Itching is the first reaction you will have with just the mention of fleas. Jumping and biting on anything that moves is how these tiny invaders make themselves known. They can be carried into your home by pet and people. You will know there might be a takeover if your pets starts scratching more than usual. At that point you should probably expect and infestation of your yard, carpet, and furniture. Biting you and your family is what eventually happens. That’s when it is time to call Zip Zap Termite & Pest Control.
Fleas are efficient breeders. They are so tiny, about an 1/8 of an inch long. Finding them in your carpet or on your furniture is virtually impossible unless they are actively jumping on you. Fleas leave behind droppings, called flea dirt, which looks like dark specs on your pet. Even though they scurry away, fleas are easier to find on your pet because of this.
Bugs need moisture to live, like us, and there is excess moisture around your home. Once fleas are in your home they are staying and the problems with multiply. Check all plumbing for leaks and make sure there is no dripping at the outside faucets. Route the air conditioner drain hose away from the house and check for condensation build-up. Put dehumidifiers down in your basement if it takes on water during storms and install adequate drainage. Your pest control technician says that fleas thrive on water, especially the crawlspaces and the water leaking around your foundation.
Flea bites irritate the skin of pets and people and they can transmit disease. If there is an allergy, the reaction can be longer lasting and more severe. When fleas feast on diseased rodents they can transmit that disease, including tularemia, plague, and murine typhus to humans. If you or your pet accidentally ingest a flea, sometimes they carry tapeworm eggs.
Your carpet, furniture and lawn need to be professionally treated when there is an infestation. These infestations require a different plan of attack. With the help of your veterinarian, they can help you treat your pet when there are fleas. When there is a large infestation, the chemicals bought at your local hardware store will be ineffective. The chemicals our trained technicians use will not only get rid of the infestation, it will also interrupt the flea growth cycle. Our trained technicians will know exactly how much chemicals to use in order to keep your home safe.
Fleas will live on anything that provides a blood meal including rodent, pets, or birds. It is easy to lose control as they are very hard to see. Call us for professional help with any fleas that are spotted to prevent an infestation or to treat an infestation. Our experts are trained in treating fleas, along with many other pests. Call Zip Zap Termite & Pest Control today. 816-407-PEST (7378)