During the warm months, cats and dogs alike enjoy being outside where they can spend time with their owners or explore their surroundings. Unfortunately, ticks and other pests tend to be lurking in tall grasses and other areas outside where they can be picked up by pets and humans alike. For this reason, it is important for pets to be on a form of tick control to help repel these pests when they come in contact with them. After all, ticks are known to carry harmful diseases that can affect pets and humans alike, making proper prevention important to overall pet wellness. Of these diseases, Lyme disease is one of the most frequently noted diseases that can be carried by ticks.