Are the products used harmful to our pets?
February 16th, 2023
Exterminating products are commonly used to get rid of pests in homes, businesses, and other buildings. While these products can be effective against pests, they can also pose a threat to our beloved pets if not used properly. In this article, we’ll look at the dangers of pet extermination products and what pet owners can do to protect their furry friends.
How the Products Work
First, it’s important to understand what extermination products are, and how they work. Extermination products generally come in different forms: sprays, baits, and traps. They contain chemicals designed to kill pests such as ants, roaches, mice, insects, and rodents, etc. For example, baits contain poisons that attract pests, such as food or sweeteners. When the pests ingest the bait, they are killed by the poison. Sprays, on the other hand, when applied to the targeted pest, can cause immediate death or long-term damage to the nervous system, resulting in the death of the pest. And for traditional traps, they work by using glue or other adhesive substances to capture the parasites. Once the parasite is trapped, it cannot escape and eventually dies.
While these chemicals can be effective in controlling pests, they can also be toxic to pets if they come into direct contact with them.
Adverse effects on our pets
Yes, the chemicals used can have a variety of harmful effects on pets, depending on the type and time of exposure.
For example, baits used to control mice and other rodents contain poisons that can be fatal to pets if ingested. Pets that are attracted to the scent of the bait may try to eat it, which can lead to serious health problems, including vomiting, diarrhea, seizures and, in severe cases, organ failure.
In addition, sprays used to control ants and other insects can be harmful to pets if they are inhaled or come into direct contact with the skin. For example, exposure to sprays and baits can cause skin irritation and rashes, while inhalation of fumes can cause respiratory problems.
In conclusion, it is important to make sure that the extermination company takes measures to protect your pets and other non-target species and that it has the required certification. Indeed, these chemicals and traps can be harmful if not used properly. At BW nature control, we do everything with respect to your pets and in good form. Contact us now!