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What Pest Control Options Are Safe for Pets?

We know you want to rid your home and property of pests and unwanted critters, but the last thing you want to do is put your pets at risk. This reservation has caused many homeowners to hesitate when it comes to pest control. While it’s smart to make calculated decisions to keep your furry friends safe, even a small delay can make a problem with pests grow exponentially.

The purpose of this guide is to point you toward products that are safe for pet owners to use. You won’t have to worry about their health, and you’ll be able to take care of pests quickly and effectively:

Bed Bug Killer

There’s no worse place to find pests than in your bed. How are you supposed to get a good night’s sleep with that thought in your head? You better grab yourself some bed bug killer right away just in case.

A foaming spray can be sprayed directly on your mattress, keeping bed bugs far away and ensuring peaceful rest every night. The spray is safe for pets and small children, but both should be kept out of the room during the initial spray. Let the concoction sit for a couple of hours before opening the room back up.

Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous earth (say that 10 times fast) is a fossilized form of freshwater algae. When ground out and added to the soil, it acts as a natural insecticide due to its unique properties. Insects rooting around the dirt interact with the earth and quickly dehydrate, driving them away or killing them off.

No need to fear, diatomaceous earth might be bad for bugs but it’s perfectly safe for your pets. The secret is in the mining of the earth. Only a few deposits have food-grade DE, and we make sure to only get our resources from said deposits. Our only precaution is to wear a mask when spreading DE, as it can be a bit dusty at first and can be dangerous when inhaled in large quantities. 

Flea and Tick Spray

As a pet owner, you’ve likely had at least one run-in with fleas or ticks (if you haven’t, brace yourself, it’s coming). These little pests love to burrow themselves into the soft fur of your cats and dogs. More than any other treatment, you want to make sure getting rid of fleas and ticks is a pet-friendly practice.

Harris’ flea and tick spray uses a water-based formula, free of the toxins and pesticides commonly found in other pest control products. Don’t be fooled by the description, this spray will still pack a wallop. Use this spray on carpet, in the yard, or in any crack and crevice on your property you fear might bring little biters into your home.  

You can find all of these products on our website. Start your search today to get rid of pests and give you and your pets the peace of mind you deserve.