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How to Keep Pests Away From Your Pets

March 8, 2016

From fleas and ticks to rodents and other forms of wildlife, there are many different creatures that can make their way into your yard and even inside your home. There are many reasons why you may want to keep these critters away from your home, such as their ability to cause damage to your home and to bring pathogens and bacteria into your space. Another prime reason why you may want to keep them away is because of their ability to impact the health and well-being of your pets. For example, ticks can carry lyme’s disease and some rodents may carry rabies. These can cause your pet to get seriously ill or worse. There are a few steps that you can take to improve your home so that there is less of a chance of pests and critters impacting the life of your pet.

Keep Your Home and Yard Clean

Many types of wildlife and pests are attracted to cluttered, dirty areas, so one of the best steps that you can take to keep your home clean and free of pests is to remove all signs of clutter, junk, food debris and more from the space. All trash should be placed in an appropriate receptacle, and it should be removed from the home as soon as possible. Food should not be left sitting out because it can attract pests and rodents. The yard likewise should be kept free of debris, bearing in mind that it give critters a place to take up residence and hide.

Inspect Your Home Regularly

Another step that you can take is to inspect your home and yard regularly for signs of pests. Keep in mind that if you can see a few critters or insects, there likely are many more that you cannot see and that are hiding in different areas of the home or yard. Look for the critters as well as signs of their presence, such as droppings, nests, damage from wood-destroying insects and more. If you spot signs of pests or if you see the pests themselves, it is important to set up pest control service as soon as possible.

Use a Pest Control Service

Whether you have an active infestation on your property or you are trying to prevent one from developing, pest control service can be beneficial. With pest control service, the pest inspector can inspect your home for signs of an infestation that you may have missed and can treat these areas. In addition, he or she can tell you about areas that are conducive to an infestation even if there is not one present, and this gives you the ability to improve the home as soon as possible so that an infestation does not develop.

Inspect Your Pets Periodically

It is also a smart idea to inspect your pets periodically. You can learn a lot about their health and their exposure to pests and rodents by moving back their fur to inspect their skin. Look for signs of bites and stings, a rash or other related issues. You may show these to your vet or your pest control expert for more information about what may be causing them, and your pest control expert can treat your property for the critters and pests that may be impacting your pets.

Pests and wildlife can be bothersome to deal with, and many home remedies to remove them from the property fall short of achieving the desired goals. When you want to improve your property so that it is free of insects, rodents and more, set up an appointment with a pest control expert today as a first step.

Casner Exterminating Inc. is a locally owned and operated business providing professional pest control and termite exterminating services to Salinas, Monterey and Santa Cruz for over 30 years. We pride ourselves at being the finest when it comes to pest control customer service and eliminating problem pests, rodents, wildlife and termites.

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