Fleas & Ticks

Fleas

The flea is involved in most home infestations and will attack both cats and dogs. It is usually carried into the home by a pet. Once inside, large populations can build up quickly.

Fleas live on the outside of the body and need to feed on the blood of animals in order to produce eggs. Because fleas usually feed and lay their eggs while the pet is sleeping, the pet's resting areas are where the most fleas will be found. Many pets acquire fleas outside in the yard.

Ticks

Ticks are of the arachnid species (like spiders) and are blood suckers like mosquitos. A multitude of life threatening diseases such as West Nile are carried by these pests.