Seeing rats or mice move around your yard is worrisome, but at least you are aware of their existence. There is a wide range of bugs and pests that you may never see or know about until they have become a nuisance in your home. You will need the services of a professional pest control company to completely eradicate some bugs and pests from your property and to help form a barrier so they do not return.
Bringing the bugs into your home
Unless you form a complete protection around your property, including your yard, you may have fleas and ticks that will be pleased to receive a free ride into your property on your children or your animals. Fleas may also jump on rodents and raccoons to try and capture entry into your home. Although fleas and ticks are often associated with young children and dogs, most fleas are found within the cat community and assist the largest infestation across the US.
You may not know that you have an infestation of fleas or ticks until individuals or animals begin to show signs of scratching more often. Your pest control company should be contacted to eradicate these bugs from your property. They can also form a barrier around your yard so that you are unlikely to receive an infestation again, although transporting children and animals outside of your yard might still pose a threat.
The biggest threat from these fleas and ticks is when your pets transport from outside to inside your property. They can carry multiple diseases including an allergy and occasionally tapeworms. Ticks transmit the serious illness of Lyme disease.
While you are organizing your pest control company to provide a regular maintenance check and barrier around your property to ensure that bugs and pests are not attracted to your home, it is a good idea to treat your animals at the same time. Your vet will provide sufficient information to help you eradicate fleas or ticks from your animals.