For pet owners, pest control can be a real concern. Not only can pests be a nuisance to your human family members, but they also pose a threat to your furry friends. Pet-friendly pest control is extremely important in order to maintain the health of your household. Check out these ways to keep your family (human, canine, and feline alike) healthy and happy.
Pests and Your Pets
You’re probably well aware of the harm common pests like wasps and mosquitoes can do to your family, but did you know that these nasty little guys can be just as dangerous for your pets?
We can all agree: mosquito bites are the worst! They’re itchy and irritating for sure, but when it comes to mosquito bites on your dog or cat, bites can be even more harmful. Did you know that mosquitoes can transfer heartworms through their bites? Heartworms can cause serious ailments in your pets, so it’s imperative to guard against them.
Ticks carry a number of harmful pathogens for both humans and pets. Dogs and cats can both contract Lyme disease, a common illness transferred through tick bites.
Bees and Wasps
Just like humans, dogs and cats can have severe allergic reactions to bee and wasp stings. These stings can often result in swelling, hives, or a rash, but they may have even deadly repercussions if your pet is highly allergic.
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Sometimes, the best way to protect against pests is to avoid making your home and yard attractive to them. Your pets will thank you for it!
In Your Home
- Do not leave doors or windows open without the use of a screen.
- Keep all food in sealed containers.
- Dispose of garbage in a can with a tight lid.
- Check animals for fleas and ticks whenever they enter the home.
In Your Yard
- Don’t allow standing water in your yard.
- Keep yard clippings and debris in a neat pile away from pets.
- Safely remove bee and wasp nests as soon as possible.
- Use insect repellant around your yard.
While prevention efforts can be helpful in keeping your pest issues at bay, sometimes, monitoring your home’s pest situation is too much of an undertaking for you alone. Fortunately, there are pest control professionals who are trained to identify, eliminate, and prevent pests in your home and yard. It’s crucial to choose a professional pest control company that takes your pets into consideration when treating your issue. Pest control services from Springer typically take an hour to complete. During application, all members of your family (including your pets) must be inside your home or completely off of the yard. After our treatment has dried, it is not harmful to your children or pets. With pest control in the hands of professionals, you’ll have more time to enjoy Fluffy, and you can be confident that your pest control efforts won’t harm your household’s health.
If pests are becoming a nuisance to you and your pets, contact Springer. As an experienced pest control professional, your Springer technician will carefully assess your home, address current problems, and treat your home to prevent future infestations. Take advantage of Springer’s residential pest control services, and rest easy knowing that you and your four-legged companions are safe from pests. Springer’s team will monitor your home for harmful pests like mosquitoes, ticks, bees, and wasps and remove them before they become an issue for you or your pets. Set up your inspection today!
The Importance of Pet-Friendly Pest Control in Des Moines
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