When our pet has fleas and ticks, we go to great lengths to get rid of them. Vacuuming the house, the car, washing everything in sight is a great way to get rid of these horrible pests. But there’s one more step you need to take, to make sure those pests don’t come back into your home!
Our pets spend time outdoors in the garden. So if they do spend a lot of time outside, this will probably be where they’ve picked the fleas and ticks up from. If the pest problem is persisting, it’s probably because the fleas and ticks have taken up residence in your garden. Fleas can also bite you too, so it’s especially important to treat your home AND your garden, to prevent any future infestations.
Keep It Mowed and Pruned
Identifying where the fleas and ticks are living is really quite easy once you look. They love to congregate where they will be protected from direct sunlight, and where it’s slightly more damp. This may even include in your dog’s kennel, and underneath decking and sheds. Ticks love to hide in tall grass and branches, anywhere they can easily grab onto a passing animal or human.
So, keeping your grass and shrubs trimmed and pruned back is a great way to stop fleas and ticks staying in your garden. Clean up any rubbish that be lying around, and keep all outdoor furniture washed and stored correctly. This is essential for effective flea pest prevention.
Unless your experiencing a major infestation, it’s probably best to avoid chemicals if you are a pet owner. Keeping the garden clean and debris-free should stop the pests from returning. But if it doesn’t you need to call in the professionals to help you exterminate them. All treatments should kill the fleas and ticks at every stage of life, so you won’t suffer from any infestations in the future.
A professional pest controller will know what treatments to use to protect your garden and your pets. They will be able to spray and treat your garden and home, and will know the places where fleas and ticks love to hide the most. You can find lots of pest control tips and tricks for your home at http://www.empirepestcontrol.co.uk which has a blog I highly recommend. . I use it as a source of valuable info for my own pet care as well as my blog.