Pets-friendly Pest Control In Southern California
No matter if you’re a dog person or a cat person, pets are simply more than just, well, pets. Your furry friend is part of the family, and you go to great lengths to ensure they are comfortable, content, and safe both inside and around your Southern California home.
From ensuring your yard is secure to choosing the healthiest pet food at the market, your pup or kitten (or fish, or lizard, or bird…we could go on) deserves the best—and that includes living in a pest-free space.
Pests aren’t just a danger to you and your home, but they’re also (and sometimes even more of) a danger to the wellness of your animal companions. Insects like fleas and mosquitoes can lead to conditions such as Lyme Disease, heartworms, tapeworms, or bacterial infections in addition to poor quality of life by causing uncontrollable discomfort, pain, and itching.
Even if you are giving your pets anti-heartworm or anti-flea medication, having a pest infestation around your property is a risk you shouldn’t be willing to take.
But is there such a thing as pet-safe pest control that still gets the job done? And if so, how does it work? Here at Lloyd Pest Control, our Southern California pest control experts explain what pet-safe pest control is, how it works, and how we do everything we can to ensure our customers and their pets are protected during our pest control treatments.
What Is Pet-friendly Pest Control?
At Lloyd, we want to put your mind at ease about our professional pest control services and the health of your pets: Our pet-friendly pest control solutions (and responsible pest control technicians) both ensure insects around your home are eliminated and that your pets stay safe during the application process.
To adequately eradicate pests without harming the surrounding environment, we take a modern approach to pest control that minimizes the use of pesticide applications. This means that we’ve searched high and low for elements that disrupt the life cycle of pests without disrupting the health of you or your pets. (Talk about a win-win!)
Pet-safe Treatments With Low Concentration Levels
Pet-friendly pest control treatments are designed to be applied at low-level concentrations, meaning they are just high enough to eliminate unwelcome insects without posing a risk to humans or pets. For example, topical flea medications used on the necks of cats and dogs contain the same active ingredient as our ant treatment!
Peace Of Mind With Manufacturer Safety Data Sheets
To give you peace of mind about the pet-friendly pest control products we use during our treatments, we are more than happy to provide you with manufacturer safety data sheets (MSDS). With these sheets, you can cross-reference their efficacy with your veterinarian to prove our continued approach to the safety and well-being of your pets.
How Are Pet-safe Pest Products Applied?
As the initial step to treating your home for pests, our pest control technicians focus on preclusion first and foremost. We will inspect your property and discover what is attracting pests, notifying you of any areas that need to be cleaned or sealed off to prevent their access.
We will address all sources of the infestation prior to treating your space—from leaky plumbing to torn vents or screens. Depending upon the type of infestation you are dealing with, our technicians have a number of treatment types to safely and effectively eliminate present pests.
If we are treating a roach infestation indoors, we will apply a dime-sized amount of our advanced gel bait to targeted areas such as the inside corners of cabinets or moldings. These gel baits are less toxic than a standard tube of whitening toothpaste, but they pack a punch to roaches.
When treating pests like fleas or mosquitoes, we will power-spray a low-intensity wettable powder that creates a general pest barrier to the exterior of your home. When treating fleas indoors, we will directly apply our pet-safe treatment to targeted areas where these insects thrive, such as carpet, upholstery, and any area your pets like to hang out.
Do I Need To Keep My Pets Away From Treated Areas?
Although our treatments have extremely low concentration levels, your Lloyd Pest Control technician will recommend your pets stay away from any treated area or surface until the product is dry. Our sprayed applications are quick-drying and dissipate from the air rapidly, minimizing exposure for both you and your pets.