Pest Control and Newborn Babies

February 9, 2021

If you’re a parent, there’s nothing you wouldn’t do to protect your children. When it comes to pests and newborns, it’s not always clear how best to protect your baby. Pests and babies obviously don’t mix, but you don’t want to expose your child to harsh pest removal chemicals either.

Luckily, if you’re experiencing problems with pests in Central Illinois, you can work with Crist Termite and Pest Solutions, Inc. to safely remove home-invading pests without harming your baby. Depending on the method used, you might need to bring your newborn out of the house for a few hours after spraying to be careful, but responsible pest removal done by the experts is safe for you and your baby. Here are some of the strategies you can expect when you call us for pest control services.


Insecticides are made to be applied to exposed surfaces, so they are labeled clearly with very specific instructions on how to mix and apply them in your home. Most insecticides will require you to be more careful than other kinds of pest removal products because you have to make sure you and your children stay away from treated surfaces in your home until they are totally dried.


There are many different kinds of pesticides that Crist Termite and Pest Solutions, Inc. uses to get rid of unwanted insects in your home. Anything that is going to be used in the home is designed at low concentration levels so that they will be safe for anyone living in the home. Different formulas are designed for specific uses in different areas of your living space. Aerosols and dusts are made to be used in cracks and crevices. They’re effective against pests, but don’t leave residue that your baby could potentially be exposed to out in the open.


Pest removal baits are generally injected in cracks and crevices in your home or put into plastic bait stations to attract insects like ants and roaches. Baits that are injected into cracks can’t be accessed by any of your children, and bait stations are intentionally placed out of reach of children, so they shouldn’t pose a risk.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions

The prospect of having a professional visit your home to provide pest control services can seem nerve racking, even after you’ve been reassured that the methods under consideration are both effective and safe for your baby. If you have any questions about how the treatment works or whether it poses a risk to you or your newborn, don’t hesitate to ask your pest control specialist!

Don’t wait to remove pests from your home

Though it’s important to be responsible when it comes to pest removal chemicals and strategies in your home when you have a newborn, you shouldn’t put off dealing with an infestation if you have a newborn in the house. Pests and babies shouldn’t be sharing a space in Central Illinois. Roaches and other insects will post a bigger threat than any pest removal procedures performed by the experts at Crist Termite and Pest Solutions, Inc. Call us today to set up a consultation or pest removal appointment. We look forward to assisting you soon!

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