Help! There Are Fleas In My Melissa Home
Fleas might be so tiny that you can barely see them, but it doesn't stop them from causing a lot of problems in your home. If you see even one flea in your house, there is a good chance that you already have a severe flea infestation. At EcoArmor Pest Defense, we understand the importance of eliminating a flea infestation quickly. Keep reading to learn how a high-quality Melissa pest control company can help you live a flea-free life.
How To Tell If You Have Fleas In Your Home
While fleas can be seen with the naked eye, their bodies are only about 1/12 inch long, making them difficult to notice when they are jumping across your floor. However, there are several signs that you can look for to determine if fleas have invaded your home. Some of the telltale signs of a flea infestation include:
- Seeing fleas: It is easier to see fleas if you have light-colored furniture or are wearing light-colored socks when walking around on your carpet.
- Itchy pets: If you notice your furry friends are scratching much more than usual, you should inspect their bodies for fleas.
- Missing fur: If the pet starts to scratch too much, it could develop bald patches in its fur.
- Seeing flea dirt: When you have a lot of fleas in your home, you may notice several flea droppings, also known as flea dirt, around your pet's bedding. The flea dirt is small and black and may look like someone sprinkled ground black pepper on the bedding.
Another sign to look for is flea bites. When a flea bites you, it will leave behind tiny, red bumps all over your skin that are severely itchy and irritating.
Why Having Fleas In Your Home Is A Health Risk
Having fleas around your home and property may be extremely annoying. However, a flea infestation can also put you and your pets at risk. Fleas can transmit a wide range of diseases if they bite you, including bartonellosis, tungiasis, and murine typhus. Some fleas may also be infected with tapeworms, which they can pass to you or your pet if the flea is accidentally swallowed.
All The Ways Fleas Find Their Way Into Our Homes
Fleas are sneaky creatures that are able to hop onto your clothing or an outside object and hitch a ride back to your home. While fleas can walk into your home on their own, most of the time, these external parasites usually make their way into your home by being unintentionally brought inside.
The most common way fleas come into your home is by hitching a ride under your pet's fur. Fleas like to hang out in areas with tall grass or thick shrubbery. If your pet happens into these areas, the flea will hop onto their bodies and come back inside with them. This is why it is important to keep flea and tick spray or medication on them when they are outdoors. You should also make sure to keep your lawn well-maintained.
The Best Way To Eliminate A Flea Infestation In Your Home
Fleas are small creatures that are difficult to get rid of on your own because they reproduce quickly and are hard to spot in your home. At EcoArmor Pest Defense, we take the guesswork out of home pest control. Give us a call today to see how we can quickly locate the fleas and eliminate them from your Melissa home for good.