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Essential Tips for Flea & Tick Control

Warmer weather is on its way and that means it is important to protect your pets from fleas and ticks.

Although ticks are mostly found in wooded areas, your pet can pick up ticks from simply walking around your neighborhood. Fleas can be found just about anywhere when it's warm outside and are often transferred from pet to pet. And since you and your pet are in regular contact and many pets spend time both indoors and outdoors, there's a good chance that you'll eventually find these disease carrying pests inside your home. That's why it's necessary to take preventative action to keep fleas and ticks under control.

  • Select an appropriate flea and tick repellent like a collar, topical, spray or dip.
  • Check your pet thoroughly after walks and before coming indoors. Use appropriate tick removal tools.
  • Groom your pets regularly and check for fleas and ticks. Use flea and tick shampoos as necessary.
  • Keep your pet's bedding cleaned. Wash it regularly and treat with a premise spray.
  • Fleas can live in your carpet. Regularly vacuum the carpet in your home and treat with a carpet spray as needed.
  • Keep your yard clear of brush, leaf piles and waste. Keep your grass mowed.
  • Treat your lawn with a pet safe yard spray.

If you follow these fundamental tips you can help keep your pet healthier and your family safer from pests.