Flea and Tick Control

Stop Battling With Fleas and Ticks

Fleas & Ticks are objectively disgusting creatures. Aside from the repulsive idea of a small insect living on your body and feeding on your blood, they are known to transmit serious diseases, such as Lyme disease and Murine typhus. These pests can be a threat to the health of you, your family, and your pets.

Treating fleas and ticks through shampoos and collars does nothing to eliminate the problem’s source and only provides a temporary solution. To truly free your family and pets from the annoyance of fleas and ticks, you need to invest in an ongoing flea and tick control program, and LawnRx has just the solution.

Take Charge of Your Latrobe Area Lawn With LawnRx's Effective Flea and Tick Control

We offer a four-step program starting in April, with each application lasting eight weeks. Our certified technicians target the areas where fleas and ticks reside, such as cool, shaded areas, including tall grass, thick brush, and leaf litter. We then apply a flea and tick prevention spray that kills these pests quickly and efficiently. Within a few hours, once the application has dried, you, your family, and pets are once again able to enjoy your backyard to its fullest extent. With LawnRx’s Flea and Tick Control, you can have a lawn free of fleas and ticks all season long.

The Importance of Flea and Tick Control

Fleas

Fleas are the most common parasitic animal to torture and annoy your beloved best friend. They are wingless insects that feed on blood, jump up to two feet high, and thrive in warm, humid environments.

Why Fleas Are So Problematic

  • Flea infestations can quickly get out of control because a female flea can produce up to 2,000 eggs in one lifetime.
  • As an adult, fleas spend most of their lives laying eggs within the fur of your furry pets.
  • These eggs drop out of your pet’s fur and inside of your home, burying in your rug, upholstery, bedding, and furniture. Once hatched, the new fleas will seek out a living host.
  • Fleas can consume 15 times their body weight in blood, which can cause anemia or significant blood loss for small or young pets.
  • Some pets can develop severe allergic reactions to flea saliva called Flea Allergy Dermatitis. This can cause itching that may last long after the fleas are gone.
  • Fleas are responsible for transmitting the dog tapeworm, Dipylidium Caninum, to dogs, cats, and even humans.
  • Fleas can carry murine typhus

Ticks

Ticks can carry harmful diseases to humans and pets, such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Ticks hang out in grass, shrubs, bushes, and trees, waiting to catch a ride on the nearest warm body, be it human or pet.

Why Are Ticks So Problematic?
When a tick latches on, it spits out a local anesthetic so the victim doesn’t feel it. This makes it hard to know if you or your pet have been bitten. Once a tick attaches to your pet, it can feast for up to five days. Ticks carry harmful diseases for both you and your beloved Fido.

Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in the United States. It has become more prevalent over the years here in the Latrobe area, and yes, it can affect both humans and dogs. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2018, more cases of Lyme disease were confirmed in the state of Pennsylvania than in any other state.

Lyme Disease In Humans
In humans, symptoms of Lyme disease often mimic the flu. The bacteria that cause it can attack your major organs, including your heart, liver, and lungs. If left untreated, Lyme disease can lead to problems with your brain and nervous system, heart issues, and cause memory or brain fog.

Lyme Disease In Pets
In dogs, symptoms include fever, loss of appetite, reduced energy, lameness, generalized stiffness, discomfort or pain, and swelling of joints. If left untreated, symptoms can progress to kidney failure, and serious cardiac and neurological effects can occur.

Lyme disease is seen much more frequently in dogs than in our fearless felines. However, it is possible and can affect their kidneys, joints, and nervous system. A more prevalent disease that shows up in cats is Q fever. If a cat contracts this disease, it may begin to show high fever, anorexia, and occasional seizures.

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Fortunately, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is no longer common here in the U.S. and is treatable, but only if treated within five days of symptom onset. If left untreated, there is a rapid increase in the chances of severe complications or death.

Other tick carrying diseases that can harm humans and our beloved dogs and cats include:

  • Ehrlichiosis
  • Anaplasmosis
  • Babesiosis
  • Bartonellosis
  • Hepatozoonosis
  • Cat Scratch Fever 
  • General irritation that makes you, your dog, or cat uncomfortable

Get the Prescription That Will Maintain Your Family's Safety

At LawnRx, we have the prescription you need to gain the ultimate control over your outdoor space. Our Flea and Tick Control will make sure that your home and lawn stay flea and tick-free, ensuring your family’s safety against annoying bites and flea and tick-related diseases.

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