Fleas and ticks are problematic pests because not only are they a nuisance, but they can carry pest borne diseases such as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme disease. It is important to protect your family, your pets and your house from fleas and ticks. Environmental Turf Management offers a Flea and Tick Control service to help you protect you r home and pets from these annoying and potentially harmful pests.
Like cockroaches, fleas adapt to their environment and therefore each generation of fleas becomes more immune to any flea control chemicals that you may use. Unlike ticks, that prefer to live burrowed in the skin of something or someone living, fleas usually live in the surrounding environment. This can be both good and bad, since it means that you may have a bigger flea problem than you thought, but on the other hand, it also means that you can treat the majority of the problem without making your pets miserable.
One flea can lay up to 60 eggs every day, and fleas generally live about 90 days. This means that the average flea can lay 5400 eggs during its lifespan. As you can see, a small flea problem can grow very rapidly into a flea infestation that needs attention. It is always important to check your cats and dogs regularly for fleas and ticks and destroy any that you find, and to implement a lawn care program that will help to keep your yard, pets, and house free of possible pests and pest borne diseases.
Flea problems are more common during the summer, especially if it is especially humid. If you pay attention to any pets you may have during the summer months, and check their fur and skin regularly, you should be able to tell if you have a flea or tick problem. If your pet does have a flea or tick problem, consult your veterinarian for the best possible treatment .
Ticks are a parasite that suck blood, and can be found on animals, such as dogs or cats, or even on humans. Ticks carry diseases that can be transferred to both humans and animals.
Ticks are most commonly found on the head, the neck, in the ears, and between the toes of animals or humans. Ticks reproduce faster in humid conditions, and especially in the summer months. Female ticks can lay up to 2,000 eggs at a time, so it is easy to see why ticks can become a serious problem. Treating the problem consistently and frequently is the best and surest way to effectively gain control of a tick problem.
Flea and Tick control
If you have a problem with fleas or ticks in your lawn, Environmental Turf Management is here to help. We will analyze your flea and tick problem and decide on the best strategy for ridding your yard of these pests. In some cases more than one treatment may be necessary to control a flea or tick infestation.
There are a lot of different flea and tick sprays out there, but many of them are not safe for your lawn, plants, animals, or you. If you apply toxic flea control sprays yourself, you run the risk of getting some on yourself or accidentally over-spraying and causing damage to your yard and plants. Especially during warmer weather, spraying may need to be done every 7 to 10 days. It is important to make sure that you keep your pets away from any areas that have been freshly sprayed until your lawn is completely dry.