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Flea and Tick Control
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No one likes pests invading their home. They bite and can even spread disease. Flea and tick infestations can be some of the most invasive and with the spread of lyme's disease, they can be dangerous to your family too. These pests typically make their way into our homes by way of our pets and once inside, they can be very difficult to eliminate. Fortunately, Super D Pest Control is very effective in getting rid of your fleas and tick infestation.
If you think you have fleas or ticks in your home, call Super D Pest Control and we will have an technician to your home within 24 hours to examine the issue.
What Do Fleas Look Like?
Fleas are extremely small and move very fast often making them hard to see. The average flea is anywhere from 1/12th to 1/6th of an inch long. They have a dark reddish brown color to them and have a flat body.
Are Fleas Hard To Control?
Fleas are extremely hard to control. Once they find a host, they will lay eggs everywhere. They lay eggs on your pets, in carpeting and on furniture. A flea larvae is almost impossible to see with the human eye. So, you typically won't realize there's a problem until you see symptoms from their bites.
Do Fleas Fly?
Fleas do not fly. They have very strong legs that allow them to jump long distances instead. The average flea can jump about 150 times their body length. If humans could do this, we would be able to jump over skyscrapers!
What Do Fleas Eat?
Fleas feed on the blood of their hosts. They can live on any warm blooded animal but typically prefer to feed off of dogs, cats, humans, opossums and most rodents. They have historically been known to spread the bubonic plague in Europe. However, today, they can transmit bacterial diseases to humans such as murine typhus. Their bite can cause red itchy bumps similar to those from mosquitoes and their saliva is a known allergen to humans.
What Do Ticks Look Like?
Ticks do not have wings and have a flat rounded body with eight legs similar to spiders. They are about 3/16 of inch in diameter, which is about the size of an apple seed. Ticks can appear in a variety of colors including red, brown, gray, yellow or black. Their body can expand up to a quarter inch in diameter after a feeding.
Are Ticks Hard To Control?
The simple answer is because of the movement of their host. They don't hide in bushes or in crevices. They are brought into an area by their host, which can be any species of rodent, deer, stray dogs and cats, or even people. Unlike most pests that bite, such as fire ants or mosquitoes, ticks remain attached to their host. After a period of about 10 days, they will fall off the body of their host. So, because of their habitat, they are a different type of pest to control.
Do Ticks Spread Diseases?
Ticks can spread Lyme disease through their bite. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that can cause fever, severe headaches and large round rashes on the skin. If left untreated, Lyme disease can spread to the joints and nervous system causing dangerous health complications.
Targeted Flea and Tick Protection
If you are having a flea and tick problem, call us today. We will be sure to send a technician out to inspect your situation within 24 hours. Once we have performed an inspection, we will be able to provide you with an option to eradicate these pests within 48 hours.
All pest problems are different. So, we always begin the process with a free and thorough inspection of the problem. We start with a complete analysis of your home inside and out. We will provide a detailed report which identifies the sources and habitats for your flea and tick problem. We use this report as the foundation for our treatment plan to eliminate the infestation.
From termites to roaches, we are your pest control experts. Call Super D Pest Control at (727) 433-5310 today to schedule your free inspection or use the contact feature on our website below. We are experts at flea and tick control and are here to help serve you and keep your family safe.