Flea, Tick & Heartworm Prevention
The three most common pet pests are fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes. With the abundant amount of rain our area has received it’s imperative you treat your house, lawn and pets this season.
Environmental conditions favorable for fleas are moisture, warmth, shade, and lots organic debris. In our area, that means our conditions are almost always favorable for these pests to thrive. More so now with the rain we have received. Pets can develop flea allergy skin diseases, tapeworms, and other diseases from fleas. Fleas can also bite and transmit diseases to humans. In some severe cases, life-threatening Anemia can be caused by untreated flea infestations.
Ticks can transmit debilitating diseases like Lyme Disease and are usually found in leaf litter, brush, and tall grass. Mosquitoes cause heartworms and they are found in greatest concentrations near their breeding grounds…any body of standing water.
If you haven’t done so already, use the right medicine to protect your pet. Most of these medications control adult and juvenile forms of fleas and flea eggs, as well as ticks and mosquitoes. Be diligent about flea and tick control on your pets throughout the year and maintain a healthy, flea free environment. Once your pet is protected, you can maintain and increase your efforts by treating your lawn and yard where infested animals may travel and expose your pet to fleas and ticks.
Keep your home and yard clean. Get rid of leaves, straw, and grass clippings and sweep up pet hair to prevent potential flea habitats. Keeping areas around doghouses, pet beds and kennels neat and free of dust, tall grass and brush, will make it more difficult for ticks to come in contact with your pets. Regularly inspect your property for trash and containers that could hold standing water where mosquitoes may breed.
Steinhauser’s offers flea & tick control products and products to help repel mosquitoes from your yards. Stop by any of our 9 convenient locations in the greater Houston area.