5 Most Dangerous Insects for Your Pet & Safety Tips

Yellow lab with his tongue out laying in the grass with the sun shining

You probably don’t have anything against letting a huge dog sleep in your bed. However, would you feel comfortable sleeping in the same bed with a spider? This actually leads us to one silly conclusion - size doesn’t matter!

Actually, that conclusion is extremely important for many pet owners. Believe it or not, different small insects that look completely harmless can be quite dangerous for your best friend (even the bigger ones). Because of that, it’s your duty to do everything you can to protect them from any potential danger.

That is why we’ve prepared a list of some of the most dangerous insects along with safety tips that most pet owners should know. Let’s find out everything you should keep in mind!


The thing you can do is to try to eliminate all the larger areas of standing water in your backyard. On the other hand, you should avoid these places when taking your pet for a walk. These places are breeding grounds for mosquitoes, and where dangers for transmitting disease are the highest.

Stink Bugs

The solution to this problem is simple. All you have to do is to check out whether there are any cracks around your trim, fascia, chimney, and other places where the stinky bugs could enter. Despite that, it would be good to check out your garden and see whether there are any egg masses. If you see them tiny light yellow elliptical eggs, don’t hesitate to destroy them.

Due to the nature and natural defense mechanisms of a stink bug (we all know how bad their smell can be) situations like this aren’t very likely to happen. However, try to keep watch of what your pets are doing if you notice stink bugs in their proximity.

Venomous Spiders & Bees

If you want to protect your pet from this type of danger, it is recommended that you ensure proper pest control. This piece of advice does not count only for spiders/bees; it counts for all the dangerous insects that can harm the overall health of your pet. If you are not familiar with pest removal techniques, you should let the professionals take care of that and protect your pet (and yourself as well).



Doing a simple thing will protect your pet from any form of danger. You should not keep the food inside the bowl all the time. Instead of that, place it there only during the meal time and wash it after that.

Visit the Vet

Vet smiling holding dog

All the safety tips that we provided you with can be helpful. However, that doesn’t mean that emergency care sometimes won’t be mandatory. If your pet eats a dangerous bug, you need to visit the vet and check out what exactly you should do next.

On the other hand, you should be extremely careful if you decide to exterminate the insects on your own. Pets are often curious, and it may happen they ingest or inhale substances that you plan to use. That is the reason why it would be much safer to leave the experts to do this part of the job and ensure complete safety of your favorite creature in the world.

While do-it-yourself projects can be fun and fulfilling, there is always a potential for personal injury or property damage. We strongly suggest that any project beyond your abilities be left to licensed professionals such as electricians, plumbers, and carpenters. Any action you take upon the information on this website is strictly at your own risk, and we assume no responsibility or liability for the contents of this article.

Article Author

Luqman Butter

Luqman has been a pest control technician for over 20 years. He is passionate about solving people's pest and wildlife control problems through innovative, eco-friendly, and humane methods. Luqman currently works for Pestend Pest Control Barrie. He believes that pest control is a science and feels that his function in his community is very important since he helps people live in peace without causing unnecessary harm to animals.


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