Attack by Hand
Despite your best efforts with medications and yard sprays, you're also going to have to get personally involved because there may still be some fleas on your pet that you have to get rid of by hand. The first thing you'll need is a flea comb. This is a fine tooth metal comb that roots out fleas with each stroke. Concentrate on the areas around the back of the neck, behind the ears, and on the back, butt and tail. Keep a bowl of soapy water on hand to deposit the fleas into, because fleas can actually sit on top of plain water and jump away. You should also give your dogs and cats a good once over for ticks about once per week during the summer months. To remove a tick, use fine tweezers and grab near the skin. Pull slowly and steadily, without jerking or twisting. Your goal is to remove the mouth parts along with the tick.