Can an extermination strategy be dangerous for pets?
Have you spotted several pests in your house and want to get rid of them as quickly as possible? When an extermination strategy is put in place, it is important to proceed with caution, since pets can sometimes be poisoned in the process.
Here are some recommendations on the right technique to use.
Strategies with different risk levels
Several techniques can be put in place during an extermination strategy. Cages can be used to catch live animals or traps used to kill pests quickly. For the most part, these are completely safe for pets.
However, some extermination practices such as the use of poison can be toxic to your little furry companions. This is especially the case for a rodenticide, a poison for the elimination of rodents that, if ingested by a cat, a dog or any other domestic animal, can be dangerous or lethal.
It is therefore recommended to entrust the implementation of such a strategy to an expert who can protect your home and its inhabitants from any risks.
Favorable extermination strategies
Depending on the infestation’s progress, prevention methods or natural solutions can possibly be used before calling a specialist.
For example, screens can be used to caulk holes that enable pests to enter. Preserving food in airtight containers or placing garbage in thick, sealed bags may prevent the presence of food-seeking intruders. Keeping a clean home and garden is one of the best ways to avoid an infestation problem.
There are also some natural remedies for getting rid of pests while protecting your pets. Rats and mice hate mint, pepper and moldy lemons. In order to avoid dirtying the house and attracting more pests, it is best to apply drops of mint or pepper essential oils on cotton and then leave them on the ground.
If you do it alone, choose traps or preventive methods, but avoid radical solutions that often require a specialist’s help. Essentially, the use of poison should always be supervised by a professional, since they can judge the type, quantity or the ideal place for the poison to be deposited depending on your pet and your home. They have the experience and the know-how needed to operate efficiently and in a personalized way so that all the members of your home stay in perfect health.
The right extermination strategy
There are several preventive techniques that repel rodents. In case of infestation, a poorly carried out extermination strategy can be dangerous for you and your pets. If you see several rodents, don’t hesitate to contact our specialist team to take action safely and quickly.