When it comes to pest control and parenting, pest control technicians are frequently asked a lot of different questions by parents who don’t want their children exposed to unsafe pest control methods. We’ve spoken to the technicians over at Catch-it Pest Control to get some of these parenting questions answered for you.
Should I allow the use of pesticides in my home if I have small children?
Pesticides can be dangerous if they are not applied properly. But you’ll find that most pest control professionals won’t be as eager to use chemicals as you might think. There are lots of different, natural approaches to pest control that have developed over recent years, meaning your children won’t be subjected to dangerous pesticides.
What are the safest ways of rodent control when I have young children?
A great, safe way to do effective rodent control when you have young children is excluding the rodents from your home. Find how the rodents are getting into your home, and make sure all of these access points get sealed. This means you can solve the situation without needing to use poisons. You can also set bait stations where your children won’t have access to them, keeping them safe.
Are different pest control methods used when people have children and are these methods as effective?
When looking at addressing any sort of pest control issues, the key to getting rid of it is identification, sanitation, elimination and pest proofing. The success of the solution totally depends on whether each of these elements is addressed. When faced with a situation that’s more delicate than usual, for example when you have children and pets present, the focus is trying to find a solution that involves environment modification or natural solutions rather than turning to chemicals. Therefore most pest control these days, whether it’s for people with children or not, will aim at providing the most environmentally friendly pest management solution.
What can I do to limit the pest risks so my child can play safely with our pets?
Make sure that you have your pets wearing collars that prevent ticks and fleas. Couple this with regular inspections of your pet's fur to make sure they don’t have any unwanted guests nesting there. Maintaining a clean and tidy garden can also go a long way in preventing ticks and fleas because they love to nest in long grass and overgrown foliage. Following these tips can help you keep pests away from your pets, and in turn your children too.
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