The Problems Fleas & Ticks Can Cause On Your Livermore Property


Many things can be of detriment to your Livermore home or business. Natural disasters, trespassers, building aging, and more. One element people often forget about is the lawn. If it’s not cared for, people won’t visit your property. That could translate to monetary losses for entrepreneurs. Another potential problem is pests. An unkempt yard is an invitation to them. Sometimes they’ll show up even when all is neat, fleas and ticks don’t discriminate. 

Fleas and ticks are insects that drink the blood of humans and animals after biting them. This often leads to the transmission of disease. To make matters worse, these bugs often aren’t noticeable. Learn more about their risks and how to prevent them with Pro Active Pest Control. We offer residential and commercial support for fleas and ticks, rodents, bed bugs, and other creepy crawlers.

How Do Fleas & Ticks Function? What Are the Risks?

Fleas are pretty tiny, capping at about 0.09 of an inch long. They have silken reddish-brown bodies that are compact. Reaching heights is easy for them, even though they don’t have wings. Their jumping hind legs are what they rely on. When they get to your clothes or the coat of an animal, they’ll hang on tight until you go indoors. Then, they crawl or hop along to carpeting, furniture, or a pet area. If there isn’t a furry friend to feast on, fleas will resort to targeting a human or creature outside, case in point, pests such as squirrels and rodents. Parasitic bacterial diseases, typhus, and tapeworms are among the illnesses fleas spread. With their bites, allergic reactions and skin inflammation may occur. Key signs of infestation are:

  • Domestic animals that are always scratching themselves
  • Consistently having bumps on your body that are itchy and red 
  • Finding droppings that are peppery on rugs and pet beds 
  • Discovering flea eggs on animal belongings, furniture, and carpeting

Ticks are around 0.39 of an inch long. They can be even larger when they’re full of blood. While their shading varies, most have eight legs. Being on a human or pet is how they typically get inside homes and businesses. Several subspecies concentrate on wildlife, livestock, raccoons, or rodents. Just as many focus on cats and dogs. Ticks are linked to over 15 medical conditions, including the impactful Lyme disease.

What Can Be Done to Prevent Fleas & Ticks?

Fleas and ticks pose too much of a threat to take preventative protocols lightly. This is especially true with fleas, as they can procreate with a quickness. It’s not difficult for them to reproduce in human dwellings. Regarding ticks, they have a reputation for changing hosts frequently. To keep both away, do the following:  

  • Regularly trim grass and greenery and sit plants and flowers a few feet away.
  • Use gravel around your property’s perimeter, as opposed to soil. 
  • Discuss preventive treatments and options with your pet’s veterinarian.
  • Examine the fur of domestic animals and groom them often. 
  • Clean and vacuum carpeting routinely. 
  • Wear tall socks, boots, pants, and long-sleeved shirts when going to flea and tick-sensitive locations. Examples are watery, woody, and grassy spots.  

Call Pro Active Pest Control if you have critters fleas and ticks may use as hosts.

How Will Pro Active Pest Control Handle Fleas & Ticks?

We at Pro Active Pest Control have potent solutions designed to eliminate flea and tick populations. Our treatments are friendly to the environment and are safe. No humans, pets, or vegetation will be harmed. Our technicians are highly trained and certified by state industry entities. All of this is available at an affordable rate, with guarantees attached. When you call us today at Pro Active Pest Control you’ll be offered a free quote!