Wacky Pest Wednesday: The Flea
Hey there Tri-County Pest Control fans, and happy Wednesday! We’re back with another edition of Wacky Pest Wednesday, and today, we’re going to focus on a pest that is a common fear of pet owners: the flea.
Fleas are definitely a pest that we can all deal without in the world, thanks to their inherent parasitic nature. They are notorious for latching onto your pet, sucking blood and laying their eggs in both their fur and in your carpet, and can even latch on and bite you. Therefore, it’s extremely important that you keep an eye out for fleas, especially if you own pets, as they can cause an infestation like no other.
To spot a flea, look for something that could be construed as a speck (about 0.1 inches long), sporting a dark brown hue. These fellas don’t have wings, but rather powerful hind legs that allow them to jump up about 4 feet—over 100 times the size of their body! Thanks to their inherently flat body, it can be pretty difficult to crush them with a shoe, as they can squeeze to safety between the sole and the carpet.
One of the telltale signs of a flea infestation is seeing them crawling on your furry friend or to spot their red and black droppings. Both are probable signs of an infestation, and should be taken seriously. If found on your dog, run him over to the vet to discuss treatment options, and in the meantime give us a call to come treat the house. Fleas reproduce rapidly, which means that once you have a few fleas in the house, you may have a whole infestation on your hands if you don’t act quickly.
Save your time on those Internet DIY treatment options and let the professionals handle it. We guarantee you that with our expertise, we can have those fleas out in no time with no harm to you or your family; just in time for the holidays.
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