Are you worried your pet has fleas? If your poor cat or dog seems to be scratching an awful lot, it’s very possible they have fleas hiding in their fur coat. Sadly, pets track these tiny creatures inside which makes them even harder to get rid of in the long run. There’s nothing worse than being worried that letting your pet inside will expose your family to fleas, because once you have a flea infestation, it’s extremely hard to get rid of on your own. Fox Pest Control wants you to have peace of mind knowing that your family and pets are safe from fleas.
You might already know for sure that you have a flea problem. But here are a couple of the most common signs of a flea infestation in Rockland County.
Since fleas are most likely to infest a pet, such as a dog or cat, the first sign is finding fleas in their fur. They usually look like little black dots on their skin and in the fur around their neck, around the tail, on their belly, and in their “armpits.”
Pets with a flea infestation in their fur may scratch excessively. Sometimes, pets scratch so much that they make themselves bleed.
In some cases, the fleas carry eggs from intestinal worms that end up inside your pet’s system when they bite themselves during scratching. This can lead to excessive salivation and little white flecks around your pet’s anus.
Though more unusually, you might see actual fleas jumping around inside the house, usually on carpet, couches, or other furniture.
Think you have a flea problem? Call Fox Pest Control for a free flea control quote.
Schedule same day service with one of our certified technicians.
Your technician will conduct a thorough inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized flea treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.
You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain flea free.
We come back regularly throughout the year to ensure the fleas don’t come back. If you see any flea activity between your regularly scheduled service, simply give us a call. We’ll come back for free!
Although fleas can be prevented by treating your pet regularly with veterinarian-approved treatments, fleas still can find their way onto your property. Once they’ve invaded your home, it’s incredibly frustrating to get rid of them. Frequent vacuuming can help a little, but ultimately, you’ll want to call Fox Pest Control to make your home safe and comfortable again.
Fleas can carry numerous diseases that can be transferred to humans, including:
Flea-borne (murine) Typhus
Fleas can cause many problems for pets, including:
Flea-allergy dermatitis (excessive, chronic itching)
Cat-scratch fever (cats can transfer this disease to humans by scratching)
“IGR” stands for “Insect Growth Regulator,” which acts like an insect hormone that stops fleas from growing properly. It’s one of many effective chemical flea control techniques.
Pets with fleas will scratch and bite themselves excessively, even to the point of bleeding. They may also salivate excessively.
Especially if your pet has long or thick fur, check them regularly for fleas. Places fleas are most likely to latch onto a dog or cat are around the ears, near the tail, along the underbelly, and in the “armpits”. Sift through their fur with a flea comb.
Adult fleas are about 1-2 millimeters long and might look like a dark speck.
Fleas can infest a sanitary hotel or cruise cabin just as easily as they can infest a dirty motel. Pest professionals often advise people to help control fleas in their homes by cleaning and vacuuming — not because the home is dirty, but because vacuuming helps keep the pests at bay.
Regular cleaning can get rid of flea eggs that have fallen on the ground, and could pick up flea larvae as well. If you know your pet has had a history of fleas, clean their bedding thoroughly and frequently.
After a flea hatches, it emerges as a worm called a larva (plural: larvae). The larvae wiggle around on the ground looking for skin particles and adult flea droppings.
With enough food (blood), an adult flea can live about two or three months on average.
Under normal circumstances, a flea only takes two weeks to go from egg to adult. However, depending on the conditions, flea pupae can live up to a year or more in a dormant state.
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– Anthony Falzone
Posted December 12th 2019
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– Tara Canaan
Posted December 1st 2019
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Posted December 8th 2019
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