DATE POSTED: July 20, 2021
Fleas and ticks are both known as parasitical hitchhikers, meaning that they hop a free ride on the backs of say, your dogs and cats, and spread themselves into an infestation inside your home. If that sounds pretty daunting and creepy, it's because it is! Fleas are smaller, gnat-like flying insects, whereas ticks do not fly or jump. There are many species of ticks, but all ticks tend to crawl and…
DATE POSTED: June 30, 2021
Fleas are obnoxious pests to have to live in your home. This is because they bite which can leave itchy red welts on your skin. However, they aren’t just annoying; fleas can be dangerous, too.
DATE POSTED: April 20, 2021
Biting pests are frustrating obstacles to face in any Portland home, but dealing with the aftermath of dangerous illnesses, bloodborne diseases, and the spread of pathogens is easily the most dangerous after-effect of these blood-motivated insects.
DATE POSTED: February 10, 2021
When we think of fleas, some of us think of them as crawly critters that only bother our cats and dogs. A good scrub with a quality flea shampoo will fix the problem in no time, right? Unfortunately, that's not always the case. It can be difficult to rid our homes and our pets of bothersome fleas, and when left unchecked, fleas can cause some serious issues for you and the ones you love. Let's…
DATE POSTED: December 23, 2020
Portland citizens are a unique crowd. We take pride in our own twist on the East-coast lifestyle, and we blaze our own path. Everyone out here is just a little bit different, but one thing we do have in common is our love for animals. Maybe it’s all the outdoor scenery or the enjoyable climate that allows us to spend quality time with our pets, but a Portland home just doesn’t seem complete…
DATE POSTED: October 20, 2020
While fleas are most likely to become a problem for households with pets, even those who don’t have pets can get fleas. The key difference is that while fleas do bite humans they don’t hitch a ride on them. Ticks can and do latch onto both animals and humans.