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Pet owners need to be concerned about fleas because they can ruin the lives of their pets. Homeowners need to be ready for potential flea infestations. Fleas are dangerous to pets and humans since they can transmit dangerous diseases. In addition to this, they’re going to be a nuisance, and they’ll make it difficult for you to sleep comfortably at night.
Common Fleas In Charlotte
Remember that the type of flea you’re dealing with will impact how you should get rid of it. In our service area, we primarily deal with Cat Flea infestations. Adult cat fleas often reach an eighth of an inch in length. They’re very flat and will resemble the thinness of a credit card when looking at them from above. Their size guarantees that they’ll be able to slide through hair and grass easily. Despite being referred to as cat fleas, it is vital to realize that they’re going to impact a variety of animals, including raccoons, skunks, foxes, dogs, and cats. Although they can enter homes without pets, it doesn’t happen often.
More About Flea Bites
When left untreated, flea bites can lead to big problems, including pet hair loss and flea allergy dermatitis. In addition to this, flea-infested pets may experience severe blood loss, anemia, and death. Fleas can transmit tapeworms which may impact pets and humans.
Preventing Flea Infestations
Flea elimination is very difficult. Instead, it is easier for homeowners to prevent flea infestations in the first place. You can reduce the risks, but you won’t be able to prevent all fleas from entering your property. Once they’ve entered your home, getting rid of them may seem impossible. Instead, you should use the tips below to prevent fleas from approaching your home.
- When adopting a pet, make sure it doesn’t have fleas.
- Give your pets anti-parasite medication regularly.
- Your lawn needs to be mowed to a height of 3 inches or less to minimize humidity.
- Never feed wildlife that comes onto your property.
- Install a fence to keep wildlife away from your property.
- Install heavy-gauge wire to prevent wildlife from crawling under your deck or porch.
- Check your pet’s bed regularly.
- Give your pets a good bath often.
- Vacuum and clean up areas where your pet has rested.
You can’t fully stop fleas from impacting your life. Nevertheless, you can reduce the likelihood that you’re going to experience a major flea infestation. Besides using the tips provided above, you’ll also want to work with us. We offer high-quality pest removal services. Whether you’re dealing with fleas, rodents, or mice, you can count on us.
Contact our office immediately to schedule an appointment. One of our friendly exterminators can arrive at your home in 24 to 48 hours.
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