Fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes are vectors for various diseases. For example, mosquitoes can transmit diseases like West Nile virus.
Some individuals and pets may be allergic to flea bites, which can lead to severe itching, swelling, and discomfort.
Flea infestations can lead to anemia in pets, especially in young animals. Fleas feed on blood, and severe infestations can result in a significant loss of blood.
Ticks, particularly deer ticks, are vectors for Lyme disease. This bacterial infection can cause a range of symptoms, including fever, fatigue, joint pain.
Mosquitoes can transmit heartworm larvae to dogs, cats, and other animals.
Constant scratching and biting due to flea or tick infestations can break the skin barrier, leading to secondary bacterial infections.
Ticks can transmit various parasites, including Babesia and Anaplasma, which can cause serious health issues in both animals and humans.
Flea bites can cause allergic dermatitis in pets and humans, resulting in intense itching, redness, and discomfort.
Ticks can carry diseases that can affect wildlife populations. This can have ecological consequences as it may impact the health.
Scratching mosquito bites can break the skin, making it susceptible to bacterial infections.