Suffering from nasty flea bites on you or your pet? Fleas can be dangerous to have around your home as they feed on the blood of warm-blooded mammals and have the ability to transmit dangerous diseases that make you sick or possibly put you in the hospital.
When we think of fleas, we tend to think of dogs or cats that are suffering from flea bites. While this is true, they can also attack humans and pass blood transmitted diseases to you as well. While this is not all that common, it remains a possibility, so precautions need to be taken to ensure safety for your family and your pets.
When to Retain Flea Extermination Services
Sometimes a flea problem in your home is too much to handle on your own. At this point, you may want to consider hiring a professional pest control company to handle the problem directly and effectively.
Our services to attack the most intensive flea problems you’re having around your home. We offer chemical and organic treatments, which are a much more eco-friendly alternative that can be used around pets and children. Give us a call today with your pest problem and let’s solve this together and bring your home back to normal.
Our Flea Control
If you have a dog or a cat, then you’re well aware of the frustration of fleas. But our furry friends aren’t the only ones that can suffer from these pests. Fleas are attracted to any warm-blooded mammal, which includes humans as well as our pets. A flea infestation can be particularly annoying because it’s hard to see these tiny insects. That’s why it’s crucial to use the services of a professional extermination company.
We know exactly how to take care of your flea problem. We won’t just get rid of the fleas; we will go to the root of the source and make sure that it is properly taken care of so the fleas go away and stay away. We also pride ourselves in using safe and eco-friendly methods that will still effectively take care of the fleas but be safe for you, your pets, and your children.
What Are Fleas?
Fleas are very tiny wingless insects and are usually dark in color. Fleas are considered a parasite and must have a host to live and reproduce. They feed on the blood of warm-blooded mammals such as dogs, cats, rats, and humans and they must have host blood to reproduce. There are over 2000 different species, but the most common are dog and cat fleas.
Because fleas don’t have wings, they rely on jumping to get from host to host. They can jump vertically 7 inches and horizontally 13 inches, which makes them one of the best animal jumpers second only to frogs.
Their bodies are laterally compressed and have very tough bodies, which makes it very easy to move through the hair on an animal but also makes them very hard to kill. They also have a very short life cycle but can reproduce quickly if they have a source of blood to feed on.
Why You Need a Flea Exterminator
Fleas are more than just an annoyance; they can be painful and dangerous. When they bite a host, they cause an allergic reaction which produces a raised swollen area.
This bite will itch and can stay itchy for weeks after the initial bite. Flea bites can cause hair loss in animals as well as infection from scratching and in severe cases cause anemia from blood loss.
Fleas don’t only cause itchy bites; they can spread disease from host to host. There are a variety of diseases that fleas can transmit such as Bubonic plague and even tapeworm. They also leave a lot of mess from their waste and reproductive cycles. You could have eggs and larvae living in your furniture, bedding, carpets, and on your pets.
The good news is that you don’t have to live in a flea infested home, we can help you get rid of all of these pests safely and effectively. While other companies might use harsh chemicals to exterminate the fleas, we want to keep you and your loved ones safe while still giving you a clean and flea-free home.
Call us today, and we will assess your situation, come up with an extermination plan that will work for you and give you a free quote. Don’t live with the frustration that fleas can bring any longer, let us help you live more comfortably!