Are you thinking about adopting a pet from a rescue, shelter or home? It’s a big decision! You want to be sure your family is ready to take on the responsibility. But, equally important, you want to take steps to get your home and yard prepared to welcome your new addition. Giroud Tree and Lawn offers some tips for making your property pet friendly!
Homeoanimal has created a free guide to help families think through the decision, find the perfect match and what to do to create a welcoming, wonderful forever home for your adopted furry friend.
Part of getting your home ready for your new pet is making sure your yard and outdoor spaces are safe. Many families want to have a nice lawn and control dangerous pests like ticks and mosquitoes. But, some lawn and pest control treatments are not safe for pets. Be sure to ask your lawn service or pest control company if the treatments are pet friendly. For example, Giroud’s Organic Mosquito and Tick control is made with essential oils including peppermint and cedar. Our natural pest control is safe for pets, children and pollinators like bees and butterflies.
Other steps to making your outdoor space pet friendly include:
- Remove containers that collect water or hold chemicals. This will minimize the chances of your pet drinking tainted water and also reduce mosquito populations.
- Prune or Remove Overgrown Vegetation: Help keep ticks off your pets. Ticks are shade lovers. The Giroud Team can eliminate shady habitats in two ways. First, cleaning up and/or clearing overgrown areas. Second, pruning tree branches and shrubs around the lawn edge to let in more sunlight.
- Fencing: ensure your pet’s safety by installing a fence or an Invisible Fence.
Concerned about protecting your pet from ticks? Contact Giroud Tree and Lawn! Your Giroud ISA Certified Arborist will be happy to do a free evaluation.