Not only are fleas and ticks a common annoyance for your pets, but they also pose a significant health threat to those who are exposed to them. These creatures seek out a host to feed on, done so through the act of biting the person or animal. This results in itchy bites, rashes, and other skin conditions related to excessive scratching. In addition to these painful side effects, fleas and ticks also carry diseases just like mosquitoes and other blood sucking pests. It is imperative to eliminate these pests from your home and property to ensure the health of your family members and furry friends.
Fleas are extremely small wingless parasites that feed on the blood of host animals. These creatures can jump as far as 13 inches, about 200 times their own body weight. As larvae, they will travel to a preferred location (possibly your pet’s bed) to create a cocoon where they will rest before they hatch, usually on a warm, humid day. Signs of a flea problem include your pet continuously scratching or if you or a family member are experiencing bites with no apparent pest visible.
Ticks are related to spiders and have flat, oval bodies that can increase in size when they feed. They are approximately the size of an apple seed, so they are difficult to see, which is partly why they are so successful at surviving and infecting their hosts with diseases. Often more ticks are present, or they are more active at certain times of the year. Both people and dogs get the diseases from ticks they encounter outdoors. Diseases, such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, which have already been described in dogs, can also be very serious in humans.
Pinnacle Pest Management Services inc., Flea and Tick Service includes treating your home and yard to eliminate any current infestations and prevent future problems from fleas and ticks. Our certified technicians will inspect your home and property to identify areas that require treatment. Upon treatment Pinnacle Pest Management Services inc., will follow up on the property to determine if additional pest suppression services are necessary. Schedule a flea and tick inspection today.