Why You Need To Keep Up With Flea and Tick Treatment
Fleas and ticks are more than a typical backyard nuisance; they can be dangerous to your pets, children, visitors, and yourself. Too often, homeowners think they only have to be concerned with ticks and fleas in the summer months. The truth is they are a threat to your health and well-being year-round making ongoing flea and tick treatment an important task.
Why Flea and Tick Treatment is Necessary
Fleas and ticks are two types of flying insects that thrive outdoors in warm temperatures. Both are known to carry diseases including Lyme Disease, Typhus, and Cat Scratch Disease. During the warm summer months in New Jersey, these bugs make a home in backyards and attach themselves to pets and humans playing outdoors. Unless homeowners check themselves, children, and pets before returning inside, they quickly infest the indoors too.
It is common to think that once the hot temperatures are gone, flea and tick treatment is no longer necessary. But, fall weather is a great time to continue treating for these bugs, because the lower temperatures slow them down causing them to be less active.
What Type of Flea and Tick Treatments Work Best?
Combating fleas and ticks requires a two-prong approach which includes treating your lawn as well as your pets. Pets should be given flea and tick medicine year round to prevent the spread of these pesky bugs inside your home.
If you notice fleas in your house, even if it is just one or two, there are probably hundreds more not seen by the eye living in the carpets, furniture, and bedding. Treat your home with flea control products to kill the infestation. Wash all linens including pet bedding. To assure the infestation is gone, it is often recommended that you retreat your home three to four weeks after the initial treatment.
Since the backyard is the prime spot for breeding, it is essential that you implement flea and tick treatments in your backyard too. Fleas and ticks won’t go dormant until temperatures fall below freezing, you will want to treat your backyard from early spring until fall. Some homeowners choose to tackle the treatments on their own, while others hire professional lawn services companies to take care of the task.
A professional lawn care company will apply necessary treatments directly to your lawn every four to six weeks. By hiring a company, homeowners don’t have to worry about if the treatments were applied correctly or remembering to schedule the task on a long to-do list.
If you are tired of battling fleas and ticks in the backyard or even your home, contact Perennial Lawn Care to discuss flea and tick treatment options. By treating lawns consistently, homeowners will have more success ridding their home of these dangerous bugs. Our team of lawn care professionals is ready to help.Posted on