Fleas & Ticks are parasites that live off the blood of mammals and birds.
They attack a wide variety of warm-blooded creatures, namely humans, dogs, cats, chickens, rabbits & livestock.
Fleas are a nuisance to their hosts, causing an itching sensation, which in turn can result in the host attempting to remove the creature by biting, scrtaching or pecking.
Flea bites most often appear as a line of small, raised spots, and can remain itchy for several weeks, and in the case of large infestations can even lead to anemia.
There are 2 main types of Ticks – Hard & Soft.
Tick bites can be very painful a nd sometime paralytic to smaller hosts.They are also very difficult to remove.
The biggest concern however is that both fleas and ticks carry and spread disease.
Fleas & Ticks are carriers of disease, and are best controlled with a regular programme of inspection and treatment.