According to Christopher Ingraham of The Washington Post, “Mosquitoes may be the absolute worst organism inhabiting Earth today.” Aside from the annoyance and aggravation that billions of itchy bites bring, mosquitoes carry a number of terrible diseases that annually kill hundreds of thousands of people across the globe. Humans have sprays and other defenses to battle dangerous mosquitoes, but these insects can be just as problematic for our defenseless pets, especially dogs.
Dogs love to be outdoors, particularly when the weather is nice. Since we cannot lock our four-legged friends indoors during an entire mosquito-season, we must take steps to minimize exposure to bites and the potentially deadly diseases they transmit.
Similar to humans, mosquitoes require water to live. Reducing access to water can prevent adult mosquitoes from breeding and producing even more of the pests. In addition to standing water in yards, birdbaths and other common areas, continually monitor water in dog bowls and eliminate stagnant water near room air conditioners and planters.
- Avoid Mosquitoes’ Peak Times
Mosquitoes are most active at dawn, dusk and through the night but sleep or rest during the day. Therefore, owners should minimize the amount of time their dogs spend outside during these times. Dogs can be walked during the day, instead, while the mosquitoes are most likely to be inactive.
Mosquitoes enter homes through open doors and windows or those with ineffective screens. It is important to have windows and screens maintained and, if necessary, repaired to prevent mosquitoes from entering. Also remember to fill gaps between frames and any window air conditioners.
Research has shown that it can be very dangerous to apply human insect repellent to dogs. Human repellent is specially formulated for human skin and contains chemicals such as DEET. These chemicals offer effective protection against insects without causing any harm to humans. However, in animals, these same repellents can cause skin irritation, seizures and vomiting so always use natural mosquito repellent for dogs.
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