If you live in Coral Springs or the surrounding area, you know the meaning of the word “pest”. They are all around us and doing their best to annoy us to no end.
By my definition, pests are any unwanted animals or insects that can invade our homes or our pets. There are many types of pests. Examples are cockroaches, rats, mice, raccoons, fleas, flies, spiders and ticks. Some of the most common are fleas and ticks. Fleas are tiny insects that don’t have wings and jump from one place to another to move around.
They feed on the blood of animals, humans and birds to survive. Fleas can transmit diseases by means of biting. They can transmit diseases such as plague and myxomatosis. Ticks are small, round insects that attach themselves to the skins of animals and suck their blood. They can also transmit diseases such as Lyme disease and tularemia through biting and transmitting blood.
Where do they come from?
These pests have specific places where they like to live and breed. Ticks specifically like to live in damp, warm, leafy and shady areas. They enjoy the undergrowth and wait for a suitable host to come there. When the host arrives, the ticks attach themselves to the skin of the host and begin sucking blood.
To prevent infestation by ticks, one should always cut the grass, and remove any dead leaves lying on the ground. In addition to that, one should cut the low branches of garden plants so as to let more sunlight reach the ground thus irritating and dispersing the ticks.
Fleas are also another type of pest that infests our homes and pests. They live in damp, bushy, warm areas. These can be in tall grass, undergrowth or under porches and behind sheds. The fleas live there and once a suitable host for example a dog comes along, they jump on the dog and infest it.
The first step to getting rid of these pests is to remove their living and breeding quarters. This means that you should clean your yard and remove all the dead leaves. Moreover, any rotting logs on the ground should be removed and bushes cleared.
Also, cut the grass to remove any potential breeding grounds. If the pests have infested your pet, keep the pets in one specific room to avoid dispersing the pests.
Also, you should wash the pets with solutions that kill the fleas and ticks. Examples of these are Dawn dish washing soap, lemon juice water and salty water. Also, it is important to get the right medicine for your dog to combat the effects of infestation.
But if you find that your flea and tick problem has ballooned into an infestation, then it’s time to call in a Coral Springs Florida pest control service. They can put down traps, bait, and pesticides that will attract these pests and kill them. After all, the last thing you want to happen is to wake up one day and find a tick sucking blood from your leg. Go here for more information.