Pets and Pests Control
Sean LaGasse Sr. – HomeRun Pest Control gets asked alot “is this treatment safe for my pets and our children?“ And there are a few solid answers that he walks our customers through so they can feel most confident in the pest control process.
- The Pest Control industry has been around for more than 70 years. The Pest Control industry is incredibly highly regulated by the department of agriculture, the USDA, the FDA, and the EPA. Chemicals have very stringent procedures that they must go through before they are ever introduced into the marketplace, and most chemicals that are used today have been around for more than 40 years. If any manufacturer produced a chemical that was even .01% possible to harm pets, that pesticide manufacturer would be out of business in their first year!
2. People love their pets as much, or even more than they love other humans! The society we live in today, unfortunately, is pretty “sue happy”. And if they had an opportunity to sue a manufacturer or an applicator of pesticides and herbicides, termiticides, or insecticides, they would do so in a moment. So, from a financial perspective and a legal perspective, you can be certain that pesticides are safe for your home, your family, and your family’s pets.
3. The science of pest control is an oil-based living microbial delivery system. When Pest Controls spray insecticide inside or outside your home, it is an oil-based product that has living microbes dwelling in the oils that affect the insect’s nervous system once they have come in contact with it. Many pesticides are undetectable to the insect, and they are not a quick-kill product. This means they get the oil on their little bodies and then they begin to walk around inside their colony or nest, which is slowly delivering that oil all over that dwelling place. Ultimately the other insects also wander through these chemicals, having the same encounter inside the nest, and over a period of hours the chemical gets spread and slowly the insects begin to die off. So when you are thinking about an ant, or even a roach or spider, we realize these have no real body weight at all. If placed on a scale, they would register in grams or even milligrams, possibly micrograms but not in pounds. So a small dog or a small child’s body weight and mass are hundreds of times greater than the insect, and then you can understand how you can target these zero body weight insects for termination without harming a human or a pet in any way shape, or form.