This is Australia. Even the cleanest of houses get mosquitoes, flies, moths, cockroaches or spiders and sometimes rodents or snakes. Use, store and dispose of sprays as directed. Place baits, pellets, poison sachets and traps well away from reach of children and pets. Discard of out of date items when replacing with new. Immediately remove dead insects and rodents.
Animals & insects
Owners are responsible for their pets, however, always supervise your children when near dogs, birds, reptiles and rodents. If you have pets, teach your children how to behave around them.
If approaching other people’s pets, always ask the owner’s permission first. Ask the owner how to hold and handle, and how to gain the animal’s trust. If an owner’s pet displays aggressiveness such as baring teeth, hissing or growling leave the animal alone.
Do not approach stray dogs. If a stray dog approaches you and your child, teach your child not to run, scream, jump or panic as this can excite or aggravate the dog. Stand completely still and avoid eye contact with the dog. Help your child by maintaining their eye contact so they don’t make eye contact with the dog. Adults have a greater peripheral vision than children so advise your child when they can move and look around again.
Do not pat or give special treat to companion or working animals.