Tuesday Tips: Preventing Fleas and Ticks Naturally

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Tuesday Tips: Preventing Fleas and Ticks Naturally

Welcome to another edition of Tuesday Tips! Today, we're focusing on natural ways to prevent fleas and ticks in your home and yard, ensuring the safety of your beloved pets. Fleas and ticks are not only a nuisance but can also pose health risks to your pets and family. Here are some safe and effective methods to keep these pests at bay:

In Your Home:

  • Regular Cleaning: Vacuum carpets, rugs, and upholstery frequently to remove flea eggs and larvae. Wash pet bedding and your bedding in hot water weekly.

  • Diatomaceous Earth: Sprinkle food-grade diatomaceous earth on carpets and pet bedding. It's a natural powder that dehydrates and kills fleas without harming pets.

  • Essential Oils: Use pet-safe essential oils like lavender, lemongrass, and cedarwood as natural repellents. You can add a few drops to your pet's collar or dilute them in water and spray around the house.

In Your Yard:

  • Keep It Trimmed: Maintain a well-trimmed lawn and trim back bushes to reduce shady areas where fleas and ticks thrive.

  • Beneficial Nematodes: Apply beneficial nematodes to your yard. These microscopic worms are natural predators of flea and tick larvae.

  • Cedar Chips: Spread cedar chips around your garden and along your home's foundation. Cedar is a natural repellent for fleas and ticks.

For Your Pets:

  • Regular Grooming: Bathe and comb your pets regularly to check for and remove any fleas or ticks.

  • Natural Flea Collars: Consider using a natural flea collar made with essential oils to repel fleas and ticks.

  • Herbal Supplements: Incorporate flea-repelling herbal supplements like garlic or brewer's yeast into your pet's diet.

When Natural Methods Aren't Enough:

While natural methods can be effective, there may be times when they're not enough to fully protect your home and pets from fleas and ticks. If you find yourself facing a persistent infestation, Paragon Pest Control is here to help. Our professional pest control services offer safe and effective solutions to eliminate fleas and ticks and prevent future outbreaks.

Don't let fleas and ticks take over your home and put your pets at risk. Contact Paragon Pest Control today for expert assistance. We're dedicated to providing you with the best pest control solutions to keep your home and loved ones safe.

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