Tips For Flea And Tick Management From Pest Control Experts In Darwin

Jun 14, 21 Tips For Flea And Tick Management From Pest Control Experts In Darwin

Both fleas and ticks can carry a range of different diseases. In general, ticks are the most problematic, with the ability to carry Texas Fever, Lyme Disease, and Flinders Island Spotted Fever. Fleas carry parasites that can be harmful to animals, and they are often linked to severe skin allergies in some people.

The Pet Connection

In most Darwin households, fleas and ticks come into the house on pets. This can be cats, dogs, or other types of small household mammals like ferrets or rabbits. Depending on the stage of development, fleas and ticks can lay eggs in the home, particularly in carpeting and upholstery that is not routinely cleaned and vacuumed.

There is also a risk of fleas and ticks getting into a home on rodents. Once in the home, the shredded “nests” made by rats and mice, increasing the population and potentially forming a constant source of fleas and ticks inside the house. Often a pest control inspection finds the presence of fleas if mice and rats are also found in the Darwin home.

Treating Pets and the Home

Keeping dogs, cats, and small household pets on year-round flea and tick medication is one of the most effective ways to reduce the risk of these insects getting inside your home. Starting treatment if fleas or ticks are found in the home is essential.

A pest control service can treat the house, including carpets, furniture, and in cracks and crevices. Wash or replace any pet bedding or mats, and clean out kennels to remove any eggs or lava.

If you are concerned about fleas or ticks in your Darwin home, contact the pest control team at Flick Pest Control Darwin. Details on our services can be found at www.flick.com.au.

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