Fleas are parasites. They feed on humans and other warm-blooded animals. Although they prefer to feed on nonhumans, they will feed on humans when infestations are heavy or when other hosts are not available. Fleas usually require warm and humid conditions to develop. A skin reaction to a flea bite appears as a slightly raised and red itchy spot. Sometimes these sores bleed.
Ticks can be seen year round, but are most visible in the warm summer months. They feed on blood so they are continually looking for a host to latch onto for a drink. When hosts cannot be found a tick can go months or sometimes more than a year without feeding.
Ticks go from eggs to adult in different stages depending on what kind of tick it is. Some ticks only have a couple of stages while others go through as many as eight stages. The length of time it takes to go through the stages varies as well, and that partly depends on factors such as temperature, humidity, availability of food, etc.
In order to get rid of annoying fleas and ticks the specific treatment steps and ways may vary based on the pest. Allied Pest Management is knowledgeable and will help to eliminate your pest control issue.