Why do I have a flea problem?
If you have pets then it is likely fleas entered your home on the back of your dog or cat. Fleas are also excellent jumpers, capable of jumping 6 inches straight up. They also come indoors on shoes and clothes so having pets is not a prerequisite for flea infestations. Once fleas find a host they will feed, mate and lay eggs in between the hairs of their host.
Are fleas dangerous?
Fleas are bothersome to both pets and people. Their bites may cause persistent itching. They also host tapeworm and have spread serious health conditions such as the plague and murine typhus. Furthermore, fleas can cause potentially fatal levels of anemia in very young kittens and puppies.
How do I prevent a flea problem?
First, we recommend contacting your vet if you are a pet owner. They will be able to help you find a flea (and tick) control product suitable for your pet(s). You should also vacuum often to take care of any pests your pet may carry inside. Pay close attention to dog beds and other spaces that your pets enjoy. Outside you may consider making your property less appealing to wildlife that could play host to fleas. Remove potential food sources (i.e. bird feeders, overripe fruit, and gardens, etc.). Consider erecting a barrier between woods and your lawn to keep animals from crossing over. You may also consider a year-round pest control program to keep your structure and property a pest-free zone. For homeowners, we recommend our Prescribed Home Protection Program. And for businesses fighting pests, our Prescribed Commercial Program offers superior protection.
To get started with a free estimate, call our flea removal experts in Arkansas at (888) 733-9229 today.