The 7 Secrets That You Should Know About Flea And Tick Prevention In Pets.

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The 7 Secrets That You Should Know About Flea And Tick Prevention In Pets.

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. This will suck up live fleas and also their larvae and pupae before they can attack your pet.

4. Launder pet bedding at least once a week.
Wash your pet’s bedding in hot, soapy water at least one a week. Just like vacuuming once a week, this will interrupt the fleas’ life cycle and prevent them from spreading.

5. Mow and water your lawn regularly.
Keeping your grass short allows sunlight to penetrate and warm the soil, which kills flea larvae. Watering your lawn helps to drown developing flea larvae before they can hatch into adulthood.

6. Check yourself and pets.
Ticks need access to the skin in order to effectively bite and latch on to a host. When hiking or walking through areas that are likely to be infested with ticks, individuals should wear long-sleeve shirts and pull their socks over their pant legs to keep the pests off. Residents should also avoid wearing open-toed shoes, such as sandals or flip-flops when spending prolonged time outdoors during tick season. Do a full-body check before reentering the home to ensure no ticks have attached to your body or pets. Check that evening and then the next day because as they get bigger they’re easier to find.

7. Consult with your veterinarian: Pet owners should be informed of ways to prevent their canine and feline companions from infectious diseases transmitted by fleas and ticks. It is important to consult with your veterinarian on the best timing and the best preventative medication to use for your pet and your lifestyle.”

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