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Termite extermination and bird safety 
6th-Mar-2016 12:04 pm
flowers
Does anyone here have experience with termite extermination?

A neighbor says she found termite droppings in her apartment, and thinks the entire building will have to be tented. Obviously, my Sennie and I will be out for as long as necessary, whether tenting is needed or spot treatment, but I'm concerned about what's a safe period of time afterward. Exterminators always hand out info about what's safe for "pets," but I have my doubts that they actually know about birds, and I want to make sure I don't bring her back in until it's absolutely, positively safe.

I'd be very grateful for any help or advice!
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7th-Mar-2016 02:01 pm (UTC)

I know this has been discussed many times over the years -if you look through the tags there might be one. Or try googling "Livejournal parrot_lovers exterminators". Posting from my phone quick :)

7th-Mar-2016 07:23 pm (UTC)
I did search the comm archives and found a couple of entries about pest control -- one involved ants and the other bedbugs -- but nothing specifically about termites. And most of the discussion was along the lines of whether or not you trusted your landlord and/or the pest control company they hired. Most reputable pest companies say their sprays/gasses are safe for people and pets, but I don't trust that they've actually looked into companion bird safety.

Thanks, though.
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