Fido may be your best friend, but your dog could also be bringing in ticks, fleas, and all kinds of other pests. Those pests could also be attracting pests that eat them, such as spiders or roaches. Getting your pet’s pest problem under control can not only provide some comfort to your pet but can also make your home cleaner and more comfortable for you and your guests.
Not sure if your pet is contributing to your pest problem? Consider the following:
It’s not just the pests that can ride in on your pet that can be a problem for your home. Some pests are also attracted by your pet’s food and water. Others may come in on pet bedding or toys. A short list of potential pests that your pet can attract include:
Knowing what type of pests you might be dealing with can help you develop a strategy for preventing them and keeping your property safe.
Your pet food and water are among the biggest culprits for attracting pests to your home. Whether you store the food inside or out, it can attract pests. You need to store in an airtight container that won’t emit odors or allow pests to enter.
If you keep pet food outside, you need more than an airtight container for food. Squirrels, racoons, and other pests will easily tear through a plastic bin. You need something made of stronger stuff, such as a wooden container that can lock the plastic bin inside.
You may not think of it, but pet waste can actually be a big attraction for pests, as well. Sometimes, the pests are attracted to the feces itself, and other times, they are attracted to the bits of undigested food left over in the feces.
You need to keep your yard free of pet waste to keep pests away. Always pick up pet waste and put it in a plastic bag. Knot the bag and put it in your trash can. Not only will doing so keep your yard free of pests, but it will also keep it cleaner and safer for your family.
You can keep many pests away by keeping your pets clean. Give them weekly baths to keep pests off, and treat them with the appropriate flea and tick drops. If you have animals that sleep in cages, like bunnies or guinea pigs, you should clean up the cages and the bedding once a week, as well. If you have any pet bedding, like a cushioned bed for a dog or a cat, you should clean this once a week and keep it sprayed with flea and tick spray. Bedding like this can also attract bed bugs, which can quickly spread throughout your home.
If keeping up with all this cleaning is a hassle, you can always take your pets to the groomers for the weekly bathing. You’ll get a thorough cleaning without having to get your own hands dirty.
Pets should make your home a more inviting place. But if you’re not careful, they can actually attract pests to your home and make it feel dirtier and more uncomfortable. Taking these steps can help you keep your home and your pets clean, as well as to make your home less attractive for pests. You should also get regular inspections from a pest control company near Chandler, as well as regular preventive treatments. Even the best grooming and cleaning may not keep the pests out, but professional treatments can certainly do the job.
Varsity Termite and Pest Control can help keep your property safe from pests, while also keeping your pets safe. Our Chandler pest control treatments are safe for your family and pets, yet they are effective and long-lasting. Our pest control experts can develop an ongoing maintenance program that will keep pests away from your home, including regular inspections and treatments. Call us today to consult with one of our pest control experts and get tailored feedback for your property. You and your pets will be a lot happier in a pest-free home.
Varsity Termite and Pest Control – Gary Dobert
6056 E Baseline Rd #122