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Termite Treatment and Pets-what are the Risks?

When you have termites, you know that you have a major problem in your home that you have to fix. You might be able to do this and you might be able to save your home. There are several treatments that you can do, and your exterminator will be able to help you decide which of these treatments is best for you. As you get ready for the treatment, you are probably thinking about removing yourself from the home, along with your family. You have been told to cover all of the food or remove it from the home, as well as anything that much allow the chemicals to seep into it, such as fabrics. However, are you thinking about your pets? Your pets are very important to you, and you must take ever precaution when it comes to termite treatment.

First of all, there are several things to remember. If you are going to leave your home during the termite treatment, you absolutely must take your pets with you. Remember that if a place is not suitable for people, it is not suitable for pets. This is an absolute fact. Remember that this should include all of your pets, the dogs and cats, as well as the small animals. You are probably already planning on taking them with you, and that is great. But there are many other things that you have to remember.

First of all, there are some treatments for termites that don’t’ require you to leave your home because they are not harmful to people. This, however, does not mean that they are not harmful to pets. Any time that there are chemicals sprayed in or around your home, your pet is in danger. Your pet is in more danger than you are, for several reasons.

One is that a pet is smaller than a person. This means that when a treatment consists of something that is too small to hurt a person, it might not be too small to hurt a dog or a cat or another pet. The bottom line is that animals and pets are very small and are very susceptible to poisoning. Even if you think it is safe for you to stay, remove your pet right away.

There are other reasons that you have to be extra careful with your pets and termite treatments. One is that your pets are right down there on the floor where the termites live, and therefore where they are being killed. The pets do not worry about what they eat or what they lick, or where they smell, in the same way that you would. You can tell when something is poison and when you should not eat it or drink it or smell it. A dog or cat cannot tell this and is going to be even more likely to get sick from it.

There are other things that you have to think about with your pets and termite treatments. First of all, many of the treatments take place out side your home. They might have your family, along with your pets, leave the home while the treatment is taking place. Then, you will be able to return. This might mean that it is safe inside of your home, but it might not mean that it is safe outside of your home.

When you have a pet, they are going to spend a lot of time outside of your home. Remember that foundations and exteriors of your home will have been sprayed with poisons. Often, there is much more of this that is used outside because the people don’t live outside, so therefore more poison can be used. This is good for getting rid of termites, but it will be deadly for your dog. When your dog is outside of his house, he will be biting and scratching and even licking at the places where there is poison. Therefore, after a termite treatment, you need to keep your dog off of the areas that have been treated until it is safe. You should talk to the exterminators about this and see how long it will take. It might mean that you have to walk your dog across the street or not let your cat out to play for a long time. However, this will be worth it as it will keep your animals alive. Getting rid of termites is great for a house and great for the people that live there. However, it is not great for the pets. So be sure that you keep them safe so they can lead long and happy lives.

Source by Grant Eckert

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