Heartworm prevention is a hot topic, literally! As the weather heats up, people spend more time outdoors with their furry friends. And at the same time, the bug population is flourishing, increasing the risk of heartworm infection. So how do you protect your dog from heartworm? Here are a few helpful tips.
How do dogs get heartworm?
Heartworms are found in wild canine populations. Foxes, coyotes, and other canine species that live near humans can harbor the parasites. When a mosquito bites an infected canine, it can pick up the parasites and carry them to its next host.
But there is only one way that your dog can get heartworms: being bitten by a mosquito that carries heartworms.
That’s it! The one and only factor in heartworm infection is mosquito bites.
Of course, we can’t always protect our dogs from mosquitoes. That’s why veterinarians and the American Kennel Club recommend that all dogs, especially in the southern states, receive regular preventative medications. Thankfully, regular medications go a long way towards keeping dogs safe from heartworm infestation.
But the #1 way to keep your dog from getting heartworms is to prevent mosquito bites!
No mosquito bites means no heartworm. It really is that simple. So how do you keep your dog safe?
Well, it might be nice if you could just put a forcefield around your property and keep out all the mosquitoes. Imagine if you could let your dog run in your yard without the slightest concern for heartworm-carrying mosquitoes.
In fact, you can do just that!
Mr. Mister Mosquito Misting Service is your ticket to a mosquito-free backyard. Our ClearZone™ Mosquito Treatment is just what the doctor—or vet—ordered. We use a special solution that is tough on mosquitoes but safe for children and pets. We’ll visit your home about once every 21 days to apply our special mosquito-killing solution. The solution is 100% biodegradable and safe for pets and people, but it’s deadly for mosquitoes. The solution sticks to the underside of the vegetation around your yard, even when it rains! It kills adult mosquitoes and prevents eggs and larvae from maturing.
In addition to treating your yard for mosquitoes, Mr. Mister technicians are trained to find any mosquito hideouts or potential mosquito breeding grounds. We’ll help you identify mosquito hotspots and treat them or remove them to keep your yard mosquito-free.
Looking for a more permanent solution? Try an automated mosquito control system!
Are you the type of person who loves autopay, automatic renewals, household timers, and other worry-free devices? Then you’ll love our automated mosquito control system.
An automated mosquito control system from Mr. Mister works a lot like your garden’s sprinkler system. A series of pipes and hoses is hidden under the foliage in your yard and connected to a tank of mosquito control solution.
We’ll set up a timer to release a fine mist of solution at just the right time, when mosquitoes are most active and other insects are not. You’ll never miss a treatment, and your property will be protected 24/7. We’ll even make regular visits to top off your tank, so you never miss a beat.
Are you still waiting to protect your dog from mosquitoes?
There’s no reason to wait. Mr. Mister mosquito control systems are an affordable way to keep your home mosquito-free all season long.
Rest easy, knowing that your pets are protected from the one and only way to get heartworm: mosquito bites.