Is Pest Control Treatment Safe for Babies?

July 15th, 2022
by Greg Verjan

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There is nothing more important than protecting your baby. Did you know that young children are more susceptible to harmful pesticides than adults? Although pest control measures can be harmful to babies, exposure to harmful pests can also be dangerous for your child. At Turin Pest Control, we are committed to helping you manage pests using the safest methods possible. Our pest control services use limited chemicals, and we employ safe application practices to limit any possible contact . If you need pest control with a baby in the house, our team is standing by to answer your questions and help. 

Why can pest control be dangerous for babies?

At Turin Pest Control, we always try to limit chemical exposure for all of our clients, but we adjust our plans differently for families with young children. Small children have immature lungs and kidneys that are unable to remove pesticides from their bodies as effectively as adults. Additionally, using their tiny hands to crawl on the floors exposes them to chemicals and contaminants. As you know, it is just a matter of time before their hands go in their mouths. Because babies have no concept of germs, they will readily put their hands and anything else in their mouths. Although the thought of pest control can be scary for parents, an exterminator that has safety for babies in mind will help you address the pest problem without putting your child at risk. If you have a baby in your home, be sure to let us know before we come out so we can build a customized safe solution for your family. 

How can avoiding pest control be dangerous?

Avoiding pest control altogether is not a good solution to avoid dangers for your baby. Pests leave fecal matter and skin behind, which can impact your air quality and cause allergy concerns. Some bugs like fleas, flies, and mosquitoes can carry diseases and germs that can contaminate your home and food. Ticks are especially dangerous because they have been linked to serious health concerns like Lyme disease. We can help you control and prevent these pests from endangering your child. 

Is pest control safe for babies?

Although pest control cannot be 100% risk-free, the dangers of pests in your home outweigh the minimal risks involved when using targeted pest control methods. At Turin Pest Control, we like to limit exposure for little ones. Therefore, we are committed to providing the safest solutions that we feel comfortable using in our own homes with our children.

How long after pest control can I bring baby home?

Before we start your pest control services, we will provide guidance about bringing your baby home. It is important to note that some methods are safe immediately after application, but staying away for a few hours may be necessary with others. The methods we use will depend on the state of your home. More drastic methods may be necessary for serious infestations. Regardless of whether we are treating preventatively or treating an infested home, we will always use the safest methods possible.

The Turin Pest Control family is standing by to help protect your family, especially your little ones. Schedule a visit today to start your safe pest control!


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