Have you noticed your pet dog or cat scratching his/her body uncontrollably? If yes, have you checked his/her fur for fleas? Flea infestation is a very common problem that affects pets. Fleas can enter your home through people, pets, as well as second hand carpets, etc. The problem with fleas is that once entered, they reproduce instantly, causing havoc in your home, especially for pet animals. For this reason, it is very important to conduct pest control fleas immediately.
Signs of flea infestation
The changed behaviour of your pet is the first sign of flea infestation in your home. If your pet is scratching his/her fur excessively, it would be best to get his/her fur checked for fleas. Look for reddened area on the skin as well as hairless patches. If you find both or any of these, it is likely that your pet is suffering from the problem of fleas. Take your pet to the vet who can suggest effective treatment to get rid of it. Nevertheless, the problem is not solved just by taking your pet to the vet. You may find only a few fleas on your pet's fur or you may only find the signs of flea infestation. Even if there are symptoms of flea attack on your pet's body, your home is also infested with fleas. Measuring 2.5 mm in length, these insects have six legs and can jump great distances. Moreover, the eggs and larvae feed on adult flea dirt, which contains undigested blood, which is the main food source for them to thrive. The flea dirt can be found on your pet's body, home carpets, lawns, etc.
Problems caused by fleas
The problems caused by fleas are not restricted to pets. On the other hand, even humans, especially little children can be affected with this problem. Just like pets, humans too suffer from scratching due to skin allergy. Severe infestation of fleas can give rise to problems like typhus, tapeworm and plague.
If you think your home has been intruded by fleas, you must take some steps to get rid of them. Clean your house with a vacuum cleaner, especially upholstered furniture, carpets as well as cracks on the floorboards. Once you have vacuumed the entire place, dispose the contents of the vacuum at a faraway place as the insects would be still alive. However, if you think that the do-it-yourself method has not worked, it would be best to call professional pest control services.
Pest-controller has been in the field for several years and knows the techniques of getting rid of these insects from one's home. Once we do pest control fleas in your home, we also provide you with the knowledge of preventing flea infestation. By choosing us, you can protect your house, your pets and yourself from the effects of fleas.