Pet-Friendly Pest Resources
Pets and Professional Pest Control
Because your pets are part of your family, you might have some questions when it comes to pest control and safety issues around pest control and pets. As part of our Pet-Friendly Resource Guide, we hope to address the most common concerns we hear from our customers and also offer some ways to protect your four-legged family members from pests, such as fleas and ticks.
Are professional pest control treatments pet-friendly?
At Hulett, the short answer is, yes! Current household pest control materials, designed to be applied at low concentration levels make them effective for 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 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 and helps prevent future issues. Preventing an infestation is often the best "medicine" for ensuring a healthy home.
What preventive and/or protective measures, if any, should we take for our pets before treating our home for pests?
Most important, communication with your pest control professional is key; you should understand the different treatment options available to you, as well as your responsibilities as a homeowner before, during, and after any scheduled treatments. Some preventive measures you can take to protect your pets from future infestations include:
- Vacuum frequently to help control a flea infestation by removing eggs, larvae, and adults. Along with carpeting, vacuum upholstered furniture and baseboards, as well.
- Wash bedding where pets sleep and discard any old pet bedding, along with other items that may contain severe levels of infestation. Replace them with new items when necessary.
- Comb and groom pets frequently, especially 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 or oral treatments prescribed by your veterinarian will keep you and your pets protected.