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I think that most pet owners are very aware of the danger of bloodsuckers like ticks, fleas and mosquitos during the summer months. However, did you know that ticks can bite any time of the year?
I had no clue and I think that many pet owners do not realize that these bugs stick around well into the cooler fall season. In fact, some species of ticks, such as the American Dog Tick and the Deer Tick, are more active during the transition into fall. Fleas also survive happily in a nice warm home.
UGH! So what can you do?
Well first, you can take several precautions. The first of which is to constantly check yourself and your dog for any ticks after any amount of time outside.
MORE ABOUT TICKS
The adult stage deer tick actually begins its feeding activity about the time of first frost (or early October throughout its range), and it will latch onto any larger host (cat to human) any day that the temperature is near or above freezing. Adult female deer ticks can transmit Lyme Disease. Another tick that carries Lyme disease is the Blacklegged tick. The adult stages of this tick begin to become active as the season changes from summer to fall.
Fleas and Ticks are dangerous to both pets and humans. Ticks carry deadly diseases such as Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
As someone who been bitten by a tick plus had a dog who suffered from Lyme disease, I tend to take any precaution I can when it comes to protecting our pets from pets and other pests. You could say that I am overly paranoid about ticks but that is a good thing because it means I am constantly checking and using products like Pet Armor.
ABOUT PET ARMOR
PetArmor is an effective solution for flea and tick protection for both dogs and cats. It KILLS the four major types of ticks including those that carry Lyme disease. PetArmor contains the same No. 1 vet-recommended active ingredient Fipronil found in Frontline brand products, and provides the same protection against adult fleas and ticks but is available for significantly less.
Ticks are a big deal and Lyme disease can be very difficult to detect. Using Pet Armor can give you and your family peace of mind by knowing that your beloved pet is protected.
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For more information about products that can protect your pet from fleas and ticks this fall visit petarmor.com. Additional background information about ticks can be found at TickEncounter.org.
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