Waking up to find yourself covered in itchy, swollen bites often means you’re suffering a flea infestation. Hard to see and hard to control, fleas can make your home feel like a nightmare. In addition to being a nuisance, fleas can also spread harmful diseases.
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How Did My Flea Infestation Start?
Fleas are small, wingless insects that are able to jump long distances. They’re reddish brown and leave itchy bites that can easily become swollen and inflamed. If you have pets, they’re most often the culprit for a flea infestation. When dogs and cats are outside, fleas attach to them, then quickly spread throughout your home once they’re inside. Infestations have also been shown to start with rodents, raccoons, or feral cats that are invading your home or hiding away in your crawl space.
Pest Authority of Barnesville and Thomaston uses a comprehensive, long-term approach to control your flea infestation. After we’ve gotten rid of your current infestation, we’ll track and kill any larvae and pupae that may be hiding on your property. We’ll also give you tips to keep your pets free of fleas.
Tips on Preventing Flea Infestations:
- Make sure to regularly wash your bedding and your pets’ bedding.
- Regularly wash and groom your pets.
- Ask your vet about preventative flea treatments for your pets.
- Vacuum your home regularly, especially carpets and rugs.
You Might Have Fleas If:
- You notice your pets scratching or grooming themselves more than usual.
- Itchy, swollen, red marks are appearing on your body, particularly on your feet, ankles, and legs.
- You see something that looks like coarse, ground black pepper scattered around your home. This is known as “flea dirt,” which is actually adult flea feces that flea larvae often feed on in order to mature.
- You find small reddish-brown insects that jump when approached or touched.
Facts about Fleas:
- Fleas need to feed on animal or human blood in order to survive.
- Fleas are most attracted to cats, dogs, rabbits, and rodents.
- Flea bites and feces can transmit harmful diseases like flea-borne typhus, plague, bartonellosis (cat scratch disease), flea tapeworm, and tungiasis.
- Even if they don’t transmit diseases, flea bites still pose a secondary risk of bacterial infection if the flea-bitten skin is not kept clean and disinfected.