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Flea & Tick Control in New Jersey

Protect Your Family from Disease with Help from Horizon Pest Control

Fleas and ticks are more than just a nuisance. An infestation can leave you vulnerable to diseases, such as lime disease. They can also threaten the health and well-being of your pets. Since 1970, Horizon Pest Control has provided residents in New Jersey and New York with top-quality, professional flea and tick extermination services. All of our technicians are highly trained and certified with the state. We are proud to bring both residential and commercial clients the best in extermination services.

Contact Horizon Pest Control at (888) 617-6133 for a free estimate on flea and tick extermination services in New Jersey.

Identifying a Flea or Tick Infestation

Found throughout the U.S., fleas are parasites that feed on the blood of the host, from dogs and cats to humans. They have pancake-shaped bodies and backward hairs on their legs that help them move through hair and grasp onto the host. Tan to reddish-brown, fleas reproduce quickly, which can lead to an infestation in your home, business, or yard. Fleas cannot fly, but they can jump remarkable distances. They often get tracked into the house by pets or on your shoes and clothing.

Like fleas, ticks are parasitic, as they feed on the blood of animals. There are many tick species, and most are grayish-white, brown, black, yellow, or reddish-brown. Similar to spiders, adult ticks have eight legs. They are small, flat, and ovular, but once they've eaten, they become engorged. Ticks tend to prefer wooded and bushy areas. However, like fleas, they can be tracked inside by pets and on your shoes and clothing.

Signs of a flea or tick infestation include:

  • Seeing a flea or a tick – where there’s one, there are more
  • Small, irritating bites on your legs or other parts of your body
  • Your pets are scratching more than usual
  • Dark specks on your pet’s fur or skin

Ticks & Lyme Disease

One of the most significant concerns about ticks is that they are known to carry diseases, and in particular, Lyme disease. When an infected tick bites a host, it can spread the bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi, that causes lime disease. The two types of ticks that most commonly spread Lyme disease in the U.S. are the blacklegged tick (which is what we have here in New Jersey and New York) and the western blacklegged tick. Ticks are most active during the spring and summer months, and this is when you're most likely to be bitten.

To help prevent a tick infestation, you should:

  • When hiking or camping, avoid going off-trail or into heavily wooded areas where ticks like to live
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and tuck your pants into your socks when working outdoors during tick season
  • Wear lighter colored clothes so that ticks are more easily spotted
  • Inspect your pets before bringing them inside
  • Use insect repellents to discourage ticks from hitching a ride

If you see ticks in your yard, on your pet or yourself, you should schedule a pest inspection right away to ensure that the problem is handled quickly and effectively.

Schedule Seasonal Pest Control to Prevent Fleas and Ticks

Both fleas and ticks are more common in the spring and summer months. You can get ahead of them by scheduling routine, seasonal pest control visits. In addition to dealing with any immediate infestation, our New Jersey flea and tick control services help break the breeding cycle and prevent future infestations. By joining our Home Guard Program, you receive four seasonally appropriate services and covers 40 common household pests, including fleas and ticks.

If you are tired of struggling with fleas and ticks, call our flea and tick extermination team in New Jersey at (888) 617-6133.

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