5 Effective Ways to Prevent Fleas on Dogs and Other Pets

If you have a four legged friend at home, you would be sharing your entire life with him/her. Therefore, it is your responsibility to take care of your pet as well. When it comes to caring for your dog or other pets, you need to pay special attention to preventing fleas. Here is a list of 5 effective tips that you can follow in order to prevent fleas from bugging your pets.

1. Get a flea collar

Getting a flea collar can be considered as one of the most convenient methods available for you to keep fleas away from your pets. You can easily create a flea collar for your pet at the comfort of your own home. You just need to find few drops of lavender or cedar oil, about 3 tablespoons of water and an eyedropper to transform the existing collar of your dog into a flea collar. When you have all the ingredients, you need to dilute the lavender or cedar oil  and then add some drops of the mixture into your dog’s collar.

2. Purchase a flea shampoo

Bathing your pet on a regular basis is a great start. Bathing your pet with flea shampoo is even more effective in order to prevent fleas. However, you will need to use the flea shampoo on a regular basis in order to get the best results. It would be ideal to use this shampoo as recommended by the product. If  you are trying to save money, you can cut down on down frequency and still have decent results.

3. Go for oral medications

Serious flea infections can effectively be treated with oral medications. The flea controlling pills will usually given to your dog once a month. This pill has the ability to create an impact on the life cycle of fleas. The oral medications are flavored and your dog would love to have them as treats. Due to the compact size of these pills, you can easily hide them in the food of your dog as well.  This is more of a way to treat fleas but also helps prevent them. We recommend going to a veterinarian and get their suggestion for the best oral medication for your pet. be

4. Apply flea dips

Flea dips can be considered as a concentrated chemical, which requires to be diluted in water. The mixture should then be applied on the fur of your pet with the help of a sponge. Applying flea dips is not similar to a shampoo bath. It can be potent and you need to pay attention towards the health and age of your dog before trying this out. Therefore, it would be a good idea to get in touch with your vet and see whether flea dips are safe for your pet or not.

5. Protect your home with Flea Control

Last but not least, there is the need to protect your house from fleas. Many times we blame our furry friends for bringing fleas into the house, but this is not always true. Our pest control services will provide enhanced protection to your house through flea traps and other means so they don’t get to your pet. With our flea treatment and other pest control services, you will be able to make sure that there aren’t any fleas, bedbugs, and other pests around to bug you and your pets.  

For more information about our commercial pest control services, call Mantis Pest Solutions today at (816) 287-5030 or (913) 225-7060.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ty the Bug Guy

Ty Hawkins, also known as Ty the Bug Guy, has been in the pest exterminator for several years and exterminated pests all over the country. Ty has worked for many companies including Orkin and Terminix.

While working for these companies he realized he could offer a more friendly and personal service. He called Rick and together they started Mantis Pest Solutions and now offer pest control in Overland Park and Lee’s Summit. Ty’s goal is to make Mantis more than just your local pest control company, but a business that constantly is giving back the community as well.

Quickly after a few services, Ty became known as Ty the Bug Guy. Feeling a bigger need to help people with their pest infestations he created his own pest control tip blog to better serve the local community and those all over the country with their pest issues.

When Ty isn’t helping residents of the Kansas City area get rid of their pests or posting about pest control tips Ty enjoys spending time with his family. They love traveling, playing board games and trying new restaurants. When you call in for a pest control quote don’t forget to talk about some of the great places to eat or things to do in Kansas City.

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