Because of the proximity of humans to the infested areas, we take extra precautions to avoid any toxicity or allergies developing in our customers.
A flea infestation is never something you want to deal with, especially if you have pets. Fleas are not uncommon pests to find living in a yard. They are ectoparasites, meaning they feed on the outside body of an animal because they need blood to produce eggs. Fleas outside will find your cat or dog when they are resting, which can lead to an infestation inside your home.
What should you do if you have a flea infestation? Will they eventually go away on their own? B & D Pest Solutions LLC can help! We will act quickly to get rid of the source of the problem. Below are answers to some frequently asked questions.
What are fleas?
There are actually 2,500 different species of fleas. But the most common flea in North America is the cat flea. They can be found on cats as well as dogs and other domestic animals. These small, wingless parasites survive on the blood of warm-blooded animals. When they have a food source, such as your pets, they breed at an extraordinary rate. They can jump a foot in the air, making it easy for them to jump from pet to pet and into your house.
Will they go away on their own?
When fleas have a constant source of food, they can live up to a year. Fleas reproduce quickly by laying their eggs in bedding, carpet, and they can thrive outside on your lawn. When conditions are right, it is unlikely that a flea infestation will go away on its own.
While fleas thrive in warm, humid weather, they don’t go away completely when it’s cold. Cold temperatures do not kill flea eggs. Their activity slows down but will start back up when temperatures warm.
What can you do if you have fleas in your home?
Fleas are not easily treated with over-the-counter products. This is primarily due to their life cycle. Flea bombs and foggers may kill the active fleas in your home, but they will not kill the eggs.
A more effective approach is to vacuum persistently and then make sure you clean out your vacuum. Vacuum not only your carpet but also furniture and other areas where your pets rest. Launder rugs, bedding, and other items like these at the hottest temperature to get rid of the eggs. This, along with long-acting insecticide and preventative methods, is the best way to eliminate an infestation.
If your pets have fleas, they need to be bathed, treated, and maintained with a veterinarian-approved flea control medication.
When should you call in a professional?
If vacuuming and laundering are not enough, or when your pets continuously get fleas, it’s time to call in a professional flea control company. Fleas have become very resistant to pyrethroid insecticides, so proper chemical management is essential.
At B & D Pest Solutions LLC, we will eliminate your flea infestation with safe and minimal use of chemicals. Because of the proximity of humans to the infested areas, we take extra precautions to avoid any toxicity or allergies developing in our customers.
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