Having bugs in your house can be extremely upsetting. We totally understand the impulse to get a can of bug spray and just start blasting away any time you have a creepy-crawly in the house. But if you have dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, or other small household pets you need to be extremely careful when choosing bug spray.
Understanding Insecticide & Insecticide Toxicity
As South Shore pest control professionals, we’ve learned more about insecticides than the average person. Let’s begin with the basics – an insecticide is a substance used for killing insects. Insecticides can be made up of many different ingredients, some of which are incredibly toxic for dogs, cats, and other pets. When your pets are exposed to toxic insecticides, they can become very sick and even die.
It is for this reason that we urge you to read the ingredients list of any bug spray you’re going to use before you use it. Check these ingredients online, to make sure they’re not toxic for dogs or cats. Some of the most dangerous ingredients for dogs include Carbamate insecticides ,d-Limonene, Methoxychlor and Pyrethrins or pyrethroids. Cats are even more sensitive to insecticides, including products that are created to be safe for dogs.
Please read labels and do research before using any type of insecticide in an area where your pets will be. Additionally, many of these products include warning to not let any animals enter the area for a prolonged period of time after the product has been used. Please follow these advisories!
Pet Safe Pest Removal
If the idea of making your pet sick to get rid of pests in the house is stressing you out, make the process simple by having professional South Shore exterminators handle your pest removal needs. We will ask about your entire family, including the animals in your home. All products used to eliminate pests are chosen to keep your family and pets safe.