Are Termite Treatments Safe?
If all safety precautions are taken and the process is done by a professional, termite treatments are safe for you and your family
Several treatments used to eliminate termites involve chemicals that could be dangerous if not handled properly. If administered by a professional, termite control products are quite safe and people do not typically suffer from any residual effects. If proper precautions are taken before and after termite treatment, there’s no reason to worry about you or your family’s safety.
Safety of Liquid Termiticides
Liquid termite treatments are known for their effectiveness, but what about their safety? While most liquid termiticides contain a chemical that is toxic to people and pets, it is only toxic when the product is first applied. Once dry, the termiticide is safe. One of the top performing termiticides is odorless and water-based. If applied professionally by an expert, the treatment is nonharmful to plants or your yard and is only effective against pest problems. Regular checkups from a professional termite exterminator can ensure the product remains safe as well as effective.
Are Bait Stations Safe?
The formula contained with bait stations are designed specifically for termites: no other insects, animals, or people should be affected by it. The bait stations are installed securely and are regularly serviced to ensure they are working properly. There has been no evidence of bait contaminating plants, or other insects. If pets or children dug up the stations and even ingest anything, there is no reason to panic. The bait contained is completely safe for pets and people.
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Other treatments that are typically safer and less invasive include orange oil, baiting systems, nematodes, fungi, sand, borates (or borax), and even heat treatments. No matter the method used, a professional termite pest control expert can make sure it is administered in a way that will be safe for you, your family, and your pets.
Are Termite Treatments Safe? in Georgia
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