Bugs That Hurt Pets

What Insects Are Harmful to Your Pets?

It’s excellent that a lot of pet owners take their time looking for pet-friendly pest treatment. Nobody wants to subject Fido to harsh chemicals that could result in long-lasting health problems. But there’s also something else to think about: Your pet may also be put at risk if common pests are not properly treated. Insect infestations should be quickly dealt with by professionals like our experts at The Bug’s End Pest Control.  

Let’s discuss what insects are harmful to your pets. 

Pests That Could Be Dangerous to Your Animals

  • Fleas: These minuscule biting insects have been a problem for mammals for, well, ever, but did you know they can transmit disease to both children and pets? The cat-scratch disease (Bartonella henselae) is one of the most infamous.
  • Mosquitoes: A bothersome biting insect, the mosquito also spreads diseases like West Nile virus, encephalitis, and heartworm.
  • Spiders: Some spider species can make pets and kids ill and induce discomfort and swelling with their venom, and in extreme cases, can cause death.
  • Ticks: Tick bites can cause anemia in your pets even if they don’t result in Lyme disease or Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

Protecting Kids & Pets During Treatment

What can you do to protect your pets and family during a pest control service?

On the occasion that your pets stay at home while you receive treatment, make sure you adhere to a few precautions to keep them safe.

  • Deter them from the areas where the treatment is being applied. If at all possible, keep your pets in pet carriers while The Bug’s End professional is on site. This will ensure that they won’t unintentionally come into contact with any pest treatment products.
    Pets shouldn’t be allowed in a treated area until the product has dried. Occasionally, your technician might urge you to keep pets out of a room for a while, but once a spray has dried, it’s typically fine to let them back in.
  • With birds and reptiles, extra care should be taken. Be sure to cover their cages to keep out any overspray or aerosolized droplets because these animals might be particularly sensitive to pesticides.


Want to know more about the safety of pest control services for the fur babies in your home? 

READ: Is Pest Control Safe for Pets?

Safety Tips Following Pest Control

Finding indoor pest control that is safe for pets is a top priority for owners since no one wants their pets or children harmed by insects. In general, the area ought to be safe for pets & kids once every product that was sprayed has dried. But there are extra precautions you may take to protect your pets.

  • Reserving a room free of pesticides for your pets
    enclosing any pet tanks or cages.
  • Using a pet sitter or boarding your pet while you receive treatments that use persistent substances.
  • Washing pet goods, such as bedding (e.g., bowls, toys)
  • Keeping an eye out for any symptoms of exposure or toxicity in your animals.
  • Inquire with your veterinarian about any possible hazards particular to your pet’s breed.

Should I Tell My Exterminator I Have a Pet?

Although any pest control professional worth their salt would inquire whether you have pets on the premises, it’s always a good idea to mention it upfront. They can then take extra precautions to guarantee the security and safety of your cherished animals.

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