Preventing Versus Treating Your Flea and Tick Problems
We’ve all heard the old saying that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Nothing could be truer in the context of a potential flea or tick infestation of your dog and home.
Be proactive and prevent a problem
Fleas and ticks expose your dog to numerous parasite-borne diseases. Of course, the best way to solve a flea and tick problem is to prevent one in the first place. Being proactive is the best practice.
Treat it quickly
If unfortunately you find yourself with a flea problem, act quickly as this can turn into a full-blown infestation in no time. Here is a handy solution check-list to help in preventing fleas and ticks:
- First take care of your pet with a flea and tick shampoo like Hartz® UltraGuard Pro® Flea & Tick Shampoo for Dogs or an on pet spray like Hartz® UltraGuard Plus® Flea & Tick Spray for Dogs. This will bring immediate relief to your pet.
Note: Wait 48 hours after shampooing your dog before applying any topical flea and tick treatment.
- Next, be sure to treat your home with products that contain active ingredients that address both adult fleas plus flea eggs and flea larvae, breaking the flea life cycle. Don’t ignore areas such as your rugs and pet beds. These can easily be treated with Hartz® UltraGuard Plus® Flea & Tick Carpet powders and Hartz® UltraGuard Plus® Flea & Tick Home sprays.