Oxford MI Pest Control – EnviroTurf (844) 368-8873
Fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes are common threats that pack a big punch in the disease department. One bite from any of them can transmit a number of diseases to both humans and animals.
Flea infestations in your yard are just a stone’s throw away from being a flea infestation in your home. The most common diseases transmitted directly from fleas to people include:
- Bubonic Plague
- Murine Typhus
- Allergies (from flea saliva)
The American Dog tick, Lone Star tick, and Deer tick (Blacklegged tick) are the most common species of ticks. They are most active in the Midwest between April and September and prefer areas that are heavily woody, bushy, or contain tall grassy areas.
Ticks are carriers of a large list of diseases. If you ever find a tick on your skin or notice a tick bite, make sure to identify the tick and monitor for signs and symptoms of a medical emergency. Tick bites can usually be identified by their bullseye appearance on your skin.
The most common diseases transmitted from ticks include Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Most mosquitoes will plague your area from May-October in the Midwest. You may notice a rise in population due to damp or humid conditions, including excessive rainfall and flooding.
Mosquitoes carry hundreds of diseases and can transmit them to their prey in a single bite. Additionally, humans may have allergic reactions to bites that cause the area to get extremely itchy, red, and swollen. Some diseases transferred from mosquitoes include Zika virus, West Nile, and more.
For an experienced and trusted Oxford MI Pest Control service, call EnviroTurf at (844) 368-8873.