Tired of searching for a flea exterminator near you, and not finding the results you want? Well you can stop now, at Scott’s Turf & Pest Services we are here to help!
The flea is a biting pest, the properties of which are usually associated with animals and pets. Fleas respond to carbon dioxide, light changes, and movement, and can jump huge distances (onto you!) to grab a blood meal using their incredibly powerful back legs. After a meal, a female may lay around a hundred eggs.
The species of fleas are multiple. However, the cat flea is the most common. Generally, they need to be tackled because they are generally perceived as disease transmitters. Fleas may, however, be conducted by most hairy birds and animals, including livestock, mice, rats, rabbits, dogs, and cats. Also, non-treatment can result in the development of allergies within pets.
Fleas can remain in the pupae for a year. The pupae can immediately take a blood meal, emerge into the adult stage within three seconds, and can sense vibrations. This is the reason that buildings that have remained vacant for a long time can appear to have a sudden flea infestation with inhabitation by humans.
How to get rid of fleas from your home
The only way of getting rid of fleas once they are inside of the home is to kill them off and ensure no more are going to be introduced. The strategy comprises two steps: treat your pet while simultaneously carrying out flea treatments in the home.
Understand that you don’t necessarily need to own a pet to be infested by fleas. Even in an environment without pets, fleas can multiply.
Often, flea infestations are introduced to the home by people or by pets. The close interaction between owners and pets amplifies the likelihood of people getting bitten. Typically, the bites of fleas are painful and mainly happen on the lower leg and the ankle. However, flea bites may also occur on different body parts as well (usually from sofas and beds).
Why it’s difficult to get rid of a flea infestation
You could be de-fleaing your dog or cat on a frequent basis, and still have a flea infestation at home, going out of hand. Why? There are two fundamental reasons for this:
- It’s difficult to kill flea eggs – eggs aren’t killed. They drop on the floor (your pet’s bed, your carpet, in between your floorboards, your carpet), where they hatch soon. The young fleas jump back on the host – your unsuspected cat or dog, usually, despite their flea collar.
- You are facing secondary infestation – you are not aware that a rodent family in your attic has brought fleas into your home.
Usually, without comprehensive control and professional flea treatments, the parasites will simply keep breeding and thrive.
What We Do As Your Flea Exterminator
At Scott’s Turf and Pest, our technicians are specialist flea exterminators. Being one of the major providers of fly pest control service, they’ll not just survey your property, but also guide you through the steps that need to be followed. Call us now, and one of our friendly customer representatives will be happy to assist you regarding fly pest control and gnat and fly control!