Safe Pest Control
Summer is not just the time of long, hot days. Summer is also the season for mosquitoes, stinging flies, ants, ticks and all sorts of other unpleasant creepy crawlies. Those irritating creatures do not just ignore your pet either. Mosquitoes will happily feed on animals if they can get through the critter’s fur, and ticks absolutely love long hair, regardless of whether that long mane is part of a French braid or wagging tail. Long hair is easier for ticks to grab and climb. Sadly, indoor pets have to deal with pests just like their outdoor counterparts. Mosquitoes, flies and ticks can easily find their way into a house either through broken screens, cracks around doors or by hitching a ride on your grocery bags. Be sure you have a good flea, tick, mosquito and insect repellent for your pet before summer arrives. These can take the form of collars, gel that you rub into your pet’s skin or pet-safe bug-spray spritz bottles.
Be aware of what you are putting on your lawn or on your floor as well. Pets, especially young pets like kittens or puppies, are notorious for getting into pest control attempts and licking up Raid, nibbling on rat poison or tracking ant bait all over the house. Make sure that whatever you use to kill insects will not hurt your pet. If you must use a poisonous substance, place it somewhere your pet cannot reach or keep your pet away from it until the danger has passed. Do not simply assume that your roach baits are in a safe place either. You would be amazed what a curious pet can manage to get a hold of when they want.