Young children and pets seem to have a knack for finding and exploiting all the dangers you never noticed before in your household. As soon as it might hurt them, they zero in on it and terrify you when they start playing with whatever hazard it is. That is why everyone should look out for and rectify these five household dangers before you bring in young anything, whether it is a child, a puppy, kitten, or even a pet rodent that you intend to let run around:
Mold isn’t dangerous on its own, per se, but they can be dangerous and can trigger asthma attacks and other health concerns. Mold in general should be taken seriously as well, as it indicates a leak somewhere in your home. Over time this mold will turn to rot, so it is important to get it checked out immediately.
There are many fire hazards in the home. Ensure that all your appliances are in working order without any malfunctions or reasons for concern and that you don’t have any exposed wiring where an errant kid or pet can play with them. A young child doesn’t have to play with a fire hazard for it to not become a safety issue. If you have an old, trying stove then replace it immediately for a newer and safer model. You should also ensure that your fire alarms and your carbon monoxide alarms are fully operational.
Insects are, in many ways, worse than rodents. Rodents typically stay inside their nest during the day and come out only when people are away or sleeping. Insects, on the other hand, come and go as they please. The worst ones are bed bugs or other flesh-eating insects like lice or ticks. These are the ones you really need to be wary of, as they can cause severe allergic reactions and anxiety that makes it difficult to sleep at night. When a pest has invaded your home, you need to contact Reynolds Pest Management Pest Control to ensure the problem is entirely eradicated. If a substandard job is done, then the pests can and will come back.
Rodents carry diseases and can infest and create nests inside your home. If they don’t carry diseases, then there are other dangers as well. Rodents will eat through your food, your wiring, and other areas of your home. Once their urine dries it is very difficult to see, meaning your counters could be covered in waste. The key to getting rid of a rodent infestation is to watch out for the signs and to take the necessary steps as soon as you see chewed food or wiring, feces, or the rodent itself.
There are many household hazards in the home. The steps and measures that you take depend on your home and the age of the young child or pet that you are bringing into your home. Watch out for mold or other structural issues, fire hazards, and signs of pests and you’re off to a good start.