Blog: Fleas vs. ticks

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No they are not super heroes or villains but they are both parasitic creatures that live on hosts much larger than themselves. Ticks and fleas feed on the blood of their preferred hosts and spread a variety of diseases. Although neither choose us as their prime hosts, both parasites will bite and feed on humans if given the opportunity. Ticks are arachnids that have four pairs of legs although they only gain their fourth pair after molting. Ticks tend to live within the environment of their preferred hosts - be it a forest, grasslands or your home. Fleas have six legs and although some people believe that they can fly - they do not have wings. Because fleas have slim bodies and freakishly long legs they do posses striking jumping skills and uncanny abilities to move through dense fur or hair rather rapidly. Some species of fleas are found mainly in households. 

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Go Green Pest Control owner Randy Bilesky is a long-time South Delta resident. Trained and certified, Bilesky has first-hand knowledge of the pest problems that local homeowners and business owners encounter.

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