Poisoning the roaches not the pooches.
May 13, 2006 7:35 AM Subscribe
If the exterminator comes to kill roaches will they kill my pets too?
posted by xetere to pets & animals (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I live in a NYC apartment that has been relatively roach free. I have noticed a few petits amis crawling around my kitchen. The landlord has an exterminator come once a month. I'm usually never home and have never needed them, but now I'm seriously considering having exterminator come in. Especially since if my neighbors have him come in, then my apt will be a roach refugee camp. But I have a dog and a cat, should I try to put them up with a friend for a week-end? (Exterminator comes on Saturdays) Will they be affected to the point of death? Exterminator has limited English knowledge or I'd ask him and Google only comes up with advice like don't let pets eat Combat traps.
PS , I notice that my cat does absolutely nothing with any stray roaches, thereby putting lie to the notion that cats are great roach protection. Hence I don't think he'll die from dead roach consumption.