What are Fleas?
ARE FLEAS DANGEROUS?Fleas are a parasite that are responsible for the spreading of different diseases and are sometimes even intermediate hosts for parasitic tapeworms. When a flea bites through its host's skin, it stransfers the tapeworm it had into the host. These tapeworms can cause an itchy rear end as well as weight loss to your animal. Since fleas bite through the skin of their hosts to prey on their blood, they can cause a prolonged itching of the skin. As the host repeatedly itches, they can break open the skin and form scabs which can become infected. The most frequent area in pets that this happens is the back and the base of the tail. As well as these common areas, flea bites can be found to cover the entire body of animals as well as the legs and feet of people. If animals and pets are found to be allergic to flea saliva, they may develop a severe, itchy dermatitis. Your pet can also develop anemia if they have fleas for an extended amount of time due to the loss of blood. This can make your pets very ill.
WHY DO I HAVE A FLEA PROBLEM?Pets are the number one reason why you would get a flea infestation. A lot of pet owners go through extensive treatments with their pets to ensure the pets protection. However, fleas can hitchhike on these pets and will often end up in your home.
HOW TO GET RID OF A FLEA PROBLEM?Once an infestation of fleas takes place in your home can be extremely difficult to completely eliminate. One of the biggest reasons for this is the fact that adults and larvae can be easily managed, while eggs will oftentimes be overlooked. Our knowledgeable technicians will thoroughly inspect your home and property. In order to take control over the fleas, effort by the homeowner will be required and it will be completely dependent on persistence.
Q: Why do I have fleas in my home?
A: Pets are the number one reason someone would have fleas in their home. Even with treatments for the pets, fleas can still hitchhike into your home.
Q: How can I prevent fleas on my property?
A: While it might be impossible to 100% prevent them, a proper pest program that helps target shady areas of the lawn can reduce populations on your property.
Q: Why am I being bit by fleas? Don’t they only target animals?
A: The number one target for fleas is animals. That being said, fleas need a blood host. This means they will take whatever they can get— humans included.