Fleas

Ant
Red/Brown
Color
2.5 mm
Size
6
Legs
Very Not
Danger
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Flea Control

 

Fleas are pests mostly associated with our pets like cats and dogs. For those who have known the full extent of a flea infestation, they know that fleas can be a bigger problem than for just pets. The fleas on your pets can easily get transmitted to humans. All they want is to bite and get some blood. When they get to you and start biting, they become a huge problem despite their tiny size. The flea bites can make your life very uncomfortable with all that itching. Plus, fleas are also known to carry a good variety of diseases. This is only one of the reasons why flea control is crucial.

You see, fleas feed on blood. That makes them especially dangerous. This means that if they bite an animal with a blood-borne disease and they bite you afterwards, the disease can be transmitted.

A flea infestation in your home is highly problematic since they’re very difficult to get rid of. Once they have entered your domain, they are going to stay for a long time. That is unless you do something about the flea infestation. If you find fleas inside your home, the first thing you should do is call in professionals to rid your home of these pests. Trying to do it yourself won’t help. They’re impossible to eradicate without the proper equipment and knowledge.

Know What the Flea Is

In order to understand the extent of the problem, it’s good to know what the problem is. A flea is a kind of insect which feeds on warm blood. The most common kind of fleas people find in their home are the ones that cats get infested by. They have dark red or brownish color and they’re very tiny – about a 6th of an inch in length.

Mammals are the favorite for fleas because of their warm blood and they can be found in animals, whether kept as pets or those in the wild.

They’re Resilient

As tiny as fleas are, they can make your life a living hell. Their small size is one of their biggest strengths. No matter how much you feel tempted to follow some DIY method to rid your home from a flea infestation, it’s impossible to do an effective job. They’re very tricky creatures.

Once the fleas make their way into clothing, furniture or other pets, it takes a lot of effort to get rid of them.

There are of course, some things you can do to control the infestation.

  • Try to regularly vacuum your home.

  • Use products to eliminate the fleas on your pets.

  • Clean up and treat the indoor areas where your pets often rest.

  • Wash the bedding for your pets regularly.

These methods will help you control the infestation and keep it to a minimum.

Preventative Measures

The best way to be free of a flea infestation problem is to not let it happen in the first place. Proper grooming of your pets, regular washing of the pets and changing their bedding regularly are all excellent measures.

Vacuuming often will eliminate the flea eggs. They’re tiny and barely visible but vacuums work well enough to remove them. These actions can stop the infestation from ever happening in the first place.

Ridding Your Pets from Fleas

One of the most important steps to take when you want to control a flea infestation is getting rid of the source of the problem.

Despite bathing your pets and changing their bedding, you will come across that day when they have fleas. Just taking the pets going outside and letting them play in nature can lead them to catch fleas. It is unavoidable.

If your pets are suddenly quite itchy or if they’re misbehaving, it is a sign that they have a flea infestation problem. You should immediately take the proper steps to rid them of the fleas.

There are plenty of products in the market which can cause some serious damage to fleas that have infested your pets. These shampoos and soaps can effectively kill all the fleas and make life easier for your pet again.

One-Stop Shop for Flea Infestation Solution

At Green Pest Services, we pride ourselves on being adept at taking care of all kinds of pests bothering our customers. While you can go to the local store and buy over-the-counter foggers and other flea control solutions, you will find that they only provide temporary relief. The thing is that all of these products kill the adult fleas. The eggs and the younger ones survive and they come back again with a vengeance.

Our experts in pest control are professionals that have had proper training. They know all there is to it about the flea life-cycle and their habits. The knowledge our professionals have allows us to figure out where these pests might be hiding in your home and where they might be breeding. This way we not only kill the adults but the young ones as well. We also get rid of the eggs so that there is no chance of an infestation again.

When you see any signs of a flea infestation in your home, all you have to do is give us a call. We will come in, inspect your home and tell you about the extent of the flea problem.

This allows us to come up with an effective solution to the flea infestation problem. We will not only make sure that we get rid of the fleas, but we will also make sure that they never come back.

Signs of Infestation:

If you have a flea infestation it should be very noticeable, especially if you have pets. The hard thing about having an infestation is getting rid of them. When you have an infestation, you may notice that your pets are scratching their hinds and neck areas much more often. You want to check those areas, which is where most fleas like to feed off of and see if they have any hair loss or redness. Another thing you want to look out for are tiny fleas jumping around on their fur or red and black droppings on them. As soon as you notice that you have an infestation, you want to make sure that you contact a pest professional immediately because they are extremely quick reproducers and can lay anywhere from 40-50 eggs per day.

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