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Tag Archives: fleaandtick

Battling Fleas and Ticks: Do You Have an Infestation?

August 04, 2014

All pet owners have combated fleas at one time or another. If you’ve tackled them in the past, or are in the midst of your battle, don’t fret — we’ve all been there or will be in your shoes at some point. Fleas and ticks can spread disease from a place that you may not consider: inside your home! These nasty pests can infest your…  

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Wait a Tick! How to Safely Remove a Tick

June 23, 2014

It’s summer and summer means ticks. Ticks are gross, and not only are they gross, they are exceptionally gross. And just when you thought they could not possibly get any grosser, they do — sucking up blood, transmitting disease and just generally being the Michael Jordan of grossness. So, what do you do with a tick that has attached itself to one of your beloved pets? The next…  

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Preparing Your Yard for Flea and Tick Season

June 10, 2014

According to research done by the Department of Parasitology at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University in Alabama, fleas spend only about 20 percent of their time on your pet. The rest of their lifespan is spent free ranging in your home! So it’s easy to understand how quickly a flea infestation can get out of control. If your have carpets, fleas like…  

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Five Ways to Tell If Your Pet Has Fleas

May 27, 2014

You may be a longtime pet owner, or a first timer, but if your pet suddenly has a bad case of the “itches,” you may be wondering about the cause. Fleas can be one of the many reasons your dog or cat is scratching, but here are five ways to determine if your pet has fleas. If your pet is scratching a lot, get up…  

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