There’s nothing more horrible than knowing there are pests scuttling round your home. Just the thought of it is enough to make your skin crawl. However, what’s even more concerning for homeowners is the risks involved of having a pest infestation in your home. This is especially true if you have babies or toddlers.
It’s common knowledge to almost everyone that household pests can cause a lot of health issues such as asthma, allergies, skin and eye irritations – the list goes on and on. Not to mention the bacteria and diseases pests carry with them into your home.
As well as the risk of having pests in your home transmitting diseases to your baby, it can also be a huge worry to use pesticides around young children. Knowing your pest control options as a parent can help you manage any pest infestations and reduce the risk of your baby being exposed to pest diseases.
Here are some different ways you can approach pest elimination without having to risk the safety of your baby.
- Rodents – Eliminating rodents food supply will keep rats and mice out of your home. The main thing rodents are looking for is a great source of food. It’s best to check around your home too, and seal any cracks or entry points a rodent could use to get into your home. If you want to use traps, make sure they are well away from children and pets.
- Fleas – When you have pets who spend time outdoors, you’ve most probably had to deal with fleas at some point. Babies are particularly at risk of flea bites, and the diseases that fleas carry. Try keeping your pets away from places that fleas are commonly found, such as dark areas of your garden. Remove any fleas that your pets have picked up with a flea treatment, and make sure to vacuum your home thoroughly.
- Cockroaches – Probably the most dangerous pest to a baby is cockroaches. They are absolutely riddled with diseases and bacteria that when transmitted to your baby can be very dangerous – even deadly. Making sure you house is clean, and cleaning up crumbs and spillages will help to stop cockroaches infesting your home. Remember that cockroaches are very dangerous for the health of your baby, so if you do see one on your property, get in touch with a professional pest control company like Empire Pest Control.
- Bed bugs – This pest can infest your home very quickly without even being noticed. If they get into your baby’s bedding, they will bite and make your child very uncomfortable. Getting rid of bed bugs takes the help of a professional pest controller. It’s very difficult to get rid of bed bugs without the help of an expert.
To keep your baby safe from any type of common household pests, get in touch with an expert pest controller in your area for more prevention and extermination advice. Always remember that prevention is better than the cure, so put a pest prevention routine in place in your home to keep your child protected from pests.