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Tips to Avoid Fleas This Summer

If you've ever had a flea infestation, you know that fleas can pop up quickly and that they are extremely hard to get under control. You also know that they can cause significant discomfort for a family. That is why it is best to not get fleas in the first place. Here are a few tips that will help you stay flea free this summer.

Flea Prevention

  • If you own a pet, make sure they have veterinarian-prescribed flea and tick prevention products.

  • Make sure you bathe and groom your pets on a regular basis. Routine flea treatments can make a big difference.

  • If you allow your pets to go outside, make sure it is in a pest-controlled environment where they are leashed or fenced in.

  • Make your yard resistant to fleas by making it less inviting to rodents and other furry wildlife. Keep your lawn trimmed neatly. Remove weeds. Keep exterior trash in sealed containers. And remove clutter that animals use as harborage or hiding spots.

  • If you notice evidence of wildlife or rodents in your yard or in your home, be sure to call a pest control company for assistance. Furry animals can introduce many parasites including fleas, ticks, mites, lice, and more. Exterior signs will be feces, holes in the ground, runways chewed in your grass, holes chewed in your exterior walls, trash cans overturned, or animals scurrying around. Interior signs will be droppings in the backs of your drawers and cabinets, urine stains or the smell of urine, gnawed wood, holes in food packaging, grease stains on baseboards, footprints in dust, noises in your walls, and more.

  • Have a professional pest control technician inspect your property and offer a flea reduction plan. Fewer fleas in your yard will result in fewer opportunities for fleas to get into your home.

When A Flea Infestation Appears

Sometimes, despite our best efforts, a flea infestation takes root anyway. If you see adult fleas in your home, be aware that there may be hundreds of eggs present, and those eggs only take 14 days to hatch. A professional can help you quickly arrest the issue and give you the information you need to make your home more resistant to future infestations.

If you are in our Missouri service area, give Rottler a call. Our team of educated and certified professionals knows how to control a wide range of invasive household pests. We'll walk you through all the steps, give your home the services it needs, and get you back to being free of fleas. And, if we don't get rid of those fleas, we'll give you your money back. You have nothing to lose but fleas! Schedule your service today.

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