One of the best ways to keep fleas and ticks away is to treat the areas where your pets go on a regular basis. Lawn care and pest removal companies offer some of the best pet safe pesticides that will help keep the flea and tick population in your yard very low. Products that you can spread or spray yourself vary widely, and can be found at any lawn and garden outlet. Be sure to read and follow all the warnings and instructions before using them and wear safety gear such as a dust mask and eye protection. Ensure your product is pet safe before application.