For pet owners, warm weather brings the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors with their furry loved ones. But it also brings the risk of flea and tick infestation. Here are some tips to help avoid both:
- Don't give fleas and ticks a welcoming environment. Mow regularly, keep shrubs trimmed and rake up leaves. Keep the garbage covered so it won't attract rodents.
- You can spray your yard to kill adult fleas and ticks. Spray wherever your pet frequents the most. Allow it to dry before letting pets or people onto the treated area.
- Shampoos clean your pet by eliminating adult fleas, ticks and flea dirt. The active ingredients must come in contact with the pests for a certain period of time in order to be effective. Results are immediate.
- Treating your home with carpet powders, carpet sprays, room foggers or home sprays will help control fleas. Every area your pet frequents should be treated, including the garage, basement, kennel and yard.
-- Family Features