1. Know when flea season will strike. Flea and ticks season hits worse in the summertime. Though it is an all year round problem, which is why we advise year-round flea protection. Ticks are mainly spring/summer/fall. Ticks prevention is safe to use all year round. 2. Steam clean your carpets. At the onset of flea and ticks season, have your carpets steam-cleaned. 3. Vacuum at least once a week. Since the flea life cycle occurs in about every 2 weeks, during the summer make sure you vacuum at least once a week.......