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Spring heralds in pesky hitchhikers

By March 31, 2017 Uncategorized

Fleas are small wingless insects who feed on the blood of animals. They multiply quickly laying approximately 30-50 eggs per day. These eggs will mostly lie on the host, some dispersing in the environment. The adult flea only emerges when they can sense a host by body heat, vibrations and carbon dioxide. Adult fleas spend majority of their time living on the host while they feed, breed and lay eggs. They will live from several weeks to months.
The other pesky critter is the tick. Our pets are walking targets for these blood sucking pests. Ticks cannot jump so they must find ways to attach to their hosts. They will use blades of grass or other vegetation to elevate themselves for grabbing onto a passing animal. Ticks are carriers of a number of diseases, including Lyme disease. If you live in an area where ticks are prevalent such as wooded areas or open grassy areas, be sure to check your pet after your outing. Ticks are easily removed with tweezers grasping and removing the attached head parts Ticks are incapable of burrowing under skin. They will always remain on the surface.
There are various safe and effective treatments for these pesky critters available, contact us today for more information.

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