Fleas are tiny brownish-yellowish insects that require blood to stay alive. This means that these annoying creatures find a host like an animal or a human to feed from.
Adult fleas are drawn to fresher blood whereas fleas that are still in their larvae phase of the life cycle are drawn towards dried blood that is found in the secretion of adult fleas.
Fleas use extremely rapid bounce movements to escape any type of attempt that you might have to try and catch one of these insects that you might have spotted on your fur baby’s collar.
Fleas can travel between hosts, which means if you visit another house or other animals with fleas, your dog or cat can also get fleas which is transferred from one animal to another. This makes it especially difficult to control such an infestation if not done thoroughly.
These insects can cause skin irritation, itchiness, and general uncomfortableness of the skin once they bit into it. Therefore, this is definitely not an insect that you want as a fellow guest in your home.
There are numerous ways in which you can ensure that fleas don’t infest your property or to get rid of them once they infested, some of these are:
- Clean the areas in the house where the fleas are spotted
- Use topical flea medication to prevent flea bites
- Provide a deep cleansing wash to the animal on which the fleas were spotted and comb through their fur with a flea comb
- Over the counter insect repellents and insecticides
These methods can provide temporary solutions to your flea problems, however, these methods are not guaranteed to work and if they work, it is not guaranteed to be a long-term solution.
Pest control specialists are the best professionals to contact when you suspect or know about a flea infestation in your property.
Our team of dedicated specialists at Pestatermite are always here to help our clients get rid of the annoyance that you are facing because of uninvited insect visitors in and around your property.
Contact us today and browse our website at Pestatermite to find out how we can help you get rid of the fleas in your house in the most effective way. Our friendly and experienced team are here to assist you with any questions that you might have.