Mowing grass and cutting branches in the country is necessary not only for the health of the garden - it can also protect your four-legged friend.

If in the summer you take your pet to the country , take care to protect it from ticks, mosquitoes and other bloodsuckers. The main thing you need to know: any repellent in the form of drops, aerosol, etc. or a special "anti-tick" collar is only a temporary barrier, an emergency measure. In order to reliably secure the pet and make his summer vacation comfortable, it is necessary to take several additional measures throughout the summer cottage.

Mosquito treatment

If it seems to you that these bloodsuckers only pester people, take a closer look at your cat or dog. In the mosquito season, they suffer no less. Therefore, it is worth trying to reduce the number of these insects in your territory.

  1. Get rid of standing water in the area. All these rainwater barrels are, of course, a tradition, useful, convenient, etc., but it is there that mosquito larvae instantly start up.If there is a swimming pool on the site, it is necessary to provide it with a cover or cover it with a tarp.In the decorative pond on the site, you can launch ornamental fish that eat mosquito larvae - swordtails, larvifags, etc.
  2. Throw away all the fallen leaves , flower clippings, dead fruits, clean out the drains. It is in places of accumulation of rotting waste, heaps of plant debris, that the larvae of bloodsuckers especially like to start up.
  3. Spray grass and bushes with a mosquito repellant, available at gardening stores or the hardware department of supermarkets.
  4. Cover windows and doors with mosquito nets to keep insects out of your home. Check meshes regularly for holes and breaks.

Against ticks

Protection from these bloodsuckers is needed not only during a walk. In the summer, they calmly climb onto the plots and attack pets. Therefore, protective measures must be taken.

  1. Mow the lawn more often. Tall grass is an excellent hiding place for ticks, their main habitat.
  2. Trim tree branches, especially if they lean low to the ground. Ticks cannot stand the open sun. The less shade there is on the site, the less bloodsuckers there will be.
  3. Rake and immediately discard the leaves.Do not allow piles of leaves to lie on the site for a long time - a variety of insects, including mites, will quickly settle in them.
  4. Regularly spray the area with substances containing pyrethroids - synthetic insecticides. They are sold in hardware stores, in the same place as other household chemicals.
  5. Protect the area from rodents. They carry ticks and can "infect" your pet. Use repellant plants . For example, you can plant elderberry around the perimeter of the site - mice are scared away by its smell.