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Winning The Battle Against Fleas: Effective Control Strategies For Indianapolis Homes

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Often, when people see a pet scratching more frequently, the first thought is that maybe they have dry skin or need a bath. But when your family starts having the same problem, it soon becomes apparent that your house has a flea invasion. Fleas can be challenging pests to get rid of, and trying to control them can seem like an endless battle.

This article will help you learn more about fleas and explain the risks they pose to your family and pets. We’ll also provide effective tips to help prevent another infiltration of these troublesome pests. Read on to learn how to achieve successful flea control in your Indianapolis home with the pros from Action Pest Control.

Understanding Fleas: Identifying The Enemy

Fleas are parasitic pests that feed on the blood of people, pets, and wild animals. These insects are small, ranging between 1/12 to 1/6 of an inch long, dark brown to reddish-brown, and have a flat shape. Despite their small size, seeing them with the naked eye is possible, especially on pets if you comb through their fur.

Fleas in Indianapolis live only around 100 days and, in that time, can produce up to 2,000 offspring. To successfully eliminate these pests, you need a treatment that targets the entire flea life cycle. Contact us today at Action Pest Control to learn more about how our flea control services can help eradicate these insects from your home.

The Hidden Dangers Of Fleas: Understanding The Hazards

Most people know that flea bites can cause illnesses in pets, but these insects are also a health hazard for people. Fleas can transmit several diseases, including the following:

  • Murine typhus is transmitted through flea feces (flea dirt) and gets into bite wounds or your eyes, causing flu-like symptoms and rash.
  • Tungiasis is an itchy, painful condition caused by fleas burrowing into the skin and laying eggs.
  • Bartonellosis infects cats and spreads to humans from a cat scratch, causing fever and enlarged lymph nodes.
  • Tapeworm is a severe intestinal infection that spreads from accidentally swallowing a flea.

If you suspect fleas are in your home, the sooner you eliminate them, the safer everyone will be. Contact us today at Action Pest Control to learn more about our flea control services or to schedule an inspection.

Effective Flea Prevention: Tips For A Flea-Free Home

You can take several steps to ensure your home stays flea-free in the future. Here are some of our best flea prevention tips you can start using right away:

  • Regularly bathe and groom pets, keep dogs on a leash outdoors, and consult your veterinarian about year-round flea medication.
  • Vacuum frequently to stop fleas before they can lay eggs in the house, and empty the bag outside.
  • Regularly wash bedding, blankets, and pet beds.
  • Keep the grass short and remove excess vegetation to deter fleas.
  • Address any rodent or wildlife problems on your property. 

Action Pest Control offers effective flea treatments to get rid of these pests and prevent them from returning. Contact us today to learn more about our residential pest control services.

Getting Rid Of Fleas: Contact Us For Effective Control

The most effective way to win the battle against fleas is to team up with a professional home pest control company. Action Pest Control’s flea removal services will eradicate these dangerous pests, and our prevention services will ensure they don’t become a problem again. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule your free inspection and protect your family and pets from the risks of fleas.