Tick
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Flea
image of a cat flea

How Are Ticks and Fleas Different?

Similarities
Though both fleas and ticks rely on blood meals for sustenance and are capable of infecting people with life-threatening diseases, they are two very different pests.

Differences
For one, they are very different sizes. Ticks are large enough to be seen with the naked eye whereas fleas typically measure less than 1/8 of an inch in length. Their small size allows infestations to grow unchecked, and large populations require professional removal.

Ticks are also small but engorge themselves on blood until they’re double their original size, which makes it easier for people to detect their presence.

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Flea & Tick Removal

Problems with Fleas and Ticks
Once an infestation of fleas or ticks has been identified, property owners should call a professional pest removal team. As both ticks and fleas carry diseases that can be deadly, it is important to act quickly.

Contact the Experts
Professional pest control specialists have the tools necessary to get rid of fleas and ticks and can offer tips on controlling future infestations, such as:

  • Landscaping: Keeping grass cut short.
  • Inspection: Checking pets before they come inside from the outdoors.
  • Treatment: Using flea and tick prevention treatments recommended by veterinarians.

Learn more about Western’s comprehensive Home Pest Control Plans.

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