Fleas and Ticks

Name: Cat Flea
Size: 1/20 to 1/5 inch long
Color: Dark brown to Black
Location Found: Carpets, pets, clothing, etc

Fleas and Ticks

This time of year, fleas and ticks are a huge problem. A flea leaves itchy bites after feeding on its host, not to mention, they carry scary diseases such as Lyme Disease and Hepatitis. As for ticks, they carry the same scary diseases, but instead of just biting their host, they dig their way under the skin. If that isn’t bad enough, they anchor themselves in the skin to make it very hard to remove them. If this happens, it’s probably best to seek medical help before trying to remove the tick.

Signs that a flea or tick has bitten a person or an animal require a little research through the use of monitoring devices and other techniques. Most of the time, a flea leaves a small bite mark on ankles, wrists, armpits, back, or all the above. While fleas are not the only bug that bites, most of the time, they are the culprit. In addition to fleas, ticks attack the crevices of the body or around the waist level. Therefore, most ticks are found at waist level because they’ll jump from a bush or plant onto the host, generally about the same level as the waist. If you have pets, you’ll need to get your animals treated at professional groomers. Pick up everything off the floor and vacuum the entire house. Don’t forget to empty the vacuum cleaner in the outside trash. Wash any clothes in warm to hot water.

After completing everything, we can apply special chemicals which sterilize and kill these pests. Vacuuming must not be done for a week to 10 days after the treatment since the vacuum will cause fleas to hatch prematurely. For more information on this process, please call Eric The Bug Guy.

FLEAS

Fleas leave itchy bites after feeding on their host, not to mention they carry scary diseases like Lyme Disease and Hepatitis. The host will see small bite marks on their ankles, wrists, armpits, and backs or all the above when they are bitten by fleas. A common cat flea is blackish and around a 1/5 inch long. They’ll jump up to 8″ over the ground and multiply very quickly.

TICKS

Ticks are tiny bloodsuckers that dig their way under the skin. If that isn’t bad enough, they anchor themselves in the skin, making it very hard to remove them. If this happens, it’s best to seek medical help. Also, ticks carry the same diseases as fleas. Although, they are worse because they bury their head in the host’s skin. A tick is roughly around 2.7mm in length and varies from brown to reddish color.

can treat your home or office’s current fleas and ticks problems and help prevent future ant invasions.