Flea and Tick Prevention: Keeping Your Pets Safe Too
Ah, pets. There’s nothing better than the love of your furry companion. Pets love us unconditionally and provide us with so much.
Accordingly, it’s important that we look out for them and keep them safe. Part of doing so — especially this late in the summer — is keeping them flea and tick free.
Unfortunately, this is often easier said than done. Since fleas alone are capable of laying up to 40-50 eggs on a host per day, this problem that can very quickly go from bad to worse.
Here are some helpful flea and tick prevention tips to keep your four-legged friends safe.
Flea and Tick Prevention Tips: How to Keep Your Pets Safe
Research Your Region
One of the best ways to keep your whole family — pets included — safe is by researching your region. Search the web and educate yourself on what types of bugs live in your area.
Let’s take our home base, Covington, GA, for instance. Parts of Covington are quite rural, making it an ideal breeding ground for all sorts of insects such as fleas and ticks.
While the weather is beautiful and you’re tempted to spend some time outside, be aware of your surroundings.
Taking your pup for a hike is a great idea! However, you’ll want to make sure to keep your pets out of tall, grassy areas. Other bugs such as mosquitos can carry diseases, but they’re the least of your worries when compared to ticks and fleas.
Clean Up Your Yard
Even if you don’t go anywhere, your pets may still bring in some unwanted guests. Make sure that you regularly maintain your yard. The CDC agrees that cleaning your yard is a great way to combat outdoor pests.
Even simple maintenance once every few weeks can go a long way in preventing ticks near your home.
Invest in Preventative Products
Sometimes you’re just not going to be around. If your pet regularly spends time outdoors, you’ll want to invest in preventative medications for them.
In fact, there are even flea collars that make flea and tick prevention easier than ever.
Flea and tick prevention medications can be picked up from your local vet and even some grocery stores. These medicines and sprays contain chemicals that are lethal to insects.
Be sure to always consult your family vet before using any preventative medicine. Your pet may have special allergies that can make typical preventative methods dangerous.
Check Your Pets
Perhaps the easiest way to keep your pet pest free is simply by checking them for pesky intruders. At least once or twice a week, be sure to groom your pet and check their skin for any signs of pests.
Both fleas and ticks are easy to spot, but can be sneaky. Accordingly, you’ll want to check all areas of your pets. From their undercarriage to their hind quarters, look for raised areas of skin. These irritated areas often occur after an animal is bitten.
You may also want to grab a flea and tick comb to make your search easier. They’re quite affordable and are a great tool for spotting pests!
Get Your Home Sprayed
There’s no such thing as being too safe. Let Ameritech Pest Solutions take care of your pest control needs.
Home and yard treatments are capable of decreasing flea and tick presence by up to 90%. We offer a free consultation and offer solutions for almost all household pests. Keep your pets safe and give us a call today at 678-591-6243.