Insights, Tips, and Tales

Pest-Free Paws: Top Tricks to Deter Fleas & Ticks

_ëîé_1

Pest-Free Paws: Top Tricks to Deter Fleas & Ticks

Fleas and ticks are irritating little guys that can cause serious issues for your pets if left untreated. This blog gives a quick overview of fleas and ticks and offers a few tips on how to keep them at bay with a bit of preventative action.

The 411 on Ticks & Fleas

Ticks undergo a four-phase life cycle: egg → larvae → nymph → adult. Nymphs account for 98% of tick bites. Peak tick activity spans May to July, yet ticks remain active year-round, lurking in tall grasses or weeds, waiting to hitch a ride on warm-blooded passersby. Feeding ticks, depending on their life stage, transmit pathogens causing illnesses like Lyme disease, with symptoms ranging from fever to rashes.

Fleas, like ticks, rely on hosts to survive, progressing through egg, larvae, pupae, and adult stages over two weeks to two years. Flea infestations peak during warmer months, with adults freely moving between hosts and laying eggs, potentially leading to diseases like heartworm and tapeworm if left untreated.

Prevention is the Best Policy!

Shielding your yard and home is the best way to protect your pets from fleas and ticks. Here are some tips:

    • Reduce tick and flea habitats by maintaining wooded areas and managing brush piles.
    • Create a protective barrier around your home, especially near outdoor gathering spots. Did you know that Waynes mosquito treatments also eliminate fleas and ticks?
    • Treat wood sheds and dog houses if you think fleas and ticks are on your property.
    • Vacuum carpet and rugs frequently, as they can house immature fleas.
    • Ask your veterinarian for advice on anti-flea and tick medications to safeguard your pets and prevent infestations indoors.

Fleas are difficult to kill once they are inside your home – that’s why we recommend your first line of defense be a protective barrier around your home like Mosquito+.

However, if you do end up having problem inside your home, you don’t have to suffer alone! Waynes can help with professional flea treatments that get to the root of the problem.

We’re here to look out for your family, including the furriest members! Contact us today if you need our services, or give us a call at 1-866-929-6371.

Latest from Waynes Blog

What’s the Buzz about Termite Swarms?

Termite swarms can be a scary sight if you spot one near your home. But what exactly are they? In this blog post, we’ll go over what termite swarms are, why they happen, and what to do if you see one. What are Termite Swarms? Termite swarms are a part of the reproductive cycle of…

Learn More >

Waynes Pest Control Acquires Bugs B Gone (Miss.)

Waynes Pest Control recently completed a merger with Bugs B Gone to expand our footprint in the Mississippi area. Through the existing Bugs B Gone Team and others who will commit to serve as we grow, Waynes will continue to provide the same local support and quality service you have come to expect from Bugs…

Learn More >

4 Tips to Tick-proof Your Home

Ticks are more than just annoying pests. They can carry diseases like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, posing health risks to you and your pets. What makes ticks tricky is their size; they’re small and hard to spot. They can stay on you or your pet for days without being noticed, even if…

Learn More >

One Tree Planted: Our Lawn Care Partnership

As Arbor Day approaches, it’s time to celebrate the beauty and importance of trees in our world. Trees are not just providers of oxygen, clean air, and shade; they’re also crucial in combating climate change. At Waynes Pest Control, we value the role of trees in our ecosystem and are proud to announce our partnership…

Learn More >

Pest-Free Paws: Top Tricks to Deter Fleas & Ticks

Fleas and ticks are irritating little guys that can cause serious issues for your pets if left untreated. This blog gives a quick overview of fleas and ticks and offers a few tips on how to keep them at bay with a bit of preventative action. The 411 on Ticks & Fleas Ticks undergo a…

Learn More >

Your Spring Green-Up: Factors and Strategies for a Lush Lawn

Spring is here, and it’s time to say goodbye to those snow shovels (well, not really for us Southerners). Now, let’s shift our focus to something more appropriate for us fair-weather folks – your lawn! The key to kicking off spring lawn care is giving it the chance to wake up slowly with the warmer…

Learn More >

4 Tips to Help Safeguard Your Home Against Termite Infestations

Warmer weather means it’s time to enjoy spring and summer gatherings with friends and family! But there are some guests that you probably don’t want to invite over: termites. Termites will begin to swarm soon, and as they do, they may decide that your house is the perfect place to crash. So, what you can…

Learn More >

How to Get Your Lawn Spring-Ready

Spring is here, and it’s time to say goodbye to those snow shovels (well, not really for us Southerners). Now, let’s shift our focus to something more appropriate for us fair-weather folks – your lawn! The key to kicking off spring lawn care is giving it the chance to wake up slowly with the warmer…

Learn More >

termites-blog-cover

Why is Your Home a Termite Target?

Why is Your Home a Termite Target? Termites are called the silent destroyers for a reason. They are notorious for causing a lot of damage in a short a

Learn More >

Scroll to Top