Keep Kids And Pets Safe From Fleas And Ticks!
When they’re not hitching a ride on your dog or latching on to your leg, fleas and ticks like to hang out in shady spots where the air is cool and moist. In Central Indiana, this often means your lawn. Although they are small, fleas and ticks are big carriers of all sorts of harmful things, including Lyme disease, Cat Scratch Fever, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Typhus, and many more diseases! So, it is important to protect your family and pets from these nasty critters.
Please note that your application schedule is subject to change. Our experience and expertise with Indiana seasons, weather, and conditions enable us to determine the best timing for each application.
Multiple Applications Mean Season-Long Control
With Lawn Pride’s Flea and Tick Program, we’ll apply our specially formulated flea and tick control across your entire lawn. Leaving a blanket of protection in your lawn from fleas and ticks for up to 30 days. For the best results, our 5-application program will give consistent control throughout the season when fleas and ticks are at their worst.
Understanding Is Half The Battle
Adult fleas are typically about 1/8 inch long, oval, and are reddish-brown. Fleas are wingless and their bodies are very thin, allowing them to move freely through a host’s fur. Their long legs are great for jumping and moving quickly making them hard to catch. Fleas that are outdoors are typically found in and around areas where pets linger such as a dog or cat’s frequent resting spot. Under warm and humid conditions, they can be found in moist, shaded soil beneath shrubs. Cracks or joints in concrete walks and porches with small amounts of soil are also a great hiding place for fleas.
Ticks, like fleas, are wingless and have a flat oval body that plumps up after the ticks feed and are filled with their victim’s blood. When ticks are still in their larvae stage, they only have six legs and adult ticks have eight legs. The ticks’ so-called “head” is made up of three parts; a pair of sensory structures that enable the tick to detect vibrations, carbon dioxide, host odors, and warm, moist air currents, two knife-like structures that cut an opening in the host’s skin, and a single barbed structure that enters the opening. This barbed structure becomes anchored in the host’s skin when the tick takes a blood meal.
Flea and Tick Control Tips
Effective control of fleas and ticks can be difficult and complicated because they can travel large distances on animals like birds, rabbits, mice, and other outdoor critters. The conditions around homes, yards, and barns can affect the number of fleas and ticks that live on your property as well. Eliminate overgrown or heavy vegetation around yards or property, along wood edges, or along the edges of trails and paths, and cut down any flea or tick-infested areas. These simple maintenance practices can help keep the number of fleas and ticks down. Unfortunately, this alone will not keep you or your pets from ever encountering them. This means we need to protect our pets from both of these bloodsuckers. Treating your lawn for fleas and ticks as well as treating your dogs and cats regularly can help keep you and your pet from harm and make your outdoor living space more enjoyable, especially for your furry family members
Our experienced and knowledgeable staff can answer any of your pest questions and provide you with helpful tips; so that together we can make your outdoor living space more comfortable