Monday, August 26, 2013

Hitchhiker's - Did your dog bring home, a not so friendly, friend?

We have had a real tick problem this summer in Arizona. The worst I have experienced since purchasing the Dog Wash. We have had a lot of dogs come in with ticks, some client knew they had them some didn't. In order to protect your dogs and everyone else's dogs, we check your dogs when they first come in now. If we see any ticks, your dog will get a tick bath and a bio spot treatment on the shoulders. This treatment is good for 30 days and is an additional cost of $15.

I know there are a lot of questions to be answered. The most frequent question is, "How do I know if I have a tick problem?"

Our pest control person was out last week and I asked him how I would be able to tell if we were infested with ticks. His reply, was really simple. He said that when you are infested he can tell by the way a tick infestation smells. He also, checks all cracks in the floor around the doors in walls. We were clear. No ticks in all the cracks we have. He also, said that ticks will climb up the walls.

These are just a few of the ways to tell if you have a tick problem. Like I said, this is a huge topic of discussion and we will more than likely cover more on it.

If you think you have tick issues please feel free to call; Desert Sky Pest Control. Ask for Steven. The # is 602-402-1092.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Heat and Paws

Living in Phoenix it is easy to see why you wouldn't want to walk your dogs during the summer. The heat of asphalt is often times in excess of 120 degrees. Yet, even with our high temperatures you still see so many people walking their dogs.

My question to you is.... Would you walk on hot pavement with out shoes? If you did, how long do you think you would last being barefoot? I am positive that it wouldn't be for long. Why would you risk your dogs paws then?

The simple rule in my house is, if it is too hot for me to walk barefoot then it is definitely too hot for my dogs.

Hear is a breakdown of air temps to asphalt temps.

77 degree's makes asphalt temps 125 degree's
86 degree's makes asphalt temps 135 degree's
87  degree's makes asphalt temps 143 degree's.

Dogs pads are just as sensitive as our feet. Please be careful with those paws.