Are pest control chemicals harmful to pets?

Are pest control chemicals harmful to pets?

If you’re anything like us your pets are just a smaller, furrier member of the family and you would hate to think there’s something you might do that could potentially put them in harm's way.

Here at Abolish Termite & Pest Management we do everything possible to make sure that your pets are safe and sound when we conduct a termite treatment. The products we use are not only of the highest standard, but meet all Australian requirements when it comes to the safety of your pets.

What types of chemicals do we use to treat termites?

Here at Abolish we have searched high and low, researched, asked questions and shortlisted a huge range of products to choose and we realised that Fipforce products were the best on the market. They’re made in Australia so they suit our conditions and they’re effective without being harmful to your pets.

Like all termiticides, it’s worth remembering that it is a poison and it’s designed to kill termites. Any poison should be treated with respect and if you have pets, it’s important that you know what to do when your house is treated for termites.

Are there precautions I need to put in place after getting a termite treatment?

If you’re considering having a termite treatment completed by Abolish, it’s a good idea that pets should not be allowed in the rooms that are being treated. It’s also a good idea to cover or remove any open food and water containers.

If you happen to be a fish lover and have aquariums it’s best to cover or remove (as applicable) any fish ponds, aquariums, etc before we start our termite treatments.

How long before my pets can come into my house after a termite treatment?

It’s important to keep pets and animals out of your home or rooms that have been treated for at least 24 hours to enable the termiticide to dry completely so it won’t harm your pets.