Flea Infestations

Jun 6, 2015 | Uncategorized

Fleas are one of the most annoying insects that humans come in contact with. These small insects love to feed on the blood of humans, cats, dogs and any other warm blooded animal that it can sink itself into. If you are a pet owner then you may have experienced seeing your cat or dog itch or scratch themselves uncontrollably, and giving you the thought that fleas have successfully latched onto your animal. Although some pet owners seem to not worry about their pet’s fleas, their tune soon changes. Once a human’s pet is no longer around, the fleas begin to search for a new food source and begin to bite humans. Fleas often bite humans around the waist, ankles, armpits, and in the bend of the elbows and the knees. Flea bites are extremely irritating, leave unsightly red marks and take a long time to go away.
 

Signs of Flea Infestations

Some signs that indicate a flea bite include hives, itching and even a rash. If you have discovered a rash, it may be the result of a flea bite. The rash that is caused by a flea bite often has small bumps, sometimes three bumps are together and these bumps often itch severely and bleed. Flea bites will usually turn white when they are pressed or pinched. While flea bites are most common in arm pits, behind knees or other skin folds, they have also been known to bite humans under breasts or even in the groin area. Fleas have also been known to bite around an existing sore or injury causing swelling and potential infection.
 

Ways Fleas Gain Access to Homes

Some home owners are puzzled when they discover fleas in their home and they do not own any pets. Fleas have many other avenues to gain entrance into your home other than domestic pets. Flea infestations are common when people have just moved into a home that was previously occupied by a family that did have pets. Fleas can also catch a ride on the back of household rodents like rats and mice or wild creatures like possums, raccoons and squirrels. If you have purchased a piece of furniture from a yard sale and brought it directly in to your home, you may have also brought in a family of fleas. There are many avenues for a flea to take to get access to your home and eventually you.
 

Professional Flea Control

Fleas have become a common household nuisance in households today, causing aggravation among homeowners and irritating bites for pets and humans alike. If you suspect that you may have a flea infestation in your home it is time to call in a professional. Bio-Tech Pest Control is skilled and experienced in dealing with flea infestations and removing them permanently from your home. Contact Bio-Tech Pest Control for prompt and effective flea management today.

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