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.

John Brady

They did a great job, followed up afterwards just to make sure all was right. They are professional, polite and considerate. We are very satisfied with their work and our experience with them.

11-10-2019

Pat Dorsey

Habitat has been a wonderful company to work with. Very courteous and efficient. Great Customer Service! Highly recommend!

11-22-2019

David Yoshida

This month there was a problem with communication. I received a phone call to set a date and time for service between 1 - 3 pm. We came home at 1 pm and your man had come in the morning. If we knew we could have left the side gate unlocked. He only did the front yard. I called to clear the misunderstanding and set a date to finish the back yard. The date changed a couple of times but finally Saturday 10- noon worked. Thanks for your service. Did you receive my payment? DavidYoshida

11-13-2019

Cristie Connors

They have done a great job sealing up our attic and mailing it rodent proof.

11-13-2019

Michele McDowell

Minh at Habitat is responsive, thorough and their price is very reasonable.

10-02-2019

Swarnpreet K.

John was v responsive and sent someone next day to provide a quote for ant control. The ant issue is resolved now. Price and service both were v good.

2019-08-21

Abiya A.

DO NOT use Habitat Pest Control. They offer the worst service I have ever seen. We have had flea issues for the past 3 weeks. The first time our landlord...

2019-08-24

Sally S.

I have been used HPC for over 2 years and also signed up for quarterly contract service, they helped me on multiples issues like ants, wasps and rats...

2019-10-23

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