Having a great home pest control routine in place keeps you and your family safe from the health hazards pests bring with them. This is especially true in busy urban areas like London, where emergency pest control needs are more common. Having pets in your home means you need to carry out pet pest control, because your home is more susceptible to these problems.
The best way to have a really solid pest control routine is to practice pest prevention as much as you can with your pets. Not only will this keep your pets safe, it also keeps your family safe from the pests they can carry.
By taking these precautions, you can prevent a pest infestation from starting in the first place. Following these tips means you will make your home less inviting to pests such as fleas and ticks that your pets can carry.
The best place to start with your pest prevention is in your garden. Fleas and ticks hide in long grass and shrubs. So by mowing your lawn and keeping foliage trimmed back, you lessen the chances of having pests in your garden. Be aware also, that these insects can come home with your pet from the park or woods. They can also hitchhike into your house by clinging onto trouser bottoms.
It’s also important to keep any cracks or holes sealed in sheds and under decking, because wild animals who are riddled with fleas and ticks will love to hide there.
Prevention For Your Pets
Using a spot on flea and tick treatment prescribed by your vet is the best thing you can do to keep pests away from your pets. When your pet has been outside, regularly brush them with a flea comb to make sure they’re not bringing pests into the house. If you have a long haired pet, it will take more care to stop pests setting up camp in their fur. Having them groomed regularly will help this.
If a flea or tick in your home doesn’t mean your home is dirty. By paying more attention to certain areas where your pets spend most of their time, you can eliminate the chance of a flea problem becoming an aggressive infestation. Vacuuming at least once a week will stop pests from making your home theirs. Washing your pet’s bedding is also vital.
With more and more effective flea and tick control products available today, these pest infestations in homes are becoming less common than they were in the past. Pest products that take advantage of technology and natural alternatives have taken the place of chemical treatments recently. These breakthroughs and eco thinking make products even safer for your pests and your family too.
If you do find a flea or tick problem in your home, take quick action to keep them away. It is pretty serious just how fast a flea infestation can grow. Vacuuming your carpets will help a minor infestation, but if it’s more severe you will need to contact your local pest controller.