Health Risks of Flea and Tick Infestations

Even though you may realize that you should call your local pest control company whenever you see rodents and pests invading your private property, you may not realize the health risks these critters pose. Squirrels and other rodents may carry parasites such as fleas and ticks that can bring health problems to you and your beloved pets. Since often your pets may wander in and out of your home, you should recognize the serious threats these fleas and ticks can bring.

Ticks

Ticks are small insects that often live in wood-rich areas. They feed off of the blood of both animals and humans by attaching themselves to the skin. After feeding on the blood, they inject toxins. These toxins could cause irritation or an allergic reaction without proper removal. Ticks are carriers of Lyme disease, which is an inflammatory disease that can cause many painful symptoms. Be sure to carefully check household pets for ticks before allowing them inside. Also, have pest control services remove these pests from your property on a regular basis. As these pests are often found in heavily wooded areas, be sure to wear long sleeves and pants when you find yourself in these areas. Once you return home, check your entire body for ticks.

Fleas

If you are a pet owner, you are well aware that many pets harbor fleas. Fleas are tiny insects that have the ability to jump long distances. The itchiness caused by their bite is enough reason for flea removal. It is a myth that fleas only affect animals. If your pet is infested, they will surely move on to you next.

If you have seen fleas or ticks on your property contact Pest Protection company.
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