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How Fleas & Ticks Can Affect the Health of You & Your Pets

Here in Coral Springs FL, our homes are inundated by all kinds of pests. Just take a walk outside and look around. When I’ve taken walks around the outside of my home, I’ve noticed ants, spiders, beetles, bees, roaches, water bugs and other kinds of creepy crawlies for which I don’t know the name.

I’ve also seen lizards, rats/mice (had one of them find its way into my home a few years ago), snakes, raccoon, opossums, and the list goes on. And of course, there are lots of tiny buggers that are there but you don’t readily see. Fleas and ticks are a perfect example.

Unfortunately, you’re seeking these pests around your home for a variety of reasons. The first reason is because their species was here long before we all invaded their space through the development of home, apartments, and businesses.

The second reason you’re seeing lots of pests around your home is because they want access to water, food, shelter, and even you and your pets. Specifically, fleas and ticks are on the prowl for your dog or other pets. And they will locate your pet by either somehow finding a way into your home or by hitching a ride on your pet when he or she takes a walk or plays in the yard.

Fleas and ticks are tiny insects that will leap onto your pet (or you if need be). They will then sink their teeth into the skin, deep enough to suck up blood. This is their food source. But the bad thing about these pests in that they carry diseases, such as parasitic dermatitis, lyme disease, bartonella, meningoencephalitis, erlichiosis, and more.

Now, if you’re looking for quality pest control in Coral Springs, then click on this link to visit our website at http://pestcontrolcoralspringsfl.net to learn how we can help. You can also learn more here.

Sources of Fleas and Ticks

If you live near warm, damp, shady areas with lots of vegetation, you’re in flea and tick territory. Welcome to Florida, right?

But there are some things that you can do to your environment to minimize the presence of these pests. The first thing that you can do is to keep your lawn cut and well maintained. This way, fleas and ticks can’t hide in thick grass or underbrush.

This includes maintaining other areas of your property such as behind sheds and under porches. The key is to allow as much sun as possible to into area that are shady. The sun will irritate the heck our of fleas and ticks, and they’ll look for places away from your home.

Treating Fleas and Ticks
If you see a flea or tick on your dog’s skin, there are products on the market that you can use. There are flea and tick collars, shampoos, and even pills that your pet can take. Of course, always talk to your veterinarian before allowing your pet to ingest these kind of products.

Now, if your flea and tick problem extends beyond your pet and you see them infesting your home, you should contact a Coral Springs pest control service. They have unique bait, traps, and insecticides for dealing with such problems.

The Best Hair Removal Techniques You Should Know About

One of the services that we offer at our Coral Springs dermatology office is hair removal. There are certainly a variety of ways to eliminate unwanted hair in certain areas of the body as you find below. But what we can provide are permanent solutions. So keep that in mind as you seek help in this area.

Hair removal is an aspect that everyone must have to deal with at some point; this subject elicits strong reactions from various people. Some people feel the need to shave off even a few strands of hair while others only worry when it has grown to a ‘forest’.

For centuries, people have been using all kinds of techniques to manage hair. But what are some of the best ways to accomplish this?

Well, this varies according to user preferences, how much they are willing to spend, and for how long they wish to keep the unwanted hair away. Let’s look at some of the best methods below.

Shaving

This process has been used for ages. It works on any part of the body and is in-expensive. It is one of the most preferred options by men when they feel the need to shave. It works best on fine or light hair. If you are in need of a quick fix, this is your go-to method. Just know that shaving only keeps the hair away for a few days. Hair reappears faster in this method than any other.

Depilatory Creams

These are chemical-based creams that break down the structure of hair thus removing unwanted hair. This cream is applied to the intended area and washed off after 5-10 minutes. This procedure is less painful, easy, and keeps hair off longer than shaving can. However, it is recommended to consult a dermatologist to find out which cream would work best for you and any possible side effects if any that it contains. Some creams may burn or irritate your skin.

Laser/Pulsed Light

If you are seeking a more long term solution to unwanted hair, you should consider this option. Laser hair removal is now one of the most popular removal techniques. It works by focusing a light beam (laser) through the hair shaft destroying the hair root.

Unlike the above techniques, here, hair doesn’t immediately come off but rather weakens and falls off over time. This method can be done on any part of the body but unlike shaving, a Coral Springs dermatologist is required for best results. This method needs to be carried out in a number of sessions as directed by the specialist depending on the desired result. A downside to this method is that it is one of the most complex and expensive hair removal techniques.

 

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Electrolysis

In laser hair removal, subsequent sessions are carried out once a year to keep the hair away. However, in electrolysis the cells responsible for hair growth are destroyed thus a permanent solution to hair growth. In this technique a tiny needle slides down the hair follicle to the cells. A downside to this method is that it is painful and expensive.

If you’re interested in permanent hair removal, click here to learn about our dermatology services or visit our website at dermatologistcoralsprings.org.