Pet-Friendly Pest Control
It is hard to find a home without a pet. Is pet the right terminology? Probably not. How about a family member instead. They eat with us, they protect us, they guides us as service animals, they greet us and comfort us. Such an member deserves the protection we can give. We may do all we can to keep our fury friend comfortable but there are other forces out here to help hurt our furry friend. That’s why having a pest control plan is good for your home. Pest control service is not just for people. Your dog and cat need it too. They play or live outside were the pest are. For example:
Mosquitoes are a nuisance and a major health threat to numerous counties across the United States. Mosquitoes can cause major illness such as West Nile Virus. In dogs and cats they can transfer Lyme disease and larvae to your furry family member. This is why it is important to have a mosquito protection plan.
Ticks can transmit Lyme disease to animals. They are often picked up in the yard, or parks. Just a simple walk on a trail can yield a body full of ticks. Again it is important to service your yard as well as the mosquitoes too.
We cant promise that your animal will not get Lyme disease from a tick. We can say that you will be a bit more comfortable in your yard knowing you’ve done all to alleviate the problem.
When your pet is scratching uncontrollably, you feel helpless. You run to the store and buy a shelf full of products to help your friend. The reality is you will need a professional to eradicate the fleas that may be in your yard or your home. Fleas transmit a number of disease. There are a number of ticks: Deer tick, dog tick, cat tick. All are capable of inflicting with terrible consequences.
How to Help Prevent Pests
Taking care of pest before they enter your home is the best way to combat pest. Here are a few more tips:
- Regularly check your pet’s food, water and shelter for bugs
- Remove bedding or toys if you see signs of insect activity
- Store pet food in sealed containers
- Fix leaky plumbing and remove areas of standing water
- Seal cracks and crevices to help keep bugs out of your house, including your window frames
- Keep outdoor pets contained in a fenced yard. If they enter an infested area, fleas and ticks can hop on board within seconds
- Keep leaves raked, grass cut and bushes trimmed to reduce tick habitat
- Check your pet regularly for fleas and ticks, especially when they are allowed outside of your yard or other controlled areas
If your pet has been affected by pests, then you should consult with your veterinarian before using any medication or repellent.