June 22, 2015

Fleas & Ticks Prevention and Areas of Treatment

Fleas and Tick Control Treatment Areas in New Orleans (504-613-6611) and St. Tammany Parish (985-746-9394): Kenner LA, Metairie LA, New Orleans LA, Belle Chase LA, Chalmette LA, Slidell LA, St. Tammany Parish, Northshore, Covington LA, Mandiville LA, Hammond LA

Fleas and Tick Control Treatment Areas on Mississippi Gulf Coast (228-236-4776) : Bay St. Louis MS, Waveland MS, Pass Christian MS, Long Beach MS, Kiln, Hancock County, Diamondhead MS, Harrison County, Guflport MS, Orange Grove MS, Biloxi MS, Woolmarket MS, Vancleave MS, Ocean Springs MS, Jackson County MS, Pascagoula MS, Gautier MS, St. Martin MS, St. Andrews MS

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Fleas
The most common type of flea is the cat flea, which is typically a reddish brown color and about 1/16 to 1/8 inch in size. They have a tube-like mouth for feeding on blood and long back legs for jumping. Fleas can jump 7-8 inches high and live for approximately 100 days.  During their life cycle they can produce over 500 eggs. To help prevent or reduce fleas, treat your dog or cat with flea preventative. Also, wash pet bedding regularly and vacuum often.

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Ticks
Ticks are small and flat, around 3 mm in length with eight legs. Ticks are parasites and they feed on blood. A tick bite can bring disease with it. If you find a tick on yourself, take care to remove it properly. The best way is to use tweezers and grasp it firmly as close to the skin as possible, and pull straight out. You may want to save the tick to have it identified in case of infection. To help prevent tick bites, wear protective clothing such as long sleeves and long pants when in areas where ticks may be. Hats are also important to keep them from dropping down on your head. Also, use an insect repellent containing 10 percent to 30 percent DEET primarily to clothes.