Bedbugs are a blood-sucking insect that negatively impact public health and well-being of all socioeconomic classes. They don’t even have a preference of dirty over clean. Everyone is at risk, even household pets. They really took off in the late 1990’s as household pests in developed countries around the world.
Bed bugs are a problem in both residential and commercial places. Although not as common, household pets can be at risk as well.
These pests can potentially feed on any warm-blooded animals. They do prefer people though. If they do feast on your pet, it would be in an area with less hair or feathers. They like to hide after eating so it would be very unlikely for them to remain on your pet. They may take refuge in pet bedding or pet carriers and that could create a problem. Should these get transported to other areas, other homes, then there is the risk for them to spread to new sites.
Many people have their dogs protected from fleas and ticks with treatment. This protects them from bed bugs as well. Never use this treatment on humans as it is not safe nor has it ever shown to be of any help. It is potentially deadly to use on cats and poisonous to other animals. Always utilize any flea and tick treatment that is animal specific to keep them safe.
Should you have the misfortune of experiencing bedbugs, professional treatment is key. They are difficult to treat with their resilient life cycle. It will most likely require return visits from a professional exterminator to be sure the problem is resolved. During any treatment you will most likely be asked to stay away from home for a number of hours as it dries. This applies to your pets too. Off for an outing perhaps with multiple cat carriers depending on your family size. Should you have an aquarium, be sure to cover it and protect that water from absorbing those chemicals and tainting that environment.
If you have pets in your home and think you may have a pest infestation of any kind, call your vet immediately. The next step is to call professional pest control. Hi-Tech Pest Control Services has been eradicating bedbugs and all types of pests for over 30 years. Whether it stings, crawls, flies, bites, or destroys, our professional exterminators can solve it – including cockroaches, yellow jackets, mice, carpenter ants, wasps, and other stinging insects!
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