EPA Message about Fleas and Ticks

posted: by: New Holland Vet Tags: "Clinic Specials" "News" 

How to Protect Against Fleas and Ticks

§  Consult your veterinarian about the best way to protect your pets from fleas and ticks and whether pesticides are even needed.

§  Use a flea comb to suppress adult fleas. It will allow hair to pass through the comb's teeth but not the fleas, removing fleas and "flea dirt."

§  Focus on combing those parts of the pet where most fleas gather, often the neck or tail area.

§  Put any fleas in soapy water to kill them.

For more information, go to: http://www2.epa.gov/pets/controlling-fleas-and-ticks-your-pet