Fleas tend to flourish in warm, humid conditions. Although fleas remain active during cold weather, it takes longer for them to reach the final adult stage. In some instances, several months may pass before the larvae fully mature. Although adult fleas typically only live for a few days, they begin to breed almost immediately. Females can lay more than 40 eggs a day and hundreds over their lifetime and some fleas can live up to one year without feeding. Females must consume blood before laying their eggs. Because these insects can multiply in number so quickly, it’s important for you to contact Bug-A-Way Pest Control about flea pest control as soon as possible at 417.624.2999. The problem will no go away on its own and will only get worse.
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Fleas are wingless pests who have an incredible jumping ability, which is made possible by their extremely powerful back legs. They can easily hop onto a pet’s fur while lying in the grass. Once the animal comes back indoors, this is just the beginning of your troubles. After fleas drop off pets, they can lay eggs in other areas of the home. Your carpet, bedding, and furniture can all become a breeding ground.
Measuring out at roughly two millimeters long, fleas are among the tiniest pests you’ll encounter. However, they are no less troublesome. These blood-sucking parasites love to feast on dogs and cats, thus causing family pets a life of misery. Humans are on the menu as well. Not only do fleas carry bacteria that can cause sickness, but they are also known for triggering allergic reactions.
Mow Your Lawn Regularly
Fleas love to hide out in tall grass. This means you need to develop a habit of regularly mowing your lawn.
Bathe and Brush Your Family Pets
If you have any pets at home, be sure to bathe and brush them on a regular basis, and have your pet on flea and tick control medicine all year long. A good flea and tick shampoo can kill these insects on contact.
If you want to keep away fleas, make housekeeping a top priority. Vacuuming and steam cleaning your carpet can make a big difference. It’s also advisable to wash your bedding in hot water every week.
Have Your Yard Professionally Treated
To give your household an extra degree of protection, seek professional help with flea control from Bug-A-Way Pest Control, The 4-State’s flea elimination experts with four decades of pest control experience.
How to Know If You Have Pests In Your Home
If your cat or dog begins to scratch a lot, this is an obvious sign you need to check for fleas. You may also notice small particles that resemble salt and pepper on your pet’s bedding, which are likely flea eggs. Also, flea like biting you so check your skin for flea bites.
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