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Effective Flea Control

June 13, 2016


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If you own a pet, you are aware that there are products to reduce the threat of flea-related issues. And, if you've had your pet for more than a year, you know that this protection isn't complete. Fleas are versatile and pernicious pests, but fighting these pests is actually even more complicated than you may think. Here's why.

Three Ways Fleas Get Into Your Home

  1. Pets. The first and most likely way fleas will get into your home is by hopping onto your pet. Once there, they will lay eggs that slide off your pet. These eggs can be found in a wide variety of places, but most often in bedding or carpets.

  2. Children. Fleas may prefer furry creatures, but they'll also jump on you or your children when you're out in the yard. Since children spend the most time outside, they are more likely to bring fleas in with them.

  3. Wildlife. If you don't have pets or children you may be perplexed as to why you have a flea infestation in your home, but fleas can ride their way into your home on tiny animals like mice, rats, and squirrels. Mice and rats can spread fleas throughout an entire home as they forage for food at night.

Effective Flea Control

Since fleas can get into a home by riding on wild animals, the only way to effectively control these blood-eating critters is to also control wild animals on your property. Here are some ways you can do this:

  • Make sure your trash cans are sealed and secure. Animals find food in these.

  • If you have a bird feeder, be aware that those seeds draw more than just birds.

  • A backyard garden is enticing to animals. Make sure your garden or yard is surrounded by a fence.

  • Animals come in for a drink as well. If you have standing water in your yard, wildlife will take advantage of it.

  • Make sure your exterior walls are sealed. Animals, especially rodents, will turn small holes into holes that are large enough for them to squeeze through.

At Action Pest Control, we make flea control a part of our residential pest control programs. Our technicians deploy advanced pest control measures and products in a way that addresses all target pest pressures present. This ensures total protection for your home and your family.

Fleas spread viruses and bacteria that can mean illness and disease for you and your family. Get complete control of these pests in your yard and in your home by getting complete control of all the pests on your property.

When fleas invade, it is time to take action and get Action. Action Pest Control.




 

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