Tips for Flea and Tick Prevention on Residential Properties

There are many ways you can take to practice effective flea and tick prevention.

Fleas and ticks are common household pests that mainly feed on animals’ blood.

In this article, we have put together some helpful tips you can follow to prevent flea and tick infestation in your homes.

Flea and Tick Prevention Tips

Fleas and ticks can be a major problem for homeowners, particularly those with pets.

These tiny blood-sucking pests are one of the most annoying and potentially dangerous pests that can cause health issues in your pets.

Of course, the best way to protect your home and pets from fleas and ticks is to prevent an infestation from happening in the first place.

Here are a few useful flea and tick prevention tips:

Keep your yard maintained

Flea and tick likes to hide in tall grasses and weeds.

Hence, one of the best ways to keep ticks away from your property is to keep your yard well-maintained.

This mean mowing your lawn regularly, trimming back overgrown shrubs, removing debris from flower beds, and raking leaves that have fallen from trees onto the ground below.

This will make it less likely for fleas and ticks to find places to hide in your yard or hitchhike onto your pets when they are playing outside.

Tips for Flea and Tick Prevention on Residential Properties

Clean up after your pets

When your let your pets out, make sure they don’t bring any unwanted guests into your home.

Fleas and ticks often live in grassy areas and other outdoor areas where animals frequent.

When your pet comes inside from these areas, they could bring fleas or ticks with them.

This can quickly become a problem if one of these pesky critters makes its way into your house.

To prevent this from happening, make sure you clean up after your pet when they come inside.

Use a flea comb or brush to comb through their fur, which will help remove any fleas that may be hiding inside their coat.

Vacuum frequently

Vacuuming can help get rid of any fleas or ticks that are already inside the house.

You would want to vacuum carpets, floors, furniture and other place where you pets sleep and spend time.

It is best to vacuum at least once a week and try to vacuum frequently during warmer months when fleas are most active.

Afterwards, make sure that you dispose of the bag immediately.

Do also remember to change the vacuum bag often.

Wash all pets beddings

Next, you want wash all pets’ beddings frequently in hot, soapy water every two or three weeks, or more often if needed.

Wash all pet toys regularly as well.

Tips for Flea and Tick Prevention on Residential Properties

Keep pets indoors as much as possible

When fleas or ticks are present in your yard, it’s best not to let your pets out for extended periods of time.

This will help keep them from picking up these pesky creatures during their daily activities.

In the meantime, contact a flea and tick control specialist that can handle your pest problems.

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Most of these tips are helpful as preventative measures and if you follow them, it should be relatively easy to prevent flea and tick infestation in your home.

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