September 10th, 2018

Pest Control

Many people who worry about pests do so because they are protective of their family. However, many people forget that pets are just as susceptible to bugs and insects as humans are. If you have pets in your home, you should be especially cognizant of the pests listed below.

Ticks

When it comes to keeping pets safe, the bug you should most be concerned about is the tick. Ticks are becoming a bigger and bigger problem throughout the country. Populations are expected to continue growing in the coming years. Ticks can burrow beneath your pet’s fur without you, or them, noticing. If the tick bites through your pet’s skin, tick paralysis can occur. Signs of tick paralysis include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Change in barking pitch
  • Vomiting
  • Paralysis
  • Death

Additionally, ticks can spread Lyme disease to pets just as they spread it to humans. You should make preventative efforts to not only keep ticks out of your backyard but to keep them off your pet as well.

Mosquitos

If your pet loves to be outdoors, they will expose themselves to mosquitos frequently. If a mosquito bites your dog or cat, it can pass the heartworm disease. If left untreated, heartworm causes death in a matter of months. A tell-tale sign of your pet having been bitten by a mosquito are itchy welts, just like the ones that appear on humans.

Spiders

Although many spiders are harmless to pets, there are some species of poisonous spiders in the United States of particular concern. If your pet is bitten by a spider, a mark will likely not appear for a few days. After the bite mark appears, your pet will appear lethargic or weak while suffering from a fever. Certain spider bites cause the death of healthy tissue, which could result in amputation.

Ants

There’s a good chance that when playing outside, your pet discovers an ant hill. You should do everything in your power to keep your pet away from ants. When ants feel threatened they begin biting. Before your pet knows what is happening, they could have been bitten by dozens, if not hundreds, of ants. When a pet is bitten by ants, they will likely break out in a rash. 

Contact Your Trusted Pest Control Expert Today

If your pet has suffered from a medical emergency, be sure to take it to your trusted vet as soon as possible. Your vet can conduct tests to determine what bug, if any, bit your pet. After resolving your pet’s health, you should then look to prevent the situation from occurring again.

If you have seen signs of a pest infestation or are merely looking to take preventative action, be sure to contact a local expert. Trained technicians will visit your home and examine your property to determine the best course of action to eliminate your infestation.

Habitat Pest Control

2530 Berryessa Rd Suite 320, San Jose, CA 95132 408-922-9898
Habitat Pest Control is an award winning pest control company located in San Jose, CA with extensive local knowledge and proven experience in effectively solving every pest problem. They over 10 years of experience in pest control and Habitat Pest Control can support residential and commercial clients.

Brittany Franco

I've had a few issues with them being on time in the past but it has improved greatly. Minh is very kind and works hard. Our ant and spider problem was completely eliminated. They are well priced and do a good job. I would highly recommend their services.

02-14-2019

sylvie0711

They are always on time and always ask if I satisfied with the job. If I ask them to check something they always do and let me know. I’m always happy with their service.

02-01-2019

Sung Y Kim

They carried on job all the way as they committed and good coordination. Job was completed with a satisfaction. No hesitation for recommendation for pest control works. Thanks.

11-24-2018

Kathy Almazol

We hired Habitat Pest Control when we had an infestation of fleas. They came, prescribed a routine for us and have followed through. They are fair, courteous, knowledgeable and on time! They are definitely our preferred company.

12-17-2018

Hoang Vu

I have them spray on 3 of our friends and familes' houses regularly for over 3 years. Great service, right away you start seeing less pests and insects in the house. By couple days later you would see none. Excellent customer service on top of their game. I would recommend to anyone.

10-20-2018

Mahesh S.

We had an intractable red ant problem. It comes back every summer only in the areas where we renovated the house. It was a nightmare especially in the...

2019-06-08

Susan R.

This is my 2nd time to use habitat. When it comes to bugs they know their stuff. I did my research the 1st time and I was looking for a enviroment friendly...

2019-02-17

Shelby G.

Constantly late to scheduled visits. Very annoying when you have plans and errands you've committed to throughout the day. Will not be going with these guys...

