Fleas are tiny, parasitic insects that feed on the blood of mammals. While many assume these pests are only a problem for pet owners, fleas frequently find their way into homes without pets. Fleas travel to new areas by latching onto your pant legs and shoes or catching a ride on the family pet or other wildlife.
This guide is here to help find out how to deal with an infestation. We’ll review the health hazards of having fleas in your home and explain why it is so challenging to eliminate these pests without assistance from a Venice pest control company. Learn more about these pests and the best way to get rid of fleas in the house with Westfall’s Lawn and Pest.
Identifying A Flea Infestation
It usually doesn’t take long to realize you have fleas in your home. If your family and pets are scratching themselves raw, fleas in Venice are the most likely culprit. Here are some signs of a flea infestation to watch for:
- Flea bites leave small, itchy red bumps on the skin that appear to have a “halo” around them.
- Bites usually occur in groups of three or four bites in a cluster or line.
- You might notice pets grooming themselves more often than usual.
- Fur loss in pets is not uncommon.
- You may see flea feces which looks like tiny dark specks on carpets and pet bedding.
If you suspect an infestation in your home, the sooner you can act, the better. Contact us at Westfall’s Lawn and Pest for help eradicating troublesome fleas from your home.
Fleas In The Home Are A Health Hazard
When fleas bite an animal with a pathogen, they can transmit the germs to the next person or animal they bite. Fleas also defecate while they feed, and their feces can enter the wound and transmit disease. It is also possible to accidentally ingest a flea and become ill, which sometimes happens to children playing on the floor of an infested home.
Here are some of the health hazards that come from close contact with fleas:
- Murine typhus
- Anemia and tapeworm in pets
The sooner you can get rid of fleas in your home, the safer everyone will be. For assistance eliminating a flea infestation, contact us at Westfall’s Lawn and Pest. Our pest professionals can help you quickly eliminate your flea problem and protect your family and pets from health issues.
Why It’s So Hard To Completely Get Rid Of Fleas On Your Own
Fleas are a challenging pest to eliminate on your own, partly due to the flea life cycle. Fleas breed very quickly, producing between 20 and 50 eggs per day. Female fleas often deposit their eggs on the family pets, and as your pets move around your home, the eggs drop off, falling deep within carpeting and crevices on the floor.
Many DIY products only work on adult fleas, which means soon after the treatment, the eggs will mature, and the problem will be back. Working with a professional company is the easiest and most efficient way to deal with a flea problem. Reach out to Westfall’s Lawn and Pest for help eliminating a flea infestation.
The Best Way To Completely Get Rid Of A Flea Infestation
A flea infestation will go from bad to worse in no time, so starting treatment as soon as possible is best. The simplest and most effective home pest control in Jacksonville comes from professional treatments. Contact us today at Westfall’s Lawn and Pest for help eliminating fleas and preventing them from returning.
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