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Health and Safety Precautions to Take While Doing Pest Control

Health and Safety Precautions to Take While Doing Pest Control

We at Central Pest Control will always carry out a risk assessment site survey, by a licensed and trained surveyor.

Witnessing pests scurrying through your home can be unsettling, but addressing the issue with pest control methods shouldn’t add to your concerns. Whether you’re considering professional pest control services or opting for a do-it-yourself approach, prioritizing safety is paramount. Overlooking safety precautions during pest control can present unexpected challenges for you and your loved ones. Let’s explore the essential safety measures to ensure a secure pest control process at home.

Top 6 Pest Control Safety Precautions:

  1.     Ensuring the Safety of Your Children and Pets: Before commencing any pest control treatment, take proactive steps to safeguard the well-being of your children and pets. Arrange for them to stay elsewhere temporarily to prevent accidental exposure to the chemicals used in pest control solutions.
  1.     Securely Covering and Storing Food: During pest control procedures, diligently cover and securely store all food items to prevent contamination from pesticides or other chemical agents. Proper storage practices maintain the safety of your food supply and reduce the risk of exposure to harmful substances.
  1.     Being Present During Pest Control Sessions: Even if you’ve enlisted the help of professionals, it’s advisable to be present during the pest control treatment. Your presence enables you to provide valuable insights into pest sightings and problem areas, ensuring that the treatment is targeted and effective.(Depending on our risk assessment findings)
  1.     Avoiding Contact with Treated Surfaces: Exercise caution and refrain from touching surfaces treated with pest control chemicals to minimize the risk of exposure. Chemical residues may linger on surfaces, potentially leading to allergic reactions or other health issues. Steer clear of treated areas until they are deemed safe for contact.(Depending on our risk assessment findings)
  1.     Ensuring Adequate Ventilation: Proper ventilation is essential throughout and after pest control treatments to disperse fumes and reduce indoor air pollution. Open windows and doors to facilitate fresh air circulation, aiding in the safe dispersal of chemical residues. Adequate ventilation promotes a healthier indoor environment for your family. (Recommendations should be made on site)
  1.     Opting for Professional Pest Control Services: Consider entrusting your pest control needs to reputable professionals like Central Pest Control, a leading pest control service provider in Dublin, also covering Wicklow and Kildare. With over 35+ years of experience, Central Pest Control utilizes approved and certified chemicals to deliver effective pest control solutions while prioritizing safety. By choosing Central Pest Control services, you can have peace of mind knowing that your pest control requirements will be handled with expertise and care.

We at Central Pest Control work with government bodies, such as the HSE and hospitality sectors. We can offer a complete pest specification, whether you have a rodent problem, fly infestation or an outbreak of bedbugs. We can organise a free commercial site survey. Please do not hesitate to contact us today


Prioritizing safety during pest control activities is essential for safeguarding your home and family from potential health risks. Adhering to the safety precautions outlined above and relying on trusted professionals like Central Pest Control can ensure a secure and effective pest control process. Don’t compromise on safety when it comes to pest control—opt for Central

Pest Control services for a pest-free home. Schedule your pest control inspection today!



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