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Fleas, tiny wingless insects, feed on the blood of mammals, while ticks, an arachnid, attach themselves to hosts for feeding. Both can transmit diseases, emphasizing the importance of effective control measures. Prevention involves regular grooming and hygiene for pets, thorough cleaning of living spaces, and outdoor maintenance. Greenstone Pest Pros offer pest control services that involve assessing, treating, and preventing infestations, ensuring a pest-free and healthy environment for your family and pets. Understanding the habits and life cycles of fleas and ticks is key to implementing proactive measures and fortifying your home against these persistent pests.

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Flee/Tick Varieties


Fleas are small, wingless blood-sucking parasites that live on the exterior of their host. They usually enter structures attached to pets and can quickly find refuge in homes. Flea larvae do not like the light, so carpets, bedding, pet beds, and upholstered furniture make cozy homes for fleas, flea eggs, and flea larvae. Fleas are annoying to people and pets, especially during spring and early summer when their numbers tend to increase dramatically.


Ticks crawl onto tall grass and shrubs, waiting for a host, such as your pet, to pass by. They can endure up to a year without feeding. Dogs are most likely to pick up ticks while walking in the woods or high grass from spring through fall. Outdoor cats can also acquire ticks in the same way. Ticks are more common in warm climates and certain wooded areas of the Northeast. They can transmit various diseases, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and ehrlichiosis. It is important to check your pets and yourself for ticks after spending time outdoors.