Lexington is arguably one of the most pleasant areas to live in South Carolina. There are plenty of outdoor spaces and parks to enjoy in this lovely suburban town. As time spent outdoors increases, so does the likelihood of making contact with fleas and ticks. Fleas and ticks are small, parasitic pests that solely feed on the blood of people and animals. No one wants these blood-sucking parasites infesting their property or their home.
Completely eliminating fleas and ticks from your property requires professional pest control assistance. Protect your Lexington residence from unwanted fleas and ticks before they have a chance to invade.
Flea And Tick Identification
Familiarizing yourself with fleas and ticks may help you identify them before they have a chance to identify you.
Fleas are very tiny. They are about 1/8 of an inch long, are reddish-brown, and thin. Their flat, hard bodies make them difficult to squish. Fleas are wingless, but they have powerful legs that help them move quickly. A flea can jump roughly 12 inches in a single leap.
Ticks are small, eight-legged parasites with oval-shaped bodies. Depending on their species, ticks vary from tan to reddish-brown in color. Their sizes range from the head of a pin to the size of a pencil eraser. Ticks cannot jump or fly. They rest on the tips of grasses and shrubs until a host brushes by.
These pests can be much more than troubling nuisances. Fleas and ticks can introduce serious health risks to your family and your pets.
Problems Fleas And Ticks Cause And How They Start
The qualities of these parasitic pests are very different, but their methods of infestation and the problems they cause are quite similar.
Fleas and ticks in Lexington are most often introduced to a property via wild animals. Home-invading rodents carry both of these parasites. If you have rodents, your chances of flea and tick bites increase significantly. Other wild animals that carry these parasites are deer, rabbits, foxes, and birds.
Dogs and cats can develop tapeworms if they accidentally eat fleas while chewing at their bites for relief. While the risk for humans to contract tapeworm from their pets is fairly low, it is still a possibility. Fleas can also transmit the bubonic plague, murine typhus, tularemia, and bartonellosis.
Enjoying parks and trails with your family or pets may lead to tick exposure. Ticks will latch themselves onto any warm-blooded creature they can feed on. Contact with these parasites could lead to deadly and debilitating diseases, including tularemia, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease.
Flea And Tick Prevention
Preventing contact with fleas and ticks is next to impossible without the help of veterinarian-recommended flea and tick treatments. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make an active effort to lower the flea and tick populations on your property. Every bit of effort counts.
- Establish a clear barrier between your lawn and wooded areas.
- Keep your grass cut short, shrubbery trimmed, and yard clear of debris.
- Remove bird feeders and water sources that may attract wildlife.
- Keep tightly sealed lids on outdoor trash cans and compost bins.
- Inspect yourself, your children, and your pets for ticks and fleas after spending time outdoors.
- Regularly bathe and groom your pets. Make sure they are receiving year-round flea and tick treatments under the guidance of a veterinarian.
- Don’t introduce used furniture or rugs into your home. They may be infested with fleas or be carrying flea eggs.
The most tried and true solution to your flea and tick problems or concerns will always be ongoing professional assistance.
Total Flea And Tick Control
Lamp’s Pest Solutions is a family-owned and operated pest control company based out of Lexington, South Carolina. We proudly provide our neighbors with quality pest control and prevention services that you can trust. Our comprehensive services come with affordable prices and a variety of options to meet all of your pest control needs.
Lamp’s Pest Solutions offers basic quarterly pest control plans with three levels of pest protection. We understand that every pest invasion is different. If a pest problem only requires an effective one-time solution, we provide that too! We won’t lock you into a service plan if you don't need it.
Our exterior treatments exterminate both fleas and ticks. We’ll target the areas where these parasites are most likely to hide. If you are looking for a no-nonsense, money-back-guaranteed pest control service that is unmatched by local competitors, you’ve found it with Lamp’s Pest Solutions. Contact us today to speak with one of our friendly, licensed staff members!