Dirt devil vacuum.
COURTESY DIRT DEVIL
There's no need to use pesticide-infused potions on your pooch. A good soak in mild soap and water will leave Fido flea-free.
PHOTO: TERRY WILD STUDIOS
Frequent vacuuming controls fleas.
You'll be glad to have guineas around the homestead. Besides their love of grasshoppers and other pests, they also have an enormous taste for ticks.
COURTESY PHYLLIS BENDER