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Fleas can create immense problems for locals with pets. Even if you don’t have pets, there is a risk that these pests are going to turn your life upside down. With that being said, it is pertinent to learn more about fleas and the latest flea control methods. Our technicians are here to help. We offer comprehensive flea control services to guarantee that the problem can be dealt with as quickly as possible. When you count on us, you can sleep soundly knowing the problem will be dealt with before you know it. We won’t stop until the fleas are removed.
Which Fleas Do You Need to Worry About?
In our area, you’re going to encounter cat fleas. There could be other species, but the cat flea is the most common. When it reaches adulthood, the cat flea will be an eighth of an inch or so. It is flat and as thin as a credit card. Their unique body size and shape allow them to slip through grass, hair, and fur without getting stuck. You can try grabbing them with your fingers, but you won’t have any success. They’re agile and difficult to grab. Despite being called cat fleas, it is important to understand that these fleas are going to target other animals too. Besides cats, they’re also going to attack raccoons, skunks, foxes, and dogs. Although rare, they sometimes enter homes without pets.
What To Know About Flea Bites
Flea bites can lead to serious issues in the long run. For instance, there is a risk that your dog is going to experience flea allergy dermatitis. Plus, he is going to feel the fleas moving around on his skin and biting him regularly. He’ll try to scratch to knock the flea off his body. Unfortunately, this could lead to pet hair loss. When large infestations aren’t treated, they can lead to anemia and death. These pests can lead to tapeworms as well.
How to Avoid Flea Infestations
Dealing with fleas will prove to be very difficult. It is best to work with a qualified professional to remedy the problem. Of course, it is easier to keep these pests out of your home. If you can do that, you’ll be able to avoid a future headache. Be sure to use the tips provided below to keep these unwanted guests out of your home.
- Rethink your decision to adopt a new pet. Although it is cute, there is a risk that the dog or cat in question has fleas.
- All pets in your home must be given an anti-parasite medication. Make sure it is approved by your vet.
- Try cutting your grass every week or so. It should never be allowed to grow taller than three inches.
- Do not feed any wild animals that approach your property. They could have fleas so keep them away from your home.
- Prevent wild animals from climbing under your deck or porch. Install a fence or barrier around it if necessary.
- Regularly check your pet for fleas and flea dirt.
- Give your pet a bath once or twice a week and check for fleas.
- Use your vacuum to get rid of fleas and flea eggs around your home.
Do what you can to keep these pests out of your home. If you do so successfully, you won’t need to hire a professional or pay for their services. Nevertheless, there is always a chance that fleas are going to invade your residence. When they do, remember that we’ll be here for you. Call our office and we’ll do our best to get to you within 24 to 48 hours.