Fleas are parasites that feed on the blood of any warm-blooded body. The most common species is the cat flea, which often feasts on cats, dogs and humans.
Habits: Fleas transport themselves on rodents and other mammals. They infest both household pests and wild animals. Fleas use their powerful legs to jump as high as 8 inches vertically and 16 inches horizontally.They can also be found on shoes, pant legs, or blankets, which can transfer the fleas to new environments. They are often found infesting opossums, raccoons, and skunks in urban settings.
Tick : A few species of ticks may be common around buildings. The brown dog tick is the most common species that infests inside homes. Ticks are usually carried into homes & yards on dogs. Ticks transmit diseases such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, & tularemia.
Flea & Tick Control Methods
Dipping in diluted Insecticide
There are several steps that need to be taken before treatment.
1. Have your pet treated for fleas. It is important that you try not to let your freshly treated pet back into the areas in your home that are infested before you have a professional treat those areas otherwise you will most likely be making another trip to the vet. Any area that your pet spends time in at your home needs to be treated, especially their bedding area.
2. Vacuum all areas that your pest inhabits including carpet, floors, upholstered furniture, mattresses, etc. Each time you finish vacuuming you need to place the used bag in a sealed bag (ziploc bag or a bag you can tie up) and dispose of it outside of the home. If it is possible to wash your pets bedding then do so otherwise dispose of it.
3. For all areas being treated by a pest control professional these areas need to be clear of any clutter or debris so that the treatment will be effective.
4. If you are having your yard sprayed, you need to mow the lawn and also make sure that any clutter and debris are removed from the yard.
Direct Spray treatment
Spray treatment is the best option to control Flea & Tick. spray and dust is very fast acting. Applied in the right places, as our Pest Control professionals will identify, dust products can offer good residual protection in the longer term.