Fleas & ticks are running rampant this year with the warm temperatures hitting Ohio. It's important to treat your pets monthly with flea & tick preventer, however, applying a flea & tick treatment in your lawn cuts the problem off at it's source.
Why Fleas & Ticks are Dangerous to You & Your Pet!
Flea & ticks are parasites that feed off the blood of it's hosts (You & Your Pets). During this feeding, infected blood can be transferred from pet to pet, human to human, causing diseases such as heartworm, lyme and others. A strong prevention plan can limit the number of parasites, lessening the chance of being bitten.
What Effect The Weather Plays
Unlike seasons with a lot of rain, ticks and fleas thrive in warm tempretures. This seasons unusually warm temperatures have lead to an increase in activity and reproduction for these pests.
How to Protect Yourself & Your Pets
Thanks to our friends at the University of Rhode Island TickEncounter Resource Center, they have put together a list of simple tips that you can use to help prevent tick bites. Here are a few recommendations they make, but cruise on over to their website by CLICKING HERE for more detailed information:
- Spray Repellent Inside Your Clothes before Putting Them on When going into the woods or tall grass;
- Buy Pet Friendly Tick & Mosquito Repellant and spray your animal before entering Tick Friendly areas.
Other Pet Safety Tips from Weed Pro
Weed Pro wants your pet to be safe while enjoying the last bit of summer. Download our FREE Pet Safety Guide for tips & tricks to keep your pet safe outdoors.