Flea Season Prep Tips is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.
Spring is one of my favorite times around here. I love when the weather warms up but it’s not that hot heat of summer. We can spend our afternoons playing in the backyard and enjoying the sun. Even our sweet dog, Toby, loves lying on the deck “baking” in the sun. But a few years ago, spring brought something I’d never experienced before. Fleas. And so now spring is not just a time to enjoy beautiful weather it’s time to get ready. It’s all about flea season prep.
Flea Season Prep Tips
I’ll tell you that I will do anything to make sure that poor Toby never has to deal with having fleas again. A few years ago there was a bad infestation around our area. You would go to the stores to get things to help and the shelves were completely empty! Our sweet pup was one of the unlucky ones and he was not alone that year.
Ever since then we are proactive and take a few steps to make sure that our sweet dog can enjoy his spring sunshine!
So when your precious pets are just laying around, enjoying themselves without a care in the world, it’s time for you to get started. Otherwise you could spend the next few weeks in a battle that feels like it could go on forever!
And I’ve learned that it’s all about treating your home as well as your pet! It’s the smartest way to protect pets from pests! Hit your pets, home and yard before a flea and tick outbreak occurs!
Protect Your Pet
Adams™ Flea & Tick Control Products are one of the main ways we protect Toby throughout the year. The products have been sold by vets for more than 30 years. Plus they are available at WalMart and other stores so they are easy to find. Oh, and they are easy to use and effective. It’s a relief to have found products that we can rely on to help us through flea season and the rest of the year.
Adams™ for Dogs Flea & Tick Spot On® provides up to 30 days of protection for Toby. And it does something really important. It prevents flea re-infestation by breaking the flea life cycle, which kills flea eggs and larvae that could hatch later on. When we were dealing with fleas, re-infestation was one of our biggest challenges. I might have cried a few times when dealing with it. But not anymore!
Oh, and the award-winning Adams™ Smart Shield® applicator comes free when you buy Adams™ for Dogs Flea & Tick Spot On® at WalMart. This makes it so easy to apply!
Now Toby is protected and laughs in the face of flea season!
Protecting Your Home
Although we love knowing that Toby is protected, there is more to flea season prep. We have learned we also have to protect and prepare our home. Vacuuming and steam cleaning our carpets and furniture to remove flea eggs, larvae and pupae is huge for us. This is where we ran into trouble getting rid of the fleas when Toby had them.
Oh and be sure to throw away the vacuum bag because the eggs can still hatch inside of the bag! Lesson learned.
We’ve also added Adams™ Flea & Tick Home Spray to our flea season prep arsenal. It actually protects our home from all sorts of pests by killing fleas, ticks, cockroaches, ants, spiders, mosquitoes and even bed bugs. It starts killing in 5 minutes and offers up to 7 months of protection.
It feels like an extra layer of protection and I will take all that I can get!
Protect Your Yard
I definitely recommend checking your yard for areas where your pets and other animals might like to hang out. Under decks or porches and even under trees and bushes. Try to limit the access they have to those areas.
This year we’re also trying Adams™ Yard Spray. It kills fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and ants and also stops bugs in your lawn, trees & shrubs, roses & flowers, and gardens. We’re hoping with a three-prong approach we will be well protected from the fleas this year!
And Toby doesn’t even realize how hard we’re working to keep him protected and comfortable. Well, he knows how to make himself comfortable but… crazy, lazy dog. We adore him and don’t want to see him miserable.
The great thing is that I’m feeling even more prepared because the makers of Adams™ products are now offering FREE Adams Flea & Tick Outbreak Alerts. These alerts help give you a warning about local weather changes and the related threat of flea and tick outbreaks in your zip code.
Start Smart, Stay Smart
You can sign up for free Adams Flea & Tick Outbreak Alerts at adamspetcare.com/startsmart. When you do, you’ll be entered in the Adams Start Smart, Stay Smart Sweepstakes!
From now through July 31st, there will be monthly gift card and product prizes! You can visit the website for complete rules and details.
Nearly 75% of households with pets in the US deal with at least one flea and tick infestation a year! Don’t be caught unprotected this year! I know we won’t be!
Tell me how you protect your pets against fleas!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Adams™ Flea & Tick Control Products.
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