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Do Fleas Live on People?

Flea bites can be quite easy, and when you spot them on your pet, you may be worried about all of the work that you will need to do to get rid of the fleas. You may be worried about needing to clean and treat your pets and your home. The most common flea to affect your pets is the cat flea. If you have any flea bites, you may also be wondering if you need to treat yourself or your family for fleas.
While cat fleas do feed on humans, they do not live on them. After feeding they will jump off of you to look for a new victim. This means you do not need to worry about treating yourself or family members when you begin dealing with a flea infestation. Clearing up the infestation on your pets and in your home will solve the flea problem.
Treating Your Pets
The first step is treat your pets for fleas. You can give them a bath in flea shampoo and then use a flea comb to remove the rest of the fleas from their fur. This treatment will kill any adult fleas that are on your pets. In order to preven…

How Do I Keep Mosquitoes Out of My Home?

Mosquitoes can be an annoyance, and it is even worse when they get into your home. Before you realize it, you may have quite a few mosquito bites. Another issue is that mosquitoes can spread serious diseases like the Zika virus and West Nile virus. There are a few steps that you can take to prevent mosquitoes from getting in your home.
Treat Your Yard
One of the first things you can do is to treat your yard for mosquitoes. Applying a mosquito barrier spray around your yard will eliminate adult mosquitoes and stop new one from coming in. Understanding the life cycle of mosquitoes is essential in knowing that by applying larvicide to standing water you can stop any larvae from developing into adult mosquitoes. Mosquito Tek offers a summer plan that provides regular mosquito treatments, which should stop mosquitoes from getting into your yard.
Address Standing Water
Mosquitoes need standing water to breed. They can breed in just a capful of water. Working to eliminate any standing water arou…

What Ticks Are Most Dangerous in North Carolina?

Ticks are a nuisance and because of their small size and painless bite, you may not realize that you have been bitten until it is too late. Ticks need to be attached between 12 to 24 hours before they transmit a disease. This means that regular checks for ticks and removing them quickly can help protect you from diseases. Here is a list of the most dangerous ticks in North Carolina.
Dog Ticks
According to WRAL, the most dangerous tick is the dog tick. It is main carrier of Rocky Mountain spotted fever. This disease can cause a fever and achy muscles. A few days after onset, a spotted rash will appear on the ankles and wrists. It will continue to spread if not treated. Rocky Mountain spotted fever needs to be treated with antibiotics so if you have symptoms, you should seek medical attention. North Carolina often has the highest number of reported cases of Rocky Mountain spotted fever each year.
Blacklegged Ticks
Blacklegged ticks are another serious threat to residents of North Carolina. …

All About Lyme Disease

Lyme’s disease is one of the most well-known disease that is carried by ticks. It is spread by the blacklegged tick and it is most common in the states bordering the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean. According to the CDC Virginia is one of the 14 states where 95% of Lyme disease cases are reported. It is important to know the symptoms of Lyme disease so that you can seek treatment for the disease.
Symptoms of Lyme’s Disease

The first sign of Lyme disease is the bull’s eye rash that will appear on your body. It may be around the tick bite, but it can appear anywhere on your body a few days after the tick bite. It can take up to 30 days to appear and it only appears about 80 percent of the time. Other symptoms include fever, chills, tiredness, muscle aches, headache, joint pain and swollen lymph nodes. If you have these symptoms, and you know you were bitten by a tick, you should seek medical care.
Symptoms of Untreated Lyme Disease
Lyme disease will not clear up on its own, and the symp…

Mosquito Life Cycle

Mosquitoes are a resilient species that have been torturing people and other animals for as long as mankind has existed on the earth. Understanding the life cycle of a mosquito can help us understand how to prevent new mosquitoes from breeding and the best way to prevent them from developing into adults.
Eggs
Mosquitoes will lay their eggs in a wet area. This may be a swampy area or in water that has collected in pots, or even in soda bottle lids. The eggs may be laid individually, but they also laid in groups of up to 200 that float in the water connected to each other. The eggs will wait until the conditions are right to hatch. They can last through a mild winter or they may hatch with 48 hours if the conditions are right.
Larvae
The larvae live in the water. They will go through several stages of molting as larva. The mosquitoes need oxygen and will either breathe through tubes or live very close to the surface of the water. During this stage, they will feed on microorganisms. They nee…