Flea & Tick Control
Fleas and ticks can be a common problem for homeowners, especially if you have pets that go outside. These pests can carry diseases and cause irritation to both humans and pets. That's why we offer customized flea and tick control services to help you keep your property free from these pesky insects.
Our Flea and Tick Control Services:
Inspection: Our experienced technicians will conduct a thorough inspection of your property to determine the extent of your flea or tick infestation. We will identify the areas where fleas and ticks are most likely to thrive, including your yard, pet bedding, and other areas where your pets spend time.
Treatment: Depending on the extent of your flea or tick problem, we offer a range of flea and tick control treatments, including chemical sprays and dusts, flea and tick baths for your pets, and flea and tick prevention products. Our treatments are safe for use around children and pets, and we always take the necessary precautions to protect you and your family.
Prevention: In addition to controlling existing flea and tick infestations, we also offer prevention services to help you keep fleas and ticks from returning to your property. This includes regular inspections and treatments, as well as tips on how to minimize flea and tick populations around your property.
Why Choose Brothers Pest Management?
At Brothers Pest Management, we understand the importance of keeping your home and pets flea and tick-free. Our experienced technicians use only the latest pest control products and techniques to ensure that your property remains flea and tick-free. We also offer flexible scheduling options to minimize disruption to your daily routine.
Contact Us Today!
If you're experiencing a flea or tick problem on your property, don't hesitate to contact Brothers Pest Management. Our team is ready to help you get rid of these pesky insects quickly and effectively so that you and your pets can enjoy a pest-free home.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about our flea and tick control services.
Fleas are wingless insects, 1⁄16 to 1⁄8 inch long, that are agile, usually dark colored with a proboscis, or stylet, adapted to feeding by piercing the skin and sucking their host's blood through their epipharynx.
Flea legs end in strong claws that are adapted to grasp a host.
Fleas lay tiny, white, oval eggs. The larvae are small and pale, have bristles covering their worm-like bodies, lack eyes, and have mouthparts adapted to chewing. The larvae feed on organic matter, especially the feces of mature fleas, which contain dried blood. Adults feed only on fresh blood.
Their legs are long, the hind pair are well adapted for jumping; a flea can jump vertically up to 7 in and horizontally up to 13 in, making the flea one of the best jumpers of all known animals (relative to body size), second only to the froghopper. A flea can jump more than 100 times its length.
Ticks are ectoparasites and consume blood to satisfy all of their nutritional requirements. They are obligate hematophagous, and require blood to survive and move from one stage of life to another.
Ticks can fast for long periods of time, but eventually die if unable to find a host.
Ticks find their hosts by detecting an animals' breath and body odors, sensing body heat, moisture, or vibrations.
A common misconception about ticks is they jump onto their host or they fall from trees, however, they are incapable of flying or jumping.
Many tick species, particularly Ixodidae, lie in wait in a position known as "questing".
Ticks cling to leaves and grasses by their third and fourth pairs of legs. They hold the first pair of legs outstretched, waiting to grasp and climb on to any passing host.
Tick questing heights tend to be correlated with the size of the desired host; nymphs and small species tend to quest close to the ground, where they may encounter small mammalian or bird hosts; adults climb higher into the vegetation, where larger hosts may be encountered.
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