What Pest Control Is Safe For Pets?

December 10th, 2018

Finding pests lurking through your home is frustrating and disturbing. Your first reaction might be to use powerful pest control chemicals that knock the bugs or bees right out. However, you have your family pet to think of. Whether you have dogs or cats, many standard pest control methods make them vulnerable to harm.  It’s all too easy or your dog to lick a pesticide that makes him sick, so try these safe and natural pest control methods first.

Diatomaceous Earth

The name may be hard to spell, but diatomaceous earth is one of the safest pest control products out there. It is an off-white talc-like powder that is actually made from the fossilized remains of marine phytoplankton. Bugs with exoskeletons like bed bugs, ants, and fleas are vulnerable to diatomaceous earth because it compromises their waxy coating, but it is completely safe—and even edible!—for pets and humans alike.

Essential Oils

Many different essential oils can also repel bugs, but you need to know which insects you’re dealing with in order to select the right oils. Ants and roaches, for example, hate peppermint and lemongrass, so you can blend 20 drops of those oils into a spray bottle with water and apply around windows, cracks, and doors. Fleas and ticks, meanwhile, will steer clear of eucalyptus, citronella, cedar, and pennyroyal.

Green Pest Control Services

While many different creative and natural pest control options exist that are safe for your pet, the easiest solution is to hire a green pest control company that specializes in helping you maintain a pest-free home with family-friendly approaches. Find a company in your area and ask exactly how they target bothersome pests with safe yet efficient techniques.

Green Solutions Lawn Care and Pest Control is committed to using safe and green products in and around your home. Call (813) 684-7336 to schedule a pest control appointment that won’t threaten your pet’s health.