Did you know that you don’t have to be a pet owner to get fleas and ticks in your home? Many people believe you must have a cat or dog in order for your home to be infested by these biting pests but that’s not the case. Fleas and ticks can just as easily “hitch a ride” on people and their belongings to gain entry to your house. Unfortunately, these pests may also be carried in on mice and other rodents that have found a way inside your home. Because fleas and ticks have the potential to introduce disease and parasites like tapeworm that can make people and pets very sick, professional flea and tick control is recommended. At Innovative Pest Control, we offer effective flea and tick control in Tyler, Texas and for other communities in East Texas.
Indoor & Outdoor Flea Control
Flea bites are annoying but they can also cause discomfort and illness. Let Innovative put a stop to the biting with effective flea control that is focused both indoors and outdoors. In order to break the lifecycle of fleas, a licensed and certified pest control technician from Innovative will inspect, and then treat your house and yard during our initial service visit. Two weeks later, we’ll send a technician back out to re-treat.
For optimal results, your cooperation is necessary. Prior to treatment, please clear clutter and debris from infested areas. Also, please mow your lawn and make sure wheelbarrows, plant pots and other items and debris are removed before we service.
Following our visit, please vacuum your house daily for two weeks in order to remove flea eggs. Vacuuming has also been shown to reduce a flea population by 30% all by itself. Fleas also respond to the vibrations and it will help stimulate them into moving into the treated areas. You might consider buying a large flea collar, cutting it into three sections and putting one section in your vacuum bag. That way, you don’t have to empty your bag every time you vacuum. When vacuuming, please pay particular attention to all areas where pets hang out including favorite chairs, beds, and nap spots, etc.
Treating your pet(s) is a must if you don’t want them to continuously introduce fleas into your home. Talk to your vet about a flea treatment program for your pet(s).
East Texas Tick Control Solutions
The blacklegged tick, also known as the deer tick, is thought to be the principal vector of Lyme disease in Texas according to Texas A&M and unfortunately are problem here in East Texas. Other ticks that infest yards and homes in our area include the brown dog tick, the American dog tick, and the Lone Star tick. They are also carriers of Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia. If you’ve discovered ticks on your property, let Innovative Pest Control treat your yard. One of our pest control technicians will focus treatment outside around tree trunks, wooded areas, and other spots where ticks are likely to be found.
Because wild animals are often the hosts that bring ticks onto your property, there is no way to completely eliminate ticks. We always recommend making your property less attractive to wild animals and to remove potential harborages for ticks. That includes trimming overgrown areas and mowing your lawn regularly.
Don’t Let Fleas & Ticks Take Over Your Property!
You should be able to enjoy your yard without worrying about your family’s health. Request service today and Innovative Pest Control will help you reduce the populations of fleas and ticks around your home. Serving, Tyler, Mineola, and East Texas, our locally owned and family operated pest control company is ready to help you bite back against fleas and ticks!
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