Taking care of your pets is so much more than love, clean water, and good food. It is your responsibility to make sure your pet is pest-free. Here’s how to protect them from pest-related illnesses as the weather warms up.
Keep Rover Healthy and Pest-Free. We Tell it Like it is!
Once the temperature rises, the increase in bug activity is obvious. Pests can make your pet’s life miserable. And it can make your pet ill.
You can stop your pet from getting sick by being vigilant and responsible. There are many ways to prevent infestations. Take the leap to keep Rover and Felix in peak condition this spring and summer.
Why Does Pest Control Keep Your Pet Healthy?
Pets attract pests. Especially outdoor pests. Some of the more common pests that pets attract include flies, fleas, mosquitoes, and ticks. These pests often carry diseases. In many instances, very serious diseases.
Take, for example, fleas. Getting rid of a flea infestation is difficult. They are especially difficult to eradicate once they get into cracks and crevices, clothing, and the fur of your beloved pet.
Adult fleas are dangerous for dogs, as there is a direct link between fleas and tapeworm. Fleas are a health issue in pets. It takes more than a flea comb to nip this problem in the bud.
Preventing the problem is your best option for pest control. Here are a few tips on how best to keep pests from invading your property and your pet.
5 Steps to Pest-Free Pets this Spring
Fresh Food and Water = Healthy Pets. It Also Keeps Pests in Check.
Clean, fresh food and water will ensure your pet remains healthy. It will also prevent pests from invading old food lying around.
- Pests have easy access to food left out all day. This is especially the case when food is left on the floor.
- Pick food bowls up after your pet has eaten. Clean all food and water bowls to prevent flies, ants, cockroaches, and rodents.
- Wash all pet bowls out with soap and water every day to ensure there are no particles left behind.
Food Storage is Important. Airtight Containers Come Up Trumps.
Storing food away in proper containers will detract pests from invading pet food. Pest control specialists recommend keeping counter tops clean and floors swept is the first step in pest control.
Storing animal foods in bags will not keep bugs and rodents out. Mice and rats gnaw holes in bags and sacks. Their teeth are sharp and designed to do just that.
Other bugs will have easy access if your pet’s food is not stored correctly. Airtight food containers for your pet’s food will keep it fresher for longer. It will also keep pests out.
A Tidy Yard Can Discourage Pest Invasions.
Keep your yard clean to prevent unwanted visitors in your garden. Rats and mice, cockroaches and snakes are all drawn to warm, dark places in the yard. Remember to remove sources of water that make little pools. Pests are drawn to water.
- Clear away debris, leaves, stacks of wood, and old vegetation. This will help to keep pests in check.
- Keep flower beds free of leaves as a natural remedy of detracting unwanted creepy crawlies.
- Trim back trees and shrubs from windows and in your yard. It can do wonders for pest control.
- Lush gardens are perfect draw cards for good and bad pests.
- Ensure you keep a neat outside space to prevent unwanted creepy crawly guests.
- Check your perimeter fence regularly. Fill holes where rodents can sneak in.
- A fence in good condition will not only keep Rover inside, but it will also keep rats, mice, stray cats, and even snakes out.
A Clean Pet is a Happy Pet.
Pets have a habit of getting dirty. Cats can keep themselves clean, but dogs tend to get dirty. Keeping your pet clean will ensure they remain in peak condition. And it will keep pests away.
- Brush cats and dogs regularly to discourage fleas.
- Bath and de-flea your pet to keep bugs at bay.
- Remember to keep brushes clean, as these could harbour insect eggs.
- Check your pet’s skin from time to time. If you discover anything unusual, it will require a close, careful look as these could be ticks or tick bites.
Keep an Eye Out and Call in Professional Help
The spring and summer months are here. It is the best time to let your pet off his leash to run and romp with happy abandon! Your dog will be happy to run outside as summer temperatures rise.
This is also the time for ticks, fleas, and other pet-loving insects. Be on the lookout for common signs of problem pests. If your dog or cat shows any signs of discomfort, it is best to take them to the vet as soon as possible.
If you find any signs of possible pests in your house or yard, it is best to call in expert pest controllers rather than relying on store-bought insect repellents. Infestations can happen fast and be difficult to get rid of.
Mostert Pest Control Specialists Are Here to Help You, Rover, and Felix!
Keep harmful pests in check by using Mostert Pest Control specialists. Your pets are part of your family. They deserve good health.
We help you keep your home, family, and pets safe by keeping pest infestations under control. Pets need more than love and fresh food and water. They deserve to get the best out of life.