Fleas and Ticks Pest Control
Fleas and ticks are biting pests, and both will feed on the blood of people and animals. In Florida, and across the country, the most common type of flea we run into is the cat flea. In our area, one of the most common types of ticks we run into is the American dog tick. Despite their descriptive names, cat fleas and American dog ticks feed on various hosts, including dogs, cats, deer, foxes, mice, squirrels, rats, and many other wild animals.
Warm weather and plenty of moisture allow these pests to thrive, making Florida an ideal place to host large populations of fleas and ticks. They are commonly associated with people who own pets, but an infestation can happen in any yard, or home, whether pets are present or not.
These pests pose some dangers to both people and animals. Many people and animals are allergic to flea saliva and develop itchy rashes after being bitten. Fleas can also spread parasitic tapeworms to people, pets, and wild animals.
American dog ticks spread Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Tularemia. Due to the many hosts that ticks feed on, they are well-known for easily spreading diseases to both people and animals.