Biting insects like fleas and ticks are a hazard to your family and pets. Get rid of them with the help of a professional. Flea and tick control in Puerto Rico is one of the most widely-used services that we offer. We cover the Dominican Republic just as well, so if you have a flea or tick intruders on your property, do not hesitate to give us a call.
Fleas can infest humans, cats, dogs, other domestic animals, farm animals, and wildlife. Fleas can be present even in petless houses because a flea can jump about 15 cm vertically, and can easily stick to your clothing. Adult fleas can live without food for long periods of time. Some fleas can last up to several months without having a single bite. Fleas can be found nesting both indoors and outdoors.
The adult flea can bite humans. These bites can be distributed over the whole body of the person or concentrated in the lower legs depending on the species of flea. These nasty bugs transmit a number of diseases. In the Pacific coast, the human flea is often responsible for skin rashes or allergies. Book our flea and tick pest control specialist in Puerto Rico, and we will ensure that your home is cozy and pest free again.
Ticks are parasites that attach themselves onto human and animal hosts and rely on them for nutrients necessary for their survival. Ticks need to adhere to the victim for two hours or more before symptoms start showing. Symptoms include chills and fever, malaise with prostration, the ulcerated skin at the site of the bite, and softening and swelling of the lymph nodes. In addition, some ticks can cause paralysis when attached to the neck or base of the skull and feed for at least five to six days. Symptoms usually begin with paralysis of the limbs and progress to a lack of stability and loss of reflexes. If the tick is not removed, death can occur from respiratory failure. Children are particularly susceptible.
If the tick is removed, recovery is rapid and usually occurs within 24 to 72 hours. Removal of ticks by hand is dangerous because secretions from ticks can infect humans. Ticks can also transmit Tularemia and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever to their hosts.
Ticks’ larval and nymphal activity generally begins in late March and continues until mid-July. Nymphal activity prevails from June to early September. Adults become active in mid-April, peak in June, and decline by mid-September.
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