Protect Your Family from Ticks & Fleas in Arizona

Ticks

Ticks

Ticks are both carriers and transmitters of many diseases, some of which can be very serious. They feed on the blood of a host, which can include reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and birds. Some can go years without feeding.

Ticks cannot run, hop, or fly. Instead, they climb onto an object like tall grass, weeds, fences, or sides of buildings, then wait for a host to pass by. In Arizona, adult ticks and fleas are most often found on the host’s ears, neck, and between their toes. Larvae and nymphs are commonly found on the long hair on the back of a dog.

Appearance and Life Cycle

Ticks are small and flat-like in appearance. Colors can vary from shades of red, brown, and black with patterns of white or lighter colors. When engorged, they can change color to gray-blue or olive.

Ticks lay as many as 10,000 eggs in cracks and crevices of roofs, kennels, or the ceiling of porches. Eggs will hatch weeks to months later.

Treatment

Ticks can carry serious diseases such as Lyme disease. Ticks are both carriers and transmitters of diseases. Thus, they can be harmful to your pets and your family. It’s important to get treatment soon if you think you may have ticks and fleas in Arizona.

At Evergreen, we have specialized methods to treat for ticks, so call us today to schedule an appointment.

Fleas

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Fleas feed on blood and need a host to survive. However, they can go for long periods without feeding. They are known to carry many diseases. They will be concentrated in areas where your pet rests, both inside and outside. Fleas can jump up to 7 or 8 inches high.

Appearance and Life Cycle

Fleas are small and wingless; they have flattened bodies and are covered in bristles. They are 1/12 to 1/6 inches in length and have six long powerful legs.

Females lay a few eggs each day until she lays 200–400 eggs. These eggs will hatch in 2 or 3 days.

Treatment

Ticks and fleas in Arizona are known to carry many diseases and can be harmful to your pets and your family. As a result, it’s important to get treatment soon if you think you may have a flea problem.

At Evergreen Pest & Termite, we have specialized methods to treat for fleas, so call us today to schedule an appointment.

Evergreen Pest & Termite

623-566-1455 | 19420 N. 59th Ave., Suite B249, Glendale, AZ 85308

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