Flea/Tick/Nuisance lawn Insect control
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Fleas are blood-sucking insects that feed on humans, dogs, cats, and other animals. They are parasites that live on the exterior of their blood host. Fleas are small, wingless insects with a tough body. The adult flea varies from about 0.1 to 1 cm (0.039 to 0.39 inch) in length and feeds exclusively on the blood of mammals and birds. With about 2,000 species and subspecies known, the order is still a small one compared with many other groups of insects. The species of flea most often found in homes is the cat flea. Cat flea occurs on both cats and dogs and will bite humans. Adult fleas are not only a nuisance to humans and their pets, but can cause medical problems by constant scratching of the bite site and the allergens they create.
Ticks are arachnids; meaning they are related to spiders, mites and scorpions. They attach themselves to animals and humans and feed on their blood. Ticks live in the woods, fields and brushy areas. They drop onto animals and people from the tips of grass and shrubs. Ticks can attach to any part of the body. It is important to check yourself and your pets if you have recently been in a tick’s environment. The most common ticks in Oklahoma are the black- legged (Deer Tick), which is a carrier of Lyme Disease and the dog tick, carrier of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. The dog tick is smaller than a black-legged tick.
Not all ticks carry disease. It is important to note that certain ones that can. These diseases can be life threatening; so seek veterinary care if your pet contracts any of them. If bitten, ticks should be removed from skin promptly to minimize the amount of disease transmitted. Using tweezers, grasp the tick close to the skin and pull gently. Never remove ticks with your bare hand.
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