Pest Control Safety and Pets
Pets and Professional Pest Control:
For most people their pets are considered part of the family. So when homeowners need a professional pest control company they often have questions about the safety of today's current pest control methods and their effects on pets inside the home. As part of our Pet Friendly Resource Guide we hope to provide answers to common questions we receive from homeowners about their pets, and provide tips on some preventative measures you can take to keep your pets protected from common pests such as fleas and ticks.
Are Professional Pest Control Treatments Pet Friendly?
When it comes to Hulett, the short answer is, yes! Today's materials for household pests are designed to be applied at low concentration levels, making them effective for small insects without posing a threat to people and pets. In fact, our in home and outdoor flea and tick treatments often contain the same active ingredients used by veterinary clinics and offices that offer flea and tick protection for dogs and cats. Hulett Environmental Services' Pet Friendly pest control program is designed to control existing pest issues with pets but it helps prevent future ones. Preventing an infestation is often the best "medicine" for ensuring a healthy home.
What Precautions, If Any, Should We Take Inside The Home Should We Take For Our Pets Before Our Home Is Treated For Pests?
Communication with your Pest Control Professional is key. It's important to understand the different treatment options available to you and your responsibilities as a homeowner before, after and during any scheduled treatments. Some preventative measures you can take to protect your pets from future infestations.
- Vacuum your home frequently. This can help control a flea infestation by removing eggs, larvae and adults. Take special care of carpets, furniture with cushions and be sure to vacuum along baseboards.
- Wash any bedding where pets sleep and discard any old pet bedding and other items that may contain a severe level of infestation and replace it with new clean items.
- Comb and groom pets frequently taking special care of areas around the neck where fleas tend to congregate.
Hulett's Pet Friendly treatments for the interior and exterior of your home in conjunction with topical treatments prescribed by your veterinarian will ensure your pets remain protected.