Are Fleas Driving You Nuts This Summer?
July 6, 2018
The presence of many annoying pests increases during the summer months including mosquitoes, ticks, stinging insects, rodents, and especially fleas! In this blog, we are going to focus on the factors that lead to an increased flea presence during warmer months, the dangers they pose, some of the ways they get into your home, even if you aren’t a pet owner, and some prevention strategies to implement to help keep them out this flea season!
Why More Fleas in Summer?
The short answer as to why there are more fleas in the summer is that it’s just the natural life cycle of most pests to be hatched and active in the summer. Additionally, lots of pests are interdependent on one another to survive so it’s only natural that when one pest is active other pest activity increases as well.
What Dangers do Fleas Pose?
Fleas carry diseases like flea tapeworm and cat scratch disease and can transmit these infectious diseases to both humans and pets. Their bites are also itchy and excessive scratching can cause secondary infections as well as hair loss or bald spots on your pets.
Why Do I Have Fleas in my House?
Fleas most often enter homes by hitching a ride on your pets; however, even if you don’t have pets, you can still experience an indoor flea infestation. Rodents and other wildlife can carry fleas onto your property and into your home. Fleas can also jump and are able to enter your home through an open door or by attaching themselves to you or your clothing.
How Can I Prevent Fleas?
If you have pets, follow your veterinarian’s recommendations for flea collars and flea control. To avoid your pets bringing fleas into your home, brush them outside and always check them for fleas before letting them back into the house. A couple other flea prevention methods to implement this summer include: sealing up any cracks and other entry points that rodents and other pests could use to get inside your home and vacuuming frequently in order to catch any stray fleas before they breed and multiply inside. The best way to ensure that your home and property are free of fleas and other pests, however, is to implement a year-round pest control plan to help keep the presence of pests down on your property.
What If I Have A Flea Infestation?
If you have a flea infestation in your home, the best solution is to call the professionals at Adams Exterminating Company to treat the problem. Our professionals will arrive on time and will evaluate your home and your flea situation. We will also give you recommendations to follow both before an after our visit to help continue to keep fleas out of your home this summer. Contact us today to learn more!