Many pet owners make the mistake of thinking that once winter rolls around they no longer need to treat their pets for fleas and ticks. This assumption couldn't be further from the truth. Fleas and ticks can threaten your pet's health even in the cold of winter.
Beware – Flea Pupae Can Thrive in Winter
Even though fleas, flea larvae, and flea eggs usually do not survive through the harsh colds, flea pupae can. This means that even if you do not see live fleas, your pet could still have a flea problem.
Once inside a warm climate such as your home, patio, or garage, the flea pupae grow and thrive, this could lead to a very large infestation and can take months to clear up. Flea pupae can remain dormant for up to a year until they have reached an ideal temperature to hatch.
Don't Forget About Ticks
Ticks are also not completely dormant in the winter. Even though ticks do sometimes live in tall grasses, woods, and brush areas, which die in the winter, they can also reside in parking lots and patio areas.
Fleas and ticks only need a warm blooded host and a warm place to live, such as your comfy cozy home, to survive.
Is Your Pet Protected from Parasites?
Your pets need flea and tick preventatives all year around to stay safe from these pesky parasites and diseases they may carry. It's better to be safe than sorry when it comes to parasite prevention!
If you want to purchase these preventatives, need a refill, or want to learn more about them, please give us a call at 717-957-3991.