Some things are obvious. You don't have to put much thought into saying no when a vampire asks if he can spend the night at your house. But, while fleas suck blood, are more active at night, and could be killed by a stake to the heart, we let them into our homes all the time. Why? Because they aren't as obvious as those vampires and, to some extent, because vampires aren't real.
Here are three more things you should know about fleas.
How fleas use rodents
Fleas can spring an impressive distance, but they don't use this ability to jump their way into your house. They use it to hop onto furry creatures. Therefore, pest control measures that keep pests out of your home will have no effect on fleas, right? Actually, they do have an effect. If you have year-round pest service that monitors and controls mice, rats, and other rodents, you're going to increase your protection from a flea infestation. Fleas don't just come into your home on your pets.
How fleas use pet
If you have a pet, or several pets, getting tick and flea products through your veterinarian is a good idea. Those products work. But, they don't always work. Pets can still bring fleas in (past the pest protection on your exterior walls) and start an infestation in your home. That is why a lawn treatment is a crucial addition to an effective pest program. At Rottler, we offer a mosquito and tick service as part of our Signature Plus Program. This service also deals with fleas that are hiding in your lawn.
When fleas are most active
It is important to understand that there is no time like the present to start protecting your lawn. As it gets warmer and stays warmer, flea activity increases. As we near the middle of summer, flea infestations will peak. If you act now, you'll be able to stop them before they strike.
When it comes to obvious pest problems, like vampires, you probably don't need the help of a professional pest control company to find them in your home. But for pest problems that aren't so obvious, you can trust Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions. Our team of experts is educated in the habits and habitats of invasive pests, like fleas. We know how and why they enter homes, and the most advanced protocols needed to prevent and control infestations. Reach out to us before flea season reaches its peak, and learn more about our Signature Plus Program. Then, you can focus on enjoying your spring and summer, while we focus on those blood-eating pests.