Keep an eye out for your pets this fall and winter by taking steps to avoid pests. Help protect them from dangerous pests, and help your whole family be happy. These tips list some ways to avoid pests for your pets.
After long walks or hikes, carefully inspect your pet for fleas. If a flea is found, then slowly remove it so as to not leave the mouth parts. Use forceps or tweezers, put it in tissue, and flush it down the toilet. Wash your hands after as well as the affected area with soap and water. Be sure to talk to your vet about other ways to protect your pet from pests.
Maintain your home by cutting grass low so ticks don’t get in. Clear any debris or woodpiles. Be sure to ask our professionals about lawn tick treatment in order to keep your pets safe.
Protection from Pests
Store food and treats in airtight containers to deter pests as well as your human food in separate containers.. Making sure your pet’s food supply is clean and pest free is the first step you can take to protect them. Storing all food this way prevents an insect or rodent infestation from happening. Also, check unrefrigerated fruits and vegetables for spots to help prevent fruit flies from multiplying. Throw away or compost any that have signs of pests. Consider storing them in an enclosed space or refrigerator.
Applying a mixture of sugar and baking soda to the baseboards of the house helps to deter ants, termites, and roaches. Use citrus oil to deter insects. Spray it around doors, windows, and anywhere else bugs can get in....