The weather pattern this spring has really provided a favorable environment for some nuisance insects. Two notorious insects we should really prepare to battle this summer are mosquitos and ticks. Some species of mosquitos will thrive due to the wet conditions this spring and ticks also favor the moist shady conditions. With fewer opportunities to mow our lawns and trim our shrubs there is leafier vegetation benefiting ticks and mosquitos are taking full advantage of all the standing water. Because these conditions have persisted for some time these nuisance pests are already populating rapidly and will soon be bothersome to many of us and our pets.
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Now that the grass is vigorously growing our pets are busy scratching and biting themselves as usual at this time of year. It drives me crazy just hearing the scratching, biting, licking and snorting I imagine the pets are miserable. Chances are that if your beloved canines and/or felines are not allergic to grass they are itching from annoying pests like fleas and ticks.