This year is supposed to be milder and warmer than last. In some ways that is good, less chance for power outages; we can be outside more with our FFBF and it also means a stronger year for fleas. Ouch, fleas really, but that is what came from a special vet the other day. Don’t get this wrong I love my pets and will do everything for them, but fleas are so disgusting.
People are not the only ones feeling that way. Most of our canine and feline population feels the same. We can begin preparing now for this summer. www.gardenguides.com has many tips on riding our yard of those pesky insects and they will help with both Pest Control chemicals and natural remedies, much preferred Eucalyptus Leaves and Borax are great natural remedies. And with natural remedies there is not as much concern if the children get into it or play in the yard.
There are other plants we can plant in our yard to control this problem and garden guides can help us with that. Another source if we have small children (or highly allergic pets) and are concerned about the flea and tick situation please contact you college or university Extension Office. The World Wide Web and social network have taken the place of our college extension office, however we find they can offer ideas closely tied to our locale. Treating your yard for this prior to getting a new pet will help get things off to a good start. And just for reference it does not matter if the beautiful pet comes from a shelter or out of the best kennels fleas are fleas. And grooming is one of the biggest differences we can make in keeping down the fleas and ticks.
Hopefully you will get a head start on the insects and have a beautiful spring and summer.