Fleas and ticks can be considered dangerous in that they are unwanted pests and they have been known to carry parasites and diseases. Those can cause allergic reactions. Flea saliva can create that allergic reaction in both humans and pets and cause server itchy dermatitis. Itching at the bite site can be a common secondary infection caused by fleas. Pets that have a sever infestation may act anemic because the fleas are feeding on their blood constantly. Fleas also have the ability to infect people and animals with parasitic tapeworms.
Ticks are more of a concern than fleas. Ticks spread disease through their saliva and this has made people ill. Diseases spread through ticks include Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia, and ehrlichiosis.
Fleas and ticks attach themselves to the body of their hosts, either humans or animals. The can be transported into our yards by animals such as rodents, skunks, deer, and raccoons. Stray animals such as neighborhood cats and dogs can also serve as a host for flea and ticks. These animals can than transmit these pests to humans.
Ticks are rarely an issue inside of homes because most species are not able to reproduce inside. However, fleas are able to reproduce inside and actually thrive. If you suspect you have fleas inside your home make sure to contact a professional pest control company to ensure the problem does not worsen.
Fleas and ticks can be very difficult to get rid of. If you believe you may have a flea or tick issue make sure you contact us today to learn about our Kalamazoo Flea removal and Kalamazoo Tick removal services. We serve the entire Southwest Michigan area
How can I prevent fleas & ticks in the future?
Let the professionals at BugBros Pest Control, in conjunction with our helpful prevention tips, help you avoid problems with fleas and ticks:
First, make sure you contact us today to address any current flea or tick issue you may be experiencing in your Kalamazoo area home.
Other steps you can do include: placing your pets on year round flea and tick medication. Regularly vacuuming floors, especially in areas where animals spend their time. Maintaining your yard and landscaping by keeping grass cut short, landscaping well groomed and trimming back overgrown shrubs and trees. When walking in wooded areas, make sure to stay in the center of the trail and avoid brushing up against trees and foliage.