Alternative Earthcare Shares 4 Tips for Hamptons Residents to Keep Their Pets Safe from Tick Bites
LONG ISLAND, N.Y., June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Alternative Earthcare has been providing quality residential and commercial services across Long Island, New York since 1996. Specializing in mosquito, flea, and east end tick control, traditional lawn services (including aeration and seeding), irrigation system services, tree removal and pruning, and Christmas and holiday light installation, the team of professionals successfully caters to your needs in the least toxic, most organic way possible.
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The Hamptons are a beautiful place for both humans and their pets to enjoy the summer. The area is perfect for pets to enjoy the outdoors while their owners take in the beautiful east end environment. Unfortunately, it is also a haven for ticks, and pet owners can find themselves spending the season taking care of a sick pet if they are not careful. Alternative Earthcare, Long Island's answer to environmentally conscious and effective tick control, shares 4 tips to help Hampton residents to keep their pets safe from tick bites.
1. Vaccinate. In addition to tick repelling topical solutions, collars, and shampoos, it is a good idea to vaccinate pets in order to protect against Lyme disease. Vaccinations that impact all tick-borne diseases do not exist. However Lyme vaccines, coupled with other tick repellents, will help to protect pets against the most common tick transmitted disease on the east end of Long Island.
2. Avoid pets wandering into tick habitats. Pets naturally want to explore, but it is important to limit your pet's ability to wander into potential habitats during tick season. Habitats such as long grass, wooded areas, dead leaves, or thick ground cover can harbor ticks. Ensure that pets are thoroughly examined for ticks if they do happen to enter such an area.
3. Inspect your pets. Always give a thorough inspection of pets after possible exposure to ticks. Brush your pet thoroughly. Massage his or her skin to feel for either attached ticks or ticks that are climbing on the fur. Be sure to do this whenever the pet goes outside to avoid both bites and ticks being transported into your home. Ticks that have not yet attached to a host can easily fall off and climb onto someone else in the house.
4. Treat properties. Ensure that properties are treated for ticks each year. Starting in early spring and maintaining through late autumn is the most effective way to control tick populations on the property. Treatments should occur every 3-4 weeks.
Serving both Suffolk and Nassau County, including the East End and the Hamptons, Alternative Earthcare offers a variety of organic, non-toxic lawn care services for your home or business. In addition to beautifying and maintaining properties, the award-winning staff is also dedicated to the safety and health of their customers.
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