Pet Parade: Hilary Hunt’s own hounds


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Our weekly Hilary’s Hounds segment is taking a backseat today to feature Hilary’s own hounds.

KARK Weekend Anchor/Reporter Hilary Hunt has two dogs we’re showcasing on our pet parade.

Hudson is a 10-year-old dachshund and Sadie is a 5-year-old terrier.

Hilary found Sadie at a crime scene in Louisiana while working there as a reporter. 

She says the best thing about having two dogs is that they are best friends and always have to be together.

Hilary says they always make her feel loved when she comes home from a stressful day at work.

Hilary’s love for dogs prompted her to start our Hilary’s Hounds segment late last year which features dogs that are up for adoption at local shelters. We post a new Hilary’s Hounds story each Friday morning.

Hilary reminds everyone to get out and adopt!

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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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