Pet Parade: Haylee Brooks’ dog Beau

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – We’re featuring the four-legged friends of KARK’s on-air personalities for the next few weeks.

You’ll be meeting dogs, cats and more as the spotlight turns.

First up is Beau, the pampered pooch of our digital news anchor/4PM live reporter Haylee Brooks.

He’s a Lab mix who just turned two.

Haylee says she got him as a puppy from a Texas shelter where he had been scheduled to be put down. The shelter thought he had a deadly illness but it turns out he just needed extra love and care. Two years later he’s a healthy and happy boy who loves to run in wide open spaces and play in the water.

Beau also likes taking long walks, dropping by the dog park and tearing his toys to shreds (but don’t dare throw them away!).

Along the way, the loyal companion has learned a lot of tricks too. Of course he knows the easy ones (sit, stay, lay down and shake) but Beau can also give kisses and hugs on command and play bang-bang (see first video below).

Haylee says she grew up around dogs, which makes them her pet of choice. She’s even volunteered before to foster dogs in her home as they await adoption.

Adoption from local shelters is high on Haylee’s list of recommendations for anyone who’s looking for a pet of their own.

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How to Help Prevent Pests

Preventing pests from entering your home is one way that pet owners can help keep their pets safe. Below are some preventative steps you can take:

  • Regularly check your pet’s food, water and shelter for bugs
  • Remove bedding or toys if you see signs of insect activity
  • Store pet food in sealed containers
  • Fix leaky plumbing and remove areas of standing water
  • Seal cracks and crevices to help keep bugs out of your house, including your window frames
  • Keep outdoor pets contained in a fenced yard. If they enter an infested area, fleas and ticks can hop on board within seconds
  • Keep leaves raked, grass cut and bushes trimmed to reduce tick habitat
  • Check your pet regularly for fleas and ticks, especially when they are allowed outside of your yard or other controlled areas

If your pet has been affected by pests, then you should consult with your veterinarian before using any medication or repellent.

 

How Pest Control Professionals Can Help

Though taking preventative steps can help alleviate pest issues, DIY solutions often fall short of complete control. That’s where pest control professionals can assist, and the professionals at Terminix are here to help. Terminix technicians use pesticides according to the label and do not treat pets at all. However, for efficiency of service and as a precaution, you should always contain your pet and put food and toys away when a technician is treating your home.

When pests like fleas and ticks are prevented and controlled, that’s good for your pets. It creates a better environment for them, and you. Learn more about Terminix pest control today.

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