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The Easiest Way To Eradicate A Flea Infestation In Lexington

flea in dog fur under microscope

Pest control in Lexington is not without its challenges, that's for sure. Our climate and landscape are perfect for all sorts of critters, many of which most homeowners would hate to have as houseguests!

Fleas are no strangers to that list of nuisance pests, and many homeowners are probably at least familiar with fleas and some of their risks. However, the true depth of fleas' risk to homeowners and their pets is not something the average resident may be familiar with. Today we're looking at some fast facts about fleas that any homeowner would do well to remember.

Why Do I Have Fleas In My Home?

If you're seeing fleas in your home or notice flea bites on people or pets, there are probably more lying in wait.

The reason fleas show up in the home varies, but generally speaking, they are creatures of opportunity. Fleas are usually brought indoors by our pets, who pick them outside, especially in grassy or wooded areas. Fleas will wait on vegetation or blades of grass until a suitable host walks by. Fleas in Lexington can also hitch a ride on clothing, linens, or anything transported indoors and outdoors frequently.

Fleas Are A Health Risk For Both People And Pets

Flea bites should be a cause for concern, but there's no reason to panic and abandon your home. These bite marks result from the fleas' feeding on blood, and fleas aren't too picky about where their meal comes from. They feed on both humans and pets, such as cats and dogs.

Not to be alarming, but fleas can also carry a number of diseases that we're far better off not being exposed to whatsoever. Fleas can carry harmful pathogens that are harmless to the fleas but can prove detrimental to humans and our pets.

Five Ways To Keep The Fleas Away

While it takes a professional solution to get rid of fleas, keeping them away depends on the homeowner. Here are some tips for keeping fleas away from your home:

  1. Vacuum carpets and wash pet bedding frequently.
  2. Keep your pets on flea medication year-round.
  3. Check your pets' skin and hair periodically for fleas or signs of bites.
  4. Keep your lawn well-maintained.
  5. Take steps to keep wildlife and rodents off your property.

People often ask us, "Does water kill fleas?" In an overt sense, yes. Fleas can drown, and sometimes placing containers of water will attract them to it, resulting in many of them dying off. However, this will not eliminate an infestation once it's taken hold.

Call The Pros To Eliminate The Fleas In Your Home Completely

People ask us about flea killers, traps, or tips on how to eradicate an infestation of fleas on their own. Unfortunately, it’s difficult for homeowners to achieve this on their own.

Fleas are tiny, which affords them tons of shelter and places to hide away from would-be hazards, and paired with their ready food supply and ability to replenish their numbers relatively quickly, fleas have all they need to evade everything a homeowner can throw at them. Don't hesitate to contact our professional home pest control team today for help.

Reach out to Action Pest Control today to schedule a free inspection and get started on identifying and eradicating an infestation of fleas, no matter how big or small. We're standing by and ready to help you reclaim your home once and for all. Your pets will thank you!