How to Stop Pets from Bringing In Pests

How to Stop Pets from Bringing In Pests

Pests take advantage of any way into your home that presents itself, and many times, that means hitching a ride on household cats and dogs. Besides the health risks that some bugs can pose to your pet, especially ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes, other pests can also find a way into your abode if you’re not careful. To better protect your home from bothersome pests, we offer a few tips to help you stop your pets from bringing them in.

Give your pet regular flea treatments

You can’t always see fleas jumping around on your cat’s or dog’s coat, but if you do, then your pet and home may already be in trouble. Help prevent that trouble by making sure to give your pet regular flea treatments, such as a monthly pill or external applications, like shampooing and spraying.

Groom your pet regularly

Bathing your pet regularly should already be a given, but much like human hair, your pet’s fur needs to be properly groomed and trimmed regularly, also. Otherwise, the mess can provide ample hiding spots for fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and other insects to cling to and hide every time your pet goes outside. Preferably, you should keep long-haired and shaggy pets closely shaved during spring and summer months for even better protection.

Pay attention to doggy doors

Doggy doors and cat doors are invaluably convenient for you as a pet-owner, and their just as convenient for pests looking for a way in (especially bigger pests, like rats). Be sure to lock the doggy door at night, or invest in a sensored door that only opens when your pet’s collar gets near it.

Schedule an Inspection Today

Taking good care of your pets means keeping your home safe from pests—even the ones they might bring in! To make sure your home isn’t being threatened by pests already, schedule an inspection by calling Carmel Valley Pest Control in Carmel Valley, CA, today at (858) 350-8838, (760) 736-8838, or (888) 989-8838.