There could be fleas on your property, and you may not even realize that they are there until you wake up one morning itchy and covered in swollen bites. Flea infestations are more than just a nuisance, but often undetectable. They are difficult to see, control, and they are able to spread very harmful diseases.
Pest Authority of Chattanooga has the perfect solution. Barrier 360 is a treatment that stops flea infestations at the door before they can even enter your home. Barrier 360 creates a flea-proof barrier around your home that stops them in their tracks. No Contracts. No Commitments. No Fleas. Guaranteed.
How Did My Flea Infestation Start?
Fleas are small, reddish-brown, wingless insects that can jump long distances. These insects usually will leave itchy bites that are easily irritated and often become swollen and inflamed. Infestations usually start with household pets. Pets that play outside are often susceptible to fleas because they attach easily. Then your pet comes back inside and brings the fleas with them, and they spread to the rest of your home. Sometimes these infestations begin with rodents, raccoons, or feral cats that may have invaded your home or live under your home in small crawl spaces.
Pest Authority has a process for riding your home of these pests. Because of their size and persistence, fleas need to be treated in a long-term manner. We start by eliminating the current infestation, and then we track and kill the larvae and pupae that could be hiding on your property. We also will provide you with tips and tricks to help you treat your animals and prevent further infestations.
Tips on Preventing Flea Infestations:
- Wash your bedding and your pets’ bedding regularly.
- Consistently wash and groom your pets by either taking them to the professional groomer or grooming them yourself.
- Ask your Vet about preventative flea treatments for your pets.
- Vacuum your home often, especially carpets and rugs.
You Might Have Fleas If:
- Your pets are scratching or grooming themselves more than usual.
- Itchy, swollen, red marks are appearing on your body, especially your feet, ankles, and legs.
- You see any “flea dirt” around your home. This is adult flea feces, and it looks like coarse, ground black pepper.
- You find small, reddish-brown insects that jump when approached or touched.
Facts about Fleas:
- Fleas feed on animal and human blood.
- 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.
- Flea bites pose a risk of infection if the skin is not kept clean and disinfected after being bitten by fleas.