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Flea Control

 

This is the time of year that flea activity increases and if you have pets you want to protect them and your home.  Here are a few things you can do to make sure you keep these annoying pests from ruining your summer.
Most pet owners are aware of the products on the market that treat fleas, but we are all busy and sometimes forget to treat our pet on a regular basis.
Once you have started treating your pet, you may need to treat your yard and your home.  If you don’t want to treat your yard or home yourself, you could call a professional in to do it. 
While it’s important to treat the grassy areas of the lawn, we also want to focus on any shady area where the pets rest during the day.
In the house, it’s the same principle… concentrate on the areas that are most used by the pet.  One way to determine if fleas are active in a particular area is to place a white cloth on the floor in that area.  Fleas are attracted to white, and will appear on the cloth.  This would obviously be an area to treat.
Once the home is treated, if you don’t want to treat your yard or home yourself, you could call a professional in to do it. Once the home is treated, pets and people need to stay out until the product is dry.  Insect growth regulators can be added to the treatment, eliminating the need for any follow up applications.
The yard will need a second treatment though…  two weeks after the initial one.  This will help break the life cycle of the fleas.
So enjoy your summer.  No matter how hot it is, your pet will still want to go outside, but following these few simple suggestions you should be able to control any flea problems that might occur.  If you still need help… call us or visit us online at crittergitter.com.