Fleas and ticks can be frustrating to deal with, particularly for pet owners. It's pretty gross to have your pet come into the house with an engorged tick or to find flea dirt in your pet's hair or fur. That second one is worst because you know you're going to have to deal with a flea infestation. Dealing with fleas can be a nightmare. What if you didn't have to deal with the occasional engorged tick? What if you didn't have to deal with inspecting your pets with a flea comb and going through all the work of stopping fleas from taking over your home? How nice would life be?
Let's take a look at how Sugar Land fleas and ticks come into your yard and get into your home, consider some of the DIY methods you might be using now, and talk about how you can get tick and flea control for your house, instead of your pets. Before we get started, we want to remind you that you can use our contact page if you need immediate assistance with pest control in Sugar Land. We know how maddening fleas and ticks can be. You may not want to spend the time reading an article. We understand. With that said, let's get into today's subject.
How Fleas & Ticks Invade Your Property
The secret to stress-flea flea and tick control is understanding how fleas and ticks go from the wild to your living room. Let's look at how each finds its way inside.
Wild animals bring fleas into your yard. As animals move about in your yard, flea eggs and flea dirt fall off. In most cases, they don't fall in the same area. When this happens, the fleas hatch from their eggs and have no flea dirt to feed on. Without food, they die. Problems occur in areas where animals lay down or sit and hide. Flea dirt and eggs fall in the same location and fleas are able to develop into adults near your home. When your pets go outside into landscaping, fleas jump on your pet and take them as a host.
Wild animals bring ticks into your yard. One mouse can have as many as a hundred seed ticks on its body. When a seed tick grows old enough, it hopes off and looks for a larger animal. It will wait in moist, shaded locations, and prefers areas of vegetation. When your pet goes outside, ticks climb on your pet and take them as their second host. Some tick species, like Lone Star ticks, will readily attach to humans as baby ticks. So, it is possible for humans to bring ticks inside as well.
Do-It-Yourself Flea & Tick Control Is Such A Hassle
When you use a flea comb and find flea dirt or you notice an engorged tick, you are likely to start considering how you can protect your pet (and yourself) from these pests.
Fleas - If you have a flea infestation, you may bathe your pets, buy flea collars, spray your home, and use other products to address the problem.
Ticks - If you're dealing with ticks, you may buy a tick collar, clean your pet's bedding, vacuum your floors routinely, and apply products in targeted areas.
These products and methods really aren't the best way to get rid of fleas and ticks. They are reactive. Not proactive. Plus, it is a hassle to do all of this. Wouldn't it be nicer if you could invest in tick and flea control for your house instead?
The Pros To Call For Effective Flea & Tick Control
How great would it be if you didn't have to ever deal with another flea or tick infestation in your home? The best way to get rid of fleas and ticks isn't to wait until they're driving you crazy and use a bunch of over-the-counter flea and tick products. The best solution is to invest in routine treatments for your yard. Since fleas and ticks can be found in your landscaping, you have an opportunity to proactively stop them before they get on you or your pets.
You can do this by investing in flea and tick control from All-Safe Pest & Termite. We provide residents and business owners in Sugar Land with industry-leading service for these troublesome pests. With routine flea and tick service for your yard, you're not likely to ever have another flea or tick infestation in your home. If you're curious, why not reach out to us? The entire team at All-Safe Pest & Termite looks forward to providing you with the best protection for your Sugar Land property. Connect with us today.