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Unwanted pests attacking your pets

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - You may have noticed a lot of unwanted pests in your home and all over your pets lately.

When it's hot and humid you can expect more fleas on your dogs and cats.

Fleas can be harmful to pets, even deadly to young animals.

One flea can bite more than 200 times a day and if your pet eats a flea they can get tapeworms.

Veterinarians say beware of cheap products. You need flea treatments that contain I-G-R, a growth inhibitor that kills eggs and adult fleas.

"Don't forget your vacuum. Your vacuum can be filled with moth balls, and as you vacuum you'll kill what you vacuum up. Then you should take the products that contain a growth inhibitor, and spray the house," says Dr. Grady Young, Young's Veterinary Clinic.

When administering flea medicine to your pets make sure you place drops behind the neck and above the tail.

You can also get products at your local hardware store to get rid of fleas and ticks in your yard.

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