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Fleas And Ticks Serving Families Throughout Alabama & Georgia

Flea & Tick Identification & Prevention

What are fleas & ticks?

Fleas are tiny insects with strong legs that enable them to jump onto an animal host. Ticks are arachnids and do not fly or jump. Instead, ticks passively wait for a host to brush past them and crawl onto them and attach themselves. Fleas and ticks are both ectoparasites which means they feed on the blood of warm-blooded animals from the outside of a host’s body. They are formidable pests to deal with, causing property owners a lot of stress and frustration. When the weather is warm and humid, they can breed quickly and increase their populations rapidly.

Both fleas and ticks feed on the blood of animal and human hosts. Some of their favorite animal hosts include mice, rats, squirrels, raccoons, deer, skunks, and other wild animals. Ticks will happily feed on human blood; in contrast, humans are not the flea’s preferred host. However, if we are all that is available, fleas will bite us and feed on our blood.

Are fleas & ticks dangerous?

Fleas and ticks spread diseases and create allergic reactions. Both are unwanted dangerous pests that don’t belong in our yards or homes.

Many people and animals are allergic to flea saliva; flea bites may cause dermatitis that is itchy and uncomfortable and may lead to a secondary infection. Fleas can also infect people and pets with parasitic tapeworms.

Ticks spread significant, serious diseases through their saliva that make people and pets ill. Disease ticks spread include:

  • Lyme disease
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Tularemia
  • Babesiosis
  • Ehrlichiosis
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How can I prevent fleas & ticks in the future?

To help stop fleas and ticks from taking over your Alabama property, we want to offer some easy-to-execute pest prevention tips:

Keep your grass cut short.

If you have wooded areas that border the edge of your lawn, keep that grass and vegetation cut back since ticks love to hide in those areas.

Remove piles of wood or leaf piles from your yard where fleas can hide.

Get rid of bird feeders from your property that attract rodents and other wild animals.

Place locking lids on your trash cans to stop wild animals from foraging for food in them.

Vacuum your home frequently, especially in areas where pets spend a lot of time.

Be aware that used furniture or rugs may be infested with adult fleas, flea eggs, or flea larvae.

Keep your pets in your own yard; don’t allow them to wander around on other properties or wooded areas unattended.

Place a fence around your yard to keep your pets in and potentially flea and tick-infested neighborhood pets out.

Place your pets on a year-round flea and tick control program with the help of a veterinarian.

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