The Secret Life Of Pets – What’s it Got to do With Pest Control?
“The Secret Life of Pets“, opened in Australia last Thursday and has garnered positive reviews across the board. Almost everyone I’ve spoken to about it has said that they thoroughly enjoyed the feel good movie, and since seeing it myself I can attest to its warm themes and family friendly humour.
For those who haven’t seen the film yet; it details the story of a small dog “Max” (voiced by Louie C.K.) who has to navigate the introduction of a new housemate – a larger, smellier dog called Duke. The two go on an incredible adventure across New York and in the end become close friends. The film is a great watch for families and will leave everyone uplifted at the end.
One of the things that “The Secret Life of Pets” highlights is that the relationship between owner and pet is incredibly unique and special. It’s hard to describe the kind of relationship that one can form with a pet over the years that they are part of a family. Children often grow up alongside pets and parents treasure the impact that they can have on each other.
But What’s It Got To Do With Pest Control?
Unfortunately, Ticks and Fleas are a threat to many pet owners and their pets. Especially the paralysis tick commonly found in the Northern Beaches of the Sydney Region. Fleas can be managed by regularly giving your pet a medication like “Frontline” or having your cat wear a flea collar. Vets can also apply a pesticidal liquid on the nape of a cat or dog that draws fleas to that point and kills them off.
Ticks, on the other hand, are much more difficult to control, they thrive in the warm Sydney climate and pose a threat to pets and children. We definitely recommend getting a comprehensive garden treatment to get rid of Ticks and make sure that they won’t latch onto pets or children.
Our Tick Control involves the use of a broad spectrum pesticide spray which is great for knocking down the tick population quickly as well as getting rid of other small crawling insects. The spray is completely safe for pets and children and is non-fuming – so absolutely no risk of breathing it in.
We also use BRIGADE which is the MOST effective tick control treatment available in Australia. The granular formulation sinks in between leaves and amongst the foliage to create an Anti-Tick barrier around your property which will give you up to 12 months of protection against ticks. BRIGADE is formulated to be resilient against harsh weather and designed to roll in between leaves and surface level roots to be most effective.
Brigade is one of the best treatment measures for ticks as it provides lasting tick control.
If you live in an area that is known to have problems with Fleas and Ticks/Paralysis Ticks (Northern Beaches, Upper & Lower North Shore, etc.) then give us a call TODAY and we’ll get rid of them in no time with our reliable and effective treatment strategies. Our technicians are experienced, certified, and licensed to take care of pests using only safe, non-fuming pesticides to ensure your peace of mind with our effective tick control strategies.