Category Archives: Pest Control

Controlling fleas and ticks

How to break the life cycle – controlling fleas and ticks

A natural, chemical free and  environmentally friendly way to keep your pets parasite free.

Controlling fleas and ticks

Look around your yard. Identify the areas where fleas and ticks are likely to live. Fleas love to congregate in places where they are protected from bright sunlight and that have slightly higher humidity. This includes your dog’s house, sleeping and feeding areas, and underneath lawn structures. Ticks, on the other hand, do best in tall grasses and branches, where they can climb up to grab onto a passing animal or human.

A cheap and easy way of controlling fleas and ticks in your yard is to keep the grass, trees and shrubs trimmed and orderly. Clean up all of the piles of debris and leaves that may be littering the ground. Sweep off patios and under decks and lawn furniture. Remove or secure any garbage bins that may attract rodents or small animals that could be carrying fleas and ticks.

Unless you have a major infestation, keeping the yard clean and debris-free should help break the flea and tick life cycle. You may not need to use chemical treatments in your yard, but if it becomes necessary, make sure to read the labels carefully before choosing which one to use.

So to keep your pets happy and healthy, schedule a regular lawn mow with Justin today.