What are fleas & ticks?
Both of these pests feed on the blood of mammals. Fleas are tiny and difficult to see without magnification. But they have flattened bodies and are reddish-brown. They are wingless but have powerful legs that they use to jump.
Ticks are also wingless but cannot jump. Instead, they wait and fall onto a passing host. This pest comes in various sizes and colors but usually has a flat body that swells after a blood meal. A home pest management plan in Newnan offers the best protection from these parasitic pests.
Are fleas & ticks dangerous?
Fleas and ticks are both dangerous pests. As parasites, both pests can transmit diseases to their hosts. Fleas can spread plague, typhus, heartworm, and cat-scratch fever, and ticks can transmit Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, babesiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia, and many more.
A bite from each of these pests can also lead to secondary infection due to excessive scratching.
Why do I have a flea & tick problem?
While it is a popular belief, fleas and ticks don’t only infest homes with pets. Ticks are mostly picked up outside but can live in large populations on a property. On the other hand, fleas live in large numbers on hosts. Because of this, pests with fleas can carry them into homes where they can spread to pets and people.
Where will I find fleas & ticks?
Although fleas live on their host, adults and eggs can fall off. Outside, they can survive for some time in damp and shaded areas such as leaf litter and tall grass. Unfortunately, they can also stay in your home, living between floorboards, in carpets, and other similar places.
Because ticks are solitary, they don’t usually infest in large numbers but attach themselves to people and pets. However, they can live and reproduce on your property until they latch onto a host.
How do I get rid of fleas & ticks?
Whether you are dealing with fleas, ticks, or both, we can help you at Shane’s Pest Solutions. We offer several different services to help keep these pests away, including our general pest services and specialized wildlife solutions.
You can learn everything you need to know about all our Newnan, GA pest management programs by contacting our trained and knowledgeable team at Shane’s Pest Solutions.
How can I prevent fleas & ticks in the future?
To better reduce the possibility of fleas and ticks, you should do the following:
- Keep your yard maintained by cutting the grass, tripping foliage, and removing organic debris.
- Deter wildlife from coming onto your property by removing food and water sources, installing fencing, and using motion sensor lights.
- Put your pet on a flea and tick preventative with the help of their vet.
- Check yourself for ticks after spending time outside, especially in wooded areas or tall grass.
Remember to call us at Shane’s Pest Solutions for all your pest solutions!