Fleas are a bothersome pest that can wreak havoc on your pets in your home and sometimes on you and your family. These insects are reddish-brown in color and range in size from one-twelfth to one-sixth of an inch.
Small but tenacious, their most noticeable characteristic is that they jump great distances rather than fly. However, with All Seasons Pest Control, you can protect your home and pets properly.
If You Notice Signs of a Flea Infestation, Call Us!
Look for these indications in your home:
- Adult Flea: Once you spot an adult flea, that is generally a sure sign that there are more to be found. There are four stages to a flea’s life cycle, and an adult female lays eggs daily until she reaches between 200-400 eggs. Therefore, flea populations can multiply.
- Pet Scratching: If you notice your pets scratching incessantly, look through their fur to see if you notice anything that shouldn’t be there. Be sure to spread the hair far enough apart to see clearly.
- Flea Bites: Flea bites are another sign of an infestation. If you develop small, itchy bites on your ankles and body, especially in combination with the other signs, you may have a flea infestation. Fleas typically prefer their animal hosts but will seek out people to feed on as well, especially if the animals are removed.
- Flea Feces: A less obvious sign of an infestation is flea feces. Flea fecal matter looks very similar to cracked black pepper. This may be hard to spot when it’s sitting in floor crevices or at the bottom of the carpet, but it’s easier to see on things like your pet’s bedding or places of common rest.
We Can Help You To Deal With a Flea Infestation
The biggest challenge in dealing with fleas is effectively killing those in the egg, larva, and cocoon stages, which is why our professional flea pest control team is the most effective approach.
As a homeowner, it’s important to clean bedding, carpets, floors, and furniture thoroughly and remove your pets from home for treatment. Our professionals can provide a comprehensive inspection and identify the proper pest control treatment for both the interior and exterior of your home.
How To Prevent a Flea Infestation
Once your home is flea-free, you’ll want to keep it that way. These are the top three things you can do to prevent future flea infestations:
Treat your pets with preventative flea control medicine.
Ensure there is no access to crawl spaces, garages, or the interior of your home for rodents and other flea-carriers to gain entry from the outdoors.
Maintain a regularly scheduled pest control treatment plan.
Need help? We are here to assist you with all your pest control needs. Call us to schedule an appointment today.