Your yard is the perfect home of Ticks & Fleas.

fleas and ticksThey’re small, they jump, they bite, and they are really some of the most irritating of pests for humans and pets…Ticks & Fleas. As spring settles in everything starts to grow and blossom from the trees and the flowers to the ticks and the fleas, which means it is time to think about pest yard maintenance.

What is the difference between ticks and fleas?

Ticks are arachnids (have 8 legs) and are closely related to spiders. Ticks are larger than fleas, measuring 1/8” to 1/4” in length. During each stage of their lifecycle, which can last anywhere between 3 weeks and 3 years, they move from host to host. Female ticks fall off of their host after feeding, lay thousands of eggs, then die. Then, the circle of life begins for the next generation.

Fleas, on the other hand, measure approximately 1/16” to 1/8” in length. Unlike ticks, fleas infest their hosts and hang on until they die. Fleas lay their eggs on their hosts after they’ve finished feeding, laying between 20 to 40 eggs over a period of several weeks before dying. The eggs piggyback on their hosts, hidden in the warmth of their coats. When the animal sheds, the eggs thrive where they land and can even hatch in your home.

How do I get rid of the Ticks & Fleas

Ticks and Fleas populations can be reduced by hiring a professional to inspect your home and yard. Terminix will come to your home for a no-obligation consultation. Our trained technicians will rid your home and yard of all pests. Our mission is to provide total customer satisfaction by providing tailored services to meet individual client’s needs. Call us at the Southshore: 504-834-7330, Northshore:(985) 643-6542, River Parishes: (985) 652-7378.