It’s beginning to warm up again, and that means a brand new growing season. While spring may be a great time to watch your garden bloom and develop, though, it’s also the growing season for fleas. These little pests can bite your pets and even spread disease to you and your family. What can you do to prevent a flea problem? Take a look.
What Are Fleas?
Fleas are a small, black insect, typically just a small dot in your vision. Only the adults are visible to the naked eye- their larvae and eggs are too small to see. They’re red or brown in color, and have tiny flat bodies. They don’t have wings, but they can jump to a height of almost 8 inches. Fleas feed on the blood of other animals, so they are attracted to any warm-blooded animal. While your pet lizard might be safe from infestation, your dogs and cat certainly aren’t, and once they’re in your home, they’ll feed on you too.
Flea Prevention In Your Home
Fleas in home spaces are a problem. One of the easiest ways to prevent fleas is to keep your lawn short and clean. This gives them fewer places to hide, and creates less cool and dark places for them to grow. Sealing up your house and keeping your trash cans far away from any structures can prevent flea-carrying rodents from getting to you or your pets, and vacuuming frequently around your house helps keep the eggs out of your carpets. Even better, you should wash your pets regularly with flea shampoo. Additionally, be sure to visit with your vet on a regular basis to get flea control products.
Get Rid of Fleas
If you already have a flea problem, though, it’s time to call a professional pest control service like ScorpionTech for flea control help. These little pests can be difficult to deal with on their own, but with the services of a great team like ScorpionTech, you can ensure that both you and your pets are safe from harm. Calm, courteous service and the quickest response time in the area– that’s what makes ScorpionTech a brand you can trust.
Call us today for your flea-related or any pest infestations.