As your family will spend more time outdoors with the longer days of spring and summer, so too, will your pets. Our family dog’s will venture outside exposing them to risky pests like ticks and fleas.
Likewise, tick populations will increase in warmer weather. Our National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and us, at Johnson Pest Control, are reminding pet owners to take extra precautions for our furry family members.
How To Protect Your Dog Against Fleas & Ticks
Nutrition, exercise, play, and affection are the more commonly known basics for pet caretaking. However, ensuring pet safety by protecting against pests like ticks and fleas is equally important. Learning how to avoid these pesky critters, from walking pets on shorter grass trails, maintaining each pet’s hygiene properly, and more, will keep owners and their four-legged family members from missing out on any spring and summer month fun.
To help shield pets from the discomfort of ticks and fleas in their fur as pest activity increases in the warmer spring and summer months we recommend pet owners use the following tips from the NPMA:
- Check pets frequently for ticks and fleas. Be aware of excessive scratching and licking.
- Avoid walking dogs in tall grass, where fleas and ticks often hide.
- Bathe pets after walks or playtime with other animals.
- Frequently wash pet bedding, collars, and plush toys.
- Wash bed linens and vacuum carpets, floors and furniture frequently.
- Give your dog proactive treatments from your vet to protect them from any flea and tick infections.
They say that dog is “man’s best friend” and surprisingly it is not difficult to take care of your best friend, your family’s best friend.
If you find that you have an infestation of fleas or ticks that are posing a significant threat to your pets and family, give us a call and we will be glad to continue to protect your family from invasive pests.