Living in Southwest Florida grants us the unique opportunity to enjoy time comfortably in the outdoors all year long. We work and play under a constant flood of sunshine and warmth, and pest populations enjoy these benefits as well. Some of the most common pests you may encounter in your backyard or at local parks and recreational areas include fleas and ticks.
These external parasites do pose a real threat to the health and safety of your household members including your beloved pets. As soon as we go outside, fleas and ticks are ready and waiting to locate a new host to feed on. These pests pose unique threats because they are easily transferable, hard to see, and are carriers of multiple diseases.
Fleas are mainly an itchy annoyance but can pose a greater threat if they enter your home via your cat or dog. They can cause flea allergy dermatitis, transfer tapeworms, and in rare cases, transmit bubonic plague if they have fed on an infected mouse, rat, possum, etc. The more elusive tick is known to carry incredibly dangerous diseases such as Lyme disease and can even cause tick paralysis in some animals.
If you notice that your animals are experiencing skin irritations or are excessively scratching, this may be an indicator of fleas or ticks. Homeowners are encouraged to protect their pets using flea and tick medications as recommended by a trusted veterinarian. This will reduce the likelihood of illness in your pets and family members and flea and tick pest control issues inside your home.
The best way to protect the ones you love is by scheduling routine pest management services that specifically target your outdoor areas that may be hot spots for pest activity. If you are experiencing an indoor flea or tick issue, our certified technicians will inspect, identify, and treat the source of your pest control problem to eliminate the threat.