Are there pet friendly pest control products?

Whether it is man’s best friend, your favourite furry feline – or indeed any other type of pet – taking care of your animal family is part and parcel of creating a loving home. But when pest invaders such as mosquitoes, cockroaches, rodents or flies take over your shared space, having pets at home can make pest control tricky. How do you undertake effective pest control methods while protecting curious paws and noses? We have some guidance to help.

Are there dog safe insect killers?

If you have dogs in the house, you will need to be wary when dealing with insect pests. There are no dog safe insect killers, as even insecticides with 90% natural ingredients like the Mortein NaturGard Cockroach Killer Spray are not safe for pets.

The best way to ensure dog friendly pest control is to keep your pet outside the room when you use the spray. You might want to make sure they stay out for at least the first hour after you have used the spray. While Mortein does not offer a pet safe cockroach killer – and you should keep all insecticides away from pets – following package instructions and proper storage will ensure you can keep dogs protected while keeping your home pest-free.


What are pet safe rat repellents?

Having rats or mice invade your home is never pleasant. If you have pets, protecting your home from rodents can be complicated. For example, one of the most effective ways of controlling a rodent infestation is by using the Mortein PowerGard Ratkill. It has a fast and effective formula that kills rats in one feed, but you will need to break apart the cake and leave it in rat-friendly areas around your home.

Of course, if you have curious pets, there is a danger that they will take a nibble before rats even get a chance. The best way to ensure the product is a pet safe rat repellent, place the cakes in areas that your pets cannot get to. Fortunately, rats and mice tend to live under floorboards and in dark corners of your cabinets, which are unlikely to be areas your pet will frequent.


By taking a few precautions, you can ensure pet safe rat control that leaves your home rodent free, and your pets blissfully unaware there was even an issue.

Is there a pet friendly mosquito spray?

Mosquitoes are a dangerous pest to be faced with. While their itchy bites might seem like a mere annoyance, some mosquitoes carry deadly diseases, including dengue fever and malaria. If you are facing mosquitoes on a constant basis at home, using effective mosquito control products can be necessary to keep you and your family safe.

So, is there a pet-friendly mosquito spray you can use if you have pets at home? The answer is yes – Mortein’s plug-in mosquito repellents are safe for pets, as they are designed to operate in the background while you (and your pets) go about your day. The Mortein Insta Vapourizer simply needs to be set up and plugged in according to package instructions. The pet-safe insect repellent goes to work instantly so you can enjoy fast-acting mosquito repellent action – as well as a pleasant fragrance – without worrying about your pets.

That said, it is still important to ensure your pet does not ingest the product. And, if you are using the Mortein 2-in-1 Killer Spray instead, you will need to ensure pets are protected by sending them out of the room before you begin spraying. As long as you are careful, you can protect your home against pests while keeping your pets safe, too.