Best Pest Protection For Tulsa's Furry Residents

July 16, 2020

If you’re a pet owner in the Tulsa area, your pet is likely a part of your family. You probably put a lot of time and effort into keeping your pet safe, healthy, and happy, and you want to be aware of any possible risks that could impact them.

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When thinking about household pests, you likely worry about those pests that impact your home or your family members, but there are two types of pests that have a big impact on pets. Fleas and ticks are big problems for beloved furry friends. These are two distinct species that can affect your pets in different ways. Knowing how to identify them is the first step in prevention.

  1. Ticks: Ticks are flat, oval-shaped pests. They have eight legs and can range in color from brown to black to yellow. They are parasites that bite and suck the blood of animals or humans. 

  2. Fleas: These bite and live on animals, but they can live on humans, too. They are quite small and are a reddish-brown color. Their back legs are longer than their front legs.

The Dangers Of Ticks And Fleas

As a pet owner, you want to ensure that your pets are healthy, but having fleas or ticks can put your pets' health at risk. Also, ticks or fleas on your pets can end up impacting you and your family as these pests can transfer from pets to humans. Here are some of the risks that fleas and ticks can cause pets:

  • Anemia

  • Allergies

  • Lyme disease

  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever

  • Other tick-borne illnesses

  • Tapeworms

Fleas and ticks are a health risk to pets, but some of these health risks also apply to humans. Ticks commonly attach to humans and suck their blood, and fleas can infest your home. Humans are also at risk of allergies, Lyme disease, and many other diseases that ticks can spread.

How To Prevent Ticks And Fleas

Because ticks and fleas can be dangerous to both you and your pets, knowing how to prevent them is essential. While you can’t completely ensure you’ll never encounter these pests, there are some things you can do to help keep them away. Here are some prevention tips:

  • Talk to your veterinarian about products to keep fleas and ticks off of your dogs and cats.

  • Keep your yard free of decaying plant matter.

  • Regularly trim shrubs and bushes.

  • Inspect your pets for ticks and fleas often especially if they spend time outdoors.

  • Vacuum and declutter your home often.

  • Install fences and store pet food properly to keep out wild animals that can carry these pests.

  • Get help from pest control professionals.

Help With Ticks And Fleas

If you’re concerned about ticks and fleas and want to protect the pets and humans in your household, the best thing to do is to contact the experts at Dandi Guaranty. We provide assistance to prevent these pests or help you get rid of them if they have already invaded your property. Call us today to learn more.

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