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What Bugs are Dangerous for Your Pets?

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We all love our pets and want the best for them, but sometimes these inquisitive little rascals can go sticking their noses where they don’t belong and find themselves in a heap of trouble. While exploring your yard, your pets may find themselves face to face with bugs that can be quite hazardous to their health. Keep an eye out for these potential dangers to keep your pets safe.

Fireflies – Though they may be tantalizing and eye catching to your dog as they light up the sky, you should never let your dog try to eat one as they contain toxins known as lucibufagins. These can be very harmful to your dog’s digestive system and result in vomiting. Cats similarly are greatly affected as fireflies are poisonous to them as well.

Cockroaches – Cats don’t have to worry too much when it comes to roaches as hunting bugs is fairly common for them, though insects such as roaches and beetles with hard exoskeletons can irritate their gastrointestinal tract. Dogs, on the other hand, should never eat roaches as they can infect your canine friend with stomach worms.

Caterpillars – Many caterpillars are toxic and capable of injecting poison into your pet upon digestion. Some such as the wooly bear caterpillar don’t carry a toxic agent but have sharp microscopic hairs which can pierce into your pet and do harm to their throat and mouth.

Bees – You should always avoid allowing your pet to get within proximity to bees. They might be enticed to nip at them as they whizz by, but this could only agitate the bees resulting in severe stinging. In some cases, your pet could go into anaphylactic shock and experience a substantial allergic reaction and swelling.

Avoid Pests for Your Pet

Your pets deserve the best, and when insects get involved, it puts them in a lot of danger. Keep your furry loved ones safe by keeping the pests at bay. At Heron Home & Outdoor, we understand the need to get bugs out of your home, and we offer the Heron Guarantee of 100% satisfaction. If you think pests are a problem in your household, contact us today for your free same-day inspection.

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