Reno Flea and Tick Control
Eliminating Fleas and Tick Infestations in Reno Homes and Yards
Fleas and ticks are ectoparasites, meaning they siphon blood from the outside of their hosts’ bodies. They are nasty pests that frequently hitch rides on warm-blooded animals, usually pets, who facilitate an invasion into a home. Because both flea and tick bites can cause serious diseases, you should never wait to address a possible infestation.
Bold Servicing is a family-owned-and-operated pest control company that is committed to helping you fight unwanted guests in your home, including ectoparasites like fleas and ticks. Our qualified, hardworking professionals tailor our Reno flea and tick control solutions to your specific needs and situation, working with you to develop an eco-friendly approach that safely removes the pests from your property as efficiently as possible. No matter the scale of the problem, we have the tools, knowledge, and resources needed to combat infestations and keep your home pest-free.
Are Fleas or Ticks Dangerous in Reno?
Fleas and ticks are both extremely small pests that cannot sting you like a wasp, but they can spread serious diseases to you and your pets. Fleas and ticks spread these diseases through bites. After biting an infected animal, for example, they may find their way to a human host, where they transfer the disease when feeding.
In Nevada, ticks are known for spreading many types of diseases, including:
- Colorado tick fever
- Lyme disease
- Relapsed fever
- Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF)
Fleas in Nevada may transmit:
- Bubonic plague
- Murine typhus
Fleas and ticks can also infect people and pets alike with parasitic tapeworms, and many are allergic to flea saliva. Even if no diseases are transmitted, hundreds of flea and tick bites are extremely unpleasant, even if no rash or secondary infection develops.
When you discover a flea or tick present on yourself or a pet, you should watch for symptoms over the next 30 days. Testing for diseases early on will likely produce unreliable results, so hold off on seeing a doctor or veterinarian unless symptoms appear.
Because fleas in particular can spread and reproduce rapidly, you should not wait to seek professional assistance when you learn of their presence. Our Reno flea and tick control solutions use advanced treatments designed to eliminate these pests swiftly and safely.
Fleas and ticks live outside, typically in areas with tall grass and vegetation, but they can access the indoor areas of your home through one of several methods. Though fleas and ticks are capable of moving independently and may seek refuge in a warm home, they are more likely to find their way into your house by hitching a ride on a host.
We often think of dogs and cats as possible carriers for these pests, and it is true that many flea and tick infestations start with a flea or tick jumping or climbing onto a pet that is spending time outdoors. When the dog or cat returns inside, the tick or flea either remains on its host or escapes to other hosts or surfaces, such as carpets and furniture.
Fleas and ticks may also get into your home through infested clothing, shoes, or furniture. They can also be carried inside by other pests, including rodents.
Where Will I Find Fleas or Ticks in My Reno Home or Yard?
When living outside, fleas and ticks prefer shady and moist areas. This can quickly be an issue if your pet prefers staying out of the sun, as they are more likely to rest in close proximity to pests waiting for a host. In addition, you are more likely to find fleas or ticks in areas of yards that are overwatered or have poor drainage. Other wildlife, such as squirrels, may introduce fleas and ticks to your yard in the first place.
If you think your pet may be carrying ticks or fleas, carefully check the fur around their head, neck, and hindquarters. You are looking for fur loss, red spots, or small, pepper-like dots. If you find fleas or ticks on your dog or cat, there is a good chance there may already be an infestation spreading in your home.
If you are concerned there may be fleas or ticks in your home, you should check:
- Your bedding
- Pet beds
- Upholstered furniture
- Cracks or gaps in hardwood floors
How Can I Get Rid of Fleas and Ticks in My Reno Home or Yard?
Even with these tips, spotting ticks and fleas is not easy, especially if you have never encountered them before. When you partner with our qualified professionals at Bold Servicing, you benefit from our experience, knowledge, and drive. We are prepared to exhaustively examine your home and yard to locate flea and tick activity before using advanced, pet-safe treatments to eliminate these pests. Our team recognizes no two infestation scenarios are the same, which is why we will work closely with you to ensure our approach fits your and your property’s needs.
We get it done right the first time. When our work is done, you can rest easy knowing your home is free of intruders and back in your control.
How Can I Keep Fleas and Ticks Out of My Home and Yard in the Future?
Once your home has been cleared of fleas and ticks, you may be understandably concerned about how you can keep them from coming back, especially if you have dogs or cats who spend a significant amount of time outside. Fortunately, there are several measures you can take to reduce the odds of fleas or ticks reappearing.
To keep fleas and ticks away from your yard and home, you should:
- Mow your lawn regularly, keeping grass short
- Trim dense vegetation, shrubby, and weeds
- Minimize sources of shade to allow more sunlight to blanket your yard
- Remove elements that may be attracting carriers to your yard
- Keep tight lids on trashcans and do not leave exposed food outside
- Patch and seal any gaps or holes that may allow flea-or-tick-carrying rodents to enter your home
- Discuss a flea and tick control program for your pet with your veterinarian
- Monitor your pet for signs of fleas or ticks so that you can remove any pests before an infestation begins