FLEAS AND TICKS
NameCat Flea
Size 1/20 to 1/5 inch long
ColorDark brown to black
Location FoundCarpets, pets, clothing, etc

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

Signs that a person or an animal has been bitten by a flea or tick requires a little research.   Sometimes requires using monitoring devices and other techniques.  Most of the time a flea leaves a small bite marks some where on ankles, wrists, armpits, back or all the above.  While fleas are not the only bug that bite, most of the time they are the culprit.  In addition to fleas, ticks attack the cervices of the body or around the waist level.  Therefore, the reason most ticks are found at waist level is because they’ll jump from a bush or plant onto the host, normally about same level as the waist.

If you have pets, you’ll need to get your animals dipped at a 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 all that is completed we can applied special chemicals which sterilizes and kills them.  No vacuuming for a week to 7-10 days after the treatment due the vacuum will cause the fleas to hatch prematurely.  For more information on this process, please call Eric The Bug Guy.

FLEASFleas leave itchy bites after feeding on their host, not to mention that they carry some scary diseases, such as Lyme Disease and Hepatitis.  With fleas the host will see small bite marks on their ankles, wrists, armpits and backs or all the above.  A standard cat flea is blackish colored and around a 1/5 of an inch long. They’ll jump up to 8″ over the ground and multiply very quickly. 

TICKSTicks are small bloodsuckers that dig their way under the skin.  If that isn’t bad enough, they anchor themselves in the skin which makes it very hard to remove them.  If this happens, probably best to seek medical help removing the tick.  Also, ticks carry the same diseases as fleas.  Although, they much worse due to the fact the bury their head in the host’s skin.   A tick is roughly around 2.7mm in length and vary from brown to reddish color.

 

Eric The Bug Guy is a expert in treating flea or tick infestations and helping to prevent from future invasions.

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