April showers bring flea prowlers

April's rainy days and spring's warming weather make optimal conditions for the development of a flea's life cycle. If your dog isn't being protected from these critters, an infestation can come pouring in when you least expect it.

April's rainy days and spring's warming weather make optimal conditions for the development of a flea's life cycle. If your dog isn't being protected from these critters, an infestation can come pouring in when you least expect it.

The high precipitation, moisture and humidity that can come from April's showers, according to PetCareRX, are vital for  flea survival. As your yard dampens, flea eggs are able to flourish in shrubs and dark spaces, allowing them to transition onto the larval stage. From this point to the pupal stage of a flea, these pests lurk and grow in muggy areas awaiting your pooch's arrival for dinner.

Fortunately, there's some hope that heavy rains can wash these nuisances away from your immediate area. If you're not so lucky, fleas can cause you and your precious pup severe harm. Use Hartz® UltraGuard® Yard & Kennel Spray to protect your furry friend and home from a flea ridden takeover for up to 8,000 square feet.


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