Pets and a Clean House: Can They Coexist?
Of course you love Fido and Fifi, but is it possible to keep pets, and keep a house clean too?
General Cleanliness to Keep Your House Clean With Pets continued...
Of course, cats and dogs aren’t the only pets people keep. Reptiles and
amphibians are also popular pets. While they don’t expel fur or climb on the
counter unless you put them there, these animals can be carriers of viruses
like salmonella and shigella. To avoid spreading them, wipe down cages and
habitats daily and clean once a week, wearing gloves. Don’t wash habitats
in the kitchen sink, says Duberg. If you have a laundry sink, use that; if not,
try the bathtub.
Finally, keep pet food supplies in covered containers -- left open, they can
attract rodents and other pests.