If your cat has had fleas or your dog has had fleas and/or ticks, you know how irritating a pest infestation can be for your pet.
What you may not realize is just how dangerous that infestation can be, both to your pet's health and to your family. For example, ticks are known to transmit Lyme disease, while fleas can transmit tapeworms, a dangerous parasite.
As their hosts brush past grasses and leaves, fleas and ticks can fall off and cling to the tips of plants, waiting to jump onto an animal as it walks by. As a result, by the time they enter your home, these tiny pests have become powerful "disease factories."