Winning The Battle Against Fleas: An Effective Control Strategy For Your Longview Home

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Once fleas enter your home, eliminating them can become an ongoing battle. Fleas multiply quickly, with a female producing 20 to 50 eggs per day, equalling more than 2,000 in their short 100-day life span, which helps explain why most people can’t get rid of fleas without professional help. DIY products often eliminate the adults, but the eggs quickly hatch, and the problem returns.

This article will explain more about fleas, including how to identify them and understand the health hazards they bring to your family and pets. We’ll also provide tips Longview pest control companies suggest for preventing fleas in the future. Read on to learn the secret to total flea elimination with the experts at Pest-Pro.

Flea Identification: What Do They Look Like?

Fleas are tiny, dark brown or reddish brown insects measuring only 1/12 to 1/6 of an inch long. They have a flat shape, two antennae, and powerful hind legs that allow them to jump up to eight inches high. Fleas have backward-facing bristles that help them to travel swiftly through fur, hair, and feathers.

Because they are so small, it may be hard to glimpse a flea in Longview, but you can see them if you look closely, and people often catch sight of them when they are jumping. If you suspect fleas are in your home, whether you have seen one or not, it is a good idea to contact a local pest control company to inspect your home and eliminate them. Contact us at Pest-Pro to learn more about our flea control services or to request a free quote.

Health Hazards Of Fleas: Dangers To People And Pets

Fleas are parasitic insects that feed on the blood of their hosts. This host is often the family pet, but even people that don’t have pets can get fleas from wildlife visiting their property. Flea bites can potentially transmit several diseases to people and their pets, including:

  • Murine typhus
  • Tungiasis
  • Tularemia
  • Bartonellosis
  • Anemia and tapeworm in pets

Their saliva can also cause flea allergy dermatitis in your pets, and their debris can cause a similar reaction in people. The sooner you eliminate fleas from your house, the safer everyone will be. Contact Pest-Pro today to request a free quote or schedule an appointment to get rid of these troublesome pests.

Total Flea Elimination: Call The Pros Right Away!

The fastest and most effective way to get rid of fleas in the house is to team up with a professional pest control company. Pest-Pro’s technicians have the tools and knowledge to eradicate flea infestations quickly and efficiently. Contact us today to learn more about how we can eliminate fleas from your home or to request a free quote.

Preventing Fleas From Coming Back: Proactive Tips And Tricks

After we eliminate your infestation, it is time to ensure fleas will not be coming back. You can take steps inside the house and in the yard to reduce the chances of re-infestation. Here are some effective flea prevention tips and tricks:

  • Vacuum frequently.
  • Regularly bathe and groom pets.
  • Keep dogs on a leash outside.
  • Maintain your lawn.
  • Talk to your vet about year-round flea medication.
  • Address any rodent or wildlife issues on your property.

The best way to get rid of fleas and prevent them from returning is to work with the pros. Contact us today at Pest-Pro to learn more about how our home pest control services in Longview can help to keep your family, pets, and home free from these troublesome pests or to request a quote.