Posts made in April 2020

Pest Treatments, Kids and Pets

As a parent to human or fur babies, knowing your pest control options can help you choose the most effective treatment options while minimizing your family’s exposure to unnecessary pesticides. And while there are legitimate concerns about the safety of performing pest control around children and animals, pests also cause safety and health concerns for them as well.

Hundreds of pests could invade your home and put you and your family’s health at risk. All pests leave behind fecal matter and shed skin — both organic materials that can affect air quality and trigger allergic reactions. Cockroaches and rats, for example, produce allergens that can trigger asthma and allergies. Fleas, flies, and mosquitoes can carry germs, diseases, and bacteria that can contaminate food and other surfaces. Rodents pose a serious danger and are linked to potentially serious diseases, including salmonella, e. coli, and Lyme disease.

When considering your options for pest control in a home with young children and animals, you need to weigh the potential harm from pests along with your pest control options. Some options can reduce your risk, and there are precautions you can take as a parent to help ensure your family is safe. For more information on pest control in Cape Coral, contact American Allegiance Pest Control by calling (239) 985-9202.


Safeguarding Pets During Extermination Treatments

If your home has been invaded by bugs, mice, or other unwanted pests, it’s necessary to call a professional exterminator. During service, while it’s easy for you and your family to leave home, it might be harder to remove your pets. So how do you keep them safe?

First, close contact with any professional pest control chemical could be harmful to your pet. But so is the stuff you buy over the counter. By nature, the whole point of insecticide or rodenticide is to destroy the creepy-crawly creatures invading your home. The trick is to keep pets away from the chemicals until they’ve dispersed in the air.

Fortunately, pest control professionals know where to apply the extermination treatments to help mitigate the risk for your pets. Often pests and bed bugs in Fort Myers, are hiding in tight dark spaces – places where your large dog doesn’t fit anyway. At American Allegiance Pest Control, we use only the minimal amount of products necessary to eradicate the pests from your home effectively.

Before your next treatment, speak with a technician about your options. Because while most pest control treatments don’t affect pets and are considered safe, we know that cats and dogs use their noses to explore and can easily end up inhaling unsafe fumes.