Flea problems are commonly associated with our furry dog and cat friends but did you know that not only families with pets are at risk of such pests infesting their homes? Homeowners with and without pets in St. Louis and Mid Missouri should be on the lookout for fleas now that the weather is beginning to warm up. By learning how to prevent fleas and also methods to avoid them, you will not have to worry as much about this season’s forecast for the early arrival of warm weather pests.
Cat fleas are commonly found in homes around Mid Missouri and not only do they cause serious discomfort from bites but they also can transmit diseases. Adult fleas are only about 1/8 of an inch in size and their bodies are flattened side to side. These pests can jump about 6 inches high which means they are not just able to hop on your pets you and your family members are just as likely to carry a flea inside. The biggest problem is that they breed quickly and before you know it, one flea can turn into a major infestation. In order to avoid fleas and prevent them from attacking your pets and your family, follow these suggestions:
Treat your pets now for fleas with a high quality flea treatment from the vets office
Vacuum your home regularly, especially homes with carpeting where fleas can burrow
Thoroughly clean the areas where your pets come into contact with most
Don’t forget to clean and vacuum the obvious and less obvious places such as upholstered furniture, curtains, car upholstery, and pet carriers too!
If your home becomes infested, contact your St. Louis pest control company right away as fleas can be a miserable pest challenge
For anyone suffering with fleas in St. Louis or surrounding areas, contact Rottler today! With effective home pest control services, we can help you get rid of fleas on your property. Even as the experts predict higher levels of these insects this year, there is no need to suffer as long as you have the trusted services from Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions.
This blog was originally published on April 30, 2012 but has been updated to reflect the most recent information to help homeowners battle frustrating flea infestations!