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What To Do About Fleas In Your Rockwall Home

September 15, 2022 - Fleas

When people are searching for a new home, one feature they might want is a spacious yard. It makes sense, as it can be utilized for recreation, relaxation, or storage. The problem is that insects and creatures can disrupt a barbecue, sun nap, or shed. Fleas are one species that causes a lot of issues. In the midst of biting and giving you red and itchy welts, you might also contract an illness. Pest control in Rockwall will deter these bugs and keep you from getting flea diseases.

Fleas are such busy nibblers because they need blood to thrive. They quickly reproduce in masses, so staying away from them is hard. Learn more about these insects and what's involved with managing them. Reaching out to A Better Earth Pest Control is the best way to get rid of fleas.

How To Tell If You're Dealing With A Flea Infestation

There's an active flea infestation on your property or inside your home if you notice these signs:  

  • Domestic animals scratching at themselves constantly
  • Persistently finding bumps on your skin 
  • Seeing flea waste near pet materials and carpeting 
  • Discovering flea eggs by foundation voids, pets, carpeting, and furniture

Fleas have tiny, compressed bodies that are 1/10 of an inch long. They don't have any wings. You may observe that their reddish-brown figures are particularly shiny. 

Fleas Are A Health Risk For Both People And Pets

Allergic reactions and skin inflammation are to be expected with flea bites. If you scratch your welts and inadvertently cut the surface, germs may enter the opening. Subsequently, secondary bacterial infections are possible. Anemia is common in the case of a persistent infestation. Fleas also instigate parasitic, bacterial illnesses, tapeworms, and typhus.

All The Ways Fleas Can Find Their Way Into Your Home 

Areas with thick grass and shrubbery are havens for fleas. The same can be said for shady, sandy, and wet locations. Examples are parks, hiking trails, ditches, and lake-sides. The insects will be under porches and rocks when it comes to yards. As you can imagine, bushes and organic debris will also be attractive to them. 

While you pass through, fleas will leap into the air with their hind legs and land on your clothes. With animals, they'll hang on to fur. This includes pests like rodents and squirrels. These bugs will essentially hitch a ride into your home. After a bit, they'll jump off and scamper to a conducive place. They can procreate and survive indoors. 

The Best Way To Eliminate A Flea Infestation In Your Home

Many homeowners try commercial insecticides and "do it yourself" DIY flea spray to tackle these bugs. Such products aren't a good use of money or effort. They usually aren't purposed for infestations, just mild complications. Further, they may be too chemically dangerous for humans, pets, or vegetation. You can prevent fleas in the first place by doing the following: 

  • Mow the lawn and clip greenery often. Remove organic debris. 
  • Use gravel for your property's perimeter rather than soil. 
  • Examine, brush, and clean your animal's hair regularly.   
  • Talk about year-round flea management for pets with a veterinarian. 
  • Before making a purchase, look over second-hand items, like clothing and furniture. 
  • Vacuum and wash carpeting frequently. 
  • Contact A Better Earth Pest Control if you have critters that fleas may have as a host.

Since independent avenues aren't sufficient for fleas, you should trust us at A Better Earth Pest Control. We have specialized industrial-grade pest control treatments for both interiors and exteriors. Our solutions will not pose a threat to living beings or plants. You'll have access to affordable plans too. Call us today for assistance!

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