Pest Control is essential for all Australian homes and will keep your property safe and comfortable. There are many ways to protect your home from pests, but it is important for families to plan ahead and consider the safety of their pets during any pest control implementation. Here are a few considerations for you to make when deciding on the best way to protect your pets and enjoy a pest free house!

Professional Pest Control Services

Chemicals are used in professional pest control services, and whilst they may not be harmful to humans, it is essential that you check with your contractor to ask them what precautions need to be taken to ensure your pets safety. Ask them before the booked day of service to give you a full safety brief on any of the chemicals that they will be using so that you can make an informed decision about whether your pet will need to be away from home during the time of spraying.

 Self-purchased Pest Control Treatments

There are many different pest control options available from the local supermarket or bunnings stores, such as bug spray, cockroach bait, rodent poisoning, or even bait for common garden bugs to protect your home-grown herbs. It is important that you check the packaging for warnings, and if possible, purchase ones that are deemed to be ‘safe for pets’.

Many poisons and baits are not labelled as safe for pets, so if it is essential that you use them, be sure to place them in areas where your pet cannot get access to under any circumstances.

 Natural Options

Have you ever heard of Catnip? Well, there is evidence to suggest that Captnip can be a moderately effective natural mosquito and fly repellent. The added bonus is that your feline will love it, so planting Catnip at home could help repel some of those pesky bugs.

 The best assurance for your pets safety

For the days that you need to implement any style of pest control in your home, book your pet in with your local pet care service! This will keep them out of the house while the poison is sprayed, give it time to dry, and best of all your pet will have a great adventure out. Once the house is safe again, they can return home and you will not need to worry.

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