Parasites can in real sense pose a serious health risk to your canines even more so for the small or the weak ones. As such it will be advisable for you to have adopted an effective tick and flea control measure for the canine pets that you have at home. In actual sense, this will not be a time consuming task and will not be such a difficult one but the good news is that the efforts will really get you the due results in the end.
In order to have an effective tick control plan for your pets, you will need to have settled for the right medication for the treatment. You will find in the market some of the insecticides which are good enough and will be effective for killing either pests infesting your pets, the tick and the flea all the same. The on-spot medications are actually some of the best medications for they are so fast since they have an effect on the nerve receptors of the pests. As such they are so effective in preventing bites from the pests. However if you want a flea medication which will be quite full in its effectiveness, you will need to consider the type which will kill flea eggs and larvae and as well repel and kill the pests.
The ideal time for the start of the application of the on-spot treatments is in the month of March as winter sets in and should be done on a monthly basis. The control can end after the first hard frost though this is not so conclusive as there are some pests which will live past the cold seasons. If you happen to be taking this program while living in an area of warm climate, you need to go with it for the entire year.
You need to have your pets taken care of for the ticks and fleas but it will be important for you to ensure that the environment is as well kept safe. You need to have the dog’s play area restricted and do not allow the dog to play outdoors in the grassy areas. Take as well another step to have the lawns and yards and such green areas in the home as well treated so as to ensure that the walk of the canine in those areas does not leave them prone to further infestation of the pests in them.
The home should as well be kept meticulously cleaned as another step to check on the infestation. There is a need for you to have cleaned the home accessories like carpets and rugs cleaned regularly with some powerful detergents and also think of getting them vacuumed regularly.