The irritation that fleas, ticks and lice can cause your pet may be only part of the problem. Fleas and ticks have a potential to pass on diseases that can affect your pet, and in rare cases, you too.

Although your pet is most at risk in the summer, as the warm humid weather can lead to flea infestations, warm houses in the winter months make this a year round problem.

Ticks are a particular risk in the autumn