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Kill Ticks and Fleas Now

May 7, 2018

I have seen reports that Entomologists across the country are predicting a big population of fleas and ticks this year.

We take the precaution of treating our pets for fleas and ticks. We wear protective clothing and repellents when hiking. Yet experts say we can take an extra step to help protect our family and pets from being attacked by fleas and ticks. The good news is this extra step is easy and does not cost much.

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Our neighbor took this picture last year of a dog tick that dropped off her dog after gorging itself with blood.

Since fleas and ticks hideout in your lawn, you can help protect your family and pets by taking a few minutes to spread Ortho Bug-B-Gon MAX Insect Killer granules on your lawn using your trusty Scotts lawn spreader. The good news is that this single treatment not only kills fleas and ticks for up to 3 months, but also knocks out ants, chiggers and 100 other insects, many of which can cause your lawn to thin and turn brown in summer. The final step is to water your lawn after spreading to put the kill in motion. Once your lawn is dry it is safe for your kids and pets to play on your lawn. (I keep Dudley, our cat, inside while I spread the granules. I then gave the lawn a good watering of ¼ to a half inch to activate the kill. Once the lawn is dry we let Dudley back outside.)

I treated my lawn last week and now I know fleas and ticks do not stand a chance around our home!

As you can see, Dudley is not worried about fleas and ticks!

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