As the weather gets warmer, we start to spend more time outside. Unfortunately, that also means that fleas and ticks come out to enjoy the warmer weather too. Here’s what you need to know about these pests so you can keep your family (and your pets) safe from them.
What are fleas and ticks?
Fleas and ticks are both small insects that feed on the blood of animals. They are similar in that they can both cause health problems for humans and animals, and they can both be difficult to get rid of once they’ve infested your home.
How do fleas and ticks differ?
Fleas are small, wingless insects that are about the size of a poppy seed. They are dark brown and have a hard, flat body. They can jump long distances, which is how they get from one animal to another.
Ticks are bigger than fleas, and they have four legs. They are brown or black, and they have a soft, round body. Ticks crawl slowly on their host, and they can be hard to spot because they blend in with their surroundings.
What health problems can fleas and ticks cause?
Fleas and ticks can both cause a number of health problems for humans and animals.
Fleas can cause anemia in animals if they bite them frequently. They can also transmit diseases like typhus and plague. In humans, fleas can cause itching and irritation.
Ticks can cause a number of different diseases in humans, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and tularemia. They can also cause anemia in animals.
If you’ve seen fleas or ticks in your home, call Park Pest Control immediately to prevent these illnesses from spreading to your loved ones or pets.
How can you avoid fleas and ticks?
There are a few things you can do to avoid fleas and ticks.
First, make sure your pets are up to date on their flea and tick prevention. There are a number of different products on the market that can help, including collars, spot-on treatments, and oral medications.
Second, keep your yard clean and free of debris. Fleas and ticks like to hide in tall grass, so mowing your lawn regularly can help discourage them.
Finally, call a professional exterminator to treat your yard and home for fleas and ticks. This is especially important if you’ve already seen fleas or ticks in your home.
Why is professional pest control the only way to get rid of fleas and ticks?
Fleas and ticks are difficult to get rid of once they’ve infested your home. This is because they can hide in small spaces and reproduce quickly. Old Bay Pest Control service has the experience and the products necessary to get rid of fleas and ticks quickly and effectively. In Severna Park, Arnold and Pasadena we have has ticks and fleas. Call Old Bay Pest Control to exterminate them once and for all.