How to Stay Safe When Dealing With Rodents and Wildlife in Your Home | Trapping USA

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When animals invade your home, they can bring plenty of risk along with them. Diseases, bacteria, allergies, and asthma are just a few of the dangers that can accompany rodents and other animals. Additionally, many manners of dealing with these unwelcome guests can be harmful to your family, like the use of pesticides and poisons.

If there are rodents or other wildlife living inside your home, here are a few ways you can stay safe and avoid exposing your children to potential threats.

  • Make sure all of your food is tightly sealed and put away. The last thing you want is to have the food your family eats be contaminated by dirty, disease-carrying animals.
  • If you choose to use pesticides, pick the right ones. Some pesticides are specifically geared towards dealing with certain bugs or animals. Also, tamper-proof bait traps tend to be a safe choice because the have a low risk of accidental exposure to pesticide. That means your children are less likely to come in contact with harmful chemicals.
  • Read all of the directions on any product you buy. If the pesticide says only to use it outside, don’t spray it inside. Follow any step-by-step instructions that come with the product, and always make sure people and objects are removed from the area before applying the pesticide.
  • Do not touch any rodents or animals with your bare hands. Whether they are alive or dead, the bodies can carry dangerous diseases, so always use protect gloves if you must pick one up. Additionally, live animals can scratch and bite, so use necessary caution if you must approach one.

The safest way to deal with rodents and wildlife in your home? Call in a professional like Trapping USA. The company’s trusted representatives will handle the dangerous parts of animal removal for you. They will also help prevent animals from invading again in the future and handle any cleanups that need to be conducted after the elimination. Contact Trapping USA today to schedule an appointment by visiting You can also call 469-481-6552 (Dallas) or 1-832-474-7755 (Houston).

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