Ticks are best controlled and maintained in the yard and home by hiring a professional pest control company. Yards should be cleared of over-growth and lawns kept mowed short. Pet owners should also have their animals treated for ticks either by a trip to the family veterinarian or groomer for professional shampooing or dipping or over-the-counter drops purchased through a pet supply store. On-going infestations of American Dog Ticks in a home is usually not a concern, as new young ticks that are born, cannot survive on canine blood, so they will die without small wildlife to feed on.
With Halloween just around the corner, its time for larger-than-life creepy, crawly creatures skittering across lawns, lurking in dark alleyways and dropping out of nowhere to frighten their hapless victims.
Keep on top of your pets’ pest potentials this spring and summer, by ensuring that your four-legged friends visit the vet for flea and tick prevention treatments or by purchasing effective topical drop treatments and ingested flea and tick products on the market.