When it comes to pests, they can present health concerns for all involved, especially young children. And while kids can have a sense of curiosity, it’s important to draw a line and deter them from being near pests.
- Teach them about the dangers
As kids grow up, we spend a lot of time identifying dangers to them. We explain to them to not stick their fingers into active electrical outlets; we tell them when a stove is on, it can burn them; we tell them to wear a helmet when riding a bike or rollerblading, etc. And we teach them these things and find ways to deter them so that they ultimately do not get hurt.
The same lessons have to be offered with pests, whether that pest is a cockroach or a rat. Different pests present different dangers. With cockroaches it’s a case of mostly filth and disease. With spiders it’s their bite and poison. But regardless, kids need to be educated on these dangers. If you fail to draw a line in the sand early on about how your children should react to pests, then they won’t have a great knowledge of how to handle them in the future.
- Teach them about insect sprays and traps
The main ways in which most people handle pest problems besides hiring a pest management professional is through sprays and traps. While these are good ways to handle minor pest problems, you still need to inform your kids of health effects such sprays and traps have. First of all, you shouldn’t have your kids handling sprays or traps until they are old enough to understand how to properly use them.
Insect sprays should not be used excessively as the chemicals can be harmful in high dosages. Similarly, traps need to laid carefully and avoided by humans and their pets. Things such as rat poison should be placed and then left alone completely. If using surface spray, they must be used for the appropriate territory they deal with (inside vs outside). Our advice is that your children shouldn’t handle any of these home treatments until they have at least entered their early teens.
After all, most insect sprays and traps require you to keep them away from children. They need to fully understand these products before they ever use them, otherwise it could be detrimental to their health; not just the pests.
It all depends on the age of the child on whether he is old enough to understand what are pests and pest control but that doesn’t mean that you can’t exercise caution as elders because these termites do severe damage even for the floors and walls that come from as reputed a company as given in the website www.zothexflooring.com, which makes it important for kids to know about sprays and traps.
- Pest management service provider
While you can teach your kids about the dangers of pests and how to properly use insect sprays/traps, the best way to protect your kids from pests is by having your home treated for infestations. When using a pest management professional such as Goode Pest Control, you’ll be provided with detailed reports of each treatment and given advice on how to maintain your home’s resistance to pests. And as always, if the pests return, so do we!