Tips from Hartz: How to Ensure a Pest-Free Summer

Flea and tick season is upon us! With a mild winter and hotter temperatures in much of the United States, many veterinarians are worried that this year could be worse than previous years. To ensure a pest-free summer, it’s important to start flea prevention and treatment as soon as possible.

Did you know?

  • In just 30 days, 10 female fleas can multiply to over a quarter million new fleas in different life stages.
  • Fleas can jump vertically up to seven inches and horizontally thirteen inches.
  • Female fleas start producing eggs within 24 to 48 hours after taking their first blood meal and can lay up to 40 to 50 eggs per day.
  • Optimum conditions for flea larvae are 65-80 ºF with shaded areas and high humidity.
  • Flea pupae can lie dormant for many months or can change into adult fleas in as few as 5 days.

To help pet-parents choose the correct flea and tick products for their pets, Hartz has created the Flea and Tick Care Station. This interactive Facebook tab allows users to create a custom profile for their pet(s). The tool will select the very best ®UltraGuard choice for their dog or cat based off of weight, age, geographical location, infestation status, and type of pet. Upon completion, users can share a personalized postcard with their friends, print out a custom product card and coupon to receive a discount at their local retailer.

Want more information on fleas and ticks? Check out our UltraGuard site. Weather.com also has a handy tool that helps you gauge when flea activity is the highest depending on where you live!

This content is provided by the flea and tick experts at Hartz. Our professional staff is here to keep you educated on the proper pest control while offering tips to keep your pet happy and healthy.