Ticks And Fleas Differences

ticks and fleas

When it comes to irritating pests, your dog’s fur makes a terrific atmosphere and hiding space that is as pleasant and cozy to them as they are to you! Among the most common parasites that can infect both dogs and people are ticks and fleas. Ticks and fleas can cause serious illnesses in both dogs and people. Pets’ skin may become irritated by these venomous insects, which may also carry diseases.

ticks and fleas

All You Ought To Know About Ticks And Fleas

Fleas And Ticks Have A Lot In Common:

  • It gorge themselves on the blood of your pet.
  • They have the potential to infect both pets and people.
  • They cut into the skin with their sharp mouthparts, sucking the blood out and leaving red, irritated skin behind.

Fleas and ticks vary in different ways, such as:

Adult fleas search for one victim, generally a cat or dog, and remain with them until they perish; their lifetime on a companion can be 2 to 3 months. Ticks could survive up to 3 years in diverse habitats and feed on many hosts such as rodents, deer, rabbits, and pets for up to 2 weeks at a period during their growth.

Getting Rid Of Fleas And Ticks

If you see a tick on them, make sure to get rid of it right away. When your pets come inside the home after playing in the woods or long grasses, we urge that you inspect them thoroughly. Clean the contaminated area on your pet’s skin where the tick was trapped, and keep an eye on your pet for any changes in behavior or activities. If you find fleas, though, clean and bathe your pet right away. Consult your vet whether you have any worries.

Many differences between fleas and ticks have been detailed by Accurate Pest Control.

Ticks can sometimes be seen hiding in the snow.

Fleas Thrive In Warm Conditions. Ticks Can Survive In Warmer Climes As Well, Although They Are Better Adapted To Withstand The Cold.

  • Ticks, on the other hand, are six to eight-legged arachnids.
  • A flea is a wingless insect with six legs and the ability to jump.
  • Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever are two diseases spread by infected ticks.
  • Fleas contain tapeworms and can cause skin problems such as flea allergic dermatitis.
  • Ticks usually hang out and adhere to their hosts when hiking.
  • Fleas primarily infest your home, grow in large numbers, and attach themselves to your clothing and furniture.

Ensure that your dog is bathed or treated with a substance that prevents ticks/fleas from returning. If you have a flea infestation, you’ll need to utilize a product that cleans and treats the exposed portions of your home properly. Ticks must be removed swiftly, and your pet must be bathed if they are heavily infested. Apply an Ecto-parasiticidal powder to prevent ticks in the future.

Ticks can survive in different locations for up to 3 years and eat on a range of hosts, such as rodents, deer,  rabbits, and pets, for up to 2 weeks at a stretch throughout various stages of their growth.

ticks and fleas

Adult fleas look for a host, generally a dog or cat, and stay for 2 to 3 months before dying.

We are a registered tick exterminator who employs a variety of safety methods to protect your property by preventing rodents from causing tick/flea infestations. 

If you need assistance repelling these pests, give us a call at +1-301-756-1185.

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