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Take These Steps to Protect Your Pets & Children From Fleas & Ticks

Take These Steps to Protect Your Pets & Children From Fleas & Ticks

Fleas and ticks are a nuisance, and with summer underway here in Texas, these pests are at their most active. With an increased risk of them latching onto your pets and children, it's crucial to stay vigilant in protecting them. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to reduce the flea and tick population on your property, such as keeping your lawn mowed and debris-free; this will make it less appealing to them, as they use tall grass and debris as hiding spots. You'll also want to perform a full body check of your kids and pets after being outside to ensure no unwanted hitchhikers have made their way onto them. However, the best way to get optimal protection is to sign up for professional flea and tick control treatments.

Mow your grass and keep it debris-free to reduce hiding spots for fleas and ticks.

A red lawn mower in use on a property in North Richland Hills, TX.

A great way to reduce fleas and ticks on your property and protect your pets and children is by keeping your grass mowed and debris-free. These pests hide in tall grass and debris accumulation, such as sticks, leaves, and twigs, because it gives them a dark, moist environment and protects them from potential predators and the elements. However, regularly mowing your lawn and removing debris allows more sunlight to reach the ground and reduces their hiding spots, making it less appealing to fleas and ticks.

Check your kids and pets for fleas and ticks after being outside.

Fleas found on our potential client's pet in Watauga, TX.

Another step you'll want to stay vigilant about is...

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Stop Heading Indoors Early Because of Pesky Mosquitoes - Do This Instead!

Stop Heading Indoors Early Because of Pesky Mosquitoes - Do This Instead!

Mosquito season is here in Texas, and these pests know how to put a damper on your outdoor festivities. However, there are a few ways to stop them from forcing you and your guests back inside. You can start by getting to the root of the problem and eliminating what's attracting them to your property in the first place. If you're short on time, you can set up natural repellents around you and your guests to keep the mosquitoes off everyone. However, the best method to keep mosquitoes off your property is to hire a professional pest control company. A pest control company will use highly effective products and systematically treat any areas on your property to prevent mosquitoes from gathering in your yard. By following these methods, you can continue enjoying the outdoors with your friends and family!

Reduce the mosquito population on your property by getting to the root of the problem.

A mosquito found over bird bath in Keller, TX.
If you notice mosquitoes are arriving in droves onto your property, then you need to figure out what is attracting them to it in the first place. You want to look out for any standing water that may be sitting out in your yard because mosquitoes use standing water to breed. If you have a pond or other water feature on your property, you can simply add a bubbler to them to keep the water in motion. For other places with water, like bird baths or water bowls for your pets, you need to make sure those are changed out often.

Mosquitoes also hide under debris to take...

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