Flea & Tick Control

Flea & Tick Control

Flea Control

Diligent Lawn & Pest Control provides professional treatments for effective flea control in central and southern Florida. From the initial inspection of your home to the customized treatment plan for your particular situation, our fully-trained technicians work with you to answer your questions and solve your flea infestation.

There are some tell-tale signs that can indicate if you need flea control. Most commonly, if you’ve noticed that your pet is scratching its fur excessively, then you may have a flea problem. Typically, fleas cause discomfort for your pet as they bite and feed on your pet’s blood. You may have experienced some flea bites too since they will bite humans. Adult fleas can be seen on your pet’s skin. They are about 2.5mm in length and have a reddish-brown color. Moreover, they love to jump with their three sets of long legs.

Another indication of a flea infestation is the flea dirt that the adult fleas leave behind with their feces. This flea dirt gives the appearance of ground black pepper and can be seen in pet beds, carpets, sofas or other areas where your pet likes to lie down. In addition, flea eggs hatch near the flea dirt as the larvae eat the undigested blood found in the flea feces.

Treating a flea infestation requires more work than applying an over-the-counter method that only takes care of your pet. At Diligent Lawn & Pest Control, we’ll treat your home or office inside and out to ensure that you have complete flea control. If you do suspect a flea infestation, call us today for an initial consultation and a free quote for your commercial or residential property!

Tick Control

Ticks are a common pest found on Florida properties. They normally thrive in bushes and on long blades of grass. Ticks may be especially problematic for pets that spend a lot of time outdoors. However, they are also a threat for people who enjoy spending time outside in the garden or kids who play in the yard.

Health Risks Of Ticks

There are several types of ticks. One of the most serious diseases they carry is Lyme disease. Since it manifests itself in several different ways, Lyme disease sometimes goes untreated. When caught early, infection sites with visible redness, bumps or bruise-like appearances may be stopped. The brain, heart, nerves, joints and eyes may be affected in a variety of negative ways if Lyme disease goes untreated for a long period of time.

Ticks can also carry Human Granulocytic Erlichiosus. HGE is usually accompanied with flu-like symptoms such as headache, chills, muscle aches, fever and nausea. In some severe cases, respiratory or renal failure may occur and lead to death.

Identifying Tick Infestations

Most people realize that they have a tick infestation when these pests take up residence for a long-term meal on a family pet. Some people may also find ticks on themselves after gardening or doing yard work. If one tick is spotted, it is important to check pets and family members carefully. Ticks like spots where there are skin folds or areas covered with hair. If a tick is found, do not just pull it out directly. This leaves the head under the skin. Contact a medical professional for advice and to rule out any illnesses. After doing this, it is time to call a professional pest control company.

Tick Control And Removal Solutions

If there are trees, shrubs or any areas of thick grass on the property, it is a prime location for ticks. Professionals can identify areas where ticks exist or are more likely to flourish. Professionals have the most effective methods and substances for removing ticks and preventing future infestations. After removing ticks, it is important to use preventative methods to ensure there are no long-term problems.

When it comes to dealing with tick infestations, avoid home removal methods. There are plenty of sites on the Internet suggesting chemical cocktails and other dangerous removal methods that are ineffective and put family members or pets at risk. Since ticks come with serious health threats, only trust a professional for effective service.

Tick Control from Diligent

Diligent is a leading and experienced provider of tick control services in Central Florida and Southern Florida. Contact Diligent today for a free residential or commercial tick control quote.