I have three dogs and three cats, plus we have the new addition of Angeline's puppy, Swish, that she recently introduced to our menagerie of fur babies. Whether you have one pet or SEVEN, as our household does, you have to take steps to prepare for flea and tick season...believe me, it is better to prepare now than to deal with fixing the problem later! Once flea and tick season begins, and your pets began getting infested, it isn't going to be long before those pesky little buggers are brought into your home on the backs of your beloved furry friends, slowly invading your furniture, carpet, bedding...what a nightmare! These 5 Tips for Preparing Your Pets for Flea and Tick Season are based on my 20+ years of experience of owning my own home and pets, and I am sure that they will help you as much as they've helped me over the years! With the Adams Family of Products, you can avoid the pesky hassle of fleas and ticks altogether, but there are a few things you need to do to help them along!
Our home is happy because our pet is healthy!
5 Tips for Preparing Your Pets for Flea and Tick Season
Even if your dogs and cats are wearing flea and tick collars, you must treat your yard! My dogs spend so much time outside, it is a definite MUST to treat the yard with Adams Yard & Garden Spray. What makes Adams Yard & Garden Spray so great? Well, everything! It kills fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and ants and also stops any bugs in your lawn, trees & shrubs, roses & flowers, and gardens.
It covers a wide variety of pests, so one spray does it all! It not only kills adult fleas, but it also kills hatching flea eggs, flea larvae, ticks, cockroaches, ants, spiders, mosquitoes, and silverfish - and it protects your yard and garden from fleas for up to 4 weeks! Being that I live in Miami, Florida, the fact that Adams Yard & Garden Spray also kills cockroaches is a huge plus in my book! If you are from a tropical or subtropical climate, then you are well aware that it doesn't matter how clean your home is - roaches live in the grass and trees, and will try to find their way indoors! With the Adams Yard & Garden Spray, you simply attach the bottle to your garden hose and spray! It couldn't be any easier than that.
2. Regular grooming of your pets. We have two long haired dogs and it is so much easier to keep fleas and ticks away when they are groomed on a regular basis. I am not saying that you must keep your dogs shaved, but it works for us for multiple reasons: they stay cooler during the warmer (re: HOT) months, it keeps the shedding under control, AND it's easier to keep fleas and ticks at bay.
3.Bathe Your Pets with Adams Flea & Tick Cleansing Shampoo. It kills fleas, brown dog ticks and American dog ticks, lice and prevents flea eggs from hatching for 30 days. I love that this particular variety is safe for both cats AND dogs, so it's perfect for households like mine that has both!
If you have cats, there is no need to worry! There is also Adams Plus Flea & Tick Foaming Cat Shampoo and Wash.
Thankfully, these products work quickly...we all know how much most pets hate to be bathed - it's never an easy task and I love that I can get it over with as quickly as possible.
4. Treat your home. As they say in football, the best offense is a good defense. Adams Flea & Tick Home & Carpet Spray kills adult fleas and prevents pre-adult fleas from developing into those nasty little biting adults. It protects the household from a buildup of fleas, as well as a reinfestation. The best part? There is no oily residue, no unpleasant smell, and one treatment protects your home from fleas, ticks, roaches, ants, silverfish, crickets and spiders for 210 days!
Note: Don't forget to spray down any dog or cat bedding while you're at it! As soon as my dogs come in from playing outdoors, they go STRAIGHT to their dog beds.
He also hangs out with other dogs and goes to the beach and dog parks (which my dogs don't tend to do). Even with all of the prevention we put into place in our home, it's still important that he wear an Adams Flea & Tick Collar so that he doesn't pick up any pesky bugs while he is out and about, being a social doggy!
Keeping your pets - and your home - free of fleas and ticks is much simpler when you practice prevention, rather than treatment! Why wait until it's a problem to address the issue? With the right products, your pets and your home will be flea and tick free!
The products that Angeline and I are currently using for our Multi-Pet Household are:
- Adams Flea & Tick Spray
- Adams Plus Flea & Tick Foaming Shampoo Cat
- Adams Cleansing Shampoo
- Adams Flea & Tick Collar For Dogs & Puppies
- Adams Flea & Tick Carpet & Home Spray
Wow.... After Reading this blog... I do remember this sentence "Not only do dogs seem to love us back, they actually see us as their family. It turns out that dogs rely on humans more than they do their own kind for affection, protection and everything in between"
Great one Jenn.... Keep Rocking
Some pet owners don't think about treating their yard. I think it makes perfect sense, and getting a product like Adams will help ensure their fur babies don't get fleas and ticks.
Brianne Tursi Manz
These are wonderful tips! It's no fun when our fur babies get fleas and ticks. It's better to be proactive than reactive! Adams sounds like a great pet care brand.
We are going to be spraying our yard for fleas and ticks soon! We have some bad ticks and mosquitos here this year because of all the rain!
So important to keep those ticks and mosquitos out of the yard. We have so many mosquitos here in Texas.
The yard spray would be really helpful. My dog growing up was continually getting fleas from the yard.
These are awesome tips! I need to show this post to my friend that has a puppy!
These are really awesome tips! Thank you for sharing!
Thank you for all of these information and tips. A lot of pet owners will need this!
We have used Adams before and it does a great job keeping the fleas and ticks at bay.
Thank you for all the tips! I hate flea and tick season, but with your tips, I think it's going to be way better!