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Keep Your Pool People and Animal Safe

We are in the midst of National Drowning Prevention Week 2023. Here are the best tips for safety around water, no matter your skill-level:

  1. Take swimming lessons

  2. Supervise children within arms reach. In a setting with multiple adults, designate one person to be actively watching at all times

  3. Wear a life jacket, especially in open water and on watercrafts

  4. Install a pool safety fence

  5. Stay sober

Swimming pools can also be a hazard to pets and wildlife:

  1. Installing a pool safety fence will greatly reduce animals from entering your pool.

  2. Escape ramps will help wildlife climb out if they do end up in the water.

  3. A solar cover will keep your pool both clean and warm.

  4. Check your pool and skimmer daily for critters.

  5. If you are building a new pool, consider having a low ledge or gradual wall to make it easier to climb out.

Are birds and ducks already enjoying your pool? You can humanely deter them:

  1. Consider building a pond, fountain or bird bath as a safe and chemical-free alternative for them.

  2. Use a pool cleaner that looks like an animal.

  3. Keep a large inflatable floating around your pool.

Gunning Wildlife & Pest Control services Woodstock, Tillsonburg, London, Stratford, Kitchener, Waterloo, Brantford and surrounding areas. Call us for a quote, advice or booking. Email us a photo if you would like help identifying a pest or critter on your property.

(519) 421-2677

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