Even with Oklahoma’s constantly changing weather, spring is finally here. During this season ticks can become an unwanted problem in many yards, detrimentally affecting pets with unfortunate exposure to the outdoors. Here are some steps you can take to protect your pets from ticks this spring.
Clear Yard Debris
Ticks will often find safety and nest in old debris that can be found in your yard. For instance, fallen leaves and vegetation that provide adequate shade could be potential nesting areas for these unwanted pests. Rake any existing leaves and trim potentially problematic vegetation to help limit hiding spots for these pests.
Start Preventative Care
Unfortunately, many pet owners will stop using tick preventing products on their pets during the winter. If you fall into this category, it is important to start treating your pet for ticks immediately. Now that the weather has officially warmed, ticks are already a threat to your pets.
Treat Pet Bedding
If ticks have already been found on your pet or pet bedding, it is important to begin cleaning these areas well. Vacuuming inside of kennels and other protective areas can help remove any ticks that may have hitched a way inside. If using insecticide to help treat the areas, make sure your pet is protected from any harm that it could cause.
In some cases, the best course of action for pet owners is to seek professional help to remove their existing tick problem or prevent tick infestation. Emtec Pest Control can help eliminate ticks from your home with our over 35 years of experience. No matter what your particular needs are, how large your land is or how extensive your tick infestation is, we can help protect your pets and bring your home back to normal!
At Emtec Pest Control, we are committed to safe and responsible pest control. We understand that your family’s safety is your number one priority, so we make it our priority, too. If you have any other questions about any of these pests or pest control for your home or business, contact your Oklahoma pest control experts at Emtec Pest Control by calling us or by filling out our online contact form. Our service areas in Northeast Oklahoma include Bixby, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Owasso, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Stillwater, Tulsa and the surrounding areas. In Central Oklahoma, we service Edmond, Moore, Oklahoma City, Yukon and the surrounding areas. You can also connect with us on social media for more helpful pest control tips and information. We are on Facebook.