Five Easiest Ways To Keep Ticks Off Your Pets
Pets can bring their owners a lot of happiness, but occasionally they can bring in a few unwanted visitors with them. Fleas and ticks are among the worst offenders, especially during the warmer months. It is easy to keep your pets free of ticks as long as you stay vigilant and take proper care of both your pets and your lawn. If you ever find yourself overwhelmed and your pets are bringing in a significant number of fleas and ticks, then it is time to call for help. The professionals over at Surf City Pest Control are highly suggested for any Long Beach pest control problems.
Monthly Tick & Flea Control Treatment
It is important to apply a monthly tick and flea control topical to your pets or feed them an oral preventative. Some people buy over the counter flea collars and medication, but these are not suggested. Frequently, the over the counter medications simply do not work as advertised or, even worse, are toxic to your pets.
Keep Your Lawn Clean
Mowing your lawn, trimming the weeds, and raking the leaves will make your yard a much less desirable home for such unwanted pests as ticks and fleas. Ticks tend to live in tall grass and weeds, so maintain a trimmed and clean lawn and those pests have no where to hide. This is generally the first defense in keeping ticks off your pets and out of your home.
Keep Your Pets Out Of Heavily Forested Areas
If you enjoy hiking and take your dog with you, make sure that he stays with you on the main trail. It is common for a dog to run off into some tall grass, then run back covered in ticks. If you live near a forest try to keep your pets from wandering off into it, as they are almost certain to come back with a few ticks.
Fence In Your Lawn
This is a great way to keep your pets from wandering off into any nearby forests. Even more importantly, it keeps other large animals from wandering onto your lawn. Raccoons from the forest or even your neighbor’s dog might have ticks and introduce them to your backyard.
Call Pest Control
If you have tried all of these tips and you still keep finding ticks or fleas on your premises, then it might be time for professional help. Surf City Pest Control is the perfect solution for getting rid of those intruders and any Huntington Beach control pest problems.