Summertime is here in Minneapolis and that means you need to be more aware of Fleas and Ticks. As many people believe you need to have a dog or cat in order to have fleas and ticks in your house. This is not true, although they often carry these two insects they are not the only ones that can! Fleas and ticks can easily grasp onto a person to gain entry to your house. They may also come inside on new carpeting or other items brought into the house. Fleas and ticks may carry diseases like Lyme disease, typhoid fever or tapeworms that can make humans and your pets very sick, that is why if you have an infestation you should give Eco Tech a call today!
Fleas are parasites that feed on the blood of any warm-blooded body. The most common species is the cat flea, which often feasts on cats, dogs and humans.Fleas transport themselves on rodents and other mammals. They infest both household pests and wild animals. Fleas use their powerful legs to jump as high as 8 inches vertically and 16 inches horizontally. Fleas usually remain on their warm-blooded hosts at all times. They can also be found on shoes, pant legs, or blankets, which can transfer the fleas to new environments.
They are often found amongst opossums, raccoons, and skunks in urban settings and as we know all these critters are common in Minneapolis.
Fleas are the most common transmitter of the rare Bubonic Plague. They also transmit the bacterial disease murine typhus to humans through infected rats. Their saliva can cause serious Flea Allergy Dermatitis in pets, and their debris has been reported to cause similar allergic reactions in humans. Fleas can also transfer tapeworms and cause anemia in pets. Flea bites commonly cause painful, itchy red bumps.
A few species of ticks may be common around buildings. The brown dog tick is the most common species that infests inside homes. Ticks are usually carried into homes & yards on dogs. Ticks transmit diseases such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, & tularemia.
Eco Tech is a Minnesota natural pest control service is a professional, family-owned pest control business. With over 50 years of combined experience in the business we are well aware of what pests are around Minnesota. We use all natural products to ensure you that your family and pets are not harmed. Our main goal is to keep you safe and that is what we are here to do! Give us a call today and we will help rid your Minneapolis home of fleas and ticks!