Bed Bugs, Ticks, and Fleas in Massachusetts
Here is a list of common pests in the area, so you can learn more about bedbugs, different types of ticks, and fleas that could be bugging you, your family or dogs, cats and other pets. Bedbugs especially, are difficult to control. If you need a pest control professional for tick control, flea control, or bedbug control, call 800-525-4825 or for Cape Cod 800-499-5866 for your FREE estimate today! For a pest control location in the MA & NH areas near you, click here.
- Cat Fleas - Most common during the summer, especially when homes are reoccupied after vacation. Most common hosts are cats, dogs, man and a wide variety of animals. These fleas are extremely small and are wingless
- Brown Dog Tick - Adults are flat, about 1/8″ long and uniformly red-brown with tiny pits scattered over the back. Unlike the male, the female enlarges after feeding to about 1/2″ long and 1/4″ wide. The enlarged portion of the body becomes gray-blue to olive in color. Found most often in the ears, between the toes and on the […]
- Deer Ticks - The deer tick is found in grassy areas, open fields, and especially the margin where fields meet wooded areas. The deer tick transmits a bacteria which causes Lyme disease, a serious human disease that exhibits symptoms common to many other diseases. It is initially flu-like but if not treated can develop into rheumatoid arthritis-type conditions. […]
- Bed Bug - An adult bed bug (Cimex lectularius) is about 1/5″ long and 1/8″ wide. Its reddish-brown body is greatly flattened and oval-shaped. A bed bug has piercing-sucking mouthparts which enable it to piece the skin and suck blood from its host. bed bugs are generally active only at dawn, with a peak feeding period about an […]