At Mosquito Authority, we want everyone in your family to enjoy a pest-free life– including the furry members. That being said, October is mostly known for its cool weather and changing leaves, but it is also Animal Safety and Protection Month.
We always want the very best for our furry friends, and Animal Safety and Protection Month reminds us that caring for them is a responsibility that should not be taken lightly. In addition to highlighting the importance of domesticated animal care, Animal Safety and Protection month also provides some information on what to do if your pet is ill or in need of emergent care.
Because Mosquito Authority values the health and wellbeing of your family pets, we want to provide some tips on protecting them from ticks.
Check your pets often for ticks
This is the simplest yet most important thing you can do to prevent ticks on your pets (and in your home). If your pets, especially dogs and cats, spend a significant amount of time playing outdoors, they are bound to come into contact with a tick or two. If you do find a tick hiding on your pet, make sure to remove it right away.
Hire a professional tick control service
One of the best things you can do to minimize the risk of ticks in your area is to hire a professional pest control service. Lucky for you, many Mosquito Authority locations offer top-notch tick prevention. Just like with our mosquito control service, we do not require any contracts or commitments when you hire us to treat for ticks.
Clear tall grass and bushes from around your yard
Ticks love to hide in grassy areas where animals tend to go. Because of this, it is a good idea to mow your lawn often and clear any areas of tall grass or bushes around your yard. The less places you have for ticks to inhabit, the less chance your dog or cat will come into contact with one.
Remove any leaf litter from your yard
Because ticks cannot fly or jump, they rely on other methods to find hosts. Many times, ticks will position themselves on leaf edges and attach themselves to a human or animal as they walk by. With this in mind, it is a good idea to remove any sort of leaf litter from your yard and ensure that nearby ticks do not have a place to settle.
Use a preventative tick medicine
There are no vaccines for the majority of tickborne illnesses that affect dogs, so talk to your veterinarian about preventative medicines. Rather than wait until you find a tick on your dog, help make sure that doesn’t happen.
Animal Safety and Protection Month reminds us of our responsibility to care for and protect our furry friends. Taking preventative action against ticks is extremely important to the health of your pet, so don’t wait until you find one of these pests on your animal or in your home. Schedule a tick treatment with Mosquito Authority today and help keep your pets happy and healthy.