It is widely said that we own animals. But the truth is: they own us. More specifically, they own our hearts. They’re not a piece of property. They’re not an object to be owned. They’re part of the family. They fill the void when children have grown and set off to make a home of their own. They lay with us when we’re home sick with the flu. They greet us at the door with excited yips and make us feel like we’re the most important person on the planet. The value of a loving dog or cat cannot be measured. That is why it is important to protect them from the dangers that lurk in our yards.
If you have owned a pet for any length of time, you have probably pulled a tick off them. Hopefully, it was a simple matter, and nothing came of it. But ticks are known to spread disease to animals, including anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease and others. Even dogs, with their incredible immune system, can struggle with tick-related illness. Your pets can also accidently expose your family to these disease carriers by bringing them into your home.
No one likes having to deal with fleas. These little blood eaters can be a misery for your pet. They cause itchy bites and can be frustrating to get out of your house. But that isn’t the worst of it. Fleas also carry diseases like Haemobartonellosis, plague, cat scratch disease, flea allergy dermatitis and others. Do you know that fleas also spread tapeworm to your pet? Many pet owners are unaware that insect pests can be the source of a tapeworm problem.
Though not as commonly connected to pets as ticks and fleas, mosquitoes can torment your pet. And, if the mosquito has bitten an infected animal in the forest, your pet could be at risk to contract that illness.
The single best way to protect your pest from insect-related disease is to have your yard treated for fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. The safer your yard is, the safer your pets will be. Call a pest control company and discuss options to protect your pet. After all the love they’ve given you through the years, they deserve to have a safe place to play.
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