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If you are sharing your home with unwanted visitors, it's important that you get in touch with a reputable pest control company as soon as possible.
Whether it's spiders, ants, cockroaches, termites, rodents or any other type of common household pest, a professional pest removal service is always the best option.
However, it's important to keep in mind that these services often use toxic substances, powerful chemicals and other poisonous materials to get rid of unwanted pests from your home.
If you have pets at home, you will need to take some extra steps to keep them safe.
Pesticides can be harmful to the health of your pet so you need to be sure that you keep your pets protected throughout the pest removal process.
Most pets are curious, especially when someone or something new arrives in their territory.
They will naturally want to find out what this new substance is and this can often lead to them becoming sick or worse.
You should always aim to remove your pet from your home prior to the pest removal company arriving at your home.
Taking them out of the equation from the very beginning is often the easiest way to keep them safe.
However, there are plenty of other tips that you can also employ to keep your furry friends safe when your chosen pest control company is dealing with a pest infestation.
Let's take a look at some simple tips you can use to keep your pets safe when you are busy ridding your home of unwanted pests.
Inform the pest removal company in advance
One of the best things you can do to keep your pets safe during pest removal is to make the pest control company aware that you have pets from the beginning.
If they know that you have pets, they will be able to adapt their strategy and give you the advice you need to ensure your pets are not harmed during the procedures they will be carrying out.
Be sure to tell them exactly what type of pets that you have, whether it's birds, dogs, reptiles, cats, hamsters, fish or anything else, so they can give you the most accurate information possible.
Put a plan in place from the outset
Once you know exactly when the pest control company will be visiting your property, you can start putting a plan in place for your pets.
It is often advised that your pets be removed from the property during treatment. If this is the case, be sure to consider where your pets are going to go while the exterminators are working in your home.
You might be able to leave them in the garden, with a friend, or book them into a kennel or cattery near your home.
Knowing exactly where your pets will be going in advance will help you to stay organised and make the entire experience less stressful.
Prepare your home as well as your pets
While you will certainly need to have a plan in place for your pets and where they will go, there are other things in your home that you will need to prepare to keep your pets safe.
Take some time to go through your home and gather all of their toys, bedding and any other accessories that you might have for your pets.
Feeding bowls should also be removed so that they are not contaminated by whatever products the pest removal company might be using in your home.
The best solution is to put all of these items into a sealed container and put it somewhere safe until the treatment is complete.
This will ensure that your pet's things are not covered in any chemical residue that could harm their health after the pest control company has finished their work.
Seek expert advice if necessary
Some pets can be easier to move than others and this is something you will need to give due consideration.
For example, if you have a dog or a cat, taking them out of your home while the pest control company is working will be very straightforward.
On the other hand, if you have a large aquarium, reptiles or birds in your home, things might not be quite as easy.
If you are unsure as to how to best move these pets, be sure to contact your vet so that you get the information you need to keep your pets best protected.
Ensure your pets stay safe during pest removal
Pest control is necessary for most homes at some point or another. While most pest treatments are relatively safe for humans, they can sometimes be hazardous to your pets.
Be sure to follow the tips outlined above, to ensure that your pets remain safe and protected throughout the pest removal process.
With a little planning preparation, you will be able to rest easy knowing that you are doing everything in your power to keep your pets as safe as possible.