Over the counter remedies for pest control treatment can be risky when you have children or pets around. These quick sprays and aerosol pellets bought from the local hardware store don't usually show results. However, they pose a greater threat to children and pets at home. If toddlers or pets consume the potential residue or run-off from these, it could be harmful. There is also the chance for 'secondary kills'. If a pet eats a mouse that was killed by poisonous pellets, it could lead to its death. Hence, it's highly essential to seek a professional pest control service and also inform them that children and pets live in the house.