Expert Advice On Flea & Tick Control In Tulsa

June 10, 2020

The average person hates bugs, and rightfully so. They seem to always show up when you least expect it and make everything uncomfortable. Meals have been spoiled by gross ants. Outdoor events have been a bust because of swarming mosquitoes. Chills have gone down spines due to startling roaches darting about.

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The worst insects are arguably the tinier ones because you don’t see them right away. Fleas and ticks are great examples. These microscopic creepy crawlers hide in your pet’s fur and everything the animal comes in contact with. They’re hard to spot and even harder to kill. Get the scoop on how to identify and prevent fleas in Tulsa with advice from Dandi Guaranty.

The Appearance & Behavior Of Fleas & Ticks

Fleas are a tiny 3/32 of an inch long. Their wingless, compressed bodies are shiny and reddish-brown. They might not be able to fly, but they can leap long distances. Typically, they get indoors by jumping on a pet when they’re outside. From there, they inhabit the animal’s fur and the fabric of their sleeping spaces. If by chance you no longer have your pet, the remaining fleas will gravitate to you or other pests to feed. Rodents, squirrels, and wild animals are some of the creatures they’ll target. And they can get into homes when these rodents get in. Fleas need blood to survive. The risks of having fleas around include skin irritation or an allergic reaction from bites, and the transmission of diseases. For instance, typhus. Signs of infestation include:

  • Your pet constantly scratching itself

  • Having itchy bites on your body

  • Seeing flea’s pepper-like fecal matter in carpets and pet beds

  • Finding flea eggs in pet beds, rugs, and around furniture and floor cracks

Ticks are about 25/64 of an inch long when they’re full of blood. Generally, they're smaller than that. They have six to eight legs and vary in color. While they don’t jump like fleas, they can still grip onto skin, clothes, and animal hairs. They enter properties the same way as fleas. If you don’t have a pet, seeing ticks may be a hint that other critters are nearby. You might have rodents or raccoons fiddling about. Ticks are known to carry over 15 illnesses. Most notably, they spread Lyme disease, which affects the nervous system. The biggest indication of an infestation is simply seeing them. They tend to land on dogs, cats, and livestock.

Preventing Fleas & Ticks

You can reduce the chances of having a flea and tick problem by doing the following:

  • Keep your shrubs and lawn trimmed; these pests thrive in high grass.

  • Put gravel around your porch.

  • Discuss flea and tick treatments and prevention with your pet’s veterinarian.

  • Regularly groom your pet and check for fleas and ticks.

  • Vacuum routinely. 

  • Call Dandi Guaranty if you have pests that fleas and ticks could feed on.

Dandi Guaranty Flea & Tick Control

You can’t take down fleas and ticks on your own. They are much too small to find and usually, they reproduce quickly and there are too many of them to catch. Not to mention, they could be concealing themselves in just about any place. Your carpets, fabrics, and floors could all be hubs. This is unsettling for you, and even more so for your beloved pets.

Dandi Guaranty knows how to keep Tulsa’s pets flea and tick-free since 1959. We have this down to a science. Our products and treatments are top-of-the-line. They will thoroughly exterminate these insects. Before we leave, we’ll give real recommendations you can use, so there isn’t a resurgence. We’ll continue to check in to see if there’s anything further we can do. We’re on your side. Get a free inspection and call today!

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