Regularly bathing and grooming your dog is definitely important in the fight against flies and pests, but it won’t be enough if your dog spends a substantial amount of time outside. If you want to keep the bugs away, you’ll need to apply a spray-on fly repellent to your dog’s coat.
Ticks and fleas are everywhere. While you can’t do much about them when you take your pet to the park or on a nature walk, you can rid your yard of the pesky pests with a good flea/tick killer. Whether you choose to use a pesticide or a natural alternative, a good flea/tick killer should last for at least four weeks, so you’ll just need to spray down the yard once a month during tick season.