Insects and Bugs in Pet Food◀ Back To Blog
July 31, 2013
Many families and customers worry about their pets during their pest control treatment. Customers concerns consist of chemical and rodenticides exposure. Thomas Pest Services is concerned about your home, property, family, health and pets and minimizes any exposures for homeowners in and around Clifton Park.
All too often the joy of having pets (dogs, cats, birds, fish, etc.) is dampened by having more problems with troublesome pests, especially pests that are eating the pet food. Bugs in pet food, it doesn't have to be that way! Here are some tips to help prevent insects in pet food:
- Store all dry pet food and treats in containers with tight-fitting lids. If you have an old forgotten box of dog treats, fish food, bird seed, or pet food around, use it or get rid of it. You can store pet food in the refrigerator to keep it from becoming infested with beetles and moths. Unfortunately, rats and wildlife can chew their way through plastic containers and plastic/paper bags.
- Feed your pet only as much as it will eat at one time, then remove any leftovers. Uneaten pet food, especially if it is left out overnight, attracts ants, cockroaches, and bigger pests like mice, rats, and even raccoons and skunks— and some of these animals may fight with your pet for the food, and expose it to rabies.
- Clean up any pet food crumbs and spills daily as it will attract other pests.
- Bird feeders are a problem because birds easily spill seeds on the ground, which attracts rats, mice, and squirrels. Use a bird feeder that has a broad tray to catch spilled seed, or clean up spilled seeds daily. Placing feeders away from the house whenever possible also is a good idea, so you don't attract rats and mice to your home.
If you have problems with any pests associated with your pets, including fleas and ticks, be sure to give us a call! Thomas Pest Services offers Ballston Spa and surrounding towns in the Capital District a quality pest control service that keeps your family, home, property and pets out of harm’s way. If you ever have any questions about your pest control service or about your family or pets safety, certainly ask those questions. As pet owners, we understand how your pets safety is a top property, along with yours. Thomas Pest Services is the Capital Regions family owned pest control provider you can trust! To learn more how Thomas Pest Services can do to solve your pest or rodent issue, contact us via phone at 1-877-518-2847, via web inquiry, Facebook or Twitter!