The Secret To Effective Flea & Tick Control For Your Costa Mesa Property
December 15, 2020
A lawn can be the scene of great memories. Whether it's hosting friends and family for a backyard barbecue or Frisbee game or just relaxing in a chair and reading a book, your yard can be a comfortable extension of your home. What makes residents think twice about enjoying everything their yard has to offer are pests. In the best case scenario, a pest might just annoy you. In the worst case, you could be exposed to a disease or end up in the hospital. Fleas and ticks can lead to a worst case scenario.
Fleas and ticks go from animals to humans, sucking their blood. This can lead to some dire circumstances. When you least expect it, these bugs will crawl onto your skin and bite you. Most of the time, they go undetected. Find out how to prevent them, and how Smart Pest Control can be of service.
How Do Fleas & Ticks Behave? What Are The Dangers?
Fleas are very small, having a maximum size of 1/10 of an inch long. They have wingless, reddish brown bodies that are shiny and packed in. While they’re unable to fly, it doesn’t keep them from leaping wide distances with their jumping legs. They’ll catch a ride inside your home or business on the coat of a creature or a human’s clothes. Then, they’ll get comfortable on furniture, carpeting, and in pet areas. Without a domestic animal to feed on, fleas will settle for humans or outdoor pests, such as rodents. Fleas can transmit typhus, tapeworms, and parasitic bacterial diseases, and their bites can trigger skin inflammation and allergic reactions.
Flea infestation signs include:
- Pets that persistently scratch themselves
- Having itchy bumps on your body
- Seeing peppery fecal particles on pet bedding and carpets
- Finding flea eggs on furniture, rugs, and animal belongings
Ticks can be 1/3 to 1/2 an inch long or more when they are full of blood. Their coloring varies, and they usually have eight legs. Generally, if they are inside of a property, it’s because they were feeding on an animal or human that entered. Some subspecies primarily target livestock, wildlife, rodents, or raccoons. Others may concentrate on dogs and cats. Ticks are responsible for the communication of over 15 illnesses, most notably Lyme disease.
How Can You Prevent Fleas & Ticks?
You can’t procrastinate when it comes to flea and tick prevention; these insects are too much of a health risk. To keep them at bay, you’ll have to put extra effort into your Costa Mesa lawn maintenance and interior cleaning practices:
- Cut your grass and trim all greenery regularly to avoid providing an ideal environment for these bugs.
- Rather than soil, lay down gravel around your property’s perimeter.
- Talk about preventive measures and treatments with your pet’s veterinarian.
- Groom and inspect your pet’s fur often.
- Frequently vacuum carpets and rugs.
- Call Smart Pest Control if you have issues with the pests that fleas and ticks feed on.
What Can Smart Pest Control Do About Fleas and Ticks?
At Smart Pest Control, we have solutions specially curated to defeat fleas and ticks. Our skilled technicians will apply liquid barrier, lawn, and granule treatments to eliminate the existing insects and block out intrusion attempts by future ones. You’ll receive well-rounded care that will address entry points, foundations, eaves, and the interior of your property. All our advanced products are safe for humans, pets, and vegetation. Our affordable flea and tick control options come with follow-up visits and guarantees too! When you call today, you’ll receive a free inspection. Prioritize your health and that of any pets, and bring us in.