Fleas and ticks are super annoying. There is no doubt about it. Sometimes, they’re more than annoying. They can make your pet sick or even make you sick. These parasites are known to spread a long list of diseases. That’s why we’ve put together this quick flea and tick prevention and control guide. In this guide, you’ll learn the difference between fleas and ticks in Tucson, what is required to keep fleas out of your yard, what is required to keep ticks out of your yard, and what works for both.
Fleas are six-legged insects. Fleas begin life as flea larvae, which are worm-like. Flea larvae create a cocoon, develop into pupae, and emerge from cocoons as adult insects. There are different types of fleas but cat fleas are the most common flea pests that plague cats, dogs, and humans in Tucson.
Ticks are eight-legged arachnids. They begin life as seed ticks which look like six-legged ticks. There are different types of ticks in Arizona. The most common tick pests are black-legged ticks, Lone Star ticks, American dog ticks, and brown dog ticks.
Both fleas and ticks get onto furry animals and live on them. Hitching a ride on a host animal is how these pests get inside Tucson homes. They don’t spring or crawl into your home on their own.
There are a few preventative measures that can make it more difficult for fleas to live in your yard.
Both of these pests come into your yard on animals. If you take steps to control wildlife on your property, you can keep fleas and ticks out of your yard and, more importantly, out of your home.
Arizona fleas and ticks can be addressed with routine pest control treatments. These treatments keep fleas and ticks from establishing themselves and hitching a ride into your home. If you live in Tucson, reach out to Pest Friends for assistance with flea and tick control.
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