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What To Do With Pets When Exterminator Comes?

You may need the help of an exterminator when battling a pest infestation in your home. Before the exterminator arrives, you’ll need to take special precautions to protect your pets.

Remove & Separate

Remove all your pets from the area where the exterminator will be working. Keeping them separated will protect them from coming in contact with any hazardous chemicals used by the exterminator.

Find A Safe Place

Find a safe place for your pets to stay for the duration of the extermination process. You can ask a friend or family member to watch them or take them to a boarding facility. Make sure to tell the person in-charge which chemicals the exterminator will be using so that they can prepare accordingly.

Upon Return

Once the extermination is complete, remove all protective clothing (gloves, masks, etc.) and wash your hands before handling your pets. It’s also a good idea to give your pets a bath; especially if the exterminator used any dark colored sprays.

Additional Tips

  • Ensure all pets are up to date with their flea and tick medication.
  • Keep pets away from any areas where the exterminator has worked.
  • Vacuum all carpets, rugs, and furniture after the exterminator is gone.

It may be inconvenient to find a place for your pets to stay during extermination, but it’s important to keep them safe. If you take the proper precautions, you can rest assured that your pets will be safe when the exterminator comes to your home.

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