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What Kind of Pests Are in Your Pet’s Bed?

Pests are typically a big concern for homeowners. They are gross, intrusive, and troublesome to deal with. They can even send a shiver down your spine if you find one in the wrong area. While not incredibly common, finding pests in your bed can be one of those nightmarish scenarios. Unfortunately, your pets can experience that same problem with critters in their sleeping quarters. Here are some of the pests you may encounter in your pet’s bed.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs can be found where your pet sleeps, too. While not as commonly found as in human beds, they can still create problems. They will bite your pet just the same as they would bite you, so keep an eye out for them.

Fleas

Fleas are almost a guarantee to find in your pet’s bed at some point or another, especially if you own a dog. The problem with fleas is how much they cause your pet to itch. The scratching will eventually cause your pet’s skin to bleed, so act quickly if you find them. 

Ticks

Ticks are equally as common and dangerous as fleas. Always check your pets for fleas after spending any extended time with them outside. Keeping these pests out of the house, to begin with, is a good way to ensure they never make their way to your pet’s bed. 

Spiders

Since pet beds typically have small crevices to squeeze between, spiders will try to establish themselves there. It is never a bad idea to shake out and clean your pet’s bed from time to time to ensure there are no spiders or eggs present. Poisonous spiders can be especially dangerous, so do not hesitate to get rid of any you find. 

Mosquitoes

Not everyone associates mosquitoes with pets, but they can easily become a problem. Some mosquitoes are carriers of heartworm, which can become lethal for pets if left untreated. Even if not, the itching, similar to flea and tick bites, can cause excessive scratching and skin bleeding. 

Get Professional Help

Pets are more than just animals, they are friends and family to those who own them. Therefore, they should be treated as such! If you find yourself in a pest and pet predicament, get in touch with the right people. The team at Advantage has been family owned and operated since 1995 and is committed to finding the right solution for you. Contact us today to get started!

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