Is Pest Control Safe for Kids and Pets?

When it comes to keeping our homes free of pests, we want to ensure that the methods used to control them are safe for our children and pets. Fortunately, residential pest control can be done in a way that is both effective and safe for everyone in the home. In this blog post, we will explore some of the ways that Standard Pest Control’s residential pest control is safe for kids and pets, as well as what sets us apart from your average pest control provider. 


1. Low-toxicity products


One of the ways that our team of expert technicians keep our residential pest control packages safe for children and pets is by using low-toxicity products. These products are designed to be effective at controlling pests while also being safe for humans and animals. Our team will use products that are specifically labeled for either indoor or outdoor use and that have been approved by regulatory bodies such as the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA). This means that they have been tested and found to be safe for use in our homes.


2. Targeted treatments

Our expert technicians also use targeted treatments to control pests. Rather than applying products throughout the entire home, they focus on areas where pests are most likely to be found. This approach minimizes the amount of product that is used and helps to reduce the risk of exposure to children and pets. For example, if a home has an ant infestation, our technician may apply the product around the perimeter of the home, near doors and windows, and in areas where ants are commonly found. We never complete blanket applications, nor do we allow heavy spray treatments of general areas. This ensures as little product is used as possible, we find this to be the safest and more effective form of pest control. 


3. Professional expertise

Our team of pest control professionals have the expertise and knowledge to use products safely and effectively. They are trained to follow specific guidelines for product application and to take precautions to minimize risks. For example, they may use protective equipment such as gloves and masks, and they may advise homeowners to keep children and pets away from treated areas for a specific period of time. With their years of experience, you can rest easy knowing that they are using the safest possible measures when performing pest control at your home.


4. Prevention methods

Prevention is key when it comes to pest control. Our team will work with homeowners to identify potential entry points for pests and recommend ways to prevent infestations from occurring in the first place. This could include sealing cracks and crevices, keeping food stored properly, and reducing moisture levels in the home. By taking preventative measures, homeowners can reduce the need for extermination treatments altogether. We believe that by being proactive with pest control, rather than reactive can greatly reduce the amount of product needed to keep your home pest free year round.


In conclusion, residential pest control can be done in a way that is safe for kids and pets. Our technicians always use low-toxicity products, targeted treatments, professional expertise, and prevention methods to ensure that pests are controlled while minimizing risks to humans and animals.