If you live or own a business in a big city, one of the biggest worries is keeping vermin away from your environment. Many farmers and homeowners across America rely on their best furry friends to help keep infestations away. A pet is a great way to prevent bugs and mice from entering your home, although it’s good to keep in mind that a pet is not a solution to a bad pest problem. While they can scare away other critters, you may still need professional extermination services to help you combat harmful vermin.
Three Pets That Get Rid of Pests
Certain animals are better than others for hunting and killing pests in a home, office, or storefront. After all, there’s a reason Brooklyn bodegas depend on cats, and it’s not just because they’re pleasing to the eye. If you’re looking for a pet that will help you combat vermin, consider these:
- Cats – Cats are a no-brainer. They’re primarily built for hunting mice, rats, and bugs. The scent of cat urine scares certain small animals away from your property because they smell a predator. A kitten makes a great pet that you can easily keep in your apartment. Especially handy if you have a basement or garage area that needs a little prowler.
- Dogs – Dogs have a fantastic sense of smell, and while they may not be the amazing hunters that cats are, a dog will bark and warn you of any intruding pests. If you have a yard where squirrels, birds, or raccoons run rampant, a hound will scare them away.
- Birds – Some birds are pests themselves, but others work to balance out the ecosystem. Many birds eat small bugs, which can help you keep any insect infestations down. If your home has an outdoor area plagued by grasshoppers, worms, slugs, or other invasive species, consider putting out birdseed to encourage these winged critters to come into your yard. They’ll help diminish your insect population.
There are other options to consider, like certain reptiles or even ferrets. Nonetheless, it’s a good idea to keep in mind that vermin present a danger to your animals as well as you. Mice and certain bloodsuckers spread infection or might be poisonous to your indoor animals. If your pets help you out by catching an occasional rat or roach, that’s great. But you should rely on an extermination service to protect your home and your furry (or feathery) friends.
Find a Pet-Friendly Exterminator
My Private Exterminator is located in Brooklyn, New York, and has been happily providing pet-friendly pest control services in the area for 15 years. Insects and vermin carry diseases that cause an extensive amount of harm to your health and your pet’s health. Don’t wait until an infestation gets the best of you. Call us at 347-305-8524 or complete our contact form to see how we can help.