Fleas are tiny, wingless parasites that feed on the blood of warm-blooded animals. While pet owners are primarily at risk for flea infestations, fleas can also be brought onto a property via wild animals like rabbits, squirrels, and raccoons. These blood-sucking pests are reddish-brown in color, 2 to 3 millimeters in length, and are known for their ability to jump long distances. Depending on the species, fleas can transmit diseases to their host.
Why Do I Have Them?
Fleas find their way into homes by traveling on a host – most often on pets. Pet dogs and cats can easily pick up fleas when wandering around outside. They will attach to animals and infest its fur and the places it sleeps indoors. Fleas can also latch onto your clothing or person.
Why Should I Be Concerned?
Fleas are a pet owner’s worst nightmare. Flea bites are not just painful and itchy. They may cause allergic reactions in some people and can transmit diseases. Fleas have an extremely high reproduction rate. A single female can produce up to 500 offspring in just three months. If not controlled immediately, a small problem can soon turn into a full-blown fly infestation.
Treatment & Control
How Do I Get Rid of Fleas?
Once fleas have invaded your home, they are incredibly difficult to eradicate. A lot of vacuuming and washing is required to rid your home of fleas. We also recommend getting your pets treated by a veterinarian. The most effective way to get rid of fleas is to contact a pest control professional.
Our pest management specialists conduct thorough inspections and use highly effective flea removal treatments to properly manage flea problems. Since every home is different, our technician will create a customized action plan for your situation. No contracts are required. If you notice any signs of fleas in your house, contact our expert pest exterminators. We are ready to help you!
Preventing fleas can be a difficult task due to their ability to enter your home in many different ways and their fast reproduction rate. The best thing to do is to be proactive. Get your pets treated for fleas. Eliminate outdoor flea habitats. Discourage wild animals from coming onto your property. Regularly vacuum carpets and other areas where pets spend time.