Keeping your pet safe from fleas and ticks in Sarasota and Bradenton

Brown Dog Tick Sarasota

Every year when the rain stops in the Sarasota and Bradenton area, the flea and tick activity heats up quickly. This is because as water levels quickly recede and small ponds and streams dry-up, mammals that typically carry these pests (like squirrels) move closer to neighborhoods for water sources such as decorative fountains and water features. Fleas and Ticks commonly found in the local Bradenton and Sarasota area are easily controlled with professional products if the applicator is knowledgeable and uses the right strategies. Some pets have severe reactions to being bitten by these monsters and are at risk for infection and severe skin irritation. If you find ticks on your pet, use a pair of fine tweezers and pull the tick gently upwards making sure not to jerk or pull too hard so as to keep the mouthparts intact. Always disinfect the area after removing the tick to prevent infection. It’s a good idea to check your pet after every walk because these critters will be hiding in the bushes, with arms extended, waiting to grab on and go for a ride to a new home. Fleas, although easier to control, will be hiding in the weeds waiting to jump up onto your pet in a moment’s notice. They can jump up to three feet high so watch out!

You don’t have to wait for a full-blown infestation to attack your pets if you follow some simple advice. Keep your pet’s flea and tick medication on a rotational schedule which changes the active ingredient at least every six months. Since dog ticks have become extremely resistant to some treatments in recent years, make sure you investigate the product reviews and method of application thoroughly before purchase. Always follow the label directions when making an application. Remember that soap can neutralize most products so be sure to clean your dog with natural organic oatmeal based shampoos to keep most of your dog’s skin oils intact. Most flea and tick products applied to the pet rely on using their natural oils to spread, and bathing them with soap renders these products useless. Also, treat your yard and surrounding home perimeter for fleas and ticks at least once a year to ensure a safe zone of play around your house. Always make sure your pest professional knows where your dogs and cats spend their time so these areas can be the focus of treatment.

Why Johnny Bugs is the best choice for keeping your pet safe from fleas and ticks:

John Passport Photo SmallJohnny Bugs has many years of experience solving difficult flea and tick infestations. Don’t possibly harm your pet with old-school, toxic, over-the-counter products applied in the wrong places. Did you know that a female tick can lay up to 3,000 eggs? That’s a big problem if you miss even just one while trying to do-it-yourself! Have you seen them crawling up the walls looking for a safe place to lay their eggs? We’ll find them no matter where they may be hiding. Johnny Bugs pricing makes it affordable to keep these pests at bay all year round.

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