How Can I Protect My Pets From Flies

Your dog could be more affected by a fly infestation than you realize. Flies can not only be irritating to dogs but can also cause skin irritations and infections. It is easy to get rid of flies from your dog and prevent further bites by changing your cleaning habits and using everyday cleaners. Fly repellants, frequent grooming, regular cleaning, and regular home inspections are all ways to keep your dog safe from these pests.

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Some key points

  • Grooming and training your dog
  • Trying Natural or Chemical Fly Repellants
  • Coconut oil – this is another natural ways to do flies control
  • Make sure your lawn isn’t a hairy mess
  • Wash your dog’s bedding
  1. Grooming and Training Your Dog

Keeping your dog’s coat as clean and tidy as possible will help reduce the risk of fly bites. This is because the cleanliness of your dog’s fur will attract fewer flies. Wash your dog’s coat regularly with dog shampoo and conditioner.

You can also use detangling brushes, combs, or rubber grooming gloves to keep your dog’s fur clean and tidy. Make sure you thoroughly dry your dog after washing to prevent bacteria growth. Regular brushing and combing will also reduce shedding which can attract flies. 

Training your dog can help prevent fly bites. Teach your dog to stay away from areas where flies are like garbage cans and compost bins. 

You can also teach your dog to stay away from other areas of the home where flies could be present such as the bathroom. You can use a special scent to train your dog to stay away from areas where flies are present to prevent bites.

  1. Trying Natural or Chemical Fly Repellants

Natural fly repellents are made with ingredients like essential oils, citronella, peppermint, and lemongrass. They are safe pest solutions for both you and your dog and can be used as a topical spray or on bedding. Citronella candles can also be used to repel flies and other insects. Chemicals like DEET and permethrin are also effective at repelling and killing flies. DEET can have adverse side effects if used for too long. Permethrin is safe for both you and your dog, but should not be used on your dog’s bedding.

  1. Coconut oil is a natural repellent that you can use on your dog

Coconut oil has been proven to repel flies and other insects. You can safely put a few tablespoons of coconut oil in your dog’s coat or smear it on your dog’s paws.

  1. Make sure your lawn isn’t a hairy mess

Trim your lawn and ensure there is no loose grass or weeds to collect debris, which will attract flies. Reduce the number of plants in your lawn to reduce the overall amount of habitat for flies.

  1. Wash your dog’s bedding

Always wash your dog’s bedding on a regular basis. This will help to remove harmful bacteria, dirt, and other substances that could cause health issues for your dog. You can also add baking soda to the wash to help remove odors in the bedding and keep your dog smelling fresh. You can also hire the local pest control company for flies control.