Flea and Tick Pest Control

Just the thought of fleas or ticks infesting your home is enough to make you start to itch.

And when you find one, that itchy feeling only gets worse.

Don’t let these tiny creatures get the best of you. This helpful guide will answer all your questions about flea and tick infestations but were too grossed out to ask. You’ll learn how to spot an infestation and how to eliminate these unwelcome guests from your home for good!

But first, let’s try to understand the gravity of a potential infestation—how harmful are these pests really?

Are Fleas and Ticks Harmful?

The good news is that the mere presence of fleas and ticks won’t do you any harm since they don’t leave behind toxic debris like cockroaches do.

The bad news is that fleas and ticks bite—and that’s where the trouble starts. Either one of these bugs can trigger allergic reactions in some people. If this happens, symptoms to look out for include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Nausea
  • Swelling of the lips, face, or throat

If flea or tick bites trigger you, this is nothing to mess around with. Even if you’re not allergic, these bites will leave you with pain, redness, and swelling at the site of the bite.

But it doesn’t end there. Fleas and ticks can also transmit serious diseases.

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Since flea and tick bites can be life threatening, knowing if you have an infestation and stopping it can be crucial to your health.