To find out more about any of the above pests just click on their image for detailed information about these specific Fleas & Ticks.Ticks: Most ticks are located near areas of high vegetation. Depending on the species, ticks differ in size and color. Ticks are interested in the blood of mammals, reptiles, and birds. They are notorious for biting deer, humans, livestock, cats and dogs. It is crucial to make sure your cat or dog is on one of the preventative products such as Revolution, frontline, or Advantix. There are many options you can utilize in tick prevention and control. Maintain your lawn by keeping the grass cut short. This will prevent the ticks from nesting in the long grass. Check yourself, children, and pets for ticks before coming into the house where they hide in small spaces. Ticks find their way into your home by latching onto people’s clothing, skin, and pets.If you can see a tick, there is a high chance there’s a bite. A medical professional can verify a diagnosis. Therefore, you should repair or fill any of the gaps or crevices you have to prevent the ticks from nesting in them. If you find a tick on you or one of your pets, you should proceed with caution. If you notice any medical issues arise as a consequence of the bite; immediately go to the doctor.When removing a tick, grab it with tweezers behind the head. Tweezers are the most effective method of tick removal. If you do not have the means of using a tweezers; make sure your hands are washed before tick removal. You need to remove the tick slowly from the skin because having the tick burst will release their fluids.These fluids can be very dangerous to anyone infected. Ticks carry many different diseases and bacteria that are harmful to humans and animals.After the removal, disinfect the area and make sure that it is thoroughly washed. If you think that you may have a home infested with ticks, call Arrest A Pest immediately. We can help in the removal and future prevention of tick infestation. We want to make sure that your home is safe for you and your pets. Fleas: Fleas are small parasites that feed on blood. They can jump long distances and like to jump from host to host. They are mostly found on animals that contain a lot of hair or fur. They feed on any wild or domesticated animals such as mice, cats, dogs, rats, and rabbits. For fleas to come into your home, they catch a ride on a mammal such as a pet. From there, they can jump to whoever is their next meal. You can take similar preventative measures for fleas as you do with ticks. Check your pets and fill the gaps and crevices in your home so rodents with fleas can’t get in. It is easy to detect a flea problem. However, it is crucial that you locate the eggs that can be in hidden places. Call Arrest A Pest if you suspect a flea infestation. We can eliminate and provide you more helpful information on how to get rid of these pests.