Did you know, that most ticks and fleas in home infestations can be avoided by making sure your dog is healthy? Fleas, ticks and other pests tend to infest animals with a compromised immune system, or dogs that are getting a poor diet.
Ultimately, you spend so much less on a quality diet then you do commercial flea control, unneeded vet visits, and shortened life span.
Let’s say that you are feeding a healthy diet, and have never had flea and tick issues in the past.
Skin irritation, anemia, allergies, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, Lyme, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and in some cases, even death are some of the problems these fleas and ticks cause on pets.
About 62 percent of US households own a pet. There are approximately 73 million cats and 68 million dogs in the country. Flea and tick treatment are hence much sought for. The first thing to do is to determine whether these pesky animals have infested your pet or not.
Hence flea and tick treatment becomes extremely vital. The arrival of spring does not only bring with its color, but it also rings in an uninvited guest: the flea.
These tiny canine pests are very common and carry tapeworms. This can lead to severe itching and allergy. Your pets are the most vulnerable to them.
Another popular pest is the eight-legged tick. They are of different kinds and create a lot of dangerous and frightening problems for their host. Both these pests feed on mammal blood and hence need to be controlled and treated at the earliest. Prevention is the best way of curbing this problem.
There are many types of commercial flea control products available today. These commercial flea and tick products are highly effective however, they may come with some risk.
Even if, a chemical has been proven safe, we all know about chemicals from the past that was also proven safe; then a few years down the road these chemicals were found to cause terrible disease and cancer.
This is not to suggest you should not use commercial flea and tick products when dealing with a severe bug problem. But, do be aware, your dog quickly metabolizes anything that’s placed on the skin into the bloodstream and all major organs.
Natural pest control can be a great option when trying to avoid chemical concoctions. Be aware of products labeled as natural. Many products containing natural ingredients also contain toxic chemicals.
Read product labels carefully; when you find an ingredient that you’re unfamiliar with, ask the manufacturer. What is this? When you are unable to contact the manufacturer, look it up yourself. It is your job to protect your dog.
Good natural pest control products are also available however, many of these come at a cost. Fact is, that using all-natural ingredients, of high quality, is an expensive proposition. Many people choose to pay for good quality products that are highly effective.
You may also choose to try some natural flea and tick control that is homemade. Making your own homemade flea spray is actually relatively simple, and contains the same essential oil used by many companies.