Flea Prevention

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Fleas are ugly, nasty parasites that are one of the most difficult critters to get rid of.

Which is why, prevention – all year long, is necessary. Fleas are black/brown in colour, have no wings but do have long hind legs, which they use for jumping from one host to another.

Fleas require a host – your cat or dog – in order to survive, as they live off of their blood.

Fleas can be found all around the world, no matter the climate, however, they particularly like living in grass, which is where your pet will most likely be exposed to them. Because fleas burrow deep into the grass, as well as under branches, leaves and soil, just waiting for a host to latch onto, one of the most effective ways to prevent fleas from hopping onto your pet is to keep your lawn well groomed.

It is also important to always rake the leaves – flea larvae don’t like light.

Watering your lawn on a regular basis may also help keep fleas from residing in your lawn.

“A majority of the fleas and larvae will be within 50 feet of your dog’s favourite resting spot, so focus on those areas,” reports Pet Supplies Review.

Another line of defence is topical medications, the best of which are available through your vet.

Regular housecleaning, such as vacuuming weekly and regularly washing your pet’s bedding, will go a long way toward preventing fleas.

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