Is Pest Control Safe for Babies?

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For parents, especially of newborns and small children, opting in to pest control services can be a big decision. We understand how important the health and safety of you and your family are when choosing an annual protection plan against pests. We’ll help you weigh your options. 

Dangerous Household Pests  

It’s no secret that there are many different pests Long Island homeowners deal with. From some of the smallest, like fleas and mites, to larger, furrier critters like mice and rats, these pests come with a range of behaviors and risks.  

Here are a few of the most common household pests that can be dangerous to babies:  

House Spiders 

House spiders are a common pest for Long Island homeowners. While they’re not usually harmful, they can cause bites that become itchy and inflamed, which will either go away on their own after a few days or after treatment with an over-the-counter product. 

Wolf Spiders 

Wolf spiders can be intimidating due to their large size, and in large numbers, can be a nuisance. They will bite if you enter their territory, however their bites are rarely serious.  

Black Widow Spiders 

Black widow spiders are serious, and their bites can be accompanied by nausea, increased blood pressure, and vomiting—serious and scary side effects for babies that require immediate medical attention. 

Little Black Ants 

While they don’t bite, little black ants can contaminate food with Salmonella and other various diseases. They’re known to roam households across Long Island and spread harmful bacteria. 

Oriental Roaches 

Oriental roaches are well-known for contaminating food and spreading disease throughout homes. They carry pathogens on their bodies which can cause vomiting, fever, and diarrhea. Children are particularly susceptible to their feces and shed skins which can trigger severe asthma attacks. 

German Roaches 

German roaches are carriers for multiple serious diseases and parasites, such as Salmonella, e. coli, and pinworms. They’re known to spread these pathogens, urine, and feces throughout residential homes, and like Oriental Roaches, their feces and shed skins they leave behind can trigger serious asthma attacks in children. 

House Mice 

House mice carry and transmit serious diseases including Hantavirus, Leptospirosis, and Lymphocytic diseases. They can also introduce other pests like fleas, mites, and ticks into your home. 

Norway Rats 

Like house mice, Norway rats are a common household pest for Long Island homeowners which can transmit a variety of diseases, including rat-bite fever and salmonellosis. Their scratches and bites require immediate medical attention, and their odor can trigger allergic reactions and breathing problems. 

Green Pest Control to the Rescue! 

Because of the serious risks associated with many common household pests on Long Island, it’s important to find a pest control service that can prevent and eliminate pests while protecting your family. Suburban Exterminating understands the need for pest control services that tick both boxes, which is why we offer green pest control services that allow you to eradicate pest issues without worry. 

Suburban Exterminating is Green Shield-Certified and Members of: 

  • U.S. EPA’s Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program 
  • National Pest Management Association 
  • Long Island Pest Control Association 
  • Entomological Association of America 
  • Integrated Pest Management of North America 

If it is determined that your pest problem can only be resolved with the use of pesticides, Suburban Exterminating will select pesticides which are recognized as green or organic. Pesticides are used only as a last resort. 

So, Is Pest Control Safe for Babies? 

When implemented properly, pest control services can absolutely be safe around babies. For more information, call or text (631/516) 864-6900. 

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