Fleas are a common problem for all pet owners. The sight of these pesky, creepy crawlies in your pets is enough to make our skin crawl.
Our pets can get them anywhere, from other animals or from flea-infested areas. Once they are given a ride home, they can potentially grow in high numbers which is why you need to be mindful and get rid of them quick even before reproduction starts.
During the summer season, flea infestation is on high levels for two reasons: First is that they flourish so rapidly during high temperatures, and their breeding behavior speeds up. The heat allows their eggs and larvae to develop faster. Second is the abundance of animals: ideal hosts to feed on.
For those who don’t know yet, flea attack can be classified into two: external (hitch-hiker) and a home infestation.
Usually, fleas would come directly from the external environment, like a flea-infested garden or park. The larvae that hatch from the cocoons jumps straight onto your pet. If your pet’s fleas are gotten from outside – they are called hitch-hikers.
However, if fleas are coming from your home, then you have a home pest infestation, and that you have to call a pest control expert to perform a pest inspection, and complete a pest treatment at your property.
How Does Home Infestation happen?
Home Infestation can always take place if you don’t have the proper preventive maintenance to avoid it. The ‘hitch-hiker’ fleas your pets get outside might also develop into one if you don’t take the necessary actions to address it.
These hitch-hikers from external sources will survive on your pet, and sooner, they will start laying lots of eggs.
These eggs aren’t sticky and that they fall off your pet’s fur wherever it goes. These eggs will then hatch into tiny larvae and crawl deep into your carpets or floor mats, between floorboards, and under your furniture. These larvae will mature and will find a host (another pet) to feed on.
Signs of Flea and Tick Infestation
- Flea dirt
- Scratching pets
- Actual sight of fleas on your pet’s fur
Regularly check your pets for signs of infestation. What’s worse is that pets can also pass these parasites to humans, and may cause serious allergies and diseases.
As devoted pet owners, we can’t just let out pets suffer from these little critters. There are things that you can do at home to get rid of fleas. Here’s our to-do-list to help you out:
- Vacuum – Make sure to vacuum around the house, including furnishing, carpets, floor mats, and cracks in the floorboards. This practice can help you not just get rid of adult fleas, but as well as their eggs and larvae.
- Groom your pets regularly – Make it into a habit of having a regular grooming session with your pet. Groom them with a flea comb, and when bathing, use a flea and tick shampoo. Inspect for fleas and ticks on your pet’s fur and body.
- Observe pet’s behavior – If you see your pet scratching or biting its fur, talk to your vet for some anti-flea advice.
- Put on tick repellant collars – As additional protection for your beloved pets from fleas and ticks.
TPM Pest Treatments
Home Infestation can be hard to solve on your own. If you’re not able to get rid of fleas, call a best pest control service to ensure a complete pest removal.
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