Summertime is upon us, and it’s time to enjoy the sunny weather. Not only is this time of the year optimal for you, but your dog and cat also can enjoy the beautiful summer months, however, beware! There are other creatures that tend to enjoy the summer months as well. These creatures are fleas and ticks.
Fleas and ticks are parasites that cause extreme discomfort to everyone. It is important to be aware of the diseases that are associated with fleas. For pets like dogs and cats, fleas are more effective in transmitting their diseases. For humans, they are still a headache, but not as harmful as compared to animals.
Flea bites transmit other parasites such as tapeworms. Fleas are insects related to beetles and ants. Ticks are a different kind of parasite and relate closely to mites, spiders, and scorpions. Though both are not human or pet-friendly!
Fleas and ticks flourish in a warm-weather climate. Their optimal temperature is between 70-85 degrees… roughly. Most states see these parasites in the months of May through September. They also enjoy moist areas, so beware of swamps!
Especially in the summer season, you do not want your pet to get sick from fleas or ticks when it could have easily been prevented. The summer is a time for relaxation and enjoyment. Don’t let ticks suck the fun out of your summer! You can easily remove ticks using the O'Tom Tick Twister (2 Pack). It removes large and small ticks in a few seconds without pain. It also removes the tick without squeezing it, reducing the risk of infection.
However, if you are looking for a more natural approach try Bed and Bath Flea & Tick Goats Milk Soap for Dogs. This unique bar of soap has been developed with organic herbs, essential oils and contains fatty acids that naturally remove dead skin and renew cell growth.