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Don’t let an Infestation of leas or ticks ruin your summer. Prevention is the key!
Summer is here and fleas and ticks are out in force. And even although you cant always see them, fleas and ticks are all around us all the time. Until recently I did not realise that they live in the grass of our lawns, in the shrubbery in the soil, especially if it is sandy and often they find their way onto our pets. A lot of people think that fleas and ticks are only dangerous to our pets, but that is not true. Fleas and ticks can affect human hosts as well. Horrible I know but try to imagine walking around all day long with tiny bugs constantly sucking on your blood, because amazingly one flea can bite you up to four hundred times, every day! It is bad enough to imagine fleas and ticks feeding on our pets but they can also transfer deadly diseases, such as Lyme disease. If you look it up on Google you will get a pretty good idea of all the nasties that fleas and ticks can spread to us. I have a dog myself and I am always aware, living in the countryside as I do, of the fact that he does get the occasional tick. The way that I go about dealing with it is to keep his coat really short during the summer and to use spot on or something similar to ward them off. I find the site www.petscompanion.co.uk a great place to go for advice and for the products that I need to treat my dog against fleas and ticks. I must admit that I did not realise that my health as well as my faithful companions health was in danger without the proper pest control treatment that, if there is an infestation, needs to extend to everywhere in the home and on the lawn. Also, if you think that you may have a flea or tick infestation, you need to call in a professional to identify and then to rid your home of these pests. Don't be embarrassed, it can happen to anyone, but with the proper preventative treatment it is a lot less likely.
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