How to Keep Your Pets from Harmful Pests

May 30, 2019

It hurts to watch your pets crawl on their sickbed. It hurts even more knowing that the cause of the sickness was your fault. Insect-related diseases are common in domesticated pets. Some insects have posed serious threats to the lives of pets. Pests like ticks, fleas, mosquitos, and banana spiders are widely known to be a real threat to the lives of domesticated animals.

It’s possible you have never heard about the banana spider, and that simply means you don’t know what does a banana spider look like. As an overview, they are among the most dangerous types of spider that need to be eradicated sooner after they are discovered.

That aside, let us talk about how you can keep harmful pests away from your pets.

Proper Landscape Maintenance

The condition of the outdoor spacing around your home can repel or attract pests. Poorly conditioned backyards create room for pest invasion, which is why you shouldn’t make your backyard or outdoor spacing the breeding ground for pests. Experts recommend you properly maintain your outdoor spacing and backyard in the best way possible. Make sure all lawn trimmings, rubbish, and leaves are properly cleaned up and kept in sealed bags if possible.

For quality background maintenance, you may need to get an expert. With expert advice and guidance, you will be able to keep your backyard and outdoor spacing in the best condition ever.

Clean All Food Leftovers

One of the reasons pests love to infest human houses is because they always get something to feed on. Fleas and banana spiders love house backyards since they usually find food leftovers.  You can save your pets from pest infestation by making sure you clean all the food leftovers, rubbish, and garden trimmings.

Also, you can save yourself a whole lot of problems if you always make sure all the food items are cleared within and outside your house. You have to make sure all the seal packets and pet food leftovers are cleared promptly and properly. Checking and sealing all pet foods regularly will avoid pests from invading and contaminating them.

Keep Pest Poisons Away from Pets

Pests aren’t smart enough to tell between poison and food. Even the smartest of pets will gladly eat poisoned food if they find it wrongly stored. That said, make sure to keep all grain-based rodent baits and other food poisons for pests away from your pets.

You should never forget that cats and dogs are always vulnerable to the effects of pest and rat poison. Ensuring that you keep all containers containing pest poisons in concealed cupboards is a good step towards keeping your pets safe and pest-free.

Place Baits in the Right Place

Baits are specifically made for keeping pests away. If wrongly placed, they can serve to trap and keep pets away. You can easily and safely do so by ensuring that harmful baits are stored properly and away from pets.

In the event a pet consumes a pest that has been ingested with toxic baits, it’s likely going to be in real trouble. Pests such as rats and mice carry with them very dangerous diseases that can cause several health problems on pets. That’s why it is highly advised that you place your pest baits safely and away from your pets.

As they always say, prevention is better than cure. I will add to that phrase that prevention is not only better but also safer and cheaper than cure. Preventing your pets from dangerous pest attacks or consumption of poison-infested pests is good for their wellbeing.

Your pets will be safe from severe diseases that are triggered by pests’ infestation so you don’t have to invest huge sums of money to treat your lovely pets. You are as well going to enjoy playing around with your healthy pet every time you are at home.


In case your home has suffered serious pest infestation, you shouldn’t just relax or use the simple pest eradication methods. You need to invest in the professional services of pest control experts. These are professionals with the right equipment and skills at their disposal, so it will be easier for them to deliver quality and timely extermination services without causing any harm to your lovely pets.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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