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What You Need To Know About Your Pets And Pests

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We often talk about ways to prevent pests from harming us or our homes, but what about our beloved pets? Cats and dogs can be just as affected by the bites of fleas and ticks and now, even bed bugs. In order to protect your furry family members from being taunted by pests this summer, here are a few tips from the RI pest control experts to keep your pets safe from the threat of pests.

Among the many pests that can make their way into your home, it is fleas, ticks, and even bed bugs that pet owners should be most concerned about. Fleas can quickly multiply leaving your cats and dogs feeling miserable from itchy bites. And once they are in your home it is free game for fleas. They may very well start to bite you and your family members, infesting all the rooms of your home. Ticks are another pest dangerous to your pets. These blood thirsty creatures are most known for their ability to spread Lyme disease, leaving your pets feeling ill and not their usual cheerful selves. And last, bed bugs. That’s right, the very same bugs that have been found in hotels across the country are now even getting to pets. Bed bugs prefer to feed on human blood but this does not mean your dog or cat laying near you at night is off limits.

Clearly, pests are a nuisance and a danger to your pets which is why we at Big Blue Bug Solutions have come up with some great tips for pet owners in the New England area to avoid the threat of fleas, ticks, and bed bugs from bothering their pets this summer.

  • Vacuum your home on a regular basis, especially areas where your pets spend time. This will help prevent the spread of fleas.
  • Keep your lawn mowed in order to prevent ticks from waiting in tall grassy areas to latch onto your pet.
  • Keep your pets up to date on flea and tick medications which should be bought at your local veterinarian’s office.
  • Regularly check your pets for any bugs or signs of bites, especially after they spend time outside and in wooded areas.
  • Be cautious on your next vacation to avoid bringing bed bugs back to your home. Inspect your hotel room and your luggage for any signs of bed bugs before you settle in.

By following these tips, you will be better protecting your pets from fleas, ticks, and bed bugs making them miserable. But keep in mind that sometimes preventative measures alone are not enough. If your pet has brought an infestation into your Rhode Island, Massachusetts, or Connecticut home then it is time to call in the pros! Contact us at Big Blue Bug Solutions to learn more about our effective home pest solutions to protect you and your pets from the threat of pests.