Navigating Fleas and Ticks in Georgia

Georgia residents and visitors love to explore the great outdoors. However, with the beauty of nature comes the possible encounter of unwanted pests like fleas and ticks. Fleas and ticks thrive in warm and humid environments, making Georgia an ideal breeding ground. These tiny creatures can cause health risks to humans and pets, making it vital to understand their habits, prevention methods and effective control measures. 

Understanding Fleas and Ticks

The Problems of Fleas

Fleas are known for their jumping ability, and they can quickly infest homes and yards, causing itchy bites and discomfort. These insects can be a pest for both humans and pets. Fleas are not only capable of infesting homes but can also thrive in outdoor environments like your lawns and gardens. Contact AgroPro today to protect your lawn, family members, and pets from fleas. 

The Threats of Ticks

Ticks latch onto hosts to feed on blood, potentially transmitting diseases like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. These pests are often found in wooden areas and tall grasses. They can attach themselves to humans and animals, causing potential health risks. Check out this guide for more information on how to avoid tick bites. AgroPro can work to reduce ticks in your lawn over time to keep your family and pets safe, contact us today. 

Prevention Strategies & Effective Control Measures

Maintain Lawn: Keeping your lawn well maintained can reduce ticks and flea habitats. Regular mowing, removing leaf litter, and trimming shrubs create a less appealing environment for these pests.

Create Barrier Zones: Consider creating a barrier zone using gravel or wood chips between your lawn and wooden areas. Ticks are less likely to travel to these areas.

Pet Care: Regularly groom and inspect you pets for fleas and ticks after outdoor activities. Consult your veterinarian for preventative treatments or collars.

Clothing and Repellents: When heading outdoors wear long-sleeved clothing and use insect repellents to scare ticks and fleas.

Tick Checks: After spending time outdoors, perform thorough tick checks on yourself, your family members, and pets. Ticks often attach in hidden areas like the scalp, behind the ears, and under clothing.

While Georgia's natural beauty remains unbeatable, taking precautions against fleas and ticks is important for safe and enjoyable outdoor experiences. By understanding the habits of these pests, preventative strategies and seeking professional assistance, you can create a haven that is both inviting and pest free. 

If you're looking to protect your family and pets from insects, AgroPro's lawn care specialists offer continual inspection. We will notify you of irregular insect activity and make recommendations for treatment when required. Contact AgroPro today to learn more about our approach to insect control

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