With two little min pins that love to lounge outside on a sunny day, a wasp nest clinging to the window outside their home is a sure sign of danger.
Luckily this nest was easily washed away from outside my mothers home, but its not always that easy. Wasp nests and bee hives can be very dangerous to remove.
So be aware, its not just what’s on the ground that could be harmful to your pet. Clear your pets sleeping areas of spiders and insects as they can be very harmful too. Bee hives and wasp nests are especially dangerous and can be removed by professionals, which is always best. Getting stung is not only painful, but multiple stings can send you to the emergency room quickly.
Pets getting stung can also result in swelling, infections, or death.
Keeping benadryl on hand is a good idea, in case of allergies resulting from bee sting. Use of Benadryl for allergies…
Rule of thumb is 1 mg per lb of body weight 2-3 times a day. Example 1 Benadryl 25mg tablet for 1 25lb dog or 1/2 a tablet for a dog 1/2 that size.
Always check with a veterinarian for follow up care, if your pet has been stung. A pet could have severe reactions, develop hives, or need assistance if a stinger becomes embedded in their paw, skin, etc. Remember, untreated could lead to more illness, or death.
Spider bites can be just as bad. My own dog battled a fever and infection from a spider bite on the face. Spiders love very dry shaded areas, under ledges, stairs, around patio doors. Seems like just about everywhere my dog likes to nap. During these dry summer days it’s good to occasional wash down areas around the home, as these type of bugs prefer dry areas to set up camp.
HomeShield in Pacific Beach is a pest control that provides a pet friendly service that doesn’t require anybody leaving the home.
TheBeeRemoval.com has more information on bees, how to identify a hive, or look for a professional to remove bees or wasps from your home.