Offering Reliable Flea and Tick Infestation Treatments in New York City
Unlimited Pest provides flea and tick infestation treatments for New York City and New Jersey clients. We also eliminate other pests, including:
Ticks are small arachnids that need blood meals to complete their life cycles. They are scientifically classified as Arachnida, which includes spiders. Fossil records indicate that ticks have existed for at least 90 million years. There are more than 800 species of ticks worldwide, but they are categorized into two families only—Ixodidae, or hard ticks, and Argasidae, or soft ticks. Hard ticks have a scutum or hard plate on their backs, while soft ticks do not. These pests are known to transmit diseases to people.
Ticks go through a complex life cycle, which includes eggs, larvae, nymphs, and adult female and male ticks. The nymphs, larvae, and adults all need blood meals. Adult female hard ticks usually cause the most bites, while males die after mating.
Ticks do not fly or jump. Instead, they reach out with their legs, crawl, and grab onto a host. Although some ticks eventually die without enough blood meal, many species can survive a year or more without it.
Soft ticks can transmit diseases in less than 1 minute. Some of their bites can produce intensely painful reactions.
How Can You Remove a Tick From Your Skin?
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Fleas and the Diseases They Transmit
Fleas often probe a person’s skin before taking a blood meal. After 30 minutes, clusters or lines of itchy red marks may appear. On sensitive persons, bites may develop into raised bumps within 24 hours after being bitten.
For thousands of years, fleas have been associated with humans and other animals. Fleas have previously spread a bacterium called Yersinia pestis that killed 25 million people, which was more than a quarter of the population in 14th century Europe. This was called the Black Death.
The Life Cycle of a Flea
Humans are most familiar with adult fleas. They are specks that jump and occasionally bite but spend most of their lives on dogs and cats. Fleas can rapidly reproduce, laying their eggs on an animal while it rests or sleeps. They are not sticky and eventually fall into the pet’s bed, where the offspring are most likely to find food. The eggs hatch into tiny 1/8-inch larvae, which look like white worms, and are legless and blind.
Flea eggs shy away from light and wiggle their way down into an animal’s bedding, carpet, or grass. The fleas already have chewing mouthparts at this stage but do not suck blood. However, they feed on digested blood in the form of adult fleas’ feces, feathers, dead skin, and other organic debris.
After growing through three molts, the larvae become pupae, spinning silken cocoons that they camouflage by attaching bits of debris. Around a month after the eggs are laid, adult fleas emerge from their pupal cocoons. This emergence is triggered by:
Preparing for Flea or Tick Treatment
Things To Do After the Treatment
Facts About Mosquitoes
Reproduction of Mosquitoes
All mosquito species produce their eggs in various water origins, from undersized containers to huge areas of quagmires. Their larval period always occurs underwater and transfers to the surface. They get oxygen by using a snorkel-like respiring device. Although they do not eat during the pupil phase, they are tremendously energetic. A fully developed mosquito emerges from the pupal shell through air pressure.
Life Expectancy of Mosquitoes
The life span of mosquitoes differs among species, but characteristically, females survive for 300 days while males live for 10-20 days.
Generally, mosquitoes survive anywhere from 4 days to a month, depending on the temperature and adjustments to their circumstances. Their average life span is from 10-14 days. Nonetheless, females can survive for 2-3 months, given that they get away from their predators.
Contact Us for Mosquito Treatment
Unlimited Pest’s mosquito treatment will eliminate these pests for 60 days. In case they reappear within 60 days, we will retreat your home for free. So, contact us for a free price quote; we have over 50 years of experience providing excellent services.