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Doggy Dangers: Why Backyard Pests Are Unwanted Guests

It’s important to set aside some time for your dogs to run around freely on your property. After all, it’s not healthy to not keep them cooped up inside all day. However, there are certain dangers such as backyard pests that your dogs face when they are outside.

These can include wasps, ants, mosquitoes, raccoons, coyotes, rats, and other unwanted pests on your property.

Below are a few ways you can keep your animals safe from whatever pests decide to drop by.

Doggy Dangers: Why Backyard Pests Are Unwanted Guests

Watch Out for Larger Pests

It is important to be aware of what kinds of wild animals typically inhabit areas near your home.

For example, coyotes in your backyard can be a real danger.

This is true even in busy urban areas.

Coyotes have adapted to life in the city with some even becoming acquainted with humans and are no longer afraid of them.

For this reason, they are a danger in the city as well as rural areas.

Coyote hiding in the bushes

Coyotes can easily find their way into your backyard, especially if you have a larger property.

They can hide in the bushes or other areas during the day.

They tend to do most of their hunting and scavenging at night.

They can even threaten large dogs and are certainly not afraid to attack small breeds.

You should also be on the lookout for other animal pests.

These can include rats, mice, raccoons, and many more.

Raccoons are especially dangerous because they are prone to attack dogs.

They are also known to carry diseases like rabies.

To keep these kinds of pests out of your backyard, you should install sturdy fencing that will prevent pests from entering your backyard.

If you can, try to keep food and garbage out of your backyard so that you do not attract animals to your home.

Above all, consider keeping your pets inside at night.


Mosquito Control

Some people may notice significantly more mosquito bites on their animals as the weather starts to get warmer.

If this is the case, you will need to act fast.

Mosquitoes are dangerous not only to you but also to your dog.

They can breed in a very short amount of time.

They are also notorious for spreading diseases.

Cute dog with a large green ball laying in the grass

You may have inherited backyard issues, including mosquitoes, from the previous owner of the property.

The best solution in such a situation is to call on the services of a mosquito control expert.

They will have the task of setting up barriers, destroying eggs, and other actions that are designed to eradicate this pest.

You can prevent mosquitos from coming back by removing any standing water from your yard.

It is important to remember that you should never use bug repellent on your animal as the chemicals can be extremely harmful to them.

There is no reason why you need to put up with pests in your home or commercial location.

The time is now for you to take preventive measures in order to keep your beloved animals safe.

Lastly, rely on a pest control expert or call animal control to stay safe from animals that could pose a threat to you or your pet.


Saturday 12th of March 2022

Wounder what this dog smelling

Molli Taylor

Saturday 12th of March 2022

thank you! the bugs keep getting us all and i had no idea what to do!

Jodi Hunter

Saturday 12th of March 2022

Thanks so much for this post, we love our fur babies and want to take the very best care of them.

Debbie P

Friday 11th of March 2022

I live very close to my local forest preserve and my girl unfortunately has had run ins or closed calls with quite a few of these over the years. being super mindful does help a lot. Thank you for the article.

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