Fleas are a serious problem that can not only be annoying but also detrimental to your dog’s health. You may think that keeping up to date with your pup’s Frontline Plus or Comfortis may be enough to keep the issue at bay, but at the same time, it never hurts to be overly prepared.
Most people understand that the majority of the flea population lives outdoors – in grass, plants, trees and bushes. However, some home owners might not know that there are ways to keep these parasites off their lawns, leaving less of a chance of their dogs becoming infested.
Outdoor precautions may be especially helpful for owners of dogs who have flea sensitivity. This means their dogs do not respond to flea and tick preventative pet drugs, so they may have a higher chance of getting fleas. Protecting the yard can also be beneficial to dogs that spend a lot of time outdoors, as the more time spent in the yard, the higher the chances of the dog getting fleas. It only takes a few to start a full-blown infestation.
With spring right around the corner, it is a great time to start protecting your yard and your family from fleas by using pet products like Virbac Yard Spray Concentrate. This spray is a convenient way to cover up to 6,000 square feet of yard in flea and tick repellent liquid that works to kill any fleas and ticks and prevents them from coming back all season. Simply attach the bottle to your garden hose and spray away. Keep your dog out of the area for a few hours after application to prevent it from licking the product.
Once your yard is taken care of, you may want to work to protect the inside as well. Fleas can easily get transported into your home, so it’s best to stay on top of cleaning inside to prevent an uncomfortable situation. Premise Flea Treatment Powder is a great option as it is a multi-purpose flea cleaner. This product can be used to treat the carpets in your home, the furniture and even on your dog’s bed. The spray is all natural and uses no harmful chemicals or dyes, so you can feel safe cleaning with it without the fear of harming your pooch.