(PRWEB) August 29, 2013
Hartz®, one of the country's leading providers of quality flea and tick products, offers many products for protecting pets, critical throughout the spring and summer months when flea populations are at their height. However, as the warm weather comes to a close, pet parents should not become lax with their flea and tick prevention. Autumn is one of the worst times of the year for fleas and ticks. These parasites have been known to last long into the winter, especially with the recent mild winter temperatures across the U.S. As a result, pet parents need to be mindful of their dogs’ or cats' risk of contracting fleas and ticks at any time of the year, and provide protection that is effective regardless of the season. Providing ongoing flea and tick protection is crucial to keeping pets healthy and pest free. Here are a few ways to get started.
Invest in a Flea Comb
While flea and tick drops, flea collars and other quality Hartz® products are effective in the prevention of flea infestations and tick-borne illnesses, pet parents should also get into the habit of checking their pets' coat. When used during routine grooming sessions, flea combs provide an easy and effective way to look for signs of both flea eggs and the insects themselves.
Use Flea and Tick Prevention Products for Your Home and Yard
Paying particular attention to where pets spend the majority of their time can dramatically reduce the chances of flea and tick infestations, and there are a wealth of Hartz® products that may help in these areas if infested . Hartz® UltraGuard® Yard & Kennel Spray (not active) is a great investment during the spring, summer and autumn, and it will kill fleas and ticks at any stage of their life cycle. The product connects directly to a hose and can treat an area up to 8,000 square feet. For the home environment, Hartz® UltraGuard Plus® Flea & Tick Home Fogger (not active) is safe to use on pet beds, sofas, curtains and other furnishings and can prevent future infestations for up to seven months.
Include Flea Prevention As Part of Your Home Cleaning Regimen
In addition to vacuuming regularly and mopping frequently, there are a number of small tasks that pet parents can perform year-round to help prevent flea and tick infestations. First and foremost, fleas and ticks can become attached to clothing and then be brought in the house, so pet parents should take special care to clean their clothes shortly after spending a significant amount of time outdoors. Last but not least, cleaning dog and cat bedding, toys and other products regularly can decrease the likelihood of developing flea and tick infestations.
For pet parents seeking more information on how to treat and prevent infestations, Hartz® offers assistance on Facebook and up-to-date news at http://www.hartzflea.com.