Professional Flea Treatment and Tick Prevention
Fleas are more than a nuisance. They can pose a prolific health risk to you, your pets, and your family. If your pet has fleas, visit Colonial Manor Animal Hospital in Homer Glen. Our veterinarians can provide tick and flea treatment so you can get the pests under control.
Fleas have a complicated life cycle that makes them especially hard to treat. Many pesticides will kill adult fleas but will leave flea eggs unharmed. Eventually, those eggs will hatch and your pet will suffer yet another flea infestation. Fortunately, our veterinary experts can help you kill off fleas at every stage of the life cycle.
Stopping Fleas and Ticks Prevents Diseases
Fleas can transmit many diseases, including:
- Bubonic plague- An extremely deadly disease that once killed off half of Europe’s population.
- Murine typhus- Both dogs and humans can contract this potentially fatal disease.
- Tularemia- A rare but deadly disease that’s also known as rabbit fever.
In most cases, these diseases only occur where rats are common as the rats first infect the fleas. Still, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Further, fleas can cause allergic reactions, including skin dermatitis, which can result in irritating rashes.
Ticks are also a serious concern and are difficult to remove and kill. There are many different types of ticks, with each one acting as a vector for different diseases, including:
- Lyme disease- A very serious disease that can cause severe complications in humans.
- Rocky Mountain spotted fever- Potentially fatal for dogs and humans alike.
Professional Tick and Flea Treatment
Flea control has come a long way over the years. In the past, killing fleas was very difficult, if not impossible. New insecticides and treatment methods, however, have made it easier to deal with fleas, ticks, and other pests. Unfortunately, it can still take months to eradicate a flea infestation. Meanwhile, ticks can be removed from your pets relatively easily.
With fleas, adulticides can be used to kill adult fleas. Many of these adulticides can be fed to your pet. When the flea feeds on your pet, the pesticide will kill them. Some pills will also kill larvae and prevent egg-laying. Flea collars often ward off fleas but won’t cure an infestation. Meanwhile, eggs must usually be treated with a thorough cleaning.
Our veterinary experts can advise you on the appropriate steps to kill off fleas and ticks and help you select the right pesticides and treatment methods.
Contact Colonial Manor Animal Hospital in Homer Glen for Tick and Flea Treatment
Our veterinarians can help you treat fleas, prevent tick bites, and otherwise get pests under control. Contact us today!