One of the most annoying aspects of having pets is that they can pick up all kinds of critters and pests and bring them into the home. Of course, because you love your pet, you are willing to put up with that annoyance when they do indeed find themselves picking up flea bombs or ticks.
The problem, of course, is that these critters are not something that is only going to be bugging your cat or dog. Once they are brought into the home they are going to look for whatever they can to get to and eat. That means you are more than a little susceptible to these insects.
The worst news of all is that they can be quite hard to get rid of once they have got a foothold in your home. There are a couple of different ways you can do away with these bugs in order to make sure that you have indeed done away with them. The problem is that if you have pets, you are likely going to be quite worried about what the method of getting rid of the fleas is also going to hurt the pets. The chemicals that are going to kill off the bugs you want to get rid of can also hurt your pets if you aren't really careful.
You might have already dealt with this kind of situation when you have been doing gardening and weed removal. There are some things you are going to want to use to make your garden look great. You also likely know that there are certain chemicals you can use that are going to keep bugs and weeds away that you don't want to use because if your cat or dog gets close to it, or even eats it, they are going to get very sick and could even die. The cold, hard truth is that most, if not all poisons that are geared towards killing something, can kill anything in the right quantities. Even if it doesn't kill your cat outright, it might make your cat sick, or cause problems with your cat's organs that you aren't going to figure out until much later. By that point, you might not even have realized what you had to blame for your cat getting sick but it turns out it was the insect poison after all.
Flea bombs are safe for cats to a degree
When you are dealing with flea bombs, it's important to note that most of these foggers are geared so that they are not causing problems in the long run to people who are living in the house where you are attempting to get rid of the flea bombs. Because to some degree or another, poisons are going to be operating the same way no matter what you are talking about, you can rest assured that if you are careful and pay attention to directions for use, you will have few problems with your cat.
The biggest issue when it comes to these foggers is that you are going to want to make sure you and your cats are out of the house when these things are doing their work. Most people are going to say that if you are going to use a fogger, you are going to want to make sure that you are out of the house for at least eight hours. If you are talking about your cat, it can't hurt to add additional time to the waiting period.
Remove all food and bowls the cat might use
Before you set off the fogger, you are going to want to treat your home and make sure that certain things have been removed. When you are going through your checklist, you are likely going to find that one of the most important things to get out of your house is anything you use in order to eat. Even after the fogger has done its work, you aren't going to want to have the residue coating the utensils and bowls you use to eat on an everyday basis.
You are also likely going to want to remove any dry goods that are in your home and in packages that could allow the poisons to get into your food. While this step isn't one that you absolutely have to do, if you are keeping cabinets closed, you should probably do it just to be on the safe side.
When you are talking about your precious cat, you are definitely going to want to err on the side of caution. You are going to want to make sure you take all the toys and whatnot that the cat interacts with on a regular basis. You are also going to want to make sure and get bowls and food and even the litter box out of the house before the fogger starts doing its thing. This will allow you to have peace of mind that your cat isn't being harmed by the flea bombs. As long as you have treated the cat separately for its flea bombs, you are going to find that everyone is happier and healthier after you have cleared your home of these incessant pests.