As a professional pest control company that specializes in bed bug removal in Atlanta, we often get asked questions about pets and whether they are affected by bed bug infestations. The answer is a reluctant but resounding yes. If your home is infested with bed bugs, it is highly likely that your cat or dog is suffering from the bites delivered by the critters. They may be harder to find and see because of the presence of fur, but if you have bites, your pets probably do too. Bed bugs feed on blood and it matters little to them which type of host provides that blood, human or animal. Whether you allow your cat or dog to sleep in your bed with you makes little difference as to whether your pet will be affected by bed bugs. Remember, bed bugs travel to find a host and are likely to be found in several areas throughout your home, including your dog’s bedding and your cat’s scratching posts. It is not likely that your pets will carry bed bugs on them and spread them to other dogs outside the home as bed bugs are nocturnal and feed during the night while you and your furry loved ones sleep making day time transference unlikely.
Protecting your pets is just one more reason to get rid of bed bugs as soon as you notice their presence. Our experts at Himalaya Pest Control use bed bug heat treatments for the complete and total extermination of these unwanted critters. Call Himalaya Pest Control for effective bed bugs treatment in Clarkston at 404-947-7378.