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What are fleas & ticks?

Both fleas and ticks spread diseases, take over our yards, bite people and animals, and feed on blood as their sole source of nutrition. Despite their similarities, they are two different species, with fleas being insects and ticks being arachnids.

Fleas and ticks can become an issue on any property as they are continuously being introduced there by their animal hosts. While both fleas and ticks will feed on people, their preferred hosts are animals like mice, rats, skunks, gophers, raccoons, dogs, cats, and livestock animals. 

Are fleas & ticks dangerous?

The spread of diseases by ticks is a serious concern. They feed over several days, allowing them to transfer pathogens from their saliva to their host successfully. In our area, ticks spread diseases like tularemia, Lyme disease, babesiosis, and ehrlichiosis.

While the spread of diseases by fleas is not as big of a concern, they still are capable of causing illness, spreading disease through their saliva. They also spread parasitic tapeworm to people and animals.

The most common problem associated with fleas is the allergic reaction (skin dermatitis) most people and animals have to their saliva. Their bites are intensely itchy, and excessive scratching can lead to secondary infections. In animals, heavy flea infestations can cause anemia and the loss of hair. 

Why do I have a flea & tick problem?

Fleas and ticks are most active during periods of warm weather. In general, these pests are most active from March through December as this is the time of year their animal hosts are also most active. The animals travel from yard to yard foraging for food, bringing with them the fleas and ticks they are carrying on their bodies. 

Where Will I Find Fleas and Ticks?

Fleas can become a problem both inside and outside of your home. They are capable of breeding indoors and are known to develop large, difficult-to-control infestations inside homes. Outside, they are found in areas that provide the developing eggs with plenty of shade and moisture. Popular hangouts for fleas include tall grass, spaces under decks, under leaves or grass piles, or in the mulch under shrubs and bushes.

Ticks also gather in dark, damp areas and densely wooded areas are where you will find their largest populations. Other outdoor spaces where people, pets, and wild animals regularly come into contact with ticks include meadows, fields, tall grass next to beaches, and of course, our backyards!

How can I prevent fleas & ticks in the future?

"Better For You. Better For The Planet." Trust Pacific Shore Pest Control to solve your pest problems. On top of our pest control services, help guard your property against fleas and ticks with the help of our easy to execute pest prevention tips.

  • Keep stray pets or larger wild animals off your property by placing a fence around it.
  • Keep your grass cut short.
  • Cut weeds and tall grass back from your foundation, deck steps, walkways, and porches.
  • Regularly inspect your pets and kids for ticks and fleas after spending time outside.
  • Regularly vacuum your home, including upholstered furniture.
  • If you own pets, make sure to place them on a year-round flea and ticks control program.

How do I get rid of fleas & ticks?

Fleas and ticks require regular pest control services to eliminate them and prevent them from returning. The best way to keep a property free of fleas and ticks is to partner with a professional. At Pacific Shore Pest Control, we are a local pest control company that understands the unique pest control needs of people living in our region. We will work closely with you to help you protect your family, yard, and home from biting fleas and ticks.

Guarding people against pests by using eco-friendly pest control methods and providing exceptional customer service are our top priorities! If you live in Orange County and want to learn more about our home pest control and commercial exterminator services, reach out to Pacific Shore Pest Control today!

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