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Flea and Tick Prevention in Warmer Months

Flea and Tick Prevention in Warmer Months

Jun 20, 2024

As the weather warms up, our furry friends love to spend more time outdoors. However, the warmer months also bring an increase in the activity of fleas and ticks, which can pose significant health risks to pets and their owners. Here’s a comprehensive guide from Superpet to help you understand the risks, prevention strategies, and treatment options for fleas and ticks, ensuring your pets stay healthy and happy all summer long.

Understanding the Risks of Fleas and Ticks

Lifecycle and Activity: Fleas thrive in warm and humid conditions, typically peaking from May to September in the UK. They can infest your home and pet quickly, leading to itching, discomfort, and allergic reactions.

Health Risks: Flea bites can cause flea allergy dermatitis (FAD), anaemia (especially in young or small pets), and can transmit tapeworms if ingested.

Lifecycle and Activity: Ticks are most active from March to October, peaking in the summer months from June to August. They are commonly found in grassy and wooded areas.

Health Risks: Tick bites can transmit serious diseases such as Lyme disease, babesiosis, and ehrlichiosis. These diseases can lead to severe health issues if not treated promptly. 

Effective Prevention Strategies

Regular Grooming:

Routine Checks: Regularly inspect your pet’s fur, especially after outdoor activities. Focus on areas where ticks are likely to attach, such as around the ears, neck, and between the toes.

Bathing: Use a flea and tick shampoo to kill and repel pests. Regular baths help keep your pet’s coat clean and make it easier to spot any unwanted visitors.

Preventative Treatments:

Topical Treatments: Apply monthly topical treatments that repel and kill fleas and ticks. These are easy to use and provide continuous protection.

Oral Medications:
Consider oral medications that protect your pet from fleas and ticks. These can be more convenient for some pet owners and are highly effective.

Flea and tick collars offer long-lasting protection. Ensure the collar is fitted properly and check its effectiveness regularly.

Environmental Control:

Home and Garden: Keep your home and garden clean to reduce the risk of flea and tick infestations. Vacuum regularly, wash pet bedding, and mow the lawn to minimise habitats for these pests.

Repellents: Use pet-safe insect repellents and sprays in areas where your pet spends time. Superpet offers a range of effective products for both indoor and outdoor use.

      Treatment Options

      Spot-On Treatments
      Usage: These are applied directly to your pet’s skin and provide month-long protection. Ensure you choose a product suitable for your pet’s size and species.

      Oral Medications:
      Usage: These pills or chewables are given to your pet monthly or as prescribed by your vet. They work systemically to kill fleas and ticks and can be an excellent option for pets with sensitive skin.

      Flea and Tick Shampoos:
      Usage: Regular baths with medicated shampoos can help control and prevent infestations. Ensure you follow the product instructions carefully.

      Professional Pest Control:
      Usage: In cases of severe infestations, professional pest control services may be necessary to eradicate fleas and ticks from your home and garden.

      Superpet Products and Solutions

      At Superpet, we offer a wide range of flea and tick prevention and treatment products tailored to meet the needs of your pets. From topical treatments and oral medications to collars and shampoos, we have everything you need to keep your pets safe and healthy.


      By understanding the risks and implementing effective prevention and treatment strategies, you can protect your pets from the dangers of fleas and ticks during the warmer months. Stay proactive and ensure your furry friends enjoy a happy, itch-free summer.

      Best regards,
      The Superpet Team

      Explore our range of flea and tick prevention products at Superpet. Share your experiences and tips on managing fleas and ticks with us on social media or in the comments below – we’d love to hear from you!


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