POISON CONTROL CENTER

In a poison emergency or for poison information, call the Poison Control Center.

Call Poisoning Control, 1-800-222-1222

Pests, Pesticides & Repellents

Introduction

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No one wants to deal with an infestation of pests, whether they're inside your home, on your children or pets, or your lawn. Some of these pests can carry serious disease and all of them are seriously annoying.

Once discovered, there is often an understandable rush to get rid of pests, so it's easy to forget that the treatments used may contain strong chemicals that can be harmful to people and pets, especially if they're used improperly.

If you have decided to use a pesticide to treat a pest infestation, a few simple tips can protect you, your family, and your pets.