Termite Treatments: Are They Safe For My Family & Pets?

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Are you dealing with termites and need help with treatments that are safe for your family and furry friends? You’re not alone. As a responsible pet owner or parent, you want to ensure your chosen termite treatment doesn’t harm your loved ones or the environment. In this article, we discuss common queries on whether termite treatments are safe for pets and families, the many types of termite treatments, and more to help you get rid of termites for good!

Are Termite Treatments Safe for Pets?

As a pet owner, you want to provide a safe and comfy environment for your furry friends. And when it comes to tackling termites, you may be concerned about whether termite treatments are safe for dogs or other pets. 

The answer? It depends on the type of treatment and how it’s applied.

Some termite treatments are more toxic than others, and exposure to certain chemicals could pose a risk to your pets. For example, fumigation is an effective termite treatment method that requires you and your pets to vacate your home for a few days until the gas dissipates. 

However, even after you return, some residual chemicals may be harmful to your pets if ingested or if they come into contact with them.

Pet-Friendly Termite Treatments

The good news? Less toxic and more targeted, pet-friendly termite treatments are available.  

Termite baiting, for example, uses bait stations to attract and kill termites. The bait contains a slow-acting growth regulator, which is shared with the rest of the colony, eventually wiping out the entire infestation. The bait itself isn’t even classed as a poison, and we can use a few alternatives if required to ensure that they pose no risk to your pets. 

We understand your pets’ safety is a top priority. That’s why it’s crucial to engage a professional pest control company to advise you on the best and safest termite treatment option for your situation. Rest assured, with our expertise, you can find an effective and pet-safe termite treatment solution.

Are Termite Treatments Harmful to Children?

Another question you may have is whether termite treatments are harmful to your children. 

The answer is much the same as for pets; it depends on the type of termite treatment and how it’s applied. Some termiticide products are more hazardous than others, and some may pose a risk to your children if they’re exposed to them. 

For example, injecting Arsenic Trioxide into termite tunnels can be effective; however, it can pose a risk to children (and adults, too). 

If your children play in the yard, disturb the area, and breathe in the dust, they could experience adverse effects such as nausea, headaches, skin irritation, or much worse. We know what you’re thinking: “That’s a huge no, no, and NO!”

Family-Friendly Termite Treatments

So, let’s look at more kid and environment-friendly termite treatments.

A great example is termite barriers, which are chemical barriers applied under the surface into the soil around your house to deter termites from entering. 

The products are applied under the surface using natural termiticides to give an effective yet safe for children barrier to your home. The bottom line is this. Some termite treatments can be harmful to children, but only if you choose the wrong type of treatment or misapply it.

Types of Eco-Friendly Termite Treatments

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Termite Baiting Systems

Termite baiting systems use bait stations to lure and eliminate termites. The bait contains a slow-acting growth regulator that termites ingest and share with their nestmates, eventually wiping out the entire colony. The bait stations are discreet and tamper-resistant, so they pose no risk to your pets or children.

Termite Barriers

If you’re looking to safeguard your property from termite damage, termite barriers are a practical solution. Chemical barriers create a treated area around the building, repelling or eliminating termites. 

By installing termite barriers, you can ensure your property remains safe and secure from termite infestation. Think of it as a termite perimeter guard who’s always on duty but can’t be seen by the enemy! With the many types of termiticides on the market, a professional can determine the most effective and safest method for eliminating termites based on your home.  

State-Of-The-Art Swatbot

Our exclusive termite inspection and treatment solution, Swatbot, can access hard-to-reach areas and evict termites where no other pest company can! Small but mighty, the Swatbot is a remote-controlled termite inspection and treatment robot. It navigates through narrow spaces to deliver precise and effective termite treatment without the use of harmful chemicals – making it the ultimate pet and eco-friendly termite solution.

Book an Eco-Friendly Termite Treatment Today

If you’re looking for a pet- and family-safe termite treatment in Perth, leave it to the team at Swatapest. We’re a family-owned and operated pest control company that has been serving Perth for over 15 years. Our experience, knowledge, and equipment allow us to handle any termite problem, whether big or small. 

We use the latest technology and techniques to inspect, treat, and prevent termite infestations while ensuring the safety of your pets, children, and the environment. 

We’re ready to help you eliminate termites and protect your property and health. Don’t let termites ruin your home or business; contact Swatapest today.

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