Knoxville Lawn, Flea & Tick Control Services
Pest-Ops, LLC Helps You Protect Your Home, Family & Pets from Pests
Fleas and ticks are some of the most common pests found in your yard. Every spring, pet owners prepare themselves to deal with fleas and ticks. These small insects are more than just a nuisance. They can carry diseases and can be dangerous to your pets. Additionally, if your pets carry these insects inside, they can become a problem for you, too. Both fleas and ticks are known to bite humans and can cause a range of serious reactions. Be proactive and protect yourself from an infestation by scheduling a lawn treatment with our Knoxville flea and tick control specialists.
Are Your Pets Plagued by Fleas & Ticks?
Fleas and ticks live in grassy and heavily wooded areas. Though you are more likely to encounter them in the deep woods, they are known to inhabit residential gardens. Because of their size and behaviors, dogs and cats are more likely to pick up fleas or ticks than humans, especially if they spend a lot of time outside. Fleas and ticks can be particularly dangerous to your pets. In addition to flea allergies, just like people, dogs and cats can contract diseases, like Lyme disease, from ticks.
During flea and tick season, you should:
- Inspect your pets regularly for them, especially after hikes, walks, or playdates with other dogs
- Pay attention to excessive scratching, licking, or restlessness in your pets
- Avoid taking your pets through tall grasses
- Routinely wash pet beds, toys, and blankets your pets use
- Regularly bathe pets, especially if they spend a lot of time outside
While keeping your lawn mowed and your yard from becoming overgrown can help reduce the chances of a flea and tick infestation, this does not mean these insects can’t come into your yard. Often other animals bring fleas and ticks onto your property. It is important to remain vigilant against them.
Fleas & Ticks in Your Home
It is not uncommon to find fleas and ticks inside your home. This is especially the case if you have pets or if you spend a lot of time hiking or camping. Both fleas and ticks feed on the blood of mammals. While it is easier for them to live on a pet than a person, this doesn’t mean that they won’t bite you given the opportunity.
The summer months are particularly bad when it comes to ticks. Ticks are known carriers of Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. They can also carry Southern-Tick Associated Rash Illness (STARI). To avoid these diseases, you should do your best to avoid ticks.
To combat ticks, you should:
- Avoid heavily wooded areas, tall brush, and overgrown areas
- Stay on trails when hiking or camping
- Wear light-colored clothing to make them easier to spot
- Wear tick repellents with DEET on both your clothing and exposed skin
- Check yourself thoroughly for them, especially after having been in areas known to have ticks
Ticks are most common to the Northeastern US and the upper mid-west. However, they are prevalent across the US, and we deal with them every year in Knoxville. When it comes to dealing with fleas and ticks, it is always recommended that you take a proactive approach.
Schedule a Lawn Treatment Today
One of the best ways you can prevent a flea or tick infestation is to schedule seasonal lawn treatments. These pest control treatments are applied to your lawn and the perimeter of your home, killing pests and preventing them from coming into your home. Our Knoxville flea and tick control experts can inspect your property and provide you with the pest control solutions you need to stop fleas and ticks in their tracks. If you suspect you already have a flea or tick problem, we can help with that too. Pest-Ops, LLC has the skill and experience needed to get the job done.
We offer Knoxville customers free pest control estimates, and when you bundle your services, you save money. In addition to flea and tick treatments, we can also treat for mosquitoes, another pest that is dangerous to pets and people alike. Add a mosquito treatment to your pest control visit for just $40!