If you suspect that your pet may have bed bugs, you may want to hire a professional exterminator to treat your home. In order to ensure the success of your treatment, you should thoroughly wash your dog’s bedding at hot temperatures. You should also keep all bedding in plastic bags and avoid transporting it from one area to another. However, if you cannot wash all bedding, you should dry it in a hot dryer for at least 10 minutes.
Bed bugs do not transmit diseases to dogs, but they do cause itchy skin and can even lead to an open wound if your dog scratches itself too much. A dog’s paws are also covered with dirt, bacteria, and other contaminants, making the skin prone to secondary infections. It is therefore important to check your pet for scratches regularly to prevent infection.
Fleas are not likely to live on your dog, but they can use your dog’s fur as a taxi. They can also live in clothing, purses, and even your home. These bugs can easily make their way into your home and make themselves at home. The problem with these insects is that they are difficult to remove.
A bed bug infestation can be difficult to detect without a live bed bug, so it is best to seek treatment before you see a live bed bug. You can also look for secondary signs such as a translucent shed exoskeleton, black spots from bug droppings, or red blood stains on bed sheets. The bites themselves may not be visible, or they may appear in a cluster.