If you want to keep Fido safe and sound but you’ve spotted a few roaches, you may be wondering whether or not these pests can harm your pet. The good news is that usually, cockroaches will leave you and your pets alone, as they perceive anything larger than them as a threat. However, there have been occasions when roaches do harm animals, so take the steps to keep your home and animals safe by calling the roach control team at Clegg’s Pest Control today.
Do Roaches Bite Dogs?
More often than not, roaches will leave your pup alone. However, if there is a large infestation and the bugs can’t find other sources of food, they may bite your animal in the quest for nourishment. While this is rare, it does happen.
How Else Can Roaches Harm My Pet?
Did you know that cockroaches can spread diseases? They carry large amounts of bacteria, including salmonella, staphylococcus, and streptococcus. They eat almost anything, which means they can ingest bacteria that’s passed in their fecal matter. Should you or your pet come in contact with contaminated surfaces, you can easily get sick.
How Will I Know if My Dog Has Been Bitten by a Roach?
If your furry friend has been bitten by a roach, you’ll notice excessive scratching. You can protect your pets by having regular inspections and scheduling an appointment if you suspect your home or business is playing host to cockroaches. It’s important to do your research if you’re going to use do-it-yourself solutions, as you don’t want to use an insecticide that is harmful to pets.
My Dog Ate a Roach – What Should I Do?
If fluffy Fido ate a roach, don’t hold it against him… It’s just part of his prey drive! There isn’t much you can do except monitor your dog for signs of sickness. The insect itself is not harmful, but the bacteria it harbors may be. If you notice anything unusual, contact your vet immediately.
What Type of Roach Do I Have?
You might know realize it, but there are hundreds of different species of roach, a handful of which are common in North Carolina. The American Cockroach is one of the largest roaches we see, measuring up to two inches in length. This species is reddish-brown in color and prevalent throughout the South. The Smoky Brown Roach looks similar to its American cousin, but is smaller and darker. If you’ve ever seen a cockroach fly, it was probably a Smoky Brown.
The German Cockroach is another common pest that measures a half-inch long and is tan-brown. If you’ve ever seen a roach that is about an inch in length and making a home in your basement, it was probably the Oriental Cockroach.
Trust Clegg’s For Your Pest Control Problems
If your home or business has roaches, don’t worry. Our team can create a custom treatment plan and help those pesky roaches pack their bags. We’re proud to offer free inspections, so contact us today to schedule your appointment. If you’re ready to solve your pest control problems, the heroes at Clegg’s are here to help! Call us at (888) MRCLEGG to get started.