Keep Your Pet (and Your Home) Free of Fleas

Whether you have a cat or a dog, you want only the best for your pet. The last thing you want to see is your pet suffering from the pain and irritation of flea bites. Unfortunately, as the weather warms up and you and your pet spend time outdoors, the potential for a flea infestation becomes all too real.

How do you keep your pet flea-free— and ensure that fleas don’t invade your home? Here are a few tips to help you and your pet enjoy the great outdoors without unwanted “visitors.”

Tip #1: Keep Your Pet Groomed

Set aside time every day or so to comb your pet with a flea comb. Start at the base of your pet’s neck and work your toward the tail. Ensure that your pet’s fur isn’t matted and remove any loose, broken hair— this is where pests can take up residence. Be sure to bathe your pet on a regular schedule. Flea shampoo is to be used only when necessary; instead, use a gentle shampoo that will keep your pet’s coat clean.

Tip #2: Vacuum Regularly

Fleas can nestle themselves into your carpet fibers as well as into your furniture’s upholstery. Vacuuming your floors, drapes, and furniture, and then immediately disposing of or emptying the vacuum bag will help you keep fleas at bay.

Tip #3: Consult the Experts

Fleas thrive in long grass and under shrubs. The best way to keep your outdoor area free of fleas is to bring in experts who have fought fleas in this area for years. Cape Cod Mosquito Squad will provide you and your pet with the protection you need throughout the season, allowing you to enjoy your time outside without fearing for your pet’s health and safety.

Ready to get your yard prepped for the summer? Alert the Cape Cod Mosquito Squad by clicking on the link below or calling us at (508) 918-9700 today!

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