In San Antonio, it’s the height of summer. It creates a risk of tick and flea infestation in your property. Categorized as parasites, they consume the blood of humans, domestic animals and wild animals. !
If you’re surrounded by pets, you’re most likely fighting these types of pests. Ticks and fleas are more likely to be seen on dogs and cats. It is likely that your pets will carry them into your home from outside. Even if your pets spend most of their time indoors, ticks can infect them. They can also enter your property through fabric or fur. What’s even worse? These species reproduce quickly and quickly spread throughout the premises.
The dangers involved in tick and flea infestation
Ticks crawl on people and pets. They usually look for warm places near the head, hips or armpits. By the time you know about these little creatures, they have already laid thousands of eggs inside your home.
Fleas and ticks usually attack your pets as they tend to live on dogs, cats, other warm-blooded animals and birds. Their fur and feathers make it easy for fleas to hide and reproduce. Once they bite, they present a host of potential problems ranging from:
- Lyme disease
- Flea allergy
- Hair loss
- Excessive scratching, licking or biting
Be sure to constantly check on your friends and keep them away from these little creatures.
Fleas and ticks can also bite you. Their saliva can have a similar numbing effect. Once attacked, the skin can often become red and irritated where the tick attaches to the body. However, they will not survive in humans for long. However, you may experience possible side effects.
Preventive tips for controlling fleas and ticks
Ticks and fleas can quickly infest your San Antonio home if preventative measures are not taken quickly. Prompt removal of these pests is imperative. Follow these tried and tested tips for flea and tick control:
- Limit hiding places for pests by keeping grass cut short, weeds pulled, and shrubs and branches trimmed.
- Install a fence, keep lids on trash cans, don’t feed pets in outdoor areas, and remove bird feeders. Reduces the likelihood that fleas and ticks will travel through the yard.
- Keep your animals clean and disinfected to limit any eggs.
- Wash your pet’s bedding regularly with hot water.
- Clean carpeted areas and other parts of your home
- Apply insecticides to foundations. Make sure they are not harmful to your pets
- Disinfect your home from time to time
- Call a pest control service if there is a severe flea infestation
Respond immediately to a tick or flea infestation
Once a flea and tick infestation gets out of hand, it’s best to contact a local licensed pest control professional. Correct pest control ensures that you, your pets and the local environment are free of ticks and larvae. Contact us today to get best pest control in san antonio.