How to Get Rid of Fleas or Ticks

The thought of fleas in your home is enough to make most people’s skin crawl. Pets can pick up fleas from other animals or places and give them a ride home. Once they are in your home or business premises, you’ll want to get rid of them fast.

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1. Identify Your Pest

Fleas and ticks are probably one of the most feared biting pests by many cat and dog lovers, pet owners could get truly paranoid with these! The thought of fleas in your home is enough to make most people’s skin crawl. Pets can pick up fleas from other animals or places and give them a ride home. Once they are in your home or business premises, you’ll want to get rid of them fast.

Flea jumps, tick crawls. Flea has 6 legs whereas tick has 8 legs. If you could not differentiate between these two, they are the main differences you could look out for.

Common flea hosts include dog and cat, while common tick hosts include dog, cat, bird, snake, rodent and human. Many people would want to get rid of fleas and ticks in a home or work environment as they live by feeding on blood.

Besides causing nuisance to your living space, a flea or tick infestation compromise the health and safety of your family and darling pets.

Do you ever notice that your cat or dog scratches itself so hard that red patches form on the skin? This could be one of the warning signs that your pet has fleas or ticks. Knowing the signs of fleas and ticks is important to identify an infestation before it gets worse. Ticks lay thousands of eggs at one time and their lifespan could go up to 3 years!

2. Choose Your Method

How to get rid of fleas and ticks? When it comes to getting rid of fleas and ticks, you have two basic options: DIY or hire a professional.

The DIY option requires the purchase and correct use of a flea and tick spray in every possible corner of the infested place. Next, you will have to examine your pet, identify areas it has been bitten and bring them to a professional vet for treatment. Remove the pet's bedding, carpet or rug as these are possible hiding places for fleas and ticks.

The professional option requires you to find your local pest control company in Indonesia to get rid of the problem for you.

DIY Flea and Tick Control Options

Tips on Getting Rid of Fleas and Ticks

There are several things you can do to get rid of fleas or ticks if you catch the problem early enough. Here’s our to-do list to get rid of fleas:\

  1. Before you do anything else, vacuum carpets, furnishings, cracks in the floorboards and upholstered furniture thoroughly. This will not only get rid of adult fleas, but also their eggs and larvae. The larvae feed on adult flea faeces and other organic matter, which collects in things like carpets and rugs. Removing this source of food is an important step.
  2. Empty your vacuum cleaner very carefully away from the house because the fleas will still be alive.
  3. Groom your pets regularly with a flea comb and wash their beds every week (ideally at 60°c or above).
  4. If your pet is scratching or biting its fur you should talk to your vet. They can recommend the best flea/tick sprays or powders to use to treat your pet.
  5. Put on tick repellent collars on your pets as an additional protection for your pet against ticks.

While DIY flea control is able to give you some form of assurances by thorough checking and spraying, there are limitations for effective control as you may miss out a crucial hiding hotspot altogether. The best flea and tick control effort is enhanced with professional experts in pest control to provide sound advices and carry out safe treatment to put an infestation under control.

Benefits of a Professional Flea and Tick Control

How to Get Rid of Fleas and Ticks in Your Home and in Your Business

If a flea or tick infestation become worse, you and your family risk getting bitten and these biting pests besides becoming a nuisance, are a health and safety risk as well. Especially for pets at home, your dog or cat risk health complications such as inflammation from severe skin itch. In some cases, the condition may escalate to cause harm to the pet's health.

Flea is capable of spreading diseases like Bartonellosis and Tapeworm. Tick causes diseases such as Lyme disease and Rocky mountain spotted fever.

Professional pest control services carry out the the treatment of- Spraying and/ or misting around the premise skirtings and affected areas.

A professional pest control solution is able to to better control the infestation situation, there are hidden spots and areas which are difficult to reach and treat using DIY solutions. Pest control services in Indonesia give adequate coverage and assurance for a peace of mind with technical expertise in dealing with fleas and ticks.

How To Choose your Pest Control Professional

To find the right professional pest control company, you need to ensure the entire organization, as well as the pest control technicians are able to fulfill key criteria.

You should expect the same level of competence and duty of care as provided by any other professional service provider.

A good pest partner should be able to anticipate and answer all your health and safety concerns. Services and treatments should be tailored to suit your needs as much as possible.

Crucially a professional should also respect your home, property or business site and operate with the greatest care and attention. He or she should be able to voice any challenges or restrictions right from the start. Equally, as a customer, you should always feel able to voice any concerns and ask as many questions as you need to.

Key criteria for Selection:

  1. Certifications - licenses and certifications will demonstrate that your treatments are carried out to the highest industry standard practices.
  2. Affiliated associations - membership of recognized industry associations such as the Association of Indonesian Pest Control Company will ensure your services are provided by a trained, insured and trusted company, which has to comply with strict membership criteria.
  3. Personal recommendations - even today, word-of-mouth and personal recommendations can be more powerful than a company’s own word. Speak to neighbors, peers, friends or family to find out about customer satisfaction.
  4. Transparency - complete honesty and transparency early-on regarding the cost, level and duration of treatment required will help you see if the company is reliable.
  5. Expertise & experience - a well established, recognized company can offer a peace of mind in the services provided and its relationship with customers.

Why Use Rentokil

With Rentokil Pest Control, you can be assured of complete pest protection.

Our focus on control solutions will ensure complete removal of your pest problem. At the same time, our approach to pest protection will help your home or business remain pest-free long-term.

With over 45 years of experience serving pest control customers, our expertise in the industry should reassure you of the quality of our service and our expertly trained pest control technicians.

  • We tailor our products to target pests by species.
  • We customize our solutions based on the uniqueness of your home, building or business premises - recognizing that every pest problem is different.
  • We use advanced solutions approved by industry governing bodies - helping to ensure reliability and success.
  • Our large network of entomologists and field biologists support the services and products used by our technicians on-site.

3. Take Action

Contact Rentokil today to get rid of your flea and tick problem and eliminate any stress or pest concerns you have in your home or business.

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