The Best Flea And Tick Control Solution For Your Knoxville Property

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The Best Flea And Tick Control Solution For Your Knoxville Property

The goal of most humans is peace. We want to go home, relax, enjoy the evening, have fun with the family, and retire to a comfortable bed surrounded by fluffy pillows and crisp sheets. We don't want to be bothered with fleas and ticks; we don't want to be scratching and worrying about diseases from these annoying creatures! 

If fleas and ticks are ruining your relaxation, you need the best pest control in Knoxville, Urbanex. Pest control professionals with over 25 years of combined service comprise our award-winning, highly-rated family-owned company. Our skilled experts at Urbanex know how to eliminate fleas and ticks from your property so you can enjoy life without concern for these pests. 

How Fleas And Ticks Are Similiar Pests

We use the phrase "fleas and ticks" because these pests are similar in the following ways:

  • Fleas and ticks are parasites. 
  • Fleas and ticks transmit disease. Fleas are vectors for infamous infections like the bubonic plague, and ticks are known for spreading Lyme disease. 
  • Fleas and ticks cause itching. Flea and tick bites create red, swollen areas that itch. 
  • Fleas are tick treatments can be similar. Control methods for ticks also reduce the flea population in the yard. 

Although there are similarities between the two pests, there are differences between fleas and ticks. Ticks are larger than fleas, have two more legs than fleas, don't jump like fleas, and don't infest homes like fleas. 

How Fleas And Ticks Are Similarly Dangerous

Fleas and ticks survive by drawing blood from mammals, birds, and people. Fleas feast on raccoons, dogs, cats, birds, rats, mice, and bats; ticks feast on the blood from birds, mice, dogs, cats, squirrels, opossums, and many other animals. If the blood fleas and ticks draw are contaminated with a pathogen, they may pass it to the next host they bite. 

Deer or blacklegged ticks are infamously known spreaders of Lyme disease, and the distribution of the deadly bubonic plague in the Middle Ages was from infected fleas. Both pests continue to be vectors for those diseases and the following: murine typhus, tungiasis, tularemia, bartonellosis, tapeworm, ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and ehrlichiosis.

Factors That Attract Fleas And Ticks To Your Yard

Fleas and ticks in the yard are there for these reasons:

  • Moisture: Both like humid areas with high water content. Shady yards with poor drainage attract fleas and ticks. 
  • Accessibility to hosts: Unmanaged yards with puddles and hiding places attract rodents who become potential hosts for fleas and ticks. 
  • Overgrowth: Because fleas and ticks like to escape the heat, overgrown shrubs, leaf piles, and other debris attract fleas and ticks. These also provide launching sites for both species to latch onto future hosts as they pass by. 
  • Hiding places: These provide shelter from the hot sun and attract rodents and other potential hosts to the yard. 

Maintaining a yard free from debris and high-moisture area reduces potential flea and tick hosts, thereby diminishing the flea and tick population

The Best Way To Keep Fleas And Ticks Away From Your Home

The best way to get rid of fleas and ticks is to use our pest control team from Urbanex in conjunction with these tips:

  • Mow the yard frequently
  • Trim back shrubs and trees
  • Remove debris from the lawn
  • Cover compost piles
  • Do not overwater the yard or garden
  • Keep outdoor garbage cans closed to avoid attracting rodents
  • Seal cracks in the foundation and around windows and doors

Using these natural ways to get rid of fleas and ticks combined with the expertise and safe treatments from Urbanex will keep fleas and ticks away from your Knoxville home. Contact us for a free inspection so we can determine the cause, scope, and custom solution to your flea and tick problem. 

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