Fleas and ticks are parasites that feed on the blood of warm-blooded animals.
Ticks and fleas pose a significant health risk to humans and pets. They can transmit diseases such as Lyme Disease, Tularemia, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and Bubonic Plague. Fear of contracting these diseases can keep some Nampa residents from avoiding parks and wildlife areas like Lions Park. Another problem is that fleas and ticks are becoming resistant to certain kinds of pest control. For this reason, they can be hard to eliminate.