Many of us love our pets like we love our children. We truly want the best for them just like we do other members of our family. Have you ever thought that going without an effective pest control plan is putting your pet at risk? There are many pests that don’t only pose a threat to you and those you love, but to your furry companions as well. A-Tex Pest Management is here to share how pest control can keep your dogs safe from several pests that pose a threat.
Pests that Can Be Dangerous to Your Pets
Some pests pose more of a threat to your dogs and cats than others. It is important you understand how these pests affect the health and well-being of your dogs and cats. Keep a close eye out for these pests:
– Mosquitoes: Getting a bite from a mosquito can be torturous. Their bites are incredibly itchy and it isn’t any different for your pet. Not only will they leave behind itchy bites, but they can also transmit heartworm larvae to both dogs and cats. While dogs are more susceptible to this, cats can fall victim as well. Heartworms can have a detrimental impact on the health of your animal. Pest control doesn’t give your animal complete protection from heartworms, there are medications for that, but an effective pest control plan will greatly reduce the number of mosquitoes on your property.
– Ticks: The tick population seems to be getting worse and worse every single year. These pests carry several diseases that are not only dangerous to you but your pests as well. The most well-known disease they pass on to their host is Lyme disease. This can have a big impact on your pet’s joints as well as their organs. Keeping them as far away from any ticks as possible will play a key role in keeping them safe from this dangerous disease.
– Scorpions: If you have ever been bitten by a scorpion, you know exactly how painful it is. Your pets often fall victim to these stings on their paws as they have a hard time noticing these camouflaged pests just like we do. The difference is the fact that your pets don’t have shoes on their feet to protect them from these painful stings.
– Fleas: Flea infestations are common dogs, but what many people don’t realize is that these pests can take over your home if they make it into your home via your pet. They will eventually start to bite you as they are looking for their next meal. Fleas carry many bacteria that can cause health problems to both you and your pet.
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At A-Tex Pest Management, we value the health and safety of your pets as well. That’s why our team of professionals want to work with you to find an effective pest control plan to keep you and those you love safe. Call us today!