Fall is upon us and many homeowners are beginning their fall cleanup. However, another important task during the fall is protecting your pets from ticks. Fall is a major time for ticks to expose themselves as they seek warmth near the foundation of your home and attached to the warm body of your pet. Here are some tick prevention tips to make sure your dogs and cats are protected this fall.
Ticks are still very active throughout the fall. That’s why it’s crucial to eliminate potential environments for them to gather and attach themselves to your pets. Make sure to remove any leaves and debris from your yard as they can serve as warm environments for these pesky critters.
Small animals, such as raccoons and foxes can transport ticks into your yard, ultimately exposing themselves to your pets. Reduce the risk of attracting these small animals migrating near your home by cleaning out bird feeders and raking up any leftover bird food that has gathered on the ground.
It’s common for ticks to also cling to your shrubs, trees and tall grass. Minimize the risk of ticks clinging onto your pets in the yard by keeping your grass cut and your trees trimmed throughout the fall season.
Taking walks or hikes with your dogs can be a fun activity but it’s important to be aware of ticks. Keep your dogs safe from ticks by using tick repellant products that are safe for animals. Do a thorough check when you return home, making sure you and your dogs haven’t picked up any unwanted stragglers.
The ultimate way to safeguard your family and your pets from ticks is to contact the experts at Lawn Jox when fall rolls around. The comprehensive services include both tick and mosquito control so you can spend more time enjoying your healthy pets and less time worrying about pesky ticks and mosquitoes invading your indoor and outdoor areas. Find out more by calling (901) 529-6569.