As a responsible pet owner, protecting your cat or dog from fleas and ticks is an important task. If your cat or dog goes outside then they may have been exposed to these parasites. These dangerous pests can live in almost any shaded area in your yard. In Georgia flea and tick season lasts from April through November, so we’re not out of the water yet. If the proper steps are not taken to defend from these pests then your pets and family may be at risk of catching a number of diseases.
Fleas and ticks are carriers of some pretty bad diseases including Lyme Disease, Zika, Spotted Fever, and even Bubonic Plague. Infections from fleas and ticks have been going up exponentially in the past decade and there have even been nine new vector-borne (transmitted by biting) diseases introduced to the United States. Lyme Disease is the most prevalent of the diseases transmitted by ticks with over 300,000 infections in the U.S. annually. The threat that they have on our health make flea and tick control more important than ever.
There are a number of ways to prevent and treat a flea and tick infestation and most of them are inexpensive and easy.
Vets say that bathing your pet in warm water with Dawn dish soap is a good start for washing off fleas and ticks.
Using a flea comb regularly will allow you to remove eggs, fleas, pupae, and husks more accurately and efficiently but it is time-consuming.
If you are experiencing a flea infestation, then you must vacuum frequently. It’s important to vacuum often in order to pick up any fleas and eggs that may have been scratched off by your pets. Eggs in your carpet WILL hatch and they may find their way onto your furniture which is why it is important to wash your bedsheets regularly as well.
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