If you are concerned about the safety of pest control, first remember that pests themselves can cause harm to your pet, child, and you. Pests like ticks and rats spread diseases. Even pests that are relatively harmless can create problems for your pet or child in the form of allergies or anxiety. When it is done professionally, pest control can be safe and harmless even for pets and children. In fact, professional pest control services will be safer than DIY versions because of the safeguards and industry standards.
Pest control often does use potentially harmful chemicals and you will want to reduce your exposure to those chemicals, and especially eliminate any possible contact between your children and your pets. All you need to do is keep your pets and children safe during pest control services. You can keep them in a room away from the primary treatment area, and pets living in aquariums and terrariums can be kept safe via protective coverings. Once the pest control service is complete, the pest control professional will let you know when it is safe to reintroduce your pets and children into their regular surroundings. The benefit of using a professional is that they can inform you about safety standards and are well familiarized with the least invasive treatments for each pest control procedure.
The best form of pest control is preventative pest control. You can learn more about how to prevent pests, such as keeping food and food waste in air tight containers and sealing all holes and gaps so that rodents cannot enter your home. Additionally, pest control services can be done on a preventative basis and therefore become less invasive. Preventative pest control meals less quantity of pesticide and possibly less toxic materials. And what could be safer than a pest-free house?