Fleas and ticks are not just a problem for pets – they can also be a major nuisance for homeowners. These pesky critters can be found in many different places, such as in your yard, on your pet, or even inside your home. In this blog post, Hoffer Pest Solutions will discuss everything homeowners need to know about fleas and ticks! We will cover where each can be found, what they look like, how to prevent them, and how to treat an infestation.
What Do Ticks and Fleas Look Like?
Before we talk about how to prevent and treat ticks and fleas, let’s start with the basics of what each of these pests look like.
Ticks are small, spider-like creatures that are usually found in tall grass or bushes. They can also be found in trees, on animals, or even on people. Ticks are most active during the spring and summer months, but they can be a problem year-round in some areas. Ticks can transmit diseases to both humans and animals, so it is important to take steps to prevent them from entering your home.
Fleas are small, wingless insects that live off the blood of mammals and birds. They are most commonly found on pets, but they can also infest homes. Fleas can jump long distances and reproduce quickly, so an infestation can happen very quickly if not treated properly. Similar to ticks, fleas can also transmit diseases, so it’s important you do everything you can to prevent an infestation.
How to Prevent Ticks and Fleas
There are a few things homeowners can do to prevent fleas and ticks from becoming a problem. First, make sure to keep your yard clean and free of debris. This will help reduce the amount of places that fleas and ticks can hide. Second, regularly treat your pets with a Flea & Tick Preventative. This will help keep fleas and ticks off of your pets – and out of your home. Finally, consider using an Insect Repellent when you are outdoors in areas where fleas and ticks may be present.
How to Treat a Tick or Flea Infestation
If you already have a flea or tick problem in your home, there are a few things you can do to get rid of them. First, thoroughly clean your home to remove any flea eggs or larvae that may be present. Second, treat your pets with a Flea & Tick Preventative and have them checked by a veterinarian if necessary. Finally, give Hoffer Pest Solutions a call at (954) 590-0477 so that we can help offer a lasting solution to rid your home of these pesky critters.
By following these tips, you can help prevent fleas and ticks from becoming a problem in your home! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us today by filling out our online contact form.