How To Keep Your Pets Safe During Pest Control Services

October 1, 2021

When spiders, ants, and other pests decide to invade your personal space, it can become quite uncomfortable for everyone, including pets. That’s why we’ve put together this handy guide to help you keep your pets safe during pest control services. 

While humans understand the effects of pest control, pets do not. They rely on you to help keep them safe from potential toxins. It’s essential to take precautions to eliminate exposure to certain toxins that can be detrimental to your pet’s health. 

The good news is that you can take some steps to ensure your pet is safe before, during, and after pest control services. Keep reading to discover how to take care of your pets during pest control treatments. 

Inform your pest control exterminator

At All Green Pest Control & Lawn Care, we know firsthand how important pets are to the family. By informing us in advance of any pets living in the home, we can help you prepare for the best experience possible. 

We understand how stressful a sudden pest invasion can be that you might forget to mention you have pets, which is okay. There is no need to worry because we’ll always ask to be sure.

Remove them from the home temporarily

During pest control services, it is best to leave the area until the treatment is complete. We highly suggest taking your pets with you to the park or on a walk for an hour or so to get some fresh air while we take care of the pests at home. 

Depending on the level of pest control treatment, the services could take longer than an hour. In this case, we suggest having your pets sleepover at a loved one’s for the night until the pest control substances in the air recede. 

Keep pets contained in a safe space

If for any reason, you are unable to remove your pet from home temporarily, they should at least be contained in a safe spot away from the treatment. Like humans, pets can be curious and may feel the need to explore the new scents that have entered their homes. 

We love your pets, but their curiosity could bring them a little too close to comfort with some of the substances we use for treatment. The last thing anyone wants is for your furry friend to get uncomfortable. While it is only temporarily for the duration of the service, it might be best to keep your pets safe in a kennel or pet carrier for the time being. 

Purchase health care for pets

It is always better to be safe than sorry. When it comes down to our four-legged friends, we take their safety very seriously. In any case, it can be beneficial to invest in health care for your pets. 

There are plenty of types of pet insurance that will help bring you peace of mind. Accidents can happen, so it is best to be ready if disaster strikes. Rather than spending a pretty penny on a vet bill, a health care plan on an affordable monthly premium could save you thousands of dollars.

Friends with feathers and scales

Pets can be more than dogs and cats. You might have fish, birds, or reptile friends who need special accommodations during pest control services. Be sure to cover up their tanks or cages with a blanket or towel to prevent any air-borne residues from entering their safe space. 

Some of these friendly creatures may be sensitive to respiratory issues, so it is vital to have your local veterinarian’s contact information handy. When in doubt, do not hesitate to ask your All Green Pest Control technician if it is necessary to remove your feathery or scaly friends from the space.

Prepare the area with care

Keeping your pets safe is a priority, whether removing them from the space or containing them in a room that is not affected by treatment. However, their safety does not end there. Remove any feeding bowls and pet food to ensure these items do not get contaminated from treatment. 

Store these items in sealed containers away from the treated area until all treatment is dry as an extra measure. You can never be too careful, and we want your family and pets to have the best experience possible throughout.

Contact All Green Pest Control and Lawn Care

We are here to help ensure our customers and their pets feel comfortable in their homes. We take pride in delivering customer satisfaction that surpasses expectations. With All Green Pest Control and Lawn Care by your side, you can trust we’ll listen to your concerns and solve pest control problems. 

If you require pest control services, contact our friendly team at 801-477-1289, and we’ll get you set up with a free quote in no time. Feel free to visit our website to learn more about the innovative pest control services we have to offer. We’ll get you set up with a pest-free home or business environment.