Flea Control in Spring, TX
Fleas are the most prevalent parasite found on fur-bearing animals, such as dogs and cats.
There are an estimated 2,000 species of fleas worldwide, and more than 300 types are found in the United States. The cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis, is the most common domestic flea. Other kinds of fleas include dog fleas, human fleas and rat fleas.
What does a flea look like?
Fleas are small, wingless, flat insects with three pairs of legs. Adult fleas are about 1/8 of an inch long (1 to 3 mm). They are shiny and dark reddish-brown in color, with microscopic hair and biting mouthparts.
They can be very hard to spot because they move so fast along the animal’s body. Flea-combs and wetting an animal’s hair can help you grasp them for a visual inspection.
What do fleas eat?
Fleas feed on any warm-blooded body, including humans. However, they prefer to dine on hairy animals such as dogs, cats, rabbits, rats, mice, opossums, raccoons, and skunks.
Where do fleas live?
Once a flea hatches and becomes an adult, it uses its powerful legs to jump onto a host, where it likely remains at all times. While attached, the flea will feed, mate and lay eggs. The eggs often fall off of the host into the yard, bedding, carpeting or blankets.
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Are fleas dangerous?
Fleas not only cause discomfort from biting, but they are also vectors of the bubonic plague. While there are few cases reported today, this rare disease wiped out one-third of Europe in the 14th century.
Additionally, they can spread the bacterial disease murine typhus, which is transmitted to humans through infected rats. In pets, fleas serve as an intermediate host for tapeworms. The saliva of these biting pests is known to cause serious flea allergy dermatitis in dogs and cats.
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How can I prevent flea infestation?
There are a few tips that people should follow to prevent fleas from becoming an itchy nuisance.
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Maintain a clean home. Practicing good sanitation is key to avoiding an infestation. Vacuum carpets, floors and furniture frequently, and wash ben linens regularly, to remove any existing fleas and help prevent the laying of eggs. Since fleas can transport themselves on rodents, it’s important to eliminate any rodent harborage points by keeping the lawn properly landscaped. This includes mowing the lawn on a regular basis, replacing loose mortar and weather stripping around the basement foundation and windows, and removing all moisture sites around the property.
Check pets’ coats thoroughly for fleas, especially after spending time outdoors. Be aware of excessive scratching and licking. Bathe pets after walks or playtime with other animals. Wash pet bedding, collars and plush toys frequently. Speak to a veterinarian about flea prevention treatments.
How do I Get Rid of Fleas?
Fleas have the ability to reproduce quickly, which makes flea infestations very difficult to control. In fact, fleas can produce as many as 400 to 500 offspring in their lifetime. A veterinarian can recommend the best methods and products for treating fleas on your pet. However, if you discover fleas in your home, it’s important to contact Bio-Tech Pest Control a licensed pest professional to assist with flea control.
Controlling fleas is essential in keeping our furry friends safe and healthy. Fleas are one of the most common parasites out there; with over 2,000 species worldwide, including 300 found right here in the United States! The cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) is particularly pervasive – but don’t be fooled by their tiny size: adult fleas can measure as little as 1/8th inch long. They may look small, but they’re fast-moving pests that require a keen eye to spot them – try wetting your pet’s fur or using a special comb for visual inspection if you suspect infestation.
Fleas prefer dining on hairy animals such as dogs, cats, rabbits and more – even humans! Once they find their host of choice, the powerful-legged pests can easily jump onto them. Then these bloodsuckers will stay put while they feed off their meal’s warmth and energy. Flea eggs often fall off into carpets or blankets too – making it quite a challenge for homeowners trying to get rid of this unwanted guest!
What can I do to protect my pet from fleas?
Fleas aren’t just annoying – they can actually spread some pretty serious diseases and cause skin irritation in pets. To make sure you don’t have to deal with these pesky creatures, there are a few steps you should take: Vacuum regularly, keep pet bedding and living area clean, limit the contact between your animals and other wild or stray ones that might carry fleas, use anti-flea products on your pets (such as collars or topicals) – always check labels first! Taking preventative measures now will help ensure everyone stays healthy & comfortable this season – humans & furry friends alike!
It’s important to check your pet’s coat regularly for fleas, especially if they’ve been outside. Pay special attention if you notice excessive scratching and licking. To help prevent a future infestation, it may be wise to talk with a veterinarian about flea prevention treatments such as prescribed shampoos or oral medications. On the off chance that an infestation does occur in your home, calling Bio-Tech Pest Control is vital – our licensed technicians will provide expert assistance when dealing with pesky critters like fleas!
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