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Talking About Pest Control

Itchy, Itchy, Scratchy, Scratchy: Biting Pests That Bother Your Entire Family (Including Pets!) And How To Eliminate Them

Carlos Douglas

If the thought of fleas, mosquitoes, ticks and lice make you grab the nearest back scratcher and begin scratching like crazy, that is a perfectly normal psychosomatic response. You know how much these pests bother you, your family and even the family pets. The minute you find out that they have invaded your home and yard, you probably want to eliminate these pests. Here is how you can make the itchy, scratchy nightmare of lice, fleas, ticks and mosquitoes go away.

Step 1: Keep Your Grass Short and Sweet

Ticks, fleas and mosquitoes especially like tall grass. It gives them a place to hide out, drop onto or attach to any furry animal passing by, and or find a cool, moist place to congregate during the hot summer days. Lice are ground creatures as well, and while they do not care if your grass is tall or short, they may follow after some of these other pests looking for the same blood meal. Leave no high weeds or tall grass around, and you can diminish the numbers of these pests that you either have or the numbers you could have had.

Step 2: Hire Pest Control Services to Spray Your Entire Home, the Yard, and Even the Pets' Beds

They say "leave no stone unturned" when you are looking to find something or to destroy it, but in this case it would be "leave no pet bed unturned" instead. Pest control should spray every nook and cranny, every square inch of carpet, every section of siding, every square foot of yard and every pet bed (including underneath it). That way, pest control experts will kill every pest you have in your home and out, and every larva and pupa of these biting pests will die along with the adults. You may need a repeat application for some pests, but the first sweep usually kills most of the nasty little things.

Step 3: Feed Your Pets Their Pest Control Medicines

If you are consistent with your pets' pest control medicines, then your pets cannot pick up or bring into the house any fleas, ticks, mosquitoes or even lice. While lice generally do not feed on pets, they may still cling to an animal's fur because it is a transmission route into an area where they can get a human blood meal. Likewise, fleas may not be as interested in human blood unless their population cannot be supported by the animal to which they have attached themselves. Nonetheless, you do not want Fido or Fluffy providing transportation for these pests and bringing them into your home. Feed them their monthly anti-pest medicines.