2019-08-10

An ant infestation can drive almost anyone crazy, trying to clean up the problem, only to find they’re back a few h… https://t.co/mxrNTHc0fV
Seven Tips for Quickly Eliminating Large Ant Infestations.

https://t.co/TodsYIZW62
Bed Bugs in Summer: What You Should and Shouldn't Do

https://t.co/iuy9lt5crj
Pests That You Will Find in Abundance During the Summer Summer is a time of fun and sun but is also the time for insects to come out and start creeping around too.
Pests That You Will Find in Abundance During the Summer - Habitat Pest Control Pests That You Will Find in Abundance During the Summer Blog 21 June 2019  Print  Email Summer is a time of fun and sun but is also the time for insects to come out and start creeping around too. During ...
Gardening Tips for July Keep your garden safe this summer
By Peyton Ellas UCCE Master Gardener Planting: If you can, wait until cooler weather to add new plants. The exceptions are heat-loving edible annuals, and some water-and-heat-loving small perennial…
Know garden pests before deciding on a path to control.

https://t.co/VSVSWODuh0
The best way to maintain a rodent free environment is for our technician to regularly monitor your home. Contact us… https://t.co/nE0iJIxMeI
"Your house should be a welcoming place for you and guests, unless those guests are of the creepy-crawly variety."

https://t.co/dURalxXCZy
4 Facts About Pests In Your Pantry Every kind of pest needs a few basic things: shelter, water, and food.
Why Pests Are More Active In The Summer - Habitat Pest Control Why Pests Are More Active In The Summer Blog 14 June 2019  Print  Email Depending on where you live, pests and insects can be a year-round problem. In fact, if a pest infestation takes hold in your house it can ...
Local experts give tips on garden pest control Local experts give tips on garden pest control
Gardening is a popular activity in the summer months, but often times, animal pests and insects pose problems for many gardeners.
Our inspectors are trained to identify cockroach infestations lurking around your home. Contact us to schedule your… https://t.co/DEZhzmPPUx
4 Facts About Pests In Your Pantry - Habitat Pest Control If you live in Sunnyvale, Habitat Pest Control is happy to help.
4 Facts About Pests In Your Pantry Blog 26 June 2019  Print  Email Every kind of pest needs a few basic things: shelter, water, and food. Shelter and ...
Keep Those Summer Pests Away in Sunnyvale CA Pest insects and burrowing mammals in Sunnyvale CA can be a challenge to deal with through most of the year. Summer is hardly an exception, especially with the way insects thrive in hot and humid environments in Sunnyvale CA. And ...
Why Pests Are More Active In The Summer Depending on where you live, pests and insects can be a year-round problem.
Reasons Not To Do DIY Pest Control Many people often come to a crossroads when it comes to hiring a pest control company or taking matters into their own hands. Why? Well, a lot of homeowners feel as if taking the do-it-yourself route will save them some ...
Douglas County Health Department shares pest control tips for Mosquito Control Awareness Week

https://t.co/sORwzj2rCe
Seven Tips for Quickly Eliminating Large Ant Infestations Seven Tips for Quickly Eliminating Large Ant Infestations.
Whether the problem is indoors or outdoors, there are many strategies and solutions for getting rid of large ant infestations. Here are seven tips to help you solve difficult infestations.
Bed Bugs in Summer: What You Should and Shouldn't Do Bed Bugs in Summer: What You Should and Shouldn't Do
If you’re planning on travelling this summer, you may come in contact with a small intruder in your home away from home, bed bugs! Luckily, pest control experts have some ...
Douglas County Health Department shares pest control tips for Mosquito Control Awareness Week - Gateway Douglas County Health Department shares pest control tips for Mosquito Control Awareness Week
Kamrin Baker EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Ah, how the senses are awakened during the summer. There’s a smell of fresh fruit, fire pits, bug spray; the sensation of sun-kissed skin, ...
Know garden pests before deciding on a path to control Know garden pests before deciding on a path to control.
You look around the garden and see aphids suck the life out of your rose buds, flea beetles chomp on the cauliflower and cabbage butterflies lay eggs that will turn ...
How to get rid of mosquitoes, for an hour or all summer How to keep mosquitoes away from your backyard.
Plus, what to do to soothe those itchy, itchy bites.

Load More