A Better Understanding of Ticks and Fleas

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.

How to get rid of fleas and ticks

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.

Types of Warts and Treatments to Remove Them

Sometimes a perfect complexion and smooth skin can be ruined by a rude intrusion called warts. Alongside being beyond annoying and unpleasant to look at, warts in adult years may take their time in going away. While some warts go away on their own without any treatment or medical procedure, some may need medical assistance at our Coral Springs walk in clinic to remove them and leave the skin smooth and perfect once again. You can learn more about our urgent care clinic here.

When it comes to identifying what type of wart it is, physicians can simply look at the wart. However, if it’s hard to tell, they send it to a lab for further inspection. In order to do that, they remove the wart from your skin and send it to professionals who study the skin to see what the cause is. If it’s just a skin wart, then they can merely go away on their own. If it’s a wart that is in an embarrassing place or creates discomfort, then perhaps the person with the wart wants to remove it.

Medical procedures for removing skin warts can be several different methods. Firstly they could remove it by cryotherapy, which is freezing the wart and letting it fall off then and there. This is the most common method and it is used in older children.

Another method is electrosurgery and curettage, usually used together. This method is with the wart being burned away and the skin being scraped of any remnants or discoloration spots around the wart. Sometimes they scrape the wart before burning it; it depends on the doctor on what procedure they take.

Another type of wart is genital warts. These warts have no standard of treatment and can be cured in many ways. Just like skin warts, genital warts go away on their own sometimes and the urgent care doctor may choose to do nothing and let the patient’s body rid of the warts on its own. Just like skin warts, you can also rid them by freezing them or burning them off your body. However, getting rid of the warts doesn’t mean that you no longer carry the virus; warts are something that you could potentially harbor for life.

Surgically removing them does not prevent you from transmitting it to a sexual partner and precautions and protections should be used when it comes to transferring diseases.

If there is a wart on your body that is unsightly, annoying, or just in the way, then perhaps using a method like this would be in your interest. Freezing warts and burning warts are said to hardly cause any pain, so receiving these procedures won’t be a painful process at all. In getting rid of the skin anomaly, it will leave your skin where it was with a small mark, if any, to make sure your skin is smooth and healthy once again.

If you live in the Coral Springs area and would like to learn more about our walk in clinic, then visit our website at http://walkincliniccoralsprings.org