Category Archives: Ticks

Facts About Fleas

Fleas are a nuisance…….they bite, they cause itching, and they carry disease.  Once they find their way onto your pets and into your home, they can be difficult to get rid of.  Did you know that you can have your property sprayed to reduce the population of fleas before they have a chance to come into contact with you and your pets?

Some interesting facts about fleas:

  • Fleas have 4 stages of life:  Egg, Larva, Pupa, and Adult.  It’s in the Adult stage that they will bite.
  • A female flea can lay 2000 eggs in her lifetime, but can not lay any eggs until after she has had her first blood meal.
  • A flea must consume its first meal within 7 days of hatching or it will die.
  • The average lifespan of a flea is from just a few days to a few months.
  • The female flea consumes 15 times her body weight in blood each day.
  • There are more than 2000 known species of fleas.  In the United States it is the Cat Flea that most affects dogs and cats.
  • Fleas are insects that jump onto their hosts (up to 4 feet!).  They do not have wings, so they can not fly.
  • Flea eggs are laid directly onto a host.  It’s when the eggs fall off of the host that the infestation is spread to other areas, such as the inside of your home.
  • For every flea that you see, there are hundreds that you don’t see, meaning that if you’re seeing fleas, then you have an infestation already.
  • Fleas are very small, only 1/12″ – 1/16″ long, making them incredibly difficult to see on your pets.
  • Fleas cause diseases, such as Flea Bite Anemia & Tape Worms.


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Tick control programs can be adjusted to include flea control.  Call us today to get your property on our schedule.

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Fall Tick Control

Fall is one of the most important times to have your property sprayed for ticks.  Why?  Ticks thrive in cool, damp weather, and with all of the newly fallen leaves, they’ll have the perfect place to hide.  It’s true that some of those same weather conditions exist in the Spring when the bite risk is the highest for the ticks, but this is the time of year when the adult ticks are either getting ready to mate, or are already pregnant.  The more of these ticks that can be eliminated in the Fall, the better.  Eliminating them now means that there will be less ticks to lay eggs, and less eggs to hatch in the Spring, thus reducing the Spring & Summer tick population.

Don’t the ticks die in the winter?  Not really.  The ticks that don’t find the proper barrier from the cold, such as ground cover or snow, might die.  A warm, mild winter allows them to thrive.  In extreme cold temperatures, the cover that they find to live under allows them to survive the winter.  The last few winters have not only allowed them to stick around and wreak havoc much earlier than we normally have to deal with them, but their population seems to be increasing.

Protecting your Plants, Valuable.  Protecting your Family, Priceless!

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