Where to Keep Pets When Doing Pest Control
Pets are a beloved part of many people’s lives. They make our homes more enjoyable and provide unconditional love. It’s natural for them to be a part of our pest control plans, but it’s important that they don’t get in the way of your efforts to protect your home and family from harmful insects.
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Some pests are just not safe for pets to be around, and that’s okay; there are plenty of ways to keep them away from the areas where pests are being treated. These include following a few simple tips, like tidying up and removing trash from the house, or asking a pet sitter to watch them for a day.
Keeping the house clean is one of the most effective ways to prevent insect infestations. Taking the time to tidy up food scraps, pet poop, and garden rubble will eliminate a variety of pest problems that could have otherwise been hard to fight.
Trash is a magnet for pests and can be a source of disease-transmitting microorganisms. It can also provide the perfect habitat for rodents and other pests that can cause damage to your home. Getting rid of your trash as soon as it’s done can make a big difference in reducing the number of pests in your yard.
Mosquitoes are not only a nuisance, but they can carry diseases that are harmful to both your family and your pets. They can also spread heartworm disease to your dogs and cats, so it’s a good idea to make sure your home doesn’t have any standing water or areas where mosquitoes are laying their eggs.
Fleas and ticks are other issues that can cause serious problems for your pets, so it’s a good idea if you have any of these creatures to take steps to mitigate their presence on your property. This includes removing overgrown weeds or bushes, pruning trees or shrubs, and cleaning up leaves that can serve as breeding grounds for these parasites.
Putting up traps can effectively combat unwanted pests, especially if you’re using poison. However, it’s best to keep these traps away from your pets and children and in a place where they can’t see them.
Retaining Dogs or Cats
When it comes to your customers’ pets, you can help them stay safe during treatment by ensuring they are restrained and caged or removed from the area until the chemical has completely sprayed or dried up. This is especially important if they have small or young children who may be in the room.
If you’re using a spray, confine your pet to a specific area for 1 to 2 hours after the treatment has finished. This will give the chemical a chance to dry and will prevent them from breathing in the dust that can be released during application.
Don’t forget to remove their food and water bowls from the areas where they will be treated until the pest control process is complete. This can ensure that they don’t ingest the pesticides, which can be very dangerous to pets.