How To Protect Your Pet From Bedbugs

If you can make room for them, they don’t want any chance of invading your home. Get a plan in place before your pet goes to the vet or to the groomer for a little preventive maintenance.

Bedbugs are a scourge. The only thing that may deter them is the very things you want them to avoid, namely furniture and fabrics. And no, you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars. As a rule, the flea beetles that are most aggressive in your home aren’t very common. But they do exist and they have no problem staying in your bed, which is why it behooves you to have an idea of who you will be putting where. The same goes for bed linens and mattress covers.

One of the most obvious signs of a bedbug infestation is that you will see small bites on your pet’s fur that are not accompanied by the usual telltale smell. It´s likely a bed bug that got into the pad or duvet at some point.

Bedbugs tend to be attracted to the heat ’especially if your home has air conditioning’. So, put in a fan in the bedroom and make sure you have a fan handy in your main living space.

If you are not planning to have a pet, you won’t have to worry about bedbugs unless you allow them to get into your home. They don’t tend to take a very active interest in humans. Bedbugs thrive in a warm, humid environment, which you can keep by having an air conditioner.

You can also eliminate the chance of bedbugs by following a few simple steps:

Avoid leaving pets alone or without food or water.

Only allow access to the room that your pet is in at all times. Make sure your pets have the chance to rest, sleep and eat properly.

Wash your hands before and after handling pets. Keep in mind that bed bugs can hide in human blood.

Don’t leave your pets alone at feed time or anytime that may be infested.

Only take on a pet when you are in a warm and humid climate, such as in Hawaii or Hawaii.

Put down your pets only if the area where you plan to live allows it. If it doesn’t, keep your door locked and avoid leaving your house for a whole week or two. Bedbugs tend to congregate in dark, cool areas such as attics.

Make sure to check yourself for signs of bedbugs before and after an infestation. If your skin is sore or you have itching, visit your vet or call the state health department.

When you decide to get rid of your pets’s bedbug problem, you shouldn’t be afraid. If you have to, use protective products on your pets. If there are no other available options, you should try to remove the bedbugs from the area. Bedbugs can be treated using heat, insecticides or sprays that use chemicals that are approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The only chemical used by pest control will be absorbed into food.

Many bedbug infestations simply resolve themselves without an expensive exterminating process. The best solution to treating infested areas is prevention, however.