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TICKS & FLEAS

TICKS & FLEAS


 

FLEA AND TICK CONTROL REQUIRES A COORDINATED RESPONSE:

We can schedule interior and exterior treatments together in order to eliminate flea and tick populations from all areas of your home and yard. Our comprehensive approach will break the reproduction cycle and stop the waves of fleas and ticks from attacking your family and pets.

 

HOMEOWNER FACTS & TIPS: FLEAS


 

 

  • Your pet will have uncontrollable itching when fleas are present.
  • Tiny black specks that look like pepper is actually dried blood and flea residue.
  • People will have small red specks that itch from flea bites, usually on the arms & legs.
  • Wash any pet bedding in hot water & detergent.
  • Vacuum floors and furniture thoroughly especially where pets have been. This will help remove any eggs and adults. Fleas like to go deep into carpeting and furniture making it difficult to eliminate them.
  • Bathe & groom pets on a regular basis outside.
  • Treat your pet with a flea control product on the same day as your house is scheduled for pest control. Check with your veterinarian as to which product is best for your pet takes a control take several visits from your pest control company as eggs hatch at various times and are naturally protected from pesticides during certain stages of their cycle. Most pesticides only kill adult fleas leaving the eggs to develop.

 

 

FLEAS

 

  • Appearance: Dark brown to black in color and approximately one-sixteenth of an inch long. Six legs and a flat body.
  • Diet: Blood
  • Habits: Found on dogs & cats year round in warmer climates & humid weather. Fleas can jump 12 -14 inches horizontally with adults living one to two months without feeding. Female fleas will lay up to 800 eggs during a lifetime. Lifespan of a flea on a dog is more than 90 days . During this time a single pair of fleas can produce millions of offspring.

 

 

 

DEER TICK

 

  • Appearance: Hard round body, dark reddish-brown in color with eight legs. About one-eight of an inch long.
  • Diet: Blood
  • Habits: Ticks live on the bodies of mammals, birds & reptiles. They will feed and their bodies will swell considerably. Ticks can lay dormant for long periods of time even up to years. Eggs are laid in carpets, floor cracks and under baseboards. They will hatch anywhere from 20 – 60 days and will wait for contact with a suitable host. Tick are known carriers of Lyme disease, typhus and encephalitis.

 

 

 

BROWN TICK

 

  • Appearance: Soft bodies, brown in color with eight legs. About one-eight of an inch long.
  • Diet: Blood
  • Habits:Ticks live on the bodies of mammals, birds & reptiles. They will feed and their bodies will swell considerably. Ticks can lay dormant for long periods of time even up to years. Eggs are laid in carpets, floor cracks and under baseboards. They will hatch anywhere from 20 – 60 days and will wait for contact with a suitable host. Tick are known carriers of typhus and encephalitis.

 

 

 

HOMEOWNER’S FACTS & TIPS: TICKS


 

  • Bathe & groom you pets regularly.
  • Inspect pets for ticks on a regular basis. Look behind & in the ears, between the digits of paws & under the leg pits. Ticks like warm areas on your pet.
  • Talk to your veterinarian about treatment & prevention. They can recommend the best preventative treatment for your pet.
  • Clear wood piles & scrap lumber from the yard. Ticks like to live under wood and can stay dormant for long periods of time.
  • Ticks can also be found in mulch beds. If having large amounts of mulch delivered for landscaping purposes, also schedule a spray treatment as soon as the mulch is laid down.

 

 

Shield Pest Control
27340 S Dixie Hwy
Homestead, FL 33032
Phone: (305) 247-1771
Fax: (305) 247-8890