Closeup of Handheld Pump Pesticide Sprayer in Hand of Gardener Performing Lawn Pest-Control Treatment. Garden Maintenance Equipment.

Is Pest Control Harmful to Pets?

Most people consider their furry friend, whether cat or dog, more a member of the family than just a pet. Nothing compares to the joy of coming home to a loyal companion. The unconditional love of a cat or dog who will excitedly greet you at the door and stay by your side can do more than just keep you company. Studies have found that a beloved family pet can help decrease stress, improve heart health, and even help children develop better emotional and social skills.

If you’ve been struggling with pests in your home from rodents to insects, you are most likely at your wits end. You may have inspected the pest control Ille at the grocery store full of pictures of the pest you have with an x across them, however you might have wondered how this will affect your beloved animal family member, whether it be a cat, dog, bird, reptile, or fish. The good news is that we are here to help recommend a treatment plan that will not only address the problem in your home, but to do it safely without harming your pets who we know are so precious to you.

Considering Your Pets During an Infestation

If you’ve been experiencing an infestation of mice, rodents, ants, bed bugs, fleas or more it can be incredibly stressful. There is no doubt you want to address the issue right away. However, it’s important to stay calm and consider the issue before acting rash. Many people will run to the store and grab a can of poison without considering the effects it can have for yourself, your children, or your pets. While you and your children can make informed decisions around how to stay out of treated areas, your pet may get in, which in turn can harm them, or even end their life as well.

For instance, if you have an issue with rats or mice, poisoning them could also inadvertently harm your family cat, particularly if your cat is prone to hunting. Even though many pest control treatments are billed as safe for pets, dogs and cats can often ingest and absorb pesticides through their skin as well as breathe in toxic fumes as they innocently explore the world with their noses. 

Safe Pest Control for your Pets

While in the past harmful and unrefined treatments have been linked to death of family pets, today most treatments for pest control can be modified to keep everyone in your family safe, including your furry companions. However, while advances in pest control have made most treatments safer than ever, there are a few things you can do to make sure your pets are safe when the exterminator comes to your home to take care of pest control. Hiring a professional exterminator team will not only ensure that the issue is treated in the most efficient way but will also make sure everyone stays safe.

Let us Know You Have Pests

There are many different treatments to choose from depending on the type of pest you have. When we know that you also have pets we can be sure to choose one that will not harm them or give you advice on how long to keep them out of certain areas before you and the whole family can get back to enjoying your home, pest free.

Put Your Pets in a Safe Place During Treatment

You most likely want to keep your pets away from the pests invading your home anyway, but when we come to treat, we want to take extra precautions to keep your pets out of treated areas. Even though a lot of treatments are safe for pets, it’s still ideal to have them steer clear. If you need to send your cat or dog to a friend’s house for the time until the treatment works, it can ensure that they’ll stay safe and healthy. In some cases, you can try creating them during treatment or limiting them into the back yard or one room of your home away from a treated area.

Finding a pet-friendly service provider

Contact Nuisance Wildlife Services today. We take all the necessary measures to protect the pets while offering effective methods to get rid of the pests in your home once and for all!

Call Now ButtonCall Now