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Are fleas lurking in your garbage cans?

Responsible pet owners do everything they can to minimize any risks associated with fleas, but one place people may overlook is outdoor garbage cans in the neighborhood or backyard.

According to the Washington County Health Department in Colorado, fleas may be found around garbage cans in your town or in collection barrels in the yard. Fleas can be carried by animals such as raccoons or rats, and they may end up in waste bins when host animals explore the rubbish for an easy meal. If your dog wanders too close to a neighborhood garbage can or where you store your household waste, he could be at risk from coming in contact with unwanted bugs.

Protect your pup from any pests with shampoos and flea collars and rid your backyard of any parasitic insects with Hartz® UltraGuard® Home Spray. Make sure no fleas are hiding behind the garage or shed and keep your dog safe from any potential infestations.