Its Raining and the bugs love it!
All the rain we have been getting is amazing! Everywhere you look, Albuquerque is green! I love how it has been cooling down our high July temperatures and keeping it perfect for sitting on your patio or going for a walk with your dog. Wonka the cat has not left the window sill, with the open window, since the rain has started. The problem with all this rain is that it brings out the bugs.
Fleas, ticks, mosquitos, and all the creepy crawlies that love to bite you and your pets. This is why it is important to take precautions to keep your pets protected. Celebrating our great weather with fleas or heartworms is no fun.
Standing water is not normally a problem in Albuquerque, but this rain is leaving puddles on the ground, in sand boxes, on the pavement and in your driveway. This standing water is a breeding ground for all the bugs that like to bite your pets.
The best treatment is prevention. Frontline and Heartgard are your 2 biggest defenses against fleas, ticks and mosquitos. Frontline will help keep fleas and ticks off your pet, though it does not keep mosquitos from biting. Heartgard protects your pet from getting heartworm from a mosquito bite. If you pet is using these protections, they can have as much fun outside as they want without worry of getting an infestation or a disease.