We love our pets like they are our children, and we want them to be healthy and happy like our children as well. During the warmest months of the year, keeping them healthy includes keeping them free from Jacksonville fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes.
One flea can bite your dog or cat up to 350 times in one day. Allergies to the flea saliva will have your pet itching and scratching and chewing out of sheer discomfort. And fleas multiply QUICKLY! Before you know it, it’s not just your pet that could be covered in fleas they could be all over your home.
Ticks are a completely different problem. They too can latch onto your dog or cat and be carried around for days, but you may never see them. They simply don’t cause the itching and scratching that fleas do and when covered up with fur they aren’t as noticeable to the naked eye. However, they can be much more dangerous than fleas due to the diseases that they carry. Just like humans, pets are susceptible to Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Ehrlichiosis, and even tick paralysis.
And finally mosquitoes: mosquitoes carry one of the worst diseases to affect our four legged friends… heartworms. Heartworms primarily affect dogs, but for every 100 dogs that get heartworm, 10 cats get heartworm. Heartworms can be fatal if not treated. Worse yet, for cats, there is no treatment, and for dogs, recovery is a long slow process. No one wants to see their pet go through this.
Lower Your Pets Risks at Home and Away
We all agree that prevention is vital for the comfort and well-being of our beloved 4-legged family members. First of all, it is important to follow your vet’s recommendations when it comes to preventative treatments that protect against heartworm, ticks, and fleas.
Reducing mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas in your yard is a great additional preventative measure and also works as an alternative solution if extenuating circumstances prohibit the use of the widely recommended topical treatments.
At Mosquito Squad of Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra our mosquito, tick, and flea treatments provide a comfortable, playful outdoor setting pets need. Our barrier treatment eliminates mosquitoes and ticks on contact and continues to keep them out of your yard for up to 3 weeks. Fleas can be eliminated too. With our added growth regulator we stop the flea life-cycle preventing them from growing into adults. Just another way to rid your yard of fleas and prevent flea infestation in your home.
At Mosquito Squad of Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra, we care about what you care about, and that includes your pets. Let us be a part of your plan to lower their risk for discomfort and disease. Call us today.