Why should I treat my yard for ticks and fleas?

Why should I treat my yard for ticks and fleas?

Fleas and ticks, which run rampant across the country during the summer months, can find their way onto your property and cause trouble even if Fido is wearing a flea collar. From your lawn, they can make their way into your home, putting your family and pet at risk.

It can be difficult to rid your home of a flea or tick infestation, so it's good to take preventative action. Mowing the grass regularly and maintaining any large bushes or trees can help with flea and tick control. Ticks love to hide in tall grasses and branches, as they have easier access to animals and people that could be their next hosts, according to PetMD. Keep the yard free of clutter and debris like piles of leaves where ticks and fleas can hide.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that you only need to apply a small treatment a few times a year to protect your property. Hartz® UltraGuard® Yard & Kennel Spray makes this task easy, as you can attach a hose directly to the flea spray and quickly treat the whole yard. Wait until everything has dried completely before letting your dog and children out to play.

This content is provided by the pet wellness experts at Hartz. We offer complete flea and tick protection for your pet, home and yard.