Can my cats come out yet?(3 posts)
Can my cats really walk directly on the spray-treated floors hours after treatment without a negative effect? My PCO said I just had to be sure the spray had dried, approximately two hours after he finished treating. But, this PCO also did not provide me with the extensive pre-treatment prep list until I hounded them for it and informed me that they never have to do second treatments. I have towering piles of giant Ziplocs and furniture in the center of every room with nary a bit of useable space. My PCO is very difficult to get on the phone, so I'm coming to you all for help.
Hi JC. There are a few concerning facts I read in your post regarding your PCO. You asked them for a prep list which was not provided, they claim to have never done a second treatment, and they are difficult to reach over the phone. Sounds like they may be a mickey mouse operation. I won't share all of the details of our infestation, but after year 3 of multiple treatments from various PCO's I have learned alot, except how to fix our particular problem. A rash of bad treatments has spread the infestation to epic proportions.
Lesson #1: find a good PCO. One who will answer the phone and/or return your calls. One who is knowledgeable about the pesticides they are using and is willing to share that information with you. One who will accept the fact that not ALL infestations can be remedied in one treatment.
Lesson #2: isolate pets as long as possible during and after treatment. We followed the same advice you were given by your PCO. After year 2 one of our cats had a type of cancer directly related to one of the products being used. I am still sickened, horrified, and guilt ridden that I ever let this happen to my beloved cat. Our other pets and humans have also been medically affected in various ways from the treatments.
Oh, wait, these bugs are just a nuisance pest! Once the health care system is burdened with cancer and other patients as a result of this epidemic, perhaps Public Health and other organizations will re-evaluate their opinion. My apologies for the rant, but you can imagine that after year 3 of living like a leper on steroids we are a bit more than frustrated.
If I were you, I would be questioning my PCO as soon as I could get in touch with them and if they did not satisfactorily answer your questions, start searching for a new one. There are a number of threads on this site with first hand experience from a number of victims, depending on where you are located. Best of luck!
PS-Just for the record, I've learned more than just 2 lessons from all of this
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