Dogs are constantly exposed to fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. Every time you take your dog out for a walk, to the dog park, or even simply for a romp in your back yard, your dog is a walking target for fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. That’s why it’s important to have a complete pest management system that focuses not only on your dog, but also on your dog’s environment and surroundings.
Protecting your dog is the first step in the fight against fleas, ticks and mosquitoes.
Hartz recommends products that protect against adult and pre-adult pests. Preventing a future infestation is just as important. Dr. Melinda recommends Hartz® UltraGuard Pro® or Hartz® UltraGuard Plus® once a month topical drop treatments or collars because these products have active ingredients focused on breaking the life stages of fleas and ticks. Additionally, topical drops kill mosquitoes. If your dog already has fleas and ticks, Dr. Melinda recommends the use of Hartz® UltraGuard Plus® shampoos, Hartz® UltraGuard Plus® dog sprays, or Hartz® UltraGuard® powders to bring immediate relief to your dog.
The critical second step in a complete pest management system is treating your home.
Unlike ticks and mosquitoes that only breed outdoors, fleas can thrive indoors. Female fleas start producing eggs 24 to 48 hours after taking their first blood meal and can lay up to 50 eggs per day. These eggs are laid on your dog and easily fall off onto bedding, carpets, furniture and everything else your dog comes in contact with. Where your dog rests and sleeps becomes a primary habitat for eggs and developing fleas.
Hartz offers In Home products, such as Hartz® UltraGuard Plus® Carpet Powders and Hartz® UltraGuard Plus® Home Sprays, that can be used throughout your house. If you are facing a wide spread infestation, Hartz® UltraGuard Plus® Home Fogger is recommended.
The final step in a complete pest management system is taking care of your yard where fleas, ticks and mosquitoes can be prevalent.
Ticks find their hosts by climbing on grass, shrubs and other outposts. They simply wait for your dog to walk by and grab on. To fully protect your dog be sure to use products such as Hartz® UltraGuard® Yard Spray to eliminate multiple types of pests outside your home.