STAY PEST FREE ALL YEAR LONG

With Kairos unique three step approach we can ensure efficient results all year long.

  • Inspect: Upon arrival our team will assess your pest problems and formulate a plan of action.
  • Perform: IPM (Integrated Pest Management), is our environmentally friendly and common sense approach to pest control, and includes a wide variety of treatments that will be customized for your needs.
  • Protect: Effective Pest management is a process, not a one time event, that's why we offer affordable Pest Control plans to keep you protected year-round.

Tick & Flea : What you need to know

Ticks and Fleas are a parasitic insect, and are usually introduced to the home when pets, such as dogs and cats, carry them inside. Usually they remain on the host but if the host is no longer there they may begin to feed on other hosts in the home.

Basic Biology : Ticks & Fleas

Ticks

Ticks life cycle is composed of four stages

  • Egg
  • Larval
  • Nymphal
  • Adult

They consume blood during all stages and may carry pathogens if they consume blood from infected source and may pass it on during its life cycle. For this reason they may cause problems if there is an infestation.

Fleas

Fleas life cycle is composed of three major stages

  • Egg
  • Larval (3 stages)
  • Adult

During the larval stage they hide out in safe areas while they grow into adults, once adults the flea then begins to look for food. Once it finds its first meal it will prepare to lay eggs and restart the cycle. Like ticks, fleas can transfer pathogens from host to host when it feeds on their blood.

Identifying the problem & Control

Fleas and Ticks may seem similar in many ways, but the treatment for both is different, as well as their behavior and reproductive cycles.

  • Signs - Usually ticks and fleas themselves indicate a problem, as well as secondary signs such as medical symptoms caused by these creatures.
  • Management - Be sure to contact your pest control provider to deal with your problem, as well as maintain pets well groomed and checked regularly for ticks and fleas.
  • Disease - Both ticks and fleas feed on blood and can both be spread disease if they consume blood from an infected host, such as rats and other animals.