Flea and Tick Control in New Jersey
Fighting a flea or tick infestation in your central NJ home or yard can be extremely stressful. Fleas and ticks are two pests known to carry human disease. Fleas living outdoors are brought into the home via household pets. Ticks are also carried into the home on pets but are often brought into the home on human clothing or by hitching a ride on the hair of humans. Ticks remain fairly undetectable unless they are seen, or until the body begins to react at the site of a tick bite.
Most homeowners typically try home remedies at first. If the problem is new and slight, it may be possible to contain the spread and to prevent an infestation. It is important to note that most home remedies are successful only in killing the adult fleas or ticks. They may be effective in the short term but as new batches of eggs hatch, the problem occurs again and again. The use of a professional pest extermination company is recommended for quick, effective, thorough and long-term treatment. We offer free consultations and have 40+ years of experience for flea and tick control and extermination in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
Don’t overlook the importance of keeping fleas and ticks off your property. Just one small bite could prove to be dangerous. These blood-sucking parasites can spread a number of serious illnesses. Here are a few facts you should know about fleas and ticks.
Why Are There Ticks On Your Property?
Wild animals can bring ticks and fleas onto your property. If you have any family pets, fleas and ticks are even more prone to taking refuge in the yard. These creatures naturally seek out mammals by scent. While waiting for victims to stroll past, they will hide out in tall grass and nearby debris.
Signs of a Flea and Tick Infestation
Be sure to routinely check your pets from these parasites. Constant scratching is a definite red flag. Ticks and fleas can easily hide underneath a dog’s fur. After spending time outdoors in the yard, you could also find ticks clinging to your body. Seek professional tick control as soon as possible. Because a single female tick can lay thousands of eggs at once, it doesn’t take long for a serious infestation to develop.
How to Keep Fleas and Tick Off Your Pets
Keep Your Yard Maintained
The first step in flea control is to clean debris on your property. Old leaves and piles of brush need to be removed in a timely manner. Most importantly, be sure to mow your lawn regularly. When the grass is low, this creates a less inviting atmosphere for these pests. Like ticks, fleas will perish when exposed to sunlight for long periods.
Bathe Your Pets Often
Develop a habit of washing your pets with a pesticide-free tick and flea shampoo. It can kill the parasites on contact.
Tick control experts recommend using a tick repellant collar. The non-toxic ingredients absorb into the pet’s fur, thus making them less likely to be bothered by ticks.
It’s no secret that long-haired pets are more susceptible to being attacked by ticks and fleas. A short summer clip can give pets an extra degree of protection.
Flea and Tick Control Our Treatment
New Jersey Flea Extermination
There are over 2000 species of fleas. The most common flea is the cat flea, followed closely by the dog flea. Females require fresh blood to produce eggs. Young fleas hatch within two days and the cycle continues to repeat. Adult fleas live 4-25 days. Although rare, fleas are known to carry the plague and murine typhus, but mostly they are a nuisance to both humans and their pets. Extermination of fleas involves treating your pet, your home and your yard. Here at A-Academy, we are ready to consult with you regarding the treatment choices available.
Tick Control in New Jersey
In Monmouth County there are several kinds of ticks. Lyme disease is spread by the tiny seed sized deer tick. Deer ticks are most active between the months of May and July which is also when most cases of Lyme disease are contracted. More than 35,000 confirmed or probable cases of Lyme disease are reported each year. Using a quality pest control service is imperative for control of ticks in residential areas. Having a reliable and experienced professional pest control company service your home and the area surrounding your home can offer you stress free enjoyment of the great outdoors for years to come. We have been servicing Monmouth County for over 40 years!
While home remedies can help, the best way to prevent flea and tick problems is to have your property professionally treated. We offer long-term treatments that can protect you throughout the year. Children and pets can then roam outdoors with a greater sense of security.
A-Academy can solve your pest problems. We offer a wide range of pest solutions, including tick and flea control.