How to Keep Babies and Small Children Protected from Pests

Want to keep your babies or small children far from bugs and pests? Well, if you answered yes, the following tips from Empire Pest Control Ltd will help you do the same:

Make your house pest free

When it comes to protecting your small ones from pests, your first step should be making your house pest free. To do that, you can seal all the holes around your house with wire mesh or steel wool. Other than that, it is important to fit screens on your doors and windows that help prevent bugs from coming inside. It is also recommended that you keep all your food products in sealed containers and get rid of any waste by placing the same inside a sealed bin. In addition, if you have still water around your house in birdbath, planters etc., replace the same using fresh water at least once a week. Additionally, it is a good idea to keep all your surroundings very clean every single day.

Help your baby be safe

There is plenty of pest control advice that can keep your baby safe whether you are outdoors or indoors. You can do that by using baby products that do not smell. This works because pests are usually attracted to smelly soaps, body lotions etc. Other than that, you should always dress your babies and children using long sleeved clothes. It is a good idea to use a hat and a pair of socks, too. In addition to that, you can make use of a net whenever your baby is in a stroller outside the house to prevent mosquito bites from harming the baby.

Use the right products

Whenever you decide to use a pest repellent, make sure that it does not have more than 30 percent of DEET content. Other than that, you can try to make use of natural preventive measures as much as possible. Also, when using a chemical product, always make it a point to read the directions carefully, and then follow them. Wash your hands with a soap or hand wash after you touch any chemical. Also, when spraying a chemical directly on your child or baby, skip the areas near mouth and eyes. Mosquitoes, rodents, fleas and many other bugs can be prevented from disturbing your loved ones by using the right chemicals. In fact, there are many good fox control products too which work well if used smartly.

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