Most people believe that fleas and ticks enter their homes on the backs and legs of their pets, but in actuality these parasitic creatures can also come inside by attaching themselves to you, your family and your visitors. Your pets can be the main carriers also be carriers of fleas and ticks into your home if their flea and tick collars are old and ineffective.
Although flea bites can be irritating and cause rashes from constant scratching, there are instances where they can cause allergic reactions to those that have skin sensitivities. Tick bites on the other hand can be extremely dangerous if not detected quickly and removed before they can transmit diseases such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever or Lyme disease.
There are many times when people will feel something bite them in their home and will automatically assume they have a flea infestation, when it might be that they have bed bugs. Although both of these insects are very small parasitic creatures that feed on blood, understanding the difference is important so that when it comes time to eliminate them, you’ll know whether you’re going to need to have a flea control treatment done, or have a bed bug control treatment since how both of these insects are eliminated are completely different. The best way to determine which insect is biting you is to call EcoTek for a free pest control inspection by one of our experts, who will also provide the costs and treatment plans for the type of infestation you’re dealing with.
Here are some important facts about fleas in North Carolina:
- A single flea can bite you or your pet hundreds of times a day
- A female flea consumes 15 times her body weight in blood
- A fleas life span is two to three months
- Fleas have been with us for millions of years
Ticks are more commonly a problem for dogs rather than cats, but do not depend on this generality. Check your pets when they come in, especially during spring time when ticks are more active. A tick will appear as a small dot on your pet’s skin, and will look almost like a growth if it has been feeding for some time. Remove the tick carefully, but not with your bare hands; use tweezers.
Ticks can pose a threat to your health because they can infect their hosts with serious diseases like Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. The easiest place for your pet to pick up a tick is as it moves through grass. Once a tick has fed it will drop off and look for somewhere for shelter and to establish an infestation. Unless you are vigilant, this could be your home. Call EcoTek if you want to get rid of your fleas and ticks.
You should think about setting up a regular routine where you check your cat and dog for fleas and ticks. Be sure to check them around the armpits, the base of the tail, and the groin. If your pet is scratching excessively, has skin damage or little black dirt granules in their fur you may need to seriously consider flea and tick pest control. Also, if you have noticed any bites on yourself, especially the ankles, there may be fleas in your carpets and you should definitely call EcoTek to help implement proper flea and tick pest control.
Protect your home today by contacting EcoTek and we can make sure that your home is the sanctuary that you deserve! We are locally owned and operated, so you know you will get the personalized support that you need.
For more information on home remedies for getting rid of fleas be sure to see our other pest control pages: Getting Rid of Fleas in Apex, Getting Rid of Fleas in Cary, Getting Rid of Fleas in Chapel Hill, Getting Rid of Fleas in Durham, Getting Rid of Fleas in Morrisville and Getting Rid of Fleas in Raleigh.
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EcoTek Flea and Tick Pest Control
We specialize in flea and tick pest control. EcoTek guarantees a flea and tick free home. Our services are comprehensive and we provide pest control services all of the NC Triangle, including the following locations:
- Chapel Hill
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1502 N Duke St, Ste A
Durham, NC 27701
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