Your pet is an essential part of your family. When preventing pests from invading your home, your pet’s protection is just as vital as yours. However, pets are notorious for bringing unwanted critters into your home whether they know it or not. Here are some tips on how to keep your pets from bringing in pests.
Keep Your Pets Clean
We know your dog or cat might run away in terror when you mention the word “bath time” but regular bathing is essential for their health and for keeping pests away. Luckily, cats are extremely clean and groom themselves often. Dogs, on the other hand, may need more regular cleaning.
While bathing frequency depends on many factors, a good rule of thumb is to bathe your dog every four weeks, or once a month. Doing so is especially vital if your dog spends a lot of time outdoors or has sensitive skin. Fleas can easily hide in your dog’s fur, causing irritation for them and for you. Ask your veterinarian for dog shampoo and conditioner recommendations.
Treat Them for Fleas and Ticks
Fleas and ticks are both nuisances that commonly hide in our pet’s fur. Fleas multiply fast and often require fumigation if left to reproduce. Ticks can carry harmful diseases like Lyme disease and can be hard to spot in your pet’s fur. To reduce their risk of bringing these pests inside, ask your veterinarian about flea and tick treatments.
Flea and tick prevention treatments are usually applied topically or orally with a treat. While some of these treatments can be pricey, they are still cheaper than getting your house fumigated. Your pet also deserves to be comfortable and healthy.
Keep Their Stuff Clean
Ensure your pet’s food bowls are cleaned regularly and that any excess food is put away. Keep dry pet food in a sealed container. If you have outside pets, consider feeding them indoors to cut down on possible intruders like rodents.
Along with their food, make sure your pet’s bed and toys are kept clean too. If your pet sleeps with you, change your bedding often and vacuum commonly-used surfaces. This will also help cut down on excess pet hair.
Keep you and your furry friends safe from annoying and dangerous pests. If you have a pest infestation on your hands, contact Pest Control Services today for your first inspection and a free quote. We are dedicated to keeping your home pest-free.
Hire a Professional
The best way to keep pests off of your pets and property is to hire a pest control company. A pest control expert will know the best treatment to use to protect your pets from a pest attack. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or get a free quote.