Ticks are external parasites living by sucking on the blood of mammals, birds, and sometimes reptiles. By consuming on the blood they can get larger and grow to a size to where you can see them better. Once they’ve gotten big enough they eventually move on to another host. Ticks can carry a number of diseases, most importantly Lyme disease and encephalitis.
Of the many different tick species found throughout the world, only a select few bite and transmit disease to humans. Ticks climb to the ends of leaves or branches and attach to hosts that brush against them. They can be found in many areas. Woods, bushes, grass, under leaves or around woodpiles and walls where mice and other small mammals live.
In case of a tick bite, remove it as soon as possible – the sooner the better. Do this without pushing the tick’s torso. If the tick is feeding for less than 24 hours, the likelihood of being infected with the bacteria Borrelia (which is the predominant causative agent of Lyme disease) is significantly reduced.
Fleas are tiny, bloodthirsty parasites. Extremely fast-growing animals that can trigger a strong allergic reaction, which is called flea allergy. There are many different variations of fleas. Dog and feline fleas can actually bite humans too, spreading various infectious diseases. These stinging tend to be those itchy red dots around the ankles and legs of humans, while pets give a serious scratch to the potential presence of unwanted parasites. Adult fleas feed on blood. The larvae live in the nest of the host animal, feeding on dust and organic debris. Getting rid of them can be an extremely difficult and lengthy process since fleas and their larvae can live for weeks without feeding. Using TICKLESS Pet reduces the chances of the pet bring these parasites back home, while TICKLESS Home provides full protection at all times.
But the best solution is always prevention: use TICKLESS to prevent ticks and fleas from biting you – or your loved ones.