Fleas & Ticks

Flea & Tick Identification Guide Across the Mid West and East Coast

What Are Fleas & Ticks?

Fleas and ticks feed on the blood of a wide variety of hosts, including people, cats, dogs, mice, rats, squirrels, foxes, skunks, raccoons, and other wild animals. Blood is the sole source of food for fleas and ticks and allows them to complete their life cycles. Fleas and ticks attach themselves to the outside of their hosts (people and animals) to feed. Fleas can get onto a host by using their powerful back legs to jump onto them. In contrast, ticks cannot jump or fly, so they wait for a host to brush by them that they can climb onto.

Why Do I Have a Flea & Tick Problem?

Fleas and ticks are pests that find their way into our yards and homes, whether pets are present or not. While our dogs and cats do regularly introduce these blood-feeders into our homes, they also move inside on us. They can also hitchhike inside on upholstered furniture or rugs. Wild animals are what usually introduce these pests into our yards because animals are the most common hosts for both fleas and ticks. Warm weather and plenty of moisture allow these pests to thrive.

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Are Fleas & Ticks Dangerous in AL, GA, TN, TX, FL, MA, or KY?

Both Fleas and ticks are unwanted and dangerous pests to encounter in our area. Fleas do spread some diseases, but the major concern is the allergic reactions that some people and animals experience after fleas bite them. Flea bites cause skin reactions that are very itchy and may lead to a secondary infection. In animals, scratching at fleas may cause a loss of fur and sores to develop on the skin.

While fleas are not welcome pests and both people and animals need to stay away from them, ticks are more problematic because of the significant diseases they can spread. Diseases spread by ticks include Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, and more.

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How Do I Get Rid of Fleas & Ticks?

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