Fleas and ticks tend to thrive more during the the summer, due to the amount of rain. This is because fleas and ticks live best in areas that are warm and humid, so a rainy climate makes the ideal envionrment for fleas and ticks to live in. As well, fleas and ticks feed off of the blood of other animals, and may begin feeding on pets and people living in your home. They can also carry illnesses that can be tranfered through the blood, since they are hopping from different types of animals. It is important that once you have indentified a flea and tick problem to get it taken care of as soon as possible!
How To Keep Fleas and Ticks Away
Here are some tips on how to keep your home flea and tick free:
Keep your yard clear: Be sure to get rid of any grass or bush clippings as well as debris from your yard. These can pose as hiding spots for animals that may be harboring fleas and ticks.
Bathe and treat pets: Be sure to keep your pets clean and up to date with a flea and tick preventative treatment. Speak to your vet to find out what methods are best to keep you and your fur baby protected!
Vaccuum: Vaccuuming can help get rid of any fleas and ticks that may have already made their way into your home, as well as any eggs they have laid. Be sure to dispose of the contents in the vaccuum afterwards to ensure that they will not be able to make there way out of the vaccuum and back into your home.
Clothing: Dress appropriately in areas that fleas and ticks may be common, so you don’t have to worry about bringing them home.