Are Your Pets Bringing Home Unwanted Guests?

Every pet owner knows that feeling: you come home to find your dog scratching, scratching, scratching. Your cat has deposited a tiny, furry, and decidedly dead gift on your bed. Pets bring home all sorts of pests, from fleas to ticks to mice. But are your pets attracting pests to your Acworth home?

3 Ways Pets Attract Pests

  1. safe pest removal AcworthPet food. Let’s face it: our pets are messy. Most pets aren’t picky eaters, and they wind up tracking food all over the house. The solution isn’t to move dinner outdoors—that actually attracts more pests, tempting bugs and rodents towards the source of sustenance. Instead, feed your pets in a contained area like the kitchen. Train them not to beg for snacks or make a mess. And always store uneaten food in an airtight container to prevent attracting pests.
  2. Pet waste. Bugs love dung, and your pets potty spot may be a breeding ground for pest problems. How can you prevent pests from following the source of the stench? Pick up after your pets, disposing any waste to avoid attracting vermin. Hose down the lawn after your pet urinates outdoors. Not only will this keep your yard clean and pest free, you’ll get a reputation as a great neighbor!
  3. Passengers. Pets carry all sorts of pests home, from fleas and ticks to bedbugs. Check your pets after they’ve roamed the great outdoors to make sure they aren’t bringing home unwanted guests. If you do wind up with a pest infestation, contact the vet and Protect All Pest Control to take care of the problem.

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