When you notice pests, calling a pest control company immediately comes to mind. But with a newborn baby in the home, your little one’s safety is your top priority. Horizon Pest Control understands your concerns and is prepared to answer all your questions to provide a safe, pest-free environment for you and your child. Here, we’ll take a closer look at everything you need to know about pest control around babies.
Beyond Chemicals: The Dangers Posed by Pests
Many parents worry about the use of chemicals, including pesticides, in or around their homes. This is especially relevant when a newborn joins the family. However, it’s important to remember that pests present more danger to your baby than properly used pesticides applied by trained specialists.
Rodents, ants, fleas, bedbugs, roaches, and other pests put your family at risk of bites, sores, rashes, and disease. These pests quickly contaminate food supplies and infiltrate the home before most homeowners are aware of their presence. Once they do, your baby’s developing immune system may not have the strength needed to fight off illnesses that would be minor in adults or even older children. Additionally, no parent wants their little one to experience pain, itchiness, and other discomforts. In some cases, your child may even be at risk of an allergic reaction to bees or other stinging pests. Because of this, you must eliminate pests as quickly as possible.
Pest Control without Chemicals
Keep in mind that pest control involves much more than simply spraying chemicals. In fact, some solutions require no pesticides at all. Horizon Pest Control technicians use Integrated Pest Management (IPM), a greener solution that reduces the need for pesticides. And IPM isn’t just good for the planet – it’s good for the health and safety of your baby. This approach relies on:
- Through inspections that identify the presence of pests and conditions that invite them
- Sealing window frames, cracks, crevices, and holes
- Using proper screens
- Foundation maintenance
- Vent and gutter cleaning
- Elimination of standing water
- Tree and shrubbery trimming
- More aggressive cleaning of problem areas
- Bait traps
When Pesticides Are Needed
When pesticides are required, we know how important it is for you to feel confident that your baby will be safe. Keep in mind that any chemicals used around or inside your home have been formulated for safe household use. Our technicians will always explain what’s being done, and you can check out comprehensive safety data sheets for the products we use for greater peace of mind.
In some cases, you and your family will need to leave the house for a few hours while the technician works. This is a great time to run some errands, visit a friend, or head to the park. When you return, avoid touching any treated surfaces until they are dry. The pest control specialist will let you know if any other safety precautions are necessary. Otherwise, you and baby can enjoy your newly pest-free home without worry.
Say Goodbye to Pests
A pest-free home is a happy home for every member of the family. If you’ve noticed insects, rodents, or other pests inside or outdoors, don’t hesitate – contact Horizon Pest Control. We’ve provided safe, effective pest control solutions for nearly fifty years, making us the trusted choice of Central and Northern New Jersey homeowners. To learn more or request a free inspection, call 888-612-2847 today.