplets from contaminating their area. Most birds are particularly sensitive to chemicals, so it’s a good idea to speak with your avian vet about boarding or other options for your parrot while R and C are working there.

Are the Chemicals Bad for My Pets?

Close personal contact with any professional pest control chemical could be harmful to your pet. But so is the stuff you buy over the counter. The whole point of insecticide or rodenticide is that it destroys creepy crawly creatures invading your home. The trick is to keep pets away from the chemicals until they’ve dispersed in the air.

The good news is that professional pest control companies like R and C have been trained to understand where the bugs like to hide. These are usually tight dark spaces – places where you usually will not find your golden retriever. Pest control professionals know where to put the extermination treatments to help mitigate the risk for your pets.

Too, professional pest control companies understand the chemicals they’re using. For example, pumping an aerosol directly into a wall space won’t do it; the bugs will just run from the spray. Instead, R and C Pest Control would probably use a pesticide dust inside the walls to coat the insulation and other surfaces.

Finally, the over application of pesticides only wastes the material and makes the area more saturated with chemicals; that’s why R and C Pest Control uses only the minimal amount to effectively eradicate the pests from your home.

Call R and C Pest Control

The professional exterminators at R and C Pest Control are here to help you get your home back. Our experienced team works hard to eradicate the pest at its source; using the right treatment in the right places and at the right time to get the job done well.