Written by Bindu Raichura
Do you have pests troubling you? Do you have a small baby at home? Now, that’s a fix, isn’t it? You can’t let the pests thrive around in a house, especially with a small baby around, nor can you do pest control, right? Wrong! You can definitely do pest control around your house even if you have a small baby at home.
It is in fact important you keep the house free of rodents and other insects that can cause harm to your infant. You just need to be careful and do it the right way. No, don’t you worry. We shall guide you about doing pest control with a baby in the house.
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The biggest question lurking in any parent’s mind is – is pest control safe for babies?
It is safe as long as you exercise caution and get an experienced person to do it for you. If you are planning to do it yourself, ensure you follow all safety instructions and keep your baby away from the area for a few hours at least.
Pest control, when done wrong, can be harmful to not just your baby but you and other adults in the house as well. Some of the risks involved are:
Prevention is the first step in pest control. Keep your house free of clutter and attack areas where the infestation of pests is high. If your house has too many food crumbs lying around and is not swept or mopped on a regular basis, it can be a rather conducive environment for pests.
When you have decided to go with pest control, minimize the risks in the following ways:
Finding a baby-friendly pest control company can be challenging. Some might claim to be baby safe but in reality, might not be so complete. As a parent, it is your responsibility to ensure your baby is well protected.
Here is how you can choose an exterminator safe for babies:
Are termites dangerous to infants? Most definitely yes, and so is too much pesticide to get rid of those termites. Sometimes even the best pesticide in the market may not be enough to get rid of those pesky pests. This does not mean you should use more pesticides that are not recommended. As long as you follow the instructions and keep your baby away from the area sprayed and the products, pest control can be safe.
Read Also: Childproofing Your Home: Do It The Right Way
Bindu’s background in English literature paved the way for her writing career. Her vast experience in content across different genres has proved her strong point as a successful writer.Read more.
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