There are other annoying and dangerous pests lurking in your yard that go unseen, most notably are fleas and ticks. As the weather warms up, fleas and ticks will emerge from their overwintering spots and eggs will begin to hatch. Outside, fleas and ticks may go unnoticed by humans, that’s because what they really want is animal blood, namely your cats and dogs.

Where Do Fleas and Ticks Live?

Both fleas and ticks love high temperatures and humidity but prefer to live in shady areas of your yard such as under trees, bushes, and especially under decks and porches where dogs and cats love to rest to avoid the sun. After your pet is loaded up with fleas and ticks they can track them into the house which can become a huge problem for you and your family.

Flea eggs are triggered to hatch once they come into contact with a warm body. From there, they hop onto your pet and hitch a ride into your home like a Trojan Horse. Once inside, a female flea can lay up to 50 eggs a day for 6 months in the carpet, beds, and sofas.

Dangers

Fleas and ticks can irritate your pets and cause rashes on humans but they can also carry diseases which can affect both pets and pet owners.

Fleas

  • Tapeworms: Fleas can carry tapeworms that can be ingested by cats, dogs, and even infants.
  • Allergies: Flea fecal matter and saliva can cause allergic reactions in both animals and humans.
  • Murine Typhus: Fleas contract this disease by biting infected rats. Symptoms include body aches, fever, and nausea.

Ticks

  • Lyme Disease: Causes rash, joint pains, chills, fever, and fatigue.
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever: Causes fever, nausea, conjunctivitis, joint pain, and muscle pain.

Complete Flea and Tick Control

Once ticks and fleas get into your home they can be extremely challenging to get rid of. That’s why at Buzz Off Mosquito Solutions, we can prevent these pests from getting into your home. With our flea and tick control, we can eradicate adult fleas and stunt larvae and pupae before they can reach the adult stage of their life-cycle and reproduce.

Being able to identify fleas and ticks is tricky but if you suspect that there may be fleas and ticks hiding in your yard just waiting for the opportunity to get into your house, then give us a call. We will send out one of our trained flea and tick experts who will go over your yard with a fine-tooth comb, making note of any area that could harbor fleas or ticks. Once we have pinpointed the targeted areas, we will spray a fog that will make these insects think twice before stepping onto your property again.

Don’t let fleas and ticks invade your home this summer. Call Buzz Off and ask about our flea and tick control program.