Q: Are Pest Pro’s insecticide treatments children and pet friendly?
A: Yes, they are safe for children and warm blooded pets. We recommend letting the insecticide dry completely before allowing children or pets to touch the treated areas. Once it dries completely it is safe for children and warm blooded pets.
Birds and cold blooded animals like fish, arachnids and reptiles are especially vulnerable to insecticides. Best practices for these pets are to cover their cages or aquariums with a sheet or towels while we treat to limit insecticide exposure.
Q: What happens if my child or warm blooded pet touches or licks the insecticide before it has dried?
A: It won’t cause death or major illness. However, they may feel a sick to their stomach. Babies, puppies and kittens are especially vulnerable and may need to seek medical attention.
Q: Are Pest Pro’s mouse and rat bait stations child and pet safe?
A: Our bait stations are professional grade and required a key to open. They are child, cat and small dog resistant. However, large dogs can chew through the bait stations. If you have a large dog we will put the stations in places where the dogs can’t get to, like under the kitchen sink and behind the stove. On the exterior we can put pavers or rocks on top of the stations to help deter your dog from disturbing them.
Q: I own a business building and/or an apartment complex. Does Pest Pro treat for those and what is the price?
A: Yes. For large buildings we have a technician come out and give you a quote. We would be happy to schedule a time for them to come and take a look.
Q: How do you treat for gophers?
A: Our technician will inspect your yard and find the tunnels the gophers have made. They will then make a small hole into their tunnel system. From there they will place about two tablespoons of professional grade gopher bait down into their tunnel and close up the hole.
Q: Are gopher treatments safe for non-target animals like my children or pets.
A: Our gopher treatments are extremely safe for children and non-target animals because the bait is about 8″ underground. The only time we have a concern is if your dog is already trying to dig up the gophers. In that case, we would recommend fencing off the area where we treat or placing a sheet of plywood over the mounds that we treat.
Q: I think that I may have moles?
A: Utah is lucky and doesn’t have moles. You likely have gophers or voles.
Q: Do you release any trapped skunks, rats or raccoons?
A: We are required by state law to humanely euthanize these animals. Spotted skunks, however are native to Utah and we can release them back into the wild.
Q: Do you treat for bats or pigeons?
A: Yes. We can’t give you a quote over the phone, but we can schedule a time for a technician to take a look.
Q: What is the treatment process like for a general treatment?
A: We go around the exterior of your home and spray the foundation, and a few feet away from it. We also spray around the window sills and door frames. For the interior we spray along the baseboards, window sills and door frames.
Q: Do I need to move my furniture for a general treatment?
A: No. Our techs are able to get behind beds, desks, etc. with their spraying wands.