Millions of families across the world own at least one pet. Dogs, cats, birds, fish, hamsters, guinea pigs, and more are all welcomed into homes each and every day. Many people consider their pets as a part of their family. There are so many advantages and wonderful things about owning a pet of any kind. There are also a few things that you need to be watchful for. Making sure that your pet does not brings pests into your home every day is something that you need to think about. No matter how careful you are your pet is bound to bring some pests into your home. Clearly our goal as pet owners is to prevent this from happening as often as possible. Stewart Termite & Pest Control offers some helpful tips you can do as a pet owner to help prevent this from happening.
Inspect Pets for Fleas, Ticks & Other Pests
First we recommend that you inspect your pet whenever they go outside and then come back in your home. Many pets frequently go outside to enjoy some fresh air and get some energy out. When your pet is ready to come back in visually inspect them to see if they have any insects on them that you need to get off of them before they come inside your home.
Keep Pests Out of Yard & Garden
You will also want to make sure that your front and backyards are nice and clean. When your pets go outside if your yards are well-maintained it will help keep pests out of your yard. The fewer pests that you have in your yard the fewer pests will be in your home. Stewart and Termite Pest Control can also come spray your yard regularly to ensure that you do not end up with a large pest problem in your home.
Wash Your Dogs Regularly
Frequently cleaning your pets will also help control any pests that they might be bringing into your home. Shampooing and brushing your pet can be a pain but the health benefits are definitely worth it. When you take the time to properly clean your animal you will get off pests that may be harming your pet. You may not get rid of all of them but it is definitely a good place to start. If you are not sure what kind of shampoo your pet needs your local pet store or your veterinarian can help steer you in the right direction.
Some pets like to go and capture different rodents when they are outside playing each day. Dogs and cats are notorious for this one! You may have experienced a proud dog dragging in a dead rodent or bird proudly into your home before. To prevent this you can make sure you check your pet before they come in. If your pet is frequently dragging rodents into your home Stewart Termite and Pest Control can help you with that problem. If you follow all of these steps your pets will not be as successful in bringing pests or rodents into your home. Just to be sure that you are covering all of your bases you will want to give us a call today and set up a visit for us to come and spray your home.