We all love summer. It’s the time for long-awaited vacations, beach days, and backyard barbecues.
Unfortunately, pests also love summer, and they may start to pop up more as the weather warms up.
As the temperatures rise, insects are the last thing you want to see in your home or business. And, when you have pets, getting rid of insects gets even harder.
Here are five pet-friendly pest control ideas to keep the pests away.
1. Start With Pest Prevention
The best pest control safe for animals is to avoid a pest problem and stop it before it happens.
Wet mop your floors and take the trash out daily to keep pests away. There are many products labeled as pet-friendly that advertise their ability to keep insects at bay. Unfortunately, they are filled with chemicals that could prove harmful to animals and pests might develop a resistance to them.
2. Sprinkle Some Natural Solutions
There are a number of non-toxic solutions available that can take on minor pest problems without negative consequences for your furry friends.
For indoors, try sprinkling diatomaceous earth wherever pests gather. This powder made from fossil remains of tiny organisms called diatoms will dehydrate the exoskeletons of any pests that come in contact with it. Be sure to use a food-grade product that is safe for humans and animals.
3. Get Creative With Household Goods
You may not realize that many of the household goods you already have on hand can help prevent pests.
Homemade garlic and mint spray can easily be mixed using items you have on hand. Spray it in your garden to keep the pests away. You can also combine one part vinegar, two parts water, and 10-15 drops of peppermint oil in a spray bottle for a natural cleaning product that pests will hate.
4. Hire a Pet-Friendly Exterminator
If DIY isn’t your thing, or if you have a larger pest problem in your home or business, it may be time to call an exterminator.
However, exterminators use harsh chemicals. You will want to let them know that you have pets. It is also a good idea to remove your pet’s food and water bowls and keep the pets outside while the exterminators are at work.
5. Take Matters Into Your Own Hands
If you want to avoid the harsh chemicals used by exterminators or aren’t able to shut everything down while the exterminator works you are likely ready to take pest control matters into your own hands.
Cryonite might be the right solution for you. The Cryonite machine uses cold to kill pests, which is non-toxic and effective.
Even more, you don’t need a special license to use it. Once you’ve read the training manual, you are ready to get to work. You can use it over and over again, making it an important part of your proactive pest control and saving on exterminator costs.
Practice Pet-Friendly Pest Control Always
Whether you’re looking to eliminates pests in a pet store, zoo, veterinarian’s office, or even your home, your pest control methods should be carefully selected to make sure you aren’t putting animals at risk. Pet-friendly pest control practices are always a good idea.
For a safe and effective solution that will keep your home or business pest-free without any of the challenges that chemical pesticides present, learn more about the Cryonite system and eliminate pests once and for all.