Everything You Need to Know About Heartworms

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Have you heard of Heartworms before? If you have pets, these parasites are something you absolutely need to be aware of if you aren’t already. To a lot of us, our pets are absolutely a part of our families. We can’t imagine our lives without them. Because of our deep connection to them, we need to keep them safe and protected.

What Are Heartworms?

Heartworms are created when a dog or cat is bitten by an infected mosquito. Heartworms lodge in your pet’s heart and lungs, which causes serious complications and will eventually lead to death. Adult heartworms can grow up to a foot in length inside your pet. At its worst, an animal can have hundreds of worms in their system at a time, which is heartbreaking.

What Are Symptoms of Heartworms?

Common symptoms of heartworms in your pet include:

  • Coughing
  • Lack of energy
  • Passing out
  • Inability to retain fluids
  • Many other disheartening symptoms

It is awful to think of any pet in any home having to deal with and fight through this exhausting and, if not treated, fatal disease. Heartworms in pets is something that needs to be taken seriously. Cases of heartworms appear in every state. Many of the animal shelters around the country are seeing more and more animals with this horrible parasite. 

How to Treat & Prevent Heartworms

Treatment of heartworms is generally very expensive. It is one of those diseases that is much cheaper to prevent than to treat. Lucky for us, these parasites are simple enough to protect against.

To ensure the safety of your home, take steps to reduce the mosquito population.

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How Can Greenix Help Prevent Your Pets from Getting Heartworms?

At Greenix Pest Control, we offer a mosquito reduction treatment. Our service helps to control the mosquito population on your property, which significantly contributes to the safety of your furry family members.

Protecting your family, pets included, is important to Greenix. All of our treatments are pet friendly, which is something that we take very seriously. It is important for our customers to know and feel that their home is completely protected from all pests, parasite-carrying mosquitoes included.

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If you do not already have some sort of protection in place to protect against mosquitoes and the diseases they carry, please call Greenix. We want to make sure that the effects of Heartworms and other mosquito passed problems never reach your family.

Call us at (888) 800-7181 for more information or advice on how to stay protected.