Pet Safe Pest Control: Quality vs. Quantity
It can be difficult having a safe, pet-friendly, pest-free home and yard. This is especially true if your pest control professional is seeing upwards of 10-15 other clients a day. You have to wonder if your home’s unique needs are being met, or if you are simply just another address on a packed schedule.
Inattentive pest control specialists are more likely to make mistakes such as using chemicals that are potentially harmful to your pets. This is the opposite of pet safe pest control; it’s dangerous.
Simply put, errors in treatment and judgment are much more likely to occur if the quantity of customers is prioritized over the quality of service. Because a contractor is in a rush, he or she is more likely to make an error in judgment that could put your animals at risk.
Unfortunately, carelessness and negligence do lead to dangerous mistakes that can put your pets’ safety in peril. However, most pet control hazards can be avoided. There are ways to ensure that pest control is safe for pets, as outlined in more detail below.
At A.N.T. Pest Control, we treat each of our customers’ homes as if it is our own. As animal lovers ourselves, pet-friendly, pet safe pest control is something that we take very seriously. We are committed to taking our time to carefully evaluate each of our clients’ homes and yards and finding out exactly what kind of animals they own. Our highly-trained staff take the time to double and triple-check our proposed treatment methods before proceeding and use a careful four-step approach to service.
While we may not see as many clients in one day as some of our competitors, our track record of pet safety speaks for itself. Our pet safe pest control services are second to none, and we are committed to keeping it that way.
Why it’s Important
As a pet owner, you may cringe at the idea of applying chemical pesticides inside your home or around your yard; it seems inherently dangerous. However, certain pests, such as fleas, ticks, and rodents can actually make our pets sick. Fleas and ticks alone cause major problems among dogs and cats and must be addressed. This raises the question: are there pet-friendly and pet-safe chemical pesticides?
Pet Safe Pest Control
The answer is yes, but it is important that the right chemicals are selected, and careful procedures must be followed during the application of such chemicals. As such, an entire treatment plan must be formulated to ensure that the pests are eliminated and your pets are kept safe, whether it’s your home’s interior or exterior.
At A.N.T. Pest Control, we are experts in pet safe pest control and pet safe yard pest control. This is where knowledge, experience, attention to detail and a passion for animal safety all come into play.
How does A.N.T. Pest Control Perform Pet-Friendly & Safe Pest Control Services?
A.N.T. has a proven, four-step approach to safe, pet-friendly pest control services. Whether we’re working on the interior of your home or your yard, our unique approach will keep your pets happy and healthy while your property is freed of pests, and stays that way. Pet safe yard pest control is delicate and tricky, but achievable. We are careful to make sure that your pets are never at risk before, during or after treatment. All the dangers and risks can be mitigated and controlled with careful attention to detail.
Our approach is as follows:
- Step #1. Complete awareness of ALL pets in or around the structure. This is a process of gathering data about your property and pets. We will not only interview you to gather this information, but we will also do a thorough inspection of your property, making note of everything from koi ponds to reptile enclosures and cat towers. By making visual observations and having in-depth discussions with our clients, we have careful notes about what kind of animals you own and where they are located. This allows us to progress to step two.
- Step #2. Communicating the treatment process with the customer prior to application. The second step involves communicating with our client about the safest and most efficient treatment option. We carefully select the chemical pesticides we will be using to ensure the safety, health, and well-being of your pets.
Often, this involves temporarily removing your pets from the premises to avoid any accidental chemical exposure. We will pay careful attention to your yard. As mentioned, many of our clients have ponds containing fish. We understand the delicate eco-systems that fish and other aquatic creatures need to thrive, and we will never use harmful chemicals that could put your pets at risk. Pet-friendly outdoor pest control is an area of expertise for our company.
Of course, we will explain the process of what will be done during treatment and all of the relevant precautions we are taking. This is important because different animals react differently to various chemicals, so some treatments need to be substituted for others for the safety of your pets. A.N.T. always explains this information and discusses treatment options with our clients. Therefore, we will never apply chemicals without our clients’ knowledge and consent. Communication is a key part of our success.
- Step #3. Apply treatment exactly according to the label. We then will take action to execute treatment exactly according to the chemical’s label. The label is a legal document that provides exact directions on how to use, mix, apply and store a pesticide in a safe manner. We will never deviate from the manufacturer’s instructions and always err on the side of caution. Pet safe pest control means always paying careful attention.
- Step #4. Conclusion of Service. After the completion of treatment, we review what was done during the application a second time with our clients. Most importantly, we explain the process of when and how to bring pets back into the area in a safe manner. We always encourage our customers to reach out to us if they have any questions or concerns. Our team will answer any questions promptly and thoroughly. We treat every client’s home with the utmost respect, and that includes keeping their animals safe.
A.N.T. Pest Control has the knowledge, expertise, and experience to safely and effectively keep your home and yard free of pets in a safe, pet-friendly manner. This is accomplished by our four-step approach to pet safe pest control. Our approach includes paying strict attention to detail, following instructions carefully, and of course, communicating with our clients. Each treatment plan is as unique as our clients, and we wouldn’t have it any other day. It is our pleasure to serve you and keep you, your pets and your home happy and healthy.