Warm to high temperatures are ideal for flea reproduction and development. Flea control is therefore more difficult in warmer climates, where their entire reproductive cycle may be completed within two weeks. However, cold seasons do not deter flea reproduction and flea eggs are highly resilient to chemical treatment.
Upon hatching, flea larvae remain hidden within crevices and beneath carpeting. Vacuuming is on of the necessary steps in ridding the home of a portion of these eggs and larvae. Prior to using any chemical treatment, contact your local pest control professional.
Ticks found on pets or people require cautious and thorough removal. Ticks should be grasped behind the head by tweezers and pulled slowly away from the host’s skin. Crushing the tick may lead to the release of further dangerous fluids. It is important that the mouthparts be completely removed from the wound, as well. Infected areas should be thoroughly washed and medicated followed removal. In the event of illness resulting from a tick bite, seek medical attention immediately.