Our pets are very important in our lives. We loved them as another member of our family.Therefore, we need to do our best at keeping our furry friends pest free. It’s important to understand that some parasites or pests can cause some health problems for your pets. These pests can cause some harmful and painful effects on your dogs or cats. When you can keep your pets pest-free, you can also eliminate the growth of pests in your home.
Tips for Removing Pests from Your Pets
a. Manage your pet’s food
This is the first important thing that you need to do. Open pet food can be considered a pest magnet. Many insects are interested in this type of food, for example, flies, ants, cockroaches, rodents, and other pests. It is always a good idea for you to store your pet food in an airtight container. This practice will allow you to reduce the risk of attracting insects and other pests to your home. You also need to clean up all bowls that are used for feeding your pets. These bowls should be cleaned well with hot soap and water, so they will not attract pests in the future.
b. Wash your pet’s bedding and your carpet regularly
If you have dogs or cats in your home, you need to consider washing your pet’s bedding and your carpet regularly. Although you cannot see anything on your carpet, you can expect to have some insects or small pests in your carpet. Once these pests attach to your lovely dogs or cats, they are going to build nests in your carpet. It is a good idea for you to vacuum your carpet frequently, so you can prevent flea infestation on your carpet.
c. Inspect your pets regularly
This is another useful tip that you can follow, so you can keep your pets pest-free. We always recommend you start inspecting your pets for any bites or scratches. When you find any of these scratches or bites on your pets, you should carefully inspect your pet for a flea infestation. You may also notice a change in their behavior, which may indicate some kind of discomfort due to pests. When they show some symptoms of flea infestation, for example, irritated skin, frequent itching, and also sensitivity to touch, you need to clean them immediately.
d. Apply pest removal products on your pets
You can also consult with your vet about your animals’ condition. They can prescribe certain medications or treatments for keeping your pets pest-free. Some safe products can work perfectly in removing any pests or insects from your animals. The products should be registered by the FDA or EPA, so they can be considered as safe for your pets. Don’t forget to follow all instructions from your vets or the label, so you can get maximum benefits from your favorite pest removal products.
e. Wash all toys from your dogs and cats
Many fleas and other insects can build a nest around your pets’ toys. It is always a good idea for you to wash all your pets’ toys. These toys can be cleaned and washed in hot water. You can also add pet-safe detergent to the water, so you can improve the effectiveness of this cleaning strategy. It is recommended for you to clean your pets’ toys frequently, so you can prevent insects, fleas, and other germs from being accumulated in these toys.
If you find insects or fleas in your home, please give EcoShield Pest Solutions a call today to consult with us on how best to treat this pest and ensure that it does not further spread throughout your home.