Is Pest Control Safe for Pets?

July 25, 2016By

If you have pets around the house, then you probably try to avoid using harmful chemicals or anything that could hurt them. This can be a challenge if you’re also dealing with pests because many chemicals needed to kill pests can also harm your furry friends.

So what can be done if you have a pest problem and pets? Is there a safe alternative to traditional pest control? Let’s take a look.

Dangers of Pest Control for Pets

Pesticides are commonly used to control insects, germs, and rodents around the home. Sometimes, pesticides can even be applied to pets to kill ticks and fleas. Many pesticide products can be beneficial. However, the improper and/or poor use of them can harm your pets.

There are a few ways that animals can be impacted by pesticides. They can be exposed to the chemicals by absorbing it through their skin, breathing in the product and/or ingesting the product. Any risk of developing a health problem from pesticides depends on the toxicity of the pesticide and the amount they are exposed to.

Pet owners can minimize any potential problems by thoroughly following label directions, choosing lower toxicity pesticides, and minimizing the exposure their pet has to the pesticide during and after application.

Fischer Green Pro Provider

While it is possible to use lower toxicity pesticides, many people are starting to prefer the safer route of going with a green product. In fact, over the years, the movement toward “going green” has directly influenced many businesses, and pest management is no exception.

Green services are becoming a preferred choice among customers. We at Fischer Environmental are proud to announce that we are certified as “Green Pro” from the National Pest Management Association.

This is given to companies who offer outstanding pest management services as well as show a dedication to running their business in a way that is friendly to the environment.

Fischer Environmental Services offers the following GreenPro services:

  • Fischer’s Pest Prevention Program
  • Fischer’s Organic Lawn Care Program
  • Fischer’s Termite Protection Program

If you are looking for a more ‘green’ pest control solution, you are not alone. President Robert Kunst says that more consumers, around 61% in fact, are starting to look for pest control services they perceive as “green.”

Our company has realized that customers want to be confident that the services that have been performed in their homes are environmentally sensitive so these programs provided by us are safe for even the most vulnerable; including pets and children.

Environmental Responsibility Initiatives

Fischer Environmental Services has been serving the Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coast for over 60 years and we are committed to maintaining strict environmental responsibility initiatives because respect for the environment matters to every one of us.

When it comes to health safety and environmental issues, we provide safe, effective and quality services through the use of tested products and proven methods. We aim to be a leader in safety, health and environmental effects of the methods and products we use.

We know it’s our job to help people maintain healthy and vital surroundings, which is why we seek to reduce the harmful effects of pests and the diseases they carry. However, this can be dangerous if the right precautions are not taken.

It is our goal to use and apply all products safely. Our services are designed to provide the maximum benefit with minimal impact through selective, careful professional application. We believe the key to providing a quality, safe service is continual employee training through professional supervision and quality control.

Dealing with pests can be a frustrating problem, and finding a safe, effective solution can be even more intimidating. After all, no one wants to make a bad situation worse by spraying toxic chemicals and putting their pets at risk.

At Fischer Environmental Services, we realize that many of our customers want a pest control solution that will make them feel comfortable in their environment again. By using any one of our services, you can rest assured that the products we use are safe for your furry companions and the environment, while also being effective. Contact us today to learn more about our “green” services!

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