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Fleas

What are Fleas?

Fleas are small, wingless insects that can live on a variety of animals such as cats, dogs, and other household pets. Fleas feed on the blood of their hosts by biting into their skin with sharp little teeth in order to get a meal.

Their slender bodies, along with their swift legs, allow them to feed quickly on the blood of their unsuspecting prey and are tiny, about 1/6″ in length; reddish brown, and flattened.

They also have piercing mouthparts that they use to hold onto their victims as they feed.

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Fleas Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are Fleas dangerous?

A variety of different parasites can be transferred from a flea which makes them doubly dangerous. Not only are they capable of transmitting tapeworms to both people and animals, but their bites themselves may cause allergic reactions in some individuals.

The flea bite is a small red spot surrounded by some halo-ish icky stuff. It may get itchy and can lead to an intense need for you or your pet to itch, which could result in secondary infections.

Though the concern for fleas is minimal in America, they are responsible for carrying and transmitting diseases to people. They can also make pets and animals ill by giving them anemia.

Why do I have a Flea problem?

Flea problems can be caused by a variety of factors, some of the most common reasons are listed below:

  • Wild animals, such as deer, skunks, rabbits, squirrels, and chipmunks, have introduced them into your yard.
  • Your pet could have picked up fleas from any of these places: your yard, a campground, the groomers, and at the vet.
  • You have unknowingly exposed your home to fleas as they have jumped onto shoes or clothes.
  • You may have unknowingly purchased used furniture or rugs for your home and it was harboring adult fleas or their eggs.
  • Your home at the time this house was previously occupied by a pet owner. Once the conditions are just right, eggs lie dormant for a time. Then they hatch and begin their infestation all over again!

When you notice fleas in your yard or home, it’s important to seek professional help from your pet’s vet and a pest expert as soon as possible.

Fleas are among the most prolific breeders in nature, left unchecked, a small infestation will quickly turn into an out-of-control one.

Where will I find Fleas?

Fleas spend their entire lives on their host, so you will find them anywhere the host lives.

Fleas are a common pest in homes, especially during the summer months. They can be found anywhere: carpets, furniture, or even on your pet. Fleas are often found in tall grass, among leaves, and under the dirt below decks and bushes.

If you’ve noticed an increase of flea bites on yourself or pets or if there is a lot of scratching going on, it might not just be allergies - you may have a flea infestation!

How do I get rid of Fleas?

24H Pest Pros is the best choice for flea removal. They offer a variety of services to keep your home healthier and pest-free.

We offer fast response times and the knowledge that our pest removal services will be effective. You won’t have to worry about pests coming back after we do our job.

We have the perfect solution for pesky fleas. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help eliminate those pests from your property using environmentally-friendly, and low-impact products.

How can I prevent Fleas in the future?

Preventing fleas is super important to the health and safety of your family. Partner with 24h Pest Pros, and ensure that you consider these flea prevention tips:

  • Treat all pets under the guidance of a veterinarian with dog flea treatments and preventatives.
  • Bathe and groom your pet on a regular basis to keep them clean.
  • It is important to regularly vacuum carpets and upholstery and change pet bedding frequently to remove any eggs from a female flea.
  • Inspect your clothes, especially after spending time outside.
  • It is very important to inspect your pets for fleas as you bring them in after spending time outdoors.
  • When you wash pet bedding, make sure that it is done frequently.
  • Pets should not be allowed on the furniture and beds.
  • Do not buy second-hand carpets and upholstered furniture for your home.
  • Cut the grass in your yard regularly.
  • As a last resort, use insecticide powder or spray targeted at your pet's environment to kill any fleas that may be hiding in corners or clumps of carpeting.
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