Is professional pest control safe for my family and pets?

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Child and pet safe pest control Sydney.

Did you know that today’s newest pest control techniques are designed to attack targeted pests and not pets or children?

With the latest in Integrated Pest Management advancements, pest control experts are now able to provide targeted applications to pest problems faced around the home or workplace that minimise the potential of adults, children or pets coming into contact with any pesticide products used.  However, in order to drop the already minimal risk even more, it only makes sense to follow a few simple precautions.

Below are our top tips you should consider when hiring a professional pest controller or pest management service.

1. Inform the pest control company of your situation

When you schedule your pest control service, let the company know if you have children or pets in the house. While most reputable pest control companies make a habit of using products and treatment methods that are relatively safe but however some don’t!

At Clean and Green Pest Control, we are committed to only use the safest techniques and treatment preparations available today.  We will supply you with instructions for protecting your child or pet. You might also be asked to put pets in a separate room or even take them for a walk to avoid them getting too close to the technician during pesticide application.

Importantly, make sure to tell the technician that arrives at your property your concerns about your pets and children and expectations of the proposed treatment as well. While most companies try  to make sure that everyone has all the information they need, some things occasionally slip through the cracks.

2. Request information

Feel free to ask the pest control company if you require any additional safety info such as material safety data sheets of the products being used. pest control techs are experts in the products they use, and will be glad to explain anything that is confusing to you. It is also a EPA requirement in NSW that all pest control company’s keep record of pesticides used their amount and were they were applied as well as any weather conditions such as wind speed ,

3. Discuss pest control options

Pest controllers have an arrange of  products available on the market today that  can achieve the same or very  similar result . One method may be more suitable  than another for your family’s unique concerns. A good company will make employees understand the products and services they use.

If the pest controller you talk to seems uninformed or uninterested in spending time with you or answering your question or concerns , consider it a red flag you should Proceed cautiously and consider choosing a different company.

Never allow a pest control technician to begin work until you feel entirely comfortable and complete understand the service and products that will used at your property. Otherwise you might find yourself responsible for paying  for a service that makes you nervous and feel uncomfortable about its safety.

4. If concerned, ask a professional for advice

If you a worried about your pets, a quick call to the vet about proposed application method in hand can give you  peace of mind and help you decide how to proceed.

If you are pregnant, have a newborn baby or any health concerns that make you reluctant to seek pest control, call your doctor for advice. In most cases, the risk of illness from an untreated pest infestation is much higher than the risk from exposure to targeted products and applications used by professional pest control services. pest control technicians are not doctors and cannot give you medical advice. It is always best to seek the opinion of your health care professional if you feel uncomfortable.

5. Stay away until the pest treatment is complete

Although it is not usually necessary, some people feel most comfortable taking their kids and pets out of the house during the actual treatment process. If this is the case, arrange to meet your tech afterwards or call the office to ask any last-minute questions. A good pest control company will be patient and understanding. Remember, it is your money, your home, and your family, and you always have the right to do what you feel is best.

If you have any further questions about the safety of your pets, children and yourself during a pest treatment, contact our expert pest controller David Wright on 0477 688 496 for advice.

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If you have any questions about removing ticks from your home or business premises, contact the team at Clean and Green Pest Management for obligation free advice. We are your local Northern Beaches pest controllers specialising in both traditional and the green pest control methods that are safe for your family and pets. Our licensed pest controllers can advise you on the safest and most sustainable ways to control pests including cockroaches, ants, silverfish, fleas, rodents, spiders, wasps and bed bug eradication. We can also assist with possum removal and bird control methods. We strive to give you the best experience possible in terms of value for money, explanation and clear communication about how we plan to implement our services and pest control treatments. Click here for a pest removal quote or click the buttons below to get in touch.

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