Do Bed Bugs Bite Dogs

Do Bed Bugs Bite Dogs?

Bed bugs are little vampires that feed on the blood of humans and animals. The little monsters will infest a dog’s bedding almost just as readily as they would infest a human’s. Bed bugs are unfortunately very common. Globalization and international travel have spread these bugs around the globe. Hotels, laundromats, and anywhere people sit or sleep are prone to getting them. One might also get bed bugs from buying used pieces of furniture. If you’re worried that your dog is suffering from bed bug bites, don’t worry. They can be treated. Call us for effective bed bug control in Hamilton.

While they prefer human blood, bed bugs have been known to bite dogs as well. Your dog might get bit while sleeping in your bed or spread the pests from your bed to theirs. When bit, they will show the same symptoms. Bed bug bites appear as tiny red dots, grouped together in straight lines or zig zags. In most cases, they will be found on the pet’s stomach. Most pets will also be seen scratching at their bites throughout the day. Excessive scratching may lead to a loss of fur. Like us, dogs do not like to get bit. Bed bug bites are uncomfortable.

How do you treat bed bug bites?

Wash bed bug bites in soap and water to prevent infection. If your pet appears allergic or very uncomfortable, take it to see their veterinarian. The vet may provide you with a corticosteroid cream or something to treat the bites. The key to solving the discomfort, however, is to get rid of the bed bugs. Contact a pest removal company immediately for treatment. A technician will inspect your home, then get rid of the bed bugs with insecticide or a combination of insecticide and steam. The insecticide will eliminate adult bed bugs while the steam will destroy their eggs. Professional treatments are effective and long-lasting.

What you can do to help is to wash your bedding and your pet’s bedding in hot water. Dry them both at the hottest setting, then bag up your pet’s bedding until you are sure that the bugs are gone. Add a cover to your mattress. Check your pet’s fur every day and destroy any bugs you find. You should also monitor your pet for new bites. Most pest control companies will come back to re-treat the infestation a second time. Communicate with the technician and call them if the infestation continues. Some companies offer warranties with their service and will continue to return until the bugs are all gone.

Bed bugs target humans, but they will bite dogs if they are hungry. Bed bugs are notorious for spreading across the home. So, contact a professional at the first sign of an infestation. The problem will not go away on its own. What’s worse is that the products you see in stores are not very effective. Bed bugs are extremely resistant to pesticides. Contact us for an inspection and comprehensive bed bug solution. Our services are safe, effective, and affordable. We also provide extensive warranties, so if the bugs come back, so will we. Call us today.