Brown Dog Tick
The Brown Dog Tick is the most common tick found in Naples and Fort Myers. Ticks can be a serious problem and can cause major health problems if allowed to infest your living area. However, the Brown Dog Tick has not been known to vector any disease, such as Lyme disease or Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
It’s important to understand that ticks are not an insect but are closely related to spiders. Adult ticks have eight legs; insects only have six legs. All ticks are parasitic and feed on the blood of animals. Most ticks spend the majority of their life on or near the ground waiting for a suitable host to come by on which to attach themselves. Ticks will climb onto an appropriate object, such as a tall blade of grass, bush, fence post, or side of a building to wait for a host to pass by.
Brown Dog Ticks can live for as long as 200 days without a blood meal – yikes! And the female Brown Dog Tick can lay a mass of 1000 to 3000 eggs. With these numbers, it doesn’t take long for them to infest the inside of your home. Although they are called Brown Dog Ticks, they can be found on a variety of animals and will even occasionally host on humans.
If you find a tick attached to you or a family member never just pull it off the skin. A tick is easily removed by first touching the tick with a warm butter knife or alcohol to get it to remove its head from the skin. Then grab the tick and lift it off the skin.
Each of our Certified Pest Control professionals is thoroughly trained on how to properly control and eliminate ticks with our in-house Certified University. Our approach to Tick Control was designed uniquely just for our area. We treat your entire house, all the areas your pet is active in, plus, cracks, crevices, and voids. To optimize results we recommend treating both the inside of your home and your yard. Our Tick Control will provide you with the peace of mind you deserve.
There are thousands of species of fleas but the most common one found here in Southwest Florida is the Cat Flea. The Cat Flea must have a blood meal before it can reproduce. Cat fleas can be found on cats and dogs as well as other rodents and animals. Cat fleas can transmit disease to humans. However, it is typically rare as they prefer to host on animals.
One of the easiest ways to tell that your animal has fleas is by noticing that your pet is scratching themselves frequently. This behavior is usually an indication that your pet has fleas. Once detected, it’s time to take action immediately. Our certified pest professionals have the knowledge and skills to swiftly rid your home of fleas. We use a variety of specialized materials, such as insect development inhibitors (IDI’s), that effectively break up the life cycle of fleas and stops the spread of the infestation quickly. Again, to optimize results, we recommend treating both the inside of your home and your yard. Our Certified Pest Control Flea Control gives you the peace of mind you deserve.