The importance of adopting pet-friendly pest control treatment
Are you a pet owner? If yes, are you wondering how to eliminate pests without placing your pet in harms’ way? If you do, then you are in the right place. Owning a pet is one positive step towards making life more bearable. On the other hands, pests only come to cause harm, destruction, and discomfort. Therefore, if you are a pet owner, you should strive to keep your pet safe even as you eliminate pests. To ensure that your pets remain safe throughout the pest elimination period, you should consider adopting pest control approaches that do not expose your beloved pet to any risk. To achieve this, you ought to enlist the services of a reputable pest control company who will craft a reasonable approach. On this post, we will provide a detailed guide that offers relevant information on our pet-friendly pest control approach.
About our pet-friendly pest control program
When it comes to creating pest control programs, there are three key factors that we must put into consideration. These factors are the home environment, the pets, and the health of your loved ones. Our programs are designed to be applied around mammals, which are the most common pets. However, those who keep non-mammal pets are also covered. We design pest control programs that are compatible with the non-mammal environment. Technically, the type of pest you follow will not limit us from getting the job done. Our experience will come in handy towards creating an enabling environment for your pet as we conduct the pest control treatment.
Below are factors we consider for different types of pests
- For pets that graze on grass and leaves such as tortoises and rabbits, we will ensure that we do not treat the vegetation. Alternatively, you may decide to fence off their living area to ensure their shelter does not come into contact with the pest treatment.
- Birds like chicken are predators; thus, they help eliminate some pests. However, those pests that chicken cannot feed on are eliminated through our pest control treatment. We will only focus on areas and pests that your chicken won’t feed on.
- Pets such as exotic birds, fish, and reptiles that are kept indoors are not under threat of being affected by the treatment. However, precautionary measures will be taken if treatment is required indoors. We ask the property owner to cover the indoor pet’s shelter with a cloth until the pest control treatment has dried. Fortunately, our products take 15 minutes or less to dry up.
What makes pet-friendly pest control treatment unique?
To achieve a pet-friendly pest control program, an Integrated Pest Management (IPM)approach is required. An IPM improves pest eradication by focusing on their food, hiding areas, and destabilizing any conditions that may support the growth and development of pests. Before we apply any products to eliminate the pests, we will first make recommendations that enable the client to create an environment where pests cannot breed.
Apart from applying products to eliminate the pests, there are various physical approaches that we adopt in our treatment programs. The sensible methods are non-toxic, and they include: glue boards, snap traps, and rodent catch stations. These natural approaches are quite useful and if properly used, they pose no threat to your kids or pets. As we advance, we strive to continue to creating physical treatment programs that generate instant results just like their organic based counterparts.
Proper use of pest control materials is influenced by the amount you use and how you use it. Unlike chemical-intensive products that accumulate, most of the products we use are made from organic compounds; thus, they are bound to break down as time goes by. Also, most of the products we use have a toxic level that is lower compared to that of common table salt. This means that in no way will our products pose any threat to your kids, pets, or environment.
Most customers who reach out to us are usually worried about the safety of their dogs and cats, which is threatened by rodents. To deal with rodents, we use a bait that contains vitamin D that effectively eliminates the rodents while posing no threat to the safety and wellbeing of other mammals. In case your dog, cat, or bird plays with the rodent, the effects of the bait will not affect your pet.
How to enhance the safety of pets before, during and after the pest control exercise.
Generally, the type of pet and treatment used determines the safety of your pet. A general rule we adopt is that you should keep the pets away from the treatment area until the product has completely dried. Moreover, we ensure that we consult with you before we apply the physical approach. This is in a bid to ensure any concerns about the safety of your pet are addressed.
How to ensure your pet does not interfere with the treatment.
Pets are very playful and thus are bound to go and play where the treatment has been applied. And since you want your pet to stay happy, you should be vigilant to ensure that the pest control products do not affect them in any way. To ensure the pet does not sabotage the treatment, consider the following.
- Discourage digging.
Dogs love digging and, in the process, they may displace or bury the products that eliminate the pests. This provides a perfect gateway, especially for termites, to enter your property. To ensure your dog does not dig, consider taking going for a walk to ensure they are not within the home environment.
- Understand where the glue traps have been placed.
In most cases, glue traps are placed under or behind furniture, appliances, and doorways. The curiosity of some pets such as cats may force them to step on these traps and cause them to collapse. Although your pet won’t be in any danger, they will have sabotaged your chances of capturing the targeted pests thus causing you a persistent problem.
- Watch out for constant chewing.
The rodent baits and snap traps are usually adequately secured to ensure your kid or pet do not access them. However, this does not mean that they are unreachable. Some pets such as large dogs can easily break open the station and chew the baits. Although there is no cause for alarm in case of such an incident, this will derail the process of eliminating the pests. Be sure to share your concerns with our technicians so that they can design a station that your dog cannot break open or come up with another effective treatment plan.
What if your pets are the pest carriers?
There is a huge possibility that your pets are responsible for the influx of pests in your home. And since you won’t eliminate your beloved pet, you need to find solutions to ensure pests no longer lodge themselves on your pet. Pets like flea and ticks hitchhike on pets like dogs and cats. This calls for you to clean your pet using flea or tick shampoo regularly. Also, if your pets are tick or flea infested, ensure that you see a veterinary officer in case you have any health or safety concerns.
Remember, pests that are introduced in your home by pets often hide in areas where you have not taken any preventative measures. Therefore, ensure that you conduct thorough cleaning on those areas like beds and couches. Moreover, they also apply pest treatment products on tight areas like cracks and crevices where the pests might seek refuge.
Treating your pet after contact with treatment products
Accidents are an inevitable aspect of life, and you should always be prepared for them. Even as we strive to create an enabling environment for your pet not to be affected by our pest control products, there are instances where the pet might unwittingly come into contact with the chemical products. Although the chemical concentration in most of our products is very minimal, this does not necessarily mean that your pet is fully secure. If your pet accidentally comes into contact with the products do the following. In the case of Swallowing chemical-based products, ensure your pet takes loads of water to ensure the chemical does not harm their digestive system.
On the other hand, if the chemicals reach the eyes, they can cause blindness. Therefore, wash your pet’s eyes with lots of water. Ultimately, you should visit a veterinarian to ensure proper medical procedures are accorded your pet.
Eliminating pests from your home is just as important as safeguarding your pets. The pest control program that you adopt will determine the safety of your pets. To enjoy a pet-friendly pest control exercise, you should ensure that you only settle for a proficient pest control service provider. Our services will come in handy towards ensuring you enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your pets are safe during a pest control exercise. To enlist our services, reach out to us, and you can rest assured that you will enjoy an unforgettable experience.