As our weather becomes hotter and hotter, ticks become more active and need food. Guess what, that is an animal maybe your dog or cat or maybe you. I had a question today and wasn’t sure how to answer it – customer asked about ticks in her pine tree? Ticks when born seek a meal and will climb to a height on average with an animal. So maybe 4-6 foot at the most and they do not drop from trees when they see an animal, I don’t think their eyesight is that good.
Here are a few tips for you and your pet.
- When hiking keep an eye out for pests, when you arrive home check yourself and your pet.
- Know what to look for and the difference between ticks and Bed Bugs.
- If you decide to use a Pesticide on your pet, bring that to the attention of your Pest Management Professional. For example if you decide to use a product with Fipronil and then the Pest Operator uses that product in the yard there could be some concerns.
- Check out this website – very informative. www.peteducation.com and specifically this page “Ingredients in Flea and Tick Control Products“