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Roseburg Bed Bugs Can Be Harmful to the Family Pet

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When it comes to pest control, Roseburg residents need to keep the health and safety of their pets as well as family members in mind. Stinging and biting insects, including Roseburg bed bugs, are most common during the summer months of July, August and September, so it’s vital for pet owners to be aware of the potential dangers that they can cause. 

Pests that Irritate Pets

  • Ticks
  • Fleas
  • Bees, wasps and hornets
  • Ants
  • Spiders
  • Bed bugs

What Happens When a Pet is Bitten or Stung?

Pets often get bitten or stung in the face or paws. Fleas and bed bugs, however, can bite any part of the body. Every pet reacts differently to an insect bite or sting, and a seemingly mild reaction can progress into something worse. If your pet’s behavior or activity level changes, consult your veterinarian. 

Mild reactions: Slight swelling at the affected site; the pet may not require immediate treatment unless the symptoms get worse.

Moderate reactions: Common in dogs; rapid swelling of the affected site, lips, eyes or neck; skin may have the appearance of hives; the affected site becomes very itchy; swelling may progress to anaphylaxis.

Severe reactions: Anaphylaxis; difficulty breathing; pet collapses; rapid drop in blood pressure; vomiting; staggering; diarrhea; swelling of the larynx; seizures; death.

Protecting Pets from Roseburg Bed Bugs

Humans aren’t the only victims of bed bugs, as these pests will gladly feast on your pet. In fact, pets are more susceptible to bites than humans because of their fur coats and inviting pet beds. You can help protect your pet from Roseburg bed bugs by using an anti-bed bug liner for pet beds. You can also try using a pet-safe repellant that specifically states it helps prevent bed bugs, not just ticks or fleas. To prevent a bed bug infestation from harming your pet, follow the techniques experts recommend for your own home.

If your home becomes infested with any type of critter that could harm you, your family or pet, call an expert instead of practicing DIY pest control. Roseburg residents run the risk of doing more harm than good with the pesticides available in stores.

Here at Eden, we offer free estimates and can help eliminate an infestation of stinging insects or bed bugs in Roseburg and the surrounding areas.

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