We would like comment on an article in the Savannah Morning News (http://savannahnow.com/accent/2013-04-19/savannah-pet-paradise-fleas-ticks#.UXbcJTf4LGg) that discusses tips for pet owners to keep their cats and dogs free from mosquitos, fleas, and ticks. We believe that keeping your pets Pest Free should be a joint effort between the pet owner and a licensed pest control professional. The article discusses the danger posed by mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks to your pets.  In addition to these pests, homeowners in the Southeastern United States should also be aware of the dangers posed by Fire Ants. Fire Ants will aggressively defend and protect their mounds when they are disturbed by either humans or pets. Fire ants will inject venom that can be dangerous to your pet so it is important to keep Fire Ants from becoming a threat to your dog or cat. In addition to the tips mentioned in the article, Southern and Sovereign Pest Control can provide a Pet Lovers Service that includes an application to your yard that will get rid of fleas, ticks, and fire ants. Since your pets come into contact with these critters in the yard, it is important to be pro-active and eliminate the fleas, fire ants, and ticks that inhabit the yard. The same principle applies to mosquitos as we believe the best way to protect your pet from mosquitos is to keep them out of your yard and away from your pets. Southern and Sovereign Pest Control provides a Mosquito Service that includes applications to your yard, bushes, trees, and foliage that will kill the mosquitos on your property. The referenced article in the Savannah Morning News gives excellent advice to assist pet owners in keeping their pets free from pests but we believe that a licensed pest control professional has to be part of a Pet Pest Control Plan.