Pest Control

Eliminating a Common Complaint: Understanding Fleas and Contacting a Flea Control Professional

The flea may not be very big, but it can certainly strike fear into the heart of any pet owner. Once a single flea has been spotted, it is often a battle to entirely eliminate the pests from both pets and homes. This is because they are very hardy and very prolific breeders. Their small size enables them to hide easily and their amazing jumping skills make them expert escape artists.

Fleas come into homes on pets, but also on people, through window screens and small cracks and crevices around the home. Since they are not picky about what type of creature they feed off of, it is possible for a home to have an infestation even if animals are not kept inside. A flea can live up to 100 days without feeding and survive in both hot and cold temperatures. Even submerged in water for 12 hours or more, they will often revive once removed. This means that many pet-free families have become these little vampires’ victims by moving into houses or apartments that may have been empty of human residents for weeks, but have still been occupied by the pests.

A Flea Control Professional can come into a home and inspect for common signs of fleas. This is generally black specks left behind by the insect. They may also lay out a white towel or inspect their own pant legs following a walk around the residence to see if any insects have been picked up along the way.

It is often a good idea to arrange for a flea bath and flea treatment for your pets at the same time the house is being treated. This will prevent pets from re-infesting the home after your pest control service has left. In most instances, pets and people are required to leave for several hours while the home is treated, so this provides the perfect opportunity for a grooming appointment.

If you are in need of a Flea Control Professional contact AAA Exterminating. They have the means to eliminate these nasty pests as well as many others and can provide you with all of the information you need to help reduce your chances of another home invasion. Contact them to learn more or to schedule an appointment.

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