Ticks vary in color by species. Adult ticks are smaller than a sunflower seed (1/8- to S/8-inch long if engorged with blood), while nymphal (or immature) ticks are less than 1/16-inch. Common problem ticks include the American dog tick, deer or black legged tick and lone star tick. Often found near wooded and highly vegetated areas. Some species require moisture to survive. All females and males of most species feed on blood of mammals, birds and reptiles. According to health officials, over 75 of reported cases of Lyme disease are contracted from a tick encountered on an individual’s property.


Adult fleas are about 1/8″ long. Their body is laterally flattened and is brownish black to black. They have a reddish back when they are full of blood. They have no wings and hop when they move. Adult fleas feed on blood with their piercing-sucking mouthparts. They typically seek a blood meal within two days of becoming an adult. Cat and dog fleas, which are the most common, prefer these two animals but will readily feed on other animals such as rats and even humans.


They typically have a slender segmented body, wings, three pairs of long legs, antennae, and an elongated mouth-part. Mosquitoes lay their eggs on the water surface and feed on aquatic algae and organic material. The saliva from a bite can cause itching, a rash, and some species of mosquitoes can transmit diseases. It is best to have them included into your routine pest control program to make sure you and your family are protected.

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