Tips to protect your pets – and your home – from fleas and ticks

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Fleas and ticks are on every pet owner’s radar when warm weather flourishes. This is the season when both pets and people are itching to get outside, but without proper protection, four-legged friends can end up itching even more. However, if fleas and ticks take hold, and an infestation starts, this seasonal concern can turn into a year-round headache. That’s why many veterinarians advocate parasite prevention all year long.

Taking precautionary measures will protect your pet from much more than a few bites. Ticks and fleas can spread a range of ailments and diseases – from Lyme disease and tapeworm, to flea-bite anemia.  While several are downright uncomfortable, some can be very severe for your pet, and even you.

Fleas and ticks are so tiny that, if they get into your home they can easily hide in carpet, furniture, and other nooks and crannies. In the warm environment of your home, they can survive year round, no matter where you live, leaving you and your pets exposed to irritation and disease.

“Protecting your pet from these pests is as good as protecting your home,” says veterinarian Dr. Liz Hanson of the Corona del Mar Animal Hospital in Newport Beach, Calif. “When you have a healthy pet, it’s more likely that you’ll have a healthy household. Luckily, setting a protective barrier against fleas and ticks is quick and simple.”

Preferred Pest Control and Turf Management can put together a flea control solution that is perfect for your pets and home.  Put the treatment on your yard, not on your pet’s neck.

For more information about flea control in Knoxville:  http://preferredpesttn.com/pest_management/fleas/

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