Children and pets are a greater threat to you family. There are easy ways to prevent this. The best way is to develop a baiting strategy. You can employ this method to deter rodents from entering your home and stop them from getting into your property.
The container the bait is inside should be secured to stop children from getting in the poison, and to prevent creatures from being able to escape. If rodents do escape they will not ever see them again. Although, if you have one of the bird baths, ponds or some other source of water within your yard, they might be able to find the lake and end up dying there. There is no reason to worry. There’s a slim chance of second-hand poisoning if your pet dog is lucky enough to get an entanglement with the deceased rodent.
Bait traps may be placed around your house. This way, it just affects rodents that want to gain entry to your house. Animals that don’t attempt to get into your home will not be affected as they’re not close enough